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How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Vietnam is a country that runs on coffee. There is a cafe on just about every block in Saigon and Hanoi and they’re packed most of the day with a mix of locals leisurely sipping away enjoying the day and others grabbing a quick fix on their way to wherever they’re headed. The cafe culture in Saigon is why it’s one of our favorite cities in the world. To see the list of our favorite Saigon cafes, check out our post on it.

Coffee is brewed differently in Vietnam. It’s sort of a mix between the French press and pourover methods and despite producing great coffee, it’s surprisingly “low tech”. You won’t see any chem-lab looking siphons or giant blown-glass drip towers. Coffee is brewed in a little metal filter called a “phin”. Grounds go in, water goes in, and coffee ... Read More »

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Our leader lifts the lid on Tokyo’s six hottest food experiences

Our leader lifts the lid on Tokyo’s six hottest food experiences

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

if you’ve only got a few days to explore, you need a local edge to find Tokyo's best grub. Enter our expert foodie leader: Silvia Yamawaki

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What to Visit in Vietnam ? - The main attractions to Visit and how to get there

What to Visit in Vietnam ? - The main attractions to Visit and how to get there


A Visit in Saigon

The main cities to visit in Vietnam and how to arrive by plane, train or bus

5 Days in London: The Ultimate London Itinerary

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

There’s just something about London. With its iconic skyline, trendy neighborhoods, world-class museums, and long list of popular attractions, London is a city that every traveler should visit. We put together this 5-day London itinerary to help you have the best experience here. About this London Itinerary In general, I grouped sites together based on their location in order to ...

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Ask The Experts: The Planet D’s guide to Polar travel (Q&A)

Ask The Experts: The Planet D’s guide to Polar travel (Q&A)

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Deb and Dave, collectively known as The Planet D, are kind of a big deal in the travel blogging circuit. They’ve been to over 100 countries on all seven continents…

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This is what it looks like to cruise the Canal du Midi

This is what it looks like to cruise the Canal du Midi

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you want to know what it looks like to spend 8 days, cruising from Castelnaudary to Homps and sipping champagne between cheese courses...this is it.

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25 things I learned in 25 years of solo travel

25 things I learned in 25 years of solo travel

by Marie-France Roy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I’ve been on dozens of solo trips, and traveling alone seems just as natural as living alone. Here are 25 things I’ve learned in 25 years of solo travel.

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Bhutan flight guide: how to get to Paro without losing your mind

Bhutan flight guide: how to get to Paro without losing your mind

by Chris Girdler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Unfortunately, despite coining Gross Domestic Happiness and living traffic-light-free, Bhutan does exist in a bit of a flight path black hole.

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Central Laos

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

Central Laos Vientiane As far as Asian capital cities go, Vientiane was actually quite pleasant. Not overpopulated, a diverse food scene, cultural attractions, and an expansive night market make it a place that’s definitely worth enduring the heat for. Buddha Park: Whether you’re buddies with Asian mythology or not, the mix of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on this grassy section of land will capture your imagination. You’ll find creatures just knee-high to behemoths several stories tall. Go early to try and avoid the searing sun from baking you alive. Do your best to stay in the area surrounding the streets of Samsenthai and Setthathilath, just above the river and night market. This is where most of the action is within walking distance, including several inner city temples, the aforementioned night market, the cultural center, banks, motorcycle rentals and a variety of top class food options. Thakhek / Konglor Cave Circuit Thakhek is a town that really only serves as a base to explore the circuit of caves that stretch eastwards, and most particulularly, the absolutely breathtaking Konglor Cave to the northeast. Inthira Thakhek: Though placed on the higher end of the expense range for lodging, this place is absolutely worth […]

Meet the 24 year old who trekked across the Gobi Desert

Meet the 24 year old who trekked across the Gobi Desert

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This International Women's Day we chat with the youngest Brit to walk the length of the Gobi. Read on to find out about the highs, the lows, and everything else that happens when you trek across Asia's largest desert.

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Everything you need to know about travel in Iran

Everything you need to know about travel in Iran

by Jenny Gray @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travellers touch down in Tehran with images of shimmering mosques and palm trees, only to be confronted with an on-arrival visa process that makes grown men weep. But don't worry, we're here to help.

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7 Short Luxury Cruises in Asia that will make you want to set Sail

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Luxury cruises in Asia are an undisputed treat. ‘Throw off the bowlines’ as the Mark Twain quote urges – cast away your ties to ordinary travel and embrace the timeless enchantment of the overwater journey. Cruising is one of our favorite ways to see a country – all the more when it’s aboard an elegant

Read 7 Short Luxury Cruises in Asia that will make you want to set Sail on Backyard Travel.

The Best Of Siquijor: Itinerary, Tourist Spots and Budget in 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Siquijor travel guide and itinerary has all you need to know to plan your trip to one of the best hidden gems of the Philippines. Dreamy waterfalls, secret tropical beaches and memorable sunsets await you in Siquijor: the island of fire! Siquijor island has been known as land of witchcraft, enchantments and sorcery. So […]

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How to Keep Your Style on Point Whilst Travelling

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Travelling is hard work – there’s no doubt about it. Waiting around, dragging heavy suitcases, keeping hold of your crazy mate who wants to get the party started at 5am at the airport, sitting in very close proximity to complete strangers on public transport and planes – this is why planning what you’re going to wear for this ordeal is important.

Although comfort is top of the list, you want to look stylish too whether you’re heading off for a romantic break with your beau or a wild party holiday with the girls in Amsterdam.

With this in mind, check out these tips on keeping your style on point, whilst travelling this season.

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Pro photography tips: taking portraits in Morocco

Pro photography tips: taking portraits in Morocco

by Steve Davey @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Up your portrait photography game with these insightful tips from professional photography expert Steve Davey

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Faces of Cape Town: A day tour with a difference

Faces of Cape Town: A day tour with a difference

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As our white SUV swings around the corner and begins the steep drive into Imizamo Yethu, the leafy mansion-lined streets of Cape Town’s wealthy Constantia instantly fade from memory...

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Five of our favourite Christmas foods from around the world

Five of our favourite Christmas foods from around the world

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It doesn’t really matter where you’re from, it wouldn’t be Christmas without good food. But growing up in Australia, I naturally assumed that everyone in the world rang-in the season with a barbecue. How wrong I was.

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Havana who? 5 reasons Trinidad is Cuba’s real star

Havana who? 5 reasons Trinidad is Cuba’s real star

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Quick, think of words that best describe Cuba. “Rum”, “cigars”, “Havana” probably come to mind, right? Not anymore.

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Top 6 things to do in Hoi An

Top 6 things to do in Hoi An

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With a free day, we wanted to see as much of Hoi An as we could: the old stuff, the food stuff, and the wheel-y good stuff too. Here are our six top picks.

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A local’s guide to the hidden gems of Paris

A local’s guide to the hidden gems of Paris

by Selina Sykes @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We all know the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysées, but discovering lesser-known spots where Parisians hang out isn’t so obvious. Enter this guide...

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Convenience store food: Japan’s world-beating culinary experience

Convenience store food: Japan’s world-beating culinary experience

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Convenience store fare? Food from vending machines? Isn’t travel all about eating authentic street food, finding hole-in-the-wall taco joints and dining in tiny eateries that have been in the same…

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A winter retreat to Takayama

A winter retreat to Takayama

by Nick Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Our Shinkansen bullet train to Takayama rushes through the bellies of mountains, past snow-weary evergreens and rice fields resting under sheets of pure, white snow. Small alpine towns race by…

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Welcome to Japan! Cosplay Galore

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

After three weeks of running around Osaka to find an apartment and set it up, we were going a little stir crazy and needed to do some exploring. Luckily, we didn’t have to go far to feed our travel-hungry spirits, since we had moved into Osaka’s bustling district of Nipponbashi – packed with shopping, restaurants, nightlife and tourist attractions. We hopped on our bicycles for a little wandering around the ‘hood, when we almost ran right into barricades blocking off the street for a massive, shoulder-to-shoulder crowd that stretched for as far as we could see. We had stumbled upon Osaka’s anime hub of Den Den Town hosting its annual Nipponbashi Street Festa, an all-out free-for-all exhibition of the otaku subculture that worships Japanese anime and manga in all its quirky glory. Men, women, Japanese, expats, young and…slightly not as young all took part in the cosplay bonanza. Completely decked out in amazingly detailed costumes, they staked out spots on the asphalt to pose for the thousands of gawking cameras and the fans behind them, clicking away as if the cosplayers had just jumped out of a manga comic. We joined the fray of photographers, so check out some of […]

Rotterdam cheat sheet: 4 must-sees in Europe’s coolest port town

Rotterdam cheat sheet: 4 must-sees in Europe’s coolest port town

by Julia D'Orazio @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Off-the-beaten-path entertainment and dining hot spots that will leave a mark in your mind (and on your stomach). Get ready for Rotterdam.

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Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

No presents? No problem: here’s a Christmas gift that keeps on giving

No presents? No problem: here’s a Christmas gift that keeps on giving

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With the added pressure of the ticking clock, thinking up the perfect gift can be a real struggle. But fret not - here’s how to turn the panic into the best Christmas present ever.

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7 facts you probably don’t know about Costa Rica

7 facts you probably don’t know about Costa Rica

by Christina Campo @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You probably know that Costa Rica is an ecotourism and adventure travel paradise, but here are some facts you might not know.

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The world’s best city rivalries: why travellers reap the benefits

The world’s best city rivalries: why travellers reap the benefits

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Whether it’s based on landmarks, music, fashion, food, sport, literature, location or landscape, city rivalries are, more often than not, progressive in their ideals.

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Eating spiders in Cambodia. Gimmick or gourmet?

Eating spiders in Cambodia. Gimmick or gourmet?

by Phil Lees @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Unlike the humble cricket, spiders aren't a common snack anywhere but have become associated with Cambodian (Khmer) food because of their media value. So, should you eat them?

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9 places you need to visit in Namibia

9 places you need to visit in Namibia

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Wild and dramatic, vast and breathtakingly beautiful, Namibia is a must-see for any traveller looking for something a little different on their next holiday (or just to feel really, really tiny on this big blue dot).

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Beyond the Grand Canal: a non-touristy guide to Venice

Beyond the Grand Canal: a non-touristy guide to Venice

by Lily Cichanowicz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It is possible to have an authentic experience in Venice, far from the crowds. Here's where to go for the finest eats, the coolest art, and even more.

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The 5 most common fears about travelling in India

The 5 most common fears about travelling in India

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

India seems to be one of those travel destinations that people want to go to, but don’t because they fixate on all the things that could go wrong.

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Travel to Iran: A 2018 update for US citizens

Travel to Iran: A 2018 update for US citizens

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Thankfully, things are back to ‘normal’ and visas are being issued again. Unfortunately, decisions like that can really damage the reputation of a country and many travellers can be put off visiting.

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How you can help save the orangutans

How you can help save the orangutans

by WWF-Australia @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Orangutans, with their shaggy orange fur, long limbs and cheeky grins, are the world’s largest tree-climbing mammals. They share 97% of the same genetics as humans (not surprising, given they’re…

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Beyond Marrakech: 5 reasons why Fes should be on your Moroccan bucket list

Beyond Marrakech: 5 reasons why Fes should be on your Moroccan bucket list

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You don’t always have to go off the beaten path to experience Moroccan culture at its barest and truest form. You also don't have to follow flocks of visitors to Marrakech.

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Why I love Turkey, a country of countless wonders

Why I love Turkey, a country of countless wonders

by Alison Armstrong @ Intrepid Travel Blog

My husband and I had no idea what to expect prior to visiting Turkey, but any minor misgivings we did have disappeared as soon as we arrived. Turkey is easy to love.

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Much more than a desert: A trip into the Sahara

Much more than a desert: A trip into the Sahara

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I’ve approached deserts before; Mongolia’s Gobi, India’s Thar, Egypt’s Western Desert. All were powerful and desolate and imposing. Yet still, the Sahara felt different

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Experiencing a Whale Watching Tour in Sydney

by Sarah Appleford @ Travelling Apples

One of my most memorable experiences during our travels has been whale watching.  To see these enormous creatures launch majestically into the water is incredible.  So when I was up to Sydney for work, I couldn’t wait to catch the last of the humpback whale season with Oz Whale Watching tours. Gathered at King St Wharf 9 at 8am, we were a group of about 20 people with cameras eager to catch a glimpse of a whale or two.  Once on board we headed out through the Harbour guided by our host Biggles.  Sydney of course put on perfect weather for our outing which enabled us to soak up many of her sights including Luna Park, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Luna Park on the harbour’s edge The impressive Sydney Opera house best seen from the water Biggles’ voice could be heard in the background as we cruised towards the heads, sharing a bit of history of Sydney and about the whales themselves. During this time of year the humpback whales are making their way south, and sightings of mothers with their newborn calves can be had. This leg of their journey is a little slower than usual so [...]

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Moral dilemmas: should you do these things while travelling?

Moral dilemmas: should you do these things while travelling?

by Caroline Morse @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When we travel, we face moral dilemmas every day. It's up to us to decide what kind of travellers we want to be.

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Six reasons Dinosaur Provincial Park beats Jurassic World every time

Six reasons Dinosaur Provincial Park beats Jurassic World every time

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s hard to put Alberta’s Dinosaur Provincial Park into words. Picture Jurassic Park meets Little House on the Prairie meets Bryce Canyon.

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12 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Hoi An

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

7 reasons Sardinia is Europe’s hottest new sailing destination

7 reasons Sardinia is Europe’s hottest new sailing destination

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Introducing the most beautiful islands you’ve hardly ever heard of.

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Meeting Maximón, the smoking god of Guatemala

Meeting Maximón, the smoking god of Guatemala

by Anne Von Osterhausen @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One thing stuck out on my recent trip. Mostly because it was unbelievably strange and wonderful: a visit to Maximón, the Smoking God.

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Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

In Saudi Arabia, you can try authentic apple-flavored Budweiser. (Non-alcoholic, of course.)

Brigadeiro recipe: satisfy your South American sweet tooth

Brigadeiro recipe: satisfy your South American sweet tooth

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Condensed milk heated with coco powder, rolled with butter and chocolate sprinkles...can you feel your arteries clanging shut right now?

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10 Easy Day Trips You Can Take From Prague

by Laura Bronner @ THAT BACKPACKER

While there are plenty of sights and activities to keep you busy in Prague, a trip to the city should definitely include a few...

Is bigger always better? A guide to Australia’s weirdest big ‘things’

Is bigger always better? A guide to Australia’s weirdest big ‘things’

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

No one quite knows why, but there’s a twist in the Australian psyche that has made countless Aussies dedicate their lives to the construction of Big Things.

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Why Sri Lanka Inspires for a Second Trip

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Since I started travelling four years ago, I have been lucky enough to experience truly varied cultures and places, many of which I hold dear. Sri Lanka, however, has always had a special place in my heart and I’ve made it my mission to convince everyone else of its merits.

Despite a troubled past, Sri Lanka and its people are well on their way to a full recovery. More than that, they are very welcoming to people who wish to experience the beauty of their country and perhaps contribute a bit to stimulating the local economy.

I had such a great experience in Sri Lanka that I even decided to start my own blog about the country and inspire as many people as possible to visit! You can find the blog at takemetosrilanka.com.

With friendly people, incredible food, and stunning locations throughout the country, there are plenty of reasons to choose Sri Lanka as your holiday destination. You’ll love Sri Lanka for the following reasons, and it’s for these reasons that the country will inspire a second trip!

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Portland, The City of Makers

by Lee Foster @ Foster Travel Publishing

It is always exciting for me to approach a city I know well, such as Portland, with a new concept. Portland fancies itself as "The City of Makers." What does this claim mean?

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Finding room for reflection in the Australian Outback

Finding room for reflection in the Australian Outback

by The School of Life @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If there’s anywhere suited to a little soul-searching, it’s the Aussie Outback. Intrepid and The School of Life have teamed up to create a special reflective journey in the Red Centre.

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Northern Vietnam in one week: The ultimate guide

Northern Vietnam in one week: The ultimate guide

by Ellie Abraham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From big cities brimming with foodie fun, to landscapes so surreal they will blow your mind, Northern Vietnam sure won't disappoint.

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Essaouira: The Moroccan city that should be on your radar

Essaouira: The Moroccan city that should be on your radar

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's a calmly chaotic, authentically artsy whirlwind of a place. You simply shouldn't miss out on Essaouira if traveling to Morocco.

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Ever wondered what an Intrepid sailing trip looks like?

Ever wondered what an Intrepid sailing trip looks like?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sailing isn't like it was in the old days. Rates of scurvy have declined. Peg legs are few. No-one really knows what 'hardtack' is anymore. On the whole, things have improved.

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Singled out: the best island escapes for solo travellers

Singled out: the best island escapes for solo travellers

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Listen up, solo travellers. This is what paradise looks like...

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Chile is South America’s unsung hero

Chile is South America’s unsung hero

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you could trace a beaten track through South America, there’s a good chance you won’t find the wilds of Chile anywhere near it.

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Train between Saigon and Hanoi

by Koen Blanquart @ Boarding Today!

More train! Saigon to Hanoi this time! Most of you know that I love a good train travel when the opportunity presents itself. in 2016 I was lucky enough to travel between London and Beijing on the Trans Siberian and Trans-Mongolian rails. At the beginning of this year, I traveled by train from Bangkok via […]

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Go with the Flo: Intrepid leader Florence talks what to expect on an East African safari

Go with the Flo: Intrepid leader Florence talks what to expect on an East African safari

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

What's it like to travel through East Africa on a small group safari? Let's let an expert do the talking.

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Travel to Sapa – Top Sites Must Not Miss And How To Go There

by Baolau @ Baolau

Located in the most remote northwestern mountain areas of Vietnam, Sapa has long been a fascinating tourist hot spot thanks to its breath-taking sceneries filled with rugged rice terraces, lush…

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Meet the woman who just finished a marathon…on Everest

Meet the woman who just finished a marathon…on Everest

by Anne Von Osterhausen @ Intrepid Travel Blog

So now I have completed my first marathon, which just also happens to be the highest in the world...

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Meet the Intrepid leader who dedicated his life to helping disadvantaged youth in Vietnam

Meet the Intrepid leader who dedicated his life to helping disadvantaged youth in Vietnam

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The story of Jimmy Pham, an Intrepid Travel tour guide who went on to found KOTO, a hospitality training center in Hanoi.

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European history according to Asterix and Obelix

European history according to Asterix and Obelix

by Laura Dawson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Just like a regular history lesson, only interesting.

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12 Years Of Travel: Perhentian Kecil Beach, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Malaysia’s Perhentian Islands are a backpacker haven with great beaches and cheap scuba diving Perhentian Kecil Beach, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia 28 June 2006, 9 Years Ago This Week: I’d been commissioned to write a story about diving in the Perhentian Islands by Asian Diver magazine – while it’s a bit of a trek to get […]

Navigating your way around Mexico City

Navigating your way around Mexico City

by Elle Hardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Heading to Mexico City but stumped on where you should start? Right here.

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Saigon / HCMC To Hoi An - Fly Or Train? | Vietnam travel forum

Saigon / HCMC To Hoi An - Fly Or Train? | Vietnam travel forum


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Hi all, After a little bit of advice - I've had a quick search but can't see anything that direct... : Travelfish Vietnam travel forum

US chef Andy Ricker shares his favourite Thai-style herb salad

US chef Andy Ricker shares his favourite Thai-style herb salad

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Everyone knows you don't make friends with salad. But everyone also knows rules were made to be broken.

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Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Besides visiting famous places or trying authentic cuisine, shopping is one of the activities everyone should have on their list while traveling. Hanoi offers so many shopping options for any kind of interests. Find out more what you buy and where to shop in Hanoi. Hanoi Shopping Malls Keangnam Hanoi  Shopping malls are the best […]

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10 FREE Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur for Travellers on A Budget

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

Machame or Marangu? We ask a Leader which Kilimanjaro route is best

Machame or Marangu? We ask a Leader which Kilimanjaro route is best

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Technically, there’s only one way to climb Kilimanjaro: up. More specifically though, there are six: Marangu, Machame, Rongai, Lemosho, Shira, Northern and Umbwe.

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Seven jaw-dropping spots that prove Utah is the real American Beauty

Seven jaw-dropping spots that prove Utah is the real American Beauty

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you watched Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote chase one another through the cartoon deserts as a kid and thought, ‘I’d like to visit there’, Utah is about as close as you’re going to get.

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A guide to traditional Chinese street food

A guide to traditional Chinese street food

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One of the most popular forms of traditional Chinese food, everywhere from Shanghai to Beijing, is street food. Here are some of the best street food options that the land of the red dragon is serving up.

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Meet Dady, the Intrepid leader changing perceptions of Cuba around the world

Meet Dady, the Intrepid leader changing perceptions of Cuba around the world

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

“The best thing is,” she says, “I think we’re making a difference. As a company. For Cuba.”

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Dining etiquette in Asia: Everything you need to know

Dining etiquette in Asia: Everything you need to know

by Carrie Pallardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Trying new foods is one of the best parts of traveling in Asia, but with new cuisines comes new customs. Luckily, we created a handy etiquette guide to help.

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Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

Want to visit the Northern, Western, Eastern and Southern Capitals? Book flights to Beijing, Xian, Tokyo and Nanjing.

Introducing: our Intrepid Foodies for 2015

Introducing: our Intrepid Foodies for 2015

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When we sat down to create our Intrepid Food Adventures, we had a simple mission in mind: to design the most authentic, affordable and awesome ‘real food’ experiences – the…

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Good news: India is trying to ban plastic bags

Good news: India is trying to ban plastic bags

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Yep, India has plans in progress to not only ban the production, storage and import of plastic bags, but also develop new sanitary landfill sites.

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Taste of Tokyo: 13 Japanese snacks you’ve just got to try

Taste of Tokyo: 13 Japanese snacks you’ve just got to try

by Barry Choi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Japanese snacks aren't limited to sushi. Break out the chopsticks, we're going on an Urban Adventure.

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The magic of Chefchaouen, Morocco’s blue city

The magic of Chefchaouen, Morocco’s blue city

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When it comes to Chefchaouen, it's no exaggeration to say that every street and alleyway is majestic. The charm of Morocco's blue city knows no bounds...

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The 6 best destinations for solo travel

The 6 best destinations for solo travel

by Vicky Philpott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travelling alone doesn’t mean you have to travel alone. One of the best ways I’ve found to explore a country during my two years of solo travel is to join a tour group.

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Great Barrier what? Meet Australia’s other marine wonderland

Great Barrier what? Meet Australia’s other marine wonderland

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here’s are 6 reasons to follow the Village People’s advice, point your compass due Ningaloo and ‘Go West’.

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How to travel like BBC’s Planet Earth

How to travel like BBC’s Planet Earth

by Hannah Summers @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you want to embrace your inner Attenborough, these are the creatures and destinations you should look out for. Cue soothing nature voice...

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Kosovo: a new adventure on the Old Continent (and why you should get there)

Kosovo: a new adventure on the Old Continent (and why you should get there)

by Marika McAdam @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Balkan states are the last bastion of new adventure in Europe, and Kosovo is the newest of them all. But it didn't feel that way to me.

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The magic of cruising the Nile, when you’ve dreamed of it for 40 years

The magic of cruising the Nile, when you’ve dreamed of it for 40 years

by Alison Armstrong @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The boat was a floating hotel, complete with shops; our cabin was luxurious, filled with large windows. Three nights in luxury cruising down the Nile. I could barely contain my excitement.

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Things You Need to Know About the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Are you looking for an extreme trekking challenge? Then you’ll love Nepal’s epic 62-kilometer trek to Everest Base Camp which lies 5,365 meters above sea level.

The Mount Everest base camp trek will take you through tiny mountain villages and pine forests, alongside topaz rivers and across staggeringly-high suspension bridges to the foot of the world’s highest mountain. However, with sub-zero temperatures and altitude sickness to contend with this isn’t a challenge for the faint-hearted.

Having completed the trek myself, here are some important tips on how to survive the journey to Everest Base Camp.

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Debunked: 6 totally untrue myths about family travel

Debunked: 6 totally untrue myths about family travel

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

At it’s best, family travel is probably the most rewarding thing you can do together. Nothing makes memories better.

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Lessons from the road: What travel taught me about love

Lessons from the road: What travel taught me about love

by Celinne Da Costa @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Over the course of a year, I asked 50+ people in the 20+ countries I traveled to what they believed love was and documented their responses.

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My incredible meeting with a hermit on a Nepal mountain trek

My incredible meeting with a hermit on a Nepal mountain trek

by Vanessa Bluett @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The snow-capped Tibetan mountains loomed up in the far distance as we trekked through Nepal up a valley to the highest village on our trek, Kyanjin. Our path took us…

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Marrakech in 24 hours: your ultimate guide

Marrakech in 24 hours: your ultimate guide

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Colourful, chaotic and charming, Marrakesh is a tangle of Berber, Arabic and French traditions, overlaid on a maze-like medina and set to a soundtrack of commerce, hypnotic street music and the haunting call to prayer.

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6 reasons why cycling in Jordan is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure

6 reasons why cycling in Jordan is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you like adventure, culture and a generous dose of uniqueness then we don't even need to convince you that our new 9-day Cycle Jordan tour is a must-do.

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Want to hike through Morocco with a Berber family? You will once you see these photos

Want to hike through Morocco with a Berber family? You will once you see these photos

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Hypnotic, exotic, and a slice of pure magic. If you thought the cities of Morocco were memorable, just wait until you explore the Atlas Mountains on this expedition.

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How To Get From Lisbon Airport to City Center (Without Getting Scammed)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Find out how to conveniently get to some of the most popular places in Lisbon’s city center. First tip: stay away from taxis! Lisbon is one of the most charming capitals in Europe. There are many unique things to do, see and taste here, ensuring you have a memorable time. I recommend that you stay […]

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How to budget travel in Scandinavia

How to budget travel in Scandinavia

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Scandinavia has a reputation for minimalism, everywhere except its prices. Time to pinch those pennies.

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Travel trends in 2017: this year’s hottest destinations

Travel trends in 2017: this year’s hottest destinations

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Featuring the hottest – and coolest – destinations on earth. How many have you been to?

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All you corn eat: our guide to the best Mexican street foods

All you corn eat: our guide to the best Mexican street foods

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Brought to you from the smoky markets, carts and cantinas of Mexico, here are our favourite street-side snacks.

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The Hanoi to Saigon : Travelling on the Open Bus

The Hanoi to Saigon : Travelling on the Open Bus


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Vietnam is a country which has long attracted backpackers. It offers a culture that is unique in South East Asia. War history tourism is popular, the food is great and is becoming more and more pop…

Walking Vietnam: Paths of Wonder from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Walking Vietnam: Paths of Wonder from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City


Road Scholar

Enjoy comfortable walking adventures throughout Vietnam, beginning in the capital city of Hanoi and ending Ho Chi Minh City — Saigon. Explore villages, citadels, bays and more!

How to Book the Cheapest Hotels in 2018 (Which Match Your Travel Style Perfectly)

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

One of my biggest pieces of advice for booking a hotel has always been to ask yourself why. And the answer should be beyond the obvious “I need a place to stay for the night”.

Because millions of people are booking into hotels every night. But how many of them are actually getting their choice right?

The solution? Nustay; a new hotel search engine which has 1.2 million hotels at rates cheaper than any other online booking site (seriously). And, by crunching data about your interests, it matches you with hotels which reflect your travel style.

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Your vote can put $5,000 in the hands of those who need it most. Here’s how

Your vote can put $5,000 in the hands of those who need it most. Here’s how

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Follow Intrepid's Adventure Collective to WIN $10k worth of travel goodness for yourself, plus $5k to a grassroots Intrepid Foundation project

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Paddington Bear: getting wild in South America

Paddington Bear: getting wild in South America

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

 It may come as a shock that cheerful, marmalade-loving, wellington-wearing Paddington Bear – a UK icon as English as rain or understatement – comes not from London, but from ‘darkest…

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How to explore Oslo on a budget

How to explore Oslo on a budget

by Michelle Keomany @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A trip to Oslo doesn't have to break the bank, especially with these top tips.

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Copenhagen cool: How to fit in with the locals in Denmark

Copenhagen cool: How to fit in with the locals in Denmark

by Lily Cichanowicz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Any savvy traveler will attest to the fact that integrating with the locals is the best way to immerse yourself in a new destination. When exploring Copenhagen, Scandinavia’s most stylish city, this mindset certainly applies.

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From salt flats to geysers: The beauty of visiting Bolivia with Intrepid

From salt flats to geysers: The beauty of visiting Bolivia with Intrepid

by Carla Powell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

My goal was to see Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flats.  A mass of white that touched the horizon and hung off the edge, like you had reached the end of the earth.

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Local food and scooters in Saigon

by Koen Blanquart @ Boarding Today!

Discovering Vietnam, that’s discovering its food as well as the urban jungle Ho Chi Ming City actually is. A food tour felt like the right activity to combine both! I already told that Saigon has its own idea of traffic. Cars get stuck in traffic all the time. So when I wanted to discover the […]

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10 things I’ve learned from travelling to 75 countries

10 things I’ve learned from travelling to 75 countries

by Chris Mitchell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Once you venture out into the world, the learning you can do is astonishing, so long as you’ve also packed an open mind in your preferred luggage.

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The importance of visiting Cambodia’s Killing Fields

The importance of visiting Cambodia’s Killing Fields

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Cambodia is more than Angkor Wat. The genocidal history is devastating, but important to see and understand.

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Kibbeh recipe: the best place to get İçli Köfte in Istanbul

Kibbeh recipe: the best place to get İçli Köfte in Istanbul

by Caglar Gokgun @ Intrepid Travel Blog

İçli Köfte, or kibbeh as it's called in Arabic, is a traditional Turkish snack. People who visit Turkey don't know it exists. People who leave Turkey never forget it.

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To the moon and back: why you’ll love San Pedro de Atacama

To the moon and back: why you’ll love San Pedro de Atacama

by Doug Whyte @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s unlikely you’ll ever walk the surface of Mars. However, find yourself in San Pedro de Atacama and you’ll realise there’s no need to leave earth for an other-worldly experience.…

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Hotel breakfast when the hotel isn’t finished

by Koen Blanquart @ Boarding Today!

A breakfast in a construction site Vietnam, you might be a great place to live and work, but having breakfast today wasn’t the most memorable… I’ve had some of the greatest food experiences in Vietnam, but this wasn’t one of them. In a “lost in translation” issue, I missed breakfast in my hotel in Saigon […]

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Photo proof that Switzerland is the most beautiful country in Europe

Photo proof that Switzerland is the most beautiful country in Europe

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Warning: may include dangerous levels of natural beauty. Consume at own risk.

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11 unusual Valentine’s Day traditions around the world

11 unusual Valentine’s Day traditions around the world

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Although February 14 has become synonymous with Hallmark in many parts of the world, not every culture chooses to declare their love via a romantic greeting card or overpriced rose...

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There’s a new way to search for flights: happiness

There’s a new way to search for flights: happiness

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

These days you can’t swing an in-flight guide without hitting an airline aggregator site. They’re everywhere.

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Everything you need to eat in Italy: a city-by-city guide

Everything you need to eat in Italy: a city-by-city guide

by Kristin Amico @ Intrepid Travel Blog

To really excel at culinary tourism, bring elastic clothing and friends to share all the food. (Oh, and this guide.)

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Adding online train ticket booking in Thailand

by Baolau @ Baolau

Ever since we launched Baolau we have been constantly looking for ways to facilitate transportation and ticket booking in Southeast Asia. Today, we take another step forward by rolling out…

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How you can engage in ethical elephant tourism: World Animal Protection lays it out

How you can engage in ethical elephant tourism: World Animal Protection lays it out

by World Animal Protection @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In 2014, Intrepid ended elephant riding on all trips after a report revealed widespread cruelty in the elephant tourism attraction industry. Since then, a lot has changed, but new research shows there’s still a long way to go. Here's how YOU can make sure your encounter isn't hurting elephants – according to our friends at World Animal Protection.

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Four awesome benefits of group travel, as told by a solo traveller

Four awesome benefits of group travel, as told by a solo traveller

by Jane Crouch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The solo vs. group travel debate is always fierce. This one's for the skeptics, the converted and the undecided.

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Stories from the road: we explore Ningaloo Reef with DriveAustralia

Stories from the road: we explore Ningaloo Reef with DriveAustralia

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We parked the car at a rusty, unmarked gate just off the road and mooched over the sand dunes to a stretch of deserted beach...

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A Singaporean’s Guide to the Work and Holiday Visa Programme in Australia

by Amira Rahmat @ TripZilla Magazine

My 31 Favorite Travel Tips From My 31 Years Of Age (Auch!)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Looking at my travel resume, I have been fortunate to have visited more than 30 countries in 4 different continents. About time to put together my favorite ever travel tips that work anywhere in the world. This year I’ve turned 31 years old (auch!) which also means 31 years of collecting travel experiences. With every […]

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Hidden gems: 9 less explored parts of popular destinations

Hidden gems: 9 less explored parts of popular destinations

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With the vast amount of Santorini Insta-spam flying around, you probably feel as though you’ve already been (even if you haven’t). But what about those rarely-mentioned Greek Islands like Sifnos,…

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What’s happening in Cuba and what does it really mean for travellers?

What’s happening in Cuba and what does it really mean for travellers?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A “new chapter” in Cuba-US relations has begun. But what does it mean for travellers?

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A foodie’s guide to Portland, USA

A foodie’s guide to Portland, USA

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re the kind of traveller that enjoys drowning your taste buds in every imaginable option when you visit a new city, read on...

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‘A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY’: THE TWILIGHT ZONE EPISODE THAT EXPLORES OUR NEED TO TRAVEL

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

“a place around the bend where he could jump off”

Created during a time (1959-1964) when American television seemed eerily clean and domestic, The Twilight Zone challenged viewers to examine a possibility of uncertainty beyond the comforts and assumptions of contemporary life. It was my favorite thing on TV. One episode in particular always stuck with me- A Stop at Willoughby. It brings up questions. How could such a ‘successful’ man working in a New York tower and living in an upscale suburb be so miserable? Why would he dream of escaping to a sleepy village where the streets have no name and the children wear overalls and go fishing?

A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY is the story of an advertising executive named Gart. Gart feels endless pressure from his pugnacious boss and his minion-like coworkers at his New York City office during ... Read More »

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Yogyakarta Travel Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

In this Yogyakarta travel guide, I share the five best things to do in Yogyakarta, the best vegetarian restaurants in the city and the best hotels in Yogyakarta. This Yogyakarta travel guide focuses on local culture, vegetarian food and green accommodation, to bring you the best green and local travel advice about the city. Yogyakarta – pronounced Jogjakarta – […]

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No Indonesia Visa Required For Citizens Of 45 Countries

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

The Indonesian Government recently announced citizens of forty five countries no longer need a tourist visa to enter Indonesia. Indonesia Immigration Stamp How Does Visa Free Entry To Indonesia Work? If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed below, arrive at one of the entry points below and proceed to Passport Control. […]

Raw adventure: a first hand account of Tokyo’s Tsukiji tuna auction

Raw adventure: a first hand account of Tokyo’s Tsukiji tuna auction

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Welcome to Tokyo's tuna auctions, the seafood equivalent of the wait for the new iPhone.

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5 Fun Ways to Experience London’s Art Scene

by Audrey Bergner @ THAT BACKPACKER

Do you ever plan your travels around a specific theme? Maybe you’re a foodie who likes to check out lots of restaurants and markets,...

Why travel is now more important than ever before

Why travel is now more important than ever before

by Kirsty Fanton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travel is the best way to inform ourselves about what's happening to our planet's ecosystems and the biggest motivator to do something about it.

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The power of Pollinate: Shining a light on India’s slums

The power of Pollinate: Shining a light on India’s slums

by Alexie Seller @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Kerosene lamps are responsible for millions of deaths in India each year. This is the story of Alexie Seller, co-founder of Pollinate, a company that aims to provide life-changing solutions for India's urban poor.

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Travel season guide: when to visit our favourite destinations

Travel season guide: when to visit our favourite destinations

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travel. It's all in the timing.

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5 foods to try in Burgundy, France

5 foods to try in Burgundy, France

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Whether you’d rather kick off your day with a Pain au chocolat or stuff your face full of creamy Camembert, there is no disputing that France is a foodie’s paradise.

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Our guide to Peru’s tastiest street food

Our guide to Peru’s tastiest street food

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

May contain traces of Guinea Pig...

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Sailing guide: Our favourite port stops on the Cote d’Azur

Sailing guide: Our favourite port stops on the Cote d’Azur

by Macca Sherifi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With port cities like Cannes and St Tropez, the Cote d'Azur is hands down one of the most prestigious and luxurious places to sail. Here's how to do it right.

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Sri Lanka’s most fascinating historical sites

Sri Lanka’s most fascinating historical sites

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It was the food that originally piqued my interest in Sri Lanka, but there is so much more to this sub-continental wonderland than what you eat.

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12 Years Of Travel: Jawfish With Eggs, Derawan, Indonesia

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Indonesian Borneo has several islands with some great scuba diving – there are plenty of surprises waiting underwater Jawfish with eggs, Borneo 2 June 2010, 5 Years Ago This Week: Jawfish are one of my favourite sea creatures – they live in vertical tunnels dug in the sand and peer out over the top with […]

I’ve cycled through over 40 countries; here’s why Iran stands out

I’ve cycled through over 40 countries; here’s why Iran stands out

by Jonathan Kambskarð-Bennett @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I love cycling in the desert. I like the long and empty miles. I like riding into the sunrise and watching it drop behind my back in the afternoon.

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Vietnam Travel to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Hue | Foster Travel Publishing

Vietnam Travel to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Hue | Foster Travel Publishing


Foster Travel Publishing

A trip to Vietnam may well include a visit to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), and Hue. Hanoi, in the north, is the political and intellectual leader. Saigon, in the south, bustles with commerce. Hue, in the middle, was the former imperial capital.

8 reasons to travel to Moldova, one of Europe’s least-visited countries

8 reasons to travel to Moldova, one of Europe’s least-visited countries

by Kristin Amico @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I'm going to make an embarrassing confession. Until recently I couldn't point to Moldova on a map, let alone give fellow adventurers a single reason why it deserves a visit.

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Panama City: A study in contrasts

Panama City: A study in contrasts

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Panama City is unlike any other city in Central America. The country has the fastest growing economy on the continent and the impressive skyline reflects this development. But don’t let it fool you – this city is characterized by contrasts.

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10 Trips From Cusco to Add to Your Peru Travel Bucket List!

by Selma Dzonlic @ THAT BACKPACKER

Once considered the centre of the universe by the largest empire of its time, the Incas, today Cusco draws over one million tourists per...

The best family friendly hikes around El Chalten, Argentina

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

Before traveling to Patagonia with my four year old and three month old sons, I did quite a bit of research and asked quite a few questions in forums about family hikes in Patagonia. The result of my research was a whole lot of not much – there just was not that much information out [...]

Why you cannot help but fall for Viñales, Cuba

Why you cannot help but fall for Viñales, Cuba

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Viñales stole my heart. From cycling among limestone karsts to horse-riding through tobacco farms, this was my favorite spot in one of my favorite countries.

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25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN VIETNAM - The Hungry Suitcase

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN VIETNAM - The Hungry Suitcase


The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand enjoys a 50% return rate for foreign tourists. In contrast, Vietnam only pulls back 5% of visitors.Personally, I feel that Vietnam walks all over Thailand in almost every travel category except beaches. So, why do so many people have such bad experiences and never return to Vietnam?I hope the list I have made below helps out first-time visitors. It may seem cynical and anti-Vietnamese. It’s not. I love this country; I want you to love it, too. I’d just like to alert travelers to beware of the common first-time mistakes that may sour their experience of the local people and the country overall.Do your homework, know what to expect, and this is the most rewarding country in Southeast Asia to explore.Here goes:-1-TAKE YOUR VISA SERIOUSLY, VERY SERIOUSLY INDEEDYes, it seems like common sense, but I have seen tourists turned ... Read More »

Food Tour in Ho Chi Minh City

Food Tour in Ho Chi Minh City

by Trish @ TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

In February, I visited Ho Chi Minh City. I arrived on the train at 4 am, after a two and a half day trip from Hanoi. I spent the day walking to and through Ben Thanh Market and then visited the Fine Arts Museum. By late afternoon, I was ready to check into my hotel [...]

Anything goes: Intrepid’s world famous Photo Comp is back

Anything goes: Intrepid’s world famous Photo Comp is back

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In November we asked our travellers for their best travel snaps. Period. And once again they blew us away.

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Meet the people having their lives changed by solar power

Meet the people having their lives changed by solar power

by Alexie Seller @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Indoor air pollution is the second highest cause of death by disease in India. Meet the locals having their lives changed by solar power.

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Friends with benefits: seven reasons why traveling with someone beats flying solo

Friends with benefits: seven reasons why traveling with someone beats flying solo

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Friends and travel make for one mighty fine partnership. Here are seven reasons why.

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Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

This Christmas, we took a 2-day road trip from Chiang Mai to Pai. Because we work full-time, we use our Christmas holiday to make sure we go on an adventure! I know that doesn’t sound much like what you do at Christmas back home, but to be honest we’re both quite rubbish at sitting down, […]

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Why winter is the perfect time to travel in Canada

Why winter is the perfect time to travel in Canada

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Fewer tourists, epic vistas, comfort food and snow: here are a few of our favourite reasons to pack your thermals and book a trip to Canada this winter.

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TripZilla’s Picks: Top 18 Travel Destinations for 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

8 of China’s most incredible UNESCO World Heritage sites

8 of China’s most incredible UNESCO World Heritage sites

by Lauren Whybrow @ Intrepid Travel Blog

China has more World Heritage-listed sites than anywhere else in the world. Here are 8 of our favourites.

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Meet the female scientists kicking goals in Antarctica

Meet the female scientists kicking goals in Antarctica

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Last year, 77 women scientists set out for the Antarctic peninsula – the biggest all-female expedition ever attempted. And this is only the beginning...

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23 Best Things to Do & Places to Go in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Your Galapagos travel checklist: What to know before you go

Your Galapagos travel checklist: What to know before you go

by Elizabeth Zahur @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Your Galapagos go-to guide.

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An etiquette guide to the Galapagos Islands

An etiquette guide to the Galapagos Islands

by Elizabeth Zahur @ Intrepid Travel Blog

About 97% of the Galapagos Islands are protected by national park, and within this park there are some important rules that everyone needs to stick to.

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6 easy tips for solo female travel in India

6 easy tips for solo female travel in India

by Lorinda Childs @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The reality for solo female travellers is India can be challenging, but don't let that put you off experiencing this incredible country.

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The changing face of Egypt, Israel & Jordan

The changing face of Egypt, Israel & Jordan

by Alyson Hill @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In 1992, I travelled to Egypt, Israel and Jordan with about as much forethought as a 22 year old with a short attention span can have...

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5 experiences that prove Sri Lanka is an adventurer’s paradise

5 experiences that prove Sri Lanka is an adventurer’s paradise

by Ryan Bolton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re an adventurous type, look no further than this teardrop-shaped island. The 'what to do in Sri Lanka' list is endless. 

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A day in the life of an Intrepid sailor

A day in the life of an Intrepid sailor

by Macca Sherifi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sailing the French Riviera is a tough job, but someone's got to do it. This time, that someone was top UK blogger Macca Sherifi.

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How to know if you’re a born traveller

How to know if you’re a born traveller

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We'd spend our last dime on a ticket to ride, we treat our travel stories like gold, our passports like diaries. Are you the same?

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5 unexpected natural wonders to visit in Taiwan

5 unexpected natural wonders to visit in Taiwan

by Cynthia Chou @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The majority of visitors stick to the bustling capital of Taipei. But for anyone else seeking a taste of the outdoors life, there are almost unlimited options in Taiwan.

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Cycling Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Cycling Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

by Vicky Philpott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The view didn’t matter. We’d got there, without having to call on the support vehicle. We’d hit kilometre number 60 of the day and the idea of just sitting there while another five flew by was just what I needed to hear...

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More than momos: A guide to Nepali cuisine

More than momos: A guide to Nepali cuisine

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you ask anyone about Nepali cuisine, they’re sure to mention momos and dal bhat, but there are plenty of other treats in this mountainous country.

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The chef behind Pastuso sits down to talk all things Peruvian and delicious

The chef behind Pastuso sits down to talk all things Peruvian and delicious

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Peruvian chef Alejandro Saravia arrived in Australia on New Year’s Eve 2006 with nothing but a suitcase and a dream (and probably a few other things).

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12 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Hoi An

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

How Cuba’s culinary scene might surprise even the biggest foodie

How Cuba’s culinary scene might surprise even the biggest foodie

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I went into my Intrepid Travel tour thinking it'd be nine days of just eating rice and beans. Wow, I couldn’t have been more wrong.

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What’s the Cost of Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand?

by Charlie and Luke @ Charlie on Travel

One of the pull factors of Thailand is the low cost of living, but how much does it really cost? Living comfortably in Chiang Mai, expect to pay 28,100 Thai baht per month. That’s roughly $873 or £644. That includes the following: Accommodation in a house, plus a guesthouse in Pai — 8000฿ / $248 […]

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The community-based tourism project transforming the Myanmar travel experience

The community-based tourism project transforming the Myanmar travel experience

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Read all about Myanmar’s very first community-based tourism project in Myaing, newly opened to visitors last year with support from Intrepid Travel.

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It’s official: Kenya is banning plastic bags

It’s official: Kenya is banning plastic bags

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The problems caused by plastic bags in Kenya can't be solved simply by banning them, but by long-term changing the behavior of travelers and locals alike. Even so, this is one admirable move.

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Things You Should Consider as a Responsible Traveler / EcoTourist in 2018

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

We’ve all seen the obnoxious tourists waddling out of Subway in some beautiful, ancestral city. Chances are, if you catch us on the right day, we’ve all been that tourist.

There is, however, a revolution in tourism that is really starting to take off. A whole new way of thinking which prioritizes responsible travel, and considers the impact we have on the communities and environments we visit abroad.

The negative impacts of tourism are usually pretty clear to the traveler feeling particularly perceptive. But ecotourism is the belief that travel should be ultimately beneficial to both the tourist and the host country.

There is a balance we should all try to find while traveling: remain safe but also truly experience the local scene. Make ripples, but not a splash. Take only memories, leave only footprints. The following are four key things to consider for those looking to travel responsibly in 2018.

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Ethiopia just took the running world by storm. Here’s why the travel world is next.

Ethiopia just took the running world by storm. Here’s why the travel world is next.

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Proud Ethiopians are cheering loud around the world. We think it's time the travel community did the same.

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Your complete guide to one day in Hiroshima

Your complete guide to one day in Hiroshima

by James Getgood @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The port city of Hiroshima will forever be associated with the tragic events of August 6th 1945, but there's so much more on offer too. Here's how to experience the best of it, in just one day.

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The most famous US Presidential trips of all time

The most famous US Presidential trips of all time

by Maire Kennedy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With Obama touching down in Cuba for the first presidential visit in over 50 years, we're looking back on how Air Force One helped shape the 20th century.

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Here’s What Travelling Alone As An Introvert Feels Like

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

The best shopping experiences in Ho Chi Minh City

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

99 percent of first-time travellers to Ho Chi Minh City will beeline for Ben Thanh Market in hopes of fulfilling all of their shopping needs. Locals, however, hardly frequent or recommend this market. Though it remains a must-see attraction, there are plenty of other shopping arenas that will delight all shopaholics visiting the city. Here, […]

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Is this the most amazing mountain bike video ever?

Is this the most amazing mountain bike video ever?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If anyone needs me, I'll be out buying a mountain bike and overcoming my crippling fear of heights.

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Your guide to tackling the Drake Passage, the gateway to Antarctica

Your guide to tackling the Drake Passage, the gateway to Antarctica

by Lucy Piper @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This is the Drake Passage: the only unhindered flow of ocean on earth. Prepare your stomach.

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Flying high: 23 thoughts every traveller has on a plane

Flying high: 23 thoughts every traveller has on a plane

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Until we master teleportation, flying in a large metal cylinder, breathing recycled air and eating portion-controlled meals is the best way we’ve come up with for travelling long distances.

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Helping South America build a brighter future

Helping South America build a brighter future

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

South America is a beautiful destination, candid and colourful, but many South American countries are still working towards economic stability and equality.

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Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips

Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips


the Guardian

Beautiful countryside, delicious food and fascinating culture ... readers share the most memorable places and experiences from their travels, often discovered in the company of knowledgeable locals

Fortune rookie: one man’s fateful journey through Japan

Fortune rookie: one man’s fateful journey through Japan

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

“Nothing will go well, so you always feel uneasy.” Wish these words, the dragon robot sealed my fate.

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American travel to Cuba: Q&A with a local Intrepid guide

American travel to Cuba: Q&A with a local Intrepid guide

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The President just went there. The Rolling Stones just toured. What do improving relations with Cuba mean for US travelers?

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Is Colombia’s Cocora Valley the world’s coolest natural wonder?

Is Colombia’s Cocora Valley the world’s coolest natural wonder?

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The pines disappeared and legions of towering wax palms stood in their place. Salvador Dali definitely had a hand in Cocora’s design.

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Spending a night in Paris’ Shakespeare & Co bookshop

Spending a night in Paris’ Shakespeare & Co bookshop

by Melissa Welham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The streetlamps outside are shining through my window, silhouetting the shadowy face of Virginia Woolf that has been painted on the glass...

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Bosnia & Herzegovina: 7 reasons to look beyond the headlines

Bosnia & Herzegovina: 7 reasons to look beyond the headlines

by Chelsea McIver @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Bosnia & Herzegovina: forget everything you thought you knew.

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The 12 London Instagrammers you should be following right now

The 12 London Instagrammers you should be following right now

by Hannah Foster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Set your filters to stun.

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6 creepy natural wonders from around the world

6 creepy natural wonders from around the world

by Ben Leach @ Intrepid Travel Blog

These spooky natural wonders of the world are all beautiful in their own weird way, yet could be the perfect backdrop for a Halloween horror film.

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Calling all explorers: 5 uncharted adventures to try in 2018

Calling all explorers: 5 uncharted adventures to try in 2018

by Mark Hewitt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

On the hunt for your next big out-there adventure? These might make your decision a little easier.

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Why Middle Eastern Airlines are Increasingly Becoming Millennials’ First Choice of Travel

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Want to go cycling in Tanzania? Now you can

Want to go cycling in Tanzania? Now you can

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Tanzania might not be a classic cycling destination, if only because cheetahs are usually faster than cyclists. Let's change that...

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Where to spot leopards in Sri Lanka

Where to spot leopards in Sri Lanka

by Matt Philcox @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While the lion isn't much more than a majestic myth, another magnificent big cat prowls Sri Lanka – the leopard.

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A landmark month: Intrepid’s March photo comp results are in

A landmark month: Intrepid’s March photo comp results are in

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The landmark results are in for March. Whose scene reigns supreme? You'll have to read to find out.

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16 photos that prove Japan looks better on film

16 photos that prove Japan looks better on film

by Gemma Saunders @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I really enjoy taking my trusty Minolta on trips overseas. I love the grainy look of a film photo and the effort and time I put into taking photos...

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5 new UNESCO World Heritage Sites worth a visit

5 new UNESCO World Heritage Sites worth a visit

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

UNESCO just published its official list of Heritage Sites for 2017, adding over 20 treasures to it. We're a fan of them all (of course) but thought we'd highlight five that are particularly worth a visit.

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Costa Rica in one week: The ultimate guide

Costa Rica in one week: The ultimate guide

by Sally Elbassir @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s not hard to fall in love with Costa Rica’s relaxed Pura Vida philosophy. It’s not just a catchphrase, it’s a way of life.

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Come out and playa: 6 of the best beaches in Cuba

Come out and playa: 6 of the best beaches in Cuba

by Mark Hewitt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There's so much more to Cuba than cigars, rum and vintage cars; it's also a playa-ground for beach lovers.

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The 5 best countries in Asia for solo travel

The 5 best countries in Asia for solo travel

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ah, Asia. A continent so diverse, so beautiful, and so packed with chaos and charm that it truly does provide something for everyone. Solo travelers in particular will be right at home here.

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The Glorious Pacific Flyway in California: A Winter Immersion Watching Millions of Migrating Waterfowl North of Sacramento

by Lee Foster @ Foster Travel Publishing

A wondrous natural event occurs north of Sacramento each winter in California. The phenomenon is the annual migration from Canada and the Arctic (including Russia) to Northern California of millions of waterfowl, both geese and ducks.

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5 ways travel can make you a better person

5 ways travel can make you a better person

by Matt Long @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Smarter? Kinder? More patient? Every time we head to the arrival's lounge, we're becoming a better person.

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7 reasons why your next adventure should be in Tanzania

7 reasons why your next adventure should be in Tanzania

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With world-class beaches on dreamy Zanzibar and wildlife to wow the likes of David Attenborough, Tanzania is a country like no other.

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12 Years Of Travel: Newquay Cliffs, Cornwall, UK

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Famous for its burgeoning surfing scene, Newquay also has some stunningly beautiful scenic walks along its cliffs too. Newquay Cliffs, Cornwall 21 May 2013, 2 Years Ago This Week: Less than fifty miles from where I grew up, I’d never been to Newquay until this visit to see a friend who I’d first met in […]

10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Introducing Northern Peru, home to the ‘new Machu Picchu’

Introducing Northern Peru, home to the ‘new Machu Picchu’

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Imagine Machu Picchu. Spectacular, historic, utterly iconic. And then magnify the history and minus the tourists, and you've got a sense of the region.

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The 12 best hikes in Southeast Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Southeast Asia may not be famous for its hikes, but the region has its fair share of spectacular trails. It’s not that it’s difficult finding good hikes in Southeast Asia, it’s more if they’re worth exploring, given the proximity of Nepal, China and Japan. As adventure travel and hiking specialists in Asia, we say yes,

Read The 12 best hikes in Southeast Asia on Backyard Travel.

How to travel and get paid for it, as told by a professional travel blogger

How to travel and get paid for it, as told by a professional travel blogger

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A successful travel blogger offers insider knowledge into the ever-evolving travel blogging industry.

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Obama does Bali: How to travel there like the former President

Obama does Bali: How to travel there like the former President

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ah, Bali. This beach-fringed paradise seemingly has it all – sprawling rice fields, ancient Hindu temples and active volcanoes sprinkled throughout. And now Bali can boast having something very special…

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Cherry blossoms flooding this Tokyo lake will blow your mind

Cherry blossoms flooding this Tokyo lake will blow your mind

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

What's prettier than a tree laden with cherry blossoms? This.

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The 100-year-old bakery that serves Tokyo’s best ningyoyaki

The 100-year-old bakery that serves Tokyo’s best ningyoyaki

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

But what is it? This delicious spongey cake will change your life.

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Travelling to Cambodia with my father and discovering my past

Travelling to Cambodia with my father and discovering my past

by CC Hua @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It wasn’t until I travelled to Cambodia as an adult with my father that I discovered just how much the Khmer Rouge had impacted my immediate family.

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A Singaporean’s Guide to the Work and Holiday Visa Programme in Australia

by Amira Rahmat @ TripZilla Magazine

What happens when you get blissfully lost in Trinidad, Cuba

What happens when you get blissfully lost in Trinidad, Cuba

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The best way to have a real adventure is to rid yourself of expectations and figure it out for yourself. That’s what I did in the perfectly-preserved colonial town of Trinidad.

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The results are in: American travelers are obsessed with their phones

The results are in: American travelers are obsessed with their phones

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We surveyed 1,500 American travelers about their cell phone use on vacation. The results were...interesting.

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Island hopping in Hong Kong: exploring Lantau

Island hopping in Hong Kong: exploring Lantau

by Julia D'Orazio @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Forget the Cote d’Azur, Hong Kong is the ultimate place to go island-hopping. And we know just the place to start...Lantau.

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Why the best travels of my life started after 50

Why the best travels of my life started after 50

by Alison Armstrong @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Now that I’m older, life is short, so short, and so precious, and each moment is to be savored. Because of this I see and feel things differently.

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An Amazon adventure at Shiripuno Lodge

An Amazon adventure at Shiripuno Lodge

by Amanda Williams @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There's only one place you need to stay to experience the real Amazon. This is it.

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Our founder’s thoughts on the Syria refugee crisis

Our founder’s thoughts on the Syria refugee crisis

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Despite the announcement that Australia will take 12,000 Syrian refugees, we're joining Amnesty International and calling on governments to do more.

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Photographers be warned: the Taj Mahal will be covered in mud for a year

Photographers be warned: the Taj Mahal will be covered in mud for a year

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Yep, it's true. The Taj Mahal will, as of April this year, endure a 12-month mud mask that will brighten its marble and unclog its pores for a youthful, radiant glow (...we may have made up that last bit).

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Bicycle Tour: Saigon to Hanoi

Bicycle Tour: Saigon to Hanoi


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Saigon to Hanoi by Bicycle | Experience Vietnam by bike, from Saigon to Hanoi

Just go: an essay on the art of spontaneity

Just go: an essay on the art of spontaneity

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Spontaneity isn't hard. The trick is to just do it. Just go.

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Want to visit Lonely Planet’s 2018 Best in Travel spots? Here’s how.

Want to visit Lonely Planet’s 2018 Best in Travel spots? Here’s how.

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Looking for adventure in 2018? Look no further.

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Four Places Worth Visiting in Santorini

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

As your ferry approaches the port of Santorini and you watch the island getting closer and closer, it’s easy to believe that you’re sailing into the view of one of Alfred Sislay’s idyllic paintings.

On the southernmost border of the Aegean archipelago, Santorini is not only considered to be one of the most beautiful islands of Greece, but one of the most stunning in the world.

Once you set foot on the island, Santorini will take you on a trip into its past: it’s here you’ll come face to face with the ancient Minoan civilization and the magnificent frescoes it left behind, the grand and fearsome eruption of its volcano and the huge caldera that’s still marveled at by thousands of tourists each year, and of course, its beautiful re-birth as one of the most picturesque places of this Earth.

These are the four top places to visit while you’re there.

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Marriage equality: a reminder to Australian travellers

Marriage equality: a reminder to Australian travellers

by James Thornton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This is a reminder to all Australian travellers, wherever you are in the world, that you don’t have to be waiting at home for your chance to vote.

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Why you should travel with your children

Why you should travel with your children

by Nisbah Hussein @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From astronomy lessons under the stars of the Sahara to slowing down to enjoy the magic, here's why you should travel with your little ones.

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The 5 best countries in Europe for solo travel

The 5 best countries in Europe for solo travel

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Solo travel doesn't mean traveling alone, not really – you're sure to find like-minded people along the way. Especially in these five European destinations.

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TripZilla’s Picks: Top 18 Travel Destinations for 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

SURVIVING BORACAY ALONE

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

In March of 2012, I was nearly finished with a 3-week journey moving west through the Visayas region of The Philippines. Visayas is famous for beach and diving destinations. I have never been very interested in beaches, so I was focused on the cities of Cebu, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Iloilo and Kalibo. I did, however, have a beach destination as my final stop before flying out of the country. That beach was the most famous beach in all of The Philippines- Boracay. I was all by my sad self during these weeks in the Philippines. I’d met people here and there along the way, but I didn’t join a backpacker caravan or fall in love. So, how is it traveling to Boracay alone, anyway?

Often beach destinations entice travelers of impossibly clear turquoise waters bookended by eternal sunrises and sunsets. So often, ... Read More »

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33 fun and interesting facts about Thailand that will surprise and delight you

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

There’s no denying the myriad attractions of Thailand. Beaches, jungles, cities, spices – this kingdom of intrigue offers endless explorations into culture, nature and history. To help you get to know Thailand a little better, we’ve drawn upon our extensive knowledge of the country to share some of our favorite things about it. You’ll notice

Read 33 fun and interesting facts about Thailand that will surprise and delight you on Backyard Travel.

Photoblog: Celebrating Yi Peng in Chiang Mai

Photoblog: Celebrating Yi Peng in Chiang Mai

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Once a year, when the moon is full, thousands of flickering lanterns swarm the night skies of Chiang Mai like a shoal of paper jellyfish. It's Yi Peng time again...

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A useful 2 day itinerary for your trip to Ho Chi Minh City

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Most visitors spend around 2 days in Ho Chi Minh city, and although the city has a lot to offer, with a well designed itinerary you can certainly get a good taste of the city lifestyle and make the most of your time here. Here’s a list of things to do for your 2 day […]

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What it’s like to travel in Morocco as a solo female traveller

What it’s like to travel in Morocco as a solo female traveller

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I’m in a dusty desert town, somewhere in the Kasbah Valleys of Morocco. I am being scrubbed raw by a woman our guide calls ‘Mama Africa’.

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10,000 words inspired by responsible travel

10,000 words inspired by responsible travel

by Joni Taisey @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’ve partnered up with The Sketchbook Project - a crowd-funded sketchbook museum and community space - and the Brooklyn Art Library to create a gallery inspired by responsible travel.

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Where to Lose and … Find Yourself in Greek Mykonos

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

The Aegean Sea has been characterized by many as the heart of the Mediterranean and has been commonly linked to colorful mythology, tales of pirates and fishermen, and, in recent years, as the hot-spot of cosmopolitan summer party life for island-hoppers.

Among the family of the Aegean islands however, stands one in particular which is perhaps its most precious jewel: Mykonos beams effervescently due west and it’s certainly not shy at showing it.

Being the favourite destination of vacationists worldwide, Mykonos has become synonymous to beautiful, luxurious and vibrant vacations. But Mykonos is so much more than what the eye meets: it’s actually the ideal place where you can lose yourself on its surface and also find it in its depth.

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Help us rebuild an earthquake-damaged school in Nepal

Help us rebuild an earthquake-damaged school in Nepal

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’re helping raise money for Khagendra New Life Special Education Secondary School – a pioneer in educating children with a disability.

The post Help us rebuild an earthquake-damaged school in Nepal appeared first on Intrepid Travel Blog.

Why we need to act now to protect our oceans from climate change

Why we need to act now to protect our oceans from climate change

by Lucas Handley @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With 7.4 billion people now living on earth and 40% of them living in coastal areas, we need to keep our oceans healthy. We have never needed them so much, or demanded so much from them.

The post Why we need to act now to protect our oceans from climate change appeared first on Intrepid Travel Blog.

How to get from Phnom Penh to Hanoi (and vice versa)

How to get from Phnom Penh to Hanoi (and vice versa)


Move to Cambodia

A detailed explanation of the transportation options available in getting from Phnom Penh to Hanoi, Vietnam. Including planes, trains, buses.

Tips and tricks for travelling in Africa

Tips and tricks for travelling in Africa

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You’ve finally taken the plunge and booked that ticket for an epic African adventure. Good for you! Here's everything you need to know.

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Photo series: We sent a camera crew to Nepal.

Photo series: We sent a camera crew to Nepal.

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You've never seen Nepal like this before.

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Why Middle Eastern Airlines are Increasingly Becoming Millennials’ First Choice of Travel

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Visiting Vietnam: journal of an unforgettable trip - The Travelling Boomer

Visiting Vietnam: journal of an unforgettable trip - The Travelling Boomer


The Travelling Boomer

Visiting Vietnam: what's it like? The Travelling Boomer shares his two-week trip in 2016, with a look at all the major cities and tourist attractions

Expansion to Cambodia with International and Domestic flights

by Baolau @ Baolau

Following the integration of international bus routes and domestic bus routes, we continue our expansion in the Mekong region by adding flights to Cambodia. Cambodia Angkor Air is the national…

The post Expansion to Cambodia with International and Domestic flights appeared first on Baolau.

The Pinnacles and Kalbarri: 5 spots to include on your West Australian roadtrip

The Pinnacles and Kalbarri: 5 spots to include on your West Australian roadtrip

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We found ourselves driving from Perth to the Pinnacles Desert, and then onto Kalbarri National Park. All in a Corolla named Betty.

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What I wish I knew before climbing Kilimanjaro

What I wish I knew before climbing Kilimanjaro

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One writer took on the Machame Route in Tanzania. Here's what she learned, plus some vital advice, for climbing Kilimanjaro.

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Tips for capturing stunning photographs of local people

Tips for capturing stunning photographs of local people

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As a travel photographer, I’ve been very lucky to travel to some extraordinary places around the world and photograph them.

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What happens on tour, stays on tour: our local leaders spill the beans

What happens on tour, stays on tour: our local leaders spill the beans

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We chatted to a few of our leaders about some of their favourite moments on Intrepid trips.

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7 wildlife experiences you can only have in South Australia

7 wildlife experiences you can only have in South Australia

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Camping with koalas and cosying up to kangaroos? Only in South Australia.

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The colorful chaos of stepping off the beaten path in India

The colorful chaos of stepping off the beaten path in India

by Leslie Price @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I find myself in the middle of an absolutely fantastic Hindu festival on a Sunday afternoon, taking in a riot of colors and sights and sounds and smells that I would have completely missed if I had stayed on my intended route.

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What was it like to live through the Nepal earthquake? A first-hand account.

What was it like to live through the Nepal earthquake? A first-hand account.

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

How a regular traveller suddenly found himself in the middle of a disaster zone.

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How Many Days of Leave Do You Get Compared to Other Countries?

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

My Eye-Opening Trip to Northern India’s Varanasi and Bodhgaya

by Lewis Lai @ TripZilla Magazine

Sharing Ramadan in Diyarbakır, Turkey

Sharing Ramadan in Diyarbakır, Turkey

by Nick Burns @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I turned in my bunk, comforted by the call to prayer floating through my window and the scent of thyme filling the dusty train compartment...

The post Sharing Ramadan in Diyarbakır, Turkey appeared first on Intrepid Travel Blog.

The Russian Ministry of Culture is trying tourism propaganda, and we love it

The Russian Ministry of Culture is trying tourism propaganda, and we love it

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's not often you watch something that you know is sponsored by a questionable regime, and come out with a big smile on your face.

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Why now is the time to visit Bulgaria’s cultural heart, Plovdiv

Why now is the time to visit Bulgaria’s cultural heart, Plovdiv

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As you stroll the narrow streets of historic Plovdiv, music echoes along the cobblestones. You might hear an orchestra performing in a park mingled with guitar chords coming from the scenic amphitheater. Folk musicians and dancers busk in leafy plazas, adding to the sense of excitement.

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Coast to coast: 5 unexpected fringe benefits of road-tripping across America

Coast to coast: 5 unexpected fringe benefits of road-tripping across America

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Road-tripping across America will reveal cinematic landscapes, bizarre roadside oddities and laugh-out-loud town names.

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Ho Chi Minh vs Hanoi: 6 highlights and you’ll get your perfect choice

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Finding reasons to love Vietnam is not a difficult task, especially when you look at the charming landscapes, sprawling beaches, mesmerizing mountains and unique scenery only found in Vietnam. With all this, it is easy to forget the big cities of Vietnam, such as Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. We are going to compare and […]

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Check out our favourite shots from The Adventure Collective (and win $10K of travel)

Check out our favourite shots from The Adventure Collective (and win $10K of travel)

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This is what happens when you let 8 pro photographers loose in Central America.

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Indonesia: 4 surprising experiences that aren’t in Bali – and one that is

Indonesia: 4 surprising experiences that aren’t in Bali – and one that is

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A holiday to Indonesia doesn't have to mean Bintangs and sunburn.

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10 writers that travellers couldn’t live without

10 writers that travellers couldn’t live without

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We all read for different reasons – not all of them written down on paper. So for those who like travel and books (real books) in equal measure, here’s a quick guide to who you should be reading on the road.

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Massaya, a live volcano in Nicaragua- The devil’s gates –

by Koen Blanquart @ Boarding Today!

That day we went up to Massaya, to a live volcano in Nicaragua and saw the lava… Visit a volcano in Nicaragua Seen those scenes in Lord of the Rings where Frodo has to throw the ring in the lava at Mount Doom? After hiking in New Zealand and having a feeling of the outside of […]

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Colonia del Sacramento: The underrated foodie capital of South America

Colonia del Sacramento: The underrated foodie capital of South America

by Elise Duncan @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Colonia del Sacramento is one of the oldest towns in Uruguay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a heaven for foodies.

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How to spend 24 hours (and then some) in Memphis

How to spend 24 hours (and then some) in Memphis

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For any lover of music, but especially the Blues, Memphis is a chart-topping destination.

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Meet the ridiculously talented family that travels for a living

Meet the ridiculously talented family that travels for a living

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Meet the Bartholomews, aka You Can't be Serious.

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Prague in 48 hours: plan your visit

Prague in 48 hours: plan your visit

by Che-Marie Trigg @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Some cities are so ornamental, so historic and beautiful, that it’s hard to look beyond their histories to the modern hive of activity humming behind the facades. Prague is one…

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Photoblog: Varanasi as you’ve never seen it before

Photoblog: Varanasi as you’ve never seen it before

by Pravin Tamang @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We go on a journey through India's most photogenic city with one of the best photographers in the country: Pravin Tamang.

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Nepal one year on: a post-quake journey with The Common Wanderer

Nepal one year on: a post-quake journey with The Common Wanderer

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Nepal’s message is loud and clear; it’s open, it’s safe, it’s beautiful, and it’s as welcoming as ever. The only thing missing is you.

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What it’s like to do a Hmong homestay in the hills of Sapa

What it’s like to do a Hmong homestay in the hills of Sapa

by Kelsey Reaves @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I felt like I had hit the jackpot. I was truly living a day in the life of a Hmong woman – and it felt real...

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Jenni Sparks is making hand-drawn maps cool again, one city at a time

Jenni Sparks is making hand-drawn maps cool again, one city at a time

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Jenni Sparks thinks maps are cool. So cool, in fact, that she'll spend months drawing a single one.

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Blood Lions: The real story behind lion walks and canned hunting

Blood Lions: The real story behind lion walks and canned hunting

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There are currently thousands of lions and other predators being held in captivity across the continent. Meet the team who's trying to fight back.

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5 beautiful islands in Europe you haven’t discovered yet

5 beautiful islands in Europe you haven’t discovered yet

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There's nothing we love more than the small towns, coastal views, and endless scenic vistas that Europe's islands offer. Here are some that are overlooked far too often...

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Beyond the Grand Palace: What to do, eat and drink in Bangkok

Beyond the Grand Palace: What to do, eat and drink in Bangkok

by Robert Schrader @ Intrepid Travel Blog

So much more than just a layover destination, Thailand's capital is brimming with temples and malls, street snacks and watering holes.

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Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto Today

by Lee Foster @ Foster Travel Publishing

This article on my neighborhood, Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto, has appeared in the new book from the Bay Area Travel Writers, titled Taste of Travel. Alice Waters remains a presiding spirit over Berkeley’s celebrated Gourmet Ghetto. But there are newcomers also who enliven the scene.

The post Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto Today appeared first on Foster Travel Publishing.

Photo essay: Life on the edge of the Siberian wilderness

Photo essay: Life on the edge of the Siberian wilderness

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ever wondered what an expedition to the ends of the earth looks like? Join one Intrepid traveller on the adventure of a lifetime – to Siberia’s Yamal Peninsula.

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Carnaval beyond Rio: 3 other places to join the world’s biggest street party

Carnaval beyond Rio: 3 other places to join the world’s biggest street party

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Thing is, much as Cariocas (Rio locals) would love have you think it elsewise, Rio isn’t the only town to which Carnaval comes.

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Cruising just got a lot more sustainable

Cruising just got a lot more sustainable

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ask anyone that’s been to Croatia in the last few years: the familiar backdrop to nearly every sun-soaked vista is the silhouette of a big cruise ship, moored out at sea.

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The east coast of Tasmania is all about the beaches

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

The east coast of Tasmania is all about the beaches. The sand is a brilliant white and the water a magnificent crystal-clear blue that you usually see on travel brochures and postcards. The big grey rocks with splashes of bright orange act as the beach’s bookends, while the native bushland that often lines the beach’s edge remains virtually untouched. The beaches are not tropical. Instead they are rugged, wild and sometimes isolated. And despite the Great Eastern Drive from Orford in the south to St Helens in the north being famous the world over for its spectacular coastal views, you’ll often have the beach to yourself if you choose to stop for a swim or a walk. Anywhere else on Earth, and a coastline like this would be a magnet for hotel chains, global tourist operators and real estate developers. But for some reason Tasmania’s east coast remains a quiet, charming and relatively undiscovered corner of the world lined with quaint little towns and spectacular national parks. We spent five days exploring the east coast from our rental home in Four Mile Creek, a town consistently of exactly four streets, a children’s playground and a cricket ground. Our balcony overlooked [...]

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Why you need to see a ‘mini Naadam’ in Mongolia

Why you need to see a ‘mini Naadam’ in Mongolia

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travellers keen to experience a truly authentic Naadam Festival shouldn't be discouraged. They just need to know where to look.

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My Photo Journal: Urban Trekking Nathan Road In Hong Kong

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

9 things you’ll see on a bike ride through Yogyakarta

9 things you’ll see on a bike ride through Yogyakarta

by Louise Burton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For all those wanting to explore Java on two wheels, here's one woman's bike ride through the rice fields and back streets of Yogyakarta.

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What traveling to Cuba taught me about life, and making the most of it

What traveling to Cuba taught me about life, and making the most of it

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When I describe Cuba after returning from my 9-day visit, the first word that comes to mind is 'charming'. Yes, even in spite of power outages, unplanned routes and all.

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When in Rome: author Tessa Kiros shares her Italian food tips

When in Rome: author Tessa Kiros shares her Italian food tips

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When cookbook author Tessa Kiros turned 18 she left home in South Africa to travel and learn more about the world.

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Where to find the best street art in NYC

Where to find the best street art in NYC

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re keen for a self-guided tour of New York City’s public art, here’s where you can find it...

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Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh Luxury Bike Tour | Butterfield & Robinson

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh Luxury Bike Tour | Butterfield & Robinson


Butterfield & Robinson

Even with its vigorous economic growth, Vietnam is as charming, picturesque and wondrous as the first time we cycled here more than a decade ago.

The new app that’s naming every inch of the world

The new app that’s naming every inch of the world

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Trying to track down that hidden lake by Mongolia’s remote Tarvagatai Mountains? You’ll find it under ‘uncooked.humming.glossies'...

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San Francisco’s Neighbor: The Oakland-Berkeley East Bay

by Lee Foster @ Foster Travel Publishing

East from San Francisco stretches the Oakland Berkeley East Bay. A visitor looking for attractions, things to see and do, can enjoy Oakland's Jack London Square, Yoshi's Jazz Club, Port of Oakland, Asiatown, Old Oakland, Preservation Park, the Paramount Theater, Lake Merritt, the Oakland Museum, and Lakeside Park and Garden Center. A visitor to Berkeley will enjoy the UC Berkeley University, also known as the University of California Berkeley, plus Chez Panisse and the Gourmet Ghetto, along with the downtown Berkeley Repertory Theater, Telegraph Avenue, many fine restaurants, and special neighborhoods such as the Elmwood.

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Vietnam by bike: This is what it's like to cycle from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam by bike: This is what it's like to cycle from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City


Intrepid Travel Blog

It’d been a slow crawl up the 10% incline on the Hai Van Pass… for me anyway. Our group had made it to the top, to be greeted by cloud coverage, much to the chagrin of the couple attempting wedding photos up there. The view didn’t matter.

The 19 Best Travel Accessories To Save Space, Time And Money In 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This article is a comprehensive list of all the items and travel accessories that make your life easier when you are on the road. Based on my personal experience and the latest trends out there. How many have you got already? Let me start by saying I’ve seen loads of lists of “must-have” travel accessories […]

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This is what a Tasmania group tour looks like

This is what a Tasmania group tour looks like

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ah Tasmania. The Apple Isle. You may know it as the bit of Australia that often gets left off maps, Commonwealth Games uniforms and various marketing collateral. Awkward. It also happens to be one of the most beautiful states in all of Australia.

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You should go to Patagonia if you want to feel small

You should go to Patagonia if you want to feel small

by Taryn Stenvei @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It was Friedrich Nietzsche that said “all truly great ideas are conceived by walking”, but Nietzsche had obviously never walked in Patagonia.

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How To Open A Bank Account In Thailand

by Renegade Travels @ Renegade Travels

If you’re planning to stay in Thailand long-term, it can be very beneficial to open a local bank account. Perhaps this applies to you but you’re just not sure how to open a bank account in Thailand. If that’s the case, I’d like to share with you not only why you should consider opening a... READ MORE >

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Canadas Rocky Mountaineer

Canadas Rocky Mountaineer

by @ Travel

The Canadian Rockies must surely rank amongst the very finest scenic and wildlife holidays on earth! The magnificent Rocky Mo...

The best craft cocktail bars in NYC

The best craft cocktail bars in NYC

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ask any American who invented the cocktail and you'll get a pretty definitive answer. It was us, buddy, all right?

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Cheap Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi from $67 - KAYAK

Cheap Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi from $67 - KAYAK


KAYAK

Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi on VietJet Air from $67, Jetstar Pacific from $171... Search and find deals on flights to Hanoi.

Where to go for the best cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo

Where to go for the best cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo

by Jessica Korteman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Cherry blossom season is undoubtedly one of the best times to visit Tokyo. Here are the city’s top viewing spots based on the kind of experience they offer.

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Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A comfortable & aesthetically pleasing synthesis of the exotic & the familiar, the modern & the traditional, and Asian & European elements, Lasenta Boutique Hotel is yet another addition to Hoi An's list of excellent value, mid-range accommodation... Continue reading

From Delhi to Goa: What it’s like visiting India with Intrepid

From Delhi to Goa: What it’s like visiting India with Intrepid

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

"India is a sensory overload, but in the best possible way." That's how photographer Mirae Campbell describes her recent 15-day trip from Delhi to Goa with Intrepid Travel.

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How to get off the beaten path in Rome

How to get off the beaten path in Rome

by Andrea MacDonald @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Like in most of the world’s greatest cities, so many incredible sights equals so many tourists. But this Rome guide will help you beat the crowds.

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You should go to Portugal just for the food. Here’s why.

You should go to Portugal just for the food. Here’s why.

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Despite the curious looks people give us when we say we went to Portugal for our honeymoon, my husband and I couldn’t have imagined a better way to start off our marriage than eating our way through Europe's most underrated food destination.

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Gorgeous Goa, India | Top 5 Places to See in Goa

by Josh Summers @ Renegade Travels

Holidays and Goa. These are two words that go together well, as Goa has come to be known as one of the most beautiful and captivating regions in all of India. For any traveler out there heading to India, here are the top 5 places to visit while you’re in Goa. Goa, an Indian state... READ MORE >

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The Galapagos Bowl: Ecuador’s star football line-up

The Galapagos Bowl: Ecuador’s star football line-up

by Tayla Gentle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The USA isn't the only one celebrating football's day of days. The animals of the Galapagos are lining up for the Big Game (with some surprising last minute inclusions).

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Make it at home: food author Tessa Kiros’ famous tiramisu recipe

Make it at home: food author Tessa Kiros’ famous tiramisu recipe

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Recipe taken from Venezia: Food & Dreams by Tessa Kiros Tiramisu an be varied as much as you like: make it less sweet, more sweet; serve it with gratings of…

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Backpacking in Vietnam: Travel Route & Map | Charlie on Travel

Backpacking in Vietnam: Travel Route & Map | Charlie on Travel


Charlie on Travel

Want to know where to go backpacking in Vietnam? I mapped out a Vietnam travel route. Start in Hanoi and travel south to Ho Chi Minh City.

10 global dishes that are definitely outside your comfort zone

10 global dishes that are definitely outside your comfort zone

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Farewell, comfort zone. It was nice knowing you.

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9 of the best physical activities in Sri Lanka

9 of the best physical activities in Sri Lanka

by Amanda Linardon @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Be prepared to get sweaty.

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Can I eat that? A rough guide to Aussie bush tucker

Can I eat that? A rough guide to Aussie bush tucker

by Kellie Bright @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Heading into the bush? Keep your eyes peeled for this tasty bush tucker and you’ll never need to open another can of baked beans again.

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Life in the north: our top 6 Arctic wildlife experiences

Life in the north: our top 6 Arctic wildlife experiences

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One thing the Arctic does have is wildlife. Lots of it. On a size and scale that puts a lot of the more traditional ‘animal destinations’ to shame.

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“It was just so beautiful”: trekking Patagonia with Youtube pro Hey Nadine

“It was just so beautiful”: trekking Patagonia with Youtube pro Hey Nadine

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Youtube star and pro blogger Nadine Sykora knows a thing or two about travel. So when she says Patagonia blew her away, it pays to listen up.

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Introducing Europe’s newest independent countries?

Introducing Europe’s newest independent countries?

by David Nagle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Thanks to a turbulent history, Europe has fifty-one of the countries on the official global list, but who knows which regions will try to fly solo next? See them now, thank us later.

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Our Top 5 Photos of Argentina

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

We flew into Buenos Aires, the first stop on our 5.5 month trip through South America. From there we went south, so it’s probably no surprise that all of our top 5 photos come from Argentinian Patagonia. Bariloche We had a few ups and downs during our visit to Bariloche, but one of the ups [...]

Two Intrepid leaders take out Gold & Bronze at World Guide Awards

Two Intrepid leaders take out Gold & Bronze at World Guide Awards

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It takes a pretty special person to not only bring a place to life, but to also bring a diverse group of people together.

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7 Festivals in Myanmar That You Should Not Miss

by Zaw Ye Naing @ TripZilla Magazine

South Luangwa National Park: Africa’s best kept secret

South Luangwa National Park: Africa’s best kept secret

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Wildebeest aren't the only crowds on the Serengeti. If you're after a safari without the selfie sticks, try South Luangwa National Park.

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What’s hot in South America? We ask the world’s best travel bloggers

What’s hot in South America? We ask the world’s best travel bloggers

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We asked a few of our favourite bloggers to give us their must-sees in South America. Here's a few suggestions from travel pros with their fingers on the pulse...

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Expansion to Laos with International and Domestic flights

by Baolau @ Baolau

After our previous announcement of bus routes in Laos, we are pleased to share with our fellow travelers that Baolau now integrates international and domestic flights in Laos. Lao Airlines…

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A glimpse of Vietnam - Travel from Hanoi to Saigon

A glimpse of Vietnam - Travel from Hanoi to Saigon


Tripoto

A glimpse of Vietnam - Travel from Hanoi to Saigon including Depart From: Hanoi City Return To: Ho Chi Minh City

6 tips for booking your first cycling trip

6 tips for booking your first cycling trip

by Ellie Ross @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Pedalling sets the perfect pace - you travel slowly enough to enjoy your surroundings but fast enough that they're constantly changing.

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This new technology is set to obliterate language barriers

This new technology is set to obliterate language barriers

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Not a drill. It sits in your ear and translates conversation in real time. Either the world is being punked...or the future is now.

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11 quotes that prove celebrities live on a different planet

11 quotes that prove celebrities live on a different planet

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Anyone who has visited Gwyneth Paltrow’s much ridiculed website Goop already knows celebrities live on a different planet than the rest of us. This planet may look similar to Earth, but there are subtle differences. Most of its landmass is covered in dense forests of kale, under whose iron–rich leaves roam ravenous packs of magazine photographers. Poverty and disease are non-existent, and people subsist mostly on unicorn tears.

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Rediscovering the spirit of travel in Myanmar

Rediscovering the spirit of travel in Myanmar

by Christine Sarkis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

On a recent visit to Myanmar, I followed my spirit of curiosity … and found a country poised at the edge of a moment.

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7 things I learnt travelling solo through Europe

7 things I learnt travelling solo through Europe

by Selina Sykes @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I didn’t have much time to get nervous, but the common first-time solo travel jitters were running through my mind. Will I get lost? Will I get lonely? Who’s got my back if something goes wrong?

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The world’s most bike-friendly cities, ranked

The world’s most bike-friendly cities, ranked

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Scandinavia may be leading the way, but there are a few new bike-friendly cities nipping at its heels. Here are our favourites.

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Meet the chef: an interview with Andrew Fielke

Meet the chef: an interview with Andrew Fielke

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The mastermind behind Intrepid's exclusive tour menus on why we should go back to our bush tucker roots.

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The Thấm Mã Pass and the Lũng Cú Flagpole

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

After having visited the Tam Sơn market on Sunday morning, we got back on our motorbikes and set off toward the north... to the very north. Today, Chu Chu would be taking us to Vietnam's border with China, marked by the Lũng Cú Flagpole. Along the way, we'd see some incredible scenery, especially at the Thấm Mã Pass.

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How travellers can help the situation in Myanmar

How travellers can help the situation in Myanmar

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Since late August 2017, hundreds of thousands of people have crossed the border into Bangladesh to seek refuge after violence broke out in Rakhine State.

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Here’s the Thing About Eating Dog in Vietnam…

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

Before arriving, we'd read a lot about the Vietnamese penchant for chowing down on "man's best friend". However, during our three months in Saigon, we hadn't seen a single plate of dog being offered anywhere, and decided the stories were exaggerated. But it turns out that, in the north, they do eat dog. And it's not exactly uncommon.

WARNING: This article contains an image of a dead, cooked dog.

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Shopping for spells at the Witches Market in La Paz

Shopping for spells at the Witches Market in La Paz

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Talismans, cure-alls and mystic ointments – welcome to Bolivia's famous Witches Market.

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So, what does Brexit mean for travellers?

So, what does Brexit mean for travellers?

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For doubters, the unthinkable has happened. Today the world has woken up to find Britain and the EU are going their separate ways.

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This is what it’s like to share a meal at a Sikh temple in India

This is what it’s like to share a meal at a Sikh temple in India

by Annika Ziehen @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Music is playing, people are walking and praying, and the atmosphere is festive yet oddly relaxed for a sacred place.

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Why Japan’s Suicide Forest Should Not Be Considered a Tourist Attraction

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Napkins for the holidays: make your table look original

by Margherita Potrich @ Ecobnb

One of the most important and beautiful moments during Christmas Holidays is when everyone gathers around a table to eat delicious food together and spend some quality time with their family. To make it a special moment, one has to create the right festive and cosy atmosphere, where every detail matters. Therefore, even napkins on your […]

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Vietnam Cycling: Bike Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Vietnam Cycling: Bike Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi


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Cycle through Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi among backdrops of rice paddies, emerald jungle, and white beaches at REI.

Photo of the week: how to photograph a sunset

by Paul Marshman @ The Travelling Boomer

Long ago, before cloud storage was invented, I asked a couple of long-term travellers how they stored all the photos they took. “We send them home,” they said. “But last week we got a letter saying, ‘Stop sending us pictures of sunsets and waterfalls!” ” I laughed, but it was true: after selfies, sunsets and [...]

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7 waterfalls you should visit in Iceland

7 waterfalls you should visit in Iceland

by Jenna Kvidt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With so many waterfalls throughout the country, it’s hard to decide which ones you just have to see for yourself. To help you, here are seven waterfalls in Iceland that are not to be missed!

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Eastern Europe in one week: The ultimate guide

Eastern Europe in one week: The ultimate guide

by Nathan James Thomas @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The prices are cheaper, the culture is just as rich, and the people just as friendly...Why wouldn't you go to Eastern Europe? Here's how to do it in 7 days.

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What I wish I knew before trekking Everest Base Camp

What I wish I knew before trekking Everest Base Camp

by Kieran Wallace @ Intrepid Travel Blog

After all, bucket-list trips in the travel world vary from person to person but one I’m willing to bet almost everyone strives to check off is trekking to Everest Base Camp. Here's what it was like and what you need to know.

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Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

When eating at Houston's restaurant in Kanab, Utah, tip the servers well; they pack pistols, although it's just for show -- allegedly.

Visiting the Taj Mahal: Everything you need to know

Visiting the Taj Mahal: Everything you need to know

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Is there a sight more iconic, more beautiful, more jaw-droppingly spectacular than the Taj Mahal? 

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We catch up with the director of ‘Sherpa’, the season’s most acclaimed documentary

We catch up with the director of ‘Sherpa’, the season’s most acclaimed documentary

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Visually stunning and deeply political, Sherpa documents the changing consciousness of a people who have long been the backbone of the Everest climbing industry.

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Slimline seats: look what they’re doing to us now

by Paul Marshman @ The Travelling Boomer

It’s happening again — the big squeeze. According to a recent report, the airlines are coming up with yet another way to make flying uncomfortable. And once again, the story is about United Airlines, but this time the offence is something called “slimline seats”. The report says that United — already famous for the kicking-and-screaming ejection [...]

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“Welcome to Jordan!” 7 tips to help you achieve total local immersion

“Welcome to Jordan!” 7 tips to help you achieve total local immersion

by Sherry Ott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Upon arriving in Jordan, the first thing you'll hear is, “Where are you from?” And the second, almost every time, is: “Ahhh…Welcome! Welcome to Jordan!”

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Your people are actually everywhere: the most important lesson I’ve learnt about travel

Your people are actually everywhere: the most important lesson I’ve learnt about travel

by Taryn Stenvei @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As I embark on more missions out there into the world, the more I see that ‘my people’ are really everywhere.

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Packing the perfect rucksack for a family holiday

Packing the perfect rucksack for a family holiday

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A rucksack is the suitcase of the adventure traveller. On your Intrepid trip, you and the kids will be carrying everything you need on your back, from batteries to hiking boots.…

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Cairo vs Alexandria: A guide to Egypt’s two largest cities

Cairo vs Alexandria: A guide to Egypt’s two largest cities

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One city is home to the Great Pyramids and the other city is home to the Great Library. Here's what you need to know about both.

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Underground phenomenons: inside New York’s coolest subway stations

Underground phenomenons: inside New York’s coolest subway stations

by David Nagle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We're going deeper underground.

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Goodbye Korea: Hello Newest Adventure!

by Barun Sarkar @ Barilee Traveling

We’ve got some life-altering news (no, really). After years on end living it up in South Korea as cross-Pacific expats, we’re incredibly excited to announce that we are FINALLY living out our dreams of living in… Japan!   Since 2010, Barun has visited Japan four times on both business and leisure trips, and from the second he first arrived, he fell head over heels in love with Japan’s sophistication, development and ravishingly beautiful traditional culture. Kyoto in particular, with all its mesmerizing temples and historic sites fed into the natural tour guide in Barun, and it was settled – he would HAVE to live there at least once in his life.   Jen, with her undying love for all things edible, could not tear herself away from the trains of sushi, savoury bowls of ramen, and sizzling gyoza (fried dumplings) on her previous visits to Tokyo and Fukuoka. So when Barun confided in her with his not-so-secret plans for Japan, she clamoured aboard! After a month of real estate agents, temporary apartments and furniture hauls, we’re officially settled in – and what a spot! We’re in the district of Nipponbashi, just steps away from the bustling shopping districts of Namba, […]

5 sporting spectacles around the world that’ll make you feel like a local

5 sporting spectacles around the world that’ll make you feel like a local

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A sporting event can be a haven of knowledge for travellers, no matter the size of the venue.

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Tips for Traveling with the Whole Family

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Taking a trip is supposed to be fun, but travelling with the whole family can have challenges of its own, especially if you have children of different ages.

Making sure everyone is having fun means a lot of compromise, while at the same time you have to ensure that you leave time as adults for your own activities and relaxation.

Trip planning is sometimes difficult, but if you take some simple steps and make the right plans, it can be enjoyable for everyone involved. Here are some tips for traveling with the whole family.

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Black as hell, strong as death and sweet as love: our ultimate global coffee guide

Black as hell, strong as death and sweet as love: our ultimate global coffee guide

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Let your wanderlust percolate.

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The tastiest food festivals to try in 2017

The tastiest food festivals to try in 2017

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We love Glastonbury, Coachella and Roskilde as much as anyone, but we bet you’d never find a bulgogi or bottle of soju among those pop-up food tents...

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We just got the Rainforest Alliance tick of approval

We just got the Rainforest Alliance tick of approval

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Rainforest Alliance aims to see people and planet prosper together. We're proud to say we just got their tick of approval.

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Where to find the best street art in South America

Where to find the best street art in South America

by Along Dusty Roads @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Artists from across the world look to South America as the perfect canvas for their work, and this varied continent is home to so much exceptional street art.

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The suite life: a sneak peek at the glitziest cruise ship cabins

by Paul Marshman @ The Travelling Boomer

For most of us, booking a cruise is about trying to find the best price for an inside or an ocean view cabin — maybe a balcony, if we’re feeling flush. But there’s a whole other world of cruise ship cabins, one with private dining rooms and cushy furniture and even butlers. You could call it [...]

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Miyajima Island: A picture-perfect day trip in Japan

Miyajima Island: A picture-perfect day trip in Japan

by Cynthia Chou @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Pity the man who missed out on Miyajima while they were in Japan. It’s not a saying, but it should be. No visit to the country can really be complete without witnessing the peaceful beauty that is Miyajima Island.

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Embracing the chaos and learning to love Hanoi

Embracing the chaos and learning to love Hanoi

by Tammy Burns @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When you're surrounded by chaos, you have to seek out the calm. One traveller shares her experience of her first time in Hanoi.

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Beyond Berlin: 5 German stops to include on your ultimate Eurotrip

Beyond Berlin: 5 German stops to include on your ultimate Eurotrip

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Like many before me, I had a limited view of how Germany worked. It turns out there is a world beyond Berlin.

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The call of the wild: our guide to Alaska’s Top 5 National Parks

The call of the wild: our guide to Alaska’s Top 5 National Parks

by Chris Girdler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Compared to Canada, Alaska’s National Parks are bigger, wilder and more remote (it helps when your address is basically PO Box, End Of The Earth).

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The Galapagos in photos: What an Intrepid trip is really like

The Galapagos in photos: What an Intrepid trip is really like

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Coming right up: giant tortoises and adorable seals, new friends and magical places, and all manners of adventures on both land and sea...

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The best family holidays to book in 2017

The best family holidays to book in 2017

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We're a firm believer in the fact that family travel can please both parents and kids, and that it doesn't have to be about resorts and compromise.

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Travel is A Privilege & Not Everyone Can Travel As Much As You

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

What it’s like to travel in Japan as a solo traveller

What it’s like to travel in Japan as a solo traveller

by Ellie Ross @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s 4pm in Tokyo and I’m deep underground, a puzzled expression on my face.

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Travel smarter: 5 ways seasonality can affect your travel plans

Travel smarter: 5 ways seasonality can affect your travel plans

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You might think peak season is peak for a reason, but there's more to seasonality than just following the crowds.

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Our 2018 Travel Goals

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

It’s actually a little bit difficult for me to write a 2018 goals post since most of our 2018 travel is already mapped out. But I guess even the best of laid plans can change… We are currently about 6 weeks in to a 5.5 month trip through South America. We started by flying into [...]

Moving Mountains: I climbed Kilimanjaro for women’s rights

Moving Mountains: I climbed Kilimanjaro for women’s rights

by Amy Bolger @ Intrepid Travel Blog

"If you want to go far, go together…" This was our mantra as we climbed Kilimanjaro. Me, our Intrepid group and 30 rural female farmers from across Africa.

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Is this the coolest Bhutan travel video ever?

Is this the coolest Bhutan travel video ever?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Dreamy colour washes, simple aesthetics and static camera angles – this isn't your Daddy's Bhutan travel vid.

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Say no to lemon chicken: alternatives to Chinese food stereotypes

Say no to lemon chicken: alternatives to Chinese food stereotypes

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s a funny thing, but there’s really no such thing as Chinese cuisine. Oh there’s Cantonese, Sichuan, Shandong, Fujian, Hunan and Anhui cuisine, but you can’t point to one plate of food and say, ‘Yep, that’s Chinese that is.’

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Connections on the road: why travel friends make the best friends

Connections on the road: why travel friends make the best friends

by Anna Reeves @ Intrepid Travel Blog

At no other time has my ability to connect with people, places and the world been more obvious than during my travels.

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Best Airbnbs in Reykjavik for a Winter Break

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

Let me share my Airbnb wishlist for Reykjavik, Iceland. Read my list of the best Airbnbs in Reykjavik, including budget rooms, perfect apartments and luxury rental homes.  Winter season has got me dreaming about white snow and cold countries. I was just sixteen when I went on my first trip to Iceland – it was short […]

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My Trip to Alishan: Spending a Night in the Mountains of Taiwan

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

Our Favorite Books of 2017

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Are you like me? Do you love to read? Travel and adventure are my favorite topics, but every once in awhile, a popular fiction book or autobiography finds its way onto my reading list. Here are my favorite books of 2017. Buried in the Sky In 2008, eleven climbers died while trying to summit K2. Two Sherpas survived and this is ...

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Visiting Greece? Here’s what you need to eat

Visiting Greece? Here’s what you need to eat

by Gwen OToole @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From hearty street food to fresh fine dining and even sampling some of the freshest fine produce, here’s just a small taste of what to eat in Greece.

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The Dangers of Traveling in Vietnam

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

In seven years on the road, Jürgen and I had never once used our travel insurance. With all the adventures we've had, from an encounter with quicksand in Bolivia to paragliding in Macedonia, that's a great track record. But in Vietnam, the streak came to a definitive end.

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Why Taiwan is Asia’s next big food destination

Why Taiwan is Asia’s next big food destination

by Chelsea McIver @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From small eats (‘xiao chi’) on the street, to Michelin-starred restaurants and chefs, Taiwan has it covered.

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The top destinations for travel in April

The top destinations for travel in April

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Spring has sprung across the globe; the dry seasons are beginning to roll in and everywhere is looking that little bit fresher.

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Africa mythbusting: 10 ‘facts’ that just aren’t true

Africa mythbusting: 10 ‘facts’ that just aren’t true

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Africa is probably the most misunderstood continent on Earth. It's time to go mythbusting...

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Zagreb: A Quick Break in Croatia’s Capital

by Audrey Bergner @ THAT BACKPACKER

Continuing our travels in Croatia, our next stop after a week on the Istrian Peninsula was Zagreb for a change of scenery. As far as...

Favorite Photos, Favorite Moments of 2017

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Just like that, another year comes to an end. As we get ready to flip the calendar over into 2018, it’s nice to look back and reflect on the past year. For us, 2017 was all about balancing work and school and sports with as much travel as possible. It was a hectic year, but we all think that, don’t ...

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The 5 best beaches in the Middle East

The 5 best beaches in the Middle East

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We're betting when you think beaches, you don't think Egypt, Israel and Oman. Maybe it's time to change that...

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Can you travel yourself young?

Can you travel yourself young?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Reconnecting with your inner-child is easier on the road, we reckon.

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Luang Prabang – Discover The Untouched Beauty of Laos

by Baolau @ Baolau

Southeast Asia is drawing increasing attention as a popular travel destination, with Laos being often overlooked, yet worth an adventure. Remaining far more remote than the capital city of Vientiane,…

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12 facts you probably don’t know about Guatemala

12 facts you probably don’t know about Guatemala

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Surprising and curiosity-inducing, these Guatemala facts prove the country is worthy of the Central American spotlight.

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Hokubo: Home Away From Home

by Jen A @ Barilee Traveling

It’s easy for city dwellers like us to get caught up with our bustling metropolis lives and never really thinking much about the countryside. This is a common theme among many city folk in not just Japan, but many developed countries. Thing is, the countryside actually has a ton of things to explore and experience, and is full of warm smiles that welcome you in like family. But, getting out there and finding your way around can pose some logistical challenges.   That’s why JTB, one of the biggest tourism companies in Japan, is investing a ton in promoting some really amazing rural spots and putting together programs to help both Japanese and foreign visitors discover what the countryside has to offer. We were lucky enough to get a special invitation from JTB to have a guided tour of Hokubo, a quaint little county in Maniwa City of Okayama Prefecture located just an easy 3.5 hour direct bus ride from Osaka. Here’s a look at the sites and experiences we got to enjoy!   Takoaka Shrine   A winding single-road into the mountains had us pulling up to a secluded mountainside shrine. Only the pitter patter of the rain atop […]

An insider’s guide to Medellin: Colombia’s ‘City of the Eternal Spring’

An insider’s guide to Medellin: Colombia’s ‘City of the Eternal Spring’

by Along Dusty Roads @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This is not a city of big sights or must-dos. Instead, it’s the sense that you are in a city which is changing and developing a new version of itself right in front of your very eyes.

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You can climb Kilimanjaro and make a difference. Here’s how.

You can climb Kilimanjaro and make a difference. Here’s how.

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Climbing mountains is fun. Climbing mountains for a good cause is even better.

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Prepare to salivate: Top 10 restaurants in Barcelona

Prepare to salivate: Top 10 restaurants in Barcelona

by James Getgood @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Check out our guide to the best of Barcelona’s Spanish and international cuisine. It reveals where to go for the tastiest tapas, and so much more...

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In praise of activeness: why do we challenge ourselves?

In praise of activeness: why do we challenge ourselves?

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As I worked my way around the mountains, the philosophical quandary I kept returning to was that I – and countless others before me – had coughed up some serious dosh, essentially, in the interest of making life more difficult.

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Did We Achieve Our 2017 Goals?

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

The year is coming to an end and it’s time to think about whether or not we achieved our goals for the year, and make new goals for the year ahead. So let’s start with reflection time. How did we do on our 2017 travel goals? Goal 1: Something Asian Check! This one we definitely [...]

Life series: the daily commute around the world

Life series: the daily commute around the world

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Think your ride to work is tough? This is what the daily commute looks like in 18 countries around the world

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The Top 9 mind-blowing travel videos of all time

The Top 9 mind-blowing travel videos of all time

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Consume at your own risk. May in extreme cases lead to adventures. You have been warned.

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Six simple tips for better travel fashion

Six simple tips for better travel fashion

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travel isn’t synonymous with style. In fact, it’s kind of the antithesis. But it needn’t be that way.

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An open letter from Intrepid MD James Thornton

An open letter from Intrepid MD James Thornton

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Intrepid began as a company dedicated to the idea that travel makes the world a better place. In the last few days, sadly, that idea has come under threat.

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How we’re stepping up the fight against orphanage tourism

How we’re stepping up the fight against orphanage tourism

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Who wouldn’t want to help an orphaned child? Unfortunately, our desire to help can sometimes cause more harm than good as, in some countries, orphanages have become tourist attractions that…

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It’s official: Annapurna is safe for travellers to return to. Here’s everything you need to know.

It’s official: Annapurna is safe for travellers to return to. Here’s everything you need to know.

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Nepal's Annapurna trail is officially open for travellers. Here's the scoop.

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10 reasons Guyana is South America’s secret superstar

10 reasons Guyana is South America’s secret superstar

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Want one of the world's tallest waterfalls all to yourself? Then go to Guyana.

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10 facts you probably don’t know about South Africa

10 facts you probably don’t know about South Africa

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

South Africa, the continents southern-most tip, boasts a bit of well, everything. With that being said, there are probably some South Africa facts that you didn't know.

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Africa through the lens with photographer Ben McRae

Africa through the lens with photographer Ben McRae

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Yep, this year we're launching a one-of-a-kind expedition into the wilds of Africa with legendary photographer Ben McRae. Want to come?

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Oscar-inspired travel destinations for 2017

Oscar-inspired travel destinations for 2017

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For travel enthusiasts, Oscar season just means one more source of wanderlust: movies. Here are four Oscar-nominated flicks to inspire your 2017 bucket list.

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Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

Travelling Cuba solo was tough; here’s why it’s still my favourite country

Travelling Cuba solo was tough; here’s why it’s still my favourite country

by Georgina Lawton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re not making friends with the locals, exploring the country in rattling old cars, or sipping on a Cuba Libre in a rooftop bar or white-sand beach, you’ll find yourself captivated by the life and laughter pulsating from every corner of the country.

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Meat lover? These 6 destinations are a must-visit

Meat lover? These 6 destinations are a must-visit

by Cara Brown @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For those carnivores on the hunt for their next meat-filled dish and their next adventure, this one's for you. Here are 6 delicious destinations for meat lovers.

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In search of one of the world’s rarest cacao beans, a journey through the Peruvian jungle

In search of one of the world’s rarest cacao beans, a journey through the Peruvian jungle

by Annie Zimmerman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I was deep in the Andes, in one of the rarest cacao farms in the world, watching a filmmaker fly a drone across the darkening sky. As a British psychological researcher, this couldn't be further from my idea of a normal working day.

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A guide to scoping out Berlin’s street art scene

A guide to scoping out Berlin’s street art scene

by Emma Gibbins @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Since the demolition of the city’s most famous landmark, the Berlin Wall, street art has spread across the city like wildfire. Here's where to find it.

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How Many Days of Leave Do You Get Compared to Other Countries?

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

“The more obstacles there are, the wilder the shot will be” – Q&A with photographer Callum Snape

“The more obstacles there are, the wilder the shot will be” – Q&A with photographer Callum Snape

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Callum Snape takes incredible photographs of Alberta, so we spoke to him about Alberta. And photographs.

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Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour – You’ll find it’s more than a modern city

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Ho Chi Minh City – also known as Saigon – is no longer a strange destination for travellers visiting Vietnam. Arriving at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you are free to venture and explore a number of destinations in Vietnam, but believe me, don’t mistake Ho Chi Minh as another sprawling modern city without personality. With […]

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Exploring Mexico’s cenotes & swimming holes

Exploring Mexico’s cenotes & swimming holes

by Sheree Joseph @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With 6000 cenotes in the Yucatan alone, it’s time to learn more about Mexico’s best swimming holes.

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Stories from Rwanda: what it’s really like visiting mountain gorillas

Stories from Rwanda: what it’s really like visiting mountain gorillas

by Amanda Linardon @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I am in Volcanoes National Park in the North West corner of Rwanda, and I’m crouching one metre away from an angry female gorilla...

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16 Travel Essentials to Buy From Daiso Before a Vacation

by Hafiza @ TripZilla Magazine

6 of the best things about a winter break on America’s West Coast

6 of the best things about a winter break on America’s West Coast

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

These sneaky benefits of visiting California during winter will have you booking a ticket, pronto.

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Little-known secrets of the Amalfi Coast

Little-known secrets of the Amalfi Coast

by Kirsty Fanton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ridiculously stunning coastline? Check. Picturesque towns? Also present. Fresh, handmade pasta and creamy gelato? Si, naturalmente. If you’re in search of the good life, Italy’s Amalfi Coast is where you’ll find it.

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What to expect on your visit to Auschwitz

What to expect on your visit to Auschwitz

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You begin at Auschwitz where so many prisoners once did, beneath the rusted metal words “Arbeit macht frei” (work makes you free).

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Into the wild: our five favourite spots in Australia’s Kimberley region

Into the wild: our five favourite spots in Australia’s Kimberley region

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Kimberley really is one of the last true wildernesses on earth. Welcome to our five favourite spots in Australia’s last frontier.

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The Best Apps To Buy Cheap Flights On Your Phone (Updated for 2018!)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Finding a good and reliable travel app can be a hard task. In this article I will try to answer the question: which are the best apps to find cheap flights on your phone? Booking flights before vs now Not many years ago, you need an appointment with your travel agent to book a flight. We booked […]

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A Family Travel Guide to Torres Del Paine, Chile

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

As I mentioned in my post about El Chalten, it was hard to find information about family friendly hikes prior to our Patagonia trip. In fact, many people, even people in the local tourist industry, warned us against it. But in reality, hiking and travelling around the Torres Del Paine national park, is very much [...]

Marching in the Tel Aviv Pride

Marching in the Tel Aviv Pride

by Wil Gregory @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One guy's experience of the biggest, proudest party in the Middle East.

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Why Northern Sri Lanka should be on your travel radar

Why Northern Sri Lanka should be on your travel radar

by Leslie Price @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One day Northern Sri Lanka may have tourist trails, backpacker hostels and smoothie shops like the south. For now, the region is as wild and unexplored as it gets.

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How to ride a camel like a pro in Morocco

How to ride a camel like a pro in Morocco

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In truth, riding a camel is always going to be a little uncomfortable – it comes with the territory. But we've got a few tips to help minimise the pain.

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Eat your way through Old Delhi with food blogger Pamela Timms

Eat your way through Old Delhi with food blogger Pamela Timms

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s hard to imagine a more dramatic move. In 2005, author and food blogger Pamela Timms, her husband and three children packed up and travelled from drizzly Scotland to the heat of Delhi.

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“Nice to meet you, hungry” We found the best and worst dad jokes from around the world

“Nice to meet you, hungry” We found the best and worst dad jokes from around the world

by Laura Dawson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

So Father’s Day is rolling through the USA again, and I got to wondering…

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5 of SAIGON’S BEST HIDDEN COCKTAIL BARS

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a place of surprises, much of them elusive to first-time visitors with just a few days on the ground. Though a bit challenging at first, Ho Chi Minh City eventually became our favorite city in the world and a base for many of our adventures in the Southeast Asian region. It’s also a pretty great place to go out and grab a drink, whether it’s a Monday or Saturday, Saigon’s music venues, breathtaking rooftop bars, and tiny neighborhood spots are buzzing.

Unlike the more world famous, easy-to-find spots of Bangkok and Shanghai, Saigon is a city of tight neighborhoods which unveil themselves only to those intrepid enough to explore the tiniest, faintest lines on the map. Saigon doesn’t have a Times Square or Pudong. It’s a megacity comprised of small, distinct districts and alleys. Perch ... Read More »

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Island time: why beautiful Zanzibar deserves your attention

Island time: why beautiful Zanzibar deserves your attention

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Zanzibar's beaches are right up there with the best I have seen, but I found so much more than sand and sunsets, and ended up staying for weeks and weeks.

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Kuala Lumpur to Singapore by train

by Koen Blanquart @ Boarding Today!

After spending the new years eve in Kuala Lumpur, I decided to head for Singapore. By train. Buying a train ticket from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Buying a train ticket at the Kuala Lumpur Sentral station is pretty straightforward. The ticket booths have a central reception where you tell where you’d like to go and […]

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Marrakech is officially home to Africa’s first cycle-share scheme

Marrakech is officially home to Africa’s first cycle-share scheme

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Medina Bike scheme has come to Marrakech, and we're here to provide the lowdown: it's Africa's first cycle-share scheme, and it's super green.

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Tips for getting off the beaten path in Costa Rica

Tips for getting off the beaten path in Costa Rica

by Robert Schrader @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From hidden beaches, to fluorescent rivers, to some surprising truths about the underrated capital, here's how to transcend the typical Costa Rica trip.

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Everything you need to know about visiting the Sahara

Everything you need to know about visiting the Sahara

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s a major bucket list item when in Morocco — you cannot deny the call of the desert. Here's what visiting the Sahara is really like.

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Southern Laos

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

Southern Laos Pakse This sleepy town serves as both a border crossing town and as a base for intrepidous adventurers set to explore the Bolaven Plateau. More details on Bolaven Plateau below. Alisa Guesthouse: Clean, spacious and well-located on the main Pakse drag. Recommended in Lonely Planet and for once, LP got it right. Sinouk Coffee: A higher-end cafe serving as an ambassador to its namesake coffee resort. An extensive menu, French patesserie-style interior and the best WiFi in town makes it worth a morning or lazy afternoon. Daolin Restaurant Cafe: This is #1 ON TripAdvisor (as of Aug 2016) and the main reason we visited. Top notch friendly service and delicious food kept us going back several days in a row. Bolaven Plateau Tired of the tourist overload of Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng and ready to explore a multitude of waterfalls, ethnic villages, a cooler climate, coffee plantations via 2 wheels & a motor? With elevation ranging from 1000 to 1350 meters above sea level, the heat notably subsides once you get up to the latter and lays the foundation for a region covered in rivers and rich in fine coffee plantations. Rent a motorcycle and hit up […]

Cape Town: two cities, one mountain

Cape Town: two cities, one mountain

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Stunningly beautiful, cosmopolitan and vibrant, Cape Town seems to have it all. But against the backdrop of the city's towering Table Mountain, there’s also a very different tale to be told.

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Travel to Iran: 24 Tips for Your First Visit

by Dina Malyana @ TripZilla Magazine

Welcome to the most electrical place on earth

Welcome to the most electrical place on earth

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This place has the highest concentration of lightning per square kilometer anywhere on the planet, which is a double-edged honour, when you think about it.

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Did We Achieve Our 2017 Goals?

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

The year is coming to an end and it’s time to think about whether or not we achieved our goals for the year, and make new goals for the year ahead. So let’s start with reflection time. How did we do on our 2017 travel goals? Goal 1: Something Asian Check! This one we definitely [...]

Sandsational: these are the world’s 7 best beaches

Sandsational: these are the world’s 7 best beaches

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Picking the world’s best beach is a bit like arguing why your favourite colour should dominate the rainbow.

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Wisdom from the wilderness: 7 lessons I learnt while travelling in Egypt

Wisdom from the wilderness: 7 lessons I learnt while travelling in Egypt

by Louise Maccallum @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In some ways Egypt was the land I’d expected it to be: an exotic green strip clinging to the banks of the Nile. But in others it was a surprise. A big one.

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The least Instagrammed places in 2016

The least Instagrammed places in 2016

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This week Instagram released their 16 Most Instgrammed Places of 2016 list (aka The Usual Suspects). But what about the destinations that have never seen a hashtag?

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Trekking in the lost world of Sabah

Trekking in the lost world of Sabah

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Maliau basin is possibly one of Sabah’s best-kept secrets. And when I was recently invited to join a four day trek deep into the Borneo jungle, I jumped at the chance.

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7 reasons Alberta is the best-looking place you’ve never been

7 reasons Alberta is the best-looking place you’ve never been

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You know those landscapes that look too good to be real? Yeah, Alberta invented those.

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Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

by @ Wikitravel

As of today, Las Vegas' Monte Carlo Casino Hotel remains closed pending the investigation of last week's fire and the impending repair work. At this time, reservations at the Monte Carlo are being moved to other MGM Mirage hotels. In addition, the Lance Burton show will be suspended for the time being and all tickets that have already been purchased will be refunded.

Our easy-to-follow guide for ethical animal tourism

Our easy-to-follow guide for ethical animal tourism

by Charlie Stone @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Animal tourism can be a force for good, but it's up to all of us to make that happen.

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Going deeper underground: subway stations that will make you think “wow that’s a really cool subway station!”

Going deeper underground: subway stations that will make you think “wow that’s a really cool subway station!”

by David Nagle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From the beautiful to the bizarre - we round up a handful of the world's most interesting subway systems.

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Through Vietnam by train: the Reunification Express - Ecobnb

Through Vietnam by train: the Reunification Express - Ecobnb


Ecobnb

Let's discover Vietnam by train, on board of the Reunification Express. A slow itinerary to enter the authentic heart of Vietnam.

10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Culture in Sydney on a Budget

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

Culture in Sydney on a Budget Sydney Harbour Bridge, CC BY-SA 2.0 by Alex Johnson No doubt that even finding cheap flight deals; you just spent around $1500 flying to the great land down under. G’day. Chances are you’ve also flown into Australia’s largest city, the beautiful Sydney but that doesn’t make up for the […]

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The best beaches in southeast Asia: a definitive guide

The best beaches in southeast Asia: a definitive guide

by Tim Edwards @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Once you've sampled the food, culture and magnificent temples of southeast Asia, you'll want to relax - and these are the best beaches to do it.

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This is why you need to get to the Galapagos Islands

This is why you need to get to the Galapagos Islands

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Galapagos video to end all Galapagos videos.

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How I fell back in love with Australia

How I fell back in love with Australia

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Like many Australians, I’ve given my passport an absolute thrashing. As soon as I hit my late teens I began to feel trapped in Australia. Fenced in. Limited. I needed freedom. And so I went out and got it.

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7 reasons to visit Peru (that aren’t Machu Picchu)

7 reasons to visit Peru (that aren’t Machu Picchu)

by Taryn Stenvei @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Food, waterfalls, epic hikes and camelids, to name a few.

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Reykjavik calling: seven reasons you need to visit Iceland’s capital of cool

Reykjavik calling: seven reasons you need to visit Iceland’s capital of cool

by Louise Burton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Apart from being a game winner in Scrabble and relatively easy to pronounce (at least by Icelandic standards), Reykjavick is one of the coolest cities going around.

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The easy way to commit this Valentine’s Day

The easy way to commit this Valentine’s Day

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Want to commit to love this Valentine's Day? You may be carrying the answer in your pocket right now.

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Check out photographer Callum Snape’s top eight Alberta moments


Check out photographer Callum Snape’s top eight Alberta moments


by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Prepare to be wowed.

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We tested Americans on their geography. The results were…interesting

We tested Americans on their geography. The results were…interesting

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Some consider giving Americans a geography test to be the definition of low hanging fruit. Kind of like asking an Inuit to name a lineup of rare tropical plants.

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Venture out: three minutes of pure, unadulterated travel inspiration

Venture out: three minutes of pure, unadulterated travel inspiration

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Accompanied by a striking voiceover by English philosopher Alan Watts, Adventure.com's latest clip of travel inspiration is one of our favourites from the past year.

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Why train travel is the one experience you won’t want to miss in Japan 

Why train travel is the one experience you won’t want to miss in Japan 

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

So what’s so good about Japanese trains anyway? Answer: just about everything.

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7 best travel destinations for the Canadian dollar

7 best travel destinations for the Canadian dollar

by Barry Choi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Yes, a weak exchange rate hurts, but that doesn’t mean you're going to stay home and be content with watching the Travel Channel. Here are 7 destinations where you can stretch your loonie.

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This is the one thing a traveller can definitely do without

This is the one thing a traveller can definitely do without

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Bottled water is an easy habit to get into, but one that makes absolutely no sense when you sit down and think about it.

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Your challenges: February’s Photo Comp winners revealed

Your challenges: February’s Photo Comp winners revealed

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We put a call out for photos of your greatest travel challenge, and you didn’t disappoint.

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Why Porto is the new hottest destination in Portugal

Why Porto is the new hottest destination in Portugal

by Francesca Specter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Although all-too-often overshadowed by the popular capital, Porto is a colorful, UNESCO-listed city that offers an authentic slice of Portuguese life.

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How a road trip with my mum changed what I thought of Australia

How a road trip with my mum changed what I thought of Australia

by Isabelle Liekens @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This wasn’t the first time we had travelled together, but travelling in Australia was a completely different experience to what we were used to.

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Beyond the pho: a street-level guide to Vietnam’s tastiest food

Beyond the pho: a street-level guide to Vietnam’s tastiest food

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Yep, it does get better than banh mi.

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How to get off the beaten path in Santorini

How to get off the beaten path in Santorini

by Tom Hall @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When you think of Greece, it's likely your mind jumps straight to stunning Santorini. But because it's (sadly) no hidden gem, you'll have to be in the know to escape the crowds. Here's an alternative guide to the island.

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4 things to discover in Australia’s Red Centre

4 things to discover in Australia’s Red Centre

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It may be one of the most arid regions on earth, and yep, there's a whole lot of nothing. But there's still lots to discover in Australia’s Red Centre.

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Germany’s grunge capital: why Leipzig is the new Berlin

Germany’s grunge capital: why Leipzig is the new Berlin

by Julia D'Orazio @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A grunge, hipster scene paired with splashes of graffiti and a nightlife that can rival that of Europe’s cultural capital? Welcome to Leipzig.

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Is this Bolivia’s most incredible natural wonder? Your guide to Laguna Colorada

Is this Bolivia’s most incredible natural wonder? Your guide to Laguna Colorada

by Andrew Fenton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Where else can you witness a flamboyance of flamingos, smoking volcanoes, and flat-as-a-pancake salt plains as far as the eye can see?

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What to expect on a trip to Turkmenistan

What to expect on a trip to Turkmenistan

by Elle Hardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The gateway to the Silk Road is distinct from the other ‘Stans’ in culture, history and landscape. And for sheer craziness, there is nowhere else in the world quite like it.

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School’s out: The educational benefits of travel (in Morocco!)

School’s out: The educational benefits of travel (in Morocco!)

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sometimes, getting out into the world can teach kids so much more than they can learn in a classroom. And this group of kids is proof.

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A love letter to Havana, a city that taught me so much

A love letter to Havana, a city that taught me so much

by Britt Skrabanek @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There have been many stories written already about La Habana. Mine probably isn’t all that different, except that I’ll start with the ending.

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A road trip to remember: When the United States met the total solar eclipse

A road trip to remember: When the United States met the total solar eclipse

by Philip Clews @ Intrepid Travel Blog

To experience a total eclipse is surely to have won first prize in the natural world’s lottery.

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A Study Reveals Singapore As The Most Expensive Holiday Destination – But Is This True?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

The Most Complete Travel Guide to Pico Island, Azores

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This easy-to-follow Pico travel guide contains all you need to know to explore Pico island in Azores. Find out the best places to go and how to budget and plan your itinerary. And of course, what and where to eat. Let’s get started! Each island in the Azores has its own charm and appeal. There’s […]

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10 Underrated Attractions in Singapore to Check Out on Your Next Trip

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

6 beautiful beaches in Thailand you should visit

6 beautiful beaches in Thailand you should visit

by Melanie Ewan @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While Google Images would have you believe that Thailand is nothing but white sand and long tail boats, this isn’t really the case. Well, unless you read this guide to the best beaches in Thailand.

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Wind, Water & Fury – Hozenji Temple

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

There comes an aura of mysticism and fascination when it comes to ancient rituals of offerings, chants and prayers. Imagine a temple, where fragrant swirls of incense waft past as glowing paper lanterns creak overhead. Candles pierce through the darkness from a glass case, coins tumbling into the donation box resound with sharp clinks and murmurs of prayers float through clasped hands. This is what you’ll find at Hozen-ji Temple, buried in the very heart of one of Osaka’s most popular entertainment districts. While most visitors to Osaka are awestruck by the explosion of lights, delicious scents and exciting sights of Dotonbori, Hozen-ji Temple patiently awaits at the end of a quiet alley known as Hozen-ji Yokocho. Almost mysteriously, all the noise and hustle of Dotonbori just a few dozen steps behind you melt away, replaced by a mist of peace and quiet that wraps you up in it’s calming aura. Hozen-ji Temple has been a key landmark since 1637, just a few decades into the Edo era of 1603-1868. This dimple in history was notable for its stability and popular enjoyment of arts and culture, and Hozen-ji watched throughout its early years as many performance theaters rose – and […]

Travel is A Privilege & Not Everyone Can Travel As Much As You

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Planning a trekking holiday? Here’s the only packing guide you’ll ever need

Planning a trekking holiday? Here’s the only packing guide you’ll ever need

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Trekking may just seem like walking for a long time up and down hills (and to a certain extent, it is), but there’s usually a lot of preparation required to do it successfully.

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The true story of Africa’s disappearing glaciers

The true story of Africa’s disappearing glaciers

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s 1943, and three Italians are planning to summit Mt Kenya. One’s a civil servant, one’s a doctor and one’s a sailor. Oh, and all three are prisoners at an Allies POW camp.

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7 best destinations for solo travellers over 50

7 best destinations for solo travellers over 50

by Marie-France Roy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Temperate climate, good food, decent infrastructure, and a variety of activities where there is little risk of breaking a bone. 50+? Visit these countries.

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Macedonian wine guide: we chat with the country’s leading expert

Macedonian wine guide: we chat with the country’s leading expert

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When you say 'internationally renowned wine', places like Tuscany, Provence and Mendoza usually leap to mind. Macedonia not so much...

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“We need very little to be really happy” and other life lessons learned sailing the Aegean

“We need very little to be really happy” and other life lessons learned sailing the Aegean

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One of our favourite sailing skipper shares a few pearls of wisdom from the blue waters of the Aegean.

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10 cool spots to visit in Cape Town

10 cool spots to visit in Cape Town

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In case you need more convincing, check out our top 10 cool spots to visit in Cape Town. (Then book that ticket.)

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Behind the masquerade: The untold stories behind the world’s great festivals

Behind the masquerade: The untold stories behind the world’s great festivals

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Many of the world’s festivals go way back to the olden days. How much do you know about their backstories?

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18 Must-Visit Street Markets in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Central American gem: 6 reasons you’ve got to get to Belize

Central American gem: 6 reasons you’ve got to get to Belize

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Central America’s little-country-that-could is due for a tourism boom, but if you hurry, you can still beat the crowds. Belize it.

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Naxos: Introducing the most underrated Greek island

Naxos: Introducing the most underrated Greek island

by Lauren Wigham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Naxos is still unheard of by many foreign visitors, despite being four hours from both Athens and Mykonos, but, trust us, this Greek island is worth a visit.

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This one tool will change the way you drink when you travel

This one tool will change the way you drink when you travel

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Have you ever looked around at the plastic water bottles strewn along rivers, beaches and mountain trails and parks and found yourself in despair?

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Our latest adventure in Western Australia

Our latest adventure in Western Australia

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We've been singing Western Australia's praises for years now. Watch this and you'll see why.

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Mexico misguided: how a local leader can enhance your trip

Mexico misguided: how a local leader can enhance your trip

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When you’ve traveled in a region before, it can be tempting to think there’s little to be gained from group travel and a local leader. How wrong I was.

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Six surprising benefits of travelling with your mother

Six surprising benefits of travelling with your mother

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Worst nightmare or blessing in disguise?

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The surprises and delights of visiting Mexico City

The surprises and delights of visiting Mexico City

by Britt Skrabanek @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I’m not going to tell you to go to Mexico City – go if you want. But, I am going to tell you to go to a place you don’t understand so you can understand it.

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7 Farms to Visit in Malaysia With Your Whole Family

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

How I created a social enterprise to empower women in Guatemala through fashion

How I created a social enterprise to empower women in Guatemala through fashion

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I have always believed that the fashion industry can be a powerful force for good, both for people and our planet. I

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Listen to the Swahili song that will get your tired legs up Mount Kilimanjaro

Listen to the Swahili song that will get your tired legs up Mount Kilimanjaro

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Intrepid mountain guide Samuel has climbed Kilimanjaro over 500 times. So when his travellers are struggling to the summit, he's got a few tricks up his sleeve to help encourage them along. Singing this traditional Kili trekking song is one of them.

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How to spend 5 days in Iceland: your ultimate itinerary

How to spend 5 days in Iceland: your ultimate itinerary

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Now that I’ve visited the country I spent the past year daydreaming about, I can confirm that Iceland was everything that I imagined it would be...and more.

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4 unexpected benefits of visiting the Balkans on a group tour

4 unexpected benefits of visiting the Balkans on a group tour

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Balkan region truly has so much to offer travellers. But the benefits of experiencing the Balkans on a group tour were even more far-reaching than I could've ever imagined.

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Backpacking Route for Mexico

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

latin america routes south america | brazil | patagonia | central america | mexico Mexico Backpacking Route Our backpacking route for Mexico takes in the best the South of the country has to offer. If you follow it, you’ll travel from the tranquil seas of the Caribbean to the giant waves of the Pacific via […]

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Meet Dan Berlin, the first blind athlete to run the Inca Trail

Meet Dan Berlin, the first blind athlete to run the Inca Trail

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When Dan Berlin lost his vision due to cone-rod dystrophy, his life changed. One world dimmed, faded, and finally switched off, but another opened up: the world of ultra-distance running.

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2 Week Vietnam Itinerary - From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh - OOAworld

2 Week Vietnam Itinerary - From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh - OOAworld


OOAworld

Suggested 2 Week Vietnam Itinerary starting in Hanoi and ending in Saigon, inlcuding overnight in Halong Bay, sand dunes and deliciously fresh food

From Russia with love: 8 reasons you should celebrate the New Year in Russia

From Russia with love: 8 reasons you should celebrate the New Year in Russia

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We love Russia. We love New Year. We love spending New Year in Russia. Here's why.

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The top destinations for travel in November

The top destinations for travel in November

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Why wait for the Christmas break to finally take that holiday you've been dreaming of? Here's your no-fuss list of places to go, things to see, and good weather to chase around the world in November.

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My 13 favourite travel movies of all time

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

As someone who loves to travel, there’s something extra special about watching travel movies. I’m an enormous movie buff. I’ll watch almost any kind of movie, and even if it’s rubbish, find something to enjoy about it. As soon as I watch a really good travel movie, I want to head into my bedroom, get my backpack out, fill it up with clothes and head to the airport. Being inspired to travel by watching amazing travel movies is one of life’s great pleasures. Here is a list of my 13 favourite travel movies of all time. Apart from the common travel theme running through them all, they all have other concepts and ideas that conjures up an incredible sense of wanderlust whenever I watch them. The idea that it’s never too late to travel, it will change your life immeasurably, you’ll meet amazing people along the way, and that we should use every day we have to live life to the fullest, are so powerful they inspired me to sell everything I owned and set off on a nomadic adventure with my wife and son. So if you’re at home looking for travel inspiration, on the road with time to [...]

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‘Travellers change my life and I change theirs’: meet Moroccan local leader Khalid

‘Travellers change my life and I change theirs’: meet Moroccan local leader Khalid

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Khalid Lamlih, an Intrepid local leader, talks about the power of meeting other people while travelling.

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6 reasons you should ignore the headlines and trek Kokoda in 2016

6 reasons you should ignore the headlines and trek Kokoda in 2016

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Recent press hasn't done the Kokoda Track any favours, but there's always another side to the story...

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Dig into Croatia’s best-kept secret — its food!

Dig into Croatia’s best-kept secret — its food!

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As part of Urban Adventures' brand new Made In Croatia tour, we join the locals and head straight to the market to devour cheese, bread and wine.

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7 reasons you should go island hopping in the Galapagos

7 reasons you should go island hopping in the Galapagos

by Bridget Kapinus @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Located over 500 miles from the Ecuadorian mainland there’s a bunch of isolated volcanic islands home to biodiversity that’s unlike anywhere else in the world. Their name? The epic Galapagos…

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What a tobacco farmer taught me about the art of Cuban cigar making

What a tobacco farmer taught me about the art of Cuban cigar making

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Watching a fourth generation tobacco farmer roll an organic Cuban cigar became one of my favorite experiences on a recent Intrepid Travel tour of Cuba.

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5 of our favourite foods from around the world

5 of our favourite foods from around the world

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Listen up, food lovers. If you’re anything like us, it’s likely your top priority when booking your next trip is largely based on what you’re going to eat.

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Lost Vegas: six ways to get off the Strip in Sin City

Lost Vegas: six ways to get off the Strip in Sin City

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’d rather hold onto your hard-earned cash, there’s heaps of stuff to do in Vegas that doesn't require a casino.

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The Ultimate Itinerary of São Miguel Island (Made By An Azorean)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

São Miguel in the Azores is a vibrant garden in the middle of the Atlantic. With so many different landscapes and things to do there, planning a route to explore the island is essential. This is the exact road trip itinerary I use when I get friends visiting São Miguel island and now I’m sharing […]

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Hour-long train travel across India could become a reality

Hour-long train travel across India could become a reality

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's hard to dispute the nostalgia and romanticism of traveling by train, but if you're into efficiency, Hyperloop could revolutionize the transport industry in India.

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Lisbon 3-Day Itinerary: What to See In Europe’s Hipster Capital

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Lisbon 3-day itinerary is ideal for anyone visiting for the first time the portuguese capital. It’s packed with insider advice of what’s REALLY worth to do and hipster tips to see the major sights. Bem-vindo a Lisboa! Oh Lisbon. The city oozing the million-dollar combination of tradition, charm and modernism. The alluring culture, the […]

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A language guide for Southern Africa

A language guide for Southern Africa

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Learning a few words in the local language will gain you a lot of respect. So to help you know your lekker from your nnyaa, here’s your beginner’s guide to who speaks what, and where, in Southern Africa.

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From Đồng Văn to Yên Minh

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

Our third day on the road in Ha Giang was spent in a battle with frequent cloud bursts. Up until now, we'd been having great weather, so it didn't feel right to complain, especially since the slower pace gave us more time to appreciate the province's unbelievable scenery.

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The best family friendly hikes around El Chalten, Argentina

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

Before traveling to Patagonia with my four year old and three month old sons, I did quite a bit of research and asked quite a few questions in forums about family hikes in Patagonia. The result of my research was a whole lot of not much – there just was not that much information out [...]

A Bolivian photoshoot with Tyson Wheatley

A Bolivian photoshoot with Tyson Wheatley

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you're debating Bolivia vs Peru vs Ecuador for your next South American adventure, this might just tip the scales. Prepare for serious wanderlust.

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5 Things You Should Know About Traveling to Spain

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Spain is one of the richest countries in the world from a cultural perspective. Its history runs from as far back as the period of the Roman Empire, the inquisitions among other eras that shaped world history.

This makes it an interesting country to visit, at least once in a lifetime. However, there are things you need to know before visiting Spain to make your stay an enjoyable one.

The following are 5 important things to know about traveling to Spain.

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5 best rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City for a glamorous night with a view

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

If you want to enjoy Ho Chi Minh City night life at its best, don’t forget to visit a rooftop bar, overlooking the vibrant city. These are great places to meet friends to share the views with. Here are our 5 go to rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City. The Social Club & Pool […]

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7 reasons why Southern Thailand is the perfect vacation destination

7 reasons why Southern Thailand is the perfect vacation destination

by Stephanie Hood @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Your first Tuk Tuk ride will be met with excitement, your first Buddhist temple experience with awe, and your first meal with countless recurring cravings of the sweet and spicy flavors.

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The 20 connections you’ll experience on your travels…

The 20 connections you’ll experience on your travels…

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Just go with it.

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Travelling to learn more about yourself: studying meditation in Kathmandu

Travelling to learn more about yourself: studying meditation in Kathmandu

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The sun rises just after six. A soft mist settles on the valley below as you can hear the scuffling and chirping of birds in the nearby trees. If you’re…

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More Than Sushi: Osaka Street Food

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

Heading to Osaka? Whip out your elastic pants and fill that wallet with cash because you’re about to take on the food capital of Japan, famous for being a hub for Japanese cuisine from all corners of the country. Oodles of street food can be found within the more bustling districts, where tourists and busy businesspeople with a full schedule are looking for a quick and tasty fix. Here’s a quick list of the top street foods you absolutely have to indulge in on a trip to the big O! Okonomiyaki   Okonomiyaki was born and perfected in the streets of Osaka, so needless to say, a trip to this foodie city just wouldn’t be complete without gorging on this filling dish. Imagine a thick pancake made with a hearty mixture of egg, finely diced veggies and your choice of meaty topping, ranging from bacon to seafood delights. Or just say “niku nashi de onegaishimasu” for a vegetarian-friendly meal. Foods with “yaki” in the name means “grilled,” and okonomiyaki is grilled to perfection on an iron griddle before its smothered in a sweet ‘n savoury sauce or four. Have it on the go as a true-to-form street food, but if […]

Everything you need to know about tipping in the United States

Everything you need to know about tipping in the United States

by Carrie Pallardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Forget about reaching for your wallet with nervous hands. Our guide to tipping in the U.S. will help you navigate eating out, hotel stays and so much more.

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It’s official, guys: here are the 6 hottest destinations in 2016

It’s official, guys: here are the 6 hottest destinations in 2016

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Bring out the bucket list: here are six destinations that are gonna be hot, hot, hot in 2016.

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Why dropping everything for an adventure could change your life

Why dropping everything for an adventure could change your life

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Meet Laura Rinderknecht, the divorcee who sold her house, quit her job and spent the next 10 months travelling the world.

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6 reasons why Central Asia should be on your travel radar

6 reasons why Central Asia should be on your travel radar

by Nathan James Thomas @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Central Asia remains a place where adventure isn’t just possible: it’s unavoidable. Far more than just dots on the map, each country is distinct and worthy of exploration.

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7 cities that are even better at night

7 cities that are even better at night

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

To really experience a city, you’ve got to get to know it when the sun goes down. That’s when secrets come out, when friends are made and when the adventure feels just a bit more real.

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Chile beyond Patagonia: 4 destinations you don’t want to miss

Chile beyond Patagonia: 4 destinations you don’t want to miss

by Sarah Scimmi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I came to Chile to hike Patagonia. I left with a new appreciation of life. The starry nights of the Atacama desert, the magical hot springs and volcanoes, and the colourful homes of Valparaiso do that to you.

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TripZilla’s Picks: Top 18 Travel Destinations for 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Travel is A Privilege & Not Everyone Can Travel As Much As You

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Places in Mexico you must visit, according to an Intrepid leader

Places in Mexico you must visit, according to an Intrepid leader

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sit down with Intrepid tour guide Balam and you're bound to learn something new, especially about his country, Mexico. Here are his top tips for travel there.

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The real story behind Luang Prabang’s morning alms

The real story behind Luang Prabang’s morning alms

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

His name was Vitoon. I’d been watching the sunset from his temple on a hill when he walked up to me in his marmalade robes and asked if he could practice his English...

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Behold: the world’s simplest guide to responsible travel

Behold: the world’s simplest guide to responsible travel

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We've got to look after the places we visit.

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This traveller got the coolest Antarctic experience we’ve ever seen

This traveller got the coolest Antarctic experience we’ve ever seen

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

An antarctic experience involving whales, kayaks and life-changing adventure. In other words, the usual.

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Authentic travel experience in Italy and in its villages

by Chiara Marras @ Ecobnb

As we have already announced, this year in Italy is the Year of Villages. We’ll celebrate those ancient and fascinating places that represent the most authentic Italy. So we decided to go to the discovery of the typical Italian atmosphere. Italy is a country full of magic and enchanting places that attract travelers from all over the […]

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Feeling soba: a step-by-step cooking class from a noodle novice

Feeling soba: a step-by-step cooking class from a noodle novice

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

all it takes is an old man, a bowl, a rolling pin, a huge knife thing, Mr Miyagi-like concentration and about 40 years of experience.

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Why I travel with my mother

Why I travel with my mother

by Taylor Au @ Intrepid Travel Blog

'She is my preferred roommate (partly because I can sleep through her loud snores). I am her go-to travel buddy.'

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We sent a team deep into the Nepalese Himalayas. This is what they saw

We sent a team deep into the Nepalese Himalayas. This is what they saw

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For anyone interested in the reality of post-earthquake life in Nepal, or for any travellers thinking of trekking there in the near future, this is essential reading.

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We ask Europe’s top bloggers where to go in 2017

We ask Europe’s top bloggers where to go in 2017

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

2017 is well and truly here, and if you’re anything like us a) you’ve probably broken all your resolutions by now, and b) you’re already craving the next adventure...

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The ultimate marriage test: Newlyweds tackle Mt. Kilimanjaro

The ultimate marriage test: Newlyweds tackle Mt. Kilimanjaro

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

On the fourth day of our climb it was plainly in sight, so close we felt like we could reach out and touch it—the exhaustion, the aches, pains, nighttime trips to the bathroom in below freezing temperatures with monkeys shrieking at our backs, the altitude sickness, it had all been worth it.

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A guide to Mérida, Mexico’s most underrated city

A guide to Mérida, Mexico’s most underrated city

by Julie Klene @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Many Mexicans agree that Mérida is one of the most beautiful cities in the Yucatán Peninsula. It's also safe, cultural and just 20 miles from the beach...

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Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi has complex layers of culture to distinguish itself from others big cities in Vietnam. The border between the ancient Hanoi and the Hanoi of modernity and luxury one is not chaotic but unusually remarkable: With a walk down the same street, one can admire an antique Buddhist temple and soon after, the French architecture […]

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What it’s like returning to your hometown in Vietnam after 32 years

What it’s like returning to your hometown in Vietnam after 32 years

by Jessica Korteman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It was only at the age of 34 that a combination of good timing and an emerging curiosity about where he was born and spent the first year and a half of his life, led us on a trip to Vietnam.

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Two Fun, Short Hikes to do at Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas is Red Rock Canyon, an outdoor playground for hikers, families, and outdoor adventurers. Go mountain biking, rock climbing, explore the hiking trails, and enjoy the view on the scenic drive through the park. If you want to escape the bright, neon lights and all-you-can-eat food buffets for a little outdoor adventure, Red Rock ...

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The December Holidays/Christmas in San Francisco

by Lee Foster @ Foster Travel Publishing

The December Holidays/Christmas in San Francisco is a magical and festive time. It can be enjoyed with an abundance of no-cost or low-cost celebration at three main venues—Union Square, Embarcadero/Market Street, and Pier 39.

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Digital Detox: why you should go analogue for your next trip

Digital Detox: why you should go analogue for your next trip

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

What if you had to travel without the collected knowledge of humanity in your pocket? Relying only on analogue technology. What a challenge that would be.

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Nepal four months on: this is where your donations went

Nepal four months on: this is where your donations went

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Four months on from the quake, we thought we’d take stock and show you exactly where your money went (you generous travellers, you).

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Inside the multicultural food scene of Washington D.C.

Inside the multicultural food scene of Washington D.C.

by Elle Hardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With a long history of immigration and a rich multicultural heritage, Washington D.C. is one of the unsung cuisine capitals of America.

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Lisbon Travel Blog: Complete City Guide for 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Lisbon travel blog and guide has all you need to know to plan your trip to the trendiest hotspot in Europe right now. Budget, tourist traps and places not to miss vs main tourist traps, places to eat and of course insider tips. After all I’ve lived in Lisbon for a decade! I know […]

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5 towns in Mexico’s highlands to visit before everyone else does

5 towns in Mexico’s highlands to visit before everyone else does

by Marie-France Roy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here are five colonial towns in the highlands of Mexico that will make you forget the beach – for a while, at least.

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Experiences make you happier than possessions, says science

Experiences make you happier than possessions, says science

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here’s why.

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Why I love El Salvador, a country with a story to tell

Why I love El Salvador, a country with a story to tell

by Rachel Uberti @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's a country with a story to tell but also a country with lots to offer. The people are welcoming, the beers are cheap and sites are almost tourist-free.

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Introducing our brand new Expedition trips for 2016

Introducing our brand new Expedition trips for 2016

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

After months of planning, arguing, drinking and pondering, we've come up with the craziest adventures on the planet: our Expedition trips.

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Five drinks to get you through NYE around the world

Five drinks to get you through NYE around the world

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

New Year’s Eve, it’s the event that happens once in a year but 24 times in a day. Nearly everyone rings it in on December 31st, but the mystical magic of time zones means the party lives on and on and on, hitting one little slice of the world after another.

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Nepal festival guide: five Himalayan parties you need to see

Nepal festival guide: five Himalayan parties you need to see

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Time your Nepal trip just right and you could have the ultimate mountain send-off (or welcome back) – we’re talking street dancing, candle lighting, dog worshipping fun (that last one is totally true).

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Drinking Cow Urine In Bali, Indonesia

by Renegade Travels @ Renegade Travels

When you think of Bali, Indonesia, most people picture beautiful beaches and amazing weather. For better or worse, my memory of Bali will be forever tainted by one of the most weird purchases I’ve ever made during my travels: cow urine. You didn’t read a typo there. I purchased cow urine to drink in Bali.... READ MORE >

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To Travel Or Not To Travel?

by Serene Leong @ TripZilla Magazine

Why more young travellers are heading to Antarctica than ever before

Why more young travellers are heading to Antarctica than ever before

by Lucy Piper @ Intrepid Travel Blog

An entire generation of travellers is exploring more of the world than their parents and grandparents combined. And that generation should visit Antarctica next.

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So there is an island in Sardinia full of miniature albino donkeys. This is not a drill.

So there is an island in Sardinia full of miniature albino donkeys. This is not a drill.

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You read that correctly. One hundred. Miniature. Donkeys.

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A guide to the gateways: the small towns of Utah’s national parks

A guide to the gateways: the small towns of Utah’s national parks

by Doug Whyte @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We all know how incredible Utah’s national parks are, but what about the towns that dwell on their fringes?

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The kindness of strangers: beautiful tales from the road

The kindness of strangers: beautiful tales from the road

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We were a little tired of hearing all the bad news and sadness happening in the world and reached out to our Intrepid family on Facebook to cheer us up. And boy, you guys did not disappoint.

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The essential Galapagos Islands packing guide

The essential Galapagos Islands packing guide

by Elizabeth Zahur @ Intrepid Travel Blog

To make the most of your time in this amazing archipelago, you need to be prepared.

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How we changed the elephant riding industry

How we changed the elephant riding industry

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Over two years ago, we officially put a stop to elephant riding on Intrepid trips. It was the start of a big change for the travel industry...

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Slow travel – from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by train

Slow travel – from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by train


TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

How to plan a train trip from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City When I planned my recent trip to Vietnam, it was always with the intention of taking the train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. I am a self-co…

10 awesome things to do in Melbourne

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

There are so many things to do in Melbourne it would literally take days to write a single article. So instead I’m going to choose 10 of the best that I believe you should do if you ever visit my home town. Melbourne has now won ‘The World’s Most Liveable City’ award, presented annually by The Economist, five years in a row. That’s an incredible achievement by anyone’s standards, but it’s easy to see why. No matter what you’re into there’s something for you to do, like dining in first-class restaurants, attending a wide range of sporting events in world-class stadiums, taking in a play or musical in gorgeous theatres, or experiencing masterpieces in our amazing arts precinct. There is of course just one problem with Melbourne, it’s expensive. There’s no escaping it, you’ll need a little money in your pocket to fully appreciate this city. But by using services like Couchsurfing, the free inner city trams, and free events that can be found at That’s Melbourne, you can definitely have a great time without breaking the bank. You could also do a free walking tour when you first arrive so you can work out where everything is and get [...]

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A walk in the wild: one traveller’s hike through Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains

A walk in the wild: one traveller’s hike through Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains

by Tom Smith @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The intriguing stories of Rastafarianism and the origins of humanity, unusual wildlife and the call of the Simien Mountains proved too enticing to ignore.

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From ceviche to sushi: a guide to Lima’s food scene

From ceviche to sushi: a guide to Lima’s food scene

by Amber Dunlap @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If there’s one thing limeños know and appreciate, it’s seafood. Here are the must-try dishes and must-visit restaurants in Lima.

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Why Krabi, Thailand should be on your radar

Why Krabi, Thailand should be on your radar

by Kyle Hulme @ Intrepid Travel Blog

More than just parties and bars, Krabi is one of Thailand’s most beautiful provinces, with thick forests, imposing mountains and gorgeous beaches aplenty.

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Havana have-tos: the experiences you can’t miss in Cuba’s capital

Havana have-tos: the experiences you can’t miss in Cuba’s capital

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Cuba’s capital, with its immense beauty and complexity, offers an invaluable opportunity for cultural exchange and connection.

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7 Muslim-Friendly Destinations for The Budget Traveller in 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

What to eat in Singapore: Chilli Crab and culinary culture

What to eat in Singapore: Chilli Crab and culinary culture

by Alyson Hill @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With so much choice on offer, deciding what to eat in Singapore can feel like an epicurean odyssey. It would be completely unfair to name a singular meal as Singapore’s National…

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A Sri Lankan journey through the lens

A Sri Lankan journey through the lens

by Amy Wren @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sri Lanka's train journey is one thing not to be missed when visiting the popular island paradise.

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The 37 experiences you need to try in 2017

The 37 experiences you need to try in 2017

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Our definitive list of mind-blowing experiences to have in 2017. If you manage to tick off Surströmming (No.9)...we'd love to hear your survival story.

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5 of the best wine bars in Buenos Aires

5 of the best wine bars in Buenos Aires

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Welcome to Buenos Aires, the wine-stained capital of Argentina famous for its juicy steaks, spicy chimichurri and late-night tango trysts...

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Five reasons you should be visiting Cuba right now

Five reasons you should be visiting Cuba right now

by Tayla Gentle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Cuba, where there's a Buena Vista Social Club soundtrack to accompany every style of journey.

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Split: The Croatian city that should be on your radar

Split: The Croatian city that should be on your radar

by Sarah Tate @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While Split may never shine as brightly as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ by tourist standards, general consensus among the locals is that they wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Trekking Everest with a group tour sceptic

Trekking Everest with a group tour sceptic

by Sarah Alexander @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I learnt to respect both the path we tread and those with whom we shared it. So maybe, just maybe, I am cut out for this group travel thing.

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9 unique experiences in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

9 unique experiences in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There aren't many places so small or so diverse you can travel from holy cities to ancient fortresses to surreal salt lakes in just one morning.

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Exploring Ogliastra, Italy’s best-kept secret

Exploring Ogliastra, Italy’s best-kept secret

by Nolan Pike @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A Google search for “best European beaches” is what sparked my interest in the Italian island of Sardinia. But seeing these beaches in real life was something else.

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A Family Christmas on the Road

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

This is our third Christmas while on the road. Jacob’s first Christmas was in Albania. It was a pretty low key affair and we didn’t really do anything in particular since Jacob was too young (10 months) to remember anything. We did get to have his photo taken with Albanian Santa though. His second and [...]

Unusual Christmas traditions from around the world

Unusual Christmas traditions from around the world

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you think all the tinsel, reindeers and ugly sweaters have become all a bit too twee, check out some of these more unusual Christmas customs from around the world.

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Quest for Beauty: Meet the photographer fighting our idea of ‘normal’

Quest for Beauty: Meet the photographer fighting our idea of ‘normal’

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

What is beauty? Is it a 'perfect' body, impeccably straight teeth, a flawless complexion? Or something more intangible? We chat to Quest for Beauty founder, Sara Melotti.

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A Family Travel Guide to Torres Del Paine, Chile

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

As I mentioned in my post about El Chalten, it was hard to find information about family friendly hikes prior to our Patagonia trip. In fact, many people, even people in the local tourist industry, warned us against it. But in reality, hiking and travelling around the Torres Del Paine national park, is very much [...]

Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A small crescent of toast-gold sand lined with coconut palms & casuarina trees, Bãi Rạng Beach is squeezed between two rocky bluffs, 15km south of Quy Nhon. It's still a local, working beach & remains undeveloped.... Continue reading

Seven of India’s real-life ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotels’

Seven of India’s real-life ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotels’

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Want to see Intrepid's version of best exotic India? Leave your bags with us, put your feet up, and make yourself at home.

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How to Travel From Saigon to Hanoi

How to Travel From Saigon to Hanoi


TripSavvy

See all the options for getting from Saigon to Hanoi compared in detail. Choose if a bus, train, or flight is best for getting around Vietnam.

This local photographer captured Delhi better than anyone we’ve seen

This local photographer captured Delhi better than anyone we’ve seen

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Presenting a photographic love letter to the world's most colourful and chaotic city.

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Bangkok To Singapore By Train | Complete Guide

by Renegade Travels @ Renegade Travels

If you love traveling by train in Thailand, then the Bangkok to Singapore by train route will make for a very interesting journey. The journey can’t be made on a single train, so you’ll need to break up your journey into at least two parts. There are lots of interesting places to stop along the... READ MORE >

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California’s Lake Tahoe

by Lee Foster @ Foster Travel Publishing

California's Lake Tahoe is a high-altitude gem in the Sierra, good for a visit any time of the year. Highlights include Emerald Bay on the southeast edge, the Tallac Historic site of early tourism, lovely Sand Harbor on the Nevada side, and excursion boat trips on the MS Dixie.

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The 5 best multi-country holidays in Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Asia is without doubt one of the best regions of the world for an exciting multi-country holiday. With so many countries relatively close together, it seems almost like a wasted opportunity to see only one. The problem is – as always – which countries should you see? As Asia experts, we have years of experience

Read The 5 best multi-country holidays in Asia on Backyard Travel.

5 Day Berlin Itinerary

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

If you are planning a trip to Berlin, you should know that there is a lot more to see here than just the Berlin Wall and the Brandenburg Gate. Berlin is the largest city in Germany and one of the largest cities in the European Union. It’s a diverse city filled with world-class museums, beautiful squares to wander through, and ...

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Experience the Best of Downtown NYC on a Bus Tour

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Unlike Upper Manhattan, Lower Manhattan, also known as the Downtown, offers a dramatic contrast between the new and the old. The experiences you will get there span from the 17th century, and the best way to savor every moment is by using a bus tour service.

Basically, there are so many things to do and see in Lower Manhattan, and what tour you choose depends on the time you have to spend in the area. Keep in mind that Manhattan is the mother of New York City, thanks to the contribution of the Dutch and the British.

Read on to learn more about touring Downtown NYC on a tour bus.

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Want to travel with the family? 8 tips from Trip in a Van

Want to travel with the family? 8 tips from Trip in a Van

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Lorrimers are well and truly living the dream. In December 2015, young parents Justin and Bec Lorrimer sold their home in New South Wales, Australia, and set out on an epic road trip around the country.

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6 experiences every traveler should have in Iceland

6 experiences every traveler should have in Iceland

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The volcanic island has exploded onto the radars of travelers in recent years, but Iceland has more than enough fjords, geysers, volcanoes, and glaciers to go around.

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The 10 best cities in China for travelers

The 10 best cities in China for travelers

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's difficult to think of a country more diverse in its landscapes, its people, its cuisine, and its reasons for reeling travelers in.

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The best (and worst) times to visit the Galapagos Islands – infographic

The best (and worst) times to visit the Galapagos Islands – infographic

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When to go and what to see in the Galapagos Islands.

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Portland Is Oregon’s Metropolis on the Columbia

by Lee Foster @ Foster Travel Publishing

Portland appeals because of its small-town but cosmopolitan aura, the friendliness of the citizenry, its lovely hillside parks, and its sweeping sense of history, starting with Lewis and Clark.

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Myanmar in one week: The ultimate guide

Myanmar in one week: The ultimate guide

by Nathan James Thomas @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The days when Myanmar was almost as impenetrable as North Korea and the economy was in ruins is a thing of the past. The country is incredible, and here's a way to do it justice in just 7 days.

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Riding the Reunification Express in Vietnam

Riding the Reunification Express in Vietnam


The Independent

It's a dilemma: “frog porridge Singapore-style” costs 40,000 Vietnamese dong (about £1.20) but plain “frog porridge” just 28,000. I study my laminated menu as we rattle on south through the night. Does “Singapore-style” mean a spicier sauce, perhaps, or bigger bits of frog?

“Is there meat in this beef?”: A vegetarian’s guide to Beijing

“Is there meat in this beef?”: A vegetarian’s guide to Beijing

by Melissa Spurgin @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As a vegetarian, there‘s more to China than plain steamed rice.

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Fairy tale cities: five destinations of your dreams

by Paul Marshman @ The Travelling Boomer

Winter is a time to snuggle up with a travel book and dream about places far away. And since dreaming is free, it’s sometimes nice to imagine ourselves travelling to places that are magical — places that make us feel like we’re in a fairy tale. We’ve seen them in the movies, but then, that’s mostly [...]

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What it’s really like to climb Bali’s Mt Batur

What it’s really like to climb Bali’s Mt Batur

by Tammy Burns @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s only a few hours after midnight and I’m hiking in complete darkness, the path illuminated by nothing more than our flashlights...

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Which section of the Great Wall should you visit?

Which section of the Great Wall should you visit?

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

China’s Great Wall stretches for over 6000kms, all the way from Jiayuguan in the northwest to Hushan in the Liaoning province. That’s a lot of Wall to see.

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A Singaporean’s Guide to the Work and Holiday Visa Programme in Australia

by Amira Rahmat @ TripZilla Magazine

A fast, vast steel spine

A fast, vast steel spine


Traveller

Mark Smith travels the length of Vietnam on the Reunification Railway, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by Train How-To

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by Train How-To


Passing Thru

Visiting Vietnam? While flights within the country are very inexpensive, consider going from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by train! Here's how we did it.

8 things to do in Jordan that aren’t Petra or the Dead Sea

8 things to do in Jordan that aren’t Petra or the Dead Sea

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea...Jordan's biggest attractions are well worth a visit. But what else should you do while you're there? Here's 8 awesome experiences you can have in Jordan.

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A perfect itinerary for your two-day Mekong Delta tour suggested by a local

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

The Mekong Delta, otherwise known as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, is a colourful display of various shades of green. Here in this water world, boats float in the lazy rivers, buffalos wander in the rice fields and ripe fruits adorn the trees. It is also here that visitors will get a true taste of […]

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Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

On a recent road trip between Saigon & Hanoi I made a record of some of the meals I ate along the way, to try and illustrate the variety of food available, and what a delight it is to eat your way from one end of the country to the other... Continue reading

Q&A with Canadian photographer Chris Burkard

Q&A with Canadian photographer Chris Burkard

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We recently started running trips in Alberta and Chris Burkard has taken loads of amazing photos there. So we thought we'd pick his brain.

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The joys of exploring the Galapagos Islands with my mom

The joys of exploring the Galapagos Islands with my mom

by Mirae Campbell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This trip was the first one in a long time where she actually didn’t have to worry about a single thing, and she got to wake up and play outside and laugh with her new friends for over a week.

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10 facts you probably don’t know about Namibia

10 facts you probably don’t know about Namibia

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Namibia is an incredibly progressive country for sustainable tourism. Here's what else you need to know about the Southern African beauty.

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Here’s Why You Should Consider Taking More Trips on High Speed Rails Than Flights

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Backpacking in the Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca & Formentera)

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

Backpacking in the Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca & Formentera) The Balearic Islands have long been popular holiday destinations, mostly for Northern Europeans looking for a short sunny getaway. Typically people fly in and fly out, only visiting one island but it is possible to do a longer, backpacking trip in the Balearic Islands. You […]

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Everything you need to know about trekking in Patagonia

Everything you need to know about trekking in Patagonia

by Julie Klene @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Patagonia. The word rolls off your tongue and has you dreaming of faraway lands filled with dramatic landscapes. It's fair to say that the reality doesn't disappoint.

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Why we sometimes lose the travel itch (and how we can get it back)

Why we sometimes lose the travel itch (and how we can get it back)

by Joshua Kloke @ Intrepid Travel Blog

"This was the life I’d chosen. It was the life I’d life a decent job in Vancouver, Canada for: spend six months on the road throughout Asia en route to a year spent in Australia."

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Cuban revolution: 11 things I learned while cycling through Cuba

Cuban revolution: 11 things I learned while cycling through Cuba

by Frank Cheshire @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Think the best way to see Cuba is from the back of a vintage convertible? Think again.

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How to become a travel writer: we ask one of the best

How to become a travel writer: we ask one of the best

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ask anyone what their dream job is and (right after Full-time Lottery Winner and Smooth-talking Billionaire Superhero) you'll get Travel Writer.

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Girl power: Pro footballers climb Mt Kilimanjaro for women’s rights

Girl power: Pro footballers climb Mt Kilimanjaro for women’s rights

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Physical challenges are nothing new to pro athletes Melissa Hickey and Katie Brennan. But this month, they’re taking on a different sort of challenge…

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India on an etch-a-sketch…you’ve never seen it like this before

India on an etch-a-sketch…you’ve never seen it like this before

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Artist Jane Labowitch likes to doodle. In fact she's made it her full-time profession. And the instrument she's chosen? None other than the humble etch-a-sketch.

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Using a Smartphone Camera Lens Kit To Boost Your Photos: Pixter Review

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Looking for a clever, effective and inexpensive way to boost your photos on your smartphone? Pixter might be the answer you’re looking for. This is a detailed review on of their attachable smartphone camera lens: the Super Fisheye! I confess I had a bit of prejudice against smartphone accessories. It’s just that I’ve seen so […]

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Europe & Turkey: Intrepid’s March photo comp results are in

Europe & Turkey: Intrepid’s March photo comp results are in

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Picking the winner this month was harder than following the plot of an Italian opera, but we think we made the right choice.

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8 must-try Georgian dishes to eat in Tbilisi

8 must-try Georgian dishes to eat in Tbilisi

by Emily Lush @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Given its proximity to Russia, it might be tempting to dismiss Georgian food as heavy, stodgy and bland. But nothing could be further from the truth. As any traveller to…

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12 Years Of Travel: View From Cortona, Italy

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Famous as the backdrop for the 2003 movie Under The Tuscan Sun, Cortona is a stunning medieval town perched above the surrounding countryside View from Cortona, Italy 11 June 2013, 2 Years Ago This Week: Despite the vast amount of information about every conceivable travel destination available, I still find myself occasionally stumbling upon places […]

Need for Swedes: 7 reasons why Sweden is Europe’s new capital of cool

Need for Swedes: 7 reasons why Sweden is Europe’s new capital of cool

by Cam Hassard @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Today is the day you realise IKEA is the LEAST cool thing to come out of Sweden.

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How to cook the Moroccan dish you never even knew existed (recipe)

How to cook the Moroccan dish you never even knew existed (recipe)

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Pigeon Pastilla is THE dish of Morocco.

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Discovering the capes and coastal gems of Prince Edward Island, Canada

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

Discovering the capes and coastal gems of Prince Edward Island by Jared Nusinoff Tourists venture out to Eastern Canada to experience the geographical beauty and tranquillity which makes this part of the country unique. Prince Edward Island is the smallest province in Canada, and a destination to experience the charm and beauty of a relaxed […]

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5 Countries that are cheap to live in and offer a high quality of life!

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

5 Countries that are cheap to live in and offer a high quality of life! While everyone’s definition of ‘cheap’ and ‘high quality of life’ may differ, these countries offer an affordable cost of living certainly in comparison to most developed countries whilst still having a huge amount to offer. A budget of US$1000/month (€850, […]

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The Ultimate Travel Guide to Stockholm’s Gamla Stan

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

A trip to Stockholm isn’t complete without a trip to Gamla Stan. The city’s Old Town, and one of the largest and best preserved medieval city centers in Europe, this is after all where Stockholm began, all the way back in 1252.

Made up of 4 islands, Gamla Stan is mainly focused on the largest of the group, historically known as Stadsholmen. Stockholm itself means “log island” and as the legend goes, Swedes looking for a new capital that was safe from armed gangs, had filled a log with gold and sent it adrift. When it landed on what is now Gamla Stan, they knew they had found their new capital city.

Gamla Stan is a living museum filled with beautiful churches, narrow winding cobblestone streets, colourful architecture, the finest restaurants, and accommodation to suit all tastes. This is the real Stockholm, and where every Stockholm adventure should begin.

Consider this your ultimate guide to staying, playing, and eating in Gamla Stan.

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How to make Pisco Sours like a pro

How to make Pisco Sours like a pro

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

So what is a Pisco Sour? And why do people get so obsessed with it? And where the hell do you drink it anyway? Here’s our foolproof guide.

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‘Compared to the beauty of the country, the earthquake is almost irrelevant now’: How Nepal is recovering two years on

‘Compared to the beauty of the country, the earthquake is almost irrelevant now’: How Nepal is recovering two years on

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A year ago, it was Nepal's plea for help that drew me there. Today, it's the mountains that are calling me back.

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How a local group is fighting poverty in Kenya, one pig at a time

How a local group is fighting poverty in Kenya, one pig at a time

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s our first day in Nairobi, and we’re on our way to market to buy some fat pigs. Except this time, we won’t be going home again and doing a jig.

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Think you’re fit? Meet the woman training for a marathon…on Mt Everest

Think you’re fit? Meet the woman training for a marathon…on Mt Everest

by Anne Von Osterhausen @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Trekking to Everest Base Camp had always been one of my life time dreams. Running a full marathon is another.

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Sneha’s story: meet the Indian woman who chose travel over tradition

Sneha’s story: meet the Indian woman who chose travel over tradition

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I looked at the birds resting on the tree and smiled. That was the moment I decided to only do what I love to do. And I love to travel.

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When’s the best time to go on safari in Africa?

When’s the best time to go on safari in Africa?

by Carrie Pallardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You’ll probably want to pack your bags as soon as you start imaging the African safari of your dreams, but a little planning ahead of time can make your trip that much more magical.

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Why Iceland is the dream destination for solo travel

Why Iceland is the dream destination for solo travel

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This island destination features soothing hot springs, majestic wild horses and waterfalls adorned with rainbows.

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Five awesome last-minute Easter escapes

Five awesome last-minute Easter escapes

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’d rather be experiencing post-chocolate guilt somewhere exotic this festive season, it’s not too late to do something about it.

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Why Japan does whisky bars better than anyone

Why Japan does whisky bars better than anyone

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’re in Kyoto’s Gion district, and the Geisha Hour is about to begin. Time to look for a drink...

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Intrepid Twitter chat recap: South America

Intrepid Twitter chat recap: South America

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

On December 10th Intrepid was joined by a few seasoned travellers and fellow adventure operators to chat all things South America. Under the hashtag #IntrepidSA, we covered everything from epic scenery, delicious cuisine and hidden gems.

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7 things to do in: Kakadu National Park

7 things to do in: Kakadu National Park

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Red Centre might be the beating heart of Australia, but Kakadu National Park is where the country goes to cool off. It’s a 20,000 square kilometer stretch of billabongs, wetlands, gorges and rivers.

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Your Search for the Top Honeymoon Destinations Ends Here

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Weddings are a wonderful time of celebration, and should be one of the most unforgettable events of your life. But if there’s one event more memorable than your wedding day, it should be the honeymoon!

If you’re tossing up between an unforgettable honeymoon and the value of the diamond ring, it could be a tough choice in deciding which one should win.

But with the aim of strengthening the bonds of togetherness and marriage, perhaps one of the following destinations will inspire you!

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Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

Medieval frescoes in the Church of St. John the Baptist in Bohinj, Slovenia often show figures with large swellings of the neck (goiters), caused by lack of iodine in the local diet.

This ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’ lip sync is the most joyful video you’ll see today

This ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’ lip sync is the most joyful video you’ll see today

by Tim Edwards @ Intrepid Travel Blog

An Australian couple who visited Egypt on an Intrepid trip have become overnight celebrities after a video they made of their holiday went viral. Egyptians are hoping the fun film…

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Nepal Now: the best Instagram shots, one year after the earthquake

Nepal Now: the best Instagram shots, one year after the earthquake

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We trawled the net and found the photos travellers are taking right now, right this minute, one year after the quake.

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Greek financial crisis: our advice for travellers

Greek financial crisis: our advice for travellers

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For those considering travelling to Greece in the near future, there are steps you can take to minimise the drama.

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Expedition El Mirador: our latest off-map adventure

Expedition El Mirador: our latest off-map adventure

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Up until the early 20th Century, El Mirador was a secret known only to nature. That's no longer the case...

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Singapore Travel Guide | What To Do with a Stopover in Singapore

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

In this Singapore travel guide, we share the best travel tips for a stopover in Singapore that takes in all of the city’s best sights without breaking the bank. Known as the gateway to Asia, Singapore is a popular stopover destination for travellers taking connecting flights to and from other countries in Asia. This unique […]

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Lessons in experiencing La Dolce Vita in Italy

Lessons in experiencing La Dolce Vita in Italy

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Taking time to enjoy life’s great pleasures – family, friends, outdoors, food, and wine – is the core of Italian living. This obsession with life’s quality proves irresistible and brings us back, time and again.

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Australia just gained 17 new islands…in Antarctica

Australia just gained 17 new islands…in Antarctica

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Australia has just claimed 17 very cold, very small, very remote islands. Penguins appear not to notice.

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These travel tips from Intrepid Travel guides will help you get the most out of your holiday

These travel tips from Intrepid Travel guides will help you get the most out of your holiday

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Nobody knows more about travelling than Intrepid Travel’s network of local leaders; the experts who lead our small tour groups. Here are their nuggets of travel advice. Tips on choosing…

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Travel is my one true love (and here are 10 reasons why)

Travel is my one true love (and here are 10 reasons why)

by Maya Markowitz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There are few things in the world more powerful than the connections us humans make with one another. But connecting with travel is a whole different thing entirely.

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Why the best travels happen when you face your fears

Why the best travels happen when you face your fears

by Sherry Ott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You know what fear eats for breakfast? It eats procrastination and avoidance. It loves it, it frequently gets second helpings. You know what makes fear go on a diet? Action. And travel is all about action.

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Nepal in pictures: incredible photos taken after the earthquake

Nepal in pictures: incredible photos taken after the earthquake

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Photographer Remy Hoehener and his wife were there on the 25th of April when the quake struck. His images of Nepal might be the best we've ever seen.

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24-hours in Medellín, Colombia’s capital of cool

24-hours in Medellín, Colombia’s capital of cool

by Stephanie Wade @ Intrepid Travel Blog

What to do, eat and see in one of South America's biggest success stories.

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The Other Side of Paradise: a literary journey through Havana

The Other Side of Paradise: a literary journey through Havana

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Havana is a hard city to “get.” I think that’s why I like it so much.

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Navigating Singapore’s hawker markets

Navigating Singapore’s hawker markets

by Alyson Hill @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Hawker markets are iconic to Singapore for good reason. The food is good – and cheap – and showcases Singapore’s diversity of culture.

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One Day in Kuala Lumpur

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

In this Kuala Lumpur travel guide, we share our favourite things to do in Malaysia’s capital city, including the best temples, Chinatown and the best vegetarian restaurants in the city. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city, wasn’t on our original travel itinerary. But we’re so glad we went there! Kuala Lumpur is a city with towering skyscrapers, […]

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Is this India’s best Instagrammer?

Is this India’s best Instagrammer?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In a platform that's saturated with travel content, it's refreshing to see a genuine talent emerge, and did we mention he has fewer than 1000 followers?

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When’s the best time to visit Asia?

When’s the best time to visit Asia?

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Spoiler alert: when it comes to Asia, there’s really never a bad time to visit.

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The Ups and Downs of Bariloche, Argentina

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

Bariloche was our first introduction to Patagonia, and god damn, we were so excited. Mendoza had been a let down for us (our fault though, not Mendozas), so we were really looking forward to what Bariloche had to offer. From the moment we exited the airport we were in awe. A massive, clear blue lake, [...]

Photo of the week: the guitarist in the Bethesda Arcade

by Paul Marshman @ The Travelling Boomer

One of the pleasures of touring Europe is coming across scenes like this: a lonely guitarist, playing his instrument in front of row of Roman arches, with classical mosaics all around. Only this isn’t Europe: it’s New York, in a place called the Bethesda Arcade. More specifically, it’s in Central Park, the green space that dominates the [...]

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How to transform your iPhone into a pro travel camera

How to transform your iPhone into a pro travel camera

by Shannon McMahon @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Forget packing a clunky professional camera. These days all you need is a good eye...and a good iPhone.

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6 Reasons You Should Go On a Canal Barge Cruise

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Cruising has become one of the biggest trends in travel recently, though have you ever considered going on a canal barge cruise?

Canal barging is a unique form of slow travel popular throughout Europe, especially in France, Italy, Scotland and Ireland. The size of the canal dictates the size of the barge, but the maximum number of guests on board usually ranges from 4-12 passengers.

On board the barge are a handful of crew members who will help make your journey an effortless one, and while the options for barge cruises are vast, a luxury, all-inclusive barge cruise is definitely way to go.

While there are many reasons to take a canal barge cruise, here are the 6 most compelling.

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Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

In the celebrated art colony of Santa Fe, New Mexico, you can of course get paintings of the scenery of the southwestern United States, but did you know you can also get original paintings of Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote?

18 Must-Visit Street Markets in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Why rural Kenya stole my heart

Why rural Kenya stole my heart

by Lauren Wigham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

After living in Kenya for three months, it’s fair to say that I found the country’s rural regions to be particularly captivating. Getting out of the sprawling cities lets you discover the country's beauty and diverse cultures.

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Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which Vietnam City Is Right For You?

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Struggling making a decision between Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh for your upcoming trip to Vietnam? In this article I’m comparing both cities in terms of food, safety, places to visit and overall vibe for you to decide its overall travel potential. Which one is the right for you? Vietnam is not the easiest of […]

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The hottest destinations in Europe for summer 2017

The hottest destinations in Europe for summer 2017

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Europe in the summer is like nowhere else: lively, cultured, and beautiful. So, go add these trending destinations to your 2017 bucket list.

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The ultimate guide to Australian slang

The ultimate guide to Australian slang

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For those wanting to master this distinctive lingo, Intrepid is here to help with our very own ( and very unofficial) guide to speaking Australian.

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The H’mong Opium Palace

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

Halfway between the Thấm Mã Pass and the Lũng Cú Flagpole, we made a stop at the Opium Palace of the H'mong. We were pretty excited about this. Of all the places which we've visited in our years of travel, almost none of them have had a name as intriguing as the "Opium Palace of the H'mong".

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19 things only travellers in the 90s would understand

19 things only travellers in the 90s would understand

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travel in the 90s, for anyone that didn’t live through it, must seem totally bizarre by today’s Wi-Fi, touchscreen and 4G standards.

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A practical guide to cycling in Japan: things to consider before booking and what to pack

A practical guide to cycling in Japan: things to consider before booking and what to pack

by Ellie Ross @ Intrepid Travel Blog

On a bicycle, you’re free to pedal at your own pace. You can hop on and off to push through the crush of people at a fish market, pause for quiet reflection at a Shinto shrine or take in the beauty of a Buddhist temple.

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Why Osaka is the best city in Japan for foodies

Why Osaka is the best city in Japan for foodies

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Osaka's most famous dishes are okonomiyaki (cabbage pancake) and takoyaki (octopus balls), but the Japanese city has so much more to offer. Here's exactly where to go and what to eat.

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What hiking to Machu Picchu as a solo traveler is really like

What hiking to Machu Picchu as a solo traveler is really like

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When you first look up at all you have to achieve it can feel way too intimidating, but just take it one step at a time. Once you’re up, turning around and seeing the progress you’ve made in the form of a killer view…you can’t beat it.

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10 questions with the first documented woman to travel to every country

10 questions with the first documented woman to travel to every country

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Cassie De Pecol recently became the first woman on record to travel to all 196 sovereign nations, and we got the chance to ask her for tips on solo travel.

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My Photo Journal: Urban Trekking Nathan Road In Hong Kong

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

“Papua New Guinea is truly the last frontier.” We talk to the man who built our wildest expedition yet

“Papua New Guinea is truly the last frontier.” We talk to the man who built our wildest expedition yet

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When we sat down this year to plan our brand new expedition trips, we knew we wanted Papua New Guinea in there somewhere.

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Overcrowded and ugly: how the world’s least attractive sights can teach us more than the highlights

Overcrowded and ugly: how the world’s least attractive sights can teach us more than the highlights

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

People don’t have a lot of time for 'ugly' travel. But why not? It's time to celebrate the world for what it is, not what it should be.

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The 6 rules of responsible travel

The 6 rules of responsible travel

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Responsible Travel isn't hard. Most of it comes down to common sense, simply respecting different cultures and travelling equipped with a head full of sustainable street-smarts.

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Tạm Biệt, Hanoi!

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

When we said goodbye to Hanoi, it wasn't merely the end of another 91 day adventure. We were putting an end to six months in Vietnam. That is a serious chunk of time, and it really affected us. While packing our suitcases, our emotions were all over the place; there was both sadness and contentment, relief and regret, fulfillment and pride. I guess we were just feeling.

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Weather warning: Intrepid’s co-Founder on how you can stop climate change ruining travel

Weather warning: Intrepid’s co-Founder on how you can stop climate change ruining travel

by Darrell Wade @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Intrepid Co-Founder met with Al Gore again to discuss the progress that the world has made in grappling with climate change in the last decade. 

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Your ultimate guide to Melbourne, Australia

Your ultimate guide to Melbourne, Australia

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Eat, drink and stroll your way around the world’s most liveable city.

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6 reasons Jordan is the perfect family holiday destination

6 reasons Jordan is the perfect family holiday destination

by Katie Hoare @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Part history lesson, part unforgettable adventure; a family holiday to this Middle Eastern oasis is an experience your kids will be telling their grandkids about in years to come.

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Live in Canada? Here’s where your travel dollar is strongest

Live in Canada? Here’s where your travel dollar is strongest

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Canadians are resilient. When they want to travel, they won’t let a weak exchange rate get in the way.

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Nepal update: a letter from our co-founder

Nepal update: a letter from our co-founder

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Having just returned from visiting the Nepalese Himalayas, Darrell Wade (Intrepid co-founder) has penned a heartfelt letter describing his experience.

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Desert essentials: Our definitive Jordan packing guide

Desert essentials: Our definitive Jordan packing guide

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

People packing for a Jordan adventure have to be prepared for all conditions. Mostly hot ones.

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How to Bargain in Vietnam

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

How to Bargain in Vietnam A guest post by Jim from Asia Marvels Many travellers in Vietnam are so afraid of paying more than they should that they forget to enjoy their trip. Here is some insight into bargaining in Vietnam to make your time here easier. The first thing you should know about bargaining […]

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A guide to playing chinlone like a Burmese professional

A guide to playing chinlone like a Burmese professional

by Tayla Gentle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I first encountered chinlone in one of Yangon’s back alleys. It was after seven pm, the working day was well and truly over, and a gang of middle-aged men had…

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How Antarctica challenged and changed me

How Antarctica challenged and changed me

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A few years ago, I embarked on what would become the greatest adventure of my life. This adventure took me to the coldest, highest, windiest, driest place on earth. It took me to Antarctica.

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Life after cancer: the survivor who fell in love with the Outback and became an Intrepid trip leader

Life after cancer: the survivor who fell in love with the Outback and became an Intrepid trip leader

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

“A few years ago, my husband was killed. My children grew up and got married. I also got cancer. I’ve beaten ovarian cancer twice.” I need a second to absorb…

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Liberty Central Hotel, Nha Trang

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Liberty Central Nha Trang is a contemporary, stylish, high-rise hotel just a block from the beach. Featuring elegant, minimalist decor, extraordinary sea views, rooftop bar & its own section of beach, Liberty Central is a solid place to stay in Nha Trang.... Continue reading

Discover: Clipperton Island

by @ Wikitravel

If you somehow find yourself visiting Clipperton Island and lack things to do (understandably), try running around the island and timing yourself; the record circumnavigation time is one hour and 17 minutes.

A tribute to our friend, Victor Ongollah

A tribute to our friend, Victor Ongollah

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Last week, we lost a dear member of the Intrepid family. Victor Ongollah, one of our most popular tour leaders in East Africa, passed away on 30 April.

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Meet the artisans who make Thailand’s alms bowls by hand

Meet the artisans who make Thailand’s alms bowls by hand

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There are still a few centres for crafts made by street-side vendors, using traditional methods and materials. This is one of the last.

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25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN THAILAND

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand, with over 26 million foreign entries in 2016, can be a very touristic place to visit. By some accounts, 20% of the Thai GDP is based on tourism (worldwide nations average about 10%). Thailand is often an entry point for all of Asia, a constant revolving door of tourists on short or extended trips. We’re writing this article to help you avoid getting your hand caught in that often dangerous door.

Thailand is a country that can live up to its high expectations and reputation. It really can be paradise. On the other hand, it can be a disappointing place filled with drunken pub crawlers, tourist scams, empty promises and subpar made-for-tourists versions of local dishes. Pad thai made with instant noodles? You’ll find it all over Phuket and Koh Samui. If you venture past the tourists districts, the food ... Read More »

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What it’s really like visiting Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city

What it’s really like visiting Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city

by Julie Klene @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Surrounded by dramatic mountains and Argentina's epic beauty, not only is Ushuaia the gateway to Antarctica, it's also the world's most southern city.

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The 5 Best Night Markets in Taipei

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Taipei is inarguably one of the top street food cities in the world. Taiwan is known as the land of snacks: they have literally invented and re-invented genre after genre of snack food over the years. From pearl tea to fried chicken, the Taiwanese are all about inventing and perfecting the ultimate snack foods. Think Chinese-influenced foods created with the ingenuity and dedication to perfection that (you would think) only the Japanese would bring. While Taipei isn’t quite as famous with local Taiwanese as Tainan for their snack culture, they’ve got it covered and will most likely be your first stop in Taiwan. The sheer volume of street food options available alone are enough but, matched with the quality and price of the food available on the streets, it’s pretty much unbeatable. The catch with Taipei street food though, is ... Read More »

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Mothers of Intrepid: 3 amazing women you’ll meet on a homestay

Mothers of Intrepid: 3 amazing women you’ll meet on a homestay

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Whether it’s a Mongolian Nana or a Peruvian Mama, homestay cooking, hospitality (and life wisdom) are simply the best.

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Tips and hacks for Europe train travel

Tips and hacks for Europe train travel

by Gwen OToole @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Yep, trains in Europe have come a long way. Bigger seats, more space, WiFi, and a power point in the seat. Here's how to do Europe train travel right.

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The best American cities to celebrate the 4th of July

The best American cities to celebrate the 4th of July

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Whether you’re the front-runner in a hot dog-eating contest or decked out Uncle Sam-style at the annual parade, we can all agree that the 4th of July is America’s holiday to go all out.

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The truth about travelling in Transylvania

The truth about travelling in Transylvania

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Contrary to popular belief, Transylvania actually does exist, but it’s nothing like what it’s been made out to be.

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10 Underrated Attractions in Singapore to Check Out on Your Next Trip

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

My Trip to Alishan: Spending a Night in the Mountains of Taiwan

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

Trip or treat? Our spookiest adventures from around the world

Trip or treat? Our spookiest adventures from around the world

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With Halloween fast approaching, things are getting eerie at Intrepid. Here are some of our spookiest trips from around the world.

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11 movies that will make you want to travel immediately

11 movies that will make you want to travel immediately

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You'll be happy to know, Eat Pray Love does not feature on the list.

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Five Game of Thrones locations you can actually visit

Five Game of Thrones locations you can actually visit

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Think you can guess your fav show’s shooting locations? You know nothing, Jon Snow.

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The Zoological Museum of Hanoi University

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

Walking around the streets of Hanoi, it's impossible not to wonder how many treasures the city has locked away, safely out of the view of tourists. One of the most interesting we discovered is a colonial-era zoological collection on the second floor of the Hanoi University science building.

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The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Thanks to new coastal roads, it's now possible to ride from Saigon to Hoi An, and beyond to Dong Hoi, following the coast all the way & avoiding the busy main artery of Highway 1 for the vast majority of the route. This is a salty, sunny, sandy & scenic road trip.... Continue reading

Everything you ever wanted to know about India (Q&A)

Everything you ever wanted to know about India (Q&A)

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We recruited Intrepid's destination manager for the Subcontinent, Ryan Turner, and directed some FAQs his way.

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Want to know what a Galapagos cruise is really like?

Want to know what a Galapagos cruise is really like?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

To answer that question, we quizzed some real-life Intrepid Travellers on a real-life Galapagos Islands trip.

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The beauty of discovering Myanmar by bike

The beauty of discovering Myanmar by bike

by Annie Zimmerman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Myanmar by bike was pure magic. The undulating hills made for excellent cycling, and the entire trip was one unique experience after another.

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The top destinations for travel in March

The top destinations for travel in March

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You’ve decided you want to travel more this year (good on you), but you’re struggling to choose your next destination. Surely there’s an easier way than trawling through endless travel…

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The Westfjords: Iceland’s Final Frontier

The Westfjords: Iceland’s Final Frontier

by James Taylor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Westfjords are splayed across the north-western corner of Iceland like the fingers of a giant, clawing its way towards the Arctic Circle.

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What I wish I knew before hiking to Machu Picchu

What I wish I knew before hiking to Machu Picchu

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Like most painful things, the memories fade with time and I only remember the good bits. But there are things I wish I'd known before hiking to Machu Picchu.

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7 new destinations to explore with Intrepid in 2018

7 new destinations to explore with Intrepid in 2018

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

At Intrepid, we love exploring little-known corners of the globe. And in 2018, we're heading to a bunch of exciting new destinations we haven't been before.

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Cycling Japan: from Osaka to Tokyo

Cycling Japan: from Osaka to Tokyo

by Ellie Ross @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With onsen, exercise, and freedom to escape the crowds amidst a beautiful and varied landscape, could there be a better way to explore Japan?

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A definitive list of everything you should eat in Florence

A definitive list of everything you should eat in Florence

by Emma Gibbins @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’ve hunted down the best spots in Florence to grab breakfast, lunch and dinner (along with a few extra treats along the way).

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Feeling Hungary? Our perfect weekend in Budapest

Feeling Hungary? Our perfect weekend in Budapest

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sliced in two by the Danube, Budapest has something of a split personality. Here's our guide to make the most of both.

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A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Choosing a hotel for your holidays always takes time. Especially when you have a long list of places to visit, you have to book a hotel that is easy for you to commute. When in Hanoi, due to its complicated traffic system and the position of famous tourist attractions, you should book a hotel around […]

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6 places that prove Colombia is South America’s most underrated destination

6 places that prove Colombia is South America’s most underrated destination

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Colombia has everything. Caribbean beaches in the North, Pacific surf in the West. Tropical forests, snow-capped mountains, and everything in between.

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Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

A bullet train ride on the Hakata-Minami Line in Fukuoka, Japan costs just ¥290 (under US$3). Alas, the end-to-end trip lasts just ten minutes.

5 reasons why Mexico is the ultimate solo travel destination

5 reasons why Mexico is the ultimate solo travel destination

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If Mexico isn’t on your list to travel, well I’m sorry, but I’m quite confident you haven’t fully appreciated all that Mexico has to offer – especially for solo travellers.

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Perfect Palawan: Our guide to The Philippines’ most beautiful island

Perfect Palawan: Our guide to The Philippines’ most beautiful island

by Julia D'Orazio @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With over 7,000 islands to explore in the Philippines, unspoiled natural beauty is in serious surplus. Throw a dart at a map and you’re going to hit paradise.

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Why you should see ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’

Why you should see ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If there’s one reason to see Al Gore's new documentary, it's that it shows the power of people to influence governments and big businesses to create real change. The more people we have thinking, talking and getting fired up about climate change, the better.

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Turkish delight: 6 delicious dishes to try in Turkey

Turkish delight: 6 delicious dishes to try in Turkey

by Chris Mitchell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I learned many things living in Turkey for three years, but perhaps the most prominent was that Turkish food is seriously underrated.

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Chef Alejandro Saravia and the last roast chicken recipe you’ll ever need

Chef Alejandro Saravia and the last roast chicken recipe you’ll ever need

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We asked Melbourne culinary legend Alejandro Saravi for something delicious, easy and authentically Peruvian. Oh boy did he deliver.

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Korea’s Launching A Grand Shopping Festival on 18 January

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Norway for nature lovers: 5 essential outdoor experiences to try

Norway for nature lovers: 5 essential outdoor experiences to try

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Fjords and waterfalls and Northern Lights, oh my.

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Food fight: five of the world’s most controversial food rivalries

Food fight: five of the world’s most controversial food rivalries

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Tacos or burritos? Laksa or ramen? Reubens or Cubanos? Read on to see which dishes came out on top.

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How Many Days of Leave Do You Get Compared to Other Countries?

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Our 2018 Travel Goals

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

It’s actually a little bit difficult for me to write a 2018 goals post since most of our 2018 travel is already mapped out. But I guess even the best of laid plans can change… We are currently about 6 weeks in to a 5.5 month trip through South America. We started by flying into [...]

Travel For Women | Cultural Immersion | Guided MissDirection

Travel For Women | Cultural Immersion | Guided MissDirection


Travel For Women | Cultural Immersion | Guided MissDirection

Guided MissDirection is a travel company designed exclusively for women. Our all-planned small group tours allow for safe culturally immersive adventures!

Guerrilla art and famous faces: the Montreal Mural Festival

by Paul Marshman @ The Travelling Boomer

A visit to Montreal is always special. But on my recent visit, in October, I came across something that was truly special. Everywhere I turned, the city seemed to be covered with art: walls, doors, sidewalks, even storefronts were painted with dazzling designs and colours. It was all thanks to an annual event called the Montreal Mural [...]

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Brussels Community Garden – A regenerative food system

Brussels Community Garden – A regenerative food system

by Trish @ TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

When I travel, I am looking for evidence of connections that can help regenerate our food system. At the end of June, I boarded an early Eurostar departure from London and arrived mid-morning in Brussels. I spent the rest of the morning looking around the Botanique Gardens.  In the afternoon, after checking into my hotel, [...]

Meet the NGO that’s fighting back against human trafficking

Meet the NGO that’s fighting back against human trafficking

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Just outside the Old Town in Hanoi sits one of the most important buildings in Vietnam, though you wouldn’t know it from the outside...

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Malaysia’s Rainforest World Music Festival: the coolest festival you’ve never even heard of

Malaysia’s Rainforest World Music Festival: the coolest festival you’ve never even heard of

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Think back on your most treasured musical memories, your favourite festival moments. Then imagine they took place in a literal rainforest in Borneo...

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Dark Tourism sites: should we be visiting them?

Dark Tourism sites: should we be visiting them?

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Dark tourism sites: part of cultural memory, or commercialising something sacred? And why do we feel the need to see them at all?

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Backpacking Route for Vietnam - MyFunkyTravel

Backpacking Route for Vietnam - MyFunkyTravel


MyFunkyTravel

Take a ride on the re-unification express as you head by train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City with our budget friendly backpacking route for Vietnam.

9 places you should never take a selfie

9 places you should never take a selfie

by Kate Sitarz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Selfies can be fun and result in some of the most hilarious souvenirs from a trip, as long as you’re following proper selfie etiquette.

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Confessions of a solo female traveller

Confessions of a solo female traveller

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You can eat what you want, when you want and where you want. You can change your itinerary because you feel like it (just let people you trust know where you are). You make the rules.

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Vietnam Visa Guide | Simply Everything You Need to Know

by Andrea Adriano @ Renegade Travels

Applying for a Vietnam visa can be stressful even at the best of times. Other times it’s a downright nightmare trying to figure out what type of visa to apply for, from loose-leaf to e-visa, to invitation letter or, if you are one of a few fortunate European passport-holders, if you even need a visa... READ MORE >

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LIVE LIKE A LOCAL: RENT A SHORT-TERM APARTMENT WHILE TRAVELING

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

If you want to experience the true life of a place, experience it like a local: get an apartment in a true neighborhood. Wake up to the sounds of street vendors and garbage trucks. Be recognized with a smile by your local noodle-slinger.

If a city strikes your fancy, rent an apartment for a month and stick around for awhile.

Another advantage of worldwide Internet networking is that it allows us to exchange short-term apartments without going through an agent or company. Check the New York City craigslist sublet page and you’ll find plenty of Parisians happy to exchange their Left Bank apartment for a little temporary stepping stone on the Upper West Side. Though apartment exchanges are rare in Asia, there are plenty of expats and locals alike who will be vacating their adobe and happy to have someone trustworthy in ... Read More »

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Sustainable tourism and the future of the Northern Territory

Sustainable tourism and the future of the Northern Territory

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While the past 20 years have seen great progress in native title land claims, and protecting our National Parks, the future of Australia's north is at a crossroads. We chat with Graham Tupper to find out why.

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Changing lives on the high plains of Puno

Changing lives on the high plains of Puno

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Elevation in Peru pose a big challenge for travellers, but what's less talked about is how affects Peruvian locals, particularly those on the high plains of Puno.

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You should go to Croatia just for the art scene. Here’s why.

You should go to Croatia just for the art scene. Here’s why.

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In Croatia, artistic expression flavors every area of life. Contemporary masterpieces compliment ancient treasures. Classical, rock, and folk mingle in a unique musical stew.

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Sun, surf and volcanoes: why you need to visit El Salvador

Sun, surf and volcanoes: why you need to visit El Salvador

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here’s what you can expect from a jaunt through the only country in the world that doubles as a noun.

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7 Muslim-Friendly Destinations for The Budget Traveller in 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Iran on Instagram: 16 images that will challenge your idea of the Middle East

Iran on Instagram: 16 images that will challenge your idea of the Middle East

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Iran is everything we've been taught the Middle East is not. And we have proof.

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Beach bliss: Why Florianopolis is the hidden gem of Brazil

Beach bliss: Why Florianopolis is the hidden gem of Brazil

by Sarah Funk @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Hidden almost 500 miles away from the party city of Rio de Janeiro lies a Brazilian metropolis that you wish you knew about years ago: Florianopolis.

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This couple quit their jobs to drive the Pan-American Highway. Here’s why they liked Colombia best.

This couple quit their jobs to drive the Pan-American Highway. Here’s why they liked Colombia best.

by George Meredith @ Intrepid Travel Blog

My wife and I left our jobs and lives in San Francisco last year to drive the Pan American highway from Canada to Patagonia in a camper van. That's when we became...overlanders.

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Flamenco & fusion: A local’s guide to Granada

Flamenco & fusion: A local’s guide to Granada

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Granada may be the most dangerous city in Spain. No where else is there city so capable of clutching you firmly in its grip and taking you under its spell...

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20 photos that prove how incredible the Galapagos Islands are

20 photos that prove how incredible the Galapagos Islands are

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Galapagos Islands: the most photogenic place on earth?

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Rio step-by-step: a walking guide to Brazil’s most colourful city

Rio step-by-step: a walking guide to Brazil’s most colourful city

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Within about 17 seconds of our leisurely Rio stroll, I had embraced the fact that the best way to see any city is on foot.

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Life advice from 8 incredible female travellers

Life advice from 8 incredible female travellers

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Every year, there are women out in the world doing amazing things. Riding across countries, documenting struggle and conflict, writing epic stories and busting gender stereotypes...

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What to expect on ‘Hola Cuba’, by Americans who have been on the trip

What to expect on ‘Hola Cuba’, by Americans who have been on the trip

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

At the end of a recent Hola Cuba trip, I asked a selection of American passengers just two questions: what the highlight of their trip was and what they wish they'd known prior to setting off.

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Hate rats? Look away now. We found India’s strangest festivals

Hate rats? Look away now. We found India’s strangest festivals

by Laura Dawson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

India is home to a mind-bendingly huge number of people (a cheeky 1.25 billion), markets, foods, cuisines, dialects, regions and religions… Oh, and festivals. Did I mention festivals?

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On trend: 5 ways travel is going to change in 2017

On trend: 5 ways travel is going to change in 2017

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Another year has nearly come and gone, but here at Intrepid HQ we’re gazing into our crystal ball to see what’s on the horizon for 2017.

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India through the lens of a professional Instagrammer

India through the lens of a professional Instagrammer

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I recently travelled through India with professional Instagrammer, Lauren Bath. Here are some behind-the-scenes snaps, and the stories behind them.

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Finding friendship, unforgettable experiences and love on an Intrepid trip

Finding friendship, unforgettable experiences and love on an Intrepid trip

by Katie Lockhart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We had one especially grueling seven-hour bus ride but he and I talked the entire time and it ended up only feeling like one.

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Safe, stable and surprising: welcome to the Middle East’s greatest outlier

Safe, stable and surprising: welcome to the Middle East’s greatest outlier

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

At a time when much of the region sadly seems to be wracked by upheaval and unrest, the Middle East might not seem the world’s most alluring travel destination. And…

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Jungle hikes and perfect beaches: Why Colombia’s Tayrona National Park is a must-visit

Jungle hikes and perfect beaches: Why Colombia’s Tayrona National Park is a must-visit

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You see, it's not just about the blue of the water or the white of the sand, it's the way the lush, green, jungle-clad mountains greet the beaches.

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The world’s largest solar plant is here, and it’s in Morocco

The world’s largest solar plant is here, and it’s in Morocco

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ouarzazate, a small city on the edge of the Sahara, is officially home to the world's largest solar plant. We've got all the green lowdown here.

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9 alternative travel spots for 2018

9 alternative travel spots for 2018

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here at Intrepid we’re all about tackling the negative impact of over-tourism. And for us, the most exciting way to do this is by exposing you to those lesser-known destinations.…

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It’s official: find out which country has the most powerful passport

It’s official: find out which country has the most powerful passport

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Okay okay, Norway has the coolest. But which country has the best?

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5 Most Romantic getaways in Italy

by Chiara Marras @ Ecobnb

Pamper yourself with a romantic getaway, an eco-friendly dreamy escape in the most beautiful places in Italy: the two of you, a dinner by candlelight, a hot tub, suggestive landscapes, starry skies and walks hand in hand, what’s better? We traveled the peninsula to hunt for warm atmosphere, unforgettable views, and small B&B or romantic hotels, here is our selection. You […]

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What should the future of travel be? We chat with Intrepid’s MD, James Thornton

What should the future of travel be? We chat with Intrepid’s MD, James Thornton

by James Thornton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There is nothing more certain than change, but as leaders in the travel industry we have a huge influence on what that change should be.

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One week in the Galapagos islands

One week in the Galapagos islands

by Oliver Pelling @ Intrepid Travel Blog

‘It feels like I’m not supposed to be here’: my first thought as the Galapagos Islands appeared through the aeroplane window.

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The Sunrise History Tour (Pohang, Gyeongju & Ulsan)

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

We’ve already traveled Korea extensively over the last seven years, so we but there’s still a few spots that we’ve always wanted to cross off our checklist. So when Korea Tourism Organization reached out for help to improve how tourists discover South Korea and everything it has to offer, we jumped on the chance. During a hectic three day, two night escapade around the southeastern coast, we were immersed in the coastal culture and history of Pohang and Ulsan, the ancient history of the Silla kingdom capital of Gyeongju and epic sunrises everywhere in between. Check out the photo highlights of our work below! Pohang Naeyeonsan and The Twelve Waterfalls (Mt. Naeyeon) Jukdo Market Pohang Corvette Museum Yeongil Beach Homigot The Japanese House Street What to eat Mulhoe (물회) Spicy Raw Fish Soup & Daegu (대게) Crab Feast Where to stay Eco Hotel – Goodstay Gyeongju Bulguksa Temple Daereungwon Tomb Complex Cheomseongdae Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond in Gyeongju What to eat Ssambap (쌈밥) at Byeolchaeban Gyodong Ssambap Where to stay Hanok Sodamjeong Ulsan Bangudae Petroglyphs Jangsaengpo Whale Culture Village Bamboo Grove Ganjeolgot Cape What to eat Hoe Deop Bap(회덮밥) at Chungpa  

Meet Channa, the Intrepid leader in Cambodia with an incredible story

Meet Channa, the Intrepid leader in Cambodia with an incredible story

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

“The money I saved from working at Intrepid, plus the money my sisters saved from work meant we could afford to build a new house.”

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Why Ethiopia is Africa’s next must-visit destination

Why Ethiopia is Africa’s next must-visit destination

by Robert Schrader @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ethiopia was going to be unlike anywhere else I'd seen in Africa — and I hadn't seen anything yet.

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7 reasons to make your Singapore layover a stayover

7 reasons to make your Singapore layover a stayover

by Lauren Whybrow @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In Singapore, the sun is (almost) always shining, the food is cheap, the history is interesting, and the whole place is a little bit kooky (in a good way).

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A no-frills guide to Buenos Aires’ secret  speakeasies

A no-frills guide to Buenos Aires’ secret speakeasies

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Some of the bars that make up this underground scene have no address. You have to know a secret passcode to gain access to others.

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Thieves Are Targeting Luggage in Hong Kong’s Airport Buses

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Malta: Europe’s surprising best destination for family holidays

Malta: Europe’s surprising best destination for family holidays

by Melissa Ariganello @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From outdoor excursions to indoor activities, Malta offers a variety of fun adventures fit for all ages. Here's more reasons why it's worth a family trip.

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5 great destinations for solo travel in India

5 great destinations for solo travel in India

by Evan Ceretti @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Much of the vast country is filled with friendly globetrotters and even friendlier locals. Say hi, smile, and meeting people and making memories will be the least of your worries. 

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The problem with (and solution to) New Year’s resolutions

The problem with (and solution to) New Year’s resolutions

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Everybody has something they’re aiming towards in the New Year, some challenge or resolution they want to make stick. But studies have shown 88% of us will fail, probably in the first month or two. Let's change that.

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The power of namaste: why we love Nepal

The power of namaste: why we love Nepal

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’ve been travelling to Nepal for decades, quite literally. Our office is full of Nepal stories, misty-eyed anecdotes of the perfect mo mo, a stunning Himalayan sunrise or the simple kindness of locals.

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6 sunset viewing spots in Vietnam

6 sunset viewing spots in Vietnam

by Ellie Abraham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Vietnam boasts some stunning settings from which to watch the sun rise and set. From Halong Bay to Mui Ne, let us take you through some of the best.

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Stairway to Hell: climbing the slopes of Mt Bromo

Stairway to Hell: climbing the slopes of Mt Bromo

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As I look out over this barren, moon-like landscape – devoid of life, apart from a trickle of travellers, a handful of local guides and their horses – it strikes me that this is about as hellish as it gets in equatorial, jungle-clad Indonesia.

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Mykonos: So much more than just a party island

Mykonos: So much more than just a party island

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Mykonos is a no-brainer stop on the Cyclades island-hopping trail. But not just for the nightlife it's known for, for a plethora of other reasons too...

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Travelling as a vegan? These are the 7 countries to visit

Travelling as a vegan? These are the 7 countries to visit

by Tarah Miller @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With vegan-diets becoming more common on a global scale, travellers are starting to look for an alternative.

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What it’s like to road trip through Mongolia

What it’s like to road trip through Mongolia

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Light floods the green expanse and glides through the rooftops of the surrounding Gers, perfectly reflecting on the hind of the goat in front of me.

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Chef and author Ivan Orkin shares the secret to ultimate Japanese ramen

Chef and author Ivan Orkin shares the secret to ultimate Japanese ramen

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In a city in where ramen enjoys cult-like status, Ivan Orkin's achievements would be no mean feat for a Japanese chef – for a foreigner they're unheard of.

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7 unique Italian dishes to try, by region

7 unique Italian dishes to try, by region

by Melissa Ariganello @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here are seven Italian dishes you likely haven’t tried yet, in a region-by-region guide that'll leave you drooling...

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Photos: this is what it looks like to cross the Nullarbor

Photos: this is what it looks like to cross the Nullarbor

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Two Poms, the Nullarbor and a beaten up Corolla named Betty. This has got Wolf Creek written all over it...

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15 places in Canada that will give you instant wanderlust

15 places in Canada that will give you instant wanderlust

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Say the word 'Canada' and it's likely that a desktop background-esque scene springs to mind: towering mountain peaks, dazzling blue lakes, and forests as far as the eye can see.

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10 facts you probably don’t know about Peru

10 facts you probably don’t know about Peru

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We don't need to sell Peru to you – who doesn't want to see Machu Picchu in all its dazzling glory? But do you know as much as you should about this winning destination?

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Why a group tour in the Middle East was the right decision for me

Why a group tour in the Middle East was the right decision for me

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

By going with a group, I knew my transportation would be insured, my activities vetted and my accommodations safe. I felt more confident and safe exploring all the amazing things that Jordan and Egypt have to offer.

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The 10 best family-friendly destinations in Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Travelers often ask us for recommendations for the best family-friendly holiday in Asia. We’re firm believers that Asia is great for family trips, but we know it’s difficult figuring out what the best destinations are in this vast region for your specific family needs. To help you plan the most amazing family trip in Asia,

Read The 10 best family-friendly destinations in Asia on Backyard Travel.

A road trip through Southern Africa

A road trip through Southern Africa

by Allison Q. McCarthy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If I was going to go to the other side of the world, I wanted to see how people lived. And that’s just the kind of adventure I got when I set out on a road trip through Southern Africa.

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5 reasons Finnish Lapland should be on your bucket list

5 reasons Finnish Lapland should be on your bucket list

by Lizzie Mulherin @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Finland. The land of saunas, reindeer and very long words with no vowels.

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So hot right now: our 6 new favourite food destinations

So hot right now: our 6 new favourite food destinations

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Food can take you places, according to science. And we agree.

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Why a group tour in Madagascar was the right choice for me

Why a group tour in Madagascar was the right choice for me

by Nomadic Matt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Along with the benefit of having the entire trip’s logistics planned out, this tour gave me authentic local and cultural opportunities I would not have had as a solo adventurer.

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Your ultimate, no-nonsense guide to Cambodia

Your ultimate, no-nonsense guide to Cambodia

by Jon Collins @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This is the ultimate guide to make every moment in Cambodia count.

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What it’s really like to trek the Inca Trail

What it’s really like to trek the Inca Trail

by Tammy Burns @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I had decided to tackle the Inca Trail during one of those life reassessments that every human experiences in their mid-30s.

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A hipster’s guide to uber-cool Nørrebro

A hipster’s guide to uber-cool Nørrebro

by Doug Whyte @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Nørrebro is to Copenhagen what Kreuzberg is to Berlin. What Williamsburg is to New York. Or what Surry Hills is to Sydney. So, what should you expect? Well, like most…

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Think twice before buying war jewellery in Laos. Here’s why

Think twice before buying war jewellery in Laos. Here’s why

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Editor’s note: The story below highlights a dark episode in the history of Laos and the legacy it continues to hold over Lao people. At Intrepid, we feel it is important when travelling to…

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TripZilla’s Picks: Top 7 Travel Blogs in Singapore for 2017

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Havana good time: Tips for solo female travelers in Cuba

Havana good time: Tips for solo female travelers in Cuba

by Sarah Simons @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I love the autonomy of traveling on my own, feeling free to make plans (and friends) at leisure. Thankfully, Cuba is perfect for solo travelers. Here's what I learned on a recent trip there...

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Cambodian cuisine: Everything you need to know

Cambodian cuisine: Everything you need to know

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Most people know little about this overlooked Asian cuisine. This is a shame, because if you're going to visit Angkor Wat and co., you might as well eat well while you're at it.

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San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa by Bus

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

We just left Chile after just over a month in the country – which was amazing – and I will soon get some posts up detailing our experiences. But before I do that, I wanted to detail how we got from San Pedro de Atacama in the north of Chile to Arequipa in the south [...]

Photoblog: Kimchi and colour in South Korea

Photoblog: Kimchi and colour in South Korea

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We sent a hungry journalist and photographer into one of the world's hottest new food destinations. This is what they ate.

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Quarry Trail FAQ: The ‘other’ route to Machu Picchu

Quarry Trail FAQ: The ‘other’ route to Machu Picchu

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Heard of the Quarry Trail? That's cool - neither have the tourist crowds.

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10 reasons why Zagreb, Croatia should be your next European city break

10 reasons why Zagreb, Croatia should be your next European city break

by Selina Sykes @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It may not have the Adriatic Sea or the beach, but I was immediately charmed by the Croatian capital's vibrance, culture and history.

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First-time traveller? Here’s why Thailand is the perfect destination for you

First-time traveller? Here’s why Thailand is the perfect destination for you

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You could say that I’ve led a life of travel and adventure, and yet my wanderlust didn’t begin in the bravest of ways.

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Why travel is better when it’s spontaneous

Why travel is better when it’s spontaneous

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When it comes to travel, how many opportunities pass us by because we are so set on going to see a particular site – so determined to tick X, Y and Z off our trip to-do-list?

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My Eye-Opening Trip to Northern India’s Varanasi and Bodhgaya

by Lewis Lai @ TripZilla Magazine

Iceland’s tourism board just released a video series, and it’s awesome

Iceland’s tourism board just released a video series, and it’s awesome

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Need a lesson in hot tubbing 101? Iceland Academy's got your back.

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5 Things to consider before you teach English in China

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

5 Things to consider before you teach English in China image via Brian Yap, CC BY-NC 2.0 A guest post by Dimitris Vlachos If you’re interested in teaching English in China, then you’re in for an exciting and rewarding adventure. As a company which specialises in helping people like you teach abroad, we understand what you’re […]

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Guide to The Best Shopping Spots in Singapore

by Stephanie Lauw @ TripZilla Magazine

Traveller stories: what I learned on a small group tour in Southern Morocco

Traveller stories: what I learned on a small group tour in Southern Morocco

by Ben Feldman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s an autumn afternoon, and I’m scouring the Internet for just the right tour when something different pops onto the screen: Intrepid’s South Morocco Discovery for Solo Travellers.

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Visiting Antarctica with Intrepid, the trip of a lifetime

Visiting Antarctica with Intrepid, the trip of a lifetime

by Sandra Gagliano @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Having traveled to over 40 countries and touched every continent, I can safely say that I’m the person I am today as a result of travel. However, it is my experience of travelling to Antarctica with Intrepid that has really left an impression.

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Discover: Jakar

by @ Wikitravel

A cypress tree outside Kurje Lhakhang monastery in Jakar, Bhutan is claimed to have grown from Guru Rinpoche's walking stick.

The most beautiful place you’ve never seen: Northern Brazil in photos

The most beautiful place you’ve never seen: Northern Brazil in photos

by Amanda Linardon @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There’s a part of Brazil that is mostly void of international tourists. It’s a little harder to get to, but it's worth it.

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Everything you need to know about mountain gorilla trekking

Everything you need to know about mountain gorilla trekking

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Getting to the gorillas takes more effort, more time and more expense than a traditional safari. But you know what they say: you get what you pay for.

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Hanoi to Ha Giang – 2-Day Itinerary Trip By Bus And Motorbike

by Baolau @ Baolau

Located 300 kilometers away from Hanoi in northern Vietnam, Ha Giang province is one of the most adventurous destinations in the country. Filled with stunning limestone karsts, steep mountain passes,…

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16 photos that prove you should visit remote, beautiful Northeast India

16 photos that prove you should visit remote, beautiful Northeast India

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This part of the world brims with mountain villages, waterfalls and wetlands, wildlife reserves and national parks.

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Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Just a couple hours' drive from Saigon, Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa has improved it's facilities and aesthetics in recent years: it's now a lush, relaxing and satisfying retreat from the city.... Continue reading

6 family holidays with a difference

6 family holidays with a difference

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If a new year isn’t the perfect excuse to travel somewhere new with your family, what is? 2018 is the time to steer away from those tried-and-tested holiday spots and…

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Spa Terminus Saturday Market

Spa Terminus Saturday Market

by Trish @ TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

Hidden away in Bermondsey is a collection of food producers who principally sell wholesale. However, on a Saturday morning, if you know where to find the railway arches they are located in, they open the doors to the public, and you can get a taste of heaven. Every couple of months if I wake up [...]

My Trip to Alishan: Spending a Night in the Mountains of Taiwan

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

A homecooked meal in Burma: one of life’s simplest wonders

A homecooked meal in Burma: one of life’s simplest wonders

by Tayla Gentle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

She has tiny hands. Hands like small birds that flutter around the kitchen, gathering herbs, picking spices, covering her mouth to laugh.

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Yes, we’re offering a Cuba trip for Americans. Here’s the deal.

Yes, we’re offering a Cuba trip for Americans. Here’s the deal.

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re an American who thought you’d never be able to get to Cuba, it’s time to rethink your thinking.

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Where To Go in Malaysia

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

In this Malaysia travel guide, we explore where to go in Malaysia and the best travel destinations. We’ll take you to the towering skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur, the lush green tea fields of the Cameron Highlands and the bustling art-laden cultural city of George Town. We loved Malaysia. But I should say up-front that we’re […]

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5 Ways Prepaid Phones Can Save You Money When Traveling

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

When traveling internationally, many cellphone providers charge high rates to cover roaming fees. Sending a text or checking emails quickly becomes a costly expense for travelers.

Many people think that the only ways to avoid paying massive bills is to leave their cellphones at home. But if the thought of living without your smartphone while you travel makes you want to scream, don’t despair.

Many cellphone providers offer affordable options to help you stay connected no matter where you are in the world. Learn about the following five ways prepaid phones can save you money when traveling.

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Here’s What Travelling Alone As An Introvert Feels Like

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

5 easy ways to make your next city break unforgettable

5 easy ways to make your next city break unforgettable

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Why should a resolution be hard to keep? How about instead, we set you up with just one New Year’s resolution: to challenge yourself.

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Small ways you can make every day Earth Day when you travel

Small ways you can make every day Earth Day when you travel

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Climate change is real and it's happening now. How can we, as travellers, make sure that our adventures also preserve our planet's stunning landscapes and fascinating cultures?

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Adding bus routes in Laos

by Baolau @ Baolau

We are thrilled to announce the addition of further domestic and international bus routes in Laos to our platform, following our previous integration of international bus services from Hanoi to…

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How to visit Alaska’s most magnificent glaciers

How to visit Alaska’s most magnificent glaciers

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Home to more than 100,000 rivers of ice, Alaska’s glaciers are legendary.

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25 Fun and Interesting Facts about Borneo that will inspire you to go

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Borneo. You probably know it for its rainforests, orangutans and world-class scuba diving. But there’s a lot more to this lush tropical island. Did you know that its jungles provide a rich habitat for rare creatures? It’s also home to the world’s largest (and most pungent) flower, its richest monarch and the highest peak in

Read 25 Fun and Interesting Facts about Borneo that will inspire you to go on Backyard Travel.

How Much Money Do I Need For Hong Kong?

by Guest Travel Writer @ Travel Happy

Hong Kong has it all – heavenly food, high-octane nightlife, striking architecture and top shopping all laced with heaps of culture and tradition. There are plenty of ways to spend a fortune, but Lee Cobaj explains how Hong Kong doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive Hong Kong © barbara-pictures Compared to its SE Asian neighbours, […]

These language tips from Babbel will help you get the most out of your travels

These language tips from Babbel will help you get the most out of your travels

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Language is a beautiful connector of people. It helps us express our thoughts and feelings, gives us insight into new cultures, connects us to others, and, as any traveller can attest, can sometimes make or break your experience.

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5 reasons you should try a sailing adventure

5 reasons you should try a sailing adventure

by Tom Smith @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sailing used to be the domain of three types of people; pirates, the super-rich, and the hardcore adventure junkies. Not anymore.

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Why this is the worst photo from my trip to Bolivia

Why this is the worst photo from my trip to Bolivia

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I sound like Darth Vader. That’s all I can think as I’m sitting here in the middle of the back seat of our jeep, leaning over the centre console that contains the clear plastic oxygen mask I’m clutching to my face.

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A pinch of adventure: one couple’s spice journey through Zanzibar

A pinch of adventure: one couple’s spice journey through Zanzibar

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Even the name 'Zanzibar' sounds exotic. Add in the phase 'spice islands' and the mind boggles with vision of pirates, cinnamon, chalk-white beaches and cinematically swaying palms.

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How to plan a family vacation – a step-by-step guide, with tips and checklist

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Traveling with kids – it’s hard, but it’s worth it. Depending on the age of your offspring, the challenges vary, but as parents and travel experts, we have some insights on how to streamline a family vacation. To share the things we’ve learned through years of experience planning – and taking – family trips in

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Spain in one week: The Ultimate Guide

Spain in one week: The Ultimate Guide

by James Getgood @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Spain has so much to offer that you could spend a lifetime there and still have something else to see (I moved to Barcelona for this very reason!). But for those who are short on time, we’ve come up with a 7-day itinerary.

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Want to stir up your wanderlust? Watch. This.

Want to stir up your wanderlust? Watch. This.

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We often travel for the iconic sights, the sweeping landscapes… but it is really the fleeting moments of sincere connection that leave a lasting impression.

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Look up: why travel makes the world smaller

Look up: why travel makes the world smaller

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When we travel we learn quickly that everyone has a story. And it’s often those that you least expect that have the richest and most amazing stories of all...

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7 times a travel ban changed the world for good

7 times a travel ban changed the world for good

by Britt Skrabanek @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travel bans can do much more than stir up chaos and negativity; they also have the power to create meaningful change in the travel industry.

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Inside India’s most romantic city, Udaipur

Inside India’s most romantic city, Udaipur

by Jack Cummings @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Udaipur is a lakeside paradise of shimmering marble, oozing romance and a European feel you just can’t find anywhere else in India.

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7 years of carbon neutral: this is how Intrepid offsets your trip

7 years of carbon neutral: this is how Intrepid offsets your trip

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This Earth Day marks 7 years since Intrepid Travel became one of the biggest carbon neutral travel companies in the world. Want to know how we do it?

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Seven days sailing on the French Riviera

Seven days sailing on the French Riviera

by Melissa Welham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sunshine, retro swimsuits, striped umbrellas, aquamarine Mediterranean waters and coloured cocktails? Welcome to the Cote d'Azur.

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Travel for good: How you can make a difference

Travel for good: How you can make a difference

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With great travel comes great responsibility. That sounds a bit like a line from Spiderman, but it’s 100% true.

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Meet the couple making one documentary every day for a year

Meet the couple making one documentary every day for a year

by Lucy Piper @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Could you shoot a documentary every day for 365 days? Meet the guys who are.

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Why Ko Tao is the island you have to visit in Thailand

Why Ko Tao is the island you have to visit in Thailand

by Visnja Milidragovic @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re looking for an island paradise in Thailand, make sure you do not – I repeat, do not – skip the tiny island of Ko Tao.

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“Humans are pushing animals to the brink. We can change that.”

“Humans are pushing animals to the brink. We can change that.”

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's time to make a change.

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Bush tucker basics: 5 native ingredients you can use at home

Bush tucker basics: 5 native ingredients you can use at home

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’re lucky to live in a country that has thousands of edible plant species – including some you can’t find anywhere else in the world. But most home cooks don’t know where to start when it comes to cooking with native ingredients.

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Behind the lens with Anuar Patjane, the best underwater photographer in the world

Behind the lens with Anuar Patjane, the best underwater photographer in the world

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Anuar Patjane is the best travel photographer in the world...according to Nat Geo anyway. And they're a pretty good judge.

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A circus of ethics: is elephant welfare finally becoming mainstream?

A circus of ethics: is elephant welfare finally becoming mainstream?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Can public consciousness and public action drive meaningful change in the private sector?

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Cameras to travel with: the Fujifilm X-T20

by Paul Marshman @ The Travelling Boomer

For my recent cruise to the Eastern Caribbean, I wanted to bring along a camera that was small and light enough to take to the beach, versatile enough to handle different shooting conditions, and still give me top-quality shots. I chose the Fujifilm X-T20. How did it measure up? The results are mixed. Looking at [...]

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10 Underrated Attractions in Singapore to Check Out on Your Next Trip

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

Good things come in threes — and in Japan, the list includes views, castles, gardens, mountains, hot springs and giant Buddha statues.

Why you shouldn’t wait to go to the Canadian Rockies

Why you shouldn’t wait to go to the Canadian Rockies

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Turquoise lakes, epic views, craft beers aplenty. Here's why you should go to the Rockies right now.

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Total eclipse of the heart: one traveller’s astronomy quest in Svalbard

Total eclipse of the heart: one traveller’s astronomy quest in Svalbard

by Claire Gribben @ Intrepid Travel Blog

First contact saw a massive cheer erupt and the special eclipse viewers we’d been given were out in force.

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Meet the funeral director who quit her job to travel the world

Meet the funeral director who quit her job to travel the world

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

"No one is going to stand up at your funeral and talk about how awesome it was that you had 97 pairs of designer shoes and a refrigerator with wifi. Experiences are always, always going to be more fulfilling than material things."

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Why I quit my job as Intrepid’s Social Media Manager

Why I quit my job as Intrepid’s Social Media Manager

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I have the best job in the world. I spend my days talking about travel to some of the world’s kindest travellers; I drown in beautiful images, beautiful words. And…

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Our guide to the perfect day in Tokyo

Our guide to the perfect day in Tokyo

by Melissa Welham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Got 24 hours to explore the world's biggest city? Challenge accepted.

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7 best travel destinations for the US dollar

7 best travel destinations for the US dollar

by Barry Choi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

To help you plan your next trip, we've picked 7 destinations where the US dollar will go a long way. Time to stop making excuses and start ticking off that bucket list...

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Is this the best travel complaint ever?

Is this the best travel complaint ever?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We're pretty fond of it.

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Why travel should be your New Year’s Resolution this year

Why travel should be your New Year’s Resolution this year

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Admit it – we've all made New Year's resolutions before. The plan-making part is easy; it’s the plan-sticking that’s hard.

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Your ultimate Hawaii island-by-island travel guide

Your ultimate Hawaii island-by-island travel guide

by Chadwick Kieser @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We sat down with Intrepid leader, Chadwick, to get the low down on the real Hawaii. The islands and jungles beyond the airport lei-overs (sorry not sorry).

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Cambodia in one week: The ultimate guide

Cambodia in one week: The ultimate guide

by Amanda Williams @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Even though it's a small country, Cambodia's history is rich and its sites unique. Here's how to see the best of it in just 7 days.

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The year of time travel — where we went in 2017

by Paul Marshman @ The Travelling Boomer

About a year ago, I wrote a post called “Look where we’ve been in 2016“. It was a little travelogue, covering a year in which I took my readers to the ends of the earth — a year, I wrote, that might never come again. And I was right. But the year that followed, 2017, [...]

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Rooftop Bars in Hanoi

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

With its smaller, more historic downtown, Hanoi doesn't have quite as many rooftop bars as Saigon. But there are still options... and over the course of 91 days, we discovered some great places to get a birds-eye view of Vietnam's capital.

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Everything you need to know about Valencia, the overlooked gem of Spain

Everything you need to know about Valencia, the overlooked gem of Spain

by Sally Elbassir @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I don’t use the word underrated lightly, but when I found Valencia to be missing entirely from a popular Spain guidebook I purchased a few years ago, I decided I had to go experience this elusive city for myself.

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Check out the stunning photo zine that’s going to help Nepal

Check out the stunning photo zine that’s going to help Nepal

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Professional photographer Melissa Findley was in Cambodia when she heard the news about the Nepal earthquake, but the week before she'd been in the Himalayas, ground zero, trekking with a friend.

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Guide to south Morocco: Essaouira, Taghazout and Taroudant

Guide to south Morocco: Essaouira, Taghazout and Taroudant

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

South Morocco and northern Morocco can feel like different countries sometimes. Replacing the fertile green valleys and forested mountains famous in the north are vast arid plains studded with isolated…

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10 reasons you’ve got to get to Rio de Janeiro

10 reasons you’ve got to get to Rio de Janeiro

by Jamie Ditaranto @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Rio de Janeiro is a city of icons. But they're only one part of the story.

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Jordan: the world’s most Instagrammable destination?

Jordan: the world’s most Instagrammable destination?

by Andrew Hickey @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Goodlooking, humble and hot - Jordan's got all the right qualities for a perfect travel date.

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Do you really need a rail pass in Japan?

Do you really need a rail pass in Japan?

by Beatrix Coles @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A Rail Pass can be the ticket to saving money when you’re travelling around Japan, but here’s what you need to consider before making your purchase.

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In Bruges: 8 reasons you should check out Europe’s fairytale city

In Bruges: 8 reasons you should check out Europe’s fairytale city

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you were to picture the city where an aspiring Disney director might choose to film Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast, you could do a lot worse than Bruges.

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TripZilla’s Picks: Top 7 Travel Blogs in Singapore for 2017

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

6 surreal landscapes to explore in China

6 surreal landscapes to explore in China

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Let us take you on a journey through the weird and wonderful landscapes that China – the fourth largest country in the world, and surely one of the most diverse – has to offer.

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7 reasons to consider a winter trip to Iceland

7 reasons to consider a winter trip to Iceland

by Robert Schrader @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I know from personal experience that a winter trip to Iceland is every bit as fulfilling as it can be frigid.

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Calabria or Sicily: Where to travel on your Italy adventure

Calabria or Sicily: Where to travel on your Italy adventure

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sicily, Calabria, beaches, mountains? We weigh up the key decision-making factors for your next adventure in Italy.

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Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

On your way from Takaoka to the Vladivostok ferry? Take a look out the window: the name of the Himi train line means Ice-Watching.

7 underrated cities you should visit in Europe

7 underrated cities you should visit in Europe

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you're fed up of Paris and London stealing the limelight, check out these cities that won't be under the radar for long.

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A goosebump-inducing story of giving up everything to travel the world

A goosebump-inducing story of giving up everything to travel the world

by Leslie Price @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It has now been more than 10 years since I decided to focus on fulfilling my own dreams first. Men and jobs have come and gone, but the one constant in my life has been checking off my bucket list as fast as I possibly can.

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How I didn’t quit my job to travel the world

How I didn’t quit my job to travel the world

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travel is something I aspire to, and I don’t let my meager non-profit salary and 9-5 schedule stop me from achieving these goals. To date, I’ve visited 44 countries, 12 while I was full-time employed.

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Dear ‘citizens of nowhere’, you are not alone

Dear ‘citizens of nowhere’, you are not alone

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Last October British PM Theresa May issued a warning to all those who consider themselves global citizens. “If you believe you are a citizen of the world,” she said. “you are…

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What it’s really like to visit Egypt as a solo female traveller

What it’s really like to visit Egypt as a solo female traveller

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Some people feel nervous about travelling to Egypt. One traveller gives her best tips and talks straight about her experience in the land of ancient wonders.

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An Aussie roadtrip from Coral Bay to Cape Range (photos)

An Aussie roadtrip from Coral Bay to Cape Range (photos)

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s a remote part of the country that retains that feeling of being completely undiscovered. This is our journey from Coral Bay to Cape Range on Australia's wild north-west coast.

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Mi gusto: A guide to Barcelona’s La Boqueria

Mi gusto: A guide to Barcelona’s La Boqueria

by Julia D'Orazio @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you want to observe the Spanish food chain, from the depths of the Mediterranean to the green farmlands of Galicia, there's only one place to go: La Boqueria.

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Vietnam Open Bus Ticket – Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Vietnam Open Bus Ticket – Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi


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Vietnamese travel agencies offer what’s called an “Open Bus Ticket”. It allows you to travel from Ho Chi Minh City in the south all the way to Hanoi in the north (and probably vic…

Photos: this is what homework looks like around the world

Photos: this is what homework looks like around the world

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sometime's it's snatched in a spare moment or squeezed in around the edged of real life, but homework is always there.

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Flavours of Nikkei: lifting the lid on Peru’s latest fusion craze

Flavours of Nikkei: lifting the lid on Peru’s latest fusion craze

by Marianna Jamadi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When I think of Peruvian cuisine, I think traditional. Juicy lomo saltado spiked with aji amarillo chillies. Tangy ceviche and a hit of chopped cilantro. But sushi? Not so much.

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A Final Day in Ha Giang

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

It was with reluctance that we got back on our motorbikes, and put Du Gìa in our rear view mirrors. Our next stop would return us to Ha Giang, and complete our tour with Chu Chu. This trip had been incredible, and it was to be our final adventure in Vietnam. Not just four days, but six months were coming to an end, and it was hard to stomach.

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Ribs, rock ‘n’ roll and raucous times: 4 unmissable Deep South pit stops

Ribs, rock ‘n’ roll and raucous times: 4 unmissable Deep South pit stops

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Skipping America's Deep South is a big, fat, deep-fried, sugar-coated, bourbon-spiked mistake.

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Traveling to Greece? Give Athens a chance

Traveling to Greece? Give Athens a chance

by Tom Hall @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The capital of Greece is like nowhere else on earth. Athens fuses the ancient with the modern, melding historic sights and iconic monuments with lively eateries and a vibrant culture.

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Nervous about travelling in India? Here are six lessons I brought home

Nervous about travelling in India? Here are six lessons I brought home

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

India's a pretty amazing place, and like we always say: when life gives you lessons, make lessonade.

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The 12 best travel challenges for 2015

The 12 best travel challenges for 2015

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The New Year is nearly here and at Intrepid that means one thing: new challenges. But that’s a little vague, right? I mean, how exactly will you challenge yourself this year?

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Monk life: what to expect from your Japanese monastery stay

Monk life: what to expect from your Japanese monastery stay

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’d ask me to picture the quintessential Japanese Shinto building, this would be it. All it was missing was a couple of dueling samurai out front.

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10 Cool Travel Spots to Visit in 2018

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Are you looking for cool travel spots to visit? How about somewhere different than the ultra-popular Paris, London, New York City, or even Iceland? Sure, those are all amazing, but if you are looking for a place that is a little more unique, we have some ideas for you. This is not an “off-the-beaten-path” list nor is it a “best ...

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My Eye-Opening Trip to Northern India’s Varanasi and Bodhgaya

by Lewis Lai @ TripZilla Magazine

7 Festivals in Myanmar That You Should Not Miss

by Zaw Ye Naing @ TripZilla Magazine

Imperial Mazes: Tales of Morocco’s Four Cities

Imperial Mazes: Tales of Morocco’s Four Cities

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

All have, at one point in time, been the capital of the country. Each one has ancient medinas and royal palaces, and each also has its own very unique vibe.

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Thailand Travel Costs and How Much to Budget [Infographic]

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

Thailand is a very budget-friendly destination and you will almost always get a lot of bang for your Baht. But what’s a good budget per day for Thailand? Well, it depends on how you’re travelling. If you’re a digital nomad living in Thailand, you can take advantage of long-term rentals and keep costs low. If […]

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Surviving Singapore with my vegan teenager

Surviving Singapore with my vegan teenager

by Alyson Hill @ Intrepid Travel Blog

No surprises - teenagers suck, but I look forward to travelling with mine again, first chance I get.

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9 reasons Laos should be on your Bucket List

9 reasons Laos should be on your Bucket List

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Small on fuss, big on awesome. Laos could be your favourite destination in Southeast Asia.

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5 Best Low Cost Long-Haul Airlines for Budget Travellers

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

18 Must-Visit Street Markets in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

How to travel Iceland on a budget

How to travel Iceland on a budget

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Much like other Nordic countries, Iceland is notoriously expensive. But, Iceland on a budget can be done!

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The magic and madness of traveling in Vietnam with my mom

The magic and madness of traveling in Vietnam with my mom

by Harris Newman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Now we were just two friends on an adventure, no barriers, with a foreign, exotic, and endlessly beautiful country as our playground.

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To Travel Or Not To Travel?

by Serene Leong @ TripZilla Magazine

The OurOyster Worst of 2017

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

Because no one only wants to hear the “best of” stories. So come, and revel in my 2017 travel fails. The Pink Vomit Incident i travel a lot for my job, and often, if I need to be in another state for a meeting or a conference on a Monday or a Friday, I will [...]

Inca Trail permits are on sale! Here’s everything you need to know

Inca Trail permits are on sale! Here’s everything you need to know

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Grab your trekking shoes and trail mix, guys. The Inca Trail is open for 2016!

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The Azores: Europe’s secret adventure paradise

The Azores: Europe’s secret adventure paradise

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

They call it the Hawaii of the mid-Atlantic. But, really, this spellbinding region is pretty incomparable...

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A traveller’s guide to local etiquette in Egypt

A traveller’s guide to local etiquette in Egypt

by Gwen OToole @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re a first-time visitor to Egypt, it’s important to be aware of a few local customs.

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Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

Don't look for nightlife in Saudi Arabia: alcohol, dancing, movies and mingling with the opposite sex are all prohibited.

How to Book Thailand Trains Online | Step-by-Step Guide

by Josh Summers @ Renegade Travels

Traveling around Thailand by train is one of the greatest ways to see the country safely and efficiently. The trains in Thailand typically operate on time, are quite inexpensive, and depending on the class you book, can be extremely comfortable! Most of the time, booking a train ticket online will save you the hassle of... READ MORE >

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9 Greek beaches that should be on your bucket list

9 Greek beaches that should be on your bucket list

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Though the sea is everywhere (there's 227 inhabited islands), it's tough to find beaches worthy of the 'best beaches in Greece' accolade. Enter our guide.

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Discover: Kratie

by @ Wikitravel

The interior of the Phnom Sombok temple in Kratie, Cambodia is decorated with torture scenes for the edification of the non-virtuous visitor.

Why you should add Southern Japan to your bucket list

Why you should add Southern Japan to your bucket list

by Robert Schrader @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With vast, dramatic landscapes and dramatically fewer tourists than the rest of the country—some places are all but deserted—Japan's south is in some ways its most authentic region, and certainly the least explored.

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Are These the Best Jobs in the World? Jobs That Allow You to Travel (Some With No Experience)

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

While there are many careers that will not afford you a care-free lifestyle, or give you the option to work from the comfort of a hammock, in Bali - there are plenty that do (cue the ‘OH. MY. GOSH, no WAY!’)

Check out our list, and maybe quit your job to follow your dreams in 2018!

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7 Things To Know Before Travelling by Overnight Train in Vietnam - Mapping Megan

7 Things To Know Before Travelling by Overnight Train in Vietnam - Mapping Megan


Mapping Megan

As many a traveler will tell you, taking an overnight train in Asia is quite an adventure, one that I have always found to be enjoyable and something to look forward to.Overnight trains are my favorite means of covering long distances because they're usually friendlier to my budget and more comfortable than taking long road trips being cramped in a small car or bus.The other advantage is that you get to stretch your legs out and get a good night’s sleep in exchange for just a little bit more than you would pay for a hostel or budget hotel.

Is Naples Safe For Tourists? What You (Really) Need To Know

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

It’s 2017 so time to sort this drama once and for all. Is Naples safe for tourists or not? Let’s spill the truth! It’s the elephant in the room of every discussion around Naples. Just like happened when I visited Rio de Janeiro, most of my conversations before heading to Italy’s third largest city had […]

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A journey through Sossusvlei, Namibia

A journey through Sossusvlei, Namibia

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The distinction between man and wild feels vague as we roll through the Namibian desert...

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A guide to Valparaiso, Chile’s city of artists

A guide to Valparaiso, Chile’s city of artists

by Along Dusty Roads @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A mere two hours from Santiago, but a world away, Valparaiso was, without question, our favourite city in Chile.

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Vietnam’s coffee culture: What to know and where to go

Vietnam’s coffee culture: What to know and where to go

by Kyle Hulme @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There’s one thing above all that stands out as synonymous with Vietnam, and that’s the burgeoning coffee culture that has taken hold.

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A Study Reveals Singapore As The Most Expensive Holiday Destination – But Is This True?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

How to spend the perfect 24 hours in Rome

How to spend the perfect 24 hours in Rome

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There’s so much more to Rome than just the tourist attractions. The atmosphere of the city, the hidden gems and the irresistible culture — you will never be at a loss for things to experience in Italy’s gleaming capital!

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5 ways to get more out of your Northern Lights trip to Iceland – according to a plasma physicist

5 ways to get more out of your Northern Lights trip to Iceland – according to a plasma physicist

by Dr Melanie Windridge @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Dr Melanie Windridge has a PhD in fusion energy and wrote a book on the Northern Lights – so yeah, she knows a thing or two about the aurora. The scientist explains how to get the most out of your adventure to Iceland.

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Hiking the Santa Cruz Trek From Huaraz in the Cordillera Blanca

by Selma Dzonlic @ THAT BACKPACKER

Huaraz, home to the mighty Cordillera Blanca, one of the highest mountain ranges in the world outside the Himalaya. With peaks more than 6000...

What it’s like to do a homestay in the Peruvian Andes

What it’s like to do a homestay in the Peruvian Andes

by Marianna Jamadi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here we are in a house that now feels like a home, preparing dinner like a family...

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Vietnam – first impressions

by Koen Blanquart @ Boarding Today!

After my first days of travel in Ho Chi Ming City and Hanoi (Vietnam), and awaiting more adventures, here are some of the things that were not as I expected them before coming here. Breakfasts in construction sites, motor scooters with an app, and a very cosmopolitan aspect. Motor taxis with an app Being a […]

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23 Best Things to Do & Places to Go in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Cinco de Mayo: Mexico through the lens

Cinco de Mayo: Mexico through the lens

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Mexico's heart beats in the salsa clubs and street corn vendors, the midnight Mariachi and Maya ruins. If you want to know what it's really like, check this out.

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Here’s Why You Should Consider Taking More Trips on High Speed Rails Than Flights

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

How we celebrate: Easter traditions around the world

How we celebrate: Easter traditions around the world

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Whether it’s dressing as Roman soldiers in Costa Rica, following Jesus' footsteps in Israel, or drenching each other with buckets of water in Poland, here are some of the ways Easter is celebrated globally.

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33 Travel Memes That Accurately Describe Going On A Vacation

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

A collection of funny travel memes and GIFs that are real AF and perfectly describe any of your last vacations. Featuring some of my favorite ones ever! Going on a trip is full of funny situations that happen over and over. I’ve put together what usually happens to me and went looking for memes and […]

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Meet Sana, the Intrepid leader defying gender stereotypes in India

Meet Sana, the Intrepid leader defying gender stereotypes in India

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sana is just one person. One female leader in one male-dominated society. But India is modernizing, and her story is proof.

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What it’s actually like to climb the via ferrata on Mt Kinabalu

What it’s actually like to climb the via ferrata on Mt Kinabalu

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You can’t climb Kinabalu's via ferrata without feeling there is something magical about the mountain. This is one climber's story.

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5 traditional alleyways in Tokyo where locals eat and drink

5 traditional alleyways in Tokyo where locals eat and drink

by Jessica Korteman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

What many people don’t know is that behind Tokyo’s tall buildings and neon lights are little pockets of former times living on despite their changing surroundings...

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San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa by Bus

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

We just left Chile after just over a month in the country – which was amazing – and I will soon get some posts up detailing our experiences. But before I do that, I wanted to detail how we got from San Pedro de Atacama in the north of Chile to Arequipa in the south [...]

Here’s Why You Should Consider Taking More Trips on High Speed Rails Than Flights

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

5 reasons to visit Bolivia (that aren’t Salar de Uyuni)

5 reasons to visit Bolivia (that aren’t Salar de Uyuni)

by Taylor Record @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you haven’t been before, you might imagine Bolivia is one giant reflective salt flat where the people are tiny and the Godzillas are huge.

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Croatia in one week: The ultimate guide

Croatia in one week: The ultimate guide

by Sarah Tate @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With its ancient walled cities, shimmering sapphire waters, impeccable wine and delicious cuisine, Croatia is where Mediterranean fantasies come true.

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10 inspiring women you should be following on Instagram

10 inspiring women you should be following on Instagram

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Looking for a feed worth following? With International Women's Day just around the corner, we tracked down 10 inspiring, amazing, kind of badass women from around the world...

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Where I Went in 2017: A Look Back Through 21 Countries!

by Audrey Bergner @ THAT BACKPACKER

Happy holidays everyone! I hope it’s been a wonderful time filled with love, laughs and delicious food. I took a bit of a hiatus...

Why one traveller quit her office job and moved to the Australian Outback

Why one traveller quit her office job and moved to the Australian Outback

by Leah Greengarten @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sometimes we need a life change. One traveller recounts how an Intrepid trip through the Northern Territory inspired her to move from the Sydney suburbs to Australia's dusty Red Centre.

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8 reasons every traveller should visit Rio de Janeiro at least once

8 reasons every traveller should visit Rio de Janeiro at least once

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Rio de Janeiro. The mere mention of the place brings forth vivid images of carnivals, bikini and bather-clad beauties, bombastic beaches and technicolour cocktails.

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All parrilla, no filler: the 7 best steaks in Buenos Aires

All parrilla, no filler: the 7 best steaks in Buenos Aires

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Think you’ve experienced the pinnacle of what happens when you take a cow and apply heat? Think again.

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Why we’re rethinking orphanage tourism

Why we’re rethinking orphanage tourism

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Most travellers, donors and volunteers just want to help, but it's an industry that's doing more harm than good. Something needs to change.

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Walking home from the pub (in the Galapagos Islands)

Walking home from the pub (in the Galapagos Islands)

by Daniel Pawlyn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

"The Galapagos, as far as I’m aware, are utterly unique. It’s so rare to be able to use that word and actually mean it."

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Food from the road: January’s photocomp results are in

Food from the road: January’s photocomp results are in

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Street food crawls in Lombok, fruit salad carving in Cartagena and slurping ramen in Japan – if it's beautiful and delicious, you'll find it below.

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Travelling India as a solo female: Finding love and safety between the chaos

Travelling India as a solo female: Finding love and safety between the chaos

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s not long before a group of women, in vibrant saris and knotted hair take a liking to me - a solo blonde woman with a giant camera and an open curiosity.

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Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

Among the objects on display at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas, memorializing the city's favorite son, is a giant-size replica of the rocker's trademark glasses.

4 European countries where the US travel dollar is strongest

4 European countries where the US travel dollar is strongest

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One thing Europe hasn’t always had the best rep for: being a cheap vacation destination. That is, until now.

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The beauty of Uruguay, South America’s overlooked gem

The beauty of Uruguay, South America’s overlooked gem

by Elise Duncan @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For the few of us lucky enough to have spent time in this little slice of paradise tucked in next to Argentina, we’ll happily shout our praises from the rooftops: Uruguay is not to be missed.

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A local explains why South Korean food is the best in the world

A local explains why South Korean food is the best in the world

by Dan Gray @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Korean food doesn’t fare best in white-tablecloth atmospheres. It's more about sitting around a charcoal grill in the center of your table with friends, having a drink and talking about this, that, and whatever.

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A journey through Myanmar (Burma) in three beautiful minutes

A journey through Myanmar (Burma) in three beautiful minutes

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Let’s be honest, most things make us want to travel – from the smell of fresh coconuts and the hustle of a crowded marketplace to looking back on old photos.…

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Local faces: Intrepid’s February photo comp results are in

Local faces: Intrepid’s February photo comp results are in

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

How do you judge one face against another? Is it the way the eyes seem to pierce your soul? Or a candid smile caught on camera?

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The top destinations for travel in February

The top destinations for travel in February

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Whether you’re after Zanzibar’s beautiful beaches, music and dancing at Rio Carnival, whale spotting along the coast of Mexico, or discovering the origins of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

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Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

We sent an internet addict on a trip without phones. This is what happened

We sent an internet addict on a trip without phones. This is what happened

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

No phone. No internet. No cheating.

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27 fun and interesting facts about Bangkok that will make you want to go

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Bangkok is the most visited city in the world, and in our opinion it’s one of the region’s most exciting capitals. It’s a bustling, vibrant, cosmopolitan metropolis where countless adventures await. There’s so much to experience in Bangkok it can be hard to know where to start. There are temples to visit, markets to shop,

Read 27 fun and interesting facts about Bangkok that will make you want to go on Backyard Travel.

6 reasons you should think twice about orphanage tourism

6 reasons you should think twice about orphanage tourism

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Orphanage tourism is what happens when good intentions and reality don’t quite synch up. This is why it's not such a good idea.

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An Overview of Different Travel Bags: Why it’s so Important to Choose the Right Bag for Your Trip

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

I’m sure every traveler at some stage has found themselves in the situation where they’re stuck traveling with the wrong kind of bag.

Whether it’s trying to lug a suitcase through the jungle and beating the crap out of your wheels (been there), or throwing everything into a hiking pack for a stay at a luxury hotel, a travel experience is often about choosing the right kind of bag.

And there are many different types of bags, which will be suitable for different types of trips. So don’t fall into the trap of thinking any bag will do, because you just need something which will transport your things.

Bags are not sacks. They are not meant to be used as sacks. Bags are painstakingly blueprinted to strike a perfect balance between design and utility, for specific types of trips.

So to avoid committing ‘bags faux pas’, consider the following types of bags, and which will be most suitable for your upcoming trip.

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Thailand in one week: The ultimate guide

Thailand in one week: The ultimate guide

by Harris Newman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Buddhist culture, spicy food, chic shopping and plenty of natural wonders. Fret not, travelers – this seven-day Thailand itinerary covers all those and more.

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Winter holidays in Italy: 6 green locations not to miss

by Margherita Potrich @ Ecobnb

Feeling in need of clean air, silence and enchanting places? Here there are six unique and eco-friendly locations in Italy for your winter holidays in the snow. There’s a little village where cars can’t even go through (not even a single one!) and a mountain, which seems to be made specifically for walking with ciaspole, snowshoes. From a […]

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Wellness Travel in Madagascar. It’s now a thing

Wellness Travel in Madagascar. It’s now a thing

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Madagascar is not a traditional wellness destination. In fact it’s not even a traditional travel destination. But all that's about to change...

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Black Sea Explorer - Budapest to Bucharest

Black Sea Explorer - Budapest to Bucharest

by @ Travel

Book by February 15, 2018 and save up to 40% across 2018 Europe river cruises, plus free private door-to-door chauffeur driven transfers.

Meet Oswaldo, your Intrepid guide in the Galapagos

Meet Oswaldo, your Intrepid guide in the Galapagos

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

"It's possible for the Galapagos Islands to be a model for the rest of the world," says Galapagos guide Oswaldo Noboa as he gazes over the side of his boat.

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Becoming Dive Instructor in Costa Rica, Central America

by Koen Blanquart @ Boarding Today!

Becoming a dive instructor is the dream of many people. This is why I did it, and the choices I made to get certified and teaching.

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Want to travel for 365 days straight? Here’s how you do it

Want to travel for 365 days straight? Here’s how you do it

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s an idea so crazy that only the most intrepid of travellers would dare attempt it. A non-stop, no-holds-barred 365-day journey that spans almost the entire globe.

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The Great Vietnam Motorbike Adventure: Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi in 21 Days

The Great Vietnam Motorbike Adventure: Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi in 21 Days


Barilee Traveling

Imagine a 2,000+km canvas of sand dunes, rice fields, cave systems, jungles, crystal blue coastline, beaches, mountain ranges and more, and you get to see it all at your own pace from the most pano…

Why positivity is your greatest travel asset

Why positivity is your greatest travel asset

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There were five of us in the back of the truck bouncing through the hills of northern Thailand yet somehow the big, black, buzzing thing managed to fly in and bite me...

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The best destinations in Laos, Southeast Asia’s unsung hero

The best destinations in Laos, Southeast Asia’s unsung hero

by Josh Shephard @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The country boasts cities full of temples and a strong French influence, yet also smaller villages and the ever-present Mekong River. By morning you can be totally immersed in culture, and by lunch find yourself way out in the jungle.

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Argentina vs Brazil: Which side of the Iguazu Falls should you travel to?

Argentina vs Brazil: Which side of the Iguazu Falls should you travel to?

by Lizzie Mulherin @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The spectacular Falls can be admired from both Brazil and Argentina. So which side is better? (Good news: turns out you don’t have to pick a side. This isn’t soccer, after all.)

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Your definitive guide to the best live music in Bangkok

Your definitive guide to the best live music in Bangkok

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Bangkok’s nightlife has something for everybody – and that’s particularly true of the city’s live music scene. But the vast choice on offer can be intimidating if you only have a limited…

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Meet the man cycling 12,000km from Cairo to Cape Town

Meet the man cycling 12,000km from Cairo to Cape Town

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Meet Charles Butler. He's cycling from Egypt to South Africa, raising money for charity and having the adventure of a lifetime.

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How to choose the best small group tour company for you

How to choose the best small group tour company for you

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travel isn’t like buying a new toaster. There are a lot of variables to consider. Here's how to know if we're for you.

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Sumatra: Indonesia’s adventure paradise you haven’t discovered yet

Sumatra: Indonesia’s adventure paradise you haven’t discovered yet

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Despite being the sixth largest island in the world, Sumatra is wild and rugged and majestic in equal measures. Here's everything you need to know.

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A Sherpa’s story: what it was like to survive the earthquake on Everest

A Sherpa’s story: what it was like to survive the earthquake on Everest

by Dawa Sherpa @ Intrepid Travel Blog

On the day the quake hit Everest we were having a late breakfast in one of the tents, planning our move back up the slope the next day. It was a normal morning. Like any other on the mountain.

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“Tourism creates jobs, jobs support families.” All your Nepal questions answered by our man on the ground

“Tourism creates jobs, jobs support families.” All your Nepal questions answered by our man on the ground

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Nicholas Cowie lives with his wife and children in Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu. He was there when the earthquake struck on April 25th.

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Fun Things to Do in Munich for the Adventurous Soul

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Yes, Munich is home to Oktoberfest, offers tours to Neuschwanstein Castle, has the BMW Museum, and numerous beer gardens, and it's for these attractions the city is most famously known.

But what if you are looking for something new and exciting to do in Munich. This Bavarian city offers many secret activities and adventures that are sure to add some excitement to your next German holiday, and some will most definitely push you outside of your comfort zone!

So once you’re tired of listening to the sounds of a glockenspiel and are done playing dress-up with lederhosen and dirndls, why not try these adventures on for size. Put down that bratwurst or schnitzel, book a Munich taxi, and head to one of these quirky off the beaten path attractions.

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6 foods that prove Indian cuisine is the best in the world

6 foods that prove Indian cuisine is the best in the world

by Evan Ceretti @ Intrepid Travel Blog

How can you not want to grab a piece of golden, garlicky naan and dig into a freshly-made, richly-spiced, mind-blowingly tasty curry?

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7 Farms to Visit in Malaysia With Your Whole Family

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

6 hottest food destinations in Europe for summer 2017

6 hottest food destinations in Europe for summer 2017

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Where will your taste buds be delighted most this summer? What cuisine will have your Instagram glowing and your friends green with envy? We'll tell you. Here are Europe's top foodie destinations for 2017.

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Walking on the wild side: Intrepid’s April photo comp results are in

Walking on the wild side: Intrepid’s April photo comp results are in

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When we put out a call for photos of national parks, jungles and mountains, we were blown away by the wilderness shots we received.

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Watch five years’ of glacier loss in one minute

Watch five years’ of glacier loss in one minute

by Tim Edwards @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ten years ago, the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) began documenting the disappearance of the world’s glaciers using time-lapse photography. Today, his stunning videos of rapid glacier loss have been recognised…

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The Best Lisbon Hidden Gems and Secret Spots

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This is a curated list of the major Lisbon hidden gems and secret places. No touristy bullshit or pretentiousness here. Whether you are living in Lisbon, have a few extra days to explore or you’re an hipster looking for the off the beaten track, this article is for you. Lisbon holds a special place in […]

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Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

Among the artifacts displayed at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland is a flag from Hitler's staff car. (Don't ask how they got it.)

To the North By Train From Saigon To Hoi An | Hanoi For 91 Days

To the North By Train From Saigon To Hoi An | Hanoi For 91 Days


Hanoi For 91 Days

Sleeper train from Saigon to Hoi An. The train was delayed by over two hours. It got to be past midnight. A major lightning storm broke out.

Your essential guide to sailing jargon

Your essential guide to sailing jargon

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re just starting to cut your teeth on life at sea, here’s the essential guide to sailing that every beginner should know.

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The 5 best alternative winter break destinations

The 5 best alternative winter break destinations

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re looking for more adventure than a beach chair and the buffet, we’ve put together a list of our hottest destinations (and a couple cool ones… literally).

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Learn How to Make Your First Camping Trip as Enjoyable as It Can Be

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Going camping is a great way to reconnect with Mother Nature. If you have never been camping before, you may not know how to properly prepare for your first trip.

Roughing it is no longer necessary when camping. There are things that you can do to make the trip more enjoyable and less stressful.

Use the following guide for a few tips and tricks to use to make your next camping trip as fun and safe as possible.

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Why I love solo travel, even though I have a spouse

Why I love solo travel, even though I have a spouse

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I understand that every relationship is different, but for my marriage, solo travel makes me a stronger, better and happier partner.

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The Ups and Downs of Bariloche, Argentina

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

Bariloche was our first introduction to Patagonia, and god damn, we were so excited. Mendoza had been a let down for us (our fault though, not Mendozas), so we were really looking forward to what Bariloche had to offer. From the moment we exited the airport we were in awe. A massive, clear blue lake, [...]

Meet the entrepreneurs working to change the world

Meet the entrepreneurs working to change the world

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog