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Spain in one week: The Ultimate Guide

Spain in one week: The Ultimate Guide

by James Getgood @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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This monkey’s friend got electrocuted, so he saved his life.

This monkey’s friend got electrocuted, so he saved his life.

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

After his friend was electrocuted at an Indian train station and left dying, this monkey did the unthinkable.

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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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We’re launching a brand new expedition trip to Moldova. Want to come?

We’re launching a brand new expedition trip to Moldova. Want to come?

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For the first time, we're stepping back into the soviet era on a special trip through Romania, Ukraine and Moldova, Europe's least-visited country.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Paris: Major commuter train line suspended...

by cigalechanta @ Fodor's Forum

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to make Pisco Sours like a pro

How to make Pisco Sours like a pro

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

So what is a Pisco Sour? And why do people get so obsessed with it? And where the hell do you drink it anyway? Here’s our foolproof guide.

The post How to make Pisco Sours like a pro appeared first on Intrepid Travel Blog.

10 simple tips to get the travel photos of your dreams

10 simple tips to get the travel photos of your dreams

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Taking good photos whilst travelling can be hard. This makes it heaps easier.

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Feeling soba: a step-by-step cooking class from a noodle novice

Feeling soba: a step-by-step cooking class from a noodle novice

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

all it takes is an old man, a bowl, a rolling pin, a huge knife thing, Mr Miyagi-like concentration and about 40 years of experience.

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On trend: 5 ways travel is going to change in 2017

On trend: 5 ways travel is going to change in 2017

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Another year has nearly come and gone, but here at Intrepid HQ we’re gazing into our crystal ball to see what’s on the horizon for 2017.

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The reality of solo female travel in Morocco

The reality of solo female travel in Morocco

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

The post The world’s best city rivalries: why travellers reap the benefits appeared first on Intrepid Travel Blog.

More than Marina Bay Sands: What to see in Singapore

More than Marina Bay Sands: What to see in Singapore

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When I first went to Singapore, I was told by a fellow backpacker that there ‘wasn’t much to do except Marina Bay Sands’. I spent my days in the city constantly proving him wrong.

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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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Hue City Tour by Motorbike – 1 day

by Dao @ Dao's Travel Agency

  Trip location – Hue City   This Hue city tour is like no other. Lovely Hue ladies dressed in their traditional Ao Dai (Ao Zai) dresses, will motorbike you around the ancient city of Hue. They will show you all the most beautiful sites Hue has to offer, all while in the company of […]

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Sharing Ramadan in Diyarbakır, Turkey

Sharing Ramadan in Diyarbakır, Turkey

by Nick Burns @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Is this the best travel complaint ever?

Is this the best travel complaint ever?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We're pretty fond of it.

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How I fell back in love with Australia

How I fell back in love with Australia

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The lessons I learned traversing 10,000km across Africa

The lessons I learned traversing 10,000km across Africa

by Jon Collins @ Geckos Tales

Epic journeys yield epic lessons. This one is no exception.

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What to do with 24-hours in Denver, USA

What to do with 24-hours in Denver, USA

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Denver's nickname, 'The Mile High City' isn't anything to do with aeroplane hookups or the city's marijuana laws. In fact it's pretty simple...

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Wellness 101: How to stay fit and healthy while traveling

Wellness 101: How to stay fit and healthy while traveling

by Britt Skrabanek @ Geckos Tales

Achieving wellness abroad isn’t as impossible as you might think

The post Wellness 101: How to stay fit and healthy while traveling appeared first on Geckos Tales.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Looking for adventure in 2018? Look no further.

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Our partner picked up a responsible tourism award. Up top.

Our partner picked up a responsible tourism award. Up top.

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

With great travel, comes great responsibility

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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What it’s really like to visit Hiroshima

What it’s really like to visit Hiroshima

by Madelene Flanagan @ Geckos Tales

I was expecting to find myself in some sort of ghost town

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

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

by Georgina Lawton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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6 places that prove Colombia is South America’s most underrated destination

6 places that prove Colombia is South America’s most underrated destination

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Colombia has everything. Caribbean beaches in the North, Pacific surf in the West. Tropical forests, snow-capped mountains, and everything in between.

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Travelling with my parents in Australia’s Red Centre

Travelling with my parents in Australia’s Red Centre

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Hue Railway Station

by admin @ Vietnam Trains

Hue Station was built in 1902 and opened to the public in 1906 by French colonial. The architecture of the station bears strongly that of France and is a spot light of Hue City.

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8 Croatian islands so beautiful that everyone should visit

8 Croatian islands so beautiful that everyone should visit

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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An interactive guide to etiquette around the world

An interactive guide to etiquette around the world

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Across the globe, societal norms for tipping, dining, greeting people and other forms of etiquette is totally different. This cultural variation is one of the biggest reasons we travel, but can also be one of the biggest causes of cultural faux pas. You don't wanna be "that guy"

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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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Navigating your way around Mexico City

Navigating your way around Mexico City

by Elle Hardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 reasons you should try a sailing adventure

5 reasons you should try a sailing adventure

by Tom Smith @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sailing used to be the domain of three types of people; pirates, the super-rich, and the hardcore adventure junkies. Not anymore.

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

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

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

The post Underbelly: why snake charming in Morocco isn’t so cool appeared first on Intrepid Travel Blog.

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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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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Discover Vietnam – 21 days

by Dao @ Dao's Travel Agency

Uncover the diverse landscape, people, culture and food of this unique and proud country. Dao’s Travel Agency presents our one of kind north to south adventure exploring the real Vietnam. The beauty of this ancient land with it’s one thousand miles of coastline, mysterious mountainous inlands, chaotic cities, and unique flavors is unprecedented. We will […]

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The tastiest food festivals to try in 2017

The tastiest food festivals to try in 2017

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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European history according to Asterix and Obelix

European history according to Asterix and Obelix

by Laura Dawson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Just like a regular history lesson, only interesting.

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Life of Travel: Episode 1 (Gran Canaria)

by Derek @ Wandering Earl

Wandering Earl

It’s video time. From here in my living room in the Canary Islands, I’ve put together a video this morning. In Part 1, I provide a short update on exactly where I am, what I’ve been up to and what’s next as I continue my 18 year adventure around the world. In Part 2, I answer some of the interesting ...

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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.

The post Germany’s grunge capital: why Leipzig is the new Berlin appeared first on Intrepid Travel Blog.

Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville by train

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

The railway line from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville was reopened for passenger services in 2016 after 14 years of being out of action. I’ve been to Phnom Penh numerous times and I have always admired the old train station, hoping that one day that train services would resume. If you want to ride the only […]

Discovering the joy of travel in Costa Rica

Discovering the joy of travel in Costa Rica

by Britt Skrabanek @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

The post Discovering the joy of travel in Costa Rica appeared first on Intrepid Travel Blog.

8 profound travel lessons, as taught by Disney movies

8 profound travel lessons, as taught by Disney movies

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

It's a whole new world, guys. Let Disney show you how to discover it

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How dangerous is it to cycle Bolivia’s infamous Death Road?

by Jaclynn Seah @ The Occasional Traveller

It was exhilarating, it was tiring, it was breathtaking. But how dangerous is it really to cycle the North Yungas Road, also known as the infamous Bolivia Death Road?

The post How dangerous is it to cycle Bolivia’s infamous Death Road? appeared first on The Occasional Traveller.

Moral dilemmas: should you do these things while travelling?

Moral dilemmas: should you do these things while travelling?

by Caroline Morse @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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We interview the world’s worst travel bragger

We interview the world’s worst travel bragger

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

There is no track. He is the track.

The post We interview the world’s worst travel bragger appeared first on Geckos Tales.

Dear Romania, I think you changed my life

Dear Romania, I think you changed my life

by Dean Harries @ Geckos Tales

"Travelling didn’t complicate my education, it cleared away the deadwood."

The post Dear Romania, I think you changed my life appeared first on Geckos Tales.

The other way to Machu Picchu: a guide to tackling the Quarry Trail

The other way to Machu Picchu: a guide to tackling the Quarry Trail

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Though the 'classic' Inca Trail gets a lot of press, the Quarry Trail is a pretty damn fine alternative.

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

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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5 easy ways to make your next city break unforgettable

5 easy ways to make your next city break unforgettable

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Why should a resolution be hard to keep? How about instead, we set you up with just one New Year’s resolution: to challenge yourself.

The post 5 easy ways to make your next city break unforgettable appeared first on Intrepid Travel Blog.

You should go to Croatia just for the art scene. Here’s why.

You should go to Croatia just for the art scene. Here’s why.

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In Croatia, artistic expression flavors every area of life. Contemporary masterpieces compliment ancient treasures. Classical, rock, and folk mingle in a unique musical stew.

The post You should go to Croatia just for the art scene. Here’s why. appeared first on Intrepid Travel Blog.

Into the wild: a photographic journey through Borneo (with Melissa Findlay)

Into the wild: a photographic journey through Borneo (with Melissa Findlay)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Whether you already thought Borneo was cool or you've never even thought of Borneo at all, these photos will melt your face.

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Travel for cheap: where to spend your British pounds this summer

Travel for cheap: where to spend your British pounds this summer

by Tom Smith @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Let’s face it, the British weather isn’t going to surprise us this year. Luckily there are some awesome places where the Queen’s finest will go a long, long way.

The post Travel for cheap: where to spend your British pounds this summer appeared first on Intrepid Travel Blog.

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why Krabi, Thailand should be on your radar

Why Krabi, Thailand should be on your radar

by Kyle Hulme @ Intrepid Travel Blog

More than just parties and bars, Krabi is one of Thailand’s most beautiful provinces, with thick forests, imposing mountains and gorgeous beaches aplenty.

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Why Georgia should make your 2015 travel hit list

Why Georgia should make your 2015 travel hit list

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Eurasia's hidden gem is an expedition waiting to happen.

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San Fran to LA: exploring California’s epic coast

San Fran to LA: exploring California’s epic coast

by Doug Whyte @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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9 tips to help you be a super responsible traveller

9 tips to help you be a super responsible traveller

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

Travel well, travel light, travel far (but read this first)

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7 Things I Learned About Myanmar While Traveling Solo In Myanmar

by Carola Bieniek @ Notes on traveling

What’s in a name? Myanmar or Burma? Myanmar or Burma? Much to my surprise, I learned that both names are derived from the same word: the name of the largest ethnic group in Myanmar, the Bamar. Burma appears to be […]

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Pro photography tips: taking portraits in Morocco

Pro photography tips: taking portraits in Morocco

by Steve Davey @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Inside India’s most romantic city, Udaipur

Inside India’s most romantic city, Udaipur

by Jack Cummings @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Udaipur is a lakeside paradise of shimmering marble, oozing romance and a European feel you just can’t find anywhere else in India.

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

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

by Taryn Stenvei @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Amber Dunlap @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Vietnam Train Travel - What To Expect | Compass Not Included

Vietnam Train Travel - What To Expect | Compass Not Included


Compass Not Included

Want to know what to expect from train travel in Vietnam? We've compiled a list of pointers to help you to survive your next journey.

All Train Schedule To Hai Phong – Cat Ba Island

by VietnamRailway.com.vn @ Vietnam Railway System

You can find information All Train Schedule to Hai Phong – Cat Ba Island from table bellow: See Return Train Schedule: All Train Schedule To Hanoi

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Vietnam: a travel compendium

Vietnam: a travel compendium

by Chloe Papas @ Geckos Tales

You’ll never be twiddling your thumbs in Vietnam. Here's the drill.

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‘Sleeping’ on the Overnight Trains in Vietnam

‘Sleeping’ on the Overnight Trains in Vietnam


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8 beaches in Vietnam you have to visit

8 beaches in Vietnam you have to visit

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Travel Vietnam by Plane, Train, Bus, and Motorcycle

Travel Vietnam by Plane, Train, Bus, and Motorcycle


Notes on traveling

Everything you need (incl. booking links) to travel Vietnam by public transport (plane, train, bus) plus an intro into exploring the country by motorcycle.

Chile is South America’s unsung hero

Chile is South America’s unsung hero

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why I love solo travel, even though I have a spouse

Why I love solo travel, even though I have a spouse

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I understand that every relationship is different, but for my marriage, solo travel makes me a stronger, better and happier partner.

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The best family holidays to book in 2017

The best family holidays to book in 2017

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Bali in your belly: our ultimate Bali food guide

Bali in your belly: our ultimate Bali food guide

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Turn down: your ultimate guide to Angkor wat

Turn down: your ultimate guide to Angkor wat

by Travel Textbook @ Geckos Tales

Be a traveller, not a tourist. Do Angkor Wat right.

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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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Why I travel with my mother

Why I travel with my mother

by Taylor Au @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Is this India’s best Instagrammer?

Is this India’s best Instagrammer?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In a platform that's saturated with travel content, it's refreshing to see a genuine talent emerge, and did we mention he has fewer than 1000 followers?

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An Instagram journey through Burma

An Instagram journey through Burma

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Since I'm fresh off the plane from the very rad 'Feel the Burm' trip, I figured I might as well go with the old adage 'a picture tells a thousand words'. Yay for Instagram.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Saigon Train Schedule To Binh Thuan – South To North

by VietnamRailway.com.vn @ Vietnam Railway System

You can find information from Saigon Train Schedule to Binh Thuan from table bellow: See Return Train Schedule: Binh Thuan Train Schedule To Saigon – North To South

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7 cities that are even better at night

7 cities that are even better at night

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

To really experience a city, you’ve got to get to know it when the sun goes down. That’s when secrets come out, when friends are made and when the adventure feels just a bit more real.

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Why you should see ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’

Why you should see ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If there’s one reason to see Al Gore's new documentary, it's that it shows the power of people to influence governments and big businesses to create real change. The more people we have thinking, talking and getting fired up about climate change, the better.

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Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

In the celebrated art colony of Santa Fe, New Mexico, you can of course get paintings of the scenery of the southwestern United States, but did you know you can also get original paintings of Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote?

7 best travel destinations for the Canadian dollar

7 best travel destinations for the Canadian dollar

by Barry Choi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why the best travels of my life started after 50

Why the best travels of my life started after 50

by Alison Armstrong @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Cuban revolution: 11 things I learned while cycling through Cuba

Cuban revolution: 11 things I learned while cycling through Cuba

by Frank Cheshire @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Think the best way to see Cuba is from the back of a vintage convertible? Think again.

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Girl power: Pro footballers climb Mt Kilimanjaro for women’s rights

Girl power: Pro footballers climb Mt Kilimanjaro for women’s rights

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Physical challenges are nothing new to pro athletes Melissa Hickey and Katie Brennan. But this month, they’re taking on a different sort of challenge…

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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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Paris: Major commuter train line suspended...

by cigalechanta @ Fodor's Forum

https://www.thelocal.fr/20180123/paris-train-lines-suspended-as-river-seine-to-rise-above-six-metres

Pinch them pennies: 8 money-saving travel tips

Pinch them pennies: 8 money-saving travel tips

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Workin' hard for the money

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Life on a Geckos trip: a video diary from flying the nest

Life on a Geckos trip: a video diary from flying the nest

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Geckos. IRL. Bring it on

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How you can help save the orangutans

How you can help save the orangutans

by WWF-Australia @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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8 places you definitely shouldn’t take travel photos

8 places you definitely shouldn’t take travel photos

by Katrina Imbruglia @ Geckos Tales

Back away from the camera. Put down that filter. Slowly lower your ridiculously oversized iPhone 6+ to the ground. Sure we all want to be heroes on Insta, but do you really want to be that guy who posts pics of locals trying to bathe in peace or takes a selfie at a cremation? This is

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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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Why you cannot help but fall for Viñales, Cuba

Why you cannot help but fall for Viñales, Cuba

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

On your way from Takaoka to the Vladivostok ferry? Take a look out the window: the name of the Himi train line means Ice-Watching.

11 movies that will make you want to travel immediately

11 movies that will make you want to travel immediately

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You'll be happy to know, Eat Pray Love does not feature on the list.

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Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

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

What to Pack When Traveling in Rainy Season

by Lieu Do @ Rentabike Vietnam

Believe it or not, traveling during Southeast Asia’s rainy season can be a good thing for travelers: hotels and flights are cheaper, and less traveler volume means you share the tourist trail with less people going the same way. If you’re aware of the downsides of traveling in the rainy season and have prepared for […]

Photos: this is what homework looks like around the world

Photos: this is what homework looks like around the world

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sometime's it's snatched in a spare moment or squeezed in around the edged of real life, but homework is always there.

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Everything you need to know about tipping in the United States

Everything you need to know about tipping in the United States

by Carrie Pallardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Forget about reaching for your wallet with nervous hands. Our guide to tipping in the U.S. will help you navigate eating out, hotel stays and so much more.

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Vietnam: a view from the train

Vietnam: a view from the train


Telegraph.co.uk

The Reunification Railway links Hanoi with Ho Chi Minh City, offering travellers an excellent – and comfortable – way to see Vietnam, says Mark Smith.

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

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

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Miyajima Island: A picture-perfect day trip in Japan

Miyajima Island: A picture-perfect day trip in Japan

by Cynthia Chou @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why Iceland is the dream destination for solo travel

Why Iceland is the dream destination for solo travel

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This island destination features soothing hot springs, majestic wild horses and waterfalls adorned with rainbows.

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6 common misconceptions about travel in Iran

6 common misconceptions about travel in Iran

by Jenny Gray @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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10 of the coolest things to do in Jamaica

10 of the coolest things to do in Jamaica

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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8 mistakes every traveller makes in Barcelona

8 mistakes every traveller makes in Barcelona

by Urban Adventures @ Geckos Tales

Our mates at Urban Adventures know cities. Here, they tell us how to avoid kooking it in Barcelona.

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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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Photoblog: Kimchi and colour in South Korea

Photoblog: Kimchi and colour in South Korea

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Mexico misguided: how a local leader can enhance your trip

Mexico misguided: how a local leader can enhance your trip

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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7 reasons to consider a winter trip to Iceland

7 reasons to consider a winter trip to Iceland

by Robert Schrader @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I know from personal experience that a winter trip to Iceland is every bit as fulfilling as it can be frigid.

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Underground phenomenons: inside New York’s coolest subway stations

Underground phenomenons: inside New York’s coolest subway stations

by David Nagle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We're going deeper underground.

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Train from Da Nang to Hue: Smooth Journey with Stunning Views

Train from Da Nang to Hue: Smooth Journey with Stunning Views


The Blond Travels

Travel by train from Da Nang to Hue and enjoy some of the most amazing coastal views in Vietnam. Find out about travel duration, ticket prices and more.

Our guide to the perfect day in Tokyo

Our guide to the perfect day in Tokyo

by Melissa Welham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Got 24 hours to explore the world's biggest city? Challenge accepted.

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How to travel like BBC’s Planet Earth

How to travel like BBC’s Planet Earth

by Hannah Summers @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Bush tucker basics: 5 native ingredients you can use at home

Bush tucker basics: 5 native ingredients you can use at home

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’re lucky to live in a country that has thousands of edible plant species – including some you can’t find anywhere else in the world. But most home cooks don’t know where to start when it comes to cooking with native ingredients.

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5 beautiful islands in Europe you haven’t discovered yet

5 beautiful islands in Europe you haven’t discovered yet

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Marika McAdam @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Confessions of a nervous flyer

Confessions of a nervous flyer

by Alyson Hill @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Why you shouldn’t wait to go to the Canadian Rockies

Why you shouldn’t wait to go to the Canadian Rockies

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Turquoise lakes, epic views, craft beers aplenty. Here's why you should go to the Rockies right now.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to bring the flavour of your travels home with you

How to bring the flavour of your travels home with you

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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What is Ebola and what does it mean for travellers?

What is Ebola and what does it mean for travellers?

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

The whole world seems focused on the West African Ebola outbreak, but what exactly is EVD and should it stop you travelling

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The kindness of strangers: beautiful tales from the road

The kindness of strangers: beautiful tales from the road

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We were a little tired of hearing all the bad news and sadness happening in the world and reached out to our Intrepid family on Facebook to cheer us up. And boy, you guys did not disappoint.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Travel for good: How you can make a difference

Travel for good: How you can make a difference

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With great travel comes great responsibility. That sounds a bit like a line from Spiderman, but it’s 100% true.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about India (Q&A)

Everything you ever wanted to know about India (Q&A)

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We recruited Intrepid's destination manager for the Subcontinent, Ryan Turner, and directed some FAQs his way.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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On the road: 10 books to read while travelling

On the road: 10 books to read while travelling

by Cam Hassard @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Whether you’re a solo wanderer or not, a great read remains a crucial travel companion for any long haul adventure.

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A Day at Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by Meghan Zichelli @ Polka Dot Socks Blog - polka dot socks

After researching ethical options for hanging out with elephants in Thailand, we ended up at Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary for rescued elephants as well as water buffaloes and dogs. We highly recommend spending a day of your trip here; it’s well worth it. To prepare, here is how you can expect your day to go.

The undeniable benefits of Slow Travel

The undeniable benefits of Slow Travel

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Our instinct is to cram in more highlights, more temples, more monks, more galleries, more meals, more wanderlust, faster faster faster, all in order to “maximise our time”. Enter Slow Travel.

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It’s official: Kenya is banning plastic bags

It’s official: Kenya is banning plastic bags

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Where to Travel in 2018. Tried and Tested (15) Travel Destinations

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

New year, new destinations. So many of them! But fear not, we are here to help you decide where to travel in 2018! From exotic Japan to peaceful Oman, from white sand beaches in Greece to glaciers in Antarctica, we have a list of incredible places to keep you inspired all year long! These tested […]

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Meet Oswaldo, your Intrepid guide in the Galapagos

Meet Oswaldo, your Intrepid guide in the Galapagos

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Wine not? Why Bulgaria is the new Bordeaux

Wine not? Why Bulgaria is the new Bordeaux

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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6 surreal landscapes to explore in China

6 surreal landscapes to explore in China

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Let us take you on a journey through the weird and wonderful landscapes that China – the fourth largest country in the world, and surely one of the most diverse – has to offer.

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

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

by Along Dusty Roads @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The colorful chaos of stepping off the beaten path in India

The colorful chaos of stepping off the beaten path in India

by Leslie Price @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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“Is there meat in this beef?”: A vegetarian’s guide to Beijing

“Is there meat in this beef?”: A vegetarian’s guide to Beijing

by Melissa Spurgin @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As a vegetarian, there‘s more to China than plain steamed rice.

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Cycling L’Eroica in Tuscany

Cycling L’Eroica in Tuscany

by Ellie Ross @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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6 of Europe’s top ‘Not Hot’ spots for 2018

6 of Europe’s top ‘Not Hot’ spots for 2018

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Get there before everyone else does.

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Life series: the daily commute around the world

Life series: the daily commute around the world

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Imperial Mazes: Tales of Morocco’s Four Cities

Imperial Mazes: Tales of Morocco’s Four Cities

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

All have, at one point in time, been the capital of the country. Each one has ancient medinas and royal palaces, and each also has its own very unique vibe.

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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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Our latest adventure in Western Australia

Our latest adventure in Western Australia

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Macca Sherifi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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What to do with 8 days in Italy

What to do with 8 days in Italy

by Melissa Welham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When you think of Italy, three things probably come to mind: pizza, pasta, and photogenic ancient ruins. But there's more to it than that.

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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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The 7 deadly sins of travel

The 7 deadly sins of travel

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

In case you were wondering

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Your complete guide to one day in Hiroshima

Your complete guide to one day in Hiroshima

by James Getgood @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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9 places you should never take a selfie

9 places you should never take a selfie

by Kate Sitarz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Selfies can be fun and result in some of the most hilarious souvenirs from a trip, as long as you’re following proper selfie etiquette.

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16 nuggets of travel wisdom (and trash) from twitter

16 nuggets of travel wisdom (and trash) from twitter

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Twitter: home to Justin Bieber's ego, trolls, swathes of useless information, cat pictures and, when you dig a little deeper, some interesting takes on the world of travel.

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Your Galapagos travel checklist: What to know before you go

Your Galapagos travel checklist: What to know before you go

by Elizabeth Zahur @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Your Galapagos go-to guide.

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Calabria or Sicily: Where to travel on your Italy adventure

Calabria or Sicily: Where to travel on your Italy adventure

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sicily, Calabria, beaches, mountains? We weigh up the key decision-making factors for your next adventure in Italy.

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How to discover Cinque Terre, away from the crowds

How to discover Cinque Terre, away from the crowds

by Emma Gibbins @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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How to get off the beaten path in Santorini

How to get off the beaten path in Santorini

by Tom Hall @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Conquer Annapurna with these tips and hacks

Conquer Annapurna with these tips and hacks

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Ain't no mountain high enough for these travel hacks

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Travel to Iran: A 2018 update for US citizens

Travel to Iran: A 2018 update for US citizens

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Brian’s Travel Spot: Flying Business Class from Shanghai

by Brian Williams @ Brian's Coffee Spot

Since I’m about to embark on my latest adventure (two weeks in Miami, followed by two weeks in Arizona), I thought I’d better finish writing up my final set of flights from last year. In the first part of this … Continue reading

Feeling Hungary? Our perfect weekend in Budapest

Feeling Hungary? Our perfect weekend in Budapest

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sliced in two by the Danube, Budapest has something of a split personality. Here's our guide to make the most of both.

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

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

by Tayla Gentle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The best cities in India for street photography

The best cities in India for street photography

by Pravin Tamang @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Meet the people having their lives changed by solar power

Meet the people having their lives changed by solar power

by Alexie Seller @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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10 experiences every traveler should have in Morocco

10 experiences every traveler should have in Morocco

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why one traveller quit her office job and moved to the Australian Outback

Why one traveller quit her office job and moved to the Australian Outback

by Leah Greengarten @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sometimes we need a life change. One traveller recounts how an Intrepid trip through the Northern Territory inspired her to move from the Sydney suburbs to Australia's dusty Red Centre.

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

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

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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My first Geckos trip to Bali: Expectations vs. reality

My first Geckos trip to Bali: Expectations vs. reality

by Juliann Cheryl @ Geckos Tales

So, this is for all of you wondering if you should book a small group adventure. The answer is yes. Yes, you should.

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All parrilla, no filler: the 7 best steaks in Buenos Aires

All parrilla, no filler: the 7 best steaks in Buenos Aires

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Think you’ve experienced the pinnacle of what happens when you take a cow and apply heat? Think again.

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An Aussie roadtrip from Coral Bay to Cape Range (photos)

An Aussie roadtrip from Coral Bay to Cape Range (photos)

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s a remote part of the country that retains that feeling of being completely undiscovered. This is our journey from Coral Bay to Cape Range on Australia's wild north-west coast.

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Discover: Kota Kinabalu

by @ Wikitravel

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

The world’s largest solar plant is here, and it’s in Morocco

The world’s largest solar plant is here, and it’s in Morocco

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ouarzazate, a small city on the edge of the Sahara, is officially home to the world's largest solar plant. We've got all the green lowdown here.

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5 Ways Prepaid Phones Can Save You Money When Traveling

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

When traveling internationally, many cellphone providers charge high rates to cover roaming fees. Sending a text or checking emails quickly becomes a costly expense for travelers.

Many people think that the only ways to avoid paying massive bills is to leave their cellphones at home. But if the thought of living without your smartphone while you travel makes you want to scream, don’t despair.

Many cellphone providers offer affordable options to help you stay connected no matter where you are in the world. Learn about the following five ways prepaid phones can save you money when traveling.

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The top destinations for travel in January

The top destinations for travel in January

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Exploring Ogliastra, Italy’s best-kept secret

Exploring Ogliastra, Italy’s best-kept secret

by Nolan Pike @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A Google search for “best European beaches” is what sparked my interest in the Italian island of Sardinia. But seeing these beaches in real life was something else.

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Complete Guide to Langkawi, Malaysia

by Carola Bieniek @ Notes on traveling

Pulau Langkawi – the island Langkawi – is just the largest of more than 100 islands that make up the Langkawi archipelago in the Andaman Sea. It’s located about 30 km from the Malay mainland (aka Malaysia Peninsula) and measures […]

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How I didn’t quit my job to travel the world

How I didn’t quit my job to travel the world

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travel is something I aspire to, and I don’t let my meager non-profit salary and 9-5 schedule stop me from achieving these goals. To date, I’ve visited 44 countries, 12 while I was full-time employed.

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Phu Ly Railway Station

by admin @ Vietnam Trains

Phu Ly Train Station is a stop of small size on the North – South routine of The Reunion Express Train. Erected during the colonial time as its primary role of transferring coal and raw materials,

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

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

by Laura Dawson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Visiting Antarctica with Intrepid, the trip of a lifetime

Visiting Antarctica with Intrepid, the trip of a lifetime

by Sandra Gagliano @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Having traveled to over 40 countries and touched every continent, I can safely say that I’m the person I am today as a result of travel. However, it is my experience of travelling to Antarctica with Intrepid that has really left an impression.

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

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

by Anna Reeves @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Say no to lemon chicken: alternatives to Chinese food stereotypes

Say no to lemon chicken: alternatives to Chinese food stereotypes

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Interested in a career in travel writing? Top tips from the experts

Interested in a career in travel writing? Top tips from the experts

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travel + writing = one of the greatest jobs on earth.

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

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

by Bridget Kapinus @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Namibia roadtrip: An epic look at Sossusvlei

Namibia roadtrip: An epic look at Sossusvlei

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Sandsational

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Travel trends in 2017: this year’s hottest destinations

Travel trends in 2017: this year’s hottest destinations

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Calling all explorers: 5 uncharted adventures to try in 2018

Calling all explorers: 5 uncharted adventures to try in 2018

by Mark Hewitt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Lamphun and Lampang: Two destinations off the beaten path in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

I thought that I had seen almost everything around Chiang Mai. So, when my birthday weekend came and I wanted to go for a trip, I had no idea where to go. Finally, my attention was drawn by two small towns in the north of Thailand – Lamphun and Lampang. The internet guides didn’t say […]

17 travel goals to set in 2017

17 travel goals to set in 2017

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Resolution #1: make more resolutions...

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An earth worth watching: inside our new Earthwatch Rainforest Expedition

An earth worth watching: inside our new Earthwatch Rainforest Expedition

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A journey through Sossusvlei, Namibia

A journey through Sossusvlei, Namibia

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The world’s most bike-friendly cities, ranked

The world’s most bike-friendly cities, ranked

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The Other Side of Paradise: a literary journey through Havana

The Other Side of Paradise: a literary journey through Havana

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Havana is a hard city to “get.” I think that’s why I like it so much.

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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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Iran on Instagram: 16 images that will challenge your idea of the Middle East

Iran on Instagram: 16 images that will challenge your idea of the Middle East

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Iran is everything we've been taught the Middle East is not. And we have proof.

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10 awesome travel podcasts that should be on your phone

10 awesome travel podcasts that should be on your phone

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

The world is divided into those obsessed by podcasts, and those who will one day become obsessed with podcasts.

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August Kenya Itinerary w/9&12 Year Old; Too Much?

by littledorrit21 @ Fodor's Forum

Hi, we are flying from NYC to NBO in August. I am concerned that there is too much plane travel for my kids to immerse themselves in the experience....

A guide to scoping out Berlin’s street art scene

A guide to scoping out Berlin’s street art scene

by Emma Gibbins @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Want to travel with the family? 8 tips from Trip in a Van

Want to travel with the family? 8 tips from Trip in a Van

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Lorrimers are well and truly living the dream. In December 2015, young parents Justin and Bec Lorrimer sold their home in New South Wales, Australia, and set out on an epic road trip around the country.

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

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

by Louise Maccallum @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why travel is better when it’s spontaneous

Why travel is better when it’s spontaneous

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When it comes to travel, how many opportunities pass us by because we are so set on going to see a particular site – so determined to tick X, Y and Z off our trip to-do-list?

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It’s about time: Uluru finally bans climbers

It’s about time: Uluru finally bans climbers

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Reunification Train Hanoi-Saigon Vietnam Information and Service

by administrator @ Vietnam Impressive

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Trekking to Wat Pha Lat in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Wat Pha Lat, also known as Wat Sakithaka, is a small gem on the map of Chiang Mai. This quiet temple is hidden in the forest and is very often omitted by travellers, who head straight to the nearby Wat Phra That Doi Suthep – one of the most famous temples in the north of […]

The least Instagrammed places in 2016

The least Instagrammed places in 2016

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Meet the couple making one documentary every day for a year

Meet the couple making one documentary every day for a year

by Lucy Piper @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Could you shoot a documentary every day for 365 days? Meet the guys who are.

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17 tips for a healthy and happy family adventure in India

17 tips for a healthy and happy family adventure in India

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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15 Unique Travel Gifts for World Explorers

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for a friend, partner or relative who loves to travel? Fear not! We’ve compiled this unique travel gifts guide just for you, packed full of the best gifts to buy for travellers in 2017. Anywhere we go we’ll always seek out the more unusual and hidden places […]

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8 things Bill Murray can teach you about travel

8 things Bill Murray can teach you about travel

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

He does films, he does advice; he's your new favourite travel guru

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Behold: the world’s simplest guide to responsible travel

Behold: the world’s simplest guide to responsible travel

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We've got to look after the places we visit.

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Yoga much? 7 places to bring your downward dog

Yoga much? 7 places to bring your downward dog

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Open your chakras and let's do this.

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The 5 best beaches in the Middle East

The 5 best beaches in the Middle East

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Amanda Linardon @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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9 Greek beaches that should be on your bucket list

9 Greek beaches that should be on your bucket list

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Though the sea is everywhere (there's 227 inhabited islands), it's tough to find beaches worthy of the 'best beaches in Greece' accolade. Enter our guide.

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How to know you’re a born traveller

How to know you’re a born traveller

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Don't deny who you truly are

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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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Is this the most amazing mountain bike video ever?

Is this the most amazing mountain bike video ever?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Andrew Fenton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Farming & Fishing Life – 1 day

by Dao @ Dao's Travel Agency

  Our Farming & Fishing Life Tour provides you with a close-up and intimate exposure to both the local farming and fishing communities. Accompanied by your tour guide, you will commence the day, leisurely cycling along country roads witnessing Vietnamese rural life first hand. Visit a beautiful organic vegetable village, water and plant vegetables, hoe […]

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It’s official, guys: here are the 6 hottest destinations in 2016

It’s official, guys: here are the 6 hottest destinations in 2016

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Bring out the bucket list: here are six destinations that are gonna be hot, hot, hot in 2016.

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5 ways travel can make you a better person

5 ways travel can make you a better person

by Matt Long @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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6 cities in France to visit before everyone else does

6 cities in France to visit before everyone else does

by Kirsty Fanton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Genting Dream cruise review and survival tips by an indie traveller

by Jaclynn Seah @ The Occasional Traveller

Can an indie traveller survive a cruise holiday with more than 3,000 other people and a rigid schedule? Here's a review of my 6D5N Genting Dream Cruise from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Phuket.

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Five reasons you should be visiting Cuba right now

Five reasons you should be visiting Cuba right now

by Tayla Gentle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Cuba, where there's a Buena Vista Social Club soundtrack to accompany every style of journey.

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

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

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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My 2017 in Travel: The Video

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

I went to 12 different countries in 2017. It was brilliant. I took video, I’ve not really done anything with it though, soooo, I thought, montage! I wanted to look back on an incredible year, and think about what I’ve learned along the way. “This is basically the script I wrote for the video above but what didn’t make it in, thanks to timings I’ve put in italicised quotes like […]

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

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

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The ultimate alternative bucket list (for travellers)

The ultimate alternative bucket list (for travellers)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Because there's more to a good travel to-do list than just falling out of the sky, seeing the sights and locking your love to a bridge in gay Paree

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This is the Slovenian food and drink you have to try, according to a Ljubljana waitress

This is the Slovenian food and drink you have to try, according to a Ljubljana waitress

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

What kind of wine, beer and spirits should you have with your Carniolan sausage and potica? We have the answers.

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11 unusual Valentine’s Day traditions around the world

11 unusual Valentine’s Day traditions around the world

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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10 writers that travellers couldn’t live without

10 writers that travellers couldn’t live without

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to know if you’re a born traveller

How to know if you’re a born traveller

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Visiting Greece? Here’s what you need to eat

Visiting Greece? Here’s what you need to eat

by Gwen OToole @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Georgina Lawton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Chile beyond Patagonia: 4 destinations you don’t want to miss

Chile beyond Patagonia: 4 destinations you don’t want to miss

by Sarah Scimmi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I came to Chile to hike Patagonia. I left with a new appreciation of life. The starry nights of the Atacama desert, the magical hot springs and volcanoes, and the colourful homes of Valparaiso do that to you.

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

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

by Julia D'Orazio @ Geckos Tales

Travel trends come and go, but hipsters endure

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Vietnam Train Travel: Traveling on the Reunification Express

Vietnam Train Travel: Traveling on the Reunification Express


Traveling German

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

15 places in Canada that will give you instant wanderlust

15 places in Canada that will give you instant wanderlust

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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7 things no-one tells you about the Inca Trail

7 things no-one tells you about the Inca Trail

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Breaking news: Malia Obama just went on a Bolivia group tour

Breaking news: Malia Obama just went on a Bolivia group tour

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Where to next, Malia

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10 reasons Slovenia should be your next big Eurotrip

10 reasons Slovenia should be your next big Eurotrip

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why Northern Iceland is the next big thing

Why Northern Iceland is the next big thing

by Bridget Kapinus @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Life of Travel: Episode 2 (Bundi, India)

by Derek @ Wandering Earl

Wandering Earl

It’s time for the second episode of my “Life of Travel” video series. This episode was filmed on the rooftop of the wonderful Dev Niwas Hotel in the magical town of Bundi, India. Bundi is one of my favorite destinations in all of India and as you’ll see in the video, it has a lot to do with its setting. ...

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Our 6 top tips for avoiding generic travel photos

Our 6 top tips for avoiding generic travel photos

by David Nagle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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7billiondreams: make your pledge for World Environment Day

7billiondreams: make your pledge for World Environment Day

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 awesome adventures to have in 2018

5 awesome adventures to have in 2018

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

Our pick for awesome travel destinations in

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Buzz Aldrin wins #tbt, publishes expense form to the moon

Buzz Aldrin wins #tbt, publishes expense form to the moon

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

This wins the travel memorabilia award. Hands down

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6 tips on how to win at travel photography

6 tips on how to win at travel photography

by David Nagle @ Geckos Tales

While we’re not all just aiming for Insta and Facebook Likes, everyone still wants amazing travel photos to remember their trip and show their friends – to wow them, inspire them, and maybe make them more than a teensy bit jealous. But short of hiring a professional photographer to tag along (yes, apparently that’s a thing now),

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Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: a guide to Vietnam’s epic cities

Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: a guide to Vietnam’s epic cities

by Stephanie Hood @ Geckos Tales

Decisions, decisions

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Long Neck Village: One of the worst attractions in Northern Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

There are attractions in Thailand that I would never want to see. These include so called tiger kingdoms, where wild cats are drugged and forced to pose for photos with tourists, or places where elephants are trained to paint pictures or ride bicycles. I wouldn’t visit them because mass tourism is distasteful, but also because […]

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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7 reasons you should go island hopping in the Galapagos

7 reasons you should go island hopping in the Galapagos

by Bridget Kapinus @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Located over 500 miles from the Ecuadorian mainland there’s a bunch of isolated volcanic islands home to biodiversity that’s unlike anywhere else in the world. Their name? The epic Galapagos…

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Khe Kem Waterfall – A heavenly waterfall in central Vietnam

Khe Kem Waterfall – A heavenly waterfall in central Vietnam

by Lieu Do @ Rentabike Vietnam

25km from Con Cuong townlet, the nature endows a wonderful landscape to Pu Mat National Park – Khe Kem Warefall. Water cascades down from the height of 500m and slope of 800 to three terraces, creating white spume. With the exotic beauty granted by the nature, Khe Kem waterfall has become one of the most attractive […]

Disadvantages of teaching English online

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Teaching English online has many advantages. You can live anywhere you want, travel and earn money at the same time. Thanks to it I’ve managed to live in Thailand, Vietnam and Poland and soon I’m going to be travelling again. So far I’ve only told you about the good side of online teaching, but what […]

This ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’ lip sync is the most joyful video you’ll see today

This ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’ lip sync is the most joyful video you’ll see today

by Tim Edwards @ Intrepid Travel Blog

An Australian couple who visited Egypt on an Intrepid trip have become overnight celebrities after a video they made of their holiday went viral. Egyptians are hoping the fun film…

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What it’s really like to climb Bali’s Mt Batur

What it’s really like to climb Bali’s Mt Batur

by Tammy Burns @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s only a few hours after midnight and I’m hiking in complete darkness, the path illuminated by nothing more than our flashlights...

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Meet Channa, the Intrepid leader in Cambodia with an incredible story

Meet Channa, the Intrepid leader in Cambodia with an incredible story

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

“The money I saved from working at Intrepid, plus the money my sisters saved from work meant we could afford to build a new house.”

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Travel season guide: when to visit our favourite destinations

Travel season guide: when to visit our favourite destinations

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travel. It's all in the timing.

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5 European day hikes everyone should experience

5 European day hikes everyone should experience

by Marie-France Roy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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An updated map of the future Saigon Metro

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[HCMC Metro Map (download full resolution image here.] Out of all the megacities of Southeast Asia, Saigon is the only city without any form of metro transport. Even the traffic-dystopias of Jakarta and Manila have a few rail lines between them. This will change when the first metro line in Saigon opens sometime after 2020 […]

Your definitive guide to the best live music in Bangkok

Your definitive guide to the best live music in Bangkok

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Bangkok’s nightlife has something for everybody – and that’s particularly true of the city’s live music scene. But the vast choice on offer can be intimidating if you only have a limited…

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

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

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The ‘Ultimate Girls Trip’ needs a makeover

The ‘Ultimate Girls Trip’ needs a makeover

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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16 photos that prove you should visit remote, beautiful Northeast India

16 photos that prove you should visit remote, beautiful Northeast India

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This part of the world brims with mountain villages, waterfalls and wetlands, wildlife reserves and national parks.

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

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

by Ellie Ross @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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My 2017 Travel Favorites (countries, food, gear and more!)

by Derek @ Wandering Earl

Wandering Earl

As the end of the year approaches, I want to share my travel favorites from all the experiences that I had in 2017. It was a wild year, one that took me to 28 different countries, led me to 71 different accommodations and gave me some of the most memorable moments of my entire 18 years of travel. So, here ...

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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What happens when you get blissfully lost in Trinidad, Cuba

What happens when you get blissfully lost in Trinidad, Cuba

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A California Road Trip with Lost Campers

by Derek @ Wandering Earl

Wandering Earl

I shall introduce you to “Caitlin”. Now I don’t know the story behind the name but that was the mini-campervan my girlfriend and I were given for our California road trip when we went to pick up our rental from Lost Campers USA in Los Angeles. Clean and ready when we arrived, we were given a ‘tour’ of the vehicle, ...

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The Southern Great Wall of China has a newly discovered section

The Southern Great Wall of China has a newly discovered section

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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How we celebrate: Easter traditions around the world

How we celebrate: Easter traditions around the world

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Whether it’s dressing as Roman soldiers in Costa Rica, following Jesus' footsteps in Israel, or drenching each other with buckets of water in Poland, here are some of the ways Easter is celebrated globally.

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5 road trips to take you back in time

5 road trips to take you back in time

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

There’s something about a good road trip that brings out the child in all of us. Hours are spent watching the world whizz by to the tinny soundtrack of a specially curated playlist, and there will likely be a sing-a-long at some point too (and who doesn’t love a sing-a-long?). More often than not, though,

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The 15 most spectacular glaciers to visit before they melt

The 15 most spectacular glaciers to visit before they melt

by Nicole Dossantos @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Bosnia & Herzegovina: 7 reasons to look beyond the headlines

Bosnia & Herzegovina: 7 reasons to look beyond the headlines

by Chelsea McIver @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Bosnia & Herzegovina: forget everything you thought you knew.

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Meet the women who climbed Kilimanjaro for human rights

Meet the women who climbed Kilimanjaro for human rights

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why Sri Lanka Inspires for a Second Trip

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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

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Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

Among the artifacts displayed at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland is a flag from Hitler's staff car. (Don't ask how they got it.)

Dieu Tri Railway Station

by admin @ Vietnam Trains

This is provincial train station of Binh Dinh City, and also an important gateway on the railroad from North to South of Vietnam.

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Why Taiwan is Asia’s next big food destination

Why Taiwan is Asia’s next big food destination

by Chelsea McIver @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Vietnam Railways Install Automatic Ticket Gates At Hanoi Da Nang And Saigon Train Station

by VietnamRailway.com.vn @ Vietnam Railway System

Starting from November, train stations in Hanoi, the central city of Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City will feature automatic ticket gates in a bid to increase service quality of the Vietnam Railways. The upgrade is meant to provide customers with better and friendlier service, as well as to ensure security at these stations,

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Moving Mountains: I climbed Kilimanjaro for women’s rights

Moving Mountains: I climbed Kilimanjaro for women’s rights

by Amy Bolger @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The road to Machu Picchu starts at 385 lbs

The road to Machu Picchu starts at 385 lbs

by Carla Powell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Macedonia: A land of pies, passion and plenty

Macedonia: A land of pies, passion and plenty

by Meera Dattani @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Wand-erlust: 9 harry potter spells for travellers

Wand-erlust: 9 harry potter spells for travellers

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Got travel hacks? Tell us your best and win the trip of a lifetime to India, Vietnam or Turkey. Reading Harry Potter, I  always wondered why the characters didn’t travel more. Sure, the Weasley’s went to Egypt that one time and the Triwizard tournament came to Hogwarts, but did Voldemort put a ban on international

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Cape Town: two cities, one mountain

Cape Town: two cities, one mountain

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Lessons from the road: What travel taught me about love

Lessons from the road: What travel taught me about love

by Celinne Da Costa @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Mui Ne among most beautiful beaches in Asia

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

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

Where you should travel next (using tv theme songs)

Where you should travel next (using tv theme songs)

by Kellie Bright @ Geckos Tales

Yes no. Maybe. I don't know. CAN YOU REPEAT THE

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9 reasons you should seriously consider traveling to Egypt

9 reasons you should seriously consider traveling to Egypt

by Passport & Plates @ Geckos Tales

The land of pharaohs and pyramids certainly doesn’t need an introduction

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The changing face of Egypt, Israel & Jordan

The changing face of Egypt, Israel & Jordan

by Alyson Hill @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Costa Rica in one week: The ultimate guide

Costa Rica in one week: The ultimate guide

by Sally Elbassir @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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My Guide to Inle Lake, Myanmar

by Carola Bieniek @ Notes on traveling

Inle Lake (also Inlay Lake or Inne Le Lake) in Myanmar’s massive Shan State is not very deep (5m in rainy season, barely 4m in the dry season) but at more than 100 km², it’s the second-largest lake in the […]

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Train-Tripping in Vietnam

Train-Tripping in Vietnam


The Opportunistic Travelers

"We filled a two-week gap in our September schedule with a trip to Vietnam. Rather than choose a single location, our friends recommended we take the train from Hanoi down to Ho Chi Minh City, spending time in various cities along the way as we slowly made our way down the North-South Reunifica

The 5 best countries in Europe for solo travel

The 5 best countries in Europe for solo travel

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Sri Lanka’s most fascinating historical sites

Sri Lanka’s most fascinating historical sites

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Authentic travel experience in Italy and in its villages

by Chiara Marras @ Ecobnb

As we have already announced, this year in Italy is the Year of Villages. We’ll celebrate those ancient and fascinating places that represent the most authentic Italy. So we decided to go to the discovery of the typical Italian atmosphere. Italy is a country full of magic and enchanting places that attract travelers from all over the […]

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The 5 best alternative winter break destinations

The 5 best alternative winter break destinations

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re looking for more adventure than a beach chair and the buffet, we’ve put together a list of our hottest destinations (and a couple cool ones… literally).

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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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6 underrated New Zealand towns you should visit

6 underrated New Zealand towns you should visit

by Marie-France Roy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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6 of the weirdest travel accessories you probably don’t need

6 of the weirdest travel accessories you probably don’t need

by David Nagle @ Geckos Tales

They're the gadgets we deserve, but not the ones we need right now.

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A day in the life of a Burmese street food enthusiast

A day in the life of a Burmese street food enthusiast

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

You’re a satay connoisseur, regularly grab Rogan Josh on the run, break fortune cookies by the handful and can smell Vietnamese mint from a mile off, but you’ve probably never said “let’s get Burmese for dinner tonight”.

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Train and itinerary advice, Andalusia in mid April

by chubbymamma @ Fodor's Forum

1) We would like to go to Seville as soon as we arrive in Madrid and are trying to time our train reservation relative to our flight. We were only...

When’s the best time to go on safari in Africa?

When’s the best time to go on safari in Africa?

by Carrie Pallardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You’ll probably want to pack your bags as soon as you start imaging the African safari of your dreams, but a little planning ahead of time can make your trip that much more magical.

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The top destinations for travel in March

The top destinations for travel in March

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How travellers can help the situation in Myanmar

How travellers can help the situation in Myanmar

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Shuttle buses between hotels and ZRH (Zurich) Airport issues

by nrr @ FlyerTalk Forums

Generally the hotels near the airport are cheaper (and newer) than those in the central city. Another plus *had *been free shuttles (5-10 min) ride between the hotel and the airport. Nearly all the hotels (which have shuttles) provide FREE service...

Why Japan is the ultimate destination for first-time travellers

Why Japan is the ultimate destination for first-time travellers

by Jo Stewart @ Geckos Tales

Bullet trains, cat cafes, and the best ramen you've ever eaten. Hello Japan.

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10 reasons you’ve got to get to Rio de Janeiro

10 reasons you’ve got to get to Rio de Janeiro

by Jamie Ditaranto @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Rio de Janeiro is a city of icons. But they're only one part of the story.

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How to survive your first trip to India (in 12 easy steps)

How to survive your first trip to India (in 12 easy steps)

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

There’s so much more to India than you might think. This includes stuff that - gulp - you might not be prepared for.

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6 beautiful beaches in Thailand you should visit

6 beautiful beaches in Thailand you should visit

by Melanie Ewan @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Sri Lanka: down to a tea (infographic)

Sri Lanka: down to a tea (infographic)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Some travel brands are good at making infographics (us), some countries are good at making tea (Sri Lanka). When you put the two together, you get this.

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

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

by Lizzie Mulherin @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Proposal on visa extension for Russian visitors

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

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

Ever wondered what an Intrepid sailing trip looks like?

Ever wondered what an Intrepid sailing trip looks like?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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combo Sapaly train

by huyen @ Vietnam Impressive

Reunification Trains Victoria Express Carriage China to Vietnam Trains Tours in Sapa   Combo Sapaly Train and Sapaly Hotel in Lao Cai: you are looking for a free & easy package for an amazing trip in Sapa? Taking overnight trains to Lao Cai, Sapaly Express and Sapaly hotel in Lao Cai provide a first class train service with good […]

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8 reasons every traveller should visit Rio de Janeiro at least once

8 reasons every traveller should visit Rio de Janeiro at least once

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Rio de Janeiro. The mere mention of the place brings forth vivid images of carnivals, bikini and bather-clad beauties, bombastic beaches and technicolour cocktails.

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Discover: Jacksonville

by @ Wikitravel

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

Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

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

How to be the friend everyone wants to travel with

How to be the friend everyone wants to travel with

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Finished school? Here’s why you should travel

Finished school? Here’s why you should travel

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Get a post-grad from the school of life

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A foodie’s guide to South India

A foodie’s guide to South India

by Jack Cummings @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With a year-round tropical climate, awe-inspiring views and fresher than fresh produce, Kerala lets you eat like a deity every single day.

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SEE TEFL Course Interview with Mandy from Mexico

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

A few months ago, I visited SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai to take a look at their brand-new school building in Chiang Mai. SEE TEFL is of course the TEFL school I attended when I arrived in Thailand around four years ago to get trained to become an English teacher. During my visit I had […]

Chobe vs Okavango: Which one should you choose?

Chobe vs Okavango: Which one should you choose?

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’ve put these Chobe and Okavango head to head in an epic ‘safari battle’. Who's scene reigns supreme? You'll have to find out.

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An Ice Cream Tour with Meghan in Chiang Mai’s Nimmanhaemin

by Meghan Zichelli @ Polka Dot Socks Blog - polka dot socks

As soon as we arrived to Chiang Mai and started walking around our neighborhood of Nimmanhaemin, my well-trained eye noticed the abundance of ice cream shops. I made it my personal challenge to try as many of them as I could, in between bowls of khao soi and plates of mango sticky rice. Here are the ones I got to.

Myanmar Train Adventures – Slow-going from Inle Lake to Thazi to Yangon

by Carola Bieniek @ Notes on traveling

I am a friend of slow travels. Myanmar trains – even the ones on tracks less than 30 years old – are notorious for their slowness. And when I heard about the “Slow Train to Thazi,” meandering at 30 km […]

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VIETNAM TRAIN TICKETS - Go VietTravel

VIETNAM TRAIN TICKETS - Go VietTravel


Go VietTravel

We provide all the information you need on fares and timetables for trains along Vietnam. Book your Vietnam train tickets at affordable prices.

Conquering Kinabalu: trekking Borneo’s biggest peak

Conquering Kinabalu: trekking Borneo’s biggest peak

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

We sent a few lucky Geckos travellers and a film crew up Kinabalu, and they seemed to have an exhaustingly epic time. Here's how they did it

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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This guy made us fall in love with travel all over again

This guy made us fall in love with travel all over again

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Robin Esrock is a global adventurer, travel writer and TV guy. And he just became one of our favourite travellers ever

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How to spend 5 days in Iceland: your ultimate itinerary

How to spend 5 days in Iceland: your ultimate itinerary

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Now that I’ve visited the country I spent the past year daydreaming about, I can confirm that Iceland was everything that I imagined it would be...and more.

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Italy in one week: The ultimate guide

Italy in one week: The ultimate guide

by Melissa Ariganello @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Tayla Gentle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Ecuador: So much more than just the Galapagos

Ecuador: So much more than just the Galapagos

by Amanda Williams @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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10 travel instagrammers who are actually rly good

10 travel instagrammers who are actually rly good

by Naomi Russo @ Geckos Tales

Ten extremely solid accounts that we know are sure to give you the wanderlusts

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Tokyo to Osaka, in photos: Japan with Geckos Adventures

Tokyo to Osaka, in photos: Japan with Geckos Adventures

by Julie Germansky @ Geckos Tales

Sushi, shopping and ancient temples, our Discover Japan trip is 10 days of amazement

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Interview with teachers in Thailand: Bob and Corona from the States

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

It’s been almost 5 years since I did my TEFL course with SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Wow! I can’t really believe it. Time goes fast. I still think that the month I spent training to become a teacher was one of the best times in my life. I really got to learn a […]

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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Travelling to Cambodia with my father and discovering my past

Travelling to Cambodia with my father and discovering my past

by CC Hua @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Photo series: We sent a camera crew to Nepal.

Photo series: We sent a camera crew to Nepal.

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You've never seen Nepal like this before.

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Why travel should be your New Year’s Resolution this year

Why travel should be your New Year’s Resolution this year

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Admit it – we've all made New Year's resolutions before. The plan-making part is easy; it’s the plan-sticking that’s hard.

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Trekking in the lost world of Sabah

Trekking in the lost world of Sabah

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Southeast Asia Budget Guide (8 Months) How Much Will it Cost?

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you looking for a Southeast Asia budget guide? Great! We can help! Before our travels we surfed the net restlessly for a travel budget guide that will give us some sort of indication of how much money we need to save. By time we left London, we had around $11,000 (£9,000) between us in […]

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The Most Beautiful Cafés in Chiang Mai

by Christopher Grabinski @ The Blond Travels

Chiang Mai is a city that offers the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. After a couple of exhausting day trips into the mountains or other thrilling, action-packed activities, there’s nothing better than taking a deep breath and just do – well – nothing. Sure, a spa day with massages, manicures, pedicures and facials is […]

Stockholm vs Copenhagen: Which should you visit?

Stockholm vs Copenhagen: Which should you visit?

by Chris Girdler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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An Overview of Different Travel Bags: Why it’s so Important to Choose the Right Bag for Your Trip

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

I’m sure every traveler at some stage has found themselves in the situation where they’re stuck traveling with the wrong kind of bag.

Whether it’s trying to lug a suitcase through the jungle and beating the crap out of your wheels (been there), or throwing everything into a hiking pack for a stay at a luxury hotel, a travel experience is often about choosing the right kind of bag.

And there are many different types of bags, which will be suitable for different types of trips. So don’t fall into the trap of thinking any bag will do, because you just need something which will transport your things.

Bags are not sacks. They are not meant to be used as sacks. Bags are painstakingly blueprinted to strike a perfect balance between design and utility, for specific types of trips.

So to avoid committing ‘bags faux pas’, consider the following types of bags, and which will be most suitable for your upcoming trip.

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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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Riding the Reunification Express in Vietnam

Riding the Reunification Express in Vietnam


The Independent

It's a dilemma: “frog porridge Singapore-style” costs 40,000 Vietnamese dong (about £1.20) but plain “frog porridge” just 28,000. I study my laminated menu as we rattle on south through the night. Does “Singapore-style” mean a spicier sauce, perhaps, or bigger bits of frog?

Beach please: 6 of the best beaches in Mexico

Beach please: 6 of the best beaches in Mexico

by Taryn Stenvei @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Shake out your beach towel and soak up the sun on one (or more) of Mexico's best beaches. See you on la playa.

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August Kenya Itinerary w/9&12 Year Old; Too Much?

by littledorrit21 @ Fodor's Forum

Hi, we are flying from NYC to NBO in August. I am concerned that there is too much plane travel for my kids to immerse themselves in the experience....

The top 10 destinations to travel in: May

The top 10 destinations to travel in: May

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Doug Whyte @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Cambodian cuisine: Everything you need to know

Cambodian cuisine: Everything you need to know

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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7 new destinations to explore with Intrepid in 2018

7 new destinations to explore with Intrepid in 2018

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

At Intrepid, we love exploring little-known corners of the globe. And in 2018, we're heading to a bunch of exciting new destinations we haven't been before.

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Pinterest Guide for Travel Bloggers. Tips and Advice

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you a Pinterest beginner looking to increase your travel blog exposure? Then our Pinterest guide for travel bloggers will help you understand the potential of this photo sharing search engine. So what is Pinterest good for? Ultimately, Pinterest is great for increasing traffic to your travel blog. But, it is also good for broadening your […]

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Hour-long train travel across India could become a reality

Hour-long train travel across India could become a reality

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's hard to dispute the nostalgia and romanticism of traveling by train, but if you're into efficiency, Hyperloop could revolutionize the transport industry in India.

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Trekking Everest with a group tour sceptic

Trekking Everest with a group tour sceptic

by Sarah Alexander @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How Antarctica challenged and changed me

How Antarctica challenged and changed me

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A few years ago, I embarked on what would become the greatest adventure of my life. This adventure took me to the coldest, highest, windiest, driest place on earth. It took me to Antarctica.

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

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

by Isabelle Liekens @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Nepal Now: the best Instagram shots, one year after the earthquake

Nepal Now: the best Instagram shots, one year after the earthquake

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We trawled the net and found the photos travellers are taking right now, right this minute, one year after the quake.

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Overland from Chiang Mai to Vientiane: A cheap and easy way to get from Thailand to Laos

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Travelling overland from Chiang Mai to Vientiane is an easy and cheap way to get from Thailand to Laos. It is a very popular way of doing visa and border runs for many backpackers and expats, who want to stay in the Land of Smiles a bit longer. Ticket prices are reasonable – for only 750 […]

These guys invented clothes that translate your brain thoughts

These guys invented clothes that translate your brain thoughts

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A truly iconic invention

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7 waterfalls you should visit in Iceland

7 waterfalls you should visit in Iceland

by Jenna Kvidt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why we sometimes lose the travel itch (and how we can get it back)

Why we sometimes lose the travel itch (and how we can get it back)

by Joshua Kloke @ Intrepid Travel Blog

"This was the life I’d chosen. It was the life I’d life a decent job in Vancouver, Canada for: spend six months on the road throughout Asia en route to a year spent in Australia."

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8 reasons you should make travel your valentine

8 reasons you should make travel your valentine

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

This Valentine's day, you deserve the world.

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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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Nepal in pictures: incredible photos taken after the earthquake

Nepal in pictures: incredible photos taken after the earthquake

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Photographer Remy Hoehener and his wife were there on the 25th of April when the quake struck. His images of Nepal might be the best we've ever seen.

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Your ultimate Hawaii island-by-island travel guide

Your ultimate Hawaii island-by-island travel guide

by Chadwick Kieser @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We sat down with Intrepid leader, Chadwick, to get the low down on the real Hawaii. The islands and jungles beyond the airport lei-overs (sorry not sorry).

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

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

by Jonathan Kambskarð-Bennett @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Tips and hacks for Europe train travel

Tips and hacks for Europe train travel

by Gwen OToole @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Yep, trains in Europe have come a long way. Bigger seats, more space, WiFi, and a power point in the seat. Here's how to do Europe train travel right.

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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This is the one thing a traveller can definitely do without

This is the one thing a traveller can definitely do without

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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7 essentials every traveller should pack for their trip

7 essentials every traveller should pack for their trip

by Patricia Magana @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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6 reasons why Krakow is Europe’s most overlooked city

6 reasons why Krakow is Europe’s most overlooked city

by Kyle Hulme @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Gold tourism month launched in Hue

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

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

5 awesome things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam

5 awesome things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam

by Chloe Papas @ Geckos Tales

The coastal Vietnamese town of Hoi An is known for its sleepy atmosphere and strong French influence. It’s a great spot to relax between bustling capital cities, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do.

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

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

by Nathan James Thomas @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The Top 9 mind-blowing travel videos of all time

The Top 9 mind-blowing travel videos of all time

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Chilean volcano loses its cool, insane video ensues

Chilean volcano loses its cool, insane video ensues

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Geckos advises travellers to not travel to Chile's Villarica Volcano. Because it is erupting.

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Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

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

Uluru through the lens: an Outback 50mm challenge

Uluru through the lens: an Outback 50mm challenge

by Lucy Piper @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Prepare to salivate: Top 10 restaurants in Barcelona

Prepare to salivate: Top 10 restaurants in Barcelona

by James Getgood @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Naxos: Introducing the most underrated Greek island

Naxos: Introducing the most underrated Greek island

by Lauren Wigham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Think you’re fit? Meet the woman training for a marathon…on Mt Everest

Think you’re fit? Meet the woman training for a marathon…on Mt Everest

by Anne Von Osterhausen @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Trekking to Everest Base Camp had always been one of my life time dreams. Running a full marathon is another.

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Testimonial 2018

by huyen @ Vietnam Impressive

Testimonials 2015 Testimonials 2014 Testimonials 2011 Testimonials 2008 Testimonials 2016 Testimonials 2013 Testimonials 2010 Testimonials 2007  Testimonials 2017 Testimonials 2012 Testimonials 2009 Home Vietnam Impressive on press www.telegraph.co.uk www.vietnamimpressive.com is on Sunday Telegraph – one of the UK’s most important national newspapers. www.tripadvisor.com We are now on the world largest unbiased travel forum ready for […]

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Shake it off: a travel guide to hand-holding

Shake it off: a travel guide to hand-holding

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

Much of travel’s allure hinges upon a return to days of child-like wonder in the face of all that is foreign and new.

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Andrew Fenton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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5 new UNESCO World Heritage Sites worth a visit

5 new UNESCO World Heritage Sites worth a visit

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Island time: why beautiful Zanzibar deserves your attention

Island time: why beautiful Zanzibar deserves your attention

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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6 foolproof techniques for ditching your travel buddy

6 foolproof techniques for ditching your travel buddy

by Dean Harries @ Geckos Tales

Smoke bombs at the ready

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10 must-see places when you visit Georgia

10 must-see places when you visit Georgia

by Emily Lush @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why Porto is the new hottest destination in Portugal

Why Porto is the new hottest destination in Portugal

by Francesca Specter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Sherry Ott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Jordan: the world’s most Instagrammable destination?

Jordan: the world’s most Instagrammable destination?

by Andrew Hickey @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Hate rats? Look away now. We found India’s strangest festivals

Hate rats? Look away now. We found India’s strangest festivals

by Laura Dawson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

India is home to a mind-bendingly huge number of people (a cheeky 1.25 billion), markets, foods, cuisines, dialects, regions and religions… Oh, and festivals. Did I mention festivals?

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Walking on the wild side: Intrepid’s April photo comp results are in

Walking on the wild side: Intrepid’s April photo comp results are in

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When we put out a call for photos of national parks, jungles and mountains, we were blown away by the wilderness shots we received.

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Africa through the lens with photographer Ben McRae

Africa through the lens with photographer Ben McRae

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Meet the ridiculously talented family that travels for a living

Meet the ridiculously talented family that travels for a living

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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“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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Word up: the 5 best travel language apps

Word up: the 5 best travel language apps

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Geckos Tales

Travel? There's an app for that

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Win a trip and flights for two, plus $1000 spending money

Win a trip and flights for two, plus $1000 spending money

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Yep, you read that right. Enter the quiz, win a trip, flights and $1000 spending money for TWO.

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The 8 healthiest countries in the world

The 8 healthiest countries in the world

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Bloomberg just released its Global Health Index for 2017 and the results are pretty interesting. Here are the countries that come out on top.

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Malta: Europe’s surprising best destination for family holidays

Malta: Europe’s surprising best destination for family holidays

by Melissa Ariganello @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The most mind-blowing travel videos of all time

The most mind-blowing travel videos of all time

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Wanderlust levels rising

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

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

by Lucy Piper @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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6 Reasons to Budget Travel at Least Once in a Lifetime

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Since we turned our lives upside down back in 2016, budget travel has opened our eyes to so many things and made us appreciate the world around us more. Try it and you will see. It might be hard at times, but in the long run not only will it make you a travel budgeting […]

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Embracing the chaos and learning to love Hanoi

Embracing the chaos and learning to love Hanoi

by Tammy Burns @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The Galapagos Islands: 5 reasons every traveller needs to go

The Galapagos Islands: 5 reasons every traveller needs to go

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Many travellers who catch wind of the cost and logistics of a trip to the Galapagos in the “too hard” basket. But they shouldn't.

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Behold Las Lajas Sanctuary – the most beautiful church in Colombia

by Jaclynn Seah @ The Occasional Traveller

Of 16 hour bus rides and making friends on a cable car – a story about my border-crossing experience from Colombia to Ecuador and my detour to see the beautiful Las Lajas Sanctuary in Ipiales.

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Connecting the Trails – A walk through Seattle’s Suburban Neighborhoods

by LizzyB @ More of the Road

The Long Walk Connecting the Trails (A walk from Port Townsend to Carnation through Seattle’s suburban neighborhoods) When I planned my route through Washington State, there were sections of the walk that raised questions that seemed to have no answer. The logistics of connecting The Olympic Discovery Trail with The Snoqualmie Valley Trail was one of those sections. The biggest challenge in planning was finding lodging. Whidbey Island has good roads, but infrequent lodging – especially[...]

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What the one item you can’t travel without says about you

What the one item you can’t travel without says about you

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

We admit it. We travellers can be just a little judgmental when we see the things that you just can’t leave home without.

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A foodie’s guide to Portland, USA

A foodie’s guide to Portland, USA

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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8 must-try Georgian dishes to eat in Tbilisi

8 must-try Georgian dishes to eat in Tbilisi

by Emily Lush @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Given its proximity to Russia, it might be tempting to dismiss Georgian food as heavy, stodgy and bland. But nothing could be further from the truth. As any traveller to…

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Paddington Bear: getting wild in South America

Paddington Bear: getting wild in South America

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 Things You Should Know About Traveling to Spain

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Spain is one of the richest countries in the world from a cultural perspective. Its history runs from as far back as the period of the Roman Empire, the inquisitions among other eras that shaped world history.

This makes it an interesting country to visit, at least once in a lifetime. However, there are things you need to know before visiting Spain to make your stay an enjoyable one.

The following are 5 important things to know about traveling to Spain.

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Saigon Train Schedule To Phan Thiet – South To North

by VietnamRailway.com.vn @ Vietnam Railway System

You can find information from Saigon Train Schedule to Phan Thiet from table bellow: If you want to go other time to Mui Ne you can see check Saigon train schedule to Binh Thuan (Distance Between Binh Thuan Railway Station & Phan Thiet Railway Station just 10km) See Return Train Schedule: Phan Thiet Train Schedule

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What your travel habits say about you

What your travel habits say about you

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Got travel hacks? Tell us your best and win the trip of a lifetime to India, Vietnam or Turkey. Here, we’ll explore the big questions such as, are you a roller or a folder? A window or an aisle guy? A backpack or suitcase go-er? You know, the kind of habits you debate with fellow

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10 reasons Guyana is South America’s secret superstar

10 reasons Guyana is South America’s secret superstar

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Inca Trail permits are on sale! Here’s everything you need to know

Inca Trail permits are on sale! Here’s everything you need to know

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Grab your trekking shoes and trail mix, guys. The Inca Trail is open for 2016!

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The 7 best destinations for vegetarian travellers

The 7 best destinations for vegetarian travellers

by Evan Ceretti @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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9 of the best physical activities in Sri Lanka

9 of the best physical activities in Sri Lanka

by Amanda Linardon @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Be prepared to get sweaty.

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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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A Stroll Along Seattle’s Snoqualmie Valley Trail

by LizzyB @ More of the Road

The Long Walk Walking Seattle’s Snoqualmie Valley Trail   The Snoqualmie Valley Trail (map/information) is nothing short of gorgeous.  While other rail trails offer views of tree-draped mountain peaks from tall trestles King County’s Snoqualmie Valley trail offers 31 miles of quiet pathway in the shade of a magnificent forest of black cottonwood and red cedar trees. Day 1 – Carnation to North Bend Distance: 15 miles Wildlife: A beautiful garter snake sunbathing in a spot of[...]

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Want to know what Overland travel really looks like?

Want to know what Overland travel really looks like?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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8 of Vietnam and Cambodia’s best street foods

8 of Vietnam and Cambodia’s best street foods

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

Cambodia and Vietnam are home to more deliciousness than you could begin to imagine. Also, memes.

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Livitrans Sleeper Train from Hanoi to Hue in Vietnam - Worth the Trip?

Livitrans Sleeper Train from Hanoi to Hue in Vietnam - Worth the Trip?


TripSavvy

A full review of the Vietnam train experience riding from Hanoi to Hue, via Livitrans on the Reunification Express.

A walk in the wild: one traveller’s hike through Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains

A walk in the wild: one traveller’s hike through Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains

by Tom Smith @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The intriguing stories of Rastafarianism and the origins of humanity, unusual wildlife and the call of the Simien Mountains proved too enticing to ignore.

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Why I love Turkey, a country of countless wonders

Why I love Turkey, a country of countless wonders

by Alison Armstrong @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by Train How-To

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by Train How-To


Passing Thru

Visiting Vietnam? While flights within the country are very inexpensive, consider going from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by train! Here's how we did it.

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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10 of the world’s most other-worldly creatures

10 of the world’s most other-worldly creatures

by Hayley Griffiths @ Geckos Tales

You don't have to travel to outer space to see some weird stuff.

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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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Milestone moments: The Intrepid Foundation hits $5m

Milestone moments: The Intrepid Foundation hits $5m

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Photo proof that Switzerland is the most beautiful country in Europe

Photo proof that Switzerland is the most beautiful country in Europe

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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So, you want to travel?

So, you want to travel?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A practical guide to planning your first trip.

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Montenegro, Tiny Have-It-All – A Complete Guide & 1-Week Itinerary

by Carola Bieniek @ Notes on traveling

Nothing ever happens in Montenegro.’ What makes young Montenegrins despair is a lucky circumstance for visitors. Most of the people we’ve met on our two-week road trip across the country were warm, welcoming and curious for a chat with us; […]

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10 things I’ve learned from travelling to 75 countries

10 things I’ve learned from travelling to 75 countries

by Chris Mitchell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Get your kicks: Our ultimate guide to Route 66

Get your kicks: Our ultimate guide to Route 66

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The traveller’s guide to Cambodia

The traveller’s guide to Cambodia

by Caroline Bellinger @ Geckos Tales

Cambodia is a tiny country that packs an impressive punch. Here's the scoop.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Expedition El Mirador: our latest off-map adventure

Expedition El Mirador: our latest off-map adventure

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Barry Choi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Great Barrier what? Meet Australia’s other marine wonderland

Great Barrier what? Meet Australia’s other marine wonderland

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The 8 Trendiest Suitcase Sets for Business Travel

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Travel is the perfect opportunity to sport fun looks and trendy styles. But when traveling for business, it can be tricky keeping up with the latest trends while still maintaining professionalism. It also depends on the industry you’re in.

Whatever your business is, bonding with colleagues, engaging in business meetings, and impressing clients is a part of all business travel. In order to make a good impression, you have to look good from head to toe.

Choose a suitcase that compliments your style and makes you look put together. From mid-century to sleek, here are some of our favorite catalog finds and brand favorites specifically for trendy business travel.

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Tran Quy Cap Railway Station – Gate B

by admin @ Vietnam Trains

Just behind the main station (A Station) on Le Duan street is Tran Quy Cap station (B Station) . The train services to the north-west including Lao Cai, from which you reach Sapa.and all northbound trains leave from there as well.

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Vietnam train travel - Auste Vidmantas

Vietnam train travel - Auste Vidmantas


Auste Vidmantas

Vietnam train travel is definitely an experience. The views of foggy hills were mystic and reminded of amazing Chinese landscapes

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

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

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Nepal four months on: this is where your donations went

Nepal four months on: this is where your donations went

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Four months on from the quake, we thought we’d take stock and show you exactly where your money went (you generous travellers, you).

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Vietnam Train Ticket Online: time table & base fare cost

Vietnam Train Ticket Online: time table & base fare cost


Vietnam Impressive

Vietnam Train Ticket Online: how to buy reunification express train ticket in Vietnam, daily train from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, Hue, Danang, Nha Trang, Saigon

Fortune rookie: one man’s fateful journey through Japan

Fortune rookie: one man’s fateful journey through Japan

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Chris Girdler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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14 Instagram stars that’ll make you want to travel RN

14 Instagram stars that’ll make you want to travel RN

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Come with me (well, these Instagrammers)... and you'll be... in a world of pure imagination.

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10 awesome stops you need to make on your great American road trip

10 awesome stops you need to make on your great American road trip

by Jo Stewart @ Geckos Tales

Stock up snacks, friends. All the snacks.

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Island hopping in Hong Kong: exploring Lantau

Island hopping in Hong Kong: exploring Lantau

by Julia D'Orazio @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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6 foods that prove Indian cuisine is the best in the world

6 foods that prove Indian cuisine is the best in the world

by Evan Ceretti @ Intrepid Travel Blog

How can you not want to grab a piece of golden, garlicky naan and dig into a freshly-made, richly-spiced, mind-blowingly tasty curry?

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Family travel 101: what to consider before travelling with kids

Family travel 101: what to consider before travelling with kids

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Chuffed about the rail thing

Chuffed about the rail thing


Traveller

Steve McKenna takes a ride through Vietnam's history on the iconic Reunification Express.

What to expect on a trek to Everest Base Camp

What to expect on a trek to Everest Base Camp

by CC Hua @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A winter retreat to Takayama

A winter retreat to Takayama

by Nick Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How not to talk about travel

How not to talk about travel

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

This is a (very biased) guide to not sounding like a travel snob

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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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Fun Things to Do in Amsterdam at Night

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

So, looking for fun things to do in Amsterdam at night? I’m guessing you’ve experienced all the daytime entertainment of the canals, the shopping, the cycling, eating and drinking? Time to take your trip to Amsterdam to the next level. Fun Things to Do in Amsterdam at Night 1. Go clubbing Obviously. The standard evening activity in any European city right? Amsterdam has some pretty cool clubs to check out […]

In photos: Iceland’s diverse, spectacular landscapes

In photos: Iceland’s diverse, spectacular landscapes

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Xavier Rudd talks travel, inspiration and what makes a ‘real’ journey

Xavier Rudd talks travel, inspiration and what makes a ‘real’ journey

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

I am always barefoot. I used to have dreadlocks. I can play the didgeridoo, guitar, harmonica and Aztec drum simultaneously. I have been on the road for over 15 years. Who am

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

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

by Rachel Guinee @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Beyond Base Camp: 6 amazing destinations in Nepal

Beyond Base Camp: 6 amazing destinations in Nepal

by Evan Ceretti @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Annie Zimmerman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The most beautiful travel film ever made?

The most beautiful travel film ever made?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Filmed over 20 days and 3500km, Leonardo Dalessandri's incredible 'Watchtower of Turkey' video raises the bar for other travel films.

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7 underrated cities you should visit in Europe

7 underrated cities you should visit in Europe

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you're fed up of Paris and London stealing the limelight, check out these cities that won't be under the radar for long.

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Vietnam sleeper trains, how to choose them, avoid them or embrace them

Vietnam sleeper trains, how to choose them, avoid them or embrace them


The Accidental Australian

Vietnam sleeper trains travel advice for trip planning. How to choose them, avoid them, or embrace them when planning long distance travel in Vietnam

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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8 reasons why your next adventure should be in Madagascar

8 reasons why your next adventure should be in Madagascar

by Nomadic Matt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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What to expect on an adventure through Tibet

What to expect on an adventure through Tibet

by Nathan James Thomas @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 ways travel will help you through your quarter-life crisis

5 ways travel will help you through your quarter-life crisis

by Melissa Spurgin @ Geckos Tales

Forget yoga and gym memberships. This is only way through.

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7 things I learnt travelling solo through Europe

7 things I learnt travelling solo through Europe

by Selina Sykes @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Photo essay: Life on the edge of the Siberian wilderness

Photo essay: Life on the edge of the Siberian wilderness

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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

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Transit Travel: A Summer Day in Helsinki, Finland

by Premshree Pillai @ Polka Dot Socks Blog - polka dot socks

I spent a leisurely Saturday exploring the specialty coffee scene in Helsinki, concluding my evening with a delightful meal that let me vicariously explore Helsinki and its surrounding forests. Instead of indulging in the almost masochistic pleasure that can only arise from knowing the pain of separation that comes from familiarity, transit travel allows one to experience the beauty in fleetingness itself

How we’re putting our travellers first

How we’re putting our travellers first

by Leigh Barnes @ Geckos Tales

Everyone’s banging on about “putting customers first” these days, but we mean it. Here's proof.

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Meet the funeral director who quit her job to travel the world

Meet the funeral director who quit her job to travel the world

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

"No one is going to stand up at your funeral and talk about how awesome it was that you had 97 pairs of designer shoes and a refrigerator with wifi. Experiences are always, always going to be more fulfilling than material things."

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Unusual Christmas Destinations: 17 Festive(ish) Travel Stories

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Christmas away from your home country can bring out all sorts of emotions. You either love it or hate it. But more often than not, unusual Christmas destinations become the funny tales that you remember over the turkey and a pint each Christmas. While we had a couple of extreme Christmas experiences in the past, […]

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In Bruges: 8 reasons you should check out Europe’s fairytale city

In Bruges: 8 reasons you should check out Europe’s fairytale city

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you were to picture the city where an aspiring Disney director might choose to film Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast, you could do a lot worse than Bruges.

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How to cook the Moroccan dish you never even knew existed (recipe)

How to cook the Moroccan dish you never even knew existed (recipe)

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Pigeon Pastilla is THE dish of Morocco.

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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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Wet Rice Farming – 1/2 day

by Dao @ Dao's Travel Agency

  Trip location – Hoi An   If you want to have a unique adventure in Hoi An, then join our Wet Rice Farm Tour. Learn hands on about the process of how rice reaches its finished product. Start the day with a leisurely bike ride through the country side. Then ride a water buffalo […]

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First-time traveller? Here’s why Thailand is the perfect destination for you

First-time traveller? Here’s why Thailand is the perfect destination for you

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You could say that I’ve led a life of travel and adventure, and yet my wanderlust didn’t begin in the bravest of ways.

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

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

by Amanda Linardon @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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13 reasons to go cycling in Vietnam right now

13 reasons to go cycling in Vietnam right now

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A wise man (probably) once said: "He who travels in by bike has a way better time than he who travels on foot", and we're inclined to agree.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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What traveling the world solo has taught me about life

What traveling the world solo has taught me about life

by Amanda Williams @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

Good things come in threes — and in Japan, the list includes views, castles, gardens, mountains, hot springs and giant Buddha statues.

Stories from the road: we explore Ningaloo Reef with DriveAustralia

Stories from the road: we explore Ningaloo Reef with DriveAustralia

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Vietnam Travel Guide: Phong Nha Cave – Ke Bang National Forest Guide

by administrator @ Vietnam Impressive

Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is located in the Bo Trach and Minh Hoa districts in the center of Quang Binh province. The park is bordered by Laos in the west. The road distances are about 500 km south of the capital Hanoi and 260 km north of the port city of Da […]

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8 women who will inspire you to drop everything and travel

8 women who will inspire you to drop everything and travel

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Their adventures were seriously epic

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26 emotions you’ll have on an overnight train in Vietnam

26 emotions you’ll have on an overnight train in Vietnam

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

All aboard!

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The Realistic Guide to Solo Travel

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

Y’know all these guides to solo travel, where the writer bangs on about how it’s going to be the ‘best time of your life’, you’ll meet ‘lifelong friends’ who’ll help you ‘find yourself’ and you’ll ‘be bitten by the travel bug foreverrrrr’ etc etc? Well, I’d say 99% of them are at least 88% exaggeration. Rose. Tinted. The Realistic Guide to Solo Travel Obviously, I’ve made a career out of […]

Brunch? Or an epic adventure?

Brunch? Or an epic adventure?

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Geckos Tales

We see your cold drip filter and raise you a Vietnamese iced coffee (in Vietnam).

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Six surprising benefits of travelling with your mother

Six surprising benefits of travelling with your mother

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Worst nightmare or blessing in disguise?

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The easy way to commit this Valentine’s Day

The easy way to commit this Valentine’s Day

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why positivity is your greatest travel asset

Why positivity is your greatest travel asset

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There were five of us in the back of the truck bouncing through the hills of northern Thailand yet somehow the big, black, buzzing thing managed to fly in and bite me...

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Sun, surf and volcanoes: why you need to visit El Salvador

Sun, surf and volcanoes: why you need to visit El Salvador

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here’s what you can expect from a jaunt through the only country in the world that doubles as a noun.

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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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Meet Sana, the Intrepid leader defying gender stereotypes in India

Meet Sana, the Intrepid leader defying gender stereotypes in India

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Vietnam train - Vietnam train travel - Vietnam trains - Trains in Vietnam

Vietnam train - Vietnam train travel - Vietnam trains - Trains in Vietnam


Vietnam Tours - Indochina Tours

Vietnam train is a public mean of transport and very popular in Vietnam. Travel by train is also a good way because Vietnam railway goes through our country

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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Why the world needs to learn salsa, Colombian style

Why the world needs to learn salsa, Colombian style

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I may well have become the feature of every ‘gringo tries to salsa’ YouTube video ever published, but I couldn’t care less. This was fun.

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Heading to Japan? Here’s what you should definitely know

Heading to Japan? Here’s what you should definitely know

by Brooke Forman @ Geckos Tales

Here's everything you need to know: what to pack, what to eat, how to get around, and more

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Why you should visit Ghana, the gem of West Africa

Why you should visit Ghana, the gem of West Africa

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The six travellers you’ll meet on the road

The six travellers you’ll meet on the road

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Take our quiz and go in the draw to win all of the travels

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Inle Lake hostel, Song of Travel – Myanmar’s & Maybe The World’s Best Hostel

by Carola Bieniek @ Notes on traveling

I no longer write as many accommodation reviews as I used to, but once in awhile, I hit upon a gem that I just need to tell the world about. My Inle Lake hostel, the Song of Travel, was (is!) […]

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The beauty of Uruguay, South America’s overlooked gem

The beauty of Uruguay, South America’s overlooked gem

by Elise Duncan @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For the few of us lucky enough to have spent time in this little slice of paradise tucked in next to Argentina, we’ll happily shout our praises from the rooftops: Uruguay is not to be missed.

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Good news: India is trying to ban plastic bags

Good news: India is trying to ban plastic bags

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A language guide for Southern Africa

A language guide for Southern Africa

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The full Monty: TWO Intrepid guides nominated for Wanderlust awards

The full Monty: TWO Intrepid guides nominated for Wanderlust awards

by James Thornton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Have you travelled with Monty or Asanga?

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Suffering from a quarter-life crisis? There’s a mountain for that.

Suffering from a quarter-life crisis? There’s a mountain for that.

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Whilst travel to the likes of South East Asia, Europe, Africa or South America is ever popular, there are ways to get even more out of your hard-earned escape from normality

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

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

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Yep, it does get better than banh mi.

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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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Cherry blossoms flooding this Tokyo lake will blow your mind

Cherry blossoms flooding this Tokyo lake will blow your mind

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A circus of ethics: is elephant welfare finally becoming mainstream?

A circus of ethics: is elephant welfare finally becoming mainstream?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Can public consciousness and public action drive meaningful change in the private sector?

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

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

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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What it’s like to travel in Thailand on a small group tour

What it’s like to travel in Thailand on a small group tour

by Lauren Ravida @ Geckos Tales

Read all about it

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A traveller’s guide to local etiquette in Egypt

A traveller’s guide to local etiquette in Egypt

by Gwen OToole @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re a first-time visitor to Egypt, it’s important to be aware of a few local customs.

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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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Five Game of Thrones locations you can actually visit

Five Game of Thrones locations you can actually visit

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Travel smarter: 5 ways seasonality can affect your travel plans

Travel smarter: 5 ways seasonality can affect your travel plans

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Travel Asia like a pro: the top phrases to know

Travel Asia like a pro: the top phrases to know

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Live it. Learn it

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Roadtripping from LA to San Francisco, in photos

Roadtripping from LA to San Francisco, in photos

by Phoebe Escott-Kenny @ Geckos Tales

Everything was a first for me. Every place and activity on the itinerary, roadtripping with a small group from LA to San Fran, was a new experience for me

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

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

by Lily Cichanowicz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Safe, stable and surprising: welcome to the Middle East’s greatest outlier

Safe, stable and surprising: welcome to the Middle East’s greatest outlier

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

At a time when much of the region sadly seems to be wracked by upheaval and unrest, the Middle East might not seem the world’s most alluring travel destination. And…

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6 beauty products you need while travelling

6 beauty products you need while travelling

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Because, who are we kidding: we all need some sort of beauty hit.

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

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

by Louise Burton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Kristin Amico @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Jane Crouch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A Bolivian photoshoot with Tyson Wheatley

A Bolivian photoshoot with Tyson Wheatley

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you're debating Bolivia vs Peru vs Ecuador for your next South American adventure, this might just tip the scales. Prepare for serious wanderlust.

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Five awesome last-minute Easter escapes

Five awesome last-minute Easter escapes

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’d rather be experiencing post-chocolate guilt somewhere exotic this festive season, it’s not too late to do something about it.

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

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


Rough Guides

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

6 easy tips for solo female travel in India

6 easy tips for solo female travel in India

by Lorinda Childs @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The Azores: Europe’s secret adventure paradise

The Azores: Europe’s secret adventure paradise

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Bond, James Bond: how to travel like 007

Bond, James Bond: how to travel like 007

by Chris Girdler @ Geckos Tales

This trip will cost you a lot of moneypennies.

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10 epic destinations to make you feel small

10 epic destinations to make you feel small

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Stairway to Hell: climbing the slopes of Mt Bromo

Stairway to Hell: climbing the slopes of Mt Bromo

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As I look out over this barren, moon-like landscape – devoid of life, apart from a trickle of travellers, a handful of local guides and their horses – it strikes me that this is about as hellish as it gets in equatorial, jungle-clad Indonesia.

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The magic of Chefchaouen, Morocco’s blue city

The magic of Chefchaouen, Morocco’s blue city

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Ostia Antica if we're also going to Pompeii and Herculaneum?

by PegS @ Fodor's Forum

Whee! My first actual thread in the new Fodor's format. :) So we're planning a fall trip with about 6 days in Naples and then 6 days in Rome. I'm...

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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An unexpected detour to Gwangju and Damyang

by Jaclynn Seah @ The Occasional Traveller

Gwangju is the most democratic place in South Korea and one of the first places outside Seoul I explored on my own. See what you can see and do in Gwangju and nearby Damyang famous for its bamboo forest.

The post An unexpected detour to Gwangju and Damyang appeared first on The Occasional Traveller.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Meet the female scientists kicking goals in Antarctica

Meet the female scientists kicking goals in Antarctica

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Safari etiquette 101: 8 tips for an African adventure

Safari etiquette 101: 8 tips for an African adventure

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

To help you get the best out of your trip

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A local explains why South Korean food is the best in the world

A local explains why South Korean food is the best in the world

by Dan Gray @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Korean food doesn’t fare best in white-tablecloth atmospheres. It's more about sitting around a charcoal grill in the center of your table with friends, having a drink and talking about this, that, and whatever.

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10 facts you probably don’t know about South Africa

10 facts you probably don’t know about South Africa

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Your ultimate, no-nonsense guide to Cambodia

Your ultimate, no-nonsense guide to Cambodia

by Jon Collins @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This is the ultimate guide to make every moment in Cambodia count.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to discover South Bali’s secret scenic gems

How to discover South Bali’s secret scenic gems

by Alex Temblador @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Cinco de Mayo: Mexico through the lens

Cinco de Mayo: Mexico through the lens

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Mexico's heart beats in the salsa clubs and street corn vendors, the midnight Mariachi and Maya ruins. If you want to know what it's really like, check this out.

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What it’s like to travel in Morocco during Ramadan

What it’s like to travel in Morocco during Ramadan

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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South Island Christmas Trip 2018

by wkusz @ Fodor's Forum

Hello! I'm just getting started planning a trip to the South Island over the Christmas/New Year's Holiday (Yes, I know - busiest time but is the...

How to spend the perfect 24 hours in Chiang Mai

How to spend the perfect 24 hours in Chiang Mai

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

The post How to spend the perfect 24 hours in Chiang Mai appeared first on Intrepid Travel Blog.

A local’s guide to visiting Japan on a budget

A local’s guide to visiting Japan on a budget

by Jessica Korteman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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6 ridiculously tasty destinations for cheap eats

6 ridiculously tasty destinations for cheap eats

by Bridget Kapinus @ Geckos Tales

Prepare to drool. Then book your next trip

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Australia just gained 17 new islands…in Antarctica

Australia just gained 17 new islands…in Antarctica

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The 15 most beautiful waterfalls in the world

The 15 most beautiful waterfalls in the world

by Nicole Dossantos @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Look up: why travel makes the world smaller

Look up: why travel makes the world smaller

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When we travel we learn quickly that everyone has a story. And it’s often those that you least expect that have the richest and most amazing stories of all...

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The 10 best cities in China for travelers

The 10 best cities in China for travelers

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's difficult to think of a country more diverse in its landscapes, its people, its cuisine, and its reasons for reeling travelers in.

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Visiting the Taj Mahal: Everything you need to know

Visiting the Taj Mahal: Everything you need to know

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to (not) conquer the Inca trail

How to (not) conquer the Inca trail

by Amanda Linardon @ Geckos Tales

Because sometimes these things don't go to plan.

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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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How to explore Oslo on a budget

How to explore Oslo on a budget

by Michelle Keomany @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The power of namaste: why we love Nepal

The power of namaste: why we love Nepal

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’ve been travelling to Nepal for decades, quite literally. Our office is full of Nepal stories, misty-eyed anecdotes of the perfect mo mo, a stunning Himalayan sunrise or the simple kindness of locals.

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8 pieces of profound advice, as told by winnie the pooh

8 pieces of profound advice, as told by winnie the pooh

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

Probe a little deeper into the chronicles of Winnie the Pooh, and a wealth of travel advice awaits the budding expeditioner. Seriously. This stuff is gold.

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50+ Of My Best Packing Tips for Nomad Travel

by Carola Bieniek @ Notes on traveling

So you’re going to travel long-term? Maybe you’ll take a round-the-world trip for a year, or you’ll start your digital nomad adventure. But you have no idea how you’ll be able to live out of a backpack or suitcase for […]

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6 Reasons You Should Go On a Canal Barge Cruise

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Cruising has become one of the biggest trends in travel recently, though have you ever considered going on a canal barge cruise?

Canal barging is a unique form of slow travel popular throughout Europe, especially in France, Italy, Scotland and Ireland. The size of the canal dictates the size of the barge, but the maximum number of guests on board usually ranges from 4-12 passengers.

On board the barge are a handful of crew members who will help make your journey an effortless one, and while the options for barge cruises are vast, a luxury, all-inclusive barge cruise is definitely way to go.

While there are many reasons to take a canal barge cruise, here are the 6 most compelling.

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7 best destinations for solo travellers over 50

7 best destinations for solo travellers over 50

by Marie-France Roy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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It’s official: find out which country has the most powerful passport

It’s official: find out which country has the most powerful passport

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Okay okay, Norway has the coolest. But which country has the best?

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Infographic: Peru in numbers

Infographic: Peru in numbers

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Llamas, alpacas, Machu Picchu, Inca Trails, corn, guinea pigs, potatoes. That's Peru in a nutshell. Here's Peru in an infographic

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

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

by Ryan Bolton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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 22 best travel quotes you’ve (probably) never heard

The 22 best travel quotes you’ve (probably) never heard

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Most travel quotes are cliched and overused. We found a bunch that aren't.

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How to budget travel in Scandinavia

How to budget travel in Scandinavia

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Where to travel (based on your relationship status)

Where to travel (based on your relationship status)

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Single and ready to mingle

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Inside Tokyo’s weird and wonderful themed cafes

Inside Tokyo’s weird and wonderful themed cafes

by James Getgood @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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3 of the world’s biggest travel mysteries

3 of the world’s biggest travel mysteries

by Lindsey Howard @ Geckos Tales

We can't solve these mysteries. Nor can science. Can you?

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Photoblog: Celebrating Yi Peng in Chiang Mai

Photoblog: Celebrating Yi Peng in Chiang Mai

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Cameron Davis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Taxi driver punches passenger after she refuses to pay HK$500 for 15 minute car journey

by pin @ Hong Kong Expat Forums

https://coconuts.co/hongkong/news/taxi-driver-punches-passenger-after-she-refuses-to-pay-hk500-for-1...

The Tulum Ruins: a Mexican family holiday with ancient Mayans

The Tulum Ruins: a Mexican family holiday with ancient Mayans

by Iseult Larkin @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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6 family holidays with a difference

6 family holidays with a difference

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's time to steer away from those tried-and-tested holiday spots and choose something totally different for your tribe. So, here are six (slightly more unusual) family-friendly destinations.

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6 reasons why Central Asia should be on your travel radar

6 reasons why Central Asia should be on your travel radar

by Nathan James Thomas @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Central Asia remains a place where adventure isn’t just possible: it’s unavoidable. Far more than just dots on the map, each country is distinct and worthy of exploration.

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Dong Ha Railway Station

by admin @ Vietnam Trains

Located right inside the heart of Dong Ha City, Dong Ha Station is an important access point to many attractions of Quang Tri Province like Hien Luong Bridge, Vinh Moc Shelter, Quang Tri Ancient Castle and Cua Tung Beach.

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An etiquette guide to the Galapagos Islands

An etiquette guide to the Galapagos Islands

by Elizabeth Zahur @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Are These the Best Jobs in the World? Jobs That Allow You to Travel (Some With No Experience)

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

While there are many careers that will not afford you a care-free lifestyle, or give you the option to work from the comfort of a hammock, in Bali - there are plenty that do (cue the ‘OH. MY. GOSH, no WAY!’)

Check out our list, and maybe quit your job to follow your dreams in 2018!

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

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

by Celinne Da Costa @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Your ultimate guide to La Fortuna, Costa Rica’s adventure capital

Your ultimate guide to La Fortuna, Costa Rica’s adventure capital

by Christina Campo @ Intrepid Travel Blog

At the top of most lists of must-see destinations in Costa Rica, you’ll find La Fortuna. And for good reason – it's the “adventure capital” of the country.

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Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

A bullet train ride on the Hakata-Minami Line in Fukuoka, Japan costs just ¥290 (under US$3). Alas, the end-to-end trip lasts just ten minutes.

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

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

by Alexie Seller @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The ultimate fall travel guide 2016

The ultimate fall travel guide 2016

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Fall in love #sorrynotsorry

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Annapurna vs Everest. Your definitive trekking guide

Annapurna vs Everest. Your definitive trekking guide

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's the choice facing every Nepalese adventurer: Annapurna vs Everest. Whose scene reigns supreme? We've got the definitive guide.

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Our guide to Peru’s tastiest street food

Our guide to Peru’s tastiest street food

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

May contain traces of Guinea Pig...

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Our ultimate guide to: The Grand Canyon

Our ultimate guide to: The Grand Canyon

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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7 wildlife experiences you can only have in South Australia

7 wildlife experiences you can only have in South Australia

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The 5 best countries in Asia for solo travel

The 5 best countries in Asia for solo travel

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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What to expect on ‘Hola Cuba’, by Americans who have been on the trip

What to expect on ‘Hola Cuba’, by Americans who have been on the trip

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

At the end of a recent Hola Cuba trip, I asked a selection of American passengers just two questions: what the highlight of their trip was and what they wish they'd known prior to setting off.

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Where to find the best street art in South America

Where to find the best street art in South America

by Along Dusty Roads @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Vietnamese coffee will change your life. Here’s why.

Vietnamese coffee will change your life. Here’s why.

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

I've bean thinking about you a latte

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7 incredible cities for book nerds to get lost in

7 incredible cities for book nerds to get lost in

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Tips for capturing stunning photographs of local people

Tips for capturing stunning photographs of local people

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While there is no magic way to photograph a person, Annapurna Mellor shares her top tips to help you to capture images of people in an authentic and ethical way.

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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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Indian gems: 6 places you should visit in Rajasthan

Indian gems: 6 places you should visit in Rajasthan

by Melanie Ewan @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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SEE TEFL course interview with Hailey from America

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

A few months ago, I visited SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai to take a look at their brand-new school building in Chiang Mai. SEE TEFL is, of course, the TEFL school I attended when I arrived in Thailand around four years ago to get trained to become an English teacher. During my visit, I had […]

Ladies Who Rock: Sanne Leenman, Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

When you are a digital nomad, or travel extensively, nutrition and fitness are really important to feel well and energised. I have been struggling with keeping a healthy diet recently as moving from place to place and working long hours have reduced the level of activities I used to do. That’s how I found Sanne […]

Taking the Sleeper Train from Hanoi to Sapa - Journey and Price Info

Taking the Sleeper Train from Hanoi to Sapa - Journey and Price Info


MapTrotting

How to take the sleeper train from Hanoi to Sapa in Northwest Vietnam. Super helpful information on prices, directions and journey times.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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We asked you guys for travel hacks, you guys nailed it

We asked you guys for travel hacks, you guys nailed it

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

The best of the best.

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PATA Travel Mart set for Phnom Penh, Cambodia

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

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

Norway for nature lovers: 5 essential outdoor experiences to try

Norway for nature lovers: 5 essential outdoor experiences to try

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Fjords and waterfalls and Northern Lights, oh my.

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Morocco for dummies: 7 reasons we love the place

Morocco for dummies: 7 reasons we love the place

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

You think it's going to be like walking through the set of Aladdin, but then you're totally blown away by the extent to which a trip to Morocco is really like a magic carpet ride

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A road trip through Southern Africa

A road trip through Southern Africa

by Allison Q. McCarthy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Travel the world in 45 seconds

Travel the world in 45 seconds

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Watching this video will make your heart beat a little faster.

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Celebrating life on Day of the Dead

Celebrating life on Day of the Dead

by Luis Raul Sotres Mirazo @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Some people confuse Day of the Dead celebrations with Halloween, but really, Dia de Muertos is about celebrating LIFE. Intrepid local leader Luis explains what the tradition means to people in his homeland of Mexico.

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Facty things: 10 facts about Sri Lanka

Facty things: 10 facts about Sri Lanka

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

The best way to learn about Sri Lanka is to travel around and chat to the locals. The second best way is to read these facts. You're welcome.

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7 best travel destinations for the US dollar

7 best travel destinations for the US dollar

by Barry Choi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

To help you plan your next trip, we've picked 7 destinations where the US dollar will go a long way. Time to stop making excuses and start ticking off that bucket list...

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Travelling as a vegan? These are the 7 countries to visit

Travelling as a vegan? These are the 7 countries to visit

by Tarah Miller @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With vegan-diets becoming more common on a global scale, travellers are starting to look for an alternative.

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How to survive an airport stopover

How to survive an airport stopover

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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10 places you should totally travel after exams

10 places you should totally travel after exams

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Sweet freedom

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Mumbai to Delhi: a world of contrasts and contradictions

Mumbai to Delhi: a world of contrasts and contradictions

by Nick Reid @ Geckos Tales

I didn't believe what my well-travelled friends had told me about India. But I was soon to be proven otherwise.

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

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

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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7 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the East Coast

7 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the East Coast

by Carrie Pallardy @ Geckos Tales

Take a quick trip to somewhere awesome you’ve never been before

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Everything you need to know about trekking in Patagonia

Everything you need to know about trekking in Patagonia

by Julie Klene @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Myanmar Travel Tips

by Auste and Vidmantas @ Auste Vidmantas

We were pleasantly surprised with how nice Myanmar actually is. It’s still rural and has its laid-back charm, and the […]

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This local photographer captured Delhi better than anyone we’ve seen

This local photographer captured Delhi better than anyone we’ve seen

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Presenting a photographic love letter to the world's most colourful and chaotic city.

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Check out photographer Callum Snape’s top eight Alberta moments


Check out photographer Callum Snape’s top eight Alberta moments


by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Prepare to be wowed.

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A no-frills guide to Buenos Aires’ secret  speakeasies

A no-frills guide to Buenos Aires’ secret speakeasies

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Some of the bars that make up this underground scene have no address. You have to know a secret passcode to gain access to others.

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DJI Mavic Air: Hands-on review

by Alex Kidman @ finder.com.au

DJI's latest drone, the DJI Mavic Air is light and portable, designed for travelling videographers and photographers.

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Much more than a desert: A trip into the Sahara

Much more than a desert: A trip into the Sahara

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Discovering Huacachina, the surreal desert oasis in Peru

Discovering Huacachina, the surreal desert oasis in Peru

by Sarah Funk @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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What I wish I knew before hiking to Machu Picchu

What I wish I knew before hiking to Machu Picchu

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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An open letter from Intrepid MD James Thornton

An open letter from Intrepid MD James Thornton

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Cambodia in one week: The ultimate guide

Cambodia in one week: The ultimate guide

by Amanda Williams @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Even though it's a small country, Cambodia's history is rich and its sites unique. Here's how to see the best of it in just 7 days.

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The Inca trail commandments

The Inca trail commandments

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Love thy neighbour, be nimble, and quench thy thirst for adventure

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Rediscovering the spirit of travel in Myanmar

Rediscovering the spirit of travel in Myanmar

by Christine Sarkis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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10 facts you probably don’t know about Peru

10 facts you probably don’t know about Peru

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We don't need to sell Peru to you – who doesn't want to see Machu Picchu in all its dazzling glory? But do you know as much as you should about this winning destination?

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My Travel Plans for 2018

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

My 2018 so far has been two weeks of intense home renovation and decoration. It’s been SUPER productive though and the house is at least 80% where I want it to be – the kitchen will have to wait. I’m so happy with it – looks amazing and so cosy. This weekend I had 7 of my favourite people come and visit from London for a kind of unofficial housewarming […]

What should the future of travel be? We chat with Intrepid’s MD, James Thornton

What should the future of travel be? We chat with Intrepid’s MD, James Thornton

by James Thornton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There is nothing more certain than change, but as leaders in the travel industry we have a huge influence on what that change should be.

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Meeting Maximón, the smoking god of Guatemala

Meeting Maximón, the smoking god of Guatemala

by Anne Von Osterhausen @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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8 tips for making friends as a solo traveller

8 tips for making friends as a solo traveller

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Ain't no ship like a friendship

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Bonus Ticket

by jin0906 @ FlyerTalk Forums

I'm trying to book a flight from ICN-YYZ during 8/20~9/6 and it seems that all the bonus tickets are blocked till October according to the Korean air site. Does anyone know the reason why all the bonus tickets are blocked?

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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6 unexpected surf destinations around the world

6 unexpected surf destinations around the world

by Sarah Scimmi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Little-known secrets of the Amalfi Coast

Little-known secrets of the Amalfi Coast

by Kirsty Fanton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A Sri Lankan journey through the lens

A Sri Lankan journey through the lens

by Amy Wren @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sri Lanka's train journey is one thing not to be missed when visiting the popular island paradise.

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10 reasons why Bolivia should be on your bucket list

10 reasons why Bolivia should be on your bucket list

by Amber Dunlap @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Bolivia is in the unique position of sharing a border with five very distinct South American countries, sharing some of the best features of all five.

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How to find short-term accommodation in Kraków

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Before Chris and I left Vietnam for Poland we started looking for short-term accommodation in Kraków. We quickly found out that finding one for a good price is not as easy as we previously had thought. I had never rented a flat for such a short period of time in Europe. I was convinced that it […]

5 LGBTQI-friendly travel destinations you might not have considered

5 LGBTQI-friendly travel destinations you might not have considered

by Robert Bockholt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why the best travels happen when you face your fears

Why the best travels happen when you face your fears

by Sherry Ott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You know what fear eats for breakfast? It eats procrastination and avoidance. It loves it, it frequently gets second helpings. You know what makes fear go on a diet? Action. And travel is all about action.

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

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

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Your challenges: February’s Photo Comp winners revealed

Your challenges: February’s Photo Comp winners revealed

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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7 reasons why your next adventure should be in Tanzania

7 reasons why your next adventure should be in Tanzania

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Life after cancer: the survivor who fell in love with the Outback and became an Intrepid trip leader

Life after cancer: the survivor who fell in love with the Outback and became an Intrepid trip leader

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

“A few years ago, my husband was killed. My children grew up and got married. I also got cancer. I’ve beaten ovarian cancer twice.” I need a second to absorb…

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Vinh Railway Station

by admin @ Vietnam Trains

Born on 17/3/1905, Vinh Station was heavily invested by French Colonial to be one of the five key railways in Indochina with the purpose to exploit property of Vietnam and transport prisoners.

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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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Gobi Desert: in the footsteps of velociraptors and the original Indiana Jones (but not David Attenborough)

Gobi Desert: in the footsteps of velociraptors and the original Indiana Jones (but not David Attenborough)

by Tim Edwards @ Intrepid Travel Blog

David Attenborough has presented nature documentaries from some of the most exotic and inaccessible places on Earth, including the highlands of Papua New Guinea and the epic table-top mountain of Roraima.…

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6 tips for travelling with a medical condition

6 tips for travelling with a medical condition

by Helen Wills @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Taryn Stenvei @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Robert Schrader @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Sporadic Bursts of Instant Gratification (or, The Most Memorable Bites of the Year), 2016 edition

by Premshree Pillai @ Polka Dot Socks Blog - polka dot socks

This year saw a lot of travel as we kicked off the year traveling around Southeast Asia for six weeks, visiting India, Singapore, southern Thailand and Vietnam. We ate a lot of incredible food on our inaugural visit to Vietnam, many of which made it here. There was always fish sauce on the table and, on occasion, a “grand cru” from Phu Quoc.

Oscar-inspired travel destinations for 2017

Oscar-inspired travel destinations for 2017

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Sumatra: Indonesia’s adventure paradise you haven’t discovered yet

Sumatra: Indonesia’s adventure paradise you haven’t discovered yet

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Despite being the sixth largest island in the world, Sumatra is wild and rugged and majestic in equal measures. Here's everything you need to know.

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Meet Kathmandu’s hidden artisans, the extraordinary Seven Women

Meet Kathmandu’s hidden artisans, the extraordinary Seven Women

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Experiences make you happier than possessions, says science

Experiences make you happier than possessions, says science

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here’s why.

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Marriage equality: a reminder to Australian travellers

Marriage equality: a reminder to Australian travellers

by James Thornton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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11 quotes that prove celebrities live on a different planet

11 quotes that prove celebrities live on a different planet

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Positive progress: Europe’s fight against plastic waste

Positive progress: Europe’s fight against plastic waste

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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