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6 sunset viewing spots in Vietnam

6 sunset viewing spots in Vietnam

by Ellie Abraham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Vietnam boasts some stunning settings from which to watch the sun rise and set. From Halong Bay to Mui Ne, let us take you through some of the best.

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

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

by Lily Cichanowicz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Ultimate Vietnam 14 day Adventure | Ultimate Adventure Travel

Ultimate Vietnam 14 day Adventure | Ultimate Adventure Travel


Ultimate Adventure Travel

Get the Ultimate Vietnam experience when you join us on our 14-day backpacking tour! See the best that Vietnam has to offer, all activities are included!

Biking Around Hoi An, Vietnam

by Ralph Velasco @ PhotoEnrichment Adventures

  Riding Bikes Around Hoi An, Vietnam     One of the things I love to do with my groups is to get them out into the countryside.  Here, on a recent scouting trip to Vietnam, we rented bikes and rode into the outskirts of Hoi An, which is also known as the City of […]

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

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

by Kristin Amico @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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VIETNAM TOURS 10 BEST DESTINATIONS MUST SEE

by vactravel @ VAC TRAVEL

Vietnam tours 10 best destinations must see is one of the best opportunity to discover Vietnam country and its people. In addition, Vietnam country has all your needs and the Vietnam tours 10 best destinations must see is helping you reveal every hidden corner of its culture, tradition and daily life. Especially, Vietnam tours 10 best destinations must see will give you a touch of the local hospitality, the beautiful soul of Vietnamese. By doing this tour, you will have a chance to share your love, your vision, and you will appreciate the country and people during your vacation. Hence, VAC Travel offers the Vietnam

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Hanoi Beef Noodle Soup

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If you have heard about Vietnamese Beef noodle soup, certainly, you must hear about Hanoi Beef Noodle Soup ( Pho Hanoi). Day or night, a tasty bowl of Hanoi Beef Noodle Soup is never difficult to find in Vietnam.Like Thai pad in Thailand, Pho is an unofficial national dish that is exported to all ov...

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5 Of The Best Dressed Destinations To Get Your Freak On This Halloween

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Halloween or All Hallows Eve is by far our favorite annual celebration. Traditionally a Pagan turned Christian holiday for remembering the dead, today Halloween is a fully fledged festival treading the fine line between fun and fearsome. It’s a wonderful holiday that encourages people to embrace creativity, let go of your inhibitions and celebrate inner fears. Here’s Haute Culture’s top five global Halloween parties on our blood filled bucket list.  1. GREENWICH VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE, NEW YORK CITY, USA The NYC Halloween parade is the biggest in the world. Sexuality, politics and pop culture infuse through many of the costume designs and all combine to create a hedonistic spectacle of epic proportions. This year, 60,000 participants are expected to attend. The 2016 parade included a papier mache Trump, whilst the 2001 parade was themed ‘Phoenix Rising’. A phoenix puppet led the parade to represent the strength of New Yorkers in the wake of 9/11. A troupe of dancing rod-puppet skeletons always lead the way, dancing through the streets of the city for one day of the year, celebrating the life and soul of NYC.  31st October 2017 http://halloween-nyc.com/ 2. DIA DE MUERTOS, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO. Whilst The Day of the Dead is […]

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Iceland’s tourism board just released a video series, and it’s awesome

Iceland’s tourism board just released a video series, and it’s awesome

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Need a lesson in hot tubbing 101? Iceland Academy's got your back.

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Into the Wilds – Sabangau National Park

by @ David Metcalf – Bali Photography Tour

Sebangau National Park I started my trek in the Sabangau National Park, Central Kalimantan under a veil of darkness. The earthy smell of the peat bog forest rose sharply to greet me as I held my torch steady so as not to trip and fall into the organic black water swamp that lay on either side. I was...

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Da Lat Cultural Tour

Da Lat Cultural Tour


Go Asia Travel

Da lat Cultural 1 day Tour: for visiting the most cultural attractions such as ethnic minorities village and their culture, religious architecture

48 hours in Seoul: Shopping, Sightseeing, Ceremonies and Shows!

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Seoul is a thoroughly modern city that dances to a consumerist beat. The enthusiasm for style, fashion and visual identity here is fuelled by centuries of design traditions and a rich cultural heritage that carries through to contemporary life. There’s plenty to do, see and experience, but the metropolis can be overwhelming if on a short itinerary. Here’s my 48 hour snap shot for people that love fashion, textiles, art and culture. Day 1 9am Start your trip by stepping back in time to visit Bukchon Hanok Village in the heart of the city. This traditional village is totally beautiful, with hundreds of Hanok houses that date back to the Joseon dynasty, maintained till today. It’s free to wander around but I definitely recommend renting a Hanbok to do so in. Make the most of the photo opportunities under the sloping roofs that rise up through the village. 11am Insadong Street is where to go for traditional antiques and cute crafts. Pick up some trinkets at the flea market, get your own personalised stamp and if you’re lucky, strike gold in one of the many vintage shops. It’s a lovely spot to stop for lunch – try and get a table […]

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5 Best Pho Restaurants In Hanoi

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One of the most tasty dishes of Vietname is noodle soup (pho) . Here is 5 best pho restaurants in hanoi which you can find a high quality bowl of Pho. Yen Ninh’s Chicken noodle soup Expensive but still crowded: Although it doest not have decades’ seniority over its business to Make a cul...

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What a tobacco farmer taught me about the art of Cuban cigar making

What a tobacco farmer taught me about the art of Cuban cigar making

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Watching a fourth generation tobacco farmer roll an organic Cuban cigar became one of my favorite experiences on a recent Intrepid Travel tour of Cuba.

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Best Vietnam Culture Tours | Sapa tours

Best Vietnam Culture Tours | Sapa tours


Vietnam Culture Tours

Cultural tourism is one of the largest and fastest-growing global tourism markets. Culture Tours will help traveler understand more about Vietnam via Vietnam culture travels

The hygge life: our perfect weekend in Copenhagen

The hygge life: our perfect weekend in Copenhagen

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Busabout | Ultimate Vietnam Adventure

Busabout | Ultimate Vietnam Adventure


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Visit Vietnam, become a culture glutton, and discover one of the most bountiful countries of Southeast Asia!

Franzetti’s Creative Adventures; To Costa Rica and Back – pt. 1

by Lance Caron @ Yampu Tours

The benefits of travel, experiencing the world first hand, is unmeasurable as great positivity stems from seeing the world with one’s own eyes. Paul and Joe Franzetti, a dynamic father-son duo and Yampu Travelers, have managed to bring together their talents and inspiration from their world travels to not only release creative energy, but to inspire others and benefit those […]

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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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Culinary Culture Trip to Vietnam!

Culinary Culture Trip to Vietnam!


MIDWESTIX

Tickets for Culinary Culture Trip to Vietnam! in Portland from MIDWESTIX. Vietnam Culinary Cultural Trip March 11th-20th, 2018 Total Price $2300 per person, with a deposit due upon booking of $1150 per person. We start the trip in Hanoi and end in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)  Airfare is not inclu

Cape of Good Hope and the Garden Route

by CharliesGolfTours @ Charlie's Golf Tours

Charlie’s Golf Tours South Africa tour is now half way through and going extremely well. Since our last post we have done a tour of the Cape of Good Hope or “Cape Point” as it is known locally. Stretching more … Continued

BEST VIETNAM CULTURAL DISCOVERY TOUR 16 DAYS

by vactravel @ VAC TRAVEL

Best Vietnam Cultural Discovery Tour 16 days/ 15 nights is excellent Itinerary to reveal the authentic Vietnamese daily Culture and Tradition. Within 16 days Vietnam Cultural Discovery Tour, you will cover all Vietnam land from the remote area SaPa  down to the Mekong Delta destination. Walking in bustling Hanoi city, try some street food is very interesting to discover Vietnamese culture. in addition, you will have some walk in SaPa, enjoy the beautiful images and interact with the local H’Mong tribe is the fantastic time. Do not wait. Look the sample Best Vietnam Cultural Discovery Tour Itinerary and Book your dream

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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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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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Port Elizabeth, Durban and arrival in Swaziland

by CharliesGolfTours @ Charlie's Golf Tours

South Africa Tour continues….the Elephant Park and Monkey Sanctuary visited on the way to P E proved popular and informative. We were able to hand feed the elephants and walk amongst them with their handlers in an open paddock. Everyone … Continued

Inside the multicultural food scene of Washington D.C.

Inside the multicultural food scene of Washington D.C.

by Elle Hardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With a long history of immigration and a rich multicultural heritage, Washington D.C. is one of the unsung cuisine capitals of America.

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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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Japanese Bath Etiquette

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

A Must-Know: Japanese Bath Etiquette Japan, a culture wrapped in history, ancient customs and respect. Our Japan tour is not only a cuisine adventure, it is a cultural immersion. From temple visits to Soba lessons, lively market tours, a traditional Japanese bath experience and overnights in Ryokan, Japan will open your senses. One of our [ ... ]

How to cross the road in Vietnam

How to cross the road in Vietnam

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Why did the Intrepid traveller risk life and limb to cross the road in Vietnam? To get to the good stuff, of course.

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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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PhotoEnrichment Programs Featured on FlipKey, a TripAdvisor Company

by Ralph Velasco @ PhotoEnrichment Adventures

Recently I was notified that I’d been selected to a group of 10 Photography Travel Bloggers to Inspire You This Year, a list compiled by FlipKey, a TripAdvisor company.  It’s always an honor to be recognized for one’s work, and this year has been an especially busy one with many tours, scouting trips, speaking engagements […]

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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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Travel Inspires Creativity | Artists Name Favorite Destinations

by Lance Caron @ Yampu Tours

By Ellen Lutwak   Whether a fine artist, a weekend watercolorist or an art enthusiast, a creative mind always needs to be refreshed and recharged. Travel is the go-to reset button. A change of scenery inspires the artist in all of us – with new sights, sounds, tastes and scents. But you knew that.   Yampu Tours recently ventured west […]

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The King and I Boti Village, West Timor

by David Metcalf @ David Metcalf – Bali Photography Tour

In the highlands of Timor on an isolated mountain ridge is the village of Boti. A very humble and gracious king reigns there, ruling over 76 families and 316 Boti tribal members. He is often referred to as the last king of West Timor. There is no evidence that the colonizers ever found this communit...

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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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Spectacular Costume & Dance at Korea House in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Korea House is a stunning traditional venue in the center of Seoul promoting the arts, culture and cuisine of Korean people.  The beautiful house and grounds sits on the former residence Paengnyeon Park, who was one of the most highly respected royal subjects during the Joseon Dynesty in the 1400s. The traditional Hanok house was inspired by Jagyeongjeon (Queen Sinjeong residence) from Gyeongbokgung Palace and designed by Eung-soo Shin as a “important intangible cultural property” to showcase Korea’s artistic architectural carpentry. The interior is decorated with ornate painted ceilings and carved wooden panels, and the gardens and courtyards regularly host traditional weddings and ceremonies due to their immaculate beauty. For costume and culture lovers the sites main attraction is The Folk Art Theater. Offering twice daily performances the incredibly talented dancers and musicians showcase their countries cultural heritage through traditional dress, instruments and variety of different dances. The Buchaechum fan dance and the Pungmaul ribbon and drum dance are some of the many highlights during the show will leave you in no doubt about Korea’s contribution to the world of performing arts. The cultural performance at Korea House in Seoul is to date the most spectacular show for traditional costume, dance […]

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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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Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival – Tet

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Vietnamese Lunar New Year is a holiday of great human significance, This is the day for all people to reunite with their families, return to their hometown and commemorate their ancestors. Vietnamese Lunar New Year. Lunar New Year is the largest festival of Vietnamese traditional festivals,  the tra...

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What to see on a walking tour of Savannah, USA

What to see on a walking tour of Savannah, USA

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Eastern Europe in one week: The ultimate guide

Eastern Europe in one week: The ultimate guide

by Nathan James Thomas @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Alaskan Culinary Tour: Treats From The Wild

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

From Tree to Table We’ve all seen images of maple harvest in the Northeast. Soldierlike maple trees, standing bare among the snowy hills of Vermont, with metal taps protruding at waist height. Thick late winter sap is collected in buckets and then boiled and simmered into edible, delectable maple syrup. But did you know that [ ... ]

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The Best of Culture in Vietnam

The Best of Culture in Vietnam


Culture Trip

The Best Travel, Food and Culture Guides for Vietnam - Local News & Top Things to Do

VIETNAM CENTRAL HIGHLAND TOUR 7 DAYS

by vactravel @ VAC TRAVEL

Vietnam Central Highland Tour 7 days give you a quick view of Vietnam country with the incredible images. The highlander lives in the beautiful landscape in Dalat, the stunning beaches along the coastline in Nha Trang, and the water-life of the people who live along the Mekong river delta. This Vietnam central highland tours 7 days will meet the expectation for anyone who is seeking the exotic scenic and the local culture discovery. Taking the Vietnam Central Highland Tour 7 days you will cover three main attractive destinations in the South of Vietnam including Ho Chi Minh – Nha Trang –

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Delicious Daiquiris with Guest Blogger Allison Levine

by Julia Houghton @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Allison Levine of Please the Palate has shared a bit about her recent experience in Cuba on an Access Trips tour. She’s written a superb post about a quintessentially Cuban libation, the daiquiri! We loved reading her Pick of The Week, and can’t wait to share it with you. Thanks, Allison! Please The Palate Pick [ ... ]

“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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The 6 best destinations for solo travel

The 6 best destinations for solo travel

by Vicky Philpott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Lisbon 3-Day Itinerary: What to See In Europe’s Hipster Capital

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Lisbon 3-day itinerary is ideal for anyone visiting for the first time the portuguese capital. It’s packed with insider advice of what’s REALLY worth to do and hipster tips to see the major sights. Bem-vindo a Lisboa! Oh Lisbon. The city oozing the million-dollar combination of tradition, charm and modernism. The alluring culture, the […]

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Receiving problems sorted

by CharliesGolfTours @ Charlie's Golf Tours

14 Dec 2013. Over the last 24 hours we have been experiencing problems receiving emails. If you were trying to email us they would have bounced back. We believe we have now sorted the problem and wish to apologise for … Continued

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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How to get to Ihwa Mural Village in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Just a ten minutes uphill walk along Seoul city wall near Daehakno district  sits the Ihwa Mural Village. Climbing away from the city, the air clears, the noise stills and suddenly as you reach the very top of Mount Naksan you find a village dedicated to something quite unexpected; street art. Eleven years ago, Ihwa ‘moon village’ (so called because of it’s fantastic hill-side views of the moon) had been destined for destruction, due to it being rather run down and slum-like. Historically, moon villages were homes to the working class, who couldn’t afford housing down in the flatter, central parts of the city. The village was saved in 2006 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, who decided to transform the village as part of their ‘Art in the City’ initiative. Artists selected by the committee were commissioned to design 64 installations under the theme of ‘Mix, Connect and Get Together’. Over the course of six months, 70 painters (including local volunteers, art college students and visiting artists) covered the village from schools to homes, underpasses to stairways, walls, fences and rooftops with beautiful and diverse murals. After having become something of a tourist attraction the once slum-like […]

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Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Christmas is nearly a month away, and can be trully a magical time in Vietnam (minus the snow). If you decided to spend our favorite holiday in the South of Vietnam, make sure to check out our video on what Xmas is really like like...

BEST VIETNAM CULTURAL DISCOVERY TOUR 15 DAYS

BEST VIETNAM CULTURAL DISCOVERY TOUR 15 DAYS


VAC TRAVEL

Best Vietnam cultural discovery tour covers from mountain to sea in 15 days.The Best Vietnamese Culture & the Highlights are a must.

VIETNAM INSIGHT DISCOVERY TOUR 14 DAYS

by vactravel @ VAC TRAVEL

Vietnam insight discovery tour 14 days is on of the best VAC travel tour selections which offer you experience local Vietnamese culture and landscape images. By taking this tour, you will cover all the highlights destinations from the North of Vietnam to the Mekong Delta including. Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay – Hoi An -Nhatrang – Dalat – Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta. Within Vietnam insight discovery tour 14 days, you will satisfy your travel expectation whether you are indoor or outdoor activity person. The combination of Vietnam insight discovery tour 14 days is hiking in Sapa,  cruising

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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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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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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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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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Culture Camp - Catalyst Foundation

Culture Camp - Catalyst Foundation


Catalyst Foundation

A fun weekend for families with children adopted from Vietnam. Inspiring connections and celebrating culture!

VIETNAM SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLAND DISCOVERY 6DAYS TOUR

by vactravel @ VAC TRAVEL

VIETNAM SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLAND DISCOVERY  6 DAYS TOUR is the great opportunity to discover the unique culture of Vietnamese and ethnic people who are settled for years.  In addition, you will enjoy the nightlife, challenge yourself with the incredible transportation in Ho Chi Minh city and discover the surrounding. Do not wait, let book the Vietnam south central highland discovery tour. we are ready to share my country and its people with you. VIETNAM SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLAND DISCOVERY 6DAYS TOUR  

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The first time of coming with a foreigner

by nguyentuandat @

Today I had the first time of being a Hanoi free tour guides with the foreigner in a tour on my own. I had so many unforgettable memories from this tour. PICK UP. I arrived at the Hostel at 55 Quan Su street at twenty to two at the afternoon and sat there to wait for the tourist. There were some for...

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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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Weather warning: Intrepid’s co-Founder on how you can stop climate change ruining travel

Weather warning: Intrepid’s co-Founder on how you can stop climate change ruining travel

by Darrell Wade @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Intrepid Co-Founder met with Al Gore again to discuss the progress that the world has made in grappling with climate change in the last decade. 

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The 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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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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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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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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Voluntourism: Combine Action with Compassion

by Lance Caron @ Yampu Tours

By Ellen Lutwak   Voluntourism is more than simply scheduling some volunteer time along with sightseeing. It is a purposeful activity – at its very best, enhanced by cultural sensitivity and responsible travel. For the traveler, such a journey can provide a deeply meaningful experience. Where do you begin when you want to venture out on a journey that includes […]

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The 6 Best Shopping Destinations in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Shopping in South Korea is a serious business. In fact, it might seem that all South Korean’s do is shop. But having explored the shopping districts of the city, I can sympathise. The diversity found in Korean design is exhilarating, as are the multitude of markets selling fabrics, haberdashery and handicrafts. There are way too many to mention them all, but these six destinations were particular favourites of mine. Within them I found everything that is integral to contemporary Korean style, from antiques to Hanboks, vintage fashion to cultural crafts, and stylish concept stores to sensational street food. Exploring the city in this style will serve you well. If you love shopping you’re gonna love Seoul, so let yourself get sucked into the mad but exciting consumerist culture that South Korea has to offer. Dongdaemun Market Dongdaemun market is one of the biggest haberdashery and fabric markets that I’ve ever had the joy to visit. There are over 50,000 manufacturers selling wholesale clothing, fabric, trimming and unique fashion items. The maze-like mini-metropolis is spread over two buildings and six floors. Give yourself plenty of time to explore this cave-of-wonders. The crowd here is mixed; expect to bustle your way through […]

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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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Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We’re quite proud to say that we had our tours customers aged from 1 to 95 years old, and they all enjoyed it! Though parents are often quite scared to let their children on a motorbike in busy Saigon, we believe that is also a...

Textile Tribes of Vietnam: The Ha Nhi’s Traditional Textiles & Rapunzel-esque Hair

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

The Ha Nhi are one of the most decoratively dressed but elusive ethnic groups in Vietnam. The various sub groups that encompass this diverse culture reside in mud clad houses, sloping up the mountain sides of Lao Cai and Lai Chau. Each Ha Nhi village dons differently styled traditional attire, showcasing a multitude of textile skills across the region.  In 2017 Haute Culture visited the Ha Nhi of Y Ti village numerous times and built relationships with artisans there. Together, we developed a textile workshop for our annual Hill Tribe Textile Tour of Vietnam. In Y Ti, the residents wear a unique black cotton ensemble meticulously appliquéd with motifs made of coloured cording and a stunning head dress braided from black acrylic yarn and real human hair.  Who are the Ha Nhi The Ha Nhi are a collective of different ethnic sub groups living in the north of Vietnam. They speak their own language, which is said to be similar to the Akha people living in Thailand and Laos. Before 1986, the Ha Nhi were known to farm poppies for the opium trade. The Vietnamese government have since illegalised the trade, so they now live off the rice they grow on their terraces and keep […]

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Kalimantan Ma’anyan Death Ceremony

by David Metcalf @ David Metcalf – Bali Photography Tour

“We believe that the human body is inhabited by a life giving spirit. We call this an amirue. When a person dies, his or her spirit becomes an adiau, just for the time of its journey to the place where the amirue resides. During the nine days of the Ijame ceremony we help the adiau make its way.” St...

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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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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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Introducing our brand new Expedition trips for 2016

Introducing our brand new Expedition trips for 2016

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

After months of planning, arguing, drinking and pondering, we've come up with the craziest adventures on the planet: our Expedition trips.

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Bali Aga – Sacred Swings and Ancient Ways

by David Metcalf @ David Metcalf – Bali Photography Tour

Published NowJakarta Magazine Sept 1, 2017   Karangasem Regency in East Bali is an area of intense beauty dominated by Bali’s highest and most sacred volcano. Mt Agung’s 3,142-metre peak, and its dramatic foothills and valleys shaped by centuries of lava flows, combine to create a landscape unr...

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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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Wellness Travel in Madagascar. It’s now a thing

Wellness Travel in Madagascar. It’s now a thing

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Madagascar is not a traditional wellness destination. In fact it’s not even a traditional travel destination. But all that's about to change...

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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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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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Dragon Fruit (Pitaya): Health benefits and everything you need to know

by Vietnamese Private Tours @ Vietnamese Private Tours

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The Moment vs. The Memory on Radio Headspace

by Ralph Velasco @ PhotoEnrichment Adventures

Recently I was asked to be interviewed for a unique podcast.  The topic to be discussed was experiencing the moment vs. capturing the memory. The producers knew that I’m a travel photographer and cultural tour leader, and that I bring groups of travelers and photography enthusiasts around the world.  They were interested in my take on […]

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Life in the north: our top 6 Arctic wildlife experiences

Life in the north: our top 6 Arctic wildlife experiences

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Off the beaten track tours in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Off the beaten track tours in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.


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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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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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A tribute to our friend, Victor Ongollah

A tribute to our friend, Victor Ongollah

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Last week, we lost a dear member of the Intrepid family. Victor Ongollah, one of our most popular tour leaders in East Africa, passed away on 30 April.

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

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

by Carla Powell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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25 things I learned in 25 years of solo travel

25 things I learned in 25 years of solo travel

by Marie-France Roy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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HANOI STREET FOOD TOUR

by vactravel @ VAC TRAVEL

Hanoi street food tour in Vietnam is the top choice to experience the local Vietnamese cuisine. By taking Hanoi street food tour, the traveler could access the tradition eating style, living habits and the atmosphere of local Vietnamese in the public community. Vietnamese cuisine is very healthy, fresh, and tasty. Also, the local drink as Bia Hoi ( draft Hanoi beer) and Cafe Trung(Egg coffee) are the specialties. By walking tour and enjoy the Hanoi street food in 02- 03 hours in the evening, you will have the best travel experience forever.

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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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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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Northern Vietnam in one week: The ultimate guide

Northern Vietnam in one week: The ultimate guide

by Ellie Abraham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Christchurch snow delays travel document deliveries

by CharliesGolfTours @ Charlie's Golf Tours

As Robbie Burns said, “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry” We had all travel documents for the Cairns Golf Tour bundled up on Tuesday night ready for the courier on Wednesday morning. However early morning … Continued

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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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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The Best Boutique Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

While it is quite easy for anyone to look up on TripAdvisor or Agoda for the best hotels in Saigon (and get some great deals), we have decided this time to search some accommodations here that stands out (to us) for their decor and style....

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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Looking for a day tour? Meet Urban Adventures

Looking for a day tour? Meet Urban Adventures

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The Magic of Kalimantan

by David Metcalf @ David Metcalf – Bali Photography Tour

Kalimantan is an island offering superb snorkeling and diving, pristine rainforests, a rich array of exotic wildlife and is home to the Dayak people, some of the friendliest people in the world. Come on a journey to three handpicked places and discover what adventures awaits you. Text by STEPHANIE B...

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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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8 Hottest Nha Trang Attractions and Beaches

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Nha Trang is considered as one of the most beautiful bays in Vietnam. Therefore, the tourism service is also very developed here. If you intend to come here for relaxation, then let prepare your luggage and leave immediately. Nha Trang city is one of the largest tourism center of Vietnam with many f...

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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

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

by Kristin Amico @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Thailand in one week: The ultimate guide

Thailand in one week: The ultimate guide

by Harris Newman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Buddhist culture, spicy food, chic shopping and plenty of natural wonders. Fret not, travelers – this seven-day Thailand itinerary covers all those and more.

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Is Naples Safe For Tourists? What You (Really) Need To Know

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

It’s 2017 so time to sort this drama once and for all. Is Naples safe for tourists or not? Let’s spill the truth! It’s the elephant in the room of every discussion around Naples. Just like happened when I visited Rio de Janeiro, most of my conversations before heading to Italy’s third largest city had […]

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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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Cultural Experiences, Vietnam tours & activities, fun things to do in Vietnam | VELTRA


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Make sure to check out Vietnam's culture through fun shows, elegant water puppet performances or even trying on the gorgeous national dress, known as ao dai.

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

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

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why 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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VIETNAM HO CHI MINH-MEKONG DELTA TOUR 6 DAYS/ 5 NIGHTS

by vactravel @ VAC TRAVEL

Vietnam Ho Chi Minh-Mekong Delta Tour 6 days/ 5 nights is the great option to have the overview of the bustling Ho Chi Minh City, the life of VCs under the Cu Chi Tunnels and also exotic scenery in the Mekong river delta. Therefore, we are strongly recommended for those who wish to visit Ho Chi Minh city and the surroundings discover the Vietnam Ho Chi Minh-Mekong Delta Tour 6 days/ 5 nights.

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10 facts you probably don’t know about Namibia

10 facts you probably don’t know about Namibia

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Namibia is an incredibly progressive country for sustainable tourism. Here's what else you need to know about the Southern African beauty.

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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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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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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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9 alternative travel spots for 2018

9 alternative travel spots for 2018

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here at Intrepid we’re all about tackling the negative impact of over-tourism. And for us, the most exciting way to do this is by exposing you to those lesser-known destinations.

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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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10 reasons to visit Vietnam during Tet Festival

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

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

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Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We always recommend travelers in Vietnam to definitely try what the locals call “ốc”, which literally means “snails”, though its meaning is actually going out and enjoying seafood, including crabs, shrimps, oyster and yes, snails. However these ốc restaurants usually have only a 5 to 10...

On the Obama Trail – Bali and Java

by David Metcalf @ David Metcalf – Bali Photography Tour

Published:   Garuda Colours In-Flight Magazine, September 2017 In June this year, following an invitation by Indonesia’s President Jokowi Widodo to visit the Presidential Palace just out of Jakarta, President Obama came to Indonesia. This visit had special significance for Obama as he had lived in J...

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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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Dig into Croatia’s best-kept secret — its food!

Dig into Croatia’s best-kept secret — its food!

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As part of Urban Adventures' brand new Made In Croatia tour, we join the locals and head straight to the market to devour cheese, bread and wine.

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Japan Culinary Tour Highlight: Sampuru “Fake Food”

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Japan Food Tour If you haven’t discovered the Access Trips Japan tour yet, it’s time. Our Japan tour gives you an insiders view of the cultures we visit, and as with all Access Trips tours, it’s through the lens of the cuisines that shape daily life. We recently showcased our stop at the Sampuru factory on the Access Trips blog [ ... ]

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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Flavours of Nikkei: lifting the lid on Peru’s latest fusion craze

Flavours of Nikkei: lifting the lid on Peru’s latest fusion craze

by Marianna Jamadi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When I think of Peruvian cuisine, I think traditional. Juicy lomo saltado spiked with aji amarillo chillies. Tangy ceviche and a hit of chopped cilantro. But sushi? Not so much.

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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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Vietnam Culinary Tour – Flavors of Indochine

by Minh Ta @ Access TripsVietnam – Access Trips

CULINARY TOUR OF VIETNAM – OVERVIEW Indochine is a name that stirs the senses and emotions. It conjures visions of proud farmers in conical straw hats tending to their rice paddies. It conjures smells of lemongrass, ginger and mint, savory spices used in Vietnamese cooking. It conjures the romance of a bygone colonial era, and the hope [ ... ]

Hidden Heritage: The Sweet Melodies of Rote

by David Metcalf @ David Metcalf – Bali Photography Tour

I slowly shuffled forward in the queue of passengers boarding the ferry at Kupang Harbour. I was about to cross the Timor Sea to Rote Island. Ahead of me, a long line of tall-coned straw-like cowboy hats snaked its way up the gangplank. Finally arriving at the comfortable VIP lounge on the upper dec...

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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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Fascinating Harajuku Culture

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Harajuku Culture on the Access Trips Japan Tour How do we put into words the fascinating world of Harajuku? A lifestyle? Cultural phenomenon? Fashion era?  In Japan, it is all of those things and more. Uniquely Japanese and cultivated in Tokyo, Harajuku fashion is a combination of childlike fantasy, anime, and expressive other-worldly wear that [ ... ]

Announcing Our Capitals of the Baltics Tour!

by Ralph Velasco @ PhotoEnrichment Adventures

  New Cultural Photo Tour to the Baltics I’m extremely happy to announce that after a lot of hard work and planning, our newest tour, called Capitals of the Baltics, is ready to roll out! I just returned from my second scouting trip to this wonderful region of the world and I simply can’t wait to share […]

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What it’s like to road trip through Mongolia

What it’s like to road trip through Mongolia

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From the traditional Gers planted on a lonely steppe, to the rolling sand dunes of the Gobi Desert. Annapurna Mellor shares her experiences of road tripping across Mongolia.

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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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Faces of Cape Town: A day tour with a difference

Faces of Cape Town: A day tour with a difference

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to plan a family vacation – a step-by-step guide, with tips and checklist

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Traveling with kids – it’s hard, but it’s worth it. Depending on the age of your offspring, the challenges vary, but as parents and travel experts, we have some insights on how to streamline a family vacation. To share the things we’ve learned through years of experience planning – and taking – family trips in

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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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“Tourism creates jobs, jobs support families.” All your Nepal questions answered by our man on the ground

“Tourism creates jobs, jobs support families.” All your Nepal questions answered by our man on the ground

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Nicholas Cowie lives with his wife and children in Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu. He was there when the earthquake struck on April 25th.

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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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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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Mid-Autumn Festival In Vietnam – Trung Thu

by nguyentuandat @

According to the customs of Vietnamese people for thousands of years, the Mid-Autumn Festival In Vietnam is celebrated in the middle of autumn, that is, the full moon day of August (lunar calendar). On this occasion, people make offerings to their ancestors and set traditional cakes and food in fron...

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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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MY FIRST OLD QUARTER TOUR

by nguyentuandat @

PICKING UP: On last Saturday, I had a nice first tour with an Israel couple staying in King Ly Hotel, Sam was the main guide and I was assistant. It was my first time to do this job so I was really nervous. Because Dat had noticed me at 11 pm the night before and I had to get the bus at 6.45am in th...

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The community-based tourism project transforming the Myanmar travel experience

The community-based tourism project transforming the Myanmar travel experience

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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A gluten-free guide to Europe

A gluten-free guide to Europe

by Che-Marie Trigg @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Best family holiday destinations

by admin @ Vietnamese Private Tours

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26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip

26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip


Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This blog features important Vietnam tips and tricks for first-timers. How to be street smart, travel safely, not being ripped off and have a blast!

SIEM REAP MOSQUE TOURS

by vactravel @ VAC TRAVEL

Siem Reap Mosque Tours 4 days /3 nights is a great spot to explore the Cambodian culture and learning an incredible architecture of Angkor Watt Heritage Unesco sites. On Siem Reap mosque tours 4 days /3 nights, you are not only visiting the unique construction in Angkor area but also discovering the daily lives of Cambodian by boat on the Tonle Sap Lake. Taking a boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, you will view very a beautiful water space and daily activities such as washing, fishing, shopping, and be interacting with local Cambodian people in their home.

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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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Why you should think twice about haggling in Vietnam

Why you should think twice about haggling in Vietnam

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A how to, and how not to.

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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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Vietnam Holidays | Private Vietnam Tours with Enchanting Travels

Vietnam Holidays | Private Vietnam Tours with Enchanting Travels


Enchanting Travels

Vietnam holidays with Enchanting Travels introduce you to a breathtaking landscape that echoes with ancient wonders and French colonial influence.

Tours Vietnam : all our tour ideas

Tours Vietnam : all our tour ideas


Evaneos.co.uk

Interested in our itinerary suggestion for your holidays in Vietnam? Tailor-made tours at local prices.

Traveller stories: what I learned on a small group tour in Southern Morocco

Traveller stories: what I learned on a small group tour in Southern Morocco

by Ben Feldman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s an autumn afternoon, and I’m scouring the Internet for just the right tour when something different pops onto the screen: Intrepid’s South Morocco Discovery for Solo Travellers.

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4 reasons why Northern Iran should be on your travel radar

4 reasons why Northern Iran should be on your travel radar

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Getting ready for South Africa and Vietnam

by CharliesGolfTours @ Charlie's Golf Tours

Following a busy time over the last 2 months with 4 tours to Queensland, we are now catching our breath before heading away to South Africa on 15 Sept. Mike and Sue Ryan are leading another group to Vietnam for … Continued

Your ultimate guide to enjoying Vietnam's coffee culture

Your ultimate guide to enjoying Vietnam's coffee culture


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.

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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South African Culinary Tour – Wine!

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

South Africa Tour It is with absolute delight that we at Access Trips announce the launch of our newest exotic culinary destination! A South Africa tour is just what the doctor ordered for the cuisine savvy adventure seekers who love all that Access Trips has to offer. Our newest tour is sure to dazzle you, [ ... ]

What to eat in Singapore: Chilli Crab and culinary culture

What to eat in Singapore: Chilli Crab and culinary culture

by Alyson Hill @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With so much choice on offer, deciding what to eat in Singapore can feel like an epicurean odyssey. It would be completely unfair to name a singular meal as Singapore’s National…

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A hot day tour of mine

by nguyentuandat @

The the first day of a tour guide, it is my first interesting tour. After receiving this tour from Hanoi Free Tours By Foot, I was so nervous although I have had sometimes to speak English with foreigners at Hoan Kiem lake before. In the morning, I went out of home at 8 am and caught the 23 bus and ...

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14 Reasons Vietnam Is The Best Destination For Textiles Right Now

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Call me biased, but I say with conviction that Vietnam is the most unique and authentic country in South-East Asia. It has 54 distinct ethnic groups, many with their own language, lifestyle and long traditions that have been passed down through the generations. Between the tribal traditions, natural beauty of the landscape, incredible food and hospitable hosts, Vietnam is a must visit country worthy of anyones travel list.  However. Vietnam is rapidly changing, and the changes affect all of it’s diverse people. Increased access to technology, media and mass produced goods are making the world a smaller, more generic place. In Vietnam, this is as evident amongst the younger generations of indigenous ethnic groups whom are now being exposed to a new way of life and opportunities previously unknown to their elders. Naturally, these young people are affected by what they see happening across the country, and they strive to fit in to a culture that was never their own in order to earn their place in the new world encroaching on them. As a result, traditional visual identities through dress are rapidly beginning to evolve, or worse, becoming extinct. This makes Vietnam one of the best destinations for anyone […]

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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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How to spend the perfect 24 hours in Rome

How to spend the perfect 24 hours in Rome

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There’s so much more to Rome than just the tourist attractions. The atmosphere of the city, the hidden gems and the irresistible culture — you will never be at a loss for things to experience in Italy’s gleaming capital!

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Unique Dining Experiences WithLocals.com

by Ralph Velasco @ PhotoEnrichment Adventures

  Dining WithLocals.com     Recently, while in Barcelona, Spain, I was invited to have a unique dining experience by a relatively new service that matches travelers with local hosts interested in sharing their cooking expertise.  The service is called WithLocals.com, and they also specialize in providing tours and other activities with locals, in fact […]

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Cultural holidays in Vietnam

Cultural holidays in Vietnam


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Cultural holidays in Vietnam. Choice of Cultural holidays in Vietnam & tours from specialist, expert & responsible operators in 2018 & 2019

Top Five Questions to Ask Yourself When Planning a Spiritual Vacation

by Lance Caron @ Yampu Tours

By Ellen Lutwak   Ask 10 people to define “spiritual travel” and you will hear 100 responses.   That may sound like a Zen proverb – and enlightened adventurers will offer answers as simple as they are complex. In the context of travel, there are so many paths to take. At the core: transformation.   “Travel itself is always a […]

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

  It’s not always easy to explore Saigon under this unbeatable heat, and sometimes a quick ice cream stop can be the best way to refresh yourself and have enough energy for your adventures here. Fortunately, with a summer all year round, Ho Chi Minh...

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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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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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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Vietnam – Contrast and Culture Photography Tour - David Metcalf - Bali Photography Tour

Vietnam – Contrast and Culture Photography Tour - David Metcalf - Bali Photography Tour


David Metcalf - Bali Photography Tour

Join Mark Rayner and myself as we venture into wonderful Vietnam for our first photography tour in Feb 2018. Described as one of the most intoxicating places on earth,Vietnam is an amazing country and offers incredible variety for the passionate photographer. We will point our lenses at stunning landscapes and soaring Mountains in the Northern part of this country, and the hill tribes of the area, including bustling colourful market scenes as many of the tribes gather to trade their locally produced products. We will head into the rural areas and search for those classic images of peasant woman in conical hats working in the fields, children riding buffalo along country roads and then beautiful Halong Bay as we cruise around the waterways of this large bay, discovering hidden coves andvisiting small villages and capturing the magic light in the late afternoon. Huge peaks will be all around us as we sail by, the shutters in overdrive. We will have two days of street photography in Hanoi, one of the most vibrant and exciting cities on the planet, and you will learn the techniques of one of the most difficult aspects of photography. Then to the historical streets of Hoi An for architectural and people photography, We will visit fishing villages and small cultural villages in this area and we finish off with the opportunity to photograph wildlife, the very photogenic Langurs in the forest near Danang. In terms of variety Vietnam is unmatched and we will photograph terraced rice fields, lush green forests, traditional cultures, street scenes, seascapes, waterfalls and rivers, wildlife, ancient towns and villages and most of all spend time with the friendly, welcoming Vietnamese people in their own country. Mark and I believe that our photography tours are not just about the photography opportunities but also travelling responsibly and giving back to the communities, so by joining our tours you will be contributing to my cultural projects in Kalimantan and we will look to support a community in Vietnam in some way. Please contact Dave for more information and a detailed itinerary. davidmetcalf3@mac.com The finer details: Cost $ 5,300 USD Based on single occupancy. $ 4,600 USD sharing. Includes : All domestic flights All transport incl boat on Halong Bay, air conditioned vans, train. Local Guides All Food 13 Nights accommodation Park fees and entrance fees to historical sites. Payment can me made via Paypal with a 3% surcharge added or direct to Bank account in Australia or Indonesia. 1,000 USD deposit per person required to reserve your place. Full payment is due 60 days out. Minimum five people required for tour to go ahead. If minimum numbers are not met the deposit is fully refundable. Book Now Option Single occupancy $5.300,00 USDSharing $4.600,00 USD Subscribe to our Newsletter!Signup now and receive newsletter from us.You can unsubscribe at any time. We will never share or sell your email address.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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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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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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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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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How to Combine Giving Back with the Gift of Travel

by Lance Caron @ Yampu Tours

By Ellen Lutwak While ‘tis the season reveled for giving, Yampu Tours is proud to be recognized for giving back all year round. Topping our list: contributing to the local economy of our destinations, a core commitment to responsible travel.   Reforest Patagonia By traveling to Chilean Patagonia with Yampu, you’ve already made the choice to travel responsibly. Through Reforest […]

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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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Ogoh Ogoh on the Loose in Bali

by @ David Metcalf – Bali Photography Tour

Ogoh Ogoh Life in Bali revolves around ceremonies, and one of the major highlights is Nyepi, the Day of Silence. The three to five day period leading up to Nyepi Day is one of the most exciting, colourful and festive times on the island. However, from the stroke of midnight on Nyepi Day everyone sta...

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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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Vietnam Cultural Tours | Boundless Journeys

Vietnam Cultural Tours | Boundless Journeys


Boundless Journeys

Discover Vietnam"s top attractions during a culture tour with Boundless Journeys, an award-winning adventure travel company.

Split: The Croatian city that should be on your radar

Split: The Croatian city that should be on your radar

by Sarah Tate @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While Split may never shine as brightly as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ by tourist standards, general consensus among the locals is that they wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Why Northern Sri Lanka should be on your travel radar

Why Northern Sri Lanka should be on your travel radar

by Leslie Price @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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1000s of La Catrina Parade Through The Streets of Mexico For Día de Muertos 2017

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Over 1000 costume lovers paraded through Morelia in Mexico yesterday dressed as the cultural icon of death, La Calavera Catrina.  Held on the first day of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), families, friends and foreigners flooded the city’s streets for the second year running to see the spectacular congregation of elegant skeletons march towards the central Cathedral. “Death is democratic, because in the end, the mother, the brunette, the rich or the poor, all the people end up being skulls” – José Guadalupe Posada La Calavera Catrina was an illustration created by the Mexican political print maker Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913). Published in local papers the early 1910’s at the start of the Mexican Revolution, the elegant looking skeleton was designed to mock Mexico’s Euro-centric elite, who were believed to be abandoning their indigenous heritage by starting to emulate the fashions and mannerisms of Europeans from Paris and London. Today La Catrina has been fully absorbed into Mexico’s annual festival of the dead and can be seen on everything from t-shirts to porcelain dolls, reminding everyone that no matter how beautiful we are on the outside, we will all end up looking the same in the grave. The costume […]

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Yampu Employee Spotlight with Imman Leyberman

by Lance Caron @ Yampu Tours

Get to know one of  Yampu’s expert Tour Designers, Imman! See what sort of rugged Adventures Imman enjoys when hes not assisting Tour Consultants with piecing together detailed itineraries… Name: Imman Leyberman Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Time with Yampu: Since May 2017. Q: What advice do you have for prospective travelers? A: Just do it! You can easily think of a million reasons NOT […]

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Best Vietnam Culture Tours | Sapa tours

Best Vietnam Culture Tours | Sapa tours


Vietnam Culture Tours

Cultural tourism is one of the largest and fastest-growing global tourism markets. Culture Tours will help traveler understand more about Vietnam via Vietnam culture travels

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

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

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you are following us on our YouTube Channel (and you should!) you probably would have watched all of our top 5 already. Our goal as always is to provide travelers with the best spots, according to us, for various Vietnamese street food or activities here...

2018 "Discover Vietnam" - Luxury Cuisine & Culture Experience - Urban Provider Cooking School

2018 "Discover Vietnam" - Luxury Cuisine & Culture Experience - Urban Provider Cooking School


Urban Provider Cooking School

Another UNIQUE Cooking Passions "Small-Group" Food & Culture Journey 13 Days / 12 Nights Date : Sunday 25 March 2018 to Friday 06 April 2018 (Includes

Yampu’s Top 10 Destinations in 2018

by Lance Caron @ Yampu Tours

As the new year begins, the Yampu team reflects on their accomplishments in the past year and excitedly looks forward to what is in store for 2018 in the world of experiential travel. With this in mind, Yampu’s travel experts have excitedly compiled a list of the top destinations to visit in the new year that simply cannot be missed! […]

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Vietnam's Culture, History, and Natural Beauty | Yampu Tours

Vietnam's Culture, History, and Natural Beauty | Yampu Tours


Yampu Tours

Let Yampu help you combine Vietnam’s rich culture and history with the country’s natural beauty. This tour includes visits to Vietnam’s cultural destinations in Hanoi, Central Vietnam and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) before spending a few relaxing days on the pristine island of Phu Quoc. Experience the many sides of Vietnam before even leaving the confines of the pleasant …

Why rural Kenya stole my heart

Why rural Kenya stole my heart

by Lauren Wigham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

After living in Kenya for three months, it’s fair to say that I found the country’s rural regions to be particularly captivating. Getting out of the sprawling cities lets you discover the country's beauty and diverse cultures.

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The Handsome Hanbok & Where to Buy One in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

The Hanbok is the traditional dress of Korea, worn by men and women, rich and poor, across the north and the south for over 1600 years. Throughout this time, its general design was similar to the sloping eaves of the Korean traditional house – the hanok – with a soft division of lines and angles. Throughout the centuries, it’s obviously maintained its popularity for good reason. It’s a garment of pure beauty, synonymous with Korean aesthetics and tradition. Thoroughly theatrical and distinct, it’s hard to not admire the strong visual structure of the hanging sleeves, bulging full-length skirt, floral detailing and pretty bows. Women’s Hanboks are comprised of two elements: the jeogori (cropped blouse) and the chima (skirt). It’s said that the wide curved arms of the jeogori represent the warmth of the embrace of the Korean people, and the wide flowing chima symbolises space and freedom. A sad representation, given the borders that now divide the Korean people. Under neath the dress is special type of (adorable) Hanbok underwear and a petticoat which adds the fullness to the silhouette. The whole look is completed with accessories such as a Norigae (hanging good luck charm) and hair accessories. The loose cut of the style […]

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

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

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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10 reasons why you should travel to Nha Trang, Vietnam

10 reasons why you should travel to Nha Trang, Vietnam

by Amber Dunlap @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Meet Our Travel Experts at the 2018 LA Travel and Adventure Show!

by Lance Caron @ Yampu Tours

Meet Our Travel Experts at the 2018 LA Travel and Adventure Show!   On February 24th and 25th, Yampu will be attending the 2018 Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center where world travelers will be coming together to begin planning their travel filled year! Attendees will be able to explore endless vacation options, attend […]

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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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Weekend in Havana – You Should Book Now!

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Weekend in Havana: too good to pass up! Topping the list of off the beaten path travel, a weekend in Havana still reigns supreme. Never has a destination been so sought after. But, recent policy issues have left many travelers with legitimate concerns over how, if or when they can go to Cuba. Never fear, [ ... ]

Vietnam Tours 2018 . Vietnam Tour Packages . Tour of Vietnam

Vietnam Tours 2018 . Vietnam Tour Packages . Tour of Vietnam


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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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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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Yampu Employee Spotlight with Karen Butler

by Lance Caron @ Yampu Tours

Learn all about our fun loving Tour Consultant, Karen, a valuable Yampu team member who loves helping travelers to experience more! Name: Karen Butler Hometown: Pittsfield, MA Time with Yampu: Celebrating my one year anniversary next month!  Q: Would you say you are messy or organized? A: I live in a state of perpetual organized chaos. Q: What were you like at age 10? A: I was […]

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Travel Photographer of the Year Award Shortlist

by Ralph Velasco @ PhotoEnrichment Adventures

A few months ago I was notified of the fact that I’d been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Travel Photographer of the Year award (TPOTY.com). I was among an elite group of photographers, many of whose names I recognized as colleagues in the travel photography industry, either as tour organizers and workshop leaders, […]

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South Africa Golf tour ends with a win for the AB’s

by CharliesGolfTours @ Charlie's Golf Tours

We are home now after an emphatic All Black win over the Springboks in Soweto, but more about that later. Following on from our last blog and arrival in Swaziland, the following day was a golf day. This was to be … Continued

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Take a snapshot on Vietnam cultural highlights

Take a snapshot on Vietnam cultural highlights


Indochina Voyages

Take a look at a well-planned tour to check out all Vietnam cultural highlights in 14 days and 13 nights. It's so captivating with the well paced trip!

Why we’re rethinking orphanage tourism

Why we’re rethinking orphanage tourism

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Most travellers, donors and volunteers just want to help, but it's an industry that's doing more harm than good. Something needs to change.

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

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

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Navigating Singapore’s hawker markets

Navigating Singapore’s hawker markets

by Alyson Hill @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Hawker markets are iconic to Singapore for good reason. The food is good – and cheap – and showcases Singapore’s diversity of culture.

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The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

After the best boutique hotels in Saigon, we decided to have a look at a cheaper selection of accommodation in our city. As always this is only based on our opinion nor this is a sponsored article/video by any of these hotels. Check out the...

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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10 reasons why Zagreb, Croatia should be your next European city break

10 reasons why Zagreb, Croatia should be your next European city break

by Selina Sykes @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It may not have the Adriatic Sea or the beach, but I was immediately charmed by the Croatian capital's vibrance, culture and history.

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Sustainable tourism and the future of the Northern Territory

Sustainable tourism and the future of the Northern Territory

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While the past 20 years have seen great progress in native title land claims, and protecting our National Parks, the future of Australia's north is at a crossroads. We chat with Graham Tupper to find out why.

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HANOI CITY-SURROUNDING DISCOVERY

by vactravel @ VAC TRAVEL

Hanoi city-Surrounding Discovery is the alternative option for whom want to discover Hanoi city and the surrounding better than regular day tours. Hanoi city-Surrounding Discovery give you the overview of local people and their culture and tradition for many years time. Hanoi city-Surrounding Discovery offer you not only visit the Highlights of the Hanoi city but also give you more spontaneous activity in the villages. Hands-on, interaction, and experience the different life. Hanoi city-surrounding Discovery tour will help you have a real lifetime on your Vietnam Vacation. Here are some recommendations. HANOI CITY-SURROUNDING DISCOVERY TOP HANOI CITY – HIGHLIGHTS 1.Ho Chi

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Where to find the best street art in NYC

Where to find the best street art in NYC

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

What to eat for Lunch in Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a Saigon? Entering the world of Vietnamese food can be a daunting task for a beginner out there on their own. What is it? Where is it? Is it the best? These are the questions...

A guide to traditional Chinese street food

A guide to traditional Chinese street food

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A quick guide on getting to Vietnam

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Vietnamese Street Food Tour

Vietnamese Street Food Tour


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Why Granada is Central America’s must-visit city

Why Granada is Central America’s must-visit city

by Lily Cichanowicz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Quite possibly the most laid-back and accessible city in Central America, Granada is fully imbued with color and culture.

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Countdown is on!

by CharliesGolfTours @ Charlie's Golf Tours

Less than 24 hours to our departure for South Africa golf tour. The Vietnam golf tour is departing today and you will be able to follow the progress of both tours here. We will be posting information every few days and you … Continued

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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The 10 best family-friendly destinations in Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Travelers often ask us for recommendations for the best family-friendly holiday in Asia. We’re firm believers that Asia is great for family trips, but we know it’s difficult figuring out what the best destinations are in this vast region for your specific family needs. To help you plan the most amazing family trip in Asia,

Read The 10 best family-friendly destinations in Asia on Backyard Travel.

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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The Wana Wanderers of Sulawesi

by @ David Metcalf – Bali Photography Tour

Story by Stephanie Brookes Photos by David Metcalf There is only one way to meet the Wana tribe. You must walk into their rugged territory. Arrangements should be made in advance because the Wana are wanderers and their territory is vast. They pack up and move when the village council decides the ti...

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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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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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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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New cabin bags for all in 2012

by CharliesGolfTours @ Charlie's Golf Tours

We have recently landed a shipment of new cabin bags which will be sent out to all travellers in 2012 and beyond. They are different to the old bags we have had in the past, more of a backpack style, … Continued

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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Overcoming Jet Lag During International Travel

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Jet lag: A temporary sleep disorder brought on by travel across time zones. Regardless of how well we prepare our bodies for travel, a disruption in our circadian rhythms is, for lack of a more appropriate description, the pits. Sleeplessness, exhaustion, inability to focus your attention, and even gastrointestinal problems are all symptoms of the [ ... ]

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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NORTH VIETNAM CENTRAL HIGHLAND DISCOVERY 7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS TOUR

by vactravel @ VAC TRAVEL

North Vietnam central highlands discovery 7 days/6 nights tour is fantastic and relaxing Holiday in Vietnam. The tour cover 3 main attractive destinations Hanoi – Halong Bay – Sapa. Within the unique culture and tradition in the Hanoi city and Sapa hill station. In addition, stay overnight on the cruise in Halong Bay is the most memorable forever. This North Vietnam central highlands discovery 7 days/6 nights tour is one of the best selection.  

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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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The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you’re like us and got the Vietnamese habit of waking up with the sun and a cup of cà phê sữa đá, you probably have already your favorite Phở or Bánh Mì joint that will help you start the day in ease. For most...

Hendry supreme, weather perfect

by CharliesGolfTours @ Charlie's Golf Tours

“The Hills” in Queenstown must be the best golf course in NZ from a spectator point of view. Pictured left is the forth hole and we were there when Michael Hendry won the NZPGA just over a week ago. We also played 6 … Continued

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

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

by Caglar Gokgun @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Culture, Color and a Global Gathering at Gawai Festival

by @ David Metcalf – Bali Photography Tour

Story by STEPHANIE BROOKES Photos by DAVID METCALF I stood with my blowpipe at the ready. “Gather strength from your core and aim high,” Agus advised. “We are excited to have an Australian team enter the competition and best of luck to you”, he added with a broad smile. More than 300 competitors com...

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

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

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

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

The time of their lives: cultures that follow their own concepts of time

The time of their lives: cultures that follow their own concepts of time

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Across the globe, time – and the various commitments appended to it – aren’t just treated differently, they can operate in fundamentally different ways.

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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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Luxury Vietnam Tours, Private & Tailor-made | Jacada Travel

Luxury Vietnam Tours, Private & Tailor-made | Jacada Travel


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Private, bespoke trips to Vietnam with Jacada Travel. Contact one of our experts today to start planning your luxury getaway.

Yampu Employee Spotlight with Linda Gardner

by Lance Caron @ Yampu Tours

This month we would like to give props to Yampu’s Air Coordinator, Linda; the lady behind the scenes who makes sure travel plans aren’t just left up in the air! Name: Linda Gardner Hometown: Boston, MA Time with Yampu: Since July 2012  Q: Would you say you are messy or organized? A: It depends on the circumstances.  I am totally OCD with cleaning my house […]

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Alaska Food Tour Reading List

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Alaska Food Tour Reading List Perhaps one of the best ways to get ready for an upcoming trip is to surround yourself with information about the location you plan to travel to. Our Alaskan food tour is no exception to that rule. Coming into the Country John McPhee Cultural Portrait | 1991 | PAPER | 438 pages | Favorite A [ ... ]

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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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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Making Mooncake – Mid Autumn Festival 2017

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Vietnamese Mid-Autumn Festival (Tết Trung Thu), also known by other names as Festival of family reunion  (Tết Đoàn Viên) or Children Festival (Tết Thiếu Nhi). This year, Hanoi Free Tours By Foot has organized the special event to make and sell Moon Cake – a traditional cake which is only made ...

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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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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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Dark Tourism sites: should we be visiting them?

Dark Tourism sites: should we be visiting them?

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Dark tourism sites: part of cultural memory, or commercialising something sacred? And why do we feel the need to see them at all?

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The first time of a learning tour guide!

by nguyentuandat @

Today, I have been become a tour guide and had great memories with Sam and two foreigners, both of them are called Rebecca. Last night, after receiving this tour from Mr.Dat, I was very nervous, I could not sleep. And now, I feel, That is very extremely nice Beginning of the walking tours I went to ...

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Announcing Arctic Adventure to Lapland, Our Newest Trip!

by Ralph Velasco @ PhotoEnrichment Adventures

  I’m very excited to announce Arctic Adventure to Lapland, our newest trip for 2016.  This is a part of the world that most people never have the pleasure of visiting, and it’s probably because they have a big misconception about what they’ll find when they arrive. When I’m putting together our trips, I always […]

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Update from Cape Town

by CharliesGolfTours @ Charlie's Golf Tours

Our tour is under way but not without a few dramas in terms of our arrival in South Africa. five of our group arrived according to plan, but a cancelled AirNZ flight departing from Auckland resulted in the last 10 … Continued

Why Your Travel To Cuba Matters Now

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

Travel To Cuba Now It doesn’t seem all that long ago that travel to Cuba was near impossible for the average American tourist. In 2014 President Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro took historic steps to lessen the gap between the Cuban people and Americans however, and in the last two years travel to Cuba [ ... ]

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

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

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Yep, it does get better than banh mi.

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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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Cultural Photo Tours to Vietnam - PhotoEnrichment Adventures

Cultural Photo Tours to Vietnam - PhotoEnrichment Adventures


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PhotoEnrichment Adventures has cultural photo tours to Vietnam. Spend some time with the locals and take beautiful photos too. Reserve your spot today!

Purépecha Style, An Indigenous Identity Stitched With Pride

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

The Purépecha are an indigenous group of people located in Michoacán state Northwest of Mexico city. They speak their own language and reside predominately in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range on a volcanic plateau surrounded by forests and lakes. The women of this region dress in a style soaked with Spanish influences and stitched with stories of folk life. The Purépecha people were a considerable pre-columbian civilization that maintained their independence from Aztec Empire despite numerous failed conquest attempts. It wasn’t until the 1530s when the Purépecha were eventually overruled by the Spanish conquistadors and their armies. Despite being converted to Catholicism the region has managed to maintain it’s rich traditional customs, as well as it’s reputation for producing folk art and fine crafts. Copper, carpentry, painting, ceramics and textiles have been traded by the same towns for over a thousand years, making Purépecha products some of the finest and most sought after in Mexico and beyond. The Purépecha people have a well earned sense of passion and pride about their artist ancestry and culture. This can be witnessed on the local women who strut their textile skills daily on their traditional dress. Purépecha women have a distinctive ethnographic dress adapted from […]

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