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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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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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Looking for a day tour? Meet Urban Adventures

Looking for a day tour? Meet Urban Adventures

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Scored some free time in Split? Got a day to kill in Nairobi before your trip starts? Introducing Urban Adventures – small group day tours with a difference.

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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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8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

The big cities in Vietnam have a cafe culture that is virtually unknown to the rest of the world. Don’t expect a Chemex of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe with hints of blueberry and strawberry or an Aeropressed Kenyan. You might be able to locate one eventually, but not before tripping over scores of cafes serving up tumblers of coffee so dark it looks like used motor oil and smells like the most intense mocha you’ve ever had. It’s no secret that we love Vietnamese coffee and as a follow up to our very popular Saigon cafes list, we offer a list of some of our favorites in the northern capital city. Also be sure to check out our handy guide to ordering coffee in Vietnam.

So, in the event that you can’t find this guy rolling around town, keep scrolling and we’ve got ... Read More »

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My Photo Journal: Urban Trekking Nathan Road In Hong Kong

by Jasmine Gui @ 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Japan in one week: The ultimate guide

Japan in one week: The ultimate guide

by Cynthia Chou @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The island nation of Japan is a smorgasbord of sights, sounds, smells, and sensory delights. But how to do it justice in just one week? Follow this guide.

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

by Lewis Lai @ TripZilla Magazine

PATA Travel Mart set for Phnom Penh, Cambodia

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

The Pacific Asia Travel Association will hold the 37th PATA Travel Mart at Diamond Island Convention & Exhibition Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The event is being hosted by the ministry of tourism of Cambodia and will take place from September 17th-19th. PTM 2014 will offer delegates the opportunity to buy and sell Asia Pacific travel […]

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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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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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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10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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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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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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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How to spend the perfect 24 hours in Chiang Mai

How to spend the perfect 24 hours in Chiang Mai

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Even though there’s a wide range of things to see and do here, Chiang Mai’s Old City is small enough to experience in 24 hours, and filled with enough markets, food stalls, temples, and shops to keep you busy during a shorter stay.

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Why I love New York in winter

Why I love New York in winter

by Iseult Larkin @ Intrepid Travel Blog

New York in winter may be freezing, but it's also festive, atmospheric, and incredibly cosy.

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A guide to Vilnius, Europe’s next hottest city break

A guide to Vilnius, Europe’s next hottest city break

by Lily Cichanowicz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I imagine that Vilnius is akin to what Berlin was like decades ago. Youngsters in Lithuania's capital have adopted their own impeccable brand of edgy cool.

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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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On your bike: How to join Ride2Work Day

On your bike: How to join Ride2Work Day

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Want to change the world? All you need is one day, and two wheels. Here's everything you need to know about Ride2Work.

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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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“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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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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South America: the best place to see out your 2015 resolutions

South America: the best place to see out your 2015 resolutions

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Prone to losing your resolutions mojo by January 2? We've got you covered.

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

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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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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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5 great countries in South America for solo travel

5 great countries in South America for solo travel

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Step aside Europe and Southeast Asia, solo travel in South America can be all the rage too...

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Experience Luxurious Train Travel With Victoria Express

by Baolau @ Baolau

Sapa has long been one of the top favorite destination in Northwestern Vietnam – known for its rugged sceneries, steep mountains, green terraced ride paddies and ethnic tribe villages nestling…

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

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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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 appeared first on Intrepid Travel Blog.

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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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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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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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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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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TripZilla’s Picks: Top 7 Travel Blogs in Singapore for 2017

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

How to eat like a local in Sri Lanka

How to eat like a local in Sri Lanka

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Say yes to breakfast hoppers. Every time.

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Here’s Why You Should Consider Taking More Trips on High Speed Rails Than Flights

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

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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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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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 [...]

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

by Lewis Lai @ TripZilla Magazine

In the shadow of Toubkal: A trip into Morocco’s high mountains

In the shadow of Toubkal: A trip into Morocco’s high mountains

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One traveller's journey beyond the ancient medinas, rolling deserts, and piled Tagines of Morocco, and into the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas Mountains

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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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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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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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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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Have words, will travel: how learning Spanish transformed this traveller’s South American experience

Have words, will travel: how learning Spanish transformed this traveller’s South American experience

by Along Dusty Roads @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Learning Spanish gave us a voice with which we could ask questions we were unable to find answers to in guidebooks.

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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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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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The Hanoi to Saigon : Travelling on the Open Bus

The Hanoi to Saigon : Travelling on the Open Bus


OurOyster.com

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…

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 the new U.S. Cuba policy changes will impact travel

How the new U.S. Cuba policy changes will impact travel

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here's what Trump's decision means for U.S. travelers, some options for how you can travel to Cuba legally, and some essential advice on what to expect.

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Is it safe to travel to Turkey? All your questions answered

Is it safe to travel to Turkey? All your questions answered

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

How is the recent unrest affecting travellers? Should people be going at all? And what are we doing to make sure our passengers are safe? We ask our expert on the ground.

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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

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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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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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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North India in one week: The ultimate guide

North India in one week: The ultimate guide

by Jack Cummings @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You have to start somewhere, and while you can’t cram all of India into seven days like an overflowing suitcase, you can still work a whirlwind of unforgettable experiences into a week. Here's everything you need to know about the Golden Triangle route: Delhi to Agra to Jaipur.

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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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A Walk Through Du Gìa

by Mike @ Hanoi For 91 Days

After a long, rainy day on the road, we arrived at the Du Gìa Homestay as dusk was settling in. This town is a popular stop during tours of Ha Giang, and we met a few other travelers, and heard their tales of woe. The next morning, we arose early for a walk through the sleepy town.

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Travel for two: choose the perfect trip for your relationship status

Travel for two: choose the perfect trip for your relationship status

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travelling is the ultimate relationship test. You'll find out more about your life partner while haggling with an Ecuadorian chicken-merchant than you would in 40 years of marriage.

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Where would you ride? We ask the world’s best cycling bloggers

Where would you ride? We ask the world’s best cycling bloggers

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We went to the world's biggest cycling junkies and asked them a simple question: where do you want to ride?

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What traveling the world solo has taught me about life

What traveling the world solo has taught me about life

by Amanda Williams @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Solo travel has taught me to cherish the highs and learn from the lows. It's taught me to reconsider nearly every stereotype I've ever been exposed to. And it's taught me how to be myself and embrace life to its fullest.

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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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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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TripZilla’s Picks: Top 7 Travel Blogs in Singapore for 2017

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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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‘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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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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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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10 surprising facts about Ethiopia

10 surprising facts about Ethiopia

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Diverse landscapes, a kaleidoscope of cultures and one of the world's fastest growing economies: here are 10 facts you didn't know about Ethiopia

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Discover: Kota Kinabalu

by @ Wikitravel

The Hall of Skulls at Monsopiad Cultural Village outside Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia features 42 skulls of enemies, all killed by the warrior-hero Monsopiad.

Oolong Tea Tasting

Oolong Tea Tasting

by Trish @ TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

Tea Time It was coming up to 4pm, and I was walking down Chalk Farm Road on my way to Tea & Glory. I was going to meet up with Andrew Perryman, a certified tea sommelier, who was going to guide me through my first tea tasting. The first tea that Andrew will introduce me too [...]

Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

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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Italy in one week: The ultimate guide

Italy in one week: The ultimate guide

by Melissa Ariganello @ Intrepid Travel Blog

To help every traveler maximize their time in Italy, we’ve curated a 7-day itinerary filled with all the attractions, history, food and wine around.

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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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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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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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Made in China: 6 of Hollywood’s favourite Chinese film locations

Made in China: 6 of Hollywood’s favourite Chinese film locations

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you want to add an element of mystique, a dash of neon or a dollop of ancient wisdom to your movie, book a ticket to China and get the cameras rolling.

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Meet Kathmandu’s hidden artisans, the extraordinary Seven Women

Meet Kathmandu’s hidden artisans, the extraordinary Seven Women

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Our taxi pulls up outside some rusty wrought iron gates. Inside is one of Nepal’s philanthropic success stories: a tiny business that’s slowly changing the lives of local women.

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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…

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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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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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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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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TripZilla’s Picks: Top 7 Travel Blogs in Singapore for 2017

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

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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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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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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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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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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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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Don’t leave Australia without visiting Tasmania. Here’s why.

Don’t leave Australia without visiting Tasmania. Here’s why.

by Kirsty Fanton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Tasmania's breathtaking landscapes include everything from white sandy beaches to snow-capped mountains and wild, rugged coastal cliffs.

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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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Here’s what to do if an airline bumps you – and how to get the best compensation

Here’s what to do if an airline bumps you – and how to get the best compensation

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

United Airlines is in the doghouse after a passenger was filmed being dragged by police from one of their aeroplanes at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. United needed to find room on…

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Meet Pravin, the Intrepid Manager fighting for gender equality in India

Meet Pravin, the Intrepid Manager fighting for gender equality in India

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

"I believe things are changing here", reflects Pravin. "It won't be long before 50% of our leaders are female." This is a big deal. It'd make Intrepid the first ever travel company in India to achieve this.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 best thing about travel (and why you can’t control it)

The best thing about travel (and why you can’t control it)

by Amanda Linardon @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's not the food. It's not the sunsets. It's not the freedom. So what is it?

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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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10 THINGS I CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Recently I’ve taken a four-month break off of travel to settle into a comfortable life in a quiet town. It’s been nice, mostly.

I do miss packing and unpacking the bags. I miss tossing away ripped up socks, giving away paperback books, and moving what’s left of my big shampoo into a small little shampoo thingy.

Some things are essential to have packed and ready to grab when I’m on the road. I will not include the obvious things like a camera, computer, passport, etc. These following are the little home run hitters that are easy to forget about, but always needed:

1. DENTAL FLOSS

I like to eat. I like to eat meat. I like eating late. My teeth are spaced fairly far apart from laughing too much. Stuff gets in there and I need to get it out. I’ve often been wandering ... Read More »

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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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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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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 […]

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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Best of Instagram: want to know what Svalbard really looks like?

Best of Instagram: want to know what Svalbard really looks like?

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Svalbard is about as close as most mortal are going to get to the North Pole. So if you want to know what to expect there, this it it...

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Proposal on visa extension for Russian visitors

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on July 24 asked the Prime Minister to extend visa exemption from 15 days to 30 days for Russian visitors. The move aims to facilitate Russian tourists’ travelling to Viet Nam, helping increase the frequency of tourism activities. Earlier, the Prime Minister decided on unilateral visa exemption for […]

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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7 reasons you need to be cruising France’s Canal du Midi right now

7 reasons you need to be cruising France’s Canal du Midi right now

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There is one way of exploring this impossibly romantic region that doesn’t occur to most travellers: a week-long cruise down the Canal du Midi.

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5 ways to stop seasickness

5 ways to stop seasickness

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Seasickness is never fun but thankfully it can be treated. Follow these five simple tips for stopping seasickness and you’ll be back on your feet in no time.

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TripZilla’s Picks: Top 18 Travel Destinations for 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Solo travel 101: how to be prepared and stay positive

Solo travel 101: how to be prepared and stay positive

by Joni Taisey @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’ve all heard one of those crazy solo travel stories. But what do you do when the main character turns out to be you?

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7billiondreams: make your pledge for World Environment Day

7billiondreams: make your pledge for World Environment Day

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There are still things each of us can do to give our planet, the only one we’ve got, a hand. They’re not big or earthshattering or dramatic, but their effects can be.

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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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7 things no-one tells you about the Inca Trail

7 things no-one tells you about the Inca Trail

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Machu Picchu is undoubtedly awesome, but there’s a whole lot of stuff about the Inca Trail that people somehow never getting around to telling you...

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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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Why you should visit Oman, the lesser-known gem of the Middle East

Why you should visit Oman, the lesser-known gem of the Middle East

by Jen Hartin @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I think I expected a cross between Jordan and the UAE, but after several days and messages of “What’s it like” coming over Facebook Messenger, I could only reply that “It’s like itself.” It has an individuality that is equal parts refreshing and intoxicating.

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Kokoda controversy: we chat with the Aussie journalist who investigated further

Kokoda controversy: we chat with the Aussie journalist who investigated further

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For Aussie journalist and travel writer Ian Neubauer, there was always going to be more to this Kokoda horror story…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 [...]

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,

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

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Wine not? Why Bulgaria is the new Bordeaux

Wine not? Why Bulgaria is the new Bordeaux

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Many times during the visit, we heard winemakers refer to the famed regions of Bordeaux and Tuscany with longing and hope for the future; yet as travelers, we never longed to be elsewhere.

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Cuba through an iPhone lens: you’ve never seen it like this before

Cuba through an iPhone lens: you’ve never seen it like this before

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Cuba has a reputation for being pretty photogenic, but can an iPhone handle all that crumbling 60s nostalgia? All signs point to yes.

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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 [...]

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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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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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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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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The wining and dining guide to Mendoza

The wining and dining guide to Mendoza

by Doug Whyte @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Mendoza feels like Buenos Aires’ leafy and laid-back little cousin – a bustling city of wide streets, green plazas, and cosmopolitan vibes. In the surrounding region, you’ll come across rugged mountain peaks, rolling vineyards, and arguably the best wines in Argentina.  

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The Southern Great Wall of China has a newly discovered section

The Southern Great Wall of China has a newly discovered section

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Introducing the Great Wall of China's little sis. Part of the lesser-known 'Southern Great Wall' was recently uncovered, and here's why you should visit.

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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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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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The world’s wisest and weirdest proverbs

The world’s wisest and weirdest proverbs

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here in all their strange and mystic wisdom are the 'greatest' proverbs from around the world.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Korea’s Launching A Grand Shopping Festival on 18 January

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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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Exploring Kalbarri National Park on Australia’s West Coast (photos)

Exploring Kalbarri National Park on Australia’s West Coast (photos)

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The west coast of Australia. Where sunsets and surf are celebrated, and where desert land and gorges repeatedly play second fiddle. But not anymore.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to get from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (and vice versa)

by Lina @ Move to Cambodia

These days, there are a couple of easy ways to go from Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh including bus, boat, plane, taxi, and mini-bus. There are options to fit every budget, but some … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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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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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7 Unique Experiences and Things To Do in Pico Island, Azores

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

These are some of the most unique things to do in Pico you can’t miss when you’re in the island. Pico is the second largest island of the Azores archipelago – after São Miguel. Despite being the most obviously volcanic, it still boasts an incredible variety of landscapes. Between the green meadows, the lava fields, […]

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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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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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Here’s What Travelling Alone As An Introvert Feels Like

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

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.

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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I’ve visited Colombia 8 times; here’s why I’ll return

I’ve visited Colombia 8 times; here’s why I’ll return

by Celinne Da Costa @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Despite having traveled to over 45 countries, Colombia is unquestionably one of my favorites. This is why I plan on returning there every year I can.

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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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Visiting Chernobyl with Intrepid: What it’s like and what to know

Visiting Chernobyl with Intrepid: What it’s like and what to know

by Kristin Amico @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When we arrive at the site where few other visitors dare to go, we feel like we've landed in a fabled place that most will only ever see in history books.

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Travel to Iran: 24 Tips for Your First Visit

by Dina Malyana @ TripZilla Magazine

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

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


Travelfish

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

East Africa’s Wildebeest Migration: Everything you need to know

East Africa’s Wildebeest Migration: Everything you need to know

by Jenny Gray @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One of the biggest drawcards to visiting East Africa is the chance to see the greatest wildlife show on earth: the annual Wildebeest Migration.

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6 tips for travelling with a medical condition

6 tips for travelling with a medical condition

by Helen Wills @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travelling with your children always takes a bit of planning. Add in a medical condition and it can be tempting to decide that a weekend close to home will suffice.…

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7 Farms to Visit in Malaysia With Your Whole Family

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

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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“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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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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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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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 […]

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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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 […]

Do You Really Need Travel Insurance?

by Renegade Travels @ Renegade Travels

Like many travelers, I’ve gotten some great advice from many folks that have really helped with my travels. One of the most interesting pieces of travel advice I’ve ever received was this: Only Stupid People Skip Travel Insurance. Is this true? Do we as travelers really need to consider travel insurance as a necessary cost of travel?... READ MORE >

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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

The 15 most spectacular glaciers to visit before they melt

The 15 most spectacular glaciers to visit before they melt

by Nicole Dossantos @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Some of the most picturesque glaciers on planet Earth may be available for a limited time only. Get in before they're hot.

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Why New Zealand’s North Island is the trip of a lifetime

Why New Zealand’s North Island is the trip of a lifetime

by Sherry Ott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

By the time we ended our two weeks in New Zealand's North Island, our Intrepid group was like a big family to us. Here are 5 unique experiences we tried.

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Love Africa? This is the Instagram feed you should be following right now

Love Africa? This is the Instagram feed you should be following right now

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The best experiences in travel are those that shred your expectations. And that is exactly what Africa did for us.

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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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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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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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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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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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Why Northern Iceland is the next big thing

Why Northern Iceland is the next big thing

by Bridget Kapinus @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For those willing to venture more than just a couple of hours from Reykjavik, the rewards are more than you could possibly imagine. Northern Iceland is beautiful, and Northern Iceland is waiting.

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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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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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A guide to Burma’s biggest sights (and why they should be on your travel hit list)

A guide to Burma’s biggest sights (and why they should be on your travel hit list)

by Tayla Gentle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Burma is home to some really big things. And we don’t mean it in the way that some people say high school graduates have heaps of potential. We mean it literally.

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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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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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Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Covering nearly 200km of completely empty beach, coastal back-roads lead from the old imperial capital of Hue to the beach city of Dong Hoi. Scattered with thousands of traditional-style tombs, this coastal region is rarely explored by foreign visitors... Continue reading

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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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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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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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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The most important travel video you’ll watch today

The most important travel video you’ll watch today

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

18 TED Talk minutes of author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the danger of telling a single story. Essential viewing.

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Milestone moments: The Intrepid Foundation hits $5m

Milestone moments: The Intrepid Foundation hits $5m

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Thanks to the generous support of thousands of travellers, The Intrepid Foundation has officially raised over AUD 5 million for community projects around the world.

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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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Panama Passport Holders: Countries That Offer Visa-Free Entry

by Traveler Tips @ Travel Tips

Here are the list of countries and territories that offer visa-free entry or visa-on-arrival privilege to Panama passport holders. Visa Not Required Albania Andorra Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Austria Bahamas

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

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

Shopping in Melbourne, where to get your fashion fix

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

Melbourne is defined by its suburbs, and almost every suburb has it’s own shopping precinct. Shopping in Melbourne is like a sport all of its own, to go with the myriad sporting options every visitor to Melbourne should check out. Melburnians are no shrinking violets when it comes to fashion, with many of the country’s trends starting right here in Australia’s fashion capital. However, with so many options, from the biggest chain retailers to the smallest chic boutiques, from enormous shopping malls to suburban shopping strips, it can be overwhelming to know where to go to get what your looking for. To make your shopping experience a little less intimidating, here is a selection of the biggest, best and most popular Melbourne shopping precincts for you to check out during your visit. Bourke Street Mall, CBD Shopping in Melbourne, Bourke Street Mall (Source: Flickr/avlxyz) If you’re visiting Melbourne you’ll probably spend some time in the city centre, so why not start your shopping in the Bourke Street Mall. You’ll find Australia’s biggest department stores, Myer and David Jones, in this pedestrian and tram-only precinct, along with plenty of other big retail chain stores such as Sportsgirl and Zara. At the [...]

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8 reasons why your next adventure should be in Madagascar

8 reasons why your next adventure should be in Madagascar

by Nomadic Matt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s not an easy destination to get to, which makes it the perfect spot for an epic, once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

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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 [...]

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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We rank the 7 best breakfasts in Paris

We rank the 7 best breakfasts in Paris

by Che-Marie Trigg @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re after something a little more nourishing than a croissant (or simply something that doesn't make your skinny jeans tremble in fear) we’ve eaten our way through some of the best breakfasts in the City of Light...

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Morocco Passport Holders: Countries That Offer Visa-Free Access

by Traveler Tips @ Travel Tips

Here are the list of countries and territories that offer visa-free entry or visa-on-arrival privilege to Morocco passport holders. Visa Not Required Algeria Belize Benin Brazil Cote d’Ivoire Dominica Ecuador

Behind the scenes on a Kakadu group tour

Behind the scenes on a Kakadu group tour

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We get asked a lot what a group trip in Kakadu National Park looks like. What do you see, what do you do, how many times do you get to swim in photogenic billabongs – that kind of thing...

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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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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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10 of the coolest things to do in Jamaica

10 of the coolest things to do in Jamaica

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Phosphorescent lagoons, dancehall parties, spicy street food...is this love? Here's 10 of the best things to do in Jamaica, Intrepid's newest destination.

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The top 10 places you should visit in Japan

The top 10 places you should visit in Japan

by Ellie Ross @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Everything in this amazing land is so different from Western norms, you’re bound to find yourself pleasantly disoriented as you attempt to navigate it.

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My Photo Journal: Urban Trekking Nathan Road In Hong Kong

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

6 of the best beaches in Sri Lanka (and when to visit them)

6 of the best beaches in Sri Lanka (and when to visit them)

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Check out the best beaches at the best times of year.

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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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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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How to do India as a solo female traveller

How to do India as a solo female traveller

by Katy Colins @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We chat to British blogger Katy Colins on what women should expect travelling alone on the subcontinent.

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A traveller’s New Year resolutions for 2018

by Paul Marshman @ The Travelling Boomer

The sun came out on first day of 2018 – at least, around here. And hopefully, that foretells a year full of more great travel, for me and for you. So it seems appropriate to set some travel goals for the next 12 months, and since it’s New Year’s, why not make them New Year [...]

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Аnton and the Trans-Siberian Express: A traveller’s story

Аnton and the Trans-Siberian Express: A traveller’s story

by Rachel Guinee @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Teacher of Russian, fine tea connoisseur, Chinggis Khan Gold vodka enthusiast: meet local leader Anton.

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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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Want to know what Overland travel really looks like?

Want to know what Overland travel really looks like?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There aren't many things left in the world that can be called a genuine Adventure, but this is one of them.

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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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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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My Photo Journal: Urban Trekking Nathan Road In Hong Kong

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

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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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.

Chef and author Andy Ricker gives us a crash course in Northern Thai cuisine

Chef and author Andy Ricker gives us a crash course in Northern Thai cuisine

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

American chef Andy Ricker has built his reputation on dishes with names like laap pet issan, muu paa kham waan, khao soi. This is northern Thai food at its best.

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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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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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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 common misconceptions about travel in Iran

6 common misconceptions about travel in Iran

by Jenny Gray @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Iran is one of my favourite destinations. It's simply beautiful. I love the coloured mosaics on the mosques in Esfahan; I love the sights, sounds and smells of the bustling bazaars.

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Vertical Farming and Farm Business Innovation

Vertical Farming and Farm Business Innovation

by Trish @ TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

Farm Business Innovation Show Last week I attended the Farm Business Innovation Show in Birmingham. I participated as an exhibitor, as a volunteer with the Association for Vertical Farming (AVF). It was a valuable learning experience and led me to question where vertical farming in the UK can flourish. Alongside us on the AVF stand were AVF [...]

An earth worth watching: inside our new Earthwatch Rainforest Expedition

An earth worth watching: inside our new Earthwatch Rainforest Expedition

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s got the biggest natural diversity of any place in Australia, and it’s where you can go in 2015 with a team of leading environmental scientists to help study the effects of climate change.

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Why you should think twice about haggling in Vietnam

Why you should think twice about haggling in Vietnam

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A how to, and how not to.

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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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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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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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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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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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Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Hải Đăng is a simple, local, informal vegetarian restaurant in Saigon's Binh Thanh District. The sheer variety and freshness of vegetable dishes on offer (not just tofu and 'fake meat') sets it apart from other Vietnamese vegetarian eateries in the city.... Continue reading

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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Travel to Iran: 24 Tips for Your First Visit

by Dina Malyana @ TripZilla Magazine

San Fran to LA: exploring California’s epic coast

San Fran to LA: exploring California’s epic coast

by Doug Whyte @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I’d been in the US for two weeks. My partner and I were gallivanting around New York shoveling bagels, drinking at dive bars, and sightseeing our way through Manhattan and Brooklyn.…

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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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Confessions of a nervous flyer

Confessions of a nervous flyer

by Alyson Hill @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Calming oils, deep-breathing techniques, 1000+ pages of Sudoku... How to get through a flight when you're the world's worst flyer.

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Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

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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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!

“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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Cycling, Hanoi To Saigon

Cycling, Hanoi To Saigon


EXO Travel

Travel Vietnam the local way: by bike! Savour Vietnam’s unique culture and diverse landscapes from a slow-moving, up-close perspective.  Pedal from Hanoi’s bustling streets to the charming central region. Climb high into Dalat’s mountains, drop down to the coast and cycle to Ho Chi Minh City where the adventure concludes. 

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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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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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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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.

How to travel the world on a budget: Q&A with Nomadic Matt

How to travel the world on a budget: Q&A with Nomadic Matt

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Tips for travelling better, cheaper, longer with Nomadic Matt.

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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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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 […]

Discover: Havana

by @ Wikitravel

For an "authentic" experience in getting around Havana via public transportation, try El Camello, a split-level bus pulled by a semi-truck, and resembling a 2-humped camel.

Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

UPC Arena in Graz, Austria was renamed in 1997 to honor native son Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the old name was restored in 2005 over the governor's support of the death penalty.

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.

How to be the friend everyone wants to travel with

How to be the friend everyone wants to travel with

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here are our top tips for being MVP of your holiday (and life).

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How to survive an airport stopover

How to survive an airport stopover

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Being stranded at an airport is like being stuck on a cities’ front doorstep. A doorstep full of cheap fast food, uncomfortable chairs and far too much duty-free temptation. Here's how to survive.

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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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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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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.

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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SIEM REAP’S 10 BEST BARS: CLASSY, HIDDEN DIVES JUST OUTSIDE OF ANGKOR

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Every year I find myself in Siem Reap, Cambodia for a week. It’s inevitable, and always enjoyable.

Angkor Wat is, along with Bagan in Myanmar, one of the two most spectacular temple sites in Asia, if not the world. I’ve come back again and again with friends, or by myself. Although lately I barely spend time in the temples of Angkor Wat, I love the cafe and bar scene of nearby Siem Reap, a charming little French colonial town adjacent to Angkor that now serves as the tourist-amenity center of the region. Though a tourist town, it’s far from a tourist trap. There is something about the clear blue sky, slow clouds and that long twilight that I love here. And, there’s the drinks.

Pub Street is famous here. It is the center of Siem Reap and the fulcrum of activity in ... Read More »

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Sri Lanka Passport Holders: Countries That Offer Visa-Free Access

by Traveler Tips @ Travel Tips

Here are the list of countries and territories that offer visa-free entry or visa-on-arrival privilege to Sri Lanka passport holders. Visa Not Required Bahamas Barbados Dominica Ecuador Gambia Grenada Haiti

The best cities in India for street photography

The best cities in India for street photography

by Pravin Tamang @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Indians are very open to photographs – 8 out of 10 times they will happily give you the shot. So, the odds of creating great images are in your favour.

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Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

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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More than Machu Picchu: 5 of Peru’s other amazing experiences

More than Machu Picchu: 5 of Peru’s other amazing experiences

by Along Dusty Roads @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Proud indigenous tribes, beautiful colonial cities, great surf and fantastic hiking: here's what we love about Peru, beyond just Machu Picchu.

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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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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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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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Nepal Passport Holders: Countries That Offer Visa-Free Access

by Traveler Tips @ Travel Tips

Here are the list of countries and territories that offer visa-free entry or visa-on-arrival privilege to Nepal passport holders. Visa Not Required Dominica Gambia Haiti India Indonesia Micronesia Pakistan Philippines

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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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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Thieves Are Targeting Luggage in Hong Kong’s Airport Buses

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

A 9-Day Incredibly Fun Trip to Korea for only $1,599

by Pacific Holidays @ The Travel Concierge

Korea, and particularly South Korea, is among the top most visited destinations in Asia. Millions of tourists drop in every year to experience the Korean popular culture, locally referred to as the Korean Wave, and the fascinating scenic views. However, it is vital to learn beforehand everything about your vacation destination and make the necessary [...]

Backpacking Route for New Zealand

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

asia/oceania routes southeast asia | thailand | myanmar | vietnam | indonesia | india | australia | new zealand New Zealand Backpacking Route by Kayla Kurin Our New Zealand travel itinerary starts in Christchurch and loops around the South Island for wildlife, camping, glaciers, and activities for adventure junkies. The route then crosses to the North […]

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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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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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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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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 Flight Booking Tips That Saved Us $3,000

by Renegade Travels @ Renegade Travels

Transportation – particularly flights – are often the largest expenditure of any world traveler’s budget. What’s even worse is the knowledge that ticket prices seem to fluctuate hundreds of dollars within days, if not hours! How can it be that the same route can have budget flight tickets priced at $500 and others at $2,000?... READ MORE >

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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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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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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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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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Get Huge Discounts on a Private Pool Villa at The Leaf Jimbaran Bali

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Bali has become one of the world’s premier travel destinations and for good reason. The popular Indonesian island is constantly ranked as one of the best islands to visit, enticing tourists from across the globe to experience its treasures.

Whether you come to seek nightlife that never ends, a relaxing eco-retreat, exciting outdoor recreation, delicious cuisine, or the hospitality of its inviting residents, Bali is sure to cater to the holiday you desire.

For those who desire a luxury villa retreat, with a private pool, beachfront seafood restaurants and laidback vibes, Luxury Escapes are offering 69% off stays at The Leaf Jimbaran for a limited time.

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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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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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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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6 common scams in Vietnam (& how to avoid them)

6 common scams in Vietnam (& how to avoid them)

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Stay one step ahead of the tourist traps.

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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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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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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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“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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Love elephants? Enter this colouring competition and win a trip to Sri Lanka

Love elephants? Enter this colouring competition and win a trip to Sri Lanka

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re yet to get on-board with the whole ‘adult colouring-in’ thing, this is a good time to start. We've got a trip to Sri Lanka up for grabs.

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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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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 […]

“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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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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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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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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Vietnam Open Bus Ticket – Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Vietnam Open Bus Ticket – Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi


ARTY DUBS

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…

Here’s Why You Should Consider Taking More Trips on High Speed Rails Than Flights

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

This is what it looks like to eat your way through Ireland

This is what it looks like to eat your way through Ireland

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

To most outsiders, an Irish meal is like a Venn Diagram made up entirely of Corned Beef, Guinness and Potatoes. But as anyone who's visited will tell you - there's a lot more to Ireland than starch.

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

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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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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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Discover: Vicksburg

by @ Wikitravel

When you visit Vicksburg (Mississippi) National Military Park, you can see one of the first ironclad gunboats, dating back to US Civil War times.

How to spend 24-hours in Bruges

How to spend 24-hours in Bruges

by Melissa Welham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Get ready for an action-packed 24 hours. And by action-packed, we mean you’re going to be packing a lot of chocolate into your gob.

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The naked truth: a non-nudist’s guide to using a Japanese onsen

The naked truth: a non-nudist’s guide to using a Japanese onsen

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Okay, I’ll admit it, I was nervous about using a Japanese onsen. I’m not a big nudist. In fact I think the best time to be nude is when you have a lot of clothes on, and maybe a coat.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“Travel is no longer something only the rich can afford”: a Q&A with Intrepid’s co-founder

“Travel is no longer something only the rich can afford”: a Q&A with Intrepid’s co-founder

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When Intrepid began, we had one destination, one small group and one tour leader: Geoff Manchester.

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7 Festivals in Myanmar That You Should Not Miss

by Zaw Ye Naing @ TripZilla Magazine

Namibia Passport Holders: Countries That Offer Visa-Free Entry

by Traveler Tips @ Travel Tips

Here are the list of countries and territories that offer visa-free entry or visa-on-arrival privilege to Namibia passport holders. Visa Not Required Angola Antigua and Barbuda Bahamas Belize Benin Botswana

5 Best Low Cost Long-Haul Airlines for Budget Travellers

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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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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

5 Best Low Cost Long-Haul Airlines for Budget Travellers

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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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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. […]

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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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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Work and travel? 10 pros and cons of freelancing on the road

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

While Sarah and I managed to accumulate a small pile of cash from selling everything we owned before leaving on our nomadic adventure, we knew we were going to have to work and travel if we wanted to do this for the long haul. Not only did we need to cover our travel expenses, but we also had two mortgages to service, and the rental income didn’t cover the repayments. When we got to Thailand, about five weeks into our trip, I managed to get a job teaching English in Chiang Mai. It was only 16 hours a week which gave me plenty of time to explore the area, but the pay was ordinary by Australian standards at $US9 per hour. That meant while I made enough to enjoy living in northern Thailand, it didn’t even come close to covering the mortgage repayments back home. It was during our two month stay in Chiang Mai that Sarah started working online as a freelance writer. She signed up to a couple of freelancing websites and began applying for writing jobs. Despite having no experience as a writer, in no time at all she managed to acquire several clients via Upwork. Initially [...]

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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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Indian gems: 6 places you should visit in Rajasthan

Indian gems: 6 places you should visit in Rajasthan

by Melanie Ewan @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From the rugged dunes of the Thar Desert to the colourful chaos of Johari Bazaar, Rajasthan offers something for every type of traveller.

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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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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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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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17 surprising ways traveling Southeast Asia like an insider can change you

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

It’s a simple fact that travel is transformative. If you travel Southeast Asia with an open mind, there’s no doubt your journeys will affect you. If you grew up in a Western country, you feel the effects even more. The contrast to what you’re used to back home can come as a shock, but, as

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Meet the women who climbed Kilimanjaro for human rights

Meet the women who climbed Kilimanjaro for human rights

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Something incredible happened this past week. 28 women from across rural Africa – from Cameroon, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia – banded together to climb a mountain.

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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 [...]

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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12 Years Of Travel: Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

London is steeped in history, but it’s also shaping the future of how we control the landscape Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London 10 June 2012, 3 Years Ago This Week: I spent a few days in Greenwich for my 40th birthday – it seemed appropriate to go back to the Source Of All Time as I […]

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.

Malaysia’s street food secrets with blogger Robyn Eckhardt

Malaysia’s street food secrets with blogger Robyn Eckhardt

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Robyn Eckhardt makes a living through writing and eating – not necessarily in that order.

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Double strap adventure: a brief history of backpacking

Double strap adventure: a brief history of backpacking

by Cam Hassard @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Imagine for a moment that it’s 1969: Hendrix is shredding Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock; war rages in Vietnam; a counter-cultural revolution is taking place in the western world, and you’re part of it.

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Traveling the world with a backpack for 3 years

by Cristiana Pedrali @ Ecobnb

Traveling the world with just a backpack never boarding on a plane? Though difficult, it is not imposssible and this young Italian banker did over the last 3 years. Claudio Pelizzeni graduated at one of the best Italian university in North Italy and immediately landed a great job at a prestigious bank institution in Milan, […]

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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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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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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 day in Hanoi, Vietnam: your go-to guide

A day in Hanoi, Vietnam: your go-to guide

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Our guide to getting the most out of your time in Vietnam’s bustling capital city.

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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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Get your kicks: Our ultimate guide to Route 66

Get your kicks: Our ultimate guide to Route 66

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Bring a copy of Kerouac, load your iPod up with The Eagles, Nat King Cole and Chuck Berry. Just leave the calorie-counting book at home.

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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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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 […]

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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Morocco’s Atlas Mountains: An essential guide

Morocco’s Atlas Mountains: An essential guide

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Lush valleys, cool canyons and the highest peak in North Africa make the expansive Atlas Mountains the ultimate playground.

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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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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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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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A gluten-free guide to Europe

A gluten-free guide to Europe

by Che-Marie Trigg @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While Europe is known for its ancient cultures, colourful architecture and bloody history, it’s not yet known for something it’s now also very good at: dishing up gluten-free food that actually tastes good.

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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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Cycling L’Eroica in Tuscany

Cycling L’Eroica in Tuscany

by Ellie Ross @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Bumping along a chalky track that snaked its way through the Tuscan countryside, I surveyed my surroundings from the saddle of my bike...

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Ichi, ni, san! A photography guide to Japan

Ichi, ni, san! A photography guide to Japan

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Japan is a photogenic country, but there are certain spots you should check out if you really want to take some original shots.

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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

I’ve been to every country in Central America; here’s why El Salvador is my favourite

I’ve been to every country in Central America; here’s why El Salvador is my favourite

by Sarah Scimmi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

El Salvador was the last Central American country on my list and I regret not visiting it sooner. Come with an open heart and you will be welcomed with open arms.

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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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8 places you didn’t know you needed to see in Europe

8 places you didn’t know you needed to see in Europe

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Offbeat, cheap, and totally unique, these little-known gems should be on your next European itinerary

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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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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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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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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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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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Family travel 101: what to consider before travelling with kids

Family travel 101: what to consider before travelling with kids

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Despite what the cynics say, having a family doesn’t snuff out your sense of adventure. And it certainly shouldn’t stop you from seeing the world.

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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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15 freelancer jobs to make money on the road

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

Being a freelancer is a recent phenomenon from a mass scale point of view. Once upon a time work and travel were mutually exclusive pastimes for almost everyone. You either worked or you travelled, but 99% of us really couldn’t do both. Of course back when I first travelled overseas I worked as a primary school teacher in London for two years, but that was different. I couldn’t just get up and live somewhere else one day just because I felt like it. I was living in London, in a bricks and mortar building I had to go to Monday to Friday, earning money by teaching little English kids how to read and write. Today things are much, much different. The freelancer community is exploding and the amount of people either leaving their jobs to freelance online, or negotiating with their employer to work from home or on their travels, is in the tens of millions worldwide. For many it doesn’t matter whether you’re in your home office or on a beach in the Bahamas, as long as you have a laptop and an internet connection you can do the exact same job to the exact same standards. Without any qualifications, [...]

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Why you should experience Ethiopia’s Timket Festival

Why you should experience Ethiopia’s Timket Festival

by Rowan Waters @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We jostled with the locals into the procession and followed the congregation. The chanting, clapping, singing and dancing flowed into the streets.

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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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Top 10 destinations for cycling adventures in 2018

Top 10 destinations for cycling adventures in 2018

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Read on for a selection of cycling trips we're most excited about in 2018. New and old, near and far, short and long, the only thing they have in common is that they'll leave you breathless (quite literally!).

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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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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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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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14 things you probably didn’t know about Cuba

14 things you probably didn’t know about Cuba

by Tayla Gentle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Fidel Castro, vintage Chevrolets, revolution, rum. These are just a few of the words most commonly associated with Cuba, the queen of the Caribbean.

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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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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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An essential guide to visiting hammams in Morocco

An essential guide to visiting hammams in Morocco

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

An ancient ritual that's as integral to Moroccan life as tagine and mint tea, visiting a hammam offers respite, and a way to get a deeper understanding of the culture and people.

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

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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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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.

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This is what it looks like to eat your way through China

This is what it looks like to eat your way through China

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If your experience of Chinese cuisine stops at a double order of fried rice and a side of sweet 'n' sour pork, you're not alone. Want to see what you're missing out on?

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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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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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Begin Planning Your Best Traveling Trip Of 2018 Today

by Pacific Holidays @ The Travel Concierge

As we begin the new year on the right foot, there is no better time to start fulfilling your new year’s travel resolutions than now. Traveling around the world is one of the most eye opening, fun, and enjoyable parts of living within our modern society today. As one begins to travel and immerse themselves [...]

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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Chengdu: a guide to China’s next hottest destination

Chengdu: a guide to China’s next hottest destination

by Robert Schrader @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I found Chengdu astonishingly laid-back, which is probably an adjective you never expected to hear in conjunction with the phrase "Chinese city of 14 million."

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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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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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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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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 [...]

Meet the American couple who road-tripped for 10 years nonstop

Meet the American couple who road-tripped for 10 years nonstop

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Introducing journalist Karen Catchpole and photographer Eric Mohl, a couple whose road trip is the definition of epic. It's been a decade, and they're still going strong...

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The results are in: Intrepid’s 2015 photo competition winner

The results are in: Intrepid’s 2015 photo competition winner

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If we could do a digital drumroll right now, we totally would. This year’s grand winner of Intrepid’s annual photo competition is...

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‘The mountain is the mountain, tomorrow is tomorrow.’ Reflections from Mt Kinabalu

‘The mountain is the mountain, tomorrow is tomorrow.’ Reflections from Mt Kinabalu

by Lucy Piper @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The awful news that a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Mt Kinabalu on Friday has affected the entire Intrepid community of staff and travellers.

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What is travel? We answer the big, burning question

What is travel? We answer the big, burning question

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The question of What Travel Is is interesting, but more for what it tells you about the people doing the asking.

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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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Foodie? Here’s why you should travel to Thailand

Foodie? Here’s why you should travel to Thailand

by Katie Lockhart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As an American venturing to the Far East, I figured I’d have some good pad thai and maybe a nice tom yum but I had no idea of the variety of flavors that I was in for.

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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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Tackle the Kokoda Track, make a meaningful contribution

Tackle the Kokoda Track, make a meaningful contribution

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Kokoda has never been so good for your conscience.

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Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by Train How-To

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by Train How-To


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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.

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

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

6 unexpected surf destinations around the world

6 unexpected surf destinations around the world

by Sarah Scimmi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There are some epic breaks that don’t require a three thousand dollar flight or six hour boat ride from the nearest town. Trust me.

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7 Festivals in Myanmar That You Should Not Miss

by Zaw Ye Naing @ TripZilla Magazine

How to bring the flavour of your travels home with you

How to bring the flavour of your travels home with you

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Beat the post-holiday blues by recreating your travels in your own kitchen.

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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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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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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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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 […]

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is getting a…Ferris wheel

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is getting a…Ferris wheel

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Those visiting Pisa to see its Leaning Tower (most people, assumedly) will now be able to see it from atop a giant Ferris wheel this summer...

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Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which City To Visit In Vietnam?

Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which City To Visit In Vietnam?


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This is a city showdown: Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City. Get to know more about costs, food and sights and find out which Vietnamese city you should go first!

4 reasons why Northern Iran should be on your travel radar

4 reasons why Northern Iran should be on your travel radar

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You'll find volcanic plains, snowy peaks, and dense forests. You'll find traditional bazaars in small mountain towns, the kindest locals and more.

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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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Take the Trip of a Lifetime With 10 Days in Bali and Macao

by Pacific Holidays @ The Travel Concierge

When you close your eyes, do you dream of white sand beaches, plates of fresh-cut tropical fruit, and the haunting melody of exotic instruments blowing in on the tropical breeze? Bali and Macao have unparalleled natural beauty and a unique, welcoming culture that you can’t find anywhere else in the world. Do you fantasize about [...]

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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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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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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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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Discovering the joy of travel in Costa Rica

Discovering the joy of travel in Costa Rica

by Britt Skrabanek @ Intrepid Travel Blog

"A wave of clarity crashed into me the second I arrived in Costa Rica, and the first morning swim in the ocean confirmed it. It was as if some strong tide had pulled me here."

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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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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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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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‘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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Want to WIN a professional photography scholarship to Nepal? Here’s how

Want to WIN a professional photography scholarship to Nepal? Here’s how

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Listen up, aspiring photographers/photo journalists/anyone with a pulse. This is your chance to WIN a 10-day photo assignment, all expenses paid, among the snow-capped slopes of the Himalayas.

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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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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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TripZilla’s Picks: Top 18 Travel Destinations for 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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

by Lewis Lai @ TripZilla Magazine

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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The top destinations for travel in December

The top destinations for travel in December

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Whether you’re in the mood for mulled wine and Christmas markets or in need of a beach escape in the tropics – these are the places you should be adding to your itinerary for December.

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Our pick of the NY Times’ 2017 must-see list

Our pick of the NY Times’ 2017 must-see list

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

To help you plot the course of these extraordinary upcoming adventures, the New York Times have just released a carefully curated list of 52 places to go in 2017. And what do you know – we offer trips to almost every country mentioned.

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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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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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Lost World: Madagascar as you’ve never seen it before

Lost World: Madagascar as you’ve never seen it before

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We sent a video crew into the wilds of Madagascar to check out why it's been touted as Africa's next big thing. This is what they came back with.

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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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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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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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10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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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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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Be part of history on a game-changing trek up Mt Kilimanjaro

Be part of history on a game-changing trek up Mt Kilimanjaro

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you're looking for Kili inspiration, this is it: the chance to climb Africa’s highest peak with a group of local women to raise awareness about inequality, land rights and climate change.

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What to see on a walking tour of Savannah, USA

What to see on a walking tour of Savannah, USA

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Savannah may be one of the most beautiful cities in the USA; it’s green, it’s historic, and it’s perfect for a stroll. Here's our definitive guide to the southern city.

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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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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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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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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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Cycling holiday? How to bike through Cambodia

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

Australian Bruce Ford and two mates pushed their legs to the limit when they cycled 1,000 kilometres across Cambodia to raise money for the charity, Tabitha. He shares the story of this trip: snakes, tarantulas and all. Cambodia is a big country. Where did you start? We flew into Siem Reap with our own mountain […]

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.)

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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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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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.

How to spot sloths in Costa Rica’s cloud forests

How to spot sloths in Costa Rica’s cloud forests

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you want to get off your computer and spot sloths in the wild, one of the best places by far is Costa Rica. But there are some things you should know before you go.

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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 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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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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Our 6 top tips for avoiding generic travel photos

Our 6 top tips for avoiding generic travel photos

by David Nagle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While we’re not all just thirsty for Insta and Facebook Likes, everyone still wants amazing travel photos to remember their trip and show their mates – to wow them, inspire…

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There’s no escaping the passion for sport in Melbourne

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

The level of passion the locals have for sport in Melbourne is insane. Read the two major newspapers, listen to any talk back radio, or turn on the TV at pretty much any stage across the weekend, and chances are sport will be front and centre. I love my sport, I worked in professional sport in Melbourne for nine years, and even I get sick of the coverage. If there’s such as a thing as sports poisoning, then almost every Melbournian has a severe dose 12 months a year! If you’re a visitor to Melbourne with an interest in sport, you’ve come to the right place. At any time of the year you can check out some sporting event featuring the world’s best going at it. The number of world-class athletes who call Melbourne home and ply their trade here, plus the world-class athletes who visit with their clubs or for major sporting events is mind-boggling. So to try and cut through the clutter and confusion for you, here’s a comprehensive guide to sport in Melbourne. Australian Rules Football (AFL) Melbourne Cricket Ground With nine teams based in Melbourne and another one an hour away in Geelong, Australian Rules Football [...]

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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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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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You’ve probably never heard of these North American national parks

You’ve probably never heard of these North American national parks

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Get there before they go mainstream.

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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 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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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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Vietnam Visa On Arrival – everything you need to know

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

The whole idea of a Vietnam Visa On Arrival approval letter seems a little strange to me. Having to apply and send money to a website you don’t know is legit, to get emailed an approval letter that must be presented at your arrival airports Visa On Arrival office (with more money) before you get your visa is a real leap of faith, especially for the inexperienced traveller. Given Vietnam was the first country we went to when we left Australia, we were about as inexperienced as you can get. But this is the process we went through and it worked out perfectly. What is a Vietnam Visa On Arrival As the name suggests, a Vietnam Visa On Arrival is simply when you’re issued with your visa when you arrive by plane, as opposed to organising it before you leave your country. You can go through your local Vietnamese embassy to ensure you have a visa before you leave your country if you prefer, but it’s more expensive, you’ll need to send your passport away and it takes more time. The bonus is you can just walk through customs on arrival without having to head to the Visa On Arrival office, [...]

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Climbing Kilimanjaro with blind athlete Dan Berlin

Climbing Kilimanjaro with blind athlete Dan Berlin

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We joined forced with Team See Possibilities once more to conquer Africa's tallest peak...in the dark.

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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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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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7 Muslim-Friendly Destinations for The Budget Traveller in 2018

by TripZilla @ 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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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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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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East meets best: seven things you didn’t know about Eastern Europe

East meets best: seven things you didn’t know about Eastern Europe

by Steve Davey @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For those that think culture, invention and beauty end as soon as you enter a country ending in –aria, think again.

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6 cities in Spain to visit before everyone else does

6 cities in Spain to visit before everyone else does

by James Getgood @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Spain is far more than sangria, tapas and the works of Gaudí. Here are 6 underrated Spanish cities that prove just how great it really is.

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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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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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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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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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10 must-see places when you visit Georgia

10 must-see places when you visit Georgia

by Emily Lush @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From the peaks of the Caucasus mountains to Kakheti’s rolling semi-deserts, the stony Black Sea coastline to Imereti’s lush inland forests, there’s a landscape and a slew of activities that go with it to suit just about every taste.

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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

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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Our ultimate Africa packing guide

Our ultimate Africa packing guide

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The truth is, you don’t have to look like Attenborough to visit Africa. You can leave the khaki and utility pockets at home and still survive.

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5 times technology ruined my trip

5 times technology ruined my trip

by Hallie Entwistle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Technology has changed the way we live our day-to-day lives and (for worse or for better) it’s also changing the way we travel...

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10 Intrepid trips you can still join in time for the holidays

10 Intrepid trips you can still join in time for the holidays

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Because the festive season doesn't just have to be about cheesy music, sweet holiday drinks and exchanging presents with colleagues, friends and family.

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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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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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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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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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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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16 Travel Essentials to Buy From Daiso Before a Vacation

by Hafiza @ TripZilla Magazine

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.

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 Sri Lanka is the up-and-coming destination you should visit

5 reasons why Sri Lanka is the up-and-coming destination you should visit

by Lauren Wigham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Few places can boast such a range of stunning beaches, world class surf, spectacular train rides, delicious cuisine and highland hiking through tea plantations.

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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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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 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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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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Robert Redford is all about ‘Real Life Experiences’, just like us

Robert Redford is all about ‘Real Life Experiences’, just like us

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Robert Redford – venerable actor, horse whisperer, Wild West outlaw and wise, wise sage – was asked to give advice to aspiring filmmakers. His answer? Real Life Experiences.

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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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How to see the best of Bali, minus the crowds

How to see the best of Bali, minus the crowds

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From hot springs to spring rolls, rolling rice terraces to volcano climbs at sunrise… need I continue? This place is awesome. Go.

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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 [...]

Bali in your belly: our ultimate Bali food guide

Bali in your belly: our ultimate Bali food guide

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travellers come to Bali for all sorts of reasons. They come to surf. They come to tan and party and downward dog. They come to sit in silence for a week and drink compressed papaya.

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Meet the entrepreneurs working to change the world

Meet the entrepreneurs working to change the world

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Not all heroes wear capes. Each of these entrepreneurs decided to do something to help local communities around the world, and then went out and made that thing happen...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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To Travel Or Not To Travel?

by Serene Leong @ TripZilla Magazine

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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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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An Awesome 2-Week Thailand Itinerary (For First-Timers)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This article will help you craft your very own Thailand travel itinerary. After reading this, you’ll be ready for a trip to one of the most adventure-packed destination in the world! Thailand is a one of a kind place in the world. Despite getting 30M of tourists every year – some spots are already lost […]

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Discover: Jacksonville

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Fort Caroline National Memorial in Jacksonville, Florida, don't expect to see the eponymous fort itself; it's now beneath the waters of the St. John's River.

Saigon to Hanoi: Bus vs Air vs Train

Saigon to Hanoi: Bus vs Air vs Train


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The journey from Saigon to Hanoi overland is long, made longer by the oblong-ish shape Vietnam takes. However, it is definitely not boring at all, and can be broken by interesting stops particularl…

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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It’s about time: Uluru finally bans climbers

It’s about time: Uluru finally bans climbers

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

To the local Anangu people, climbing Uluru is a desecration of one of Australia’s most sacred sites.

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Barilee Impressions: Hotel Maui

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

Seoul is such a sprawling metropolis that choosing a clean AND affordable place to stay that isn’t a dormitory can feel like a herculean task. On a last-minute trip to Seoul, we were just in that very predicament. A good place to start is a list of recommended accommodations from the Korea Tourism Organization, proudly carrying the “Good Stay” badge of certification. One of these accredited lodgings is Hotel Maui, which although doesn’t bring a taste of Hawaii into downtown Seoul, it does provide a cozy getaway from the hustle of bustle of the city. Just one subway stop from Dongdaemun, the very heart of Seoul city, it matches prime location with fresh digs while running surprisingly reasonable discounted prices for it all. Book through Agoda,  Booking.com or AirBnB for slashed prices on all of their rooms, be it Standard Twin, Standard Double or Standard Triple. Hotel & Facilities Hotel Maui impresses from the outside by combining wood, metal and glass to create a modernistic tower. A “Good Stay” certification sign perches prominently at the entrance. Breeze into the lobby and you’ll be met with bright hues of white with wooden accents and cutesy details, including Christmas decorations for our visit. A […]

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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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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Korea’s Launching A Grand Shopping Festival on 18 January

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

The best thing about a family tour? Seeing your children make life-long friends

The best thing about a family tour? Seeing your children make life-long friends

by Daniel Pawlyn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

'On the first day, the eight children pronounced themselves best friends and bagged girls’ and boys’ areas on the bus for the journeys to come.'

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Alain de Botton: we score an interview with the world’s most famous travel philosopher

Alain de Botton: we score an interview with the world’s most famous travel philosopher

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

"We are inundated with advice on where to travel to; we hear little of why we should go and how we could be more fulfilled doing so."

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Meet the award-winning photographer making Utah look good

Meet the award-winning photographer making Utah look good

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One of America’s most celebrated landscape photographers, Utah-based local Tom Till has the kind of job you can’t help but envy.

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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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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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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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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.

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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How to protect your camera at sea (and also take great shots)

How to protect your camera at sea (and also take great shots)

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Nothing's worse than damaging your camera while on the water. Follow these tips from a professional to keep your photos crisp and camera dry.

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Phnom Penh public buses

by Pete Ford @ Move to Cambodia

In a city that now contains ride-hailing apps for tuk tuks and taxis, as well as the existing motorbike taxis and tuk tuks on most street corners, the bus system is still a welcome addition. Phnom Penh’s public bus system … Continue reading

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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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8 Accessories Which Will Transform Your Travel Style in 2018

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Do you have an instant pot? They’re like magic, right? You put ingredients in, head to work, and eight hours later this amazing meal emerges.

Accessories are the instant pot of the fashion world. They can transform ensembles without a ton of time, effort, and often even money. Which is exactly what the savvy traveler needs.

Although comfort is top of the list, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to look stylish too whether you’re heading off to the wilds of Africa, or urban exploration in chic New York.

With this in mind, check out these tips on keeping your style on point, whilst travelling this season. Read on for eight accessories you need in 2018.

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An extraordinary expedition into Australia’s East Arnhem Land

An extraordinary expedition into Australia’s East Arnhem Land

by Lucy Piper @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Yolngu people of East Arnhem Land have lived in balance with nature and preserved their culture for some 50,000 years. Now, they're ready to share that culture. Are you ready to listen?

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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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Ecuador: So much more than just the Galapagos

Ecuador: So much more than just the Galapagos

by Amanda Williams @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ecuador, small as it is, is actually packed with unique things to do and see. And we're not talking about the Galapagos, we're talking mainland splendor.

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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


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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.

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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Flights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city with Vietnam Airlines

Flights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city with Vietnam Airlines


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The distance from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City is 1161km. The flight takes about 2 hours. Our always gives passengers the best services and good price.

7 awesome beach-free summer breaks

7 awesome beach-free summer breaks

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Who needs sun and sand? We've got the perfect alternative.

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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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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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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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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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18 Must-Visit Street Markets in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

10 reasons why you should travel to Nha Trang, Vietnam

10 reasons why you should travel to Nha Trang, Vietnam

by Amber Dunlap @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Located on the south central coast of Vietnam, Nha Trang is a paradise of city and sea, the absolute best of both worlds.

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Dear Female Travelers: Reasons Knixwear Is the Greatest Travel Underwear You’ll Ever Own!

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Forget your passport, when it comes to travel, appropriate underwear is one of the most essential things. (Don’t actually forget your passport, but I’m sure you get what I meant!)

But traditional cotton underwear isn’t always the best option for travel – they’re slow drying and they absorb moisture meaning cotton isn’t the most comfortable or hygienic thing to wear for extended periods of time.

Underwear might be one of those things you don’t think twice about, but purchasing a pair for the practicalities of travel can make or break a trip. There are plenty of options out there for travel-specific underwear, but when it comes to being specifically designed for women, Knixwear is a Canadian based brand you should know.

The following are seven reasons why Knixwear is the greatest travel underwear you’ll own. But the biggest reason? The amount of confidence you gain from wearing them, for all the reasons below.

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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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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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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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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 […]

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

I’m on a boat: the Intrepid guide to sailing like a pro

I’m on a boat: the Intrepid guide to sailing like a pro

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There are a lot of myths about sailing the high seas, but with Intrepid's handy five-step guide you'll be ship-shape in no time.

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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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Trains Hanoi Hue, Danang and Saigon to Nha Trang - Baolau

Trains Hanoi Hue, Danang and Saigon to Nha Trang - Baolau


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Search schedule, fare and book online luxury private trains ticket Hanoi Hue and Da Nang, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) to Nha Trang in advance.

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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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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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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Everything you need to know about trekking Peru’s Colca Canyon

Everything you need to know about trekking Peru’s Colca Canyon

by Karen Catchpole @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Circling condors, challenging trails, volcanoes, waterfalls, and hot springs make the Colca Canyon a top outdoor adventure destination in Peru. Here’s how to make it even better.

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Kenya Passport Holders: Countries That Offer Visa-Free Entry

by Traveler Tips @ Travel Tips

Here are the list of countries and territories that offer visa-free entry or visa-on-arrival privilege to Kenya passport holders. Visa Not Required Antigua and Barbuda Bahamas Barbados Benin Botswana Burundi

16 Travel Essentials to Buy From Daiso Before a Vacation

by Hafiza @ TripZilla Magazine

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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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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Spice island: 5 reasons Zanzibar should be on your Bucket List

Spice island: 5 reasons Zanzibar should be on your Bucket List

by Oliver Hyde @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's time to follow the trade winds and make tracks to the spice island of Zanzibar. And yes, that is as exotic as it sounds.

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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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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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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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A local’s guide to visiting Japan on a budget

A local’s guide to visiting Japan on a budget

by Jessica Korteman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

After 8 years based here, I can say that Japan rivals many nations with its budget friendliness. Here are my favorite travel hacks for sightseeing and eating out.

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In photos: Iceland’s diverse, spectacular landscapes

In photos: Iceland’s diverse, spectacular landscapes

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We could ramble for years about how dramatic and dazzling Iceland is, but we'll let this photo essay do the talking.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 [...]

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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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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Gold tourism month launched in Hue

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue has launched a special tourism promotion programme “Gold Tourism Month” from September 2-30 on the occasion of the National Day (September 2). During the month, visitors will enjoy a discount on entrance tickets to relics and transit service via electric buses. Discounts of 50 percent will be applied to […]

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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The hygge life: our perfect weekend in Copenhagen

The hygge life: our perfect weekend in Copenhagen

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A weekend in Copenhagen is one of the best ways to get a taste of Nordic culture. Why? Because it's like the industrial-chic distillation of everything Scandinavian.

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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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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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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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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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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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The 10 best beaches in Australia. Officially.

The 10 best beaches in Australia. Officially.

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Which strip of sand reigns supreme in Australia? Rub some zinc on your nose and get out the cricket set...we're going to the beach.

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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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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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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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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?

Discovering Huacachina, the surreal desert oasis in Peru

Discovering Huacachina, the surreal desert oasis in Peru

by Sarah Funk @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I'd made it to Huacachina, the only desert oasis in South America, and I was about to test my skills at sandboarding for the first (and maybe last) time.

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7 Muslim-Friendly Destinations for The Budget Traveller in 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Botswana in photos: the magic of an Intrepid safari

Botswana in photos: the magic of an Intrepid safari

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Three countries, nine days, and more incredible animal encounters than you could possibly count. These are Botswana's highlights, in photos.

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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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These spiced plantain tacos will blow your mind (recipe)

These spiced plantain tacos will blow your mind (recipe)

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The perfect, picnic-friendly taco recipe for summer.

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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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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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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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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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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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Going solo: the joys of travelling by yourself

Going solo: the joys of travelling by yourself

by Marianna Jamadi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I realized something on my Intrepid trip. I am most comfortable when I am uncomfortable. When I'm off balance. Unsure. When I'm vulnerable. Basically, when I'm traveling.

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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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Top 10 Most Adventurous Trails in the World

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

A guest post by Rebecca If you love going on adventures and hiking, then we have the list for you! These trails listed below are challenging, beautiful and remote, and will definitely fulfil your need for some adventure! Below, we will share with you the top 10 trails we have found. Top 10 Most Adventurous […]

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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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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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“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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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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Korea’s Launching A Grand Shopping Festival on 18 January

by TripZilla @ 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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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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How is Intrepid helping victims of the war in Syria? Meet Support to Life

How is Intrepid helping victims of the war in Syria? Meet Support to Life

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Turkish province of Hatay has been an important sanctuary for many of the nearly 5 million Syrian refugees fleeing the violence of the civil war over the past six…

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

by Amira Rahmat @ 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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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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Climbing Mount Pico: All You Need To Know For an Epic Hike

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

During my last trip to Azores, I had the pleasure of climbing Mount Pico in Pico island. Here’s my experience and how you can get to the top safely. While it’s not by any means amongst the tallest in the world, Mount Pico can be deceptively difficult to conquer which leads to many failed climb […]

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Macedonia: A land of pies, passion and plenty

Macedonia: A land of pies, passion and plenty

by Meera Dattani @ Intrepid Travel Blog

"You forage, you find, you cook, you serve, you enjoy." One writer's food journey through Europe's little-known culinary hotspot.

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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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6 things you get from travel friends that you don’t get at home

6 things you get from travel friends that you don’t get at home

by Taryn Stenvei @ Intrepid Travel Blog

They might not walk in your wedding, but they’ll be by your side as your experience the other best day of your life...

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

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

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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Trendsetters: Europe tips from the UK’s top travel bloggers

Trendsetters: Europe tips from the UK’s top travel bloggers

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There are 36 countries within a 3-hour flight of the UK. That’s pretty awesome, but it does make for some tough decisions. Time to call in the experts.

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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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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, [...]

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, [...]

Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada and crave a dinner of alligator meat, you can get it at K's Amazon Eatery -- even though the Amazon and its gators are thousands of miles away.

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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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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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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Chop-stickler: A beginner’s guide to Chinese etiquette

Chop-stickler: A beginner’s guide to Chinese etiquette

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Confucius once said, ‘to know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge’ (he must have been a hoot at parties). Turns out I didn’t know much about Chinese etiquette.

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How to discover South Bali’s secret scenic gems

How to discover South Bali’s secret scenic gems

by Alex Temblador @ Intrepid Travel Blog

South Bali exists in its own little world, separate from the rest of the country. It’s quieter, laid-back, and super down-to-earth.

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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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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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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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Colombian soul: 7 of the country’s best spots

Colombian soul: 7 of the country’s best spots

by Lia Mitchell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

South America is a land of miraculous scenery, rich cultures, captivating wildlife and some of the friendliest people on the planet. It is also the land of Colombia - a destination that isn't often at the top of travellers' hit lists but most certainly should be. Here's why.

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Guide to The Best Shopping Spots in Singapore

by Stephanie Lauw @ TripZilla Magazine

Top 6 colorful cities around the world

Top 6 colorful cities around the world

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We don't want to attribute it solely to the Instagram age, but there's just something so exciting about trying to capture those pastel shades, bright buildings, and vibrant colors.

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5 reasons Poland is Europe’s most underrated destination

5 reasons Poland is Europe’s most underrated destination

by Joshua Kloke @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Nestled between Eastern and Western Europe, travellers shouldn’t miss Poland - known for its rich history and equally rich beer.

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Bicycle Tour: Saigon to Hanoi

Bicycle Tour: Saigon to Hanoi


SpiceRoads Cycle Tours

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

6 must-try dishes in Madrid

6 must-try dishes in Madrid

by Sarah Tate @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From tasty tapas to superb seafood, Spain’s beloved capital city is packed with flavor and character. Here are 6 delicious foods to try when there.

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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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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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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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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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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...

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What to expect on an overnight train in Vietnam

What to expect on an overnight train in Vietnam

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Station attendants march up and down the platform, blowing whistles to alert us to the impending arrival of the 5pm train to Hanoi. Fifteen hours of riding the rails? Here we come.

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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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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, [...]

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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Red hot culinary tips from our Intrepid foodies

Red hot culinary tips from our Intrepid foodies

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We've scoured the globe to assemble our Intrepid Foodies, top chefs, bloggers and restaurateurs who like to travel on their stomachs.

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Discover: Savannah

by @ Wikitravel

Chippewa Square in Savannah, Georgia was the site of the bus stop in the movie Forrest Gump, but don't look for the famous bench; it was just a prop.

This is what happens when you unleash 8 pro photographers on an Intrepid trip

This is what happens when you unleash 8 pro photographers on an Intrepid trip

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Vote for your favourite shot and go in the draw to WIN $10,000 worth of travel goodness!

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

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

10 of the world’s best island getaways: how to decide which one is for you

10 of the world’s best island getaways: how to decide which one is for you

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s the age-old question: if you were stranded on a deserted island, what would you take with you?

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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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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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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

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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Why you should visit Ghana, the gem of West Africa

Why you should visit Ghana, the gem of West Africa

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Wild African safaris aren’t the main attraction in Ghana - there's so much more to the West African nation: big cities, beaches, waterfalls, history, and more.

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5 LGBTQI-friendly travel destinations you might not have considered

5 LGBTQI-friendly travel destinations you might not have considered

by Robert Bockholt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For years, LGBTQ travellers have flocked to the usual suspects of queer-friendly destinations: Barcelona, San Francisco, Sydney. But our world exploration shouldn't have to stop there.

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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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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 prepare for your trekking holiday: a 7 step guide

How to prepare for your trekking holiday: a 7 step guide

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sure, you can rock up at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro with nothing but a song in your heart and a pocket full of dreams. But you’re going to be in for a bit of a shock.

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

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

The full Monty: TWO Intrepid guides nominated for Wanderlust awards

The full Monty: TWO Intrepid guides nominated for Wanderlust awards

by James Thornton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Have you travelled with Monty or Asanga?

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How to do Nepal during monsoon season

How to do Nepal during monsoon season

by Joni Taisey @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If somebody like me – a giant baby when it comes to any heat whatsoever – can tackle Nepal during the height of monsoon season, anyone can. Here’s my handy survival guide.

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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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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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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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Seven ways that being a traveller is a lot like being a new parent

Seven ways that being a traveller is a lot like being a new parent

by Kellie Bright @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Lack of sleep. The importance of sensible shoes. The similarities don't stop there.

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6 cities in France to visit before everyone else does

6 cities in France to visit before everyone else does

by Kirsty Fanton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There's just so much more to France than its capital, Paris. Here are six of the country’s most underrated cities - ripe for exploration, and consuming plentiful wine and cheese.

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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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Life’s a beach: why are we so drawn to the ocean?

Life’s a beach: why are we so drawn to the ocean?

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The beach is the salty engine that drives global tourism. But why? What draws us to the ocean?

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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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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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How To Visit The Amalfi Coast, Vesuvius and Pompeii From Naples Independently

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

I’m sharing my full planning insights to visit Naples, Pompeii, Vesuvius and Amalfi Coast on a fully independent trip. I’ve used no expensive tours or agencies and I now show you how you can do the same. This is the fun and adventurous Italy! I just came back from a surprise trip I prepared to […]

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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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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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The reality of solo female travel in Morocco

The reality of solo female travel in Morocco

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There are moments in Morocco that make you question your decision to travel solo there. But there are moments so breathtaking, so memorable, so filled with kindness that you'll quickly forget these doubts.

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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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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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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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Mouth-watering Macedonia: 5 traditional dishes you’ve got to try

Mouth-watering Macedonia: 5 traditional dishes you’ve got to try

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Drawing heavily on Balkan and Mediterranean influences and packed full of garlicky, herby flavour, Macedonian cuisine may be slow to cook, but it’s sure quick to go down.

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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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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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Slovenia Passport Holders: Countries That Offer Visa-Free Entry

by Traveler Tips @ Travel Tips

Here are the list of countries and territories that offer visa-free entry or visa-on-arrival privilege to Slovenia passport holders. Visa Not Required Albania Andorra Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Austria

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

by Amira Rahmat @ TripZilla Magazine

Traveling on the Open Bus from Saigon to Ha Noi - Wellness Explored

Traveling on the Open Bus from Saigon to Ha Noi - Wellness Explored


Wellness Explored

    Getting from Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon to Hanoi on an Open Bus We paid $46 U.S. per person to travel...

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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Mui Ne among most beautiful beaches in Asia

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

Canadian Travellers, a Canadian travel guides magazine, has chosen Mui Ne as one of the top 11 most beautiful beaches in Asia. Mui Ne beach ranks second in the list, just trailing behind Ko Lipe – an island off the Andaman Coast, south of Thailand. According to the magazine, Mui Ne beach is just a […]

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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An Unintended Trip to Sula Vineyards: Discovering India’s Napa Valley in Nasik

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

A 3 to 4 hour drive from Mumbai, Sula Vineyards is the oldest winery in India. It is a fabulous way to unwind from the hectic bustle of city life, where you can discover the place where Indians first experienced wine.

In 1996, Rajeev Samant planted the first wine grapes in Nashik and today this region is India’s premier wine-growing region, producing 80% of the country’s total wine.

Spread over a total of over 3000 acres, Sula’s vineyards are home to some of India’s finest grapes, so if you’re looking for a place for your next wine tour, you should visit Nashik, in Maharashtra state.

This is India’s Napa Valley; after Sula Vineyards was established in 1999, 35 other wineries followed suit in the region over the next decade. It’s quite incredible how one man paved the way for the emergence of India’s Wine Capital.

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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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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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November photo comp wrap up: South East Asia

November photo comp wrap up: South East Asia

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Our November photo comp was all about South East Asia, a destination very close to our hearts (and our stomachs).

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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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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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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 [...]

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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6 reasons Bhutan might be the world’s most liveable country

6 reasons Bhutan might be the world’s most liveable country

by Tarah Miller @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Lots of nature? Check. An official happiness index? Check. Zero traffic lights? Check check.

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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 [...]

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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Photo of the week: making a run for the sun

by Paul Marshman @ The Travelling Boomer

An icy blast of winter is sweeping across the northland — and the southland, too — this week, leaving us all shivering in front of our space heaters. And waking up to another grey morning with frost on the windows, I hear a familiar call: it’s time for a run to the sun. Every year around this [...]

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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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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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These Are The 10 Rules of Flying Nobody Talks About

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Why Taiwan should be at the top of your travel list

Why Taiwan should be at the top of your travel list

by Cara Brown @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Epic scenery, incredible food, amazing outdoor activities. Here’s why your next overseas adventure should be to Taiwan.

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

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

Honeymoon Overwater in Fiji for 9 Days at Just $3,199

by Pacific Holidays @ The Travel Concierge

Fiji is one of the most beautiful island countries in the South Pacific Ocean. Its all-year-round warm weather and white sandy beaches make it the perfect destination for your honeymoon. Imagine drifting away to the gentle ocean breeze and waking up to the most beautiful first sun rays with the view of the island’s paradise [...]

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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Vietnam Tips And Tricks: 26 Key Things To Know Before Your Trip

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This list of useful tips and tricks of Vietnam is mostly intended for first-time visitors but it can help anyone achieve a safe and worry-free travel. It should alert you for common mistakes and prepare you for traveling to one of the most amazing countries on Earth. I mean it. Not gonna lie: Vietnam is […]

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Quito, Ecuador: South America’s lesser-known capital of cool

Quito, Ecuador: South America’s lesser-known capital of cool

by Bridget Kapinus @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For most travelers, Quito is simply a stopover on their way to the Galapagos. But Ecuador's capital has tons going for it - so much so you need this guide.

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Is Plitvice Lakes National Park the most stunning destination in Croatia?

Is Plitvice Lakes National Park the most stunning destination in Croatia?

by Andrew Fenton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Answer: Yes! But to fully appreciate its natural beauty and serenity, you need to go in with a plan.

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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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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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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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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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This is what it looks like to travel the Trans-Mongolian

This is what it looks like to travel the Trans-Mongolian

by Oliver Pelling @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travelling along the Trans-Mongolian railway was never a dream of mine. But then I stopped and thought about the enormity of it all for a minute.

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Travel to Iran: 24 Tips for Your First Visit

by Dina Malyana @ TripZilla Magazine

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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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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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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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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The rise of the transatlantic budget airline – WOW, Norwegian & Level compared

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

The rise of the transatlantic budget airline – WOW, Norwegian & Level compared The cost of travelling from Europe to the United States and Canada (or vice-versa) is going down. The suggestion that budget airlines could start operating transatlantic flights has been around for a while but it’s only in the past year or so […]

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10 apps to help you take better travel photos

10 apps to help you take better travel photos

by Ashley Rossi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Gone are the days when you needed to lug around a bulky DSLR to get professional looking travel photos. Nowadays all you really need is an iPhone.

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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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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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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 [...]

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

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

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

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

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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6 hot springs in Iceland much better than the Blue Lagoon

6 hot springs in Iceland much better than the Blue Lagoon

by James Taylor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When you think of hot springs in Iceland, you think the Blue Lagoon. Unfortunately, so does everybody else.  If you want to avoid the huge crowds and hefty price tag,…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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10 experiences every traveler should have in Morocco

10 experiences every traveler should have in Morocco

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In a country that boasts so much beauty and so many varied attractions, these top 10 Morocco experiences are a pretty good place to start your explorations.

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7 incredible cities for book nerds to get lost in

7 incredible cities for book nerds to get lost in

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The mere mention of these cities has us itching to hit the road (with a book in-hand).

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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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Rwanda Passport Holders: Countries That Offer Visa-Free Entry

by Traveler Tips @ Travel Tips

Here are the list of countries and territories that offer visa-free entry or visa-on-arrival privilege to Rwanda passport holders. Visa Not Required Benin Burundi Central African Republic Chad Democratic Republic

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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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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The top 10 destinations to travel in: May

The top 10 destinations to travel in: May

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We're looking at where to travel in May, a balmy, sunshine-in-a-bowl sort of month, particularly for the northern hemisphere. Here's where you should be booking for sunny days and good times.

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Cambodia’s Water Festival

by Cassie @ Move to Cambodia

Cambodia’s famous Water Festival is one of the highlights of the calendar year, bringing together people from across the country for three unforgettable days of boat racing, fireworks and festivities. Heralding the end of the rainy season and the coming … Continue reading

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The 7 best destinations for vegetarian travellers

The 7 best destinations for vegetarian travellers

by Evan Ceretti @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The number of countries with rich culinary histories that are ready to fulfill your vegetarian needs and foodie dreams is steadily growing.

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

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

A Hawaiian phrasebook: 11 words that aren’t ‘aloha’

A Hawaiian phrasebook: 11 words that aren’t ‘aloha’

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re planning your Hawaiian island getaway, and you want to impress a few locals along the way, here are a few handy phrases (that aren’t aloha).

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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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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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What to expect on an adventure through Tibet

What to expect on an adventure through Tibet

by Nathan James Thomas @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From the window you see villagers herding yaks in valleys and gaze at the craggy Tibetan Plateau. Welcome to the highest railway in the world... and Tibet.

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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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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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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, […]

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 [...]

Interested in ecotourism? Here’s why you should visit Nicaragua

Interested in ecotourism? Here’s why you should visit Nicaragua

by Lily Cichanowicz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Defined by lakes and volcanoes, abuzz with coffee harvests and influenced by the traditions of its indigenous peoples, Nicaragua is an ecotourist haven.

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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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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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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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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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Saigon to Hanoi - our Vietnam travel guide

Saigon to Hanoi - our Vietnam travel guide


Travelling Apples

Follow our journey in this Vietnam travel guide so you don't get scammed or get sick, know where to go and travel by train in maximum comfort, plus more!

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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China’s top attractions worth going out of your way for

China’s top attractions worth going out of your way for

by Lauren Whybrow @ Intrepid Travel Blog

China is a big country, with some BIG attractions. Here are our favourites that are worth changing your itinerary for.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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Natural Wonders: Akame 48 Waterfalls

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

With most of us travellers and expatriates sticking to the Japanese cities, it’s literally a breath of fresh air to get out of the city once in a while. If you appreciate waterfalls as much as we do, take the daytrip from Osaka, Kyoto or Nara to Akame 48 Waterfalls, found in Nabari of Mie Prefecture. A place with water so crystal clear, you can trace every stone and bump along the entire riverbed, and even drink it if you’re as daring (or foolish) as one of us was (*cough* looking at YOU, Barun *cough*). Although the name suggests 48 wondrous waterfalls, the number 48 is used as a way to describe “many.” But not to fret, you still get to see 25 magnificent, gushing waterfalls, ranging from big, small, wide and tall. Check out our photos for most of them, but the five main attractions are Fudo Falls, Senju Falls, Nunobiki Falls, Ninai Falls, and Biwa Falls. It’s also famously home to the giant salamander, many of which you’ll be able to see at the Salamander Center at the entrance of the trail. Duration To complete the 3.3 km circuit, the park suggests 3 hours total (1.5 each way). […]

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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Expansion to Thailand with International and Domestic flights

by Baolau @ Baolau

Having completed our coverage of air routes in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, we are thrilled to announce the addition of international and domestic flights in Thailand to our platform. Starting…

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Visit Australia, Tahiti and New Zealand in 11 Days For Just $2,399

by Pacific Holidays @ The Travel Concierge

Imagine having a trip to three amazing countries in 11 days. It may sound like a big joke, but it’s not. The carefully planned visit, hotel reservations, and schedule during the holiday are tailored to offering you nothing less than memorable moments. You get to visit the top most visited countries in the world in [...]

Life lessons I learned at a social enterprise in Bangalore

Life lessons I learned at a social enterprise in Bangalore

by Nora Malm @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This is the story of Nora Backer Malm, who volunteered to help improve the lives of India’s urban poor by giving them access to life-changing and affordable products.

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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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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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Start your engines: our ultimate guide to overland travel

Start your engines: our ultimate guide to overland travel

by Tom Barber @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The beaming and curious smiles of the locals watch on as we load our bags into the back locker of our overland truck. The dirt road snakes its way onwards through gentle hills, punctuated by traditional thatched straw homes. Smoke from early morning cooking dots the horizon and mixes with the cool mist in the early morning sun. Another epic day on the road awaits.

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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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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 travel is the best test for any relationship

Why travel is the best test for any relationship

by Shannon McMahon @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One of the best ways to get to know your partner? Travel with them.

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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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One minute and 37 seconds of pure wanderlust

One minute and 37 seconds of pure wanderlust

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Anyone who's travelled knows that a real journey is measured in memories, not miles. That sounds like a cat poster, but it's true.

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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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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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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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7 Farms to Visit in Malaysia With Your Whole Family

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

Club Med: Intrepid’s May photocomp results are in

Club Med: Intrepid’s May photocomp results are in

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sparkling blue waters, photogenic sunsets, white-washed cliff-top villages and enough je ne sais quoi to keep any photographer blissfully happy for months – that’s the beauty of Club Med.

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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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8 beaches in Vietnam you have to visit

8 beaches in Vietnam you have to visit

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The best beaches in Vietnam – all turquoise waters and white-sand wonders – are destinations you don't want to miss. Here are a few of our favorites.

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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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India to reopen the Road to Mandalay

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

Travellers will be able to travel by bus on the new highway between India and Burma immortalised by Rudyard Kipling. For more than a century the Road to Mandalay has evoked longing, nostalgia and the exotic East for artists ranging from Rudyard Kipling and George Orwell to Frank Sinatra and Robbie Williams.Now travellers from India […]

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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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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Into the wild: the Top 10 National Parks in the USA

Into the wild: the Top 10 National Parks in the USA

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This year, the US National Park Service turns 100. And really, there’s a lot to celebrate.

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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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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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South and Central America: Intrepid’s December photo comp results are in

South and Central America: Intrepid’s December photo comp results are in

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There's nothing like a photo competition to get the Intrepid office dreamily checking flight deals to Rio and wistfully looking out of windows. Cue Central America.

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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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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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Underbelly: why snake charming in Morocco isn’t so cool

Underbelly: why snake charming in Morocco isn’t so cool

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Along with mint tea, souks and tagines, snake charming was to me quintessentially Moroccan, and I was desperate to see a 'performance'.

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Why I’m not afraid to travel: Opportune moments in uncertain times

Why I’m not afraid to travel: Opportune moments in uncertain times

by Neil Coletta @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Times are uncertain. Now, perhaps more than ever, being an informed and responsible traveler is a necessity.

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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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5 European day hikes everyone should experience

5 European day hikes everyone should experience

by Marie-France Roy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Europe’s varied geography lends itself to hundreds of day walks that require nothing more than an average level of fitness and good shoes.

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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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Guide to The Best Shopping Spots in Singapore

by Stephanie Lauw @ TripZilla Magazine

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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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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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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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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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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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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Thinking about travelling to Japan? Watch. This. First.

Thinking about travelling to Japan? Watch. This. First.

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Finally, someone has done Japan justice on film. If this doesn't make you want to see the Land of the Rising Sun, nothing ever will.

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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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Sailing in Myeik, the 800-island archipelago no-one has ever heard of

Sailing in Myeik, the 800-island archipelago no-one has ever heard of

by Louise Burton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s known as the Mergui or Myeik archipelago, a collection of 800 jungle-covered islands off the southern coast of Myanmar (Burma). It’s okay if you haven’t heard of it. Until a few years ago hardly anyone had.

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Best of Brussels: a perfect day in Belgium’s quirky capital

Best of Brussels: a perfect day in Belgium’s quirky capital

by Melissa Welham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Brussels is surreal and serious by turns: a hip Belgium friend who dresses well and enjoys the odd pint, but also plays the stock exchange and has a encyclopedic knowledge of European history...

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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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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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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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“We’re going deep into the jungle…expect surprises” – why you can’t afford to miss this epic Mexico expedition

“We’re going deep into the jungle…expect surprises” – why you can’t afford to miss this epic Mexico expedition

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

How to get off the beaten track, off the beaten track. (That's not a typo).

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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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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 […]

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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Did You Know Australia Has Pink Lakes?? You Have To See These To Believe!

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

It was the crack of dawn but Peter and Jeanie Kelly from Murray Offroad Adventures were on time and ridiculously chirpy. All it took, however, was a dash down the Mallee Highway and a quick pit stop at the Hattah General store (Jeanie phoned our coffee order ahead, the star) for those early-morning dozy feels to disappear as the day started to brighten and the temperature began to rise.

The pink lakes of Murray Sunset National Park are truly breathtaking. Endlessly blue skies sit against bright pink waters and sparkling salt deposits; this is one phenomenon you have to see to believe.

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The Top 10 most walkable cities in America

The Top 10 most walkable cities in America

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Road tripping and car rentals aren’t for everyone. Luckily, the U.S. is home to some of the best transit hubs in the world, and they also happen to be world-class destinations.

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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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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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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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How to discover Cinque Terre, away from the crowds

How to discover Cinque Terre, away from the crowds

by Emma Gibbins @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Cinque Terre dates back to the early medieval period and is considered by many to be the most romantic stretch of the Italian Riviera.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 [...]

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

by Lydia Lee @ 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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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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It’s official: Indigenous Australians are the oldest civilisation on earth

It’s official: Indigenous Australians are the oldest civilisation on earth

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

72,000 years of history mapped in the human genome? Thanks for being awesome, science.

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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 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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“You’re never too old to be carried” and other lessons learned tackling the Inca Trail

“You’re never too old to be carried” and other lessons learned tackling the Inca Trail

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When we started out on our 42 kilometre trek along the Inca Trail, I was full of questions about all things hideous; things I really should have researched before booking the trip.

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10 reasons to visit Vietnam during Tet Festival

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Mid-February marks Vietnam’s most important date – Tet, the New Year’s period. It can be hard getting accurate insider information about Tet celebrations and what happens across the nation during its most festive period. It can be hard figuring out if Tet is a good time to visit Vietnam. Knowing what we know about Tet,

Read 10 reasons to visit Vietnam during Tet Festival on Backyard Travel.

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.

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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Vietnam Train Travel: Traveling on the Reunification Express

Vietnam Train Travel: Traveling on the Reunification Express


Traveling German

Taking the Reunification Express in Vietnam from Saigon to Hanoi: Leg 1 (How to Get from Saigon to Mui Ne via Binh Thuan). Tips on Vietnam Train Travel.

7 essentials every traveller should pack for their trip

7 essentials every traveller should pack for their trip

by Patricia Magana @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Suitcases are a finite space. You only want to fill them with stuff you'll need. Here are 7 simple things you should be packing every time.

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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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Vietnam’s homestays growing too fast

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

A visitor from Dublin, Ireland who traveled alone to Mai Chau valley and stayed with a local family last August described the experience as his happiest time in Asia. “I’ve been on a lot of tours during the summer but I can really say this was by far the best. The ‘family’ slogan really hit […]

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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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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34 bite sized travel tips to make life easier

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

When you travel nomad-style, slowly moving from place to place, you very quickly learn plenty of travel tips to make your life just that little bit easier. Stopping and soaking up the culture of a place, rather than ticking tourist attractions off a bucket list, is very different to using your 3-4 weeks off work every year to lie on a beach at a resort. Whether you’re travelling alone, with someone else, or as a family like we do, you’ll very quickly learn what works and what doesn’t for you and your particular needs and circumstances. Our first destination when we left Australia was Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, and before we’d left our first hotel we’d made changes to the way we travelled. Your travel learning curve really is that quick! So, to give you a head start on things to think about for when you start travelling, or even if you’re already on your way, here are 34 bite sized travel tips to make you’re travel life a bit easier. Learn to be patient I must admit I get frustrated easily, and when travelling like we do, frustrating situations arise every day. From not understanding the language, [...]

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

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

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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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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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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How to watch live music like a local in New Orleans

How to watch live music like a local in New Orleans

by Elle Hardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Music is everywhere in the Big Easy. But where do the LOCALS go to catch a tune?

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Vietnam by the night train: Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi | Travel Feature

Vietnam by the night train: Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi | Travel Feature


Rough Guides

Find out the best way to explore this coastline using the Vietnam railways.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why family travel is a great idea

Why family travel is a great idea

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You could be forgiven for allowing the thought, “why don’t we just give it a miss this year?” to cross your mind. But, here at Intrepid we think it’s really important to take a family break.

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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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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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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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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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10 reasons Slovenia should be your next big Eurotrip

10 reasons Slovenia should be your next big Eurotrip

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Slovenia – the relatively quiet country that we’d known almost nothing about became one of our most memorable stops in Europe.

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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  

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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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

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

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

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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An insider’s guide to visiting Cusco, Peru

An insider’s guide to visiting Cusco, Peru

by Amber Dunlap @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Having lived in Cusco for more than a year and a half, I’ve come to discover some of the city’s local gems, places that will deliver you straight into the beating heart of the incredible local culture.

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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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7 natural wonders in Europe you haven’t discovered yet

7 natural wonders in Europe you haven’t discovered yet

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Small and crowd-prone as it might be, Europe has no shortage of scenic gems off the beaten track. Here's how to discover the continent's natural wonders...

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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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Hiking to Christ the Redeemer

by Scott @ Wellness Explored

Hiking to the Crist of Redeemer Duration: 2.5 – 3.5 hours return Distance: 6 km Difficulty: Difficult Height: approx. 710 meters What to bring:...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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From Bali To Jakarta By Train, Bus And Ferry

by Renegade Travels @ Renegade Travels

Note: Our thoughts to those of you who are trying to escape the volcano eruption in Bali. We hope that you’re safe and you’re able to exit quickly! For the next part of our travels we decided to take the scenic route from Bali to Jakarta. The journey involved a taxi from our hotel to... READ MORE >

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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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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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Life in the wild: January’s photo competition winners revealed

Life in the wild: January’s photo competition winners revealed

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Our first photo competition of 2015 was all about w