Madrid, Spain • A Secret Beach…That’s Underground

Who said that Spain’s capital doesn’t have a beach? Café by day, restaurant by night, Ojalá  (“Hopefully” in Spanish) is here to prove us all wrong. Located in Malasaña, Madrid’s coolest district, this popular joint attracts hipsters, students and young city dwellers looking for the sand that the city can’t offer them anywhere else in…

Europe • Brexit: A Holiday-Makers Guide

So you were about to book your summer holiday and then came the referendum? Or perhaps you took advantage of RyanAir’s Sale, which urged all those on the airline’s mailing list to vote ‘remain’ to keep our beloved low-cost airlines well, low cost! Either way, what happens next is the question on everyones lips. Whether…

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…

Vico Equense, Italy – Do You Know Where Caprese Salad Comes From?

Vico Equense is located on the Gulf of Naples, but it isn’t as famous as Naples or Sorrento. If you plan to pop into these localities you absolutely can’t miss Vico Equense if you are a smart traveller. Want to know why? The village is really beautiful, with a cozy little centre and a magnificent cathedral…

Grimentz, Switzerland – A Must-See Show in The Mountains

To all those in the mountains this winter: It is no secret that watching the sun rise and set is both a beautiful and humbling experience, yet few people actually bother getting out of bed or pausing in the evening to admire them. One of my biggest Tips would be to make that effort, especially…

Mt. Ararat, Armenia – Run For The Hills

Yerevan, capital city of Armenia, probably not on your bucket-list, right? But countries bordering Europe and Asia have always been of a curiosity to me. How does continental and Asian culture fuse together in these parts? Is it really as bizarre and baron as the Eastern-European stereotype suggests? Do people actually arrive as tourists here?…

Florence – Hotel Bretagna Brilliance

Ok let’s get this straight… Hotel Bretagna isn’t very British at all. Hotel Bretagna should instead be called Hotel Firenze or Italia because it is at the epitome of Italian everything! Delicately charming and subtly luxurious in it’s own way, the classic decoration and continental vibe that oozes from this bolthole on the banks of…

Nordkapp, Norway – Chase The Sun

Can’t sleep? No problem. Just head to the Northern Cape (Nordkapp) in Norway and you won’t need to. Nocturnal travellers can enjoy 24 hours of sunlight 76 days of the year at this northernly point, experiencing a rare phenomenon referred to aptly by onlookers as ‘The Midnight Sun.’ One of the most popular places to…

Dublin – Easter Rising!

The Easter Rising Commemoration has been eagerly anticipated by the public and most of Ireland as the country awaits celebration plans for the centenary of the event that took place in 1916. For those unaware, the anniversary marks 100 years since Irish Nationalists claimed the establishment of Ireland as a Republic, and fought against British…

The Aran Islands – Cozy Fashion Fit For a Fisherman

Ladies (and gents who enjoy a good shopping trip) this Tip’s for you! Let’s face it, we all love to indulge in treating ourselves from time to time, and what better way to do it than on one of the world’s most naturally beautiful islands, buying one of the regions finest and most famed for…

Moscow – Secret Celebrations at Lucky Noodles

Originating in the 1920’s Prohibition Era in the United States, the ‘Speak-Easy’ is quickly becoming the coolest new bar trend all around the world with secret establishments popping up in every major city: you just might not have heard about them yet, and that’s exactly the point of attraction! No need to spend your New Years…

Moscow – Bring in the New Year at Tverskaya Ulitsa

Any major city comes with a major street. As bizarre as it sounds to rate a road as a must-see tourist attraction, it’s safe to say that nobody visits Paris and doesn’t take a walk down the Champs Elysees or on a trip to London doesn’t hit Oxford Street for some shopping. These landmarks provide a perfect…