Canary Islands • Hiking a Volcanic Peak in Tenerife

If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, and you don’t mind your shoes turning pink, why not hike to the top of this volcanic peak, planted right on the southern coast of Tenerife? Montaña Roja is only 171 meters tall, however, I won’t lie – this hike is a workout. It’s quite steep and trickier than it looks. Be prepared…

Reykjadalur Valley, Iceland • Hike to the Hot Springs

This tip comes from our Boston based Explorer Paige Sullivan. Located 45 minutes from Reykjavik, this natural hot springs is a must! If you drive to the town of Hveragerði and hike about a mile through the Reykjadalur valley, you are rewarded with beautiful views and the bubbly, steamy, natural hot springs. Reykjadalur directly translates…

Lombok, Indonesia • Climbing Rinjani

At 3,726m, Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia and it dominates the landscape of the relatively small island of Lombok. This is a very active volcano. There was a spate of activity from 1994 to 1995 which resulted in the further growth of the crater cone of Gunung Baru, since then renamed Gunung…

Glen Nevis, Scotland • Easy Access to Another World

Glen Nevis is the neighbouring glen to Ben Nevis, Scotland‘s highest mountain. Or translated into more easily understood language, it is the river valley that sits below the mountain. And it is so beautiful and other-worldly that it amazes even the most experienced and well-travelled walkers. To get there, you drive north from the town…

Aspen, Colorado – Getting Back to Nature

This Tip was provided by Northern Irish Explorer, Sinead Corr. If you’ve started feeling fenced in and stressed out by the unrelenting pace of city life then Aspen is the perfect escape. Tucked away in the Rocky Mountains this quintessential American Ski town has become famous for its popularity with the rich and famous, as…

Sedona, Arizona – The Devil You Don’t Know…Yet

Many people have written about hiking Devils Bridge, and for good reason. Sedona’s largest natural sandstone arch is absolutely breathtaking! Now that I’ve done it myself though, I can say I politely disagree with many of the assessments I read before going. Everyone is right about one thing, you cannot easily drive your car down…

Rio de Janeiro – Stay in a Favela to Hike at Sunrise

Río is understandably a highlight destination for many that travel to Brazil. With such a popular destination, it’s easy to miss out on the authentic lifestyle of many Brazilians living here. But that is changing quickly. While visiting a favela in Rio is nothing new, guesthouses are starting to offer accommodation for those interested in the…

Colorado – Hike up to Hanging Lake

If you find yourself in Colorado outside of ski season, you can still enjoy the mountains.  In the absence of snow, choose to climb up them rather than slide down them. You’ll find one of the most beautiful hikes up to Hanging Lake in Glenwood Springs, Colorado (off of Interstate-70). First and foremost, GET THERE EARLY…

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro – Take a Stroll to the Wonder

This Tip has been suggested by our Italian Explorer: Giulia Furlani Everybody knows that Christ the Redeemer is the symbol of Rio de Janeiro. No surprise, then, if you pop to the city and catch the train bringing you to Corcovado Mountain, you can enjoy this major work, which has been included in the Seven Wonders of the World…

Praia do Sonho, Brazil – A Dream Come True

This Tip comes from our Italian Explorer: Noemi Russo If you travel to the state of Rio de Janeiro, you can’t miss a visit to Praia do Sonho, in the protected environmental area of Cairussú, not far from the city of Paraty. As the name Dream Beach suggests, the place is a dream come true. Hidden behind…

Sicily – Mt. Etna on a Budget

So you like volcanoes as we do at Tiplr. You’ve come to Sicily to admire this natural beauty and you may be wondering about day trips to Mount Etna starting at 50 EUR. Luckily we can recommend a bus ride from the big circular bus stop in front of Catania train station that doesn’t cost…