Rio de Janeiro – Stay in a Favela to Hike at Sunrise

Río is understandably a highlight destination for many that travel to Brazil. With such a popular destination, it’s easy to miss out on the authentic lifestyle of many Brazilians living here. But that is changing quickly. While visiting a favela in Rio is nothing new, guesthouses are starting to offer accommodation for those interested in the…

York, England – Bennett’s By Night

Bennett’s is one of those daytime tea rooms that unfortunately, almost gets lost in York‘s vast collection of pretty coffee and cake establishments. Cafe-by-day, the place is an easy to stumble on rest spot, perfect for post-York-Minster munchies. What perhaps stands out about Bennett’s, and what the place holds over all the rest, is it’s…

Zermatt, Switzerland – Beautiful Views & Delicious Crepes

If you are in Zermatt, the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise View Point (3883m), accessed by a cable car from the town centre, is an experience that no one should miss. With breath-taking views of the surrounding Alps (especially the world-famous Matterhorn) this view point really is one of the best around. Here at Tiplr, we recommend heading…

Azerbaijan – A View in Baku

This tip comes from our Explorer: Emmaline Haywood Getting lost in the streets of Baku is a distance apart from many other European cities. This beautiful city offers an array of culture and also has that cosmopolitan feel.  Venturing into the Old City is practically like walking into another world in itself. The cobblestoned roads…

Granada, Spain – Ice Cream, Cocktails and Great Views

This Tip has been suggested by our British Explorer: Rachel Smith You will find hoards of tourists making their way to the San Nicolas viewpoint, waiting in line to get the token photo of them sitting on the wall smiling, with the Alhambra Palace in the background. While this spot is still definitely worth paying…

Grimentz, Switzerland – A Must-See Show in The Mountains

To all those in the mountains this winter: It is no secret that watching the sun rise and set is both a beautiful and humbling experience, yet few people actually bother getting out of bed or pausing in the evening to admire them. One of my biggest Tips would be to make that effort, especially…

Chandolin (Val D’Anniviers), Switzerland – A Mountain Top For Everyone

Often when people ski they spend days gazing at the mountain tops that surround them, acknowledging their immense beauty and power but also recognising that their summits are unachievable, not a possibility for your everyday person who isn’t a mountaineer. This is not, however, always the case. Sometimes you just need to know the hidden…

Nordkapp, Norway – Chase The Sun

Can’t sleep? No problem. Just head to the Northern Cape (Nordkapp) in Norway and you won’t need to. Nocturnal travellers can enjoy 24 hours of sunlight 76 days of the year at this northernly point, experiencing a rare phenomenon referred to aptly by onlookers as ‘The Midnight Sun.’ One of the most popular places to…

Coolrain, Ireland – Slieve Bloom Mountain Magic

Softly rolling across central Irelands’ planes, the Slieve Bloom Mountain Range is a natural hub for adventure and activity situated close-by to the sleepy village of Coolrain. The perfect opportunity to drop off the radar and get lost (metaphorically, of course) in the countryside, the site provides all the beauty of the Irish landscape, with…

Moscow – A Bath with a View

Tall and triumphant, the Triumph Palace Hotel is quite literally a step above the rest, renowned as the highest hotel in Europe. For a modest $100 USD per night, you can bring in the New Year on the 60th floor of a Neo-Classical high-rise, and become part of Moscow’s skyline in one of Russia’s most…