Kandy, Sri Lanka – An Eclectic Gem Hidden in the Jungle

On the hill town of Kandy, in Sri Lanka, surrounded by jungle and wildlife, appears a fancy mix of colours, an explosion of art, kitsch and oddities. Is that a hidden world? It’s maybe some strange alien dropped down from Mars to create an alternative lifestyle residence? Mmmh…no, dear travellers, you can leave your worries…

Rocca Imperiale, Italy – Immersed in Lemon

On the border between Basilicata and Calabria rises the sunny town of Rocca Imperiale. Its name comes from Frederick II, who was Holy Roman Emperor and King of Sicily in the Middle Ages, and built a castle on the top of the hill in the 13th century. These lands are not really famous (so don’t…

Milan, Italy – Ostello Bello, More Than an Ordinary Hostel

You don’t stay here only if you need a place to sleep in Milan, nor if you just want free wifi. You pop into Ostello Bello because you love to meet new people from all around the world and why not…also local milanesi wishing to improve their english or any other language they speak! It is located in the…

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…

Milan – Dinner in Another Age

Everybody thinks that Milan is mostly a city for fashion, design, posh happy hours, intercultural meetings and banks…but that’s absolutely not true!  Of course, Milan isn’t always the easiest city. If you don’t know where to go and you are a tourist, you should be wary of restaurant owners that try to take advantage. But, if you…

Czech Republic – Get Whipped to Stay Young

Easter is coming and each family has its tradition. Here in Italy we used to hide hard-boiled, coloured eggs for children, that they have fun finding, and collecting as many as they can. And of course, we eat it for lunch! Chocolate and colomba (typical Italian cake made for Easter) are never missing on the tables, but…

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand – ‘The Beach’ Beach

Koh Phi Phi is THE party island for Thailand travellers. Knowing the transport in Thailand, it will take a good five-hours worth of boat trips from the mainland, a long coach and an uphill trek, but you’ll eventually arrive at the island and experience, well, for want of a better word, paradise! Stay here for a…

Trans-Siberian Express – SIM Card Saviour

Here’s a Tiplr Tip of the best kind. I’m not saying that our destination suggestions aren’t brilliant, but let’s just say there’s no use visiting one of those brilliant beaches or bars if you can’t brag about it with an Instagram post, right?! As much as I hate to say it, we’re in the 21st…

Brooklyn – Homemade Like the Homeland

In the 1950’s and 60’s Park Slope was dominated by Italian families and their influence still thrives today in neighborhood institutions like Russo’s Mozzarella & Pasta. At Russo’s you can grab any picnic supplies your heart desires, or have their Sandwich Artisans do the work for you. The store celebrates the best of Italian food…

Trans-Siberian Express – Don’t Forget Your Visa!

The Tran-Siberian Express is a journey on everyones bucket list… but before you tick it off, there’s much longer to-do list involved in the planning of this extravagant journey! This Tip is Tiplr’s attempt at getting you organised if you’ve got Trans-Siberian on the agenda! So you’ve spent a long time saving, planning and packing…you’ve…

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…

San Blas, Gozo (Malta) – A Secret, Silent Paradise

Red sand, blue sea, nature and snorkeling. If you like these, we have the perfect destination for you.  San Blas Beach, situated on the island of Gozo, in Malta. The secret here? It is found only by smart visitors, who are adventurous enough to seek it out! San Blas is near Nadu Village, at the foot…