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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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Cambodian cuisine: Everything you need to know

Cambodian cuisine: Everything you need to know

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Most people know little about this overlooked Asian cuisine. This is a shame, because if you're going to visit Angkor Wat and co., you might as well eat well while you're at it.

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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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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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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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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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Lesser-known Croatia: 7 stunning spots where you can avoid crowds

Lesser-known Croatia: 7 stunning spots where you can avoid crowds

by Sarah Tate @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While hotspots like Split and Dubrovnik will always be packed in high season, there are plenty of lesser-known but equally beautiful destinations that'll let you enjoy all Croatia has to offer.

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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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The road to Machu Picchu starts at 385 lbs

The road to Machu Picchu starts at 385 lbs

by Carla Powell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I laughed like a crazy person, as I stood on top of that pass. The thin air and blustery wind stole my breath, but I continued to giggle and turn in a slow 360, agog at the sight of mountain tops.

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Kucoin Review • The No Bullshit Guide (Updated Jan 2018)

by Will Hatton @ The Broke Backpacker

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World Heritage Sites in Morocco

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

Let me tell you about each of the World Heritage Sites in Morocco and give you my thoughts about if they're worth visiting.

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The most famous US Presidential trips of all time

The most famous US Presidential trips of all time

by Maire Kennedy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

Among the objects on display at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas, memorializing the city's favorite son, is a giant-size replica of the rocker's trademark glasses.

“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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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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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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The day the music died: Eurovision’s 13 worst acts of all time

The day the music died: Eurovision’s 13 worst acts of all time

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In honour of this year’s entrants (and in the hopes they will learn from past mistakes), here is our personal list of Eurovision lowlights.

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The Great Ocean Road, Australia- Day Trip

by Kayla Manoe @ Kelana by Kayla

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most stunning and intoxicating drives you will do in your life, and definitely one of the most famous here in Australia. Stretching over 200 kilometers from Torquay to Warrnambool, this scenic route attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. Prior to our trip to Melbourne, I [...]

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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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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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How to Use Your Social Network to Travel the World

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Celinne da Costa spent a year traveling the world and relying on the kindness of strangers to host her. She stayed with 70+ strangers in 17 countries across four continents. In this interview, Celinne tells us how she did it all, with surprisingly very few hiccups along the way.

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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 […]

Our guide to Egypt’s Abu Simbel Sun Festival

Our guide to Egypt’s Abu Simbel Sun Festival

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s one of the more Indiana Jones-style things you can actually do in a world of pop-tarts and microwaves and Miley Cyrus.

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The Ultimate Guide on How to Get from Hanoi to Hoi An (& Vice Versa)

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Hoi An is a small town in central Vietnam that has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1999. It is known for its rich history, historical heritage, architecture and atmosphere.Well that is all lovely and I bet you already know that Hoi An is worth a visit.  So […]

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Most Beautiful Places in Norway to Include on your Bucket List!

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

From its picture-perfect fjords to breathtaking mountains to fairytale-like cities, Norway; in Europe; is a lovely visual bonanza. With a postcard-like landscape that can be experienced through hiking, boating and long drives. Norway is known for its stunning natural phenomena like the mesmerizing northern lights and midnight sun. Norway is […]

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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 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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Vietnam’s Visa System is a Mess (Here’s How it Actually Works)

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Explaining the four different ways of entering Vietnam visa-free or with visa.

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Vegetarian Food In Vietnam: The Ultimate Guide

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

Despite misconceptions, Vietnam is a country with exemplary vegetarian cuisine. There’s a long history of vegetarian food in Vietnam with its roots firmly planted in Buddhist ideologies. The key to understanding the Vietnamese vegetarian food scene is knowing what to look for and where to go in order to find it. Although plenty of standard […]

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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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19 things only travellers in the 90s would understand

19 things only travellers in the 90s would understand

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travel in the 90s, for anyone that didn’t live through it, must seem totally bizarre by today’s Wi-Fi, touchscreen and 4G standards.

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Intrepid mountain guide Samuel has climbed Kilimanjaro over 500 times. So when his travellers are struggling to the summit, he's got a few tricks up his sleeve to help encourage them along. Singing this traditional Kili trekking song is one of them.

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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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EER129: Cruising With Children — Tips on the Best Family Cruises for Kids

EER129: Cruising With Children — Tips on the Best Family Cruises for Kids

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Today I talk with Jeff Bogle about cruising with children and his tips for the best family cruises for kids. Jeff is a parenting blogger and travel writer, but he never thought he’d want to take his kids on a cruise. Once he took one, however, he was hooked… Subscribe to Our Podcast (iTunes, Stitcher, […]

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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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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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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 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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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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Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips

Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips


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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

Best Hotels & Resorts in Vietnam: Recommended Places to Stay for a Memorable Trip!

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Are you scared of getting scammed, when booking your Vietnam Accommodation?   Worried that the place you are booking is not going to live up to your expectations?   Well, WORRY NO MORE!   Today we will share with you a list of the best hotels in Vietnam.  How do we […]

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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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Indulge in Guilt-Free Luxury at 7 of the World’s Best Green Retreats

by Jane @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

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These luxury green retreats may not be totally affordable but they are FABULOUS and guilt-free. Even if you travel on the cheap, these 7 eco retreats are all you need to fire up your 2018 travel dreams. Who doesn’t love to look at pictures of exotic retreats around the world? It’s even better when they […]

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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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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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These travel tips from Intrepid Travel guides will help you get the most out of your holiday

These travel tips from Intrepid Travel guides will help you get the most out of your holiday

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Nobody knows more about travelling than Intrepid Travel’s network of local leaders; the experts who lead our small tour groups. Here are their nuggets of travel advice. Tips on choosing…

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Check out the stunning photo zine that’s going to help Nepal

Check out the stunning photo zine that’s going to help Nepal

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Professional photographer Melissa Findley was in Cambodia when she heard the news about the Nepal earthquake, but the week before she'd been in the Himalayas, ground zero, trekking with a friend.

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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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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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Everything you need to know about mountain gorilla trekking

Everything you need to know about mountain gorilla trekking

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Getting to the gorillas takes more effort, more time and more expense than a traditional safari. But you know what they say: you get what you pay for.

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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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Skiing in Romania. Cavnic Maramures

by Alyson Long for World Travel Family @ World Travel Family

We’ve had a fantastic time skiing here in Romania, the kids took a few lessons while Chef and I were free to head up the mountain. Being child-free is a pretty new experience for us, as full time child-wranglers and educators, it kinda rocked! After just 3 lessons D was joining us on the big […]

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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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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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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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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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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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How to travel Iceland on a budget

How to travel Iceland on a budget

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Much like other Nordic countries, Iceland is notoriously expensive. But, Iceland on a budget can be done!

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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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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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Backpacking Germany Budget Travel Guide 2018

by Ana Pereira @ The Broke Backpacker

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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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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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Vietnam Travel Blog and Guide 2018 – World Travel Family

Vietnam Travel Blog and Guide 2018 – World Travel Family


World Travel Family

Vietnam travel blog and guide. Where to go, where to stay, places to visit and see, how to find the best prices. Travel blog, tips and guide for Vietnam.

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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“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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Vietnam Tours

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

Is it best to explore Vietnam on a guided tour?

Vietnam is a beautiful country with a great deal to offer the visitor. However it is also a country that can be very tiring and at times frustrating to navigate, particularly when short on time. Yet travelling independently can be extremely rewarding, so should a traveller go it alone or seek the help of professionals?

It is hard to give a general answer for all visitors as it really depends on what you wish to get from your trip. If you simply want a holiday, perhaps with a bit of culture thrown in then why not book independently - you can find a luxury resort around the beaches of Mui Ne or Hoi An that will offer a great chance to relax and unwind, with daytrips to nearby sights and attrations that can offer a glimpse of life in Vietnam, should you get bored of the beach.

If you're a budget traveller, a backpacker short on money but with plenty of time, for a real adventure we would highly recommend travelling independently. You are in the unique position of being able to explore the nooks and crannies of the country where few would normally venture, to take the time to meet local people and ask where they would go and visit if they could. Furthermore, the cheap tours available to budget travellers are normally geared towards economies of scale, with rigid itineraries, packed buses and a fairly generic feel, so little is to be gained by taking the pre-planned route.

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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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Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

Helpful Tips And Advice For Travelling In The Maldives On A Budget

by Chris @ Backpacker Banter

Looking to travel the Maldives on a budget? Here are some helpful tips and advice to make the most of paradise - including dress code, tourist beaches and what to pack

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Jordan: the world’s most Instagrammable destination?

Jordan: the world’s most Instagrammable destination?

by Andrew Hickey @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Goodlooking, humble and hot - Jordan's got all the right qualities for a perfect travel date.

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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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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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6 tips for travelling with a medical condition

6 tips for travelling with a medical condition

by Helen Wills @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Actually Mummy blogger, Helen Wills, shares her best advice for travelling with Type I diabetes, a condition her 13-year old daughter has.

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At sea: life on the water with Intrepid skipper Mike Simon

At sea: life on the water with Intrepid skipper Mike Simon

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You’d think falling overboard would put you off sailing, but not skipper Mike Simon.

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Best of Instagram: Alaska through the lens

Best of Instagram: Alaska through the lens

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Alaska. It's pretty much the reason they had to invent a word for 'wilderness'.

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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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A Little Story… How One Maasai Tribe Is Changing the Face of Responsible Tourism

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

The sharp guffaw of a wild baboon startled me from sleep. Close as a whisper, the eerie sound ricocheted through my dreams. I awoke in full fight or flight response mode. My eyes whipped open, careening around the space; they slowly adjusted to the soft ochre light emanating from the banked campfire. From somewhere outside the dim […]

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Visiting Hong Kong? Here’s what to do, eat and drink

Visiting Hong Kong? Here’s what to do, eat and drink

by Lauren Wigham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Described by its own tourism board – and rightly so – as “a kaleidoscope of life, a sophisticated fusion of East and West,” Hong Kong is a place like no other.

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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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Norway for nature lovers: 5 essential outdoor experiences to try

Norway for nature lovers: 5 essential outdoor experiences to try

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Fjords and waterfalls and Northern Lights, oh my.

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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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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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Beyond the Great Wall: 7 unique experiences to try in China

Beyond the Great Wall: 7 unique experiences to try in China

by Nathan James Thomas @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sure, the Great Wall really is a site to behold, but it’s not the only adventure to be had in China. Here are 7 epic, wall-free experiences you can have.

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The Azores: Europe’s secret adventure paradise

The Azores: Europe’s secret adventure paradise

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

They call it the Hawaii of the mid-Atlantic. But, really, this spellbinding region is pretty incomparable...

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17 tips for a healthy and happy family adventure in India

17 tips for a healthy and happy family adventure in India

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Taking your pint-sized people travelling in India would likely be out of the question for most full-sized parents. But it needn't.

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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 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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EER132: Ireland with Kids — Building the Perfect Ireland Family Vacation Itinerary

EER132: Ireland with Kids — Building the Perfect Ireland Family Vacation Itinerary

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Anyone considering an Ireland family vacation will be looking for the best things to do in Ireland with kids. This week’s guest has a lot of experience in discovering Ireland for kids. Subscribe to Our Podcast (iTunes, Stitcher, RSS, and more) Ireland with Kids: Building an Ireland Family Vacation Itinerary Meet Jody Halsted, manager of […]

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Checking in: Suarti Boutique Village Ubud

by Kayla Manoe @ Kelana by Kayla

SUARTI BOUTIQUE VILLAGE, UBUD As we arrive at Suarti Boutique Village, we are greeted with the sounds of birds filling the space of the beeping horns we left behind in Kuta. I am handed an ice cold refreshing guava lemonade and an equally cold wet towel, always a lovely treat after travelling the 2 hours [...]

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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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Is it a Good Idea to Travel to Antarctica with Kids?

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

There is not even a single doubt that Antarctica, the world’s frostiest freezer is the definitive once-in-a-lifetime destination. Apart from being the fifth largest continent in the world, there is actually no colder place on planet earth than this tremendously great white continent of snow, rock and of course, sophisticated […]

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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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Best Airbnbs in Reykjavik for a Winter Break

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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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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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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4 Day Dubrovnik Guide – Things to do in Dubrovnik

by DT Writer @ Divergent Travelers

Once a sleepy seaside town, Dubrovnik recently emerged as Croatia’s top tourist attraction. Its beauty was showcased to the world when it was chosen to portray the mythical city of Kings Landing in HBO’s immensely popular TV series, Game of Thrones and the ever-popular Star Wars. Movie tours are easily one of the top things

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Beyond Base Camp: 6 amazing destinations in Nepal

Beyond Base Camp: 6 amazing destinations in Nepal

by Evan Ceretti @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s a shame to only visit Nepal for its main claim to fame, Everest. The tallest mountain on Earth is spectacular, but it's not the only attraction in the country.

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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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Things to do in Siem Reap

by Backstreet Editorial Team @ Backstreet Academy

Introducing the 20 unique things to do in Siem Reap! From the temples to meaningful travel experiences worth a shot, the Backstreet Academy Team brings...Read More

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Barbiesavior will change your perspective on voluntourism

Barbiesavior will change your perspective on voluntourism

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This is barbie as you've never seen her before

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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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In northern Vietnam, a piece of unfinished cloth tells a story

by Hannah Crosby @ Urban Adventures

I recently took a trip with my mother through northern Vietnam, and up into the mountainous region that borders Southern China. The people who have lived there for generations are not Vietnamese, but a mix of isolated and unique groups that retain very separate cultural styles — partly due to...

Living Lagom in Sweden: An Interview With Lola Akerstrom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Lagom is the key to unlocking the Swedish psyche, and it governs all aspect of Swedish society. In this interview, Lola A. Åkerström talks about why lagom is about more than just balance, and what it's like to assimilate into life in Sweden as a writer and photographer.

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List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Honduras

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Honduras for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: Tegucigalpa, Honduras | San Pedro Sula, Honduras | La Ceiba, Honduras | Sula, Honduras. If you’re pressed ...

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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You won’t believe what photographer Kevin Russ can do with an iPhone

You won’t believe what photographer Kevin Russ can do with an iPhone

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For two years, photographer Kevin Russ lived out of his car and travelled through the American wilderness, growing an Instagram following and a very impressive beard.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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“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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Discover: Clipperton Island

by @ Wikitravel

If you somehow find yourself visiting Clipperton Island and lack things to do (understandably), try running around the island and timing yourself; the record circumnavigation time is one hour and 17 minutes.

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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11 unusual Valentine’s Day traditions around the world

11 unusual Valentine’s Day traditions around the world

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

by Charlie and Luke @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Why more young travellers are heading to Antarctica than ever before

Why more young travellers are heading to Antarctica than ever before

by Lucy Piper @ Intrepid Travel Blog

An entire generation of travellers is exploring more of the world than their parents and grandparents combined. And that generation should visit Antarctica next.

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Things to do in Turin Italy in One Day: Pizza, Gelato & Must-See Sights

by Stephen @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

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Here’s your guide to things to do in Turin Italy in one day, including the best pizza and gelato as recommended by our local friends! It includes a self-guided walking tour map, too. Though it’s not a huge city like Rome or a capital of fashion like Milan, Turin Italy (also known as Torino) is […]

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Introducing #DivergentTravel – A Real Adventure Travel Twitter Chat

by David Stock @ Divergent Travelers

Do you love adventure travel? Are you on Twitter? If so, you need to join us on our #DivergentTravel Twitter chat. Where we will be talking about all things adventure travel. This is the only Twitter chat that is dedicated to adventure travel every month. Ran by real adventure travelers for adventure lovers. #DivergentTravel Twitter

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10 Reasons To Fall In Love With Vietnam

by Ling @ vietnam – Travel Guides For Muslim Travellers | Have Halal, Will Travel

Oh Vietnam. There is no singular way to describe how awesome you are. From exquisite natural landscapes to UNESCO ancient cities to vibrant urban jungles, it’s brimming with reasons why you should totally go there. Credit: Hoang Giang Hai So, let’s begin! Credit: giphy 1. Be charmed by the ancient city of Hoi An Credit: […]

3 Baltic capitals that should definitely be on your travel radar

3 Baltic capitals that should definitely be on your travel radar

by Stefan Hellmuth @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Fairytale-esque architecture, tasty food, friendly people and incredible culture? Get thee to the Baltic States immediately.

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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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Leavenworth, WA: Magical Bavarian Village in the Cascades

Leavenworth, WA: Magical Bavarian Village in the Cascades

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Nestled in a beautiful valley of the PNW's Cascade Mountain range is the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth, Washington. This local's guide to Leavenworth will help you see this town like a local (we lived there for 6 months after all!). We've got ideas of things to do, restaurants to try and Leavenworth hotels for all budgets. There is so much more than the German-themed exterior. 

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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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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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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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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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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12 Years Of Travel: Bangkok Canal Bike Ride

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

One of the best ways to see everyday Bangkok is to take a bike ride into the sprawling suburbs Bangkok Canal Bike Ride 21 June 2014, 1 Year Ago This Week: Most people greet the idea of cycling in Bangkok with some variation of “Are you insane?”. And while the city’s traffic can be dangerous, […]

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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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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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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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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Stories from my Sustainable Trip with the UNWTO

Stories from my Sustainable Trip with the UNWTO

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

I feel so incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to travel around the world with the United Nations World Tourism Organization to raise awareness about sustainable travel. This adventure brought me paragliding in Colombia, snorkeling in Mexico and through some of Germany's most magical Christmas markets. Come along on my journey and read my deep thoughts, funny wonderings and most memorable stories and pictures!

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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List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Vanuatu

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Vanuatu for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: Port Vila, Vanuatu | Luganville, Vanuatu. Vanuatu is an archipelago ...

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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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Holiday Inn Vanuatu Review: The Best Family Resort in Efate!

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Opened in 2010, the Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu is a 4-star premier resort located just 2 kilometres from downtown Port Vila and 12 kilometres from Vanuatu’s Bauerfield International Airport. The resort covers an area of 60 acres and sits on colourful, natural tropical gardens on the edge of the serene […]

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Why everyone is talking about Iceland right now

Why everyone is talking about Iceland right now

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

How one of the world's smallest, coldest countries became a tourism powerhouse.

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The ultimate marriage test: Newlyweds tackle Mt. Kilimanjaro

The ultimate marriage test: Newlyweds tackle Mt. Kilimanjaro

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

On the fourth day of our climb it was plainly in sight, so close we felt like we could reach out and touch it—the exhaustion, the aches, pains, nighttime trips to the bathroom in below freezing temperatures with monkeys shrieking at our backs, the altitude sickness, it had all been worth it.

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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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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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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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The History of Hoi An's Ancient Town

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

Today, westerners know the Vietnamese city of Hoi An mostly as a tourist destination. Thanks to its proximity to the Marble Mountains and lovely China Beach, Hoi An draws many visitors each year. But at one point in its history, Hoi An was far more than a tourist destination; in fact, it was one of the most important seaports in all of Southeast Asia.

Early History of Hoi An

Hoi An was first settled by the Champa people, a Malay-Indonesian people who arrived in Vietnam from Java originally around 200 BC. In the first century AD, the Champas founded Hoi An. At that time, the city was called “Lam Ap Pho”, or Champa City.

The Champa Kingdom was a large and powerful one, and although My Son (which no longer exists except for a few ruins) was the Cham's spiritual capital, Hoi An was its commercial capital. In the first century, Hoi An was the largest harbour in Southeast Asia. From Hoi An, the Cham gradually built control over the spice trade, bringing great wealth to the city. From the seventh to the tenth centuries, Champa-dominated Hoi An ruled the trade in spices and silks, with their influence stretching as far west as Baghdad. The Cham exported aloe and ivory, and supplemented their trading income with calculated acts of piracy and caravan raids.

The Decline of the Champa Kingdom

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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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Flying solo on a South Africa group tour

Flying solo on a South Africa group tour

by Tom Smith @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This 9-day overland tour, from the game parks of Kruger, through Swaziland and the beaches of Mozambique, down to Durban completely changed my view of what a group tour can be...

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Welcome to the most electrical place on earth

Welcome to the most electrical place on earth

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Stockholm vs Copenhagen: Which should you visit?

Stockholm vs Copenhagen: Which should you visit?

by Chris Girdler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Are you a stylish nature lover who likes security and convenience, or a hipster cyclist who likes beer tasting over a candlelit dinner…decisions decisions.

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A day in the life of an Intrepid sailor

A day in the life of an Intrepid sailor

by Macca Sherifi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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10 Halal Restaurants In Ho Chi Minh For Your Gastronomic Adventure

by Cheng Sim @ vietnam – Travel Guides For Muslim Travellers | Have Halal, Will Travel

Ho Chi Minh is known for many things: the Vietnam Independence movement, bike-congested streets, historical attractions and most importantly, the freshness of their local delicacies. We don’t know about you but our food checklist is filled to the brim with goi cuon (fresh spring rolls), bun bo hue (spicy rice vermicelli soup) and their national […]

Malta: Europe’s surprising best destination for family holidays

Malta: Europe’s surprising best destination for family holidays

by Melissa Ariganello @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From outdoor excursions to indoor activities, Malta offers a variety of fun adventures fit for all ages. Here's more reasons why it's worth a family trip.

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The best souvenir I ever bought was…

by Urban Adventures @ Urban Adventures

We recently asked our travellers about the best souvenirs they had picked up on their travels. And the answers were hilarious, cool, charming, precious and sometimes a little weird… Vintage records, a handcrafted kaleidoscope, an alpaca jumper from Peru, an ogre mask, a good ol’ bottle of hot sauce from...

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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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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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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7 times a travel ban changed the world for good

7 times a travel ban changed the world for good

by Britt Skrabanek @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travel bans can do much more than stir up chaos and negativity; they also have the power to create meaningful change in the travel industry.

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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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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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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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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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8 Magical Reasons Why Switzerland’s The Ultimate Winter Wonderland Destination

by Santriani Bohari @ Travel Guides For Muslim Travellers | Have Halal, Will Travel

No matter how much we love the warmth of summer, winter–especially a Swiss winter–has always held an undeniably timeless charm for us. Picture waking up to the sight of vast snow-blanketed landscapes right outside your window, or falling back onto the fresh powder-white snow and making snow angels–need we say more? Credit: Giphy There’s nothing quite like a […]

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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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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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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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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Positive progress: Europe’s fight against plastic waste

Positive progress: Europe’s fight against plastic waste

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

BBC series, Planet Earth II, exposed many of us to distressing scenes of how plastic waste is negatively impacting the world's marine life. Here's what the EU are doing to tackle the issue.

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7 wildlife experiences you can only have in South Australia

7 wildlife experiences you can only have in South Australia

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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6 cities in Italy to visit before everyone else does

6 cities in Italy to visit before everyone else does

by Melissa Ariganello @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Beyond the sights of Rome and Venice, we recommend visiting these 6 underrated Italian cities to give you a sense of what the country and culture is truly about.

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Rural resilience: on-the-ground stories from the Nepalese Himalayas

Rural resilience: on-the-ground stories from the Nepalese Himalayas

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s a long uphill climb but smiles are back on innocent faces and time it seems has healed.

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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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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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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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Our latest adventure in Western Australia

Our latest adventure in Western Australia

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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Essaouira: The Moroccan city that should be on your radar

Essaouira: The Moroccan city that should be on your radar

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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Places in Mexico you must visit, according to an Intrepid leader

Places in Mexico you must visit, according to an Intrepid leader

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sit down with Intrepid tour guide Balam and you're bound to learn something new, especially about his country, Mexico. Here are his top tips for travel there.

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How to explore Oslo on a budget

How to explore Oslo on a budget

by Michelle Keomany @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Inside Tokyo’s weird and wonderful themed cafes

Inside Tokyo’s weird and wonderful themed cafes

by James Getgood @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’ve explored the length and breadth of Tokyo to find the very best themed cafes that this bustling metropolis has to offer. Here are our top 5.

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What it’s like to safari in the Ngorongoro Crater

What it’s like to safari in the Ngorongoro Crater

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From the windy lookout point, Ngorongoro Crater isn’t quite what I expected. Under the gloomy sky the crater floor looks bleached and barren, smeared with mineral lakes and mapped with the shadows of clouds...

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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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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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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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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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Photoblog: Kimchi and colour in South Korea

Photoblog: Kimchi and colour in South Korea

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We sent a hungry journalist and photographer into one of the world's hottest new food destinations. This is what they ate.

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Argentina vs Brazil: Which side of the Iguazu Falls should you travel to?

Argentina vs Brazil: Which side of the Iguazu Falls should you travel to?

by Lizzie Mulherin @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The spectacular Falls can be admired from both Brazil and Argentina. So which side is better? (Good news: turns out you don’t have to pick a side. This isn’t soccer, after all.)

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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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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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Complete List of Recommended Cheap Hotels in South Africa

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Here is the ultimate list of the BEST HOSTELS IN SOUTH AFRICA, where you will find reviews, photos, prices, and locations. These are the Best Hostels in Cape Town, the Best Hostels in Johannesburg, the Best Hostels in Durban, and the Best Hostels in Port Elizabeth.  Check out this list of the Ultimate List of the Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa! Visiting other African countries? Check out 15 Things ...

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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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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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A practical guide to cycling in Japan: things to consider before booking and what to pack

A practical guide to cycling in Japan: things to consider before booking and what to pack

by Ellie Ross @ Intrepid Travel Blog

On a bicycle, you’re free to pedal at your own pace. You can hop on and off to push through the crush of people at a fish market, pause for quiet reflection at a Shinto shrine or take in the beauty of a Buddhist temple.

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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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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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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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Mend it like Beckham: Intrepid works with soccer superstar to get Nepal back on its feet

Mend it like Beckham: Intrepid works with soccer superstar to get Nepal back on its feet

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Intrepid Travel teams up with Unicef to bring David Beckham to Nepal!

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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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Sri Lanka’s most fascinating historical sites

Sri Lanka’s most fascinating historical sites

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Lost City of Petra – Ultimate Visitor’s Guide

by Lina Stock @ Divergent Travelers

Probably one of the most anticipated sights when planning your trip to Jordan is the chance to visit the Lost City of Petra. I should state early on that Jordan holds many gems that are reason enough to plan a trip to this country, but Petra is the leading lady of the show. Also known

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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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Tips for getting off the beaten path in Costa Rica

Tips for getting off the beaten path in Costa Rica

by Robert Schrader @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to Travel Independently (and Cheaply) in Cuba

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Salsa, cigars, 1950s cars and mojitos await in this fascinating country. But you should be aware of a few things...

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

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

by World Animal Protection @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Life unplugged: 6 reasons your next family break should be an African safari

Life unplugged: 6 reasons your next family break should be an African safari

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

An African family safari is on the once-in-a-lifetime end of the holiday spectrum. Here are 7 reasons why you should make this the year of the family safari.

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This is what it looks like when a Belgian backpacker moves to Uluru

This is what it looks like when a Belgian backpacker moves to Uluru

by Isabelle Liekens @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I have the honour of saying that the world’s biggest monolith is the view from my backyard.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My Mom Says This Blog is Boring

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Last month, my mom told me she thought this blog was boring. “Where’s all the fun stuff? I want to see more photos of you traveling. I don’t care about these other updates.” “Mom, I live in Austin now. You know I’m not on the road that much,” I replied. “I know but still….I want […]

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REVIEW: Starling Bank – The Best Way To Manage Money Whilst Travelling?

by Chris @ Backpacker Banter

What's best way to manage your money whilst travelling? The Starling Bank app is my favourite way to manage money abroad - here's why...

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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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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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I’m 13 and I’ve visited 45 countries; here’s what it’s taught me

I’m 13 and I’ve visited 45 countries; here’s what it’s taught me

by Cameron Davis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The biggest thing that travel has taught me is that sometimes you will have to take risks.

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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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Meet the NGO that’s fighting back against human trafficking

Meet the NGO that’s fighting back against human trafficking

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Just outside the Old Town in Hanoi sits one of the most important buildings in Vietnam, though you wouldn’t know it from the outside...

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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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32 Easy & Creative Travel Photography Tips

32 Easy & Creative Travel Photography Tips

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you want to improve your photography skills so you can take better travel photos, you've come to the right place! Whether you’re a total newbie to taking pictures, or you’re an experienced photographer trying to polish your skills, this article is full of photography tips and hacks for people of all levels. 

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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Visiting the Taj Mahal: Everything you need to know

Visiting the Taj Mahal: Everything you need to know

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to 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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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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Blockchain Technology In Vietnam: Becoming A Global Leader?

by Hao Tran @ Vietcetera

Vietnam is still best known for its agricultural output, but it’s a nation in transition. In fact, it’s currently one of the fastest growing countries in Asia and its rapidly diversifying economy has surpassed Thailand’s and Malaysia’s. Foreign capital investment hit US $24.4 billion in 2016, and factory production is shifting from traditional export goods […]

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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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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.

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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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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Trekking Everest with a group tour sceptic

Trekking Everest with a group tour sceptic

by Sarah Alexander @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I learnt to respect both the path we tread and those with whom we shared it. So maybe, just maybe, I am cut out for this group travel thing.

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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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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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7 Halal Buffets In SG You Can Feast On During CNY

by Nabillah @ Travel Guides For Muslim Travellers | Have Halal, Will Travel

The Lunar New Year holidays are coming and you know what that means – time to make reservations for the celebratory feast you’ve been thinking about 🎉 Credit: giphy Here, we have compiled a list of halal-certified buffets which will be offering Chinese cuisines in celebration of the special occasion, and that includes yu sheng of course! If you […]

8 Best Things to Do in Newcastle, United Kingdom

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

The best things to do in Newcastle can be divided into two categories: rich heritage and urban sophistication. From an industrial powerhouse, this city in Tyne and Wear in the north east of England has transformed itself into a vibrant and spirited cultural hub. What were once massive factories and warehouses got converted into hip galleries, museums, boutique hotels, exceptional ...

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Expedition El Mirador: our latest off-map adventure

Expedition El Mirador: our latest off-map adventure

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Up until the early 20th Century, El Mirador was a secret known only to nature. That's no longer the case...

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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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Backpacking in Hanoi, Vietnam - DIY Travel Guide

by Akina @ Backpacking in Hanoi, Vietnam - DIY Travel Guide

Hanoi is really perfect for backpackers. Some dollars will make you survive here.

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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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 […]

5 of our favourite foods from around the world

5 of our favourite foods from around the world

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Listen up, food lovers. If you’re anything like us, it’s likely your top priority when booking your next trip is largely based on what you’re going to eat.

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7 things I learnt travelling solo through Europe

7 things I learnt travelling solo through Europe

by Selina Sykes @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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3 Days in Florence – What to do in Florence

by DT Writer @ Divergent Travelers

Finding the right destination to visit in Europe can be a little overwhelming. There are so many incredible sights, and so much to do in often a short amount of time. One iconic place you should visit if you’re traveling through the continent is Florence, Italy. The City of Lilies offers beautiful landscapes, delectable foods,

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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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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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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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Introducing Europe’s newest independent countries?

Introducing Europe’s newest independent countries?

by David Nagle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Suriname

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Suriname for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: Paramaribo | Nieuw Nickerie | Cajana | Lelydorp | Nieuw Amsterdam | Groningen. The Republic of Suriname ...

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Seven Natural Beauty Brands From Vietnam

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

Vietnam’s cosmetic retail market rakes in US $1.78 billion per year and is expected to hit US $2.35 billion by the end of 2018. That’s one of the fastest compound annual growth rates on the planet. Currently, 90% of Vietnam’s cosmetic market share is dominated by multinationals including companies from South Korea, Europe, Japan, Thailand, […]

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Using a Smartphone Camera Lens Kit To Boost Your Photos: Pixter Review

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Looking for a clever, effective and inexpensive way to boost your photos on your smartphone? Pixter might be the answer you’re looking for. This is a detailed review on of their attachable smartphone camera lens: the Super Fisheye! I confess I had a bit of prejudice against smartphone accessories. It’s just that I’ve seen so […]

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Vietnam Itinerary: How to Get the Most from 1–4 Weeks in Vietnam

by Jane @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.
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These one-week itineraries can be done on their own or combined to create the ultimate adventurous Vietnam itinerary. This is an amazing country, so grab our itinerary suggestions and get planning your trip! Unless you’ve got months and months to explore Vietnam, I suggest you plan your Vietnam travel route for a specific region. There’s […]

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What to expect on a trip to Turkmenistan

What to expect on a trip to Turkmenistan

by Elle Hardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Anna Reeves @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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Trekking in the lost world of Sabah

Trekking in the lost world of Sabah

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Overcrowded and ugly: how the world’s least attractive sights can teach us more than the highlights

Overcrowded and ugly: how the world’s least attractive sights can teach us more than the highlights

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

People don’t have a lot of time for 'ugly' travel. But why not? It's time to celebrate the world for what it is, not what it should be.

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10 reasons Guyana is South America’s secret superstar

10 reasons Guyana is South America’s secret superstar

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Meet the couple that crossed the Nullarbor in an old Corolla

Meet the couple that crossed the Nullarbor in an old Corolla

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Trina and I sat on my mum’s couch in Manchester, listening to a family friend try his best to talk us out of travelling across the Nullarbor.

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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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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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Travelling Vietnam - My Backpacking Mini Guide - Backpacker Banter

Travelling Vietnam - My Backpacking Mini Guide - Backpacker Banter


Backpacker Banter

Looking for where to explore in Vietnam, what activities to do and which hostels to stay at? My mini guide covers all my stops in this amazing country.

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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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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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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Sneha’s story: meet the Indian woman who chose travel over tradition

Sneha’s story: meet the Indian woman who chose travel over tradition

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I looked at the birds resting on the tree and smiled. That was the moment I decided to only do what I love to do. And I love to travel.

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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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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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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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5 reasons why Mexico is the ultimate solo travel destination

5 reasons why Mexico is the ultimate solo travel destination

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If Mexico isn’t on your list to travel, well I’m sorry, but I’m quite confident you haven’t fully appreciated all that Mexico has to offer – especially for solo travellers.

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10 Dresses Perfect for Travelling

by Kayla Manoe @ Kelana by Kayla

The art of packing well and lightly is an acquired skill. It takes years of practice. After countless trips in various climates,  you become quite ruthless in your choices and what makes it into your suitcase. It’s all about packing things that are essential, versatile, and functional. A few pieces that can be worn various ways, dressing [...]

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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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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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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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5 great destinations for solo travel in India

5 great destinations for solo travel in India

by Evan Ceretti @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Much of the vast country is filled with friendly globetrotters and even friendlier locals. Say hi, smile, and meeting people and making memories will be the least of your worries. 

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Top 6 things to do in Hoi An

Top 6 things to do in Hoi An

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God

A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

A throaty tenor danced across the inky night, joined moments later by a chorus of lighter voices. The empty footpath widened as I approached the Kartlis Deda statue. The disembodied voices echoed across the cool night. Lit in soft green, Mother Georgia towered above me. The nearby voices lifted in perfect harmony, swelling as the ethereal melody penetrated […]

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Essential Travelling to Sri Lanka Tips & Advice That You Should Know!

by Andrzej Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Sri Lanka is fast becoming one of the most charming and the best tropical climate destinations. However, not many of us “travellers” know much about this beautiful country and what you need to know before you visit. And that is where we come in. We are here to help you […]

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Night Markets in Saigon

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

While they may not be as bright and shiny as malls or supermarkets, night markets have their own character and are popular destinations for local people and travellers alike. For many travellers the day is just too hot to spend shopping, and the cooler night air offers an ideal opportunity to grab some souvenirs, while for locals the evening is an ideal time to meet and gather outside and share a meal or a drink under the stars.

There is an enormous variety of goods on offer including clothes, footwear, hats. hair clips, jewellery, watches..etc The prices are normally cheaper than day markets or supermarkets as the sellers pay less for the rent, so there are some great bargains to be had. As well as the choice in souvenirs there's also a great range of food, with many street vendors setting up shop to take advantage of the passing trade.

Some night markets specialise in cheap goods for students and workers, and are located out of town near universities and textile factories, such as the huge Ky Hoa night market on Cao Thang in District 10, where many student live. In these markets the prices are often cheaper than in town and less bargaining is necessary; many people also come to these markets and buy wholesale to stock their shops in town.

The food in Ky Hoa is delicious and surprisingly cheap, just $1 for a bowl of noodles or a plate of broken-rice with grilled pork and fried egg, plus a glass of sugar cane juice on the side. You will find a similar atmosphere at Binh Tay / Cho Lon, Hoa Hung and Ba Chieu night markets.

Ben Thanh Night Market

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

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


Charlie on Travel

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

Greek financial crisis: our advice for travellers

Greek financial crisis: our advice for travellers

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For those considering travelling to Greece in the near future, there are steps you can take to minimise the drama.

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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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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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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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Why Osaka is the best city in Japan for foodies

Why Osaka is the best city in Japan for foodies

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Osaka's most famous dishes are okonomiyaki (cabbage pancake) and takoyaki (octopus balls), but the Japanese city has so much more to offer. Here's exactly where to go and what to eat.

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Meet Dawa Sherpa, the man who climbed Everest. Four times

Meet Dawa Sherpa, the man who climbed Everest. Four times

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Only 29 years old, Intrepid ops-manager Dawa is already a Himalayan legend. This is his story.

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Vietnam Backpacking Guide - Highlights, Maps, Places To Go

Vietnam Backpacking Guide - Highlights, Maps, Places To Go


Indie Traveller

Top things to do in Vietnam, plus suggested routes. Travel tips and advice for backpackers and independent travelers.

This Phnom Penh Boutique Hotel is a Unique Retreat in the City Centre

by Jane @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.
My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga. - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

This Phnom Penh boutique hotel is perfect for couples or families who want comfort, style, and a peaceful place to retreat after exploring the bustling city. There’s a special magic that happens when a hotel finds the right balance between comfort, design, and a welcoming atmosphere. TeaHouse Asian Urban Hotel, a welcoming boutique hotel in […]

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A road trip through Southern Africa

A road trip through Southern Africa

by Allison Q. McCarthy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If I was going to go to the other side of the world, I wanted to see how people lived. And that’s just the kind of adventure I got when I set out on a road trip through Southern Africa.

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Two Intrepid leaders nominated for World Guide Awards 2017

Two Intrepid leaders nominated for World Guide Awards 2017

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’re thrilled to announce that two Intrepid local leaders have been named as finalists in the prestigious 2017 Wanderlust World Guide Awards. Travellers sent thousands of nominations to Wanderlust magazine…

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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DIY Campervan Conversion on a Tiny Budget in Less Than 1 Week

DIY Campervan Conversion on a Tiny Budget in Less Than 1 Week

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If taking a road trip in a campervan or RV is a dream of yours, we have everything you need to know to turn this dream into a reality. This article is chock-full of tips and all the steps needed to make your own DIY campervan conversion on a small budget! Learn how to build a bed frame and make your own working kitchen, even if you’ve never built anything before!

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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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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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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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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Why there’s never been a better time to visit Victoria Falls

Why there’s never been a better time to visit Victoria Falls

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In our humble opinion, there's never been a better time to visit the Southern African gem of Victoria Falls. Here's why you should take a trip there asap.

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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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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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Why I travel with my mother

Why I travel with my mother

by Taylor Au @ Intrepid Travel Blog

'She is my preferred roommate (partly because I can sleep through her loud snores). I am her go-to travel buddy.'

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Singapore Travel Guide | What To Do with a Stopover in Singapore

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

In this Singapore travel guide, we share the best travel tips for a stopover in Singapore that takes in all of the city’s best sights without breaking the bank. Known as the gateway to Asia, Singapore is a popular stopover destination for travellers taking connecting flights to and from other countries in Asia. This unique […]

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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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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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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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Where to travel in Indonesia, according to an Intrepid leader

Where to travel in Indonesia, according to an Intrepid leader

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Meet Maman. He's led Intrepid trips in Indonesia for over 10 years, and here he tells us about his favorite hidden gems, the must-try dishes, and so much more.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Meet Sana, the Intrepid leader defying gender stereotypes in India

Meet Sana, the Intrepid leader defying gender stereotypes in India

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sana is just one person. One female leader in one male-dominated society. But India is modernizing, and her story is proof.

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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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REVIEW – The GoPro Hero 6 Camera (And Should You Add It To Your Travel Kit?)

by Chris @ Backpacker Banter

Looking to buy a new GoPro? Here's my full review of the GoPro Hero 6 and whether it's the perfect GoPro for travel.

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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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Thulusdhoo Island – A Complete Guide To The Maldives Surfing Paradise

by Chris @ Backpacker Banter

Heading to the Maldives in search of surf or to explore a local island? Here's the complete guide to Thulusdhoo - including accommodation, budget and of course the waves!

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15 places in Canada that will give you instant wanderlust

15 places in Canada that will give you instant wanderlust

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Say the word 'Canada' and it's likely that a desktop background-esque scene springs to mind: towering mountain peaks, dazzling blue lakes, and forests as far as the eye can see.

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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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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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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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A Beginner’s Guide to Vietnam

A Beginner’s Guide to Vietnam


Urban Adventures

I thought I knew Vietnam. I grew up watching movies like Good Morning Vietnam and Platoon, and episodes of China Beach o...

MT. ROMELO + BURUWISAN FALLS: Budget, Hiking Guide + Itinerary & Why It Should Be On Your Bucket List

by @ A Wanderful Sole

Mt. Romelo + Buruwisan Falls Guide complete with hiking tips and other useful information such as budget, itinerary, fees & how to get there.

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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A journey through Sossusvlei, Namibia

A journey through Sossusvlei, Namibia

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The distinction between man and wild feels vague as we roll through the Namibian desert...

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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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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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Christmas in Barcelona: Holiday Family Travel in Spain

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

The beaches of Spain’s Costa Brava are an amazing place to spend the summer, but what about spending Christmas in Barcelona? CHRISTMAS IN BARCELONA The lights, the tree, and the ornaments — they’re all here. However, Christmas in Barcelona has its own traditions and idiosyncrasies. Below I explain a few things you might enjoy when […]

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Nervous about travelling in India? Here are six lessons I brought home

Nervous about travelling in India? Here are six lessons I brought home

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

India's a pretty amazing place, and like we always say: when life gives you lessons, make lessonade.

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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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Malaysia’s Rainforest World Music Festival: the coolest festival you’ve never even heard of

Malaysia’s Rainforest World Music Festival: the coolest festival you’ve never even heard of

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Think back on your most treasured musical memories, your favourite festival moments. Then imagine they took place in a literal rainforest in Borneo...

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Trat: A Delightfully Unassuming Thai Town

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

A little slice of Thai life off the usual trail, with prices rarely seen in the south.

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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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Is Sky Bar in Bangkok Worthwhile?

Is Sky Bar in Bangkok Worthwhile?

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Many itineraries of a trip to Bangkok will include a visit to one of the city’s many rooftop bars. Situated 63 stories above Bangkok, Sky Bar is arguably the most famous rooftop bar in the City of Angles. But is this posh bar with a view of Bangkok really worth the price? We're sharing our honest opinion and letting you in on everything you should expect if you add it to your Bangkok itinerary.

The Absolute Best Halong Bay Cruise | Top 13 Recommendations

by Andrzej Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Are you looking for the best Halong Bay cruise for your next holiday in Vietnam? Join in with thousands of happy travelers on a trip of a life time on the best Halong Bay tour in Vietnam! In order to make your planning that much easier, we have compiled a […]

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7 of the Best Yoga Travel Destinations for Your 2018 Adventures

by Jane @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.
My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga. - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

If you think India is the ultimate yoga travel destination, think again! These 7 places (plus 7 great alternatives) are our picks for the very best yoga adventures in 2018! A couple of years ago, we made our first trip to India. Having heard from all our yogi friends what a mind-blowing spiritual experience it […]

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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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TACLOBAN CITY TOUR: 3 Places You Shouldn’t Miss On Your Visit

by @ A Wanderful Sole

This post contains The Top Places you should visit in Tacloban City along with useful travel tips.

Where to find the best street art in NYC

Where to find the best street art in NYC

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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6 underrated New Zealand towns you should visit

6 underrated New Zealand towns you should visit

by Marie-France Roy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The towns on this list are lesser-known destinations. Although some of them serve as gateways to New Zealand’s natural attractions, they are interesting in their own right, and not merely service towns.

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10 under-the-radar destinations in Southeast Asia worth a visit

10 under-the-radar destinations in Southeast Asia worth a visit

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here are 10 Southeast Asian spots about to take pride of place on your bucket list. Prepare yourself for lesser-known gems, unique experiences and more.

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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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Thailand Travel Costs and How Much to Budget [Infographic]

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

Thailand is a very budget-friendly destination and you will almost always get a lot of bang for your Baht. But what’s a good budget per day for Thailand? Well, it depends on how you’re travelling. If you’re a digital nomad living in Thailand, you can take advantage of long-term rentals and keep costs low. If […]

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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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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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Finding friendship, unforgettable experiences and love on an Intrepid trip

Finding friendship, unforgettable experiences and love on an Intrepid trip

by Katie Lockhart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We had one especially grueling seven-hour bus ride but he and I talked the entire time and it ended up only feeling like one.

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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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A language guide for Southern Africa

A language guide for Southern Africa

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Learning a few words in the local language will gain you a lot of respect. So to help you know your lekker from your nnyaa, here’s your beginner’s guide to who speaks what, and where, in Southern Africa.

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Why Kanazawa is Japan’s best kept secret

Why Kanazawa is Japan’s best kept secret

by David Nagle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Find out why this fishing town, on the east coast of central Honshu Island, is the perfect place to time travel through Japan.

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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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The Solo Female Traveler's Guide To Vietnam • The Blonde Abroad

The Solo Female Traveler's Guide To Vietnam • The Blonde Abroad


The Blonde Abroad

Whether you prefer to eat your heart out or embark on an adventure on the back of a motorbike, this solo female traveler's guide to Vietnam has you covered.

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 15 most beautiful waterfalls in the world

The 15 most beautiful waterfalls in the world

by Nicole Dossantos @ Intrepid Travel Blog

What makes the perfect waterfall? Height? Water volume? Sheer volume? We put the world's best through their paces.

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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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Is this the best travel complaint ever?

Is this the best travel complaint ever?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We're pretty fond of it.

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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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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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A Little Portrait… Stories of Microfinance from the Women of the Oaxaca Valley, Mexico

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

It’s the scent of warm corn that most reminds me of my time in Oaxaca, Mexico. Corn is intrinsically woven into the fabric of Mexico’s culture and daily life. And in the rural areas of Mexico, this link is even stronger. First cultivated 10,000 years ago, indigenous cultures keep a link to their past as […]

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This new technology is set to obliterate language barriers

This new technology is set to obliterate language barriers

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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Meet the ridiculously talented family that travels for a living

Meet the ridiculously talented family that travels for a living

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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A Little Adrift… Dispatch from Mexico: Oaxacan Life

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

Has life sped up? The days, weeks, and months whip past faster than I can count. I landed in Oaxaca, Mexico in January. Two months later, I’m settled but restless. Does that even make sense? Traveling is a hard habit to break. I bought a coffee cup when I arrived. It was a small concession […]

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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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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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6 reasons why South Africa is a destination with something for everyone

6 reasons why South Africa is a destination with something for everyone

by Ellie Abraham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you thought it was simply your one stop shop for safari, it's time to think again. The water sports, wine tasting, history, hiking and incredible food are just some of South Africa's offerings.

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48 Hours in Budapest. What to Do.

by Alyson Long for World Travel Family @ World Travel Family

Ask anyone who has traveled through Eastern Europe to name their favorite city and they will almost definitely say Budapest. Home of beautiful buildings, steaming spa baths and delightfully cheap beer, there’s really nothing not to love.Budapest is the ideal destination for people who want a weekend getaway. Two days in Budapest is all you […]

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We ask Europe’s top bloggers where to go in 2017

We ask Europe’s top bloggers where to go in 2017

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

2017 is well and truly here, and if you’re anything like us a) you’ve probably broken all your resolutions by now, and b) you’re already craving the next adventure...

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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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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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Hidden gems: 9 less explored parts of popular destinations

Hidden gems: 9 less explored parts of popular destinations

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Swap crowded Cusco for the Amazonian Andes, or trade busy Bali for serene Sumatra. Here are nine of the best destinations, when it comes to getting off the beaten track in some of your favourite countries.

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The benefits of taking the train to Machu Picchu (and what to expect)

The benefits of taking the train to Machu Picchu (and what to expect)

by Katie Lockhart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When I read that on my nine-day Classic Peru tour we were taking the train to Machu Picchu I breathed a sigh of both relief and excitement...

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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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Fulidhoo Island – A Complete Guide To The Maldives Diving Paradise

by Chris @ Backpacker Banter

Looking at diving the Maldives on a budget? Well the local island of Fulidhoo in the Vaavu atoll is the perfect place to experience diving in the Maldives!

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European history according to Asterix and Obelix

European history according to Asterix and Obelix

by Laura Dawson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Just like a regular history lesson, only interesting.

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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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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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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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What I wish I knew before hiking to Machu Picchu

What I wish I knew before hiking to Machu Picchu

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Like most painful things, the memories fade with time and I only remember the good bits. But there are things I wish I'd known before hiking to Machu Picchu.

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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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8 Chilly Places In Southeast Asia For Your Pretend Winter Vacation

by Harris @ vietnam – Travel Guides For Muslim Travellers | Have Halal, Will Travel

South-East Asia (S.E.A) constantly attracts people of all places that want to enjoy the tropical-sunny weather! Being so close to the equator, the countries of this part of the world do not experience any of the four seasons. Instead, the weather perpetually switches between rain and sun – (mostly) all throughout the year, making it […]

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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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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Mothers of Intrepid: 3 amazing women you’ll meet on a homestay

Mothers of Intrepid: 3 amazing women you’ll meet on a homestay

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Whether it’s a Mongolian Nana or a Peruvian Mama, homestay cooking, hospitality (and life wisdom) are simply the best.

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The truth about travelling in Transylvania

The truth about travelling in Transylvania

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Contrary to popular belief, Transylvania actually does exist, but it’s nothing like what it’s been made out to be.

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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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The ‘Ultimate Girls Trip’ needs a makeover

The ‘Ultimate Girls Trip’ needs a makeover

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I was researching camping destinations recently when I stumbled upon an article about ‘the ultimate lads trip’. It got me thinking...

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Updated Vietnam blogs and websites

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

After more than a year of neglect I realised it was high time to update the listings of English language blogs and websites devoted to Vietnam - after all, some people on the list have left Vietnam and returned since I last edited it like Jon Hoff at Its The Final Word

As well as some notable publications that were missing - The Word HCMC, a guide to living in Saigon, and Viet News Online, Tuoi Tre's (the most popular VN newspaper) new English language publication - there are a whole host of great blogs that I'd not got round to adding before.

Notable additions are Hanoi Scrachpad, a great blog with excellent in depth writing covering the history and background of the subjects covered - see the recent post on for an example.

Also great are A Girl In Asia whose posts on food (and gorgeous photos) have filled a gap since other dedicated food bloggers have left Vietnam, Michael Sieburg who has also just returned to Vietnam, and Backwater Views with more food and slices of life from Saigon.

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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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The top destinations for travel in February

The top destinations for travel in February

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From Zanzibar's beautiful beaches, to music and dancing at Rio Carnival. Here's your guide for where to travel in February.

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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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Vietnam Adventure: How to Get the Most from Your Mindful Travels in Vietnam

Vietnam Adventure: How to Get the Most from Your Mindful Travels in Vietnam


My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

Want to get the most from your Vietnam adventure? This guide answers all your Vietnam travel questions, like where to stay & eat, safety in Vietnam for solo travel, what to pack, and which tourist traps to avoid. Plus we share our ideal Vietnam itineraries for 1 week to 1 month in the country!

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Best Time to Visit Goa, India: Best Season & Month

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Goa is a magical place to visit. Many tourists describe the weather as being perfect- not too hot or cold … if you go there at the right time of year that is. The best season to visit Goa in India is during the winter; whilst the best month to […]

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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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The magic and madness of traveling in Vietnam with my mom

The magic and madness of traveling in Vietnam with my mom

by Harris Newman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Now we were just two friends on an adventure, no barriers, with a foreign, exotic, and endlessly beautiful country as our playground.

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Cycling Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Cycling Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

by Vicky Philpott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to Know When to Travel Anywhere – The Rove.me experience

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

We live in a rushed era where the “fast-food” concept has arrived to the travel world too. Many people out there can do a life of travel based on keeping a count of countries visited and bragging themselves because of it. But is that really the essence of traveling? For me, the whole purpose of […]

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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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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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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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Turtles and orangutans: witnessing wildlife conservation in Borneo

Turtles and orangutans: witnessing wildlife conservation in Borneo

by CC Hua @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sabah, a Malaysian state on the northern tip of Borneo, is home to some pretty special endangered wildlife. One Intrepid traveller visits the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sepilok and witnesses the release of turtle hatchlings on Selingaan Island.

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20 Amazing things to do in the Whitsundays

by Kayla Manoe @ Kelana by Kayla

One of Australia’s most picturesque and visited regions just a short plane ride from most capital cities, you will find a tropical oasis, with fresh local produce, secluded coves and home to the largest reef in the world!  Consisting of the 74 island the Whitsundays can cater for all budgets and traveller types. Home to [...]

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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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Ninh Binh: A Detailed Travel Guide to Vietnam's Hidden Gem

Ninh Binh: A Detailed Travel Guide to Vietnam's Hidden Gem


Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

The ultimate travel guide to Ninh Binh, Vietnam. What to see, do and eat and the updated travel tips to explore Tam Coc and its surroundings easily!

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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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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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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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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The Ultimate 2018 List of Best Vietnam Books to Read!

The Ultimate 2018 List of Best Vietnam Books to Read!


Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

The best Vietnam Books; find best books on Vietnam to inspire travel, best books about Vietnam War, Vietnam travel guides & books for Kids.

15 Best Hostels in Miami (Insider Guide • 2018!)

by Aaron @ The Broke Backpacker

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How a local group is fighting poverty in Kenya, one pig at a time

How a local group is fighting poverty in Kenya, one pig at a time

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s our first day in Nairobi, and we’re on our way to market to buy some fat pigs. Except this time, we won’t be going home again and doing a jig.

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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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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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Lisbon Travel Blog: Complete City Guide for 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Lisbon travel blog and guide has all you need to know to plan your trip to the trendiest hotspot in Europe right now. Budget, tourist traps and places not to miss vs main tourist traps, places to eat and of course insider tips. After all I’ve lived in Lisbon for a decade! I know […]

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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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The young traveller's guide to Vietnam

The young traveller's guide to Vietnam


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Brittany McCrystal travels to "one of the most incredible countries I have visited".

The winners of the Urban Photographer Competition are up, and they’re amazing

The winners of the Urban Photographer Competition are up, and they’re amazing

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There's nothing like a global photography competition to make you self-conscious about your Instagram feed.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 do in Chiang Mai, from must-sees to lesser-known gems

What to do in Chiang Mai, from must-sees to lesser-known gems

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There are temples to wander, waterfalls to swim in, hikes through the jungle, bars and cafés to suit any taste, live music, colorful markets, the list goes on and on…

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Adventure lover? Here’s why your next trip should be in Vietnam

Adventure lover? Here’s why your next trip should be in Vietnam

by Carolyn Okon @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I wasn't sure I was fit enough to do a trip like this. I wondered whether I would be missing out on the cultural aspects (cough, the sites and the food) of Vietnam...

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The best destinations in Laos, Southeast Asia’s unsung hero

The best destinations in Laos, Southeast Asia’s unsung hero

by Josh Shephard @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The country boasts cities full of temples and a strong French influence, yet also smaller villages and the ever-present Mekong River. By morning you can be totally immersed in culture, and by lunch find yourself way out in the jungle.

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

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

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Louise Maccallum @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Moral dilemmas: should you do these things while travelling?

Moral dilemmas: should you do these things while travelling?

by Caroline Morse @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Our Ultimate Travel Guide for Vietnam - Kelana by Kayla

Our Ultimate Travel Guide for Vietnam - Kelana by Kayla


Kelana by Kayla

A diverse country with strong French influence, a rich cultural experience, great for all types of travellers! Here's our Ultimate Travel Guide for Vietnam.

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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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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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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The 37 experiences you need to try in 2017

The 37 experiences you need to try in 2017

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Our definitive list of mind-blowing experiences to have in 2017. If you manage to tick off Surströmming (No.9)...we'd love to hear your survival story.

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Flamenco & fusion: A local’s guide to Granada

Flamenco & fusion: A local’s guide to Granada

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Granada may be the most dangerous city in Spain. No where else is there city so capable of clutching you firmly in its grip and taking you under its spell...

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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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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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Vietnam Travel Guide - Travel Happy

Vietnam Travel Guide - Travel Happy


Travel Happy

Our Vietnam travel guide and tips will help you decide where to go, what to do, where to stay and how much your Vietnam travels will cost.

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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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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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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No Vietnam Visa Required For Citizens Of Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

From July 2015, you don’t need to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam if you’re a citizen from Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain Vietnam Embassy, Bangkok The Vietnamese government have announced a important change for Vietnam tourist visas – if you’re from Britain, Germany, France, Italy or Spain, you no longer need to […]

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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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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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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Small ways you can make every day Earth Day when you travel

Small ways you can make every day Earth Day when you travel

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Climate change is real and it's happening now. How can we, as travellers, make sure that our adventures also preserve our planet's stunning landscapes and fascinating cultures?

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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 easy-to-follow guide for ethical animal tourism

Our easy-to-follow guide for ethical animal tourism

by Charlie Stone @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Hue's Imperial Citadel

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

The Tay Son Rebellion in Vietnam brought Nguyen Phuc Anh to power in 1802. Declaring himself Emperor Gia Long, he began construction on a grand fortress-palace in Hue in 1804. Today the emperor's construction is known in Hue merely as “the Citadel”, and its inner sanctum, once the home of the emperor and his family, is called “the Purple Forbidden City”. Although the Citadel and its Imperial City were badly damaged during the Vietnam War in 1968, they remain one of Vietnam's top tourist destinations.

Early History of the Citadel

Like many of Asia's leaders of the past, the emperor relied upon traditional methods of divination, called geomancy, to choose the location for the Citadel. With a wish to create a sort of mini-Forbidden City like the one in Beijing, tens of thousands of labourers were conscripted to construct his fortress and palace. They dug a ten kilometer moat, along with thick earthen walls, to create the Citadel's perimeter. Copying the French military architect Vauban, these earthen walls were later replaced by two-meter-thick stone walls. Inside the outer perimeter, a smaller moat and smaller brick walls bounded the emperor's Purple Forbidden City. The Purple Forbidden City, besides elaborate residences, also included a network of gates, courtyards, and administrative buildings. The emperor didn't live to see the completion of his architectural masterpiece; dying in 1820, the Citadel was finally completed in 1832 by Gia Long's son, the Emperor Minh Mang.

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Vietnam Travel Guide & Sightseeing | Flight Centre

Vietnam Travel Guide & Sightseeing | Flight Centre


Flight Centre

Boasting stunning scenery & beaches, Vietnam is the perfect Asian destination! Cover all your bases while travelling in Vietnam with our Vietnam travel guide.

The 6 ‘micro-countries’ you need to see in 2017

The 6 ‘micro-countries’ you need to see in 2017

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

English villages in Sri Lanka? Dutch settlements in Shanghai? A Spanish oasis in Western Australia? Yep, they do exist.

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11 quotes that prove celebrities live on a different planet

11 quotes that prove celebrities live on a different planet

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Best day trips from Prague

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

Get more out of your time in the Czech Republic with these suggestions of day trips from Prague. With a variety of destinations, there's something for everyone.

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Uluru through the lens: an Outback 50mm challenge

Uluru through the lens: an Outback 50mm challenge

by Lucy Piper @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In photography terms, a 50mm lens has a fairly narrow field of vision. So it definitely isn’t your go-to lens for shooting vast landscapes or epic natural features – the exact kind you might find in the Red Centre…

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Spain in one week: The Ultimate Guide

Spain in one week: The Ultimate Guide

by James Getgood @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Spain has so much to offer that you could spend a lifetime there and still have something else to see (I moved to Barcelona for this very reason!). But for those who are short on time, we’ve come up with a 7-day itinerary.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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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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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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The 6 rules of responsible travel

The 6 rules of responsible travel

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Responsible Travel isn't hard. Most of it comes down to common sense, simply respecting different cultures and travelling equipped with a head full of sustainable street-smarts.

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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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

From Moab on the outskirts of Canyonlands National Park, to Boulder on the fringes of Capitol Reef National Park. Here's your guide to the gateway towns of Utah's national parks.

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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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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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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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“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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The Tulum Ruins: a Mexican family holiday with ancient Mayans

The Tulum Ruins: a Mexican family holiday with ancient Mayans

by Iseult Larkin @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With ancient Maya history, ruins and beautiful beaches, Tulum is the perfect place for your next family trip.

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7 Churches for Visita Iglesia during the Holy Week in Pili, Camarines Sur

by Yvette Rebadulla @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Spend the Lenten Season on a journey with Christ through a Visita Iglesia in Pili, Camarines Sur. Pili is the capital city of Camarines Sur and is one of the best destinations during the Holy Week. This place has a deep connection with religion since the proclamation of Christianity by the Spanish missionaries in Pili dates back to the early ...

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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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Live in Canada? Here’s where your travel dollar is strongest

Live in Canada? Here’s where your travel dollar is strongest

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Canadians are resilient. When they want to travel, they won’t let a weak exchange rate get in the way.

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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.

Eight awesome American cities (that aren’t Vegas or New York)

Eight awesome American cities (that aren’t Vegas or New York)

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Move over New York, there guys are coming for you.

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Vietnam Travel Guide |Divergent Travelers

Vietnam Travel Guide |Divergent Travelers


Divergent Travelers

Your Vietnam travel guide.

The wining and dining guide to Mendoza

The wining and dining guide to Mendoza

by Doug Whyte @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From traditional parrillas and urban cafes, to world-class bodegas beyond the city centre. Here’s the rundown on the best places to eat and drink in Mendoza.

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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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A Year in Review (And a Needed Break)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

As dawn broke on this year, I was excited for a fresh start. Last year, I dealt with panic attacks and anxiety from taking on too many projects, a breakup that left me heartbroken, and a mini-identity crisis from settling down. But that “greatest worst year of my life” set the stage for a year […]

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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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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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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 top destinations for travel in April

The top destinations for travel in April

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From witnessing Bolivia's salt flats, to staring in wonder at the cherry blossoms in Japan. Here’s your guide for where to travel in April.

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Little-known secrets of the Amalfi Coast

Little-known secrets of the Amalfi Coast

by Kirsty Fanton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to budget travel in Scandinavia

How to budget travel in Scandinavia

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The top destinations for travel in March

The top destinations for travel in March

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From rum tasting in Cuba, to gondola riding along Venice’s many canals. Here's your guide for where to travel in March.

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Our ultimate guide to: The Grand Canyon

Our ultimate guide to: The Grand Canyon

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you don’t know your Hopi Points from your Pipe Creek Vistas, here’s an intro guide to America’s coolest natural wonder.

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Why you shouldn’t skip San Jose: A guide to Costa Rica’s capital 

Why you shouldn’t skip San Jose: A guide to Costa Rica’s capital 

by Christina Campo @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s a thriving city, filled with rich culture, friendly people and a dynamic nightlife. If you’re not sure where to start exploring, here’s a quick guide to San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital city.

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6 beautiful beaches in Thailand you should visit

6 beautiful beaches in Thailand you should visit

by Melanie Ewan @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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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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Best things to do around Osaka Bay

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

Here is your detailed step-by-step guide for exploring the three main cities around Osaka Bay: the Gateway to Japan.

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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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10 epic destinations to make you feel small

10 epic destinations to make you feel small

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

These are the moments we live for as travellers – finding those spectacular places that leave you standing in silent awe.

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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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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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3 Day Bruges City Break Guide – Things to do in Bruges

by Lina Stock @ Divergent Travelers

A lot of visitors to Europe don’t know about the wonders of Bruges. While the city lacks the glitz and glamour of other European metropolis’, there’s a certain charm within the streets of Bruges that cannot necessarily be found in the center of London or Paris. Bruges is a compact city, yet it is bursting

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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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A walking tour of Paris’ best foodie haunts (with handy step-by-step map)

A walking tour of Paris’ best foodie haunts (with handy step-by-step map)

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When I landed in Paris for the first time, I spent a happy few hours Googling the best baguette, the most celebrated croissant, a critically acclaimed salted caramel.

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

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

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A clash of cultures in Seville

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

These two monumental sites in the centre of Seville say a lot about a period of Spanish history when civilisations were clashing.

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BRB – I’m Traveling in Southeast Asia

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Blog updates coming in the new year...

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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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Everything you need to know about trekking in Patagonia

Everything you need to know about trekking in Patagonia

by Julie Klene @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Patagonia. The word rolls off your tongue and has you dreaming of faraway lands filled with dramatic landscapes. It's fair to say that the reality doesn't disappoint.

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Why winter is the perfect time to travel in Canada

Why winter is the perfect time to travel in Canada

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Thailand's Famous Lantern Festival: Loy Krathong & Yi Peng

Thailand's Famous Lantern Festival: Loy Krathong & Yi Peng

by Ben Zweber @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If releasing a sky lantern during Thailand's famous Yi Peng festival is on your travel bucket list, you will definitely want to check out this article that walks you through everything you need to know to enjoy Loy Krathong and Yi Peng in Chiang Mai. Plus, we're sharing which event you should avoid!

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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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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A guide to playing chinlone like a Burmese professional

A guide to playing chinlone like a Burmese professional

by Tayla Gentle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I first encountered chinlone in one of Yangon’s back alleys. It was after seven pm, the working day was well and truly over, and a gang of middle-aged men had…

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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7 facts you probably don’t know about Costa Rica

7 facts you probably don’t know about Costa Rica

by Christina Campo @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The 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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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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The Best Eco Yoga Mat to Energize Your Practice in 2018

by Stephen @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

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If you’re looking for an eco yoga mat that is durable, comfortable, and non slip, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve tried all of these yoga mats and my reviews will help you choose the right mat for you body and your practice. Students are always asking me what yoga mat I use. Because […]

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6 reasons why Krakow is Europe’s most overlooked city

6 reasons why Krakow is Europe’s most overlooked city

by Kyle Hulme @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Krakow looks like a city straight out of a Disney movie. Cobbled streets lined with horse-pulled carriages, beautiful squares, pretty churches and more.

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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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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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The 5 most common fears about travelling in India

The 5 most common fears about travelling in India

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Backpack Review: Osprey Porter 46 (Newest 2017 Edition)

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Osprey's new 2017 model of the Porter 46 sees some great improvements, but how does it compare to the Farpoint 40?

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Places to Visit in Singapore-Christmas Blog Special!

by Alyson Long for World Travel Family @ World Travel Family

We spent almost 2 weeks in Singapore at Christmas and split our time between a budget hostel near the Singapore River, a short walk from the marina, quays and Marina Bay Sands, and a more luxury Resorts World Hotel on Sentosa Island. We also took the opportunity to take a 3 day break to an […]

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Cheap Road Trip Across the USA: 47 Practical Tips

Cheap Road Trip Across the USA: 47 Practical Tips

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you're planning a road trip across the USA and are trying to stay on a budget, you have come to the right place! We have put together the best, most practical and most creative money-saving tips and hacks so you can road trip for cheap! Have the time of your life while still saving money on food, transportation and accommodation with our advice!

The Secret Sauce Behind Scott’s Cheap Flights

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Scott Keyes turned a simple newsletter into a popular travel hacking site, Scott's Cheap Flights. In this interview, Scott tells us how he and his worldwide team find cheap flights using a combination of manpower and knowledge of industry trends. Every flight is hand-searched!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Meet the 24 year old who trekked across the Gobi Desert

Meet the 24 year old who trekked across the Gobi Desert

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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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 best place to eat in Macedonia is somebody’s home’: tips from a foodie local leader

‘The best place to eat in Macedonia is somebody’s home’: tips from a foodie local leader

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Balkan republic of Macedonia is like a tiny version of France, with a huge variety of wines, cheeses and other foods for its size. Mix in a dash of…

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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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January in Breb. Life in the Freezer

by Alyson Long for World Travel Family @ World Travel Family

We’ve been waiting for this. When we first had the idea of basing ourselves in Romania, locals told us winter temperatures can easily drop to -25C. We checked online, we couldn’t find any records of temperatures that low, so we kind of didn’t believe it but wanted to find out what it was like. With […]

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The best cities in Europe for LGBTQI travellers

The best cities in Europe for LGBTQI travellers

by Gwen OToole @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While much of Europe is welcoming and safe for LGBTQI travellers, here’s a list of 5 cities that are not only welcoming and safe, but certain to make you swoon.

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Chef Alejandro Saravia and the last roast chicken recipe you’ll ever need

Chef Alejandro Saravia and the last roast chicken recipe you’ll ever need

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We asked Melbourne culinary legend Alejandro Saravi for something delicious, easy and authentically Peruvian. Oh boy did he deliver.

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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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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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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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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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List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Peru

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Peru for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: Lima, Peru | Arequipa, Peru | Chiclayo, Peru | Trujillo, Peru | Cuzco, Peru | Cajamarca, Peru. ...

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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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Your complete guide to one day in Hiroshima

Your complete guide to one day in Hiroshima

by James Getgood @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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And the winner is….

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

I received thousands of submissions for my round the world contest, and I enjoyed reading every single one of them. Unfortunately, there can only be one winner. Today, I'm very excited to announce the official winner of the round the world contest! The journey begins next month.

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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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Seven of India’s real-life ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotels’

Seven of India’s real-life ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotels’

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Want to see Intrepid's version of best exotic India? Leave your bags with us, put your feet up, and make yourself at home.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The best beaches in southeast Asia: a definitive guide

The best beaches in southeast Asia: a definitive guide

by Tim Edwards @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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CUATRO ISLAS: DIY Budget Travel Guide + Itinerary To The Hidden Treasures Of Inopacan Leyte

by @ A Wanderful Sole

CUATRO ISLAS - Uncover the secrets of these four islands in Inopacan Leyte with the help of this DIY Budget Travel Guide.

Backpacking in Hanoi, Vietnam - DIY Travel Guide

by Celeste SunDragonLady Choi @ Backpacking in Hanoi, Vietnam - DIY Travel Guide

Great post of your time in Hanoi. I probably would've thought it was Spring too in the beginning of the year. Great source of information if I ever make a trip there. Thanks for sharing.

The top destinations for travel in January

The top destinations for travel in January

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From the jungles of Central America to the beaches of Southeast Asia, here's where you should be travelling during January.

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10 handy tips for solo travel

10 handy tips for solo travel

by Wanderlust Chloe @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's natural to feel nervous before jetting off alone. So here are a few helpful tips on how to make the most of your solo travels.

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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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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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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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Orangutans in Borneo | Our Rainforest Adventure

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

The best place to see orangutans in the wild is Tanjung Puting National Park on the island of Borneo. There are said to be 6000 orangutans in the park. Borneo is shared by three countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. Tanjung Puting is in Indonesian Borneo, which is known as Kalimantan. Wild orangutans are found only on […]

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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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7 experiences that prove the Galapagos Islands are the definition of bucket list-worthy

7 experiences that prove the Galapagos Islands are the definition of bucket list-worthy

by Georgina Lawton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here are seven totally amazing experiences that you shouldn't miss once when you get there (having experienced them myself on Intrepid Travel's 10-day Active Galapagos trip)!

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Costa Rica in one week: The ultimate guide

Costa Rica in one week: The ultimate guide

by Sally Elbassir @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Kellie Bright @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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8 Croatian islands so beautiful that everyone should visit

8 Croatian islands so beautiful that everyone should visit

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Traditionally the Dalmatian coast always lost out to sun-soaked hot-spots like the French Riviera or the Greek islands, but not anymore.

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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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Top 10 best places to visit in Italy

by Kayla Manoe @ Kelana by Kayla

Italy’s fortes stretch far beyond its architecture and history. The country ( shaped like a boot), boasts extreme natural gems. From the norths mountain ranges to the souths turquoise grottoes, this combined with its culinary delights makes Italy the perfect European destination! For me personally, Italy is up there in my top 5 fav countries, it probably has [...]

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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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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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Marketing a sacred mountain

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

It's been worshipped for at least 1500 years but perhaps this mountain was declared sacred just to attract Silk Road travellers?

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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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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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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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Everything you need to experience in Lima, from essential sights to Peruvian bites

Everything you need to experience in Lima, from essential sights to Peruvian bites

by Amber Dunlap @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Beyond the promise of a good meal, I wasn’t initially thrilled to step into its concrete embrace. But Lima is a city that came to surprise me – more and more with each passing visit. 

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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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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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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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10 cool spots to visit in Cape Town

10 cool spots to visit in Cape Town

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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India through the lens of a professional Instagrammer

India through the lens of a professional Instagrammer

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I recently travelled through India with professional Instagrammer, Lauren Bath. Here are some behind-the-scenes snaps, and the stories behind them.

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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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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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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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“Humans are pushing animals to the brink. We can change that.”

“Humans are pushing animals to the brink. We can change that.”

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's time to make a change.

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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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9 reasons to travel to Turkey when your heart is broken

9 reasons to travel to Turkey when your heart is broken

by Chloe O'Brien @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It took 24 hours, a few Turkish meals, and meeting the first of many welcoming locals before I started to feel okay.

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Ultimate Japan Travel Guide: Everything You Need to Know for Your First Visit

Ultimate Japan Travel Guide: Everything You Need to Know for Your First Visit

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you're planning to visit Japan, this information-packed guide has the answers to all your questions. We are sharing exactly how much it costs to travel to Japan, and we're throwing in some money-saving budget tips! Plus, find out the best places to go in Tokyo, which Japanese foods to try, and how to ride the bullet trains. This is the most complete Japan travel guide out there and will help you plan the trip of your dreams.

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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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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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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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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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.)

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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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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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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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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Think twice before buying war jewellery in Laos. Here’s why

Think twice before buying war jewellery in Laos. Here’s why

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Editor’s note: The story below highlights a dark episode in the history of Laos and the legacy it continues to hold over Lao people. At Intrepid, we feel it is important when travelling to…

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Meet Oswaldo, your Intrepid guide in the Galapagos

Meet Oswaldo, your Intrepid guide in the Galapagos

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

"It's possible for the Galapagos Islands to be a model for the rest of the world," says Galapagos guide Oswaldo Noboa as he gazes over the side of his boat.

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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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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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“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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Meet the Leaders: Judy, Bahamas sailing skipper

Meet the Leaders: Judy, Bahamas sailing skipper

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This week we're proud to introduce our very first female sailing skipper, Judy. She'll be skippering our sailing trips in the Bahamas (it's a tough job, but hey, someone has to).

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San Fran to LA: exploring California’s epic coast

San Fran to LA: exploring California’s epic coast

by Doug Whyte @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Doug Whyte's guide to the towns and cities that pepper the Californian coast, from misty San Francisco all the way down to sunny LA.

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Pro photography tips: taking portraits in Morocco

Pro photography tips: taking portraits in Morocco

by Steve Davey @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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6 easy tips for solo female travel in India

6 easy tips for solo female travel in India

by Lorinda Childs @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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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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Travelling with my parents in Australia’s Red Centre

Travelling with my parents in Australia’s Red Centre

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We paid for our tickets to enter Uluru National Park, sure, but we never really felt like we had express permission to be there. And then, in two words, all of the politics fell away...

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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.

11 of the Most Romantic Cities in Europe to Inspire Your Wandering Heart

by Jane @ My Five Acres. Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

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We love all the continents equally, but when it comes to romance, Europe always wins. Our picks of the most romantic cities in Europe are guaranteed to make your heart pound, whether you’re looking for love or want to treat your sweetie to an intimate city break. We write a lot about the ways that […]

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Travel photography tips for kids

Travel photography tips for kids

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Are your little ones real shutterbugs? If so, leave it to them to capture your family holiday memories, with these top travel photography tips.

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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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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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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.

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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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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Europe & Turkey: Intrepid’s March photo comp results are in

Europe & Turkey: Intrepid’s March photo comp results are in

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Picking the winner this month was harder than following the plot of an Italian opera, but we think we made the right choice.

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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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Top 101 Unique Gift Ideas For Travelers

Top 101 Unique Gift Ideas For Travelers

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you’re looking for a gift for someone who loves to travel, but you can’t afford to buy them a flight around the world, we’ve got a ton of ideas for you - 101 ideas, to be exact! From super practical travel gear they’ll actually use to pretty gifts for their home, this is one of the most complete gift guide out there. We’re sure you’ll find the perfect unique gift for your favorite traveler!

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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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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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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Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala: Camping on Volcán Acatenango

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Chris camps overnight on top of Guatemala's Volcán Acatenango and witnesses lava eruptions...

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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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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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Why family travel is a great idea

Why family travel is a great idea

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Going on a family holiday can be expensive and take a lot of organising. But, here at Intrepid we think it's important to take a break together, here's why.

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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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The world’s most bike-friendly cities, ranked

The world’s most bike-friendly cities, ranked

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Five Game of Thrones locations you can actually visit

Five Game of Thrones locations you can actually visit

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Think you can guess your fav show’s shooting locations? You know nothing, Jon Snow.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Australia just gained 17 new islands…in Antarctica

Australia just gained 17 new islands…in Antarctica

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Australia has just claimed 17 very cold, very small, very remote islands. Penguins appear not to notice.

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Reasons why you will Fall in Love with Honfleur France!

by Andrzej Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Everyone writes lists of the best things to do in Honfleur, France … ultimate guides on what to do in Honfleur, France. But what about an adventure? What about the spontaneity of discovery? Can you discover things to see in Honfleur that no one has seen yet? Our France road […]

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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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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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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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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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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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What to expect on a trek to Everest Base Camp

What to expect on a trek to Everest Base Camp

by CC Hua @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ready for the climb of your life? Here's what to know before you take on a trek to epic Everest Base Camp.

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What it’s like to travel in Morocco during Ramadan

What it’s like to travel in Morocco during Ramadan

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I knew a little about Ramadan before travelling through Morocco this year. I knew that it involved fasting from sunrise to sunset, but that was about it.

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Rick Stein's food tour across Vietnam

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

We're back in the UK for a few more weeks still so it was great to see Vietnam featured on primetime TV on Thursday night, when Rick Stein, a popular UK chef, spent an hour travelling and eating through Vietnam as part of his Far Eastern Oddessey, which can be viewed here on BBC iPlayer.

We really enjoyed the show - and it was great to see a travel program on Vietnam where for once the food featured was about much more than macho presenters drinking snake's blood - food in Vietnam is so divine it always annoys me to see countless presenters grossing-out over dishes that many people in Vietnam wouldn't eat, either.

Retracing the journey

For those who have developed a taste for Vietnam after seeing Rick's show, here's a quick itinerary of his travels, should you wish to explore some of the places he saw and foods he ate!

He started the show visiting floating villages and the market in Chau Doc, at the border with Cambodia, deep in the Mekong Delta, before heading to the trading hub of the Mekong, Can Tho - famous its floating market, though he didn't pay it a visit.

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

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

by Julia D'Orazio @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Backpacker’s Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam on a Budget #backpacking

Backpacker’s Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam on a Budget #backpacking


Two Monkeys Travel Group

Hanoi City is the capital of the amazing country of Vietnam Famous for its Phὁ and fascinating war history with the USA; however right now, Vietnam is popular (...)

Top Tips For The Best Family Australian Road Trip

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

 Have you always dreamt of taking an epic road trip across Australia? There are many memorable and exciting places to see in Australia. It is also a brilliant country to explore for a family vacation.  Get in your vehicle and hit the road, because Australia will gift you with experiences […]

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Things to Do in Merida Mexico — What to see, Do & Eat in the Yucatan

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Visit Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and you’ll find so many things to do in Merida with kids…or without them. We travel with children, but Merida has something for everyone. In fact, the Yucatan Peninsula is great for any and all types of traveler: from grubby solo backpackers to adventurous families to retirees on a luxury holiday. Things [&#