Dublin • Irish Folklore At Its Best

You can now read this travel tip on Tiplr.com or download the Tiplr travel app Dublin, like all capital cities, has lots of exciting attractions to keep you occupied and perhaps one of its least well known but the most creative is the National Leprechaun Museum. “Museum” is perhaps a slightly misleading way of describing this…

Albania • Gjirokaster’s Castle

At a height of 336 metres, in one of Albania‘s most charming cities, a castle rich in history can be visited. Gjirokaster is in Southern Albania, a mere 30 kilometres from the Greek border. Its old town is also an UNESCO World Heritage site. Gjirokaster’s castle was built in the 12th century by the Despots…

The Island of Burano • Life in Technicolor

When traveling to Venice, Italy, many people get caught up in the main area where thousands of tourists flock, and seem to overlook one of the most beautiful attractions that Venice has to offer: the island of Burano. Burano is one of the many islands that is located in the Venetian Lagoon, on the coast of the Adriatic…

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…

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…

Balmaha • A Very Scottish Getaway

Just an hour north of Glasgow, within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, sits a small town, Balmaha, nestled in the hillside on the shore of Loch Lomond. Traffic through the town consists almost entirely of walkers (the famous West Highland Way passes by the town) and there seem to be more boats than…

Miami • Visit the Gilded Age

Many know Miami for its stunning beaches, beautiful people, fancy cars, Cuban food, and raucous parties. But what you might not know is that Miami holds a hidden treasure: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. This National Historic Landmark is one place that is definitely worth leaving Miami and South Beach to visit. Villa Vizcaya (as it was formerly named) was commissioned…

Saint Etienne de la Varenne, France • Harvesting Grapes 

Harvests, hills, fabulous estates, the Monte Bianco visible in the distance when the sky is clear, and…grapes. Rows and rows of grapes, with plants 65 years old, that make the Bruilly Wine, typical of the Beaujolais region. We are in France, half an hour to Lyon, in Saint Etienne de la Varenne. There, like in…

Florida • Kayak in Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park is home to one of the most stunning arrays of wildlife and plant species in the world. When you visit the national park, you might encounter a manatee, crocodile, alligator, roseate spoonbill, or the highly endangered Florida panther. You might see pine, cypress, or mangrove trees. One of the best ways to…

West Virginia • A Lively Mountain Music Joint

This tip comes from Greg Buzulencia at ViaHero. Funky, eclectic, free-spirited, honky-tonk and energetic are a few words that describe this live music venue in the middle of nowhere, West Virginia. Tucked away in a small ex-coal mining town is a lively mountain music joint called The Purple Fiddle, where the beer flows into mason jars…

San Vito lo Capo • Sicilian Blood, African Passion

Hostel hostel hostel! Finally a bed, after two amazing weeks sleeping in the middle of nature…adventurous and never boring, but when you find something soft under your back it is always a pleasure! We arrived at Timbuktu Hostel without expecting anything different from the sparkling atmosphere that these kind of accommodations give. But since 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…