Dublin • The Blind Pig

  When you think of Dublin you think more of rowdy pubs spilling their beer-swilling customers onto the cobbles than you do secret drinking dens. However, The Blind Pig is a speakeasy tucked away underneath an Italian restaurant in central Dublin and is a far cry from the bursting-at-the-seams pubs found in Temple Bar. The…

Havana, Cuba • The Secret Party Garden

This tip comes from Greg Buzulencia at ViaHero. Buda Bar, outside of the tourist-laden Habana Vieja, is a meditation center by day and a bumping party by night. Go after 10PM from Friday to Sunday to hear anything but reggaeton, play domino, or get your future told by an Osho card reader underneath the trees. Ask…

Santa Clara, Cuba • Come for Che, Stay for a Cristal

Santa Clara is Cuba’s 5th largest city but other than the mausoleum of Che Guevara there really isn’t much else to see and do, I was there for less than 24 hours and that was more than enough time. It lacks the charm of Havana and has very little by way of tourist attractions and…

Portland, Maine • A Dance Floor You’ve Never Seen Before

“That place is a hidden gem. It’s definitely a local hangout. You won’t find another bar like it.”  That’s what a friend told us after we spent the night at Bubba’s Sulky Lounge in Portland, Maine.  Voted one of the best dive bars in America, Bubba’s is like nothing you’ve ever seen. If the light…

York, England – 36 Gins and the World’s Strongest Ale

So we’ve written a Tip about where to eat in York. We’ve written a Tip about where to sleep in York. We’ve even written a tip about where to enjoy coffee and cake, you guessed it, in York. But wait, there’s something missing… After you’ve spent the day exploring this Yorkshire gem, you’re going to…

Rose Goes South • Bogotá, Beers and Altitude…

Nobody told me this city comes with serious altitude. Luckily, I´m not one to suffer from sickness, but even the strongest of stomaches turns on 6 hours sleep and the prospect of heading up to the Cerra de Monseratte at a mere 3.152 m above sea level and a cool vertial cable car to reach the top…

Galway – The Key Street is Quay Street

Sit down and watch the world go by… or stand up and dance all night. Whatever your style, Quay Street is the place to sit, stand, dance, eat, drink and socialize like a true Irishman in Galway. With enough Irish pubs to feed and water the 5000, this destination is sure to provide you with…