Havana, Cuba • Casa Pablo y Lidia

Accommodation while travelling around Cuba is definitely a unique experience, as I’ve mentioned in previous tips, hostels don’t really exist and the hotels are a bit pricey, so casa particulars are the only real option for travellers. Yes, it’s slightly awkward at first when you realise you are staying in someone’s spare room but that…

Koh Chang, Thailand • Bedrooms at Bo’s

The Thai Islands can be an intense experience whether its partying on Koh Phi Phi or diving all day on Koh Tao. If you want a slightly more undiscovered and more relaxed encounter though, Tiplr recommend you head to Koh Chang, which perfectly located for onward travel into Cambodia. On Koh Chang we stayed in…

Koh Rong Samloen, Cambodia • A Peaceful Getaway Destination

Koh Rong Samloem is an island 18 km off the coast of Cambodia. The closest port is Sihanoukiville and the island can be reached from this port in about 45 minutes. Currently many tour operators offer trips to the island. I took the company called Koh Rong Island Travel, which runs twice daily from and…

Rose Goes South • Ometepe, Ome-Sweaty!

Ometepe is a difficult one for a traveller like me. I often find it hard to choose between roughing it and flashpacking, whilst all the time wanting to get the most authentic experience of a place that is physically possible. After spending 5 luxurious days by the Australian owned pool at Casa Del Olas in…

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…

Good Friday in Bermuda – Go Fly a Kite

Easter in the Western world usually involves going to church, hunting for eggs and being visited by a large bunny (as least when you’re a kid), but traditions vary all around the world. In Bermuda, Good Friday is celebrated in a way that certainly appeals to this writer. This holy day is spent flying kites,…

Aruba – Navigating One Happy Island

Friendly. Warm. Relaxing. Desolate. Rocky. Unpaved. Alien. All ways to describe the amazing island that is reputed to be the happiest in all the Caribbean. All things you should keep in mind when traveling here. Here are a few key tips that will make getting around Aruba much easier: Don’t trust Google Maps! Many things…

Aruba – Save The Donkeys!

Every animal lover has visited their fair share of animal rescues, but I’d bet money that you’ve never been to a Donkey Sanctuary before! First off, make sure you spend a day driving around Aruba’s east coast. Not far from the entrance to Arikok National Park, off of a dirt road (which starts off fairly…

Fiji – Luxury in Leleuvia

Imagine the most picturesque destination  you can possibly dream of. Imagine yourself at your most relaxed and serene. Imagine snorkelling through crystal waters towards warm golden sands. Imagine the ultimate in hidden luxury. The brightest beaches. The most indulgent seafood. Accommodation fit for a King… The Maldives or Seychelles probably come to mind, but at…