Tuk Tuk • The Only Way to Travel in India

This tip comes from Boston based Explorer Bonnie Marko. Traffic in India is organized chaos. Cars, trucks, people, and cows all weaving down streets with no discernible lanes. Horns blaring at every turn to announce their presence to each other. Holding its own in this throng, with a pop of yellow and a blast of…

Cecima, Italy • A Farm on Top of the Hill

When we first arrived to this place, a bunch of people were paragliding down the beautiful Piedmontese hills;like eagles flying in the skies, it all looked very peaceful. The farm is on top of a hill, and right next to an observatory. Later on, I learned from a good friend that the place is well…

New York City – True Sicilian Is Hard to Find

You may know what Italian food is in general, but a select few can actually point a finger on what Sicilian cuisine stands for. Having visited Sicily last December, I can give you a quick rundown of what you are looking for: culturally diverse, passionate, fresh, abundant, and rich food. Think of Sicily’s soils, one…

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…

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…

Finale Ligure, Italy – Blissful Fish on the Coast

Hidden down a little alley off the main streets in Finale Ligure is Sapore di Mare, a traditional, family owned, Italian seafood restaurant. Sitting opposite the fish shop owned by the same family, the restaurant’s menu is handwritten, changed everyday according to the day’s catch. You can speak to the chef who will personally recommend…

Italy – Como’s Hidden Gem

If you find yourself in the Como Lake area, you will not have trouble eating well. But if you are like us and want to feel at home eating authentic regional Lombardy food, you will have to stop by Patrizia & Massimo. The Car to Farm team arrived on a sunny weekend in July, hungry…

Italy • Car to Farm

Exploring Food from the Italian Countryside By: Tara Turner Tiplr’s goal is to create a community of smart, passionate travelers who, by sharing their tips and experiences, will travel in a more unique way by finding things off of the beaten path. This interview is the beginning of a series where we get a deeper…

Tangier, Morocco – Get Lost & Then Found By a Local

See things and smell things you have never imagined, immerse your self in the souk (market). Take it all in. Getting lost is one of the best experiences in Tangier and you’ll find that surprises await you around every corner. In the souk, you can buy spices, traditional Moroccan slippers, or brass or ceramic goods to…

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 – Local Food on the Beach

If you’re visiting Aruba, you’re most likely staying in one of the two major hotel areas, and while the hotels all have great restaurants and delicious cuisine, my tip for you is to indulge in the local flavors a bit off the beaten path. Of all of the food we indulged in on the island, our…

Florence – Organic Fantasy Cuisine!

Florence, Italy. The Capital of Italian Language, where Dante and the best exponents of Italian Poetry were born and have sketched the tracks of an immortal culture. One of the best cities for art and food, laid down on the Chianti wine region. In the San Frediano area, away from the main touristic corners of the city,…