Portland, Maine • A Dance Floor You’ve Never Seen Before

“That place is a hidden gem. It’s definitely a local hangout. You won’t find another bar like it.”  That’s what a friend told us after we spent the night at Bubba’s Sulky Lounge in Portland, Maine.  Voted one of the best dive bars in America, Bubba’s is like nothing you’ve ever seen. If the light…

Bogotá, Colombia • Traditional. Affordable. Delicious.

If you are looking for a place to try traditional Colombian cuisine, look no further than La Puerta Falsa in Bogota. The restaurant has been frequented by Bogotanos since 1816 and is hidden on a street near the Plaza de Bolivar. You most likely won’t be able to find a table when you walk in…

Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine – A Fairytale Castle

This tip comes from our Italian Explorer Alessio Amato. Kamianets-Podilskyi is a medieval city located in the west of Ukraine. Its architecture, especially the Old Town, is heavily influenced by its past, since the city was a part of the Polish Kingdom and the Soviet Union. The historical presence of Jews and Armenians have also contributed to…

Naples, Italy – La Vera Pizza

‘La Vera Pizza’ is an Italian phrase meaning real,true pizza! It describes pizza made only in Naples. In 1906, in Via Cesare Sersale 1, Naples, in the Rione Berlingieri area, the Antica Pizzeria da Michele, what will become pizza’s sacred temple, is born. The space has not changed, tables are in marble, with simple chairs, without…

Koh Rong, Cambodia – On This Island, We Don’t Need Roads

Sihanoukville( ក្រុងព្រះសីហនុ ), also known as Kampong Som , or Kampong Saom , is a port city in southern Cambodia, overlooking the Gulf of Siam . The city was founded in 1964 and soon became the most important seaport of Cambodia and this place is perfect if you are looking for relaxation and quiet. When…

Montreal – The Strip Without The Club

This tip comes from our Canadian Explorer: Kathleen Novelia Montreal is known for the strip clubs, but there’s something else that’s even better, burlesque shows. Tucked on the second floor on St-Laurent, across the street from Schwartz smoked meat is The Wiggle Room. A very small, intimate setting where local artists go for its Wednesday variety…

South Africa – Off the Beaten Path on the Panorama Route

Most people think of a few things when they think of South Africa: safari, cage diving with sharks, and wine. You probably picture flat plains with sporadic rock structures (i.e. The Lion King). What you may not know know about South Africa is how much diversity exists in the country’s landscape. Case in point: the Panorama Route. This 285 kilometer drive is a beautiful…

Queens, New York City – Take a Break

Head to Astoria and take a break at Break Bar and Billiards. With a happy hour deal of $3 beer and free pool before 9PM (6PM on weekends), it’s no wonder this spot is so popular amongst the locals. Try a hand at shuffleboard, shoot some [miniature] hoops, or challenge new friends to games like…

Vietnam – Homestays in the Sapa Rice Terraces

Vietnam is full of attractions, especially in the North. Here you can find one of the most amazing spots: Sapa, a city located to the Northwest of the country, not too far away from the China border. In Sapa there are some of the biggest rice terraces in Vietnam, but this area is also known  for…

Zürich, Switzerland – Gratis

Zürich is one of the most livable cities, offers the highest salaries and arguably has the most fountains, but it is also the most expensive city. This shouldn’t keep you away as there are ways to save big bucks in this pretty and medieval town. First of all there is a fantastic public transport system where…

Buenos Aires – The Latino Sandwich Secret

This Tip has been suggested by our South America based Explorer: Katharine Biggs Known for its European vibes, it’s easy to get lost in the charm of Buenos Aires. If you’re like me and most travellers, and find yourself here on a tight budget then you should definitely head to Latino Sandwich, a small but…

Itaparica, Brazil – Oasis For Smart Travelers

This tip is from our Brazilian explorer: Giulia Furlani. Itaparica is the largest maritime island in Brazil but it is not very well known, especially amongst tourists. It is located in the Todos os Santos Bay, about 10 km from the city of Salvador, and it is easily reachable thanks to an efficient ferry-boat service. It runs from 5:30am to 6:30pm, leaving every half…