Parma, Italy • For Food Lovers!

Parma is one of the  most famous cities for food production. Since 2002 it has been home to EFSA headquarters and it claims the invention of some of the most exported products around the world, such as Parmigiano Reggiano or Prosciutto di Parma (typical ham of Parma). It is also famous for Lambrusco, the popular sparkling red…

Hội An, Vietnam • Old Town of Character, Charm and History

I came to Hội An after a quick stop over in Hue. It is pretty easy to catch an open-tour bus (they run all day, once every hour). It took me about 4 hours and cost 10$AUD. The centre of this lovely destination is very small and pedestrianized, so you will find yourself walking around most…

Banguio, Philippines • Bury Your Bad Mood

If you feel bad, negative, or gloomy, this is the time to take a stroll into the Cemetery of Negativism (or Lost Cemetery), in Banguio, Philippines. It is situated at Camp John Hay.  Established by the base’s command general John Hightower in the 1980’s, it is a place where negative thoughts are buried, together with bad…

Metelkova, Slovenia • Ljubljana’s Most Original ‘Hood

This tip comes from our Italian Explorer Alessio Amato Metelkova is a self-declared “autonomous cultural zone” located in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, a small European country born in 1991 after Yugoslavia collapsed.  It used to be the Slovenian headquarters of the Yugoslav National Army. The area consists of seven buildings. Inside, you may find several clubs…

Cebu, Philippines – The Sleepy Little Town of Moalboal

Comprised of over 7,000 islands, the Philippines are a tropical paradise. Every island seems to have its own identity and offers something to each traveler. Friendly locals, beautiful beaches, and volcano treks are just a few things that draw people to the Philippines. But as you will quickly find out, there is so much to…

Faroe Islands – A Northern Paradise

The Faroe Islands are a unbelievable and uncontaminated world, well known by bird-watching lovers, but hidden to the rest of the population. There are 18 islands, separated by narrow sounds or fjords. Although they are really close to one another, these islands offer a large variety of traditions, landscapes, culture, and sights. The Faroe Islands are divided…

San Sebastián, Spain – Basque in 2016’s European Capital for Culture

This Tip is provided by English Explorer, Matt Mills There are few coastal cities that I’ve visited which are able to contend with the un-spoilt beauty of San Sebastián, Northern Spain and its Bay of La Concha (the shell). The turquoise water is sometimes calm and motionless, as if frozen, but within minutes the waves…

Inle Lake, Myanmar – The Art of Fishing

Inle Lake deserves more than one single day’s visit. The best way to reach it is to take a bus (from Mandaly, or Yangon) to Nyaungshwe, the main access point to Inle Lake. To organize a boat tour around the lake, go to the Harbour and look for some locals. Bargain the price and arrange with them the…

Midigama, Sri Lanka – Face Your Fears at the Snake Farm

Sri Lanka may seem like a small island rather than it’s own country, but this place has much more to offer than one could possibly imagine. From the surfing beach scene, national parks, the Hill Country, ancient cities, and isolated north, there is more to do and see in this country than one trip will…

La Paz, Bolivia – Flea Market Fun

This Tip is provided by our British Explorer, Alex Taylor. One of La Paz’ highlights is the Flea Market. A brilliant place to go on either Thursday or Sunday every week. Firstly, to get up to the flea market you must take a taxi (depending on where you are in the city) to the red…

Chiloè Island, Chile – Stroll with Ancient Souls

Chiloè Island is located on Southern Chile, but its residents, the Chiloti, don’t like to be compared to the rest of the country. They are proud and a bit grouchy, and they will reveal their popular wisdom to those who want to know more about their stories and culture. One of the beloved localities is Muelle…