Just a simple quickie today, since I thought it would be good to document this for future reference. When using tramp to access a remote file, directory etc you may want to copy or do whatever manipulation to a local file/directory. In the default minibuffer this can be achieved by inserting "/~/".
In ivy this works but is a little finicky. A better solution is to type "/ C-j". This way you can jump to local paths from remote ones.