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5 best buffet restaurants in Hanoi

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

One of the most popular restaurants in Vietnam is the buffet. A restaurant where you can go and choose from a variety of food all laid out on different tables. You can eat as much as you want and there is usually quite a lot of food to choose from. There are different buffets, seafood […]

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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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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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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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Our Ultimate Guide to food in Hanoi Old Quarter

by Sarah @ TripGourmets

Eating out in Hanoi, or more specifically finding the best food to eat in Hanoi, can be a daunting prospect. This is our ultimate guide to food in Hanoi Old…

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Brigadeiro recipe: satisfy your South American sweet tooth

Brigadeiro recipe: satisfy your South American sweet tooth

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Itinerary: A Day Trip to Tianjin

by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

Tianjin is a unique city in China because it’s huge and so close to Beijing, but you can visit it in about a day. I recommend two days (a weekend trip from Beijing!) but one day is enough to see the majority of city. Anything more is giving yourself extra time for eating, rest, and

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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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Top Places to Eat Bun Cha in Hanoi

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

It’s the go-to lunch for many Hanoians, worth braving the stifling humidity, the hazardous road crossing, and definitely worth fighting for space on a little plastic stool. Bun Cha has become synonymous with Hanoi gastronomy culture, even more so since former U.S. President Barrack Obama was famously pictured chowing down on a bowl of his […]

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Vegan Guide to Taipei

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Our vegan guide to Taipei was easy to write as Taipei is heaven for vegans. In fact, we’d go as far to say that there are few cities in Asia where the vegan options are so plentiful, close to each other and downright good. If you haven’t been before, then stick it on your travel […]

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

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

by Andrew Fenton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The top destinations for travel in April

The top destinations for travel in April

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Our first photo competition of 2015 was all about wildlife. Anything with fur, feathers, scales or skin was fair game (you know, in a non-hunting 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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Travelling to learn more about yourself: studying meditation in Kathmandu

Travelling to learn more about yourself: studying meditation in Kathmandu

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From rice porridge and rolling hills, to monks and stupors. Annapurna Mellor tells us of her experiences studying meditation for at the Kopan Monastery, a hilltop complex on the outskirts of Kathmandu.

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Gaggan in Bangkok: A Chef’s Table Degustation at Asia’s Best Restaurant

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Gaggan is a restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand named after owner and executive chef, Gaggan Anand. It's currently ranked number seven on the list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants. In 2017, it received two stars with the recent release of the first ever Bangkok Michelin Guide.

Hanoi Noodle is more than Pho Hanoi| Restaurants Recommendation

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

“Hanoi: What to eat” The Series Vietnamese Noodles Is More Than Phở (Pho Hanoi) Pho Hanoi seems to be familiar with most of people, who have interest about Hanoi. It is regarded as a spirit of Hanoi. Let’s take a Hanoi Tour to know more about Things to do in Hanoi and has a chance to taste Pho Hanoi But there is much more than Phở. You might be suprise with different type of noodle in Hanoi. You might fall in love with the Hanoi’s Cuisine. A. Phở – Rice noodle A.1. What is phở? Phở is a kind of […]

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Your ultimate guide to Melbourne, Australia

Your ultimate guide to Melbourne, Australia

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Eat, drink and stroll your way around the world’s most liveable city.

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Coming To Netflix: David Chang Gets Ugly Delicious

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

David Chang, the man behind Momofuku and subject of the first season of Food Republic parent company Zero Point Zero’s Mind of a Chef, is back on screens. Ready for his new show, Ugly Delicious? Premiering on February 23, the eight-episode series follows Chang as he travels, eats and hangs out with notable food personalities like Jessica Koslow, […]

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

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

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to know if you’re a born traveller

How to know if you’re a born traveller

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 Best places to buy beer in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

One of the great things about Saigon is that it’s got lots of great places to drink beer. Drinking beer is almost as much a part of the culture here as drinking coffee. In fact you could almost say that the woman here like drinking coffee and then men like drinking beer. It really is […]

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7 Halal Eateries in Hanoi That You Can’t Miss

7 Halal Eateries in Hanoi That You Can’t Miss


Travel Guides For Muslim Travellers | Have Halal, Will Travel

After hours of cruising above the clouds, you've finally landed in Hanoi. Never mind that it took forever to get your luggage from the carousel because your excitement is mightier than your worries. There’s so much to do! You have the Old Quarter to explore and the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre to catch but first, you have to fuel up. Credit: Kitchen Carnivale In a city where Muslim-friendly restaurants aren’t as thriving as their Southeast Asian neighbours, discovering the halal side of Hanoi is part of the city’s big adventure. Credit: giphy   1. d’Lions Restaurant Credit: d'Lions Restaurant Having

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

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

by Ellie Ross @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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.

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Trip or treat? Our spookiest adventures from around the world

Trip or treat? Our spookiest adventures from around the world

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With Halloween fast approaching, things are getting eerie at Intrepid. Here are some of our spookiest trips from around the world.

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These 10 Amazing Halal SG Eateries Will Definitely Be Open During CNY 2018

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

Just as your Chinese friends have been looking forward to their reunion dinners this Lunar New Year, you too can start planning your own feast! It’s the long weekend after all – time to give yourself a treat for surviving the first two months of 2018. 🎉 Credit: giphy If you’re here, you’re probably looking for the […]

Where to go for the best cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo

Where to go for the best cherry blossom viewing in Tokyo

by Jessica Korteman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Hang Trong Folk Painting Exhibition In Hanoi

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Ca Chep Bookstore at No.115 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Hanoi will hold an exhibition on Hang Trong folk painting from January 10th to 25th. Apart from outstanding Hang Trong folk paintings on three topics, including New Year, worshipping and state of affairs, the exhibition will introduce […]

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Sydney Has A New Spot For Poutine And Wings

Sydney Has A New Spot For Poutine And Wings

by Simone Jovel @ The A List | The Urban List

Oh Canada. You delicious and tasty home of cheese-filled eats and crazy dranks, we’ll quite frankly never have enough of you. Which is why, when we heard there was a new spot for poutine and wings in Sydney, by none other than one of Sydney’s best, we just had to let you know all about it.

The team from Stuffed Beaver in Bondi is headed O.T.B (we know) to Sydney’s north and setting up shop on the Pacific Highway. One of the O.Gs on Sydney’s poutine scene, and the masterminds behind those damn good chicken wings, this latest establishment will have everything you’ve come to expect from the crew.

BYO stretchy pants and settle on in for a feast of tacos, hot dogs, burgers (there’s even something for your vego mate) along with those wings we just can’t stop thinking about and of course, poutine. Wash it back with a Bloody Caesar because errrrrryone knows Clamato is the true bae of every Sunday morning, as well as margaritas, bespoke Beaver Brew from Philter Brewery, cider and even a couple of cheeky wines.

If sport’s your flavour, you just scored a new locale. With a purpose-built 120-inch screen, think every sport imaginable, with a side of (you guessed it) wings.

Stuffed Beaver Crows Nest is now open.

Image credit: Stuffed Beaver

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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Icewine: 6 Things You Need to Know About Canada’s National Treasure

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Icewine 101 Icewine is a world-renowned style of wine that can only be crafted under specific conditions. Temperatures have to be a precise -8 to -10 Celsius.  Even one degree warmer or cooler, and it’s not icewine. Although it’s made in Canada’s Niagara and Okanagan wine regions, icewine remains a bit of a mystery to […]

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A guide to playing chinlone like a Burmese professional

A guide to playing chinlone like a Burmese professional

by Tayla Gentle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Vegan Guide to Kampot

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

If you’re heading to Cambodia then Kampot should definitely be on your list of places to visit. This sleepy riverside town has a great relaxed vibe, some excellent coffee shops, some of the world’s best pepper and a good number of places to eat vegan food. Here’s our Vegan Guide to Kampot to help you […]

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Two Intrepid leaders nominated for World Guide Awards 2017

Two Intrepid leaders nominated for World Guide Awards 2017

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 of the Best Places to Eat Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam

5 of the Best Places to Eat Street Food in Hanoi, Vietnam


The Culinary Travel Guide

Hanoi's food scene can be overwhelming with it's mix of smells and tastes, but it's well worth exploring since it's one of the freshest, healthiest and most flavorful cuisines in the world.

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

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

by Julia D'Orazio @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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This is How You Protect Yourself From Getting Bumped From a Flight

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Tips from top travel advisors to help reduce your chances of being bumped from a flight.

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

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

by Lauren Wigham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 of our favourite foods from around the world

5 of our favourite foods from around the world

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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12 of the best; a Hanoi street food guide

12 of the best; a Hanoi street food guide


Red Pork Press Limited

For the street-food lover, Hanoi is paradise. The city turned 1,000 years old in 2012 so it’s had an awfully long time to perfect a huge repertoire of curbside eats. Literally, street food is everywhere...

You should go to Patagonia if you want to feel small

You should go to Patagonia if you want to feel small

by Taryn Stenvei @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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An insider’s guide to visiting Cusco, Peru

An insider’s guide to visiting Cusco, Peru

by Amber Dunlap @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Top Places to Eat Bun Cha in Hanoi - Vietnam Street Food Guide

Top Places to Eat Bun Cha in Hanoi - Vietnam Street Food Guide


Vietnam Street Food Guide

It’s the go-to lunch for many Hanoians, worth braving the stifling humidity, the hazardous road crossing, and definitely worth fighting for space on a little plastic stool. Bun Cha has become synonymous with Hanoi gastronomy culture, even more so since former U.S. President Barrack Obama was famously pictured chowing down on a bowl of his …

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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Hanoikids’ 11th birthday party

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

On Saturday June 17th 2017, Hanoikids’ 11th birthday with the theme: “Kids are yet to be 18” was successfully held as all members celebrated one of the most awaiting events of the year.… [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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Havana – Dining on Nostalgia

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

Nostalgia, for a homeland long departed, lies at the core of the Cuban diaspora’s quest for cultural identity. Dishing out memories at the kitchen table is one way that the legacy is passed on. Written for Financial Mail Travel Magazine, May 2017

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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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5 Useful Apps That Will Help You Perfectly Pack Your Suitcase

5 Useful Apps That Will Help You Perfectly Pack Your Suitcase

by Lori Zaino @ The Points Guy

Even if you have a brand new suitcase, it doesn’t mean you know how to pack properly. Things like weather changes can make the contents of your suitcase irrelevant if you’re not prepared, sending you rushing to the store to pick up an umbrella, an extra clothing layer or charger and more toiletries. Or, maybe you’re …

Vegan Green Curry Recipe

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Every time we go to Thailand we make it our mission to eat as much Gaeng Kiew Wan Pak as we can (that’s vegetable green curry if you hadn’t already guessed). It’s a habit we’ve been developing for nearly 20 years of travel to the land of smiles but we can never quite get enough […]

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Sister photoshoot in Kuala Lumpur

by Anna @ slightly astray

When my sister came to visit me in Malaysia back in June, I wanted to plan something special that will make her visit memorable. Like I’ve said before, photos are the best souvenirs, so I asked a local photographer in Kuala Lumpur (meet James in this post!) to take some shots of us. I had also planned on leaving Malaysia shortly after my sister’s visit. KL has been a very special place to me for the past year. I had...



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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Why Taiwan should be at the top of your travel list

Why Taiwan should be at the top of your travel list

by Cara Brown @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Hanoi Vegetarian Food: The Complete Guide for Vegetarians Visiting Hanoi

Hanoi Vegetarian Food: The Complete Guide for Vegetarians Visiting Hanoi


My Five Acres

Finding Hanoi vegetarian food is tough when you're new in the city. Here's your guide to street food stalls and restaurants for vegetarians in Hanoi!

The Ultimate Guide to Mirissa, Sri Lanka

by Jessica Wright @ Bon Traveler

An idyllic slice of heaven on Sri Lanka’s southern shores, Mirissa is a destination for the ocean lovers. This ultimate guide to Mirissa, Sri Lanka is just a taste of how much there is to do in Sri Lanka. The southern part of Sri Lanka is easy going, with plenty to do on the water. [...]

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10,000 words inspired by responsible travel

10,000 words inspired by responsible travel

by Joni Taisey @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 Awesome Things To Do In Sydney This Week

5 Awesome Things To Do In Sydney This Week

by Mathew Trenear @ The A List | The Urban List

Welcome to your second week back into the real world (and for those of you who are only returning to work today—we don’t even want to look at you). To keep those summer vibes coming in realllll strong, there’s really only one thing to do: treat Mondays like the weekend. You know it’s true. 

This week is all about kicking your coffee habit to the curb (LOL jokes, just the coffee CUP habit), ladies’ nights at your local pub and setting yourself up for success in 2018. Sounds pretty damn good, no?

Here is everything worth doing in Sydney this week. 

Monday 15 January

Free Frank Green Coffee Cup

We won’t patronise you by urging you to cut the coffee addiction this year—it’s literally our favourite time of day. But this week, Westfield Sydney and Frank Green (aka the makers of cute and functional AF reusable coffee cups) have joined forces and they’re slinging the damn things for free. It’ll even be filled with sweet, delicious, and equally free coffee. In exchange, you’ll just have to make a pledge to change your coffee drinking habits for the better and help make a positive environmental switch. Basically, just pinky swear that you’ll bring your Frank Green cup to your local café errryday. More details here

When: Monday 15 – Friday 19 January, 7.30am – 10.30am Where: Westfield Sydney Cost: Free

Tuesday 16 January

Ice Cream, You Scream

As part of The Lady Hampshire’s women’s only ‘See You Next Tuesday’ (ahem) series, they’re teaming up with Gelato Messina for an ice-cream filled evening of fun. And the best part is, the ice-cream is FREE. Still not convinced? They’ll have bevs from Sparkke Change Beverage Company, a completely women-run operation, as well as the indie punk band Scabz to supply the beats for the night. So grab your girls and head down to the only place to be this Tuesday. Sorry gents, you’ll have to miss this one out. More details here

When: Tuesday 16 January, 6pm-10pm Where: The Lady Hampshire, Camperdown Cost: Free

Wednesday 17 January

Lunar Nights

New year, new you, right? Well, Jordanna Levin is here to help you cleanse yourself of everything 2017. Whether you’ve already set your new moon intentions or you don’t even know your own star sign, this class will help you rid yourself of all the stale energy and bad vibes in your life. It’s the only way to kick off your new year, trust us. Book your spot here

When: Wednesday 17 January, 7pm-9:30pm Where: Heart Space Manor, Bondi Junction Cost: $43.29 – $53.84

Refresh & Restart: Designing A Healthy Life

To help you with your New Year's resolution of living that health life, we’re here to tell you about a workshop that’s all about clean eating, exercise and balanced living. And it’s all brought to you by naturopath, Jennifer Ward. She takes a fresh look at how you can live your best life without the fear of facing your Instagram discover page’s #bodygoals pics. Seriously, that page is terrifying. Learn cooking tips, practical ways to remain sane, and generally how to kick off your new year right. More details here

When: Wednesday 17 January, 7pm-9pm Where: The Indigo Project, Surry Hills Cost: $40

CHISWICK Gin on the Grass

The incred team over at CHISWICK just made summer even better with their evening garden series. They’ve teamed up with Bombay Sapphire to create a pop-up gin bar on their lush lawn and it’ll be sticking around all summer. The eats are obviously going to be incredible, and canapes are complimentary, so you’ll have no problems sticking that new year budget. Our hot tip? Grab yourself a Summer Collins, made with Bombay Sapphire Gin (duh), lemon, passionfruit, kaffir lime and Fever-Tree soda. Gather the troops and set yourselves up for an evening of laughs, dranks and live acoustic tunes this hump day.

When: Wednesdays between 10 January - 7 February (excluding 14 February), 5:30pm-7:30pm Where: CHISWICK Woollahra Cost: Free entry

Meanwhile, there are pools in the middle of Hyde Park right now.

Gelato Messina | Image credit: Ariana Gillrie

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by Hannah Caldwell @ The A List | The Urban List

Yep, it definitely feels like summer in Sydney right now, and that means only one thing—celebrating with good food and good vibes in the sunshine. That last one is mandatory. From open-air markets to Oktoberfest street parties, film festivals and an RnB sesh for good measure, there are plenty of fab activities to do in Sydney this weekend. 

Diaries at the ready—let’s do this.

All Weekend

Canadian Club Racquet Club

Guys, the Canadian Club Racquet Club is back for another year of being the perfect chaser to the holidays. What does that mean for you? You can sip on Canadian Club, dry and fresh lime as you kick back and soak up those last days of summer. Just gather the squad and head down to Bucket List or Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel until January 28 to join in on the fun.  

When: Until 28 January Where: Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Mexican Fiesta Pop-Up

Summer is all about settling in by the water and taking up the challenge of eating your weight in food. That’s why we’re really digging the Mexican Fiesta Pop-Up at Portside complete with casual flair did we mention delicious food? Yep, that’s right, get your fix of small bites like quesadillas oozing with mushroom, serrano chilli and pepita aioli and follow it up with a margarita deconstructed cheesecake. Margarita. Cheesecake. Cheers with a glass (ahem, jug) of sangria then sit back and enjoy that epic view. More details here.

When: Throughout January Where: Portside Sydney, Opera House

FLICKERFEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 

Flickerfest has been around for yonks, we tell you, and they’re back in 2018 with some mighty fine international and national short films. If you fancy yourself a bit of a film fanatic, an unlimited season pass is the way to go, but for the rest of us, a ticket will only set you back $20 (a bargain if ever we saw one). Head here for more info and to get booking.

When: Friday 12 January to Sunday 21 January Where: Bondi Beach, Bondi Cost: Tickets from $18 per person

LEURA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Calm down everyone, Leura is legit only a 1.5-hour drive from Sydney city, acting as the perfect lil’ getaway or road trip you’ve been hoping for this January. Fare thee well to the bustle of Sydney city and catch Shakespeare’s Measure For Measure and Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters at the outdoor festival this January.

When: Saturday 13 January to Sunday 28 January Where: Leura Everglades Garden, Leura Cost: Adults $38 and concessions $32

PARKES ELVIS FESTIVAL

Parkes isn’t close but it isn’t too far either, think 365km from Sydney, rural AF and bang on in the centre of NSW. Thank goodness road trips exist because the Parkes Elvis Festival will have you packing your car with pillows and snacks and making the trip out to Parkes, all for the love of Elvis. With five whole days of entertainment, food, live music and drinks, the Elvis Festival is bound to be a goodie, so get your tix here.

When: Wednesday 10 January to Sunday 14 January Where: Parkes, NSW Cost: Ticket prices vary

Thursday 11 January 

CIRCUS CITY IN PARRAMATTA 

Thanks to (you guessed it) Sydney Festival, Parramatta is scoring its very own circus this January and excuse us while our inner child loses their damn mind. From 5.30pm this Thursday, you can get in on some live and free (win!) entertainment for the whole family. For more details on other free circus activities going down at Parramatta, head here.

When: Thursday 11 January, from 5.30pm Where: Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta

Friday 12 January

Aperitivo Hour 

Head to the Tramsheds this weekend for the next installment of Aperitivo Hour. This time, it’s a collaboration between in-house legends Butcher and the Farmer, and Dust (just quietly one of Sydney’s best bakeries) and it’ll be a big fat flavour bomb for those taste buds of yours. What goes better with honest farm-to-table dishes than freshly baked bread? Nothing. Book here

Where: The Tramsheds When: Friday 12 January, from5pm

Spear The Beer

Fridays just got a lot more interesting thanks to The Oaks Hotel and it’s all because they’re bringing back the ancient tradition of spearing the Beer. Basically, this is where they take to a beer barrel with a stone hammer and spike to break the seal for some satisfying and fresh AF beer. Oh and did we mention the beer is free? Yeah, we’re talking about schooners of XXXX Bitter for zero dollarydoos. Yep. 

When: Fridays in January from 5pm Where: The Oaks Hotel

Tiki Pontoon Party

Have you been looking for an excuse to party on a pontoon on Sydney Harbour? Well, we just found one bloody good one. Coca Cola is celebrating summer in typical Sydney style with a Tiki-style party happening on a pontoon that’s sitting right next to Rose Bay Wharf (you'll need to catch a short boat ride over to the party). The floating hut is only hanging around for two days so you’ll want to get in quickly for fun in the sun water activities and music courtesy of DJ Mashd N Kutcher. Stay hydrated kids and pop open one of those refreshing bevvies including the new Coca-Cola Raspberry and water. See you on the pontoon. 

When: Friday 12 & Sunday 13 January, 11am – 5pm Where: Rose Bay Wharf Who: this is an 18+ event and any underage individuals (aka 13-17 year olds) must be accompanied by or have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian

Saturday 13 January

Free Live Entertainment Hub at Gateway’s Summer Sessions 

Each weekend in January you can expect to be dazzled by musicians, acrobats, performers and jumbo games at Gateway’s Summer Sessions. Gateway has locked down talent like professional street artist, Hendrick, and ‘Kids of Leo,’ the World’s youngest sibling pop group from Australia’s Got Talent. Bring the kids, bring the adults, and most importantly, head here for more details.    When: Every weekend in January 11am - 4pm Where: Jessie Street Gardens (next to Gateway)

Cockatoo Island Campfire Sessions

What’s better than a Saturday arvo involving your crew, a couple of cheeky bevs around the campfire and some of Sydney’s best acoustic artists crooning in the background? TBH not much, unless said arvo involves an island in the harbour, obvs. Cockatoo Island is dishing up the chilled, summer goods this month. Throw in some cheese and wine and you’ve got yourself a pretty cracking arvo situation. More details here

When: Saturdays 13, 20 & 27 January Where: Cockatoo Island Cost: $25 (general admission), $15 (overnight visitors and concession), kids 12 and under are free. 

GLITTERBOX 

Yep, you’ve read that correctly. Glitterbox is literally a box filled with glitter and YOU, dancing your little heart out. Bump up Glitterbox on your summer to-do list ASAP, as it will only be around for the duration of Sydney festival. Head to The Meriton Festival Village in Hyde Park for this super funky experience. Warning—most fun guaranteed by ‘gramming the entire thing.   

When: 5 - 28 January, from 6pm (closed Mondays) Where: Hyde Park 

Sunday 14 January

Aperol Spritz At The Winery

Sydney has delivered on the goods yet again with $12 Aperol Spritz all day, erryday throughout January. The Winery will be hosting a dedicated pop-up Aperol Spritz bar, featuring live music every Sunday. 

When: Every Sunday throughout January Where: The Winery

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Image credit: Coca Cola

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How to Appreciate Durian Taste in Southeast Asia

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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

by Jane @ My Five Acres

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

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This is Where to Stay in Kampot for Comfort, Free Bikes, and a Peaceful Pool

by Jane @ My Five Acres

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My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

If you’re wondering where to stay in Kampot, this modern hotel is right in the city centre. You’ll be a short walk from the best local cafes, bars, and restaurants, or a simple stroll along the river. Many Kampot hotels are a few kilometres outside the city, with gorgeous river views, but it’s a bit […]

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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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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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Ninh Binh Excursion 2-day

by Van Pham @ Vietnam Tours, Travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar

Day 1: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Cuc Phuong National Park (L/D) 8.00am depart from Hanoi by private vehicle to Cuc Phuong National Park. Visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre to learn about the important work being done to help protect the endangered species of the park. After lunch in the park restaurant, take a […]

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Hanoi

Hanoi


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As anyone who has fallen for its evocation of Indochinese charm or witnessed recent introductions such as top-end restaurants, designer boutiques, and even Bentleys will know, the Hanoi of today is not short on class. Nevertheless, this grand old dame of the Orient, which celebrated its millennium in 2010, is as thrilling as it is beguiling, its buzzing streets alive with colorful sights, pungent smells, and often deafening sounds. A fascinating blend of Vietnamese, Chinese, and French influences, Hanoi is changing quickly but maintains a strong identity. Timeless tableaus of Old Asia are easy to spot, although those looking to buy a period piece will leave disappointed. From grandfathers with wispy beards playing chess to youngsters sipping wine at art openings, Hanoi is a stew of many flavors that emerges tasting singularly Vietnamese.

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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A guide to the gateways: the small towns of Utah’s national parks

A guide to the gateways: the small towns of Utah’s national parks

by Doug Whyte @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Lune Production

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

Lune Production was established in Saigon, Vietnam, in 2012, under Square Group Investment Holding.… [...]

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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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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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Bangkok Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants in Bangkok, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

If you ask people what their favorite thing about Bangkok is, then the most common answers will surely be the temples, the nightlife, the low prices, and our personal favorite – the food. In case you haven't heard, Bangkok is a food lover's paradise, so much so that CNN named it the very best street food city in the world.

So hot right now: our 6 new favourite food destinations

So hot right now: our 6 new favourite food destinations

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Food can take you places, according to science. And we agree.

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The best cities in Europe for LGBTQI travellers

The best cities in Europe for LGBTQI travellers

by Gwen OToole @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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6 TV Revivals To Look Forward To In 2018

6 TV Revivals To Look Forward To In 2018

by Millie Lester @ The A List | The Urban List

As we wave goodbye to another year in television, we look ahead to 2018 and all the Sundays we’ll spend in bed on Netflix, eating packets of Clinkers with the curtains drawn. Some of the most notable revivals of 2017 were Will & Grace, Prison Break, Twin Peaks and That’s So Raven (look it up, that shit happened), and in 2018 we welcome some even juicier revivals on our screens.

Here are 6 TV revivals to look forward to in 2018.

1.   Arrested Development

It’s time to tidy up the Banana Stand because our favourite dysfunctional American family id returning to our tellies in 2018 for a much anticipated fifth season. It’s already been confirmed that the entire main cast will be returning to reprise their signature roles, including Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Portia de Rossi, David Cross and Alia Shawkat. The series is set to premiere on Netflix around May next year.

2. Charmed

There have been whispers of a ‘70s-set reboot of our second favourite witchcraft reboot (three words: The Worst Witch) during the last twelve months and it has been confirmed that an initial plot script was submitted. Unfortunately, the network (The CW) didn’t lurv it, so the Charmed reboot is still officially in the redevelopment phase, however, everyone’s praying for a 2018 release.

3. Downton Abbey

With the latest season of Crowns currently consuming our eyeballs outside of work hours, it’ll come as a relief to know that another one of our favourite hoighty-toighty British fams will be gracing our screens in the near future. A Downton Abbey movie is currently in the works. Folks are currently hoping and praying that it’ll reunite the original cast and give us an update on the Crawleys. The NBC Universal president earlier this year revealed that they’re working on getting the script right at the moment and will hopefully have something to send to cinemas by late-2018. As tempting as it is though, we probably shouldn’t hold our breath…

4. The L Word

Joining the list of long-awaited TV revivals is early 2000s classic, The L Word. The long-running Showtime series originally aired from 2004 to 2009 and followed the lives of a Los Angeles-based girl gang of queer ladies whose lives were nothing short of dramatic, heartbreaking and hilarious. The revival is currently in development, as of mid-2017, and is expected to feature all three main leading ladies - Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig and Leisha Hailey. Exact air date is yet to be confirmed, anticipation for said revival is very much confirmed.

5. Magnum, P.I.

Our favourite moustached Navy SEAL-turned-private eye is making a very likely return to our screens in the next twelve months. The ‘80s action drama, starring Tom Selleck (the other greatest love of Monica Geller’s life), flaunted ol’ Magnum’s ability to use military expertise to solve the hardest of cases. The reboot is currently in development with CBS, and the air date is yet to be confirmed.

6. Queer Eye For The Straight Guy

The Block can officially stick it up their pipe and smoke it because early 2000s cult classic, Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, is officially coming back to screens in 2018. The Bravo reality series, which originally aired between 2003 and 2007, is set to feature a brand new Fab Five who promise to “move from the Big Apple to turn the Red States pink - one makeover at a time.” Eight episodes have been commissioned by Netflix and the series has a soft premiere date of February 2018.

Podcasts more your thing? Here are all of the podcasts you need to be listening to this year.

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Fast food nation

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Dugald Jellie relishes the tastes and aromas of Hanoi, from simple street food to splendid La Grande Bouffe moments.

A Christmas Gift Guide for the Tech-Savvy Traveler

by Insight Vacations @ Insight Vacations

From noise cancelling headphones that are the savior of long-haul flights to the pen that is (almost) impossible to lose, the latest tech innovations are a match made in traveler heaven. Globetrotters in the know understand that efficient and cleverly designed gadgets can help guarantee a journey is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Whether […]

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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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6 hot springs in Iceland much better than the Blue Lagoon

6 hot springs in Iceland much better than the Blue Lagoon

by James Taylor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Perth Tasting Guide

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

Perth, in Australia’s southwest is said to be the most isolated city in the country.  It’s calm and laid back with a young but growing food scene. Written by Ishay Govender-Ypma (@IshayGovender) for Fine Dining Lovers, 7 June 2017.   Central Bites,  “What makes Perth so interesting is the access to produce,” says Max Brearly of Offshoot Creative, [...]

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Hue City Tour Full Day

by Van Pham @ Vietnam Tours, Travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar

  At 8:30 a.m., you will be greeted at the hotel by a driver and guide. You will board the Dragon Boat for a cruise on the romantic Perfume River heading out for the countryside. Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit to the most beautiful […]

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Budapest Cafes – A Budapest Coffee Guide for the 21st Century

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

The new breed of Budapest cafes are hip, happening and highly caffeinated. Read on to find out our favorite spots to drink third wave coffee in Hungary’s capital city. Budapest is a city known for a cafe culture that’s as rich as the cream that flows into its coffee. Back in the day, artists and poets would meet at Budapest coffee houses to share ideas and philosophies while sipping strong brews and eating a variety of Budapest cake specialties like strudel and flodni. Hundreds of cafes graced both sides of ...

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What to expect on an overnight train in Vietnam

What to expect on an overnight train in Vietnam

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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5 ways to get more out of your Northern Lights trip to Iceland – according to a plasma physicist

5 ways to get more out of your Northern Lights trip to Iceland – according to a plasma physicist

by Dr Melanie Windridge @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Dr Melanie Windridge has a PhD in fusion energy and wrote a book on the Northern Lights – so yeah, she knows a thing or two about the aurora. The scientist explains how to get the most out of your adventure to Iceland.

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What to expect on your visit to Auschwitz

What to expect on your visit to Auschwitz

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Selina Sykes @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Eight Festive Foods From Around The World

by Insight Vacations @ Insight Vacations

Whether it’s Icelandic laufabrauð, sweetly spiced German stollen or an elaborate New Zealand pavlova, families around the world have their own festive food traditions. If you’re traveling during the holiday season, take time to experience the joy of new and exotic seasonal foods. Alternatively, take inspiration from around the world and make room for something […]

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Will Cook for Food – One Chef’s Tip for Eating AMAZING Food While Traveling

by Jakob Polaco @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Learn about the practice of “staging” where a cook can work (and eat) under chefs from around the world, for short unpaid apprenticeships, in exchange for experience.

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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How To Dine At Noma’s Last Available Reservation For As Little As $10

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

There’s just one last table available at Noma’s re-opening night on February 15! And it could be yours for as little as $10. Noma is partnering with Omaze to offer a trip for you and a guest to Copenhagen to dine at one of the world’s best restaurants. But it gets better! Return the next […]

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FYI Sydney’s About To Cop A Monster 5-Day Heatwave

FYI Sydney’s About To Cop A Monster 5-Day Heatwave

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

Take a seat, fan yourselves down and settle in with a cold drink team. A five-day heatwave is about to hit Sydney and if you think you’re hot today, you’re about to become A LOT more shweaty. Take another sip of the ice-cold water (or, you know, beer) because it’s all about to get a teeny bit worse. 

According to the psychic weather people at the BOM (that’s the Bureau of Meteorology to those firmly not in the know) it’s going to get so damn hot that the good people of Penrith will be schvitzing their way through five days of 40-degree heat. We’re talking about a peak temp of 43 for THREE DAYS STRAIGHT

Now, onto the solution portion of this conversation. It’s definitely time to start playing nice with anyone who has a pool, air conditioning or a giant freezer filled with ice blocks. You got this team—see you on the other side and as always, please look after the more vulnerable people in your community. Seriously. 

Remember that monster super cell storm that happened last week? 

Image credit: Adam Krowitz

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

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

by Lily Cichanowicz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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French Quarter Hanoi | Map and Guide for First Time Visitors

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

French Quarter In the past, under the domination of the French colonialist, Hanoi was separated into three regions which are French area, Vietnamese area and concession area. Up till now, the French area has been known as the French Quarter. Compared to the Old Quarter, French Quarter might be not as bustling as its neighbor but it would take you to another part of Hanoi soul – the charming and elegant one. Let us help you to grasp some must-know things about the area. 1. History: French Quarter in Hanoi mainly formed and developed during the French colonial period, from […]

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

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

by Oliver Hyde @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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First Time Visitors Guide To Koh Lanta Island

by Vanessa Workman @ The Island Drum

My first visit to Koh Lanta did not leave a good impression on me. That was about four years ago towards the end of ‘high season’. The menagerie of touts bombarding the new arrivals at Saladan Pier was overwhelming to say the least. All eager to gain a few more bucks before the low season […]

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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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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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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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Where to Eat in Budapest Hungary – The Best Budapest Restaurants, Cafes and Markets

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Wondering what and where to eat in Budapest Hungary? We spent a month eating our way through the sprawling Hungarian capital city. Check out our Budapest Food Guide with the best Budapest restaurants, cafes and markets. Four weeks of eating our way through Budapest was overwhelming. The Hungarian capital’s food scene, with its never-ending selection of restaurants, cafes and markets, kept us constantly on the go. But with the help of our and lots of third wave coffee, we survived a month of hearty eating without sacrificing our sanity or waistlines. ...

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November photo comp wrap up: South East Asia

November photo comp wrap up: South East Asia

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Desert essentials: Our definitive Jordan packing guide

Desert essentials: Our definitive Jordan packing guide

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

People packing for a Jordan adventure have to be prepared for all conditions. Mostly hot ones.

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Showdown: ThankYou Premier vs. Sapphire Preferred vs. Premier Rewards Gold

Showdown: ThankYou Premier vs. Sapphire Preferred vs. Premier Rewards Gold

by Jason Steele @ The Points Guy

While the number of premium travel rewards cards has increased dramatically in recent years, there’s still a strong case to be made for mid-tier cards with annual fees of about $100. At this price point, you can still earn great rewards on your travel, dining and more, as well as transfer your points to several …

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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Some Legend Has Gone And Created A Sausage Sizzle Pizza

Some Legend Has Gone And Created A Sausage Sizzle Pizza

by Simone Jovel @ The A List | The Urban List

Nothing says ‘Straya like a cheeky sausage sizzle. So, when we heard that two of our great loves—pizza and the humble sausage sizzle—were merging into one glorious morsel, we had to stop everything and tell you all about it.

To celebrate the Australia Day long weekend, Salt Meats Cheese has created a limited edition (you guessed it) sausage sizzle pizza. As delicious as it sounds, imagine a sausage filled crust (we know), topped with tomato, onion, mozzarella and even more sausage. Before you go and scream “but WHERE is the tomato sauce?!”, there will be bottles of mustard and tomato sauce at the ready for you to drizzle over your pizza to your heart's content.

There will also be a grilled pineapple and ham pizza, if you just can’t quite wrap your head around the snag-filled goodness.

These bad boys will be available on Australia Day only, at all their Sydney venues for a cheeky $20.

Image credit: Salt Meats Cheese

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The Heaps Gay Street Party Is Coming Back

The Heaps Gay Street Party Is Coming Back

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

Prepare to party team. The Heaps Gay Street Festival is coming back to the inner west next weekend and this time they’re closing down an entire street. Oh yeah, this one is going to be pretty damn epic.

After a sell-out event last year, the Heaps Gay Street Party is coming back bigger and better than last year. We’re talking about live entertainment from Cakes Da Dilla, Touch Sensitive and Mega O Mega, and that’s just for starters. There’s also a huuuge line-up of DJs—they’ve even partnered with Koori Radio for the event so there’ll be a second stage dedicated to indigenous world music. Yep, it’s going to be off the chain. 

On the food front, you’ll be feasting on the inner west’s best with tinnies from Young Henry’s and eats by Porteno, Bloodwood and Continental Deli. Again, that’s just for starters, there’ll also be local bars bringing the goods to this street party. 

Early bird tickets are completely sold out, so you’ll want to jump on this one quickly guys. Book your tickets here

The Details

What: Heaps Gay Street Party When: 20 January, 12pm – 11pm Where: Garden Street & Sydney Water Road, Marrickville Cost: $43.80

Here are even more things happening this month in Sydney.

Image credit: Supplied by Heaps Gay

How to see the best of Bali, minus the crowds

How to see the best of Bali, minus the crowds

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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What to Eat in Hanoi Vietnam - A Hanoi Food Guide

What to Eat in Hanoi Vietnam - A Hanoi Food Guide


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Wondering what to eat in Hanoi Vietnam? Our Hanoi food guide has the best spots to eat and drink in the wonderfully chaotic Vietnamese city.

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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Vegan Guide to Hanoi

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Our Vegan Guide to Hanoi was put together during a trip to the Vietnamese capital in September 2017. Despite having spent many months in Vietnam over the last few years this was our first visit to Hanoi since 2010 and we were blown away by the amount of vegan options in town and the obvious […]

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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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5 great destinations for solo travel in India

5 great destinations for solo travel in India

by Evan Ceretti @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Along Dusty Roads @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why family travel is a great idea

Why family travel is a great idea

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Morocco’s Atlas Mountains: An essential guide

Morocco’s Atlas Mountains: An essential guide

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to ride a camel like a pro in Morocco

How to ride a camel like a pro in Morocco

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Roasting Agave & Eating Tacos: A Oaxacan Adventure With Mezcal Unión

by rmartin @ Food Republic

People talk about Oaxaca like it’s a mystical place. Like on your first night there you’ll experience some hint of magic and it’ll guide your journey and you’ll go home feeling not so much refreshed but changed. Maybe the world will be a little clearer. Maybe you’ll see in the Technicolor of the craft-made spirit […]

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Mykonos: So much more than just a party island

Mykonos: So much more than just a party island

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Mykonos is a no-brainer stop on the Cyclades island-hopping trail. But not just for the nightlife it's known for, for a plethora of other reasons too...

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Botswana in photos: the magic of an Intrepid safari

Botswana in photos: the magic of an Intrepid safari

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Top 5 Foods I Ate in NYC

by Anna @ slightly astray

I’ve thought long and hard about how I was going to write about all the food I ate in New York. Should I organize it by categories? By days? For now, before I overwhelm you with all the food talk, I’m going to start on a high note with my top 5 favorite things I ate in New York City. Oh New York – why is the food so good there?! Seriously, I ate some of the best food OF...



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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Siem Reap Vegan Villa

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Back in January 2014, we gave up our lives in the UK and set off on an indefinite vegan travel adventure which without a doubt, turned out to be awesome. We visited multiple countries in Asia and then seemed to get happily stuck in Cambodia, where we set up Siem Reap Vegan Villa. We love to […]

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Tide Pod Challenge, Movies, Super Bowl: 10 Hot Topics On Food Republic

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Film and television award season is upon us, which got us thinking about all the movies we saw in 2017. We also got excited for the documentaries and television coming in the near future. We’re also getting on some winter travel: New York wasn’t cold enough for us so we checked out some of the […]

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Tips for getting off the beaten path in Costa Rica

Tips for getting off the beaten path in Costa Rica

by Robert Schrader @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Half Day Food Tours Hanoi with Fresh Beer at Night

by Van Pham @ Hanoi Food Guide – Vietnam Tours, Travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar

Our guide will pick you up at lobby of hotel and start enjoy a Food Tours Hanoi. Your first stop, you will enjoy traditional water puppet performance at Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre – a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture. Next, continue walking along the Hanoi Old Quarter to discover the bustling streets of Hanoi and the famous […]

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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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Colonia del Sacramento: The underrated foodie capital of South America

Colonia del Sacramento: The underrated foodie capital of South America

by Elise Duncan @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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4 Days Itinerary Hanoi (2018): What to do in Hanoi Vietnam for 4 Days 3 Nights

by Nguyễn Anh Quanh @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

What is the best Hanoi 4 days itinerary? So you’ve already known what to do in hanoi—if you haven’t—please read this article first. What to do for a 4 days itinerary Hanoi? It must not be harder than a 5 day itinerary in Hanoi right? What are the things to do in Hanoi for 4 days 3 night? Making an itinerary is definitely a pain in the neck—especially a 4 days Hanoi itinerary. Today we will create your perfect 4 days 3 night itinerary in Hanoi—so you can make the most out of your time with an itinerary 4 days in […]

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Lily Cichanowicz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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The 20 connections you’ll experience on your travels…

The 20 connections you’ll experience on your travels…

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Just go with it.

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Mido Spa

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

Mido Spa is considered to be one of the top health and beauty centers in Hanoi.… [...]

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

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

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

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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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Hanoi Food Guide - a taste of North Vietnam | Food and the Fabulous

Hanoi Food Guide - a taste of North Vietnam | Food and the Fabulous


Food and the Fabulous

The food in Hanoi, a food guide and what to try on a first visit. My selection of the best street food meals I enjoyed.

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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A perfect itinerary for your two-day Mekong Delta tour suggested by a local

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

The Mekong Delta, otherwise known as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, is a colourful display of various shades of green. Here in this water world, boats float in the lazy rivers, buffalos wander in the rice fields and ripe fruits adorn the trees. It is also here that visitors will get a true taste of […]

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Yeasty Boy | Neil Perry Just Launched A Vegemite Burger

Yeasty Boy | Neil Perry Just Launched A Vegemite Burger

by James Shackell @ The A List | The Urban List

Ever tucked into a meaty cheeseburger and thought, ‘This thing could use more yeast’?

Well, Neil Perry and the crew from Vegemite are here to answer your prayers. They’ve just collab’d to produce Australia’s first ever Vegemite burger.

Let’s break this thing down. It’s a top-quality Burger Project beef burger, which means Cape Grim patties, gooey cheese, tomato, onion, lettuce and mayo, sandwiched between a pillowy soft Bread Top milk bun. The final touch? A schmear of black, salty, yeasty Vegemite.

“Vegemite is synonymous with our Australian way of life,” Neil Perry says. “Its unique taste, smeared on a soft milk bun, alongside our premium beef patty, has resulted in an intense depth of flavour we think burger aficionados will love.”

Want to get your mitts on these bad boys? They’re launching at Perry’s Australian Open pop-up today, followed by all Burger Project stores in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The promo lasts until 28 January.

Is it just us or are Vegemite getting seriously creative with their collabs? This is the latest in a long line of weird, spin-off creations. Who can forget the questionable Vegemite Cadbury experiment, or last year’s nightmare Vegemite ice-creams...

The Details

What: Vegemite Burger Where: Burger Project stores in Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney When: Available till 28 January For more info, click here

Image credit: Burger Project 

This Camera Is Taking Your Travel Pics 360

This Camera Is Taking Your Travel Pics 360

by Simone Jovel @ The A List | The Urban List

We hate to break it to you guys. But a selfie is no longer enough to guarantee that double tap. Why? Because 360-degree photography is officially a thing and everything you thought you knew about your feed has changed. Enter: the GoPro 360-degree Fusion camera.

So why is this latest camera so great? Let us tell you. Fusion will capture everything, we’re talking 360-spherical content, that your single-lens cam simply can’t.

It’s also nice and easy to edit with Mobile OverCapture editing for iOS so that even your mum can now make epic travel vids. You can even re-frame and save old school-style videos from the 360-degree vid, we know. It’s (almost) too much.

GoPro Fusion has dropped a limited release and support for Android devices will be coming soon.

Go on. Your followers deserve this.

Still struggling to picture it? Check it out below.

Image credit: Sam Evans for GoPro

Guide to the Train Between Beijing and Tianjin

by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

Trains make one of the most convenient and quick ways to travel anywhere, especially in China. The great thing about China is that, even though it’s the third or fourth largest country in the world by area, everything is connected by train. If you want to get between cities, take the train! Overview of Trains

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3D2N Tokyo Itinerary: How To Maximise Your Time In The Capital Of Japan

by Hui Jun Ng @ Thekeepersmap

Tokyo Itinerary: Watch Tsukiji Market's tuna auction, visit Yurakucho Yakitori Alley, savour authentic Kobe beef, eat Honmura An's soba, pet an owl & more!

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Bánh xèo – the unique pancake of Vietnamese cuisine

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

Bánh xèo – also known as crispy Vietnamese pancake, crepe or sizzling cake – is a famous street food which is widely believed to originate from France during its occupation of Vietnam.… [...]

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Chasing Fireflies and Waterfalls at Kota Tinggi

by Aditi Shukla @ Expedia Malaysia Travel Blog

Slightly off the beaten track, Kota Tinggi may not be a tourist magnet, but it sure is known to the residents of Malaysia. The beautiful natural paradise attracts those fond of waterfalls, trees, and the finer elements of nature. This capital town ...

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Ultimate guide to food in Hanoi Old Quarter - the best local street eats!

Ultimate guide to food in Hanoi Old Quarter - the best local street eats!


TripGourmets

Eating out in Hanoi, or more specifically finding the best local street eats can be daunting. This is our ultimate guide to food in Hanoi Old Quarter

Vegan Food Quest in Vegan Life Magazine

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Did you know that as well as writing our blog and vegan travel guides, we also write a regular vegan travel feature in the leading vegan lifestyle magazine in the UK and USA? Since late 2015 we’ve been writing about our vegan travels in Vegan Life Magazine which also happens to be our favourite vegan magazine, ever. […]

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Uluru through the lens: an Outback 50mm challenge

Uluru through the lens: an Outback 50mm challenge

by Lucy Piper @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Places to eat in Hanoi, Vietnam. Travelfish.org

Places to eat in Hanoi, Vietnam. Travelfish.org


Travelfish

An opinionated restaurant, entertainment and eating out travel guide for Hanoi, Vietnam.

Essaouira: The Moroccan city that should be on your radar

Essaouira: The Moroccan city that should be on your radar

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Food from the road: January’s photocomp results are in

Food from the road: January’s photocomp results are in

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Street food crawls in Lombok, fruit salad carving in Cartagena and slurping ramen in Japan – if it's beautiful and delicious, you'll find it below.

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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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Listen To Food Republic Today: Phil Rosenthal

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Be sure to subscribe to Food Republic Today on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. And please rate the podcast and leave comments! Subscribe: Apple | Stitcher | Spotify | TuneIn The creator of Everybody Loves Raymond loves food, but you may have known that if you caught James Beard Award-winning I’ll Have What Phil’s Having, Phil Rosenthal’s first venture into food television. He’s back with Somebody Feed […]

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Top 5 popular rice dishes in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

Of course rice is the most popular food by far in Vietnam and is eaten everyday by the majority of the population, so suffice it to say the number of rice dishes in Vietnam are nearly uncountable. However the list below should give you a pretty good idea of the variety and creativity that the […]

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Why Osaka is the best city in Japan for foodies

Why Osaka is the best city in Japan for foodies

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Seoul Food Guide: 22 Must-Eat Restaurants in Seoul, South Korea

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

This list of 22 must-eat restaurants in Seoul includes some of the best places to try popular dishes like bibimbap, kalguksu, and Korean bbq. It also included four of the oldest restaurants in Seoul. If you're looking for solid restaurant recommendations, then these are 22 you should seriously consider.

Kalsarikännit – A Foreigner’s Tale

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

Featured in SAA Sawubona Inflight Magazine   Pantless drinking at home – Ishay Govender-Ypma gets to grips with kalsarikännit in Finland. Written for  SAA Sawubona inflight magazine, July 2017.   You’ll remember this. Opening credits roll to Bridget Jones’s Diary. Renee Zellweger’s character sits on the couch in her Christmas PJs, glugging wine, [...]

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You Can Now Pay For Your Raclette With Crypto

You Can Now Pay For Your Raclette With Crypto

by Simone Jovel @ The A List | The Urban List

ICYMI, in 2018 errrrrryone and their best mate is riding that cryptocurrency wave. And now you can trade your coin for something at least a million times better—raclette.

Loluk Bistro, home to some of Sydney’s best raclette, is now accepting Bitcoin. These guys serve up the good stuff every Tuesday and Wednesday (that’s alongside a killer menu packed with a cheese soufflé and cheese platter so good you’ll happily call yourself an addict).

Apart from the legit life-changing French fare, the aforementioned mid-week cheese raclette (in other words a raclette rave) is very much needed in your life, because bricks of cheese are never a bad idea.

For the rest of you with NFI what cryptocurrency even is, they still accept good ol’ Aussie coin.

Image credit: Andrew Wilson

The best American cities to celebrate the 4th of July

The best American cities to celebrate the 4th of July

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Whether you’re the front-runner in a hot dog-eating contest or decked out Uncle Sam-style at the annual parade, we can all agree that the 4th of July is America’s holiday to go all out.

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time Is Headed For Sydney

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time Is Headed For Sydney

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

Sydney might be a little slow on the uptake here, but we’re fiiiiiiinally scoring a performance of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time. And if you’re unsure, yes you absolutely need to book tickets. This one absolutely killed it when the Melbourne Theatre Company had its season (just quietly, it was a total sell-out), and it was a similar story on the West End. 

In the words of our Auckland Editor (who loved the show), it is based on the novel of the same name, and tells the story of Christopher John Francis Boone, who has Asperger’s Syndrome. The performance starts with a dog killed with a garden fork plunged through its body and Christopher standing above it—cue assumptions that he is the killer. Christopher then takes on the role of detective to get to the bottom of the crime. 

His search leads him to discover far more than he ever anticipated and, as his world is thrown upside down, the audience is with him every step of the way as he documents the experience in his own unique way. 

To nab yourself a ticket, you’ll need to head here

The details

What: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time When: Wednesday 4 July – Sunday 15 July Where: Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Cost: $99 – $150

Meanwhile, Monet's Water Lillies are coming to Sydney. See!

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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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Ladurée Are Now Doing Cocktails

Ladurée Are Now Doing Cocktails

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

By now, no doubt, you’re well aware of the wide array of delicious sweet treats that Ladurée are putting out there. From their massive range of perfect macarons to their delicate pastries, you know you’re going to have your sugar levels looked after upon visiting your local Ladurée.

But wait, there’s more. Yesterday the team announced that you can now get cocktails (and mocktails) at their Chadstone and Westfield Sydney stores like their Macaron Espresso Martini that you can feast your eyes on below.

We’ll be there asap.

Image credit: Ladurée

Co-founder Aashi’s recipe: Masala Fried Potatoes

by tsadmin @ Travel Off The Eaten Path

Check out this recipe from our co-founder Aashi as part of our Asian-inspired Thanksgiving theme this week! Easy to prepare, this masala fried potatoes recipe would make a delicious addition to any table. Aashi’s passion for cooking shines through — she’s both a skilled businesswoman and a great home cook! Read on for her recipe on how to make mouthwatering […]

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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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Beach bliss: Why Florianopolis is the hidden gem of Brazil

Beach bliss: Why Florianopolis is the hidden gem of Brazil

by Sarah Funk @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Hidden almost 500 miles away from the party city of Rio de Janeiro lies a Brazilian metropolis that you wish you knew about years ago: Florianopolis.

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Kylie Kwong – Australia-on-a-plate

by Admin @ Food and the Fabulous

Kylie Kwong, seasoned chef and TV celebrity is loved for her Australian-Chinese food and her Australia-on-a-plate approach. We caught up with her recently. Written by Ishay Govender-Ypma for Fine Dining Lover, 15 June 2017. Sydney-based chef and restaurateur, Kylie Kwong, opened her famed Billy Kwong restaurant in 2000. Since then, she’s appeared regularly on Australian [...]

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Feeling Hungary? Our perfect weekend in Budapest

Feeling Hungary? Our perfect weekend in Budapest

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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From Hanoi to Hội An: A Guide to Vietnamese Food - Insight Vacations

From Hanoi to Hội An: A Guide to Vietnamese Food - Insight Vacations


Insight Vacations

Explore dishes that range from the French-inspired Banh Mi to the ever-famous Pho, in this Guide to Vietnamese Food that will doubtless leave you hungry.

The best beaches in southeast Asia: a definitive guide

The best beaches in southeast Asia: a definitive guide

by Tim Edwards @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Everybody Loves Skyr

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

skyr breakfast bowl This cultured dairy just might be Iceland’s most adored export.Written for Culture Cheese Magazine, for the Wheys Less Traveled column, July 2017. (This article is written in American English) With its coal-black volcanic rock beaches, bright blue glaciers, steaming hot springs, and thundering waterfalls, Iceland is stunning. Most of its 325,000 [...]

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20 photos that prove how incredible the Galapagos Islands are

20 photos that prove how incredible the Galapagos Islands are

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Galapagos Islands: the most photogenic place on earth?

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Hanoi Street Food Guide: Bun Rieu

by Ed Pettitt @ Hanoi street food guide – Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Discover the incredible variety of dishes in the city streets with the help of our Hanoi Street Food Guide! Our Hanoi-based foodie expert delves into the tangy tomato, tofu and crab magic of Bun Rieu. Hanoi is a food lover’s dream – the choices seem endless; noodles of all shapes and sizes, fluffy rice, fried rice, sticky rice […]

Quest for Beauty: Meet the photographer fighting our idea of ‘normal’

Quest for Beauty: Meet the photographer fighting our idea of ‘normal’

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

What is beauty? Is it a 'perfect' body, impeccably straight teeth, a flawless complexion? Or something more intangible? We chat to Quest for Beauty founder, Sara Melotti.

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How to Best Prepare for Your First Silent Retreat

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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The Best Waterfalls Near Sydney

The Best Waterfalls Near Sydney

by Jessica Best @ The A List | The Urban List

I’m not sure what TLC sprinkled on their cereal every morning, but deciding not to chase waterfalls is a stupid and ridiculous idea.

We mean, who bloody wouldn’t want to visit spectacularly high gorges with cascading water falling hundreds of metres into a prehistoric rockpool? What about exploring secretive waterfalls hidden away in lush rainforests where you can recreate a scene from Blue Lagoon without anyone inadvertently photo-bombing you?

Strap your walking shoes on and brace yourself for some serious ‘Gram N Spam’, here are the best waterfalls you can actually visit in and around Sydney.

Drive West of Sydney

Wentworth Falls

Head towards the Blue Mountains for your dose of one of the most scenic waterfalls in Oz. Yeah, this bad boy is boasting some serious Lord Of The Rings vibes and a vista that’s nothing short of jaw-dropping.

Katoomba Falls

This one forms part of the Kedumba River and the best way to get here is to park up at Scenic World and following the Round Walk Trail. And P.S. You’ll want to stop at Juliet’s Balcony—that’s your first chance to check out the falls and a swift panoramic view to match.

 

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Minnehaha Falls

For something a lot more private, Minnehaha Falls is your go to. It’s a dreamy little place with a swimming hole so beautiful no ludicrous Hollywood set could ever rival it. To get there, drive through Katoomba to Yosemite and walk 15 minutes down from the car park. Be brave, breathe deep and take the plunge—this is one of Sydney’s best waterfalls and you won’t regret it!

Drive South of Sydney

Wattamolla Falls

Nearby, you’ll also be able to set your sights on Curracurrong Falls because when it comes to the Royal National Park, the falls are endless (well, kind of). You’ll also be within reach of Winifred Falls, which you’ll find if you take the mildly challenging 4km walk from Audley.

Paddy’s River Falls

Even further is Paddy’s River Falls, which has carved itself into the landscape to the west of the Australian Alps and therefore benefits from the melting snow. Time this one right and you’ll be onto a winner (this is one you can stand behind the water and feel like you’re the Last of the Mohicans).

 

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Fitzroy Falls

If you’ve still got a bit of time up your sleeve, there are couple of magnificent falls a little further south in the Southern Highlands—shout out to Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park. Basically, this is nature’s version of dropping it reaaaaal low. You’ll also find the Fairy Bower Falls around here which is just a mossy rainforest dream.

Carrington Falls

Located in Budderoo National Park, Carrington is the real deal when it comes to cascades, waterholes and rockpools. Yep the Kangaroo River plunges over 50 metres and you can watch this epic shower at Thomas Place, the resident picnic area. Honourable mention must go to Nellies Glen as well (which lies just a touch upstream from Carrington) for being one of Sydney’s most glorious swimming holes and a pretty lil’ waterfall.

Drive North of Sydney 

Waterfalls Way

Finally, Waterfalls Way should well and truly be on your adventure bucket list. Cue a 191km drive that weaves through the lush varying landscape of the New England Region. The tumbling waterfalls you’ll witness along this almighty road trip include Apsley, Ebor, Tia and Wollomombi Falls. 

 

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Collins Beach

If following lane dividers at your local swimming pool is getting more than a little bit tedious, then it’s probably time you headed north on a waterfall chasing road trip. FYI this one really takes the biscuit. If you’re feeling lazier than a hungover sloth, or you don’t trust your car’s ability to do the kilometres, then a dip under Collins Beach waterfall near Manly may be just the ticket to paradise. Let’s be real—it’s an easy win which we’re all about.

Gledhill Falls

Head up a little further to Ku-ring-gai National Park where the elusive Gledhill Falls hides. Brace yourself, this one is one of Sydney’s best waterfalls and it’ll blow your budgie smugglers right off. This beauty is home to a swimmable 10-metre pool beneath one charming as hell waterfall and you’ll also find a small sandy strip too on one side.

Meanwhile, these are all the best hidden beaches in Sydney.

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9 places you need to visit in Namibia

9 places you need to visit in Namibia

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Miso Soup Recipe You Can Easily Make at Home

by tsadmin @ Travel Off The Eaten Path

Miso soup is a classic Japanese dish eaten almost daily by many of the country’s residents. We asked our host Tamami to share her secrets for making this Japanese staple. While it might seem complex, the dish is actually incredibly simple to make once you have the ingredients on hand. Follow Tamami’s simple miso soup […]

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A Cheese Excursion Through Cape Town & Surrounds

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

South Africa’s food capital offers wheels, wedges, and wine aplenty. Written by Ishay Govender-Ypma for Culture Cheese Magazine , July 2017. A Cheese Excursion Through Cape Town. [Note this article is written in American English] Feature in the Culture Cheese Magazine For visitors and armchair travellers alike, Cape Town conjures visions of majestic Table Mountain, [...]

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

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

by Jen Hartin @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to pick the perfect travel agent

How to pick the perfect travel agent

by Nick Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We present a rough guide to ensure you find your travel agent soul mate and get the most out of your holiday.

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Hanoi Street Food Guide: Bun Ca

by Ed Pettitt @ Hanoi street food guide – Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Discover the incredible variety of dishes in the city streets with the help of our Hanoi Street Food Guide! Today Ed Pettit shares the bizarre combination of crispy fried fish in tangy soup in a bowl of Bun Ca! Ask most people who have travelled to Vietnam what their street food favourites were and you will […]

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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Responsible Travel in Cambodia

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

The sights of Cambodia are mighty to behold! From the majestic temples of Angkor, warm communities and lush landscapes, Cambodia has a great deal to offer any traveller. However, we at Buffalo Tours think it’s essential to note the importance of a responsible mindset and attitude when travelling to this dynamic nation. Responsible travel is […]

The most beautiful place you’ve never seen: Northern Brazil in photos

The most beautiful place you’ve never seen: Northern Brazil in photos

by Amanda Linardon @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There’s a part of Brazil that is mostly void of international tourists. It’s a little harder to get to, but it's worth it.

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Food blogger Robyn Eckhardt shares her favourite assam laksa recipe

Food blogger Robyn Eckhardt shares her favourite assam laksa recipe

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For renowned food writer and blogger Robyn Eckhardt, there’s only one recipe that does Asam Laksa justice.

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Explore Angkor Wat 4days

by Van Pham @ Vietnam Tours, Travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar

  Day 1: Arrival Siem Reap  Upon arrival Siem Reap, you will be welcomed by our tour guide/ driver and transfer to hotel for check in. Free & easy in your own way.    Day 2: Angkor Tour (B/L) To avoid the big crowd, you will get up early and enjoy breakfast, at 0700 am […]

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Hanoi Food Guide - Definitive Guide to Best Authentic Food

Hanoi Food Guide - Definitive Guide to Best Authentic Food


Travel Off The Eaten Path

The only guide you'll need to Hanoi's best food spots. A beautiful, visual guide + Google Map by Traveling Spoon to Hanoi's most authentic food spots

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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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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Top 10 Barcelona Restaurants for First-Time Visitors

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Barcelona expert Alex Sexton shares his Top 10 restaurant picks for anyone who wants to have a great meal in his favorite European city.

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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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Justin Timberlake Served (And Ate) Insects At His Album Launch

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

Pop singer Justin Timberlake is a woodsman now, everyone! If the album art for his latest release, Man of the Woods (out February 2nd), didn’t tip you off immediately, the menu for yesterday’s launch party in New York City should do the trick. The AP reports that partygoers enjoyed “ants coated in black garlic and […]

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Bún bò Huế – A great balance of flavors

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

Bún bò Huế (Hue beef noodle soup) is a speciality of Huế – former capital of Vietnam.… [...]

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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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Excursion Nha Trang Mui Ne Da Lat 7days

by Van Pham @ Vietnam Tours, Travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar

  Day 01: Fly to Nha Trang Fly to Cam Ranh – Nha Trang. Upon arrival, our guide and driver will be holding a sign with your name and welcome you at Cam Ranh Airport. Transfer to center of city to check in hotel. The rest day is free at leisure and overnight in Nha Trang.   […]

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September 2017 travel re-cap: family time in China

by Anna @ slightly astray

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but October has seriously been a whirlwind so far. And now I can’t believe it’s already the end of the month. So let’s hurry and re-cap September! August 25 – September 12: Shanghai, China September started on the happiest note with a trip to the new Shanghai Disneyland with my cousin!! September 1 is the first day of school in China. And so it’s also the first day of reduced Disneyland ticket prices....



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Our vegan fine dining experience at the highest hotel in the world

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Can we all just stop for a minute so we can talk about our vegan fine dining experience at the highest hotel in the world? You can probably tell it was exciting for us, right? Being anywhere that is the highest, tallest, biggest, hottest, smallest etc in the whole entire world always makes us a […]

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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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We sent an internet addict on a trip without phones. This is what happened

We sent an internet addict on a trip without phones. This is what happened

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

No phone. No internet. No cheating.

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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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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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Recipes from Istanbul: Selda’s Stuffed Zucchini

by tsadmin @ Travel Off The Eaten Path

Meet our host Selda from Istanbul, Turkey. Inspired by her father, a cook from the Black Sea region of Turkey, Selda prides herself for having a healthy take on traditional Turkish recipes. Selda inherited her father’s love of the kitchen, and is working to open a food studio where she hopes to entertain friends and hold workshops. Don’t expect common kebabs and other […]

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Off the beaten Track Ninh Binh & Pu Luong Nature Reserve 4days

by Van Pham @ Vietnam Tours, Travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar

Day 1: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Trang An (L) Our guide and driver will meet you at 8:30am to drive about 100 kilometres south to Hoa Lu the ancient capital of the Dinh and Le dynasties dating back to the 11th century. Not much of the capital remains, but fortunately some of its ruins […]

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Tomi Lahren's Great-Great-Grandfather Was An Illegal Immigrant Who Probably Forged His Papers

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Tomi Lahren's Great-Great-Grandfather Was An Illegal Immigrant Who Probably Forged His Papers

The top destinations for travel in February

The top destinations for travel in February

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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We rank the 7 best breakfasts in Paris

We rank the 7 best breakfasts in Paris

by Che-Marie Trigg @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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7 things to do in: Kakadu National Park

7 things to do in: Kakadu National Park

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Red Centre might be the beating heart of Australia, but Kakadu National Park is where the country goes to cool off. It’s a 20,000 square kilometer stretch of billabongs, wetlands, gorges and rivers.

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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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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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Mumbai Food Guide

by tsadmin @ Travel Off The Eaten Path

Explore the Best Food in Mumbai Planning a trip to Mumbai and want to find the best food the city has to offer? Check out our Mumbai food guide that features our favorite hidden food experiences and restaurants throughout this diverse city. From the best local markets to the crispest dosas to the most delicious […]

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20 Things You Must Eat In Hanoi - Food Republic

20 Things You Must Eat In Hanoi - Food Republic


Food Republic

Food-loving globetrotters, here’s a bit of sound advice: If you’re headed to Vietnam’s northern city of Hanoi, we’d recommend you pack a pair of elastic-banded pants. The city is a wonderland of cheap eats and drinks, offering an endless variety of soups, noodles, buns, rolls and sandwiches paired with plenty of fresh herbs — and fresh beer, too.

Hanoi Street Food Guide: Bun Cha, the BBQ Goodness!

by Ed Pettitt @ Hanoi street food guide – Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Finding street food in Hanoi, Vietnam is easy, but knowing how to pick the very best that the city has to offer, and knowing how to enjoy it as locals do, is a much more complicated task. Our resident Hanoi street food expert, Ed Pettit, sheds insight on Hanoi’s most iconic dishes, the savoury Bun […]

Sex, Lies, and Cobblestones: The Debaucherous Story Behind Malta’s Most Notorious Street

by Priscilla Totiyapungprasert @ Fodors Travel Guide

While the revelry may have quieted down, its reputation lives on. Valletta, the capital of Malta, has plenty to offer visitors in art, history, and high-brow entertainment. This UNESCO World Heritage Site and 2018 European Capital of Culture boasts theater performances, Baroque architecture, and relics from its military past. The fortified city is also home … Continued

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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Why you should add Southern Japan to your bucket list

Why you should add Southern Japan to your bucket list

by Robert Schrader @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With vast, dramatic landscapes and dramatically fewer tourists than the rest of the country—some places are all but deserted—Japan's south is in some ways its most authentic region, and certainly the least explored.

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Child Prodigy Chef Flynn McGarry Documentary To Debut At Sundance

Child Prodigy Chef Flynn McGarry Documentary To Debut At Sundance

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Flynn McGarry has cooked at some of the country’s top restaurants like Alinea, Alma and Eleven Madison Park, created supper clubs and hosted numerous pop-ups in Los Angeles and New York City all before the age of 17. Now at 19 years old, McGarry’s back in the headlines, this time to star in the documentary Chef Flynn. […]

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

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

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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25 Fun and Interesting Facts about Borneo that will inspire you to go

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Borneo. You probably know it for its rainforests, orangutans and world-class scuba diving. But there’s a lot more to this lush tropical island. Did you know that its jungles provide a rich habitat for rare creatures? It’s also home to the world’s largest (and most pungent) flower, its richest monarch and the highest peak in

Read 25 Fun and Interesting Facts about Borneo that will inspire you to go on Backyard Travel.

A definitive list of everything you should eat in Florence

A definitive list of everything you should eat in Florence

by Emma Gibbins @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’ve hunted down the best spots in Florence to grab breakfast, lunch and dinner (along with a few extra treats along the way).

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Best of 2017 – Our Food and Travel Favorites

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

2017 was a busy year for the 2foodtrippers. We traveled to three continents, 13 countries and too many cities to count. Check out the food and travel experiences that were our best of 2017. We began the year 2017 without definite plans. Perhaps we could plan our calendar way in advance as some ‘type A’ people probably do, but what’s the fun in that? Sometimes, we’re just hanging around our Naples, Italy apartment and, all of a sudden, the spark of travel shoots across our brains and, on a whim, we ...

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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What 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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Start your engines: our ultimate guide to overland travel

Start your engines: our ultimate guide to overland travel

by Tom Barber @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Meet the award-winning photographer making Utah look good

Meet the award-winning photographer making Utah look good

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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2018| VIETNAM MUSEUM of ETHNOLOGY| Entrance fee – Opening hour – Map

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

ALL ABOUT VIETNAM MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY (Entrance fee – Opening hour – Map) As Vietnam is a multi-ethnics nation composed of 54 ethnic groups, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology plays an important role in preserving and presenting the cultural heritage of various ethnic groups. This place is a must-see for people who want to have more knowledge about Vietnamese histories and culture. Another place that also contributes a lot in preserving the cultural heritage of Vietnam is Temple of Literature. Please click here to read A. Introduction A.1. Cultural value: The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a convergence of cultures and […]

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A guide to traditional Chinese street food

A guide to traditional Chinese street food

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Tayla Gentle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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10 Places You Wish You Were Instead Of At Your Desk RN

10 Places You Wish You Were Instead Of At Your Desk RN

by Shannon Coward @ The A List | The Urban List

Welcome to 2018. We bet you're wondering why the hell you're sitting at your desk right now, as your other (some might say, smarter) colleagues took an extra week to lounge around eating the last of the leftovers, or to swan off overseas to top up their tan. We feel you. The real world has rolled back around—and it feels remarkably like work in 2017...

Instead of doing actual work, spend your precious brain space fantasising of the 10 places you wish you were instead at your desk RN. 

#1. Whitehaven Beach

Australia

If there’s anything that screams perfect daydream material, it’s sitting on 98% silica sand while the crystal clear ocean laps at your feet. The incredible Whitehaven Beach, located a short boat ride from Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays Queensland, has all your tropical island dreams covered and then some with its mind-boggling beauty and location on the edge of the Great  Barrier Reef. There’s a reason this stunning natural wonder is plastered across every Australian tourism campaign and it really needs to be seen to be believed. Plus, you could totally combine your trip to Whitehaven with a stay at luxe accommodation on nearby Hamilton Island for the ultimate island escape. Throw in a palm leaf and we’re sold.

#2. Plitvice Lakes National Park

Croatia

A hidden gem more than worthy of a shout out, Croatia’s Plitvice Lake National Park is a nature-lover’s dream come true. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Plitvice Lakes National Park marks the point where 16 crystal-esque lakes flow into each through a series of waterfalls and cascades. An 18km wooden footbridge meanders through the water and butterflies do their thing all over the heavily-forested area. The water is so turquoise you’ll find yourself questioning whether they secretly dyed it and if you visit in winter, you might just find an ice-covered wonderland that would make for one sick ‘gram picture. Plitvice Lakes might also be as close as you’ll get to steeping onto the set of a real life Disney movie. Talk about magical AF.

#3. Gion

Japan

Located in Kyoto, Japan’s cultural hub and former capital, Gion is a must-see on any Japanese adventure. Referred to informally as the geisha district, Gion is a gorgeous slice of the Japan of ages past, nestled smack bang in the middle of a bustling, thriving city that effortlessly blends modern and traditional. Think wooden buildings, winding alleyways, traditional gift shops and the chance to spot a geisha or maiko (a geisha’s apprentice) making their way between appointments at the myriad teahouses dotting the district. Gion is also home to a number of sights, including the famous Kiyomizu-dera temple which offers to-die-for views over Kyoto, if you can’t get your fill just by wandering the stone pathways. BRB, looking up when the next flight leaves for Japan.

#4. The Alhambra

Spain

Topping many a “things you have to see before you die” list, the Alhambra is, well, actually something you have to see before you die. Let’s just say, it makes sitting at your desk sound pretty dang boring. Drawing heavily on its Arabic ancestry, the Alhambra is a fortress complex located in Granada that manages to blend historical significance with stunning architectural brilliance in all the right ways. To start with, the Alhambra offers killer views over the city of Granada and the surrounding meadows. It was built primarily in the 13th century when the first king of the Nasrid dynasty decided to make the fortress the royal residence. It’s from this period that much of the architectural elements –including wooden filigree archways and that iconic central fountain – that make the Alhambra so gorgeous are from. Oh and did we mention that the aim of the architects designing the Alhambra was to cover every single space with decoration, no matter how big or small said space was. Leave work early, head to the airport, fly to Spain, go to the Alhambra, thank us later.

#5. Edinburgh

Scotland

Ah Scotland, we might just have a tiny crush on you after binge-watching Outlander on Netflix. Which is why we just had to put Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city and voted the most walkable city in the U.K. (take that, London), on this list. Edinburgh is home to many a cultural monument, including the perfectly medieval Edinburgh Castle and the Museum of Edinburgh - which just so happens to be located inside a 16th-century house. If you’re more the type to emerge after the sun has gone down, spend your time exploring the haunted alleyways of Mary King’s Close or hit up the local pub for the best whisky you’ll ever taste. Just don’t forget to head out of town and climb Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano that also offers gorgeous views over the city below. Ugh, why can’t we be working in Scotland right now.

#6. Skaftafell National Park

Iceland

And here we were thinking that the rock formations of Ireland’s Giants Causeway were impressive when Skaftafell National Park came onto the scene and blew us all away. Located in gorgeous Iceland, Skaftafell is the epicentre of the largest national park in Europe, Vatnajokull National Park, and lies on the southern edge of the breathtaking Vatnajokull Glacier. The park is a land of contrasts, promising you the chance to see everything from active volcanoes to glaciers to flat, sandy plains to glacier rivers – all in the same place. Skaftafell is also home to the Kristinartindar Peaks, a dramatic rock formation from which a waterfall plummets one metre into the lush park below. And that’s all before we get to the variety of hiking trails that wind through the 5000 square kilometres of natural beauty that the park claims as its own. Psh, who needs a job anyway, if you need us we’ll be adventuring in Iceland.

#7. Old Havana

Cuba

Okay, okay, so the pinnacle of chilly northern wandering isn’t really your thing. What about the colourful, bustling, tropical flair of Old Havana, in Cuba? Old Havana is the second most populated borough of modern Havana and is contained within the original Havana city walls. It is also the best placed to be completely immersed in the Havana of long ago. This is a Havana where rumba music floats through cobbled streets, where narrow lanes meander past Cuban-Baroque-meets-Art-Nouveau buildings and where the locals sip coffee and chat like they’ve been doing for many a-year. In other words, it’s pretty wanderlust inducing. Stay in a hotel that once played host to Winston Churchill, explore the brightly hued Plaza Vieja or spend the day exploring Havana’s revolutionary past at Museo de la Ciudad. Whatever you choose, it’s got to be better than staring gloomily out the window at all the not-Old Havana you’re surrounded by. Yes, you can thank us later.

#8. Banff National Park

Canada

Located in the iconic Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park is Canada’s first national park and is home to some breathtaking examples of that alpine beauty we all know and love about Canada. Lake Louise, a turquoise pool of pure postcard perfect beauty, serves as the park’s main jumping off point before you move on to the too-pretty-to-be-real Sunshine Meadows (the name, guys, the name) or the jagged peaks of the Icefields Parkway. To help with painting the picture of how freaking incredible Banff National Park is, imagine that scene in The Sound of Music when Maria is singing her heart out to the rolling green hills around her. Banff makes that scenery look like your attempt at Pictionary after a few too many drinks. So, what are you waiting for?

#9. Chiang Mai

Thailand

Chiang Mai is a beacon when it comes to sought after travel destinations at the moment but the temple city of Thailand is attracting so much buzz for a very good reason. Serving as the hub of Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is the perfect place to kick back and get some much needed R&R while remaining in close proximity to activities galore. Pick from one of the many temples peeking out from behind every corner, thanks to the city’s position as the former seat of the Lanna kingdom, or spend your time wandering the backstreets and sampling the many flavours of Thai cuisine. Did someone say authentic pad Thai and grilled pork in banana leaf? Drool. Uh yeah, you can totally get away with chucking a sickie for a whole week (or four). We’ll see you at the airport.

#10. Ggantija

Malta

An underappreciated hidden gem good for more than just filming locations for a bunch of hit TV shows (Game of Thrones, anyone?), Malta is well-worth an addition to any perpetual wander-lusting daydreams. Malta, an island located between Malta and the North African coast, is home to a number of historic sites that remain as evidence of its former rulers, including the Romans, Moors, French and British. The most famous of these has to be Ggantija, a temple complex on the Mediterranean Island of Gozo that is older than the pyramids of Egypt. They are also the world’s second oldest existing manmade religious structures, losing out only to Gobekli Tepe in Turkey. You can actually wander through the ruins of the complex, marvelling at the ingenuity of construction from before society was really a thing. Getting to explore the almost-oldest structure in the world AND having the chance to live your best life on a Mediterranean island? Sign us the heck up!

Ready to pack your bags and get exploring? Make sure to check out our travel page for all the destinations worth knowing about.

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Why Is It Worth Discovering Authentic Nyonya Food ?

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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A local’s guide to the hidden gems of Paris

A local’s guide to the hidden gems of Paris

by Selina Sykes @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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7 times a travel ban changed the world for good

7 times a travel ban changed the world for good

by Britt Skrabanek @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The weird and wonderful of China

by Anna @ slightly astray

Every time I go to China, I make more interesting observations about the culture there. I absolutely love some of the traditions and customs, and some completely baffle me. About 1.5 years ago, I wrote a heartfelt piece about Lessons From Time Spent in China. This time, I thought I would put together a fun little list of the weird and wonderful things I’ve discovered about China, accompanied with some of my favorite photos from the past 1+ year. If...



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Instagram Stories: How I Edit with Pretty Fonts and More

by Jessica Wright @ Bon Traveler

This past month, I’ve received numerous emails on Instagram stores with how I edit with pretty fonts and more. So I thought I would take some time to help those who are looking to up their game with Stories. It’s a great way to engage and more importantly, another opportunity to share your content!  So [...]

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Your essential guide to sailing jargon

Your essential guide to sailing jargon

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re just starting to cut your teeth on life at sea, here’s the essential guide to sailing that every beginner should know.

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3 of the Best Cities in Spain for Food-Focused Travel

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Find out which destinations were endorsed by over 118 million real reviews from global travelers on Booking.com as the best food cities in Spain.

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Let’s Hue

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

Let’s Hue-Local Buddies started with a small group of undergraduates and graduates.… [...]

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Local faces: Intrepid’s February photo comp results are in

Local faces: Intrepid’s February photo comp results are in

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

How do you judge one face against another? Is it the way the eyes seem to pierce your soul? Or a candid smile caught on camera?

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5 ways to stop seasickness

5 ways to stop seasickness

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Ultimate Travel Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam - Drew Binsky

Ultimate Travel Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam - Drew Binsky


Drew Binsky

I lived in Hanoi for 4 months and I absolutely love this city! In this blog post, find out my best tips for what to do, eat and see in Vietnam's capital!

9 Must-Try Street Foods in Hanoi

9 Must-Try Street Foods in Hanoi


Fodors Travel Guide

Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, is famously home to some of the most incredible street food in the world.

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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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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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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Punch Up Your Steak With Homemade Korean Ssamjang

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

We know, we know. You were about to say, “Good steak doesn’t need sauce.” But you’d be missing out on an extra tasty, spicy, funky sauce if you didn’t marinate and dress your beef with homemade Korean ssamjang. Our friends at ChefSteps partnered with Portland, Oregon chef Gregory Gourdet on this recipe for sauced-up steak to […]

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The Ultimate Hanoi Street Food Guide - I Like Local Blog

The Ultimate Hanoi Street Food Guide - I Like Local Blog


I Like Local Blog

Hanoi is a food heaven if you are a food lover. It provides you with the opportunity to spend at least 10 days eating your way through the city without having the same meal twice. Same with the number of great restaurants and street food stalls. You can eat the best food, more often than …

Club Med: Intrepid’s May photocomp results are in

Club Med: Intrepid’s May photocomp results are in

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Food fight: five of the world’s most controversial food rivalries

Food fight: five of the world’s most controversial food rivalries

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Tacos or burritos? Laksa or ramen? Reubens or Cubanos? Read on to see which dishes came out on top.

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Everything You Should Have Streamed In 2017

Everything You Should Have Streamed In 2017

by Sarah Hilton @ The A List | The Urban List

If 2017 was a busy year and you really didn’t keep up with allll the streaming trends, then we’ll forgive you just this once. 

Let’s forget about those New Year’s goals and instead take January as an opportunity to catch up on all those missed binges. Whether it’s obsessing over Hawkins and the Upside Down to talking about sex with your mum, we’ve compiled the perfect list to make sure your butt will be planted on the couch for dayyyyyys.

Hot tip: keep your out of office on for a few more days.

Podcasts

My Dad Wrote A Porno

No doubt you already know plenty (read: wayyyy too much) about our friend Belinda, but a new season of this cracking podcast has just dropped and if you’re not on this yet, you need to be. What could be better than hearing an average English bloke read his dad’s porno to his two best mates? Nothing, that’s what.

Up For A Chat

This podcast is like listening in on a convo that you wish you could be a part of. Three ahhh-mazing women discuss how to live life to the max and be more positive, as well as touching on all the good stuff like relationships, healthiness and mindsets. If you need a little morning boost to get you through the day, Up For A Chat can help for sure. 

Ctrl Alt Delete

This funky podcast revolves around blogger Emma Gannon who interviews women she admires. We’re already sold TBH but if you need more, we’ll give you more. Each interview focuses on female empowerment and business in a super witty, super chilled way. We’re all over this one.

Working

If your crap week is caused by your crap job, then this podcast is calling your name. Each week on Working, regular people are interviewed from all fields and all careers imaginable. And they’re spilling the beans on what gets them out of bed each morning and how they stay pumped for their jobs daily.

Anna Faris Is Unqualified

Because Anna Faris is just funny AF, her new podcast is 100% laughs on laughs on laughs. The format of the podcast is kind of all over the place (a bit like your mental state RN) but it is just what you need to boost your mood and make you giggle. 

My Favourite Murder

Crime and comedy. Yep, My Favourite Murder is a double whammy and an absolute cracker of a podcast. This one steers on the lighter side of true crime listenings as Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark bring the laughs with some epic conversational play. These two legends recount one of their favourite murders per week, from recent and historic times (while maintaining all sensitivities) and have worked up a legion of fans who dub themselves ‘murderinos’. We may or may not be part of this #MFM following. Who knows. Duh, we absolutely are.

Sex Talk With My Mom

Sex Talk With My Mom is like the NSFW (and more education version) of My Dad Wrote A Porno. This podcast shares advice on sex, hooking up and relationships from the perspective of a 20-something guy and his 50-something mum. As you’d imagine it’s super honest and super awkward, but absolutely in a good way.

Invisibilia

Invisibilia from NPR has to be one of the most interesting and thought-provoking podcasts on this list. It explores the invisible forces that control our behaviour, and whether we can possibly have any control over those forces. A great episode to start with is their two-parter on emotions (of course this subject deserves a double ep), where they delve into how emotions are conceptualised through two hard-hitting stories that will keep you thinking well after the episode ends.

TV

Riverdale 

Three words: Riverdale Season Two. We know we don’t have to say any more than that. Come back to us when you’ve binge-raced through this epic TV show because this beauty has left its mark on 2017 and we’re so ready for more #dedicated.

Queen Of Versailles

Imagine a ‘house’ with ten kitchens, a bowling alley and wardrobes the size of your apartment. This is an actual reality for the self-titled ‘Queen of Versailles’, a billionaire who decides to build the biggest house in America, modelled after none other than the Palace of Versailles. Unfortunately for the ‘Queen’, the 2008 global financial crisis hits her husband’s billion-dollar empire hard and the dream of their fairytale castle crumbles—fast.

Stranger Things 

This bad boy practically exploded in 2017, bringing back to life the happenings of Hawkins, Indiana. And if you haven’t already started this series (honestly, you’re lucky to have us), well you now have two seasons to get through and can consider this weekend sorted. You’re welcome.

Killer Kids From gang initiations to hate crimes to revenge killings, Killer Kids shares the details of kids as young as the age of 13 who have been found guilty of murder. Netflix’s Killer Kids series will have you watching with your jaw dropped when you see what these kids are capable of at such a young age. Plus there are more than 40 episodes for you to binge—since you won’t be getting any sleep.

Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers is an absolutely bizarre story of amputee John Woods who finds himself in a custody battle to reclaim his mummified leg from a man who found it in a grill he bought at a storage unit auction. Yeah, you really can’t make this stuff up. This will probably be the most WTF-yet-strangely-touching thing you’ll watch all year that will REALLY make you appreciate your comparatively normal and boring AF life.

Top Of The Lake: China Girl

I’ll admit it: I may have only clicked on this trailer because I saw Brienne of Tarth in POPO gear and got confused, however, we’re sure it’s also quality TV.

Want more? Okay, here you go.

Image credit: Stanger Things, Netflix

7 Iconic Foods That Will Make You Want to Be a New Yorker

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

You haven’t fully explored New York City until you’ve toured its unique multi-cultural cuisine. Every borough offers up its own gastronomic delights. And just when you think you’ve seen and tasted it all, a new food obsession explodes onto the scene. That’s what makes the Big Apple’s cuisine so exciting! But for every hot new trend, […]

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Ichi, ni, san! A photography guide to Japan

Ichi, ni, san! A photography guide to Japan

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Souvenirs of Southeast Asia: A Little Something for Everyone

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Shopping for souvenirs on your journey can be a daunting task, but most major tourist hubs across the continent feature a wide-variety of unique gifts to bring back to your loved ones. If you’re concerned about finding something special, we’re here to help! Here’s a list of souvenirs for each one of our South Asian […]

Mi gusto: A guide to Barcelona’s La Boqueria

Mi gusto: A guide to Barcelona’s La Boqueria

by Julia D'Orazio @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you want to observe the Spanish food chain, from the depths of the Mediterranean to the green farmlands of Galicia, there's only one place to go: La Boqueria.

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The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Seoul, South Korea

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

South Korea is booming. Over 17 million tourists visited the country in 2016, a number that will only grow as Korean pop culture continues to find its way into the global mainstream. Whether you're into K-pop, K-dramas, cosmetics, or kimchi, there is so much to be excited about in this burgeoning megacity called Seoul.

Kimye Have Had Their Third Child And Is This The Biggest News Of 2018?

Kimye Have Had Their Third Child And Is This The Biggest News Of 2018?

by Catherine Blake @ The A List | The Urban List

Yes, the second most highly anticipated child of the year has been born (here's looking at you Middleton!), and once again the internet's on fire. Earlier this morning, Kim herself posted a message on her website following her daughter’s birth. As expected, most of the tantalising details are being withheld, but here’s what we know about the latest member of America’s royal family:

Sex: Female Star sign: Capricorn Weight: 7 lb 6 oz Name: TBD Surrogate: Kylie Jenner (also TBD)

This last detail, or lack thereof, is driving us wild with speculation right now—not least because we've seen hide nor hair of her in months. As we wait for news of a naming, more than a few theories are brewing amongst the painfully curious.

Having gone a bit left of field to name their first two kids (for anyone not familiar with the Kardashian West children, their names are North and Saint. Because of course they are), will Kimye follow suit and stay within the realms of dictionary words? Will they push the envelope further and gift us with a moniker defying phonetic logic? Or will they pull a total 180 and name her Karen?

Anything could happen at this point so place your bets now as to what direction you think they’ll go in. Correct guesses win bragging rights. 

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10 reasons why you should travel to Nha Trang, Vietnam

10 reasons why you should travel to Nha Trang, Vietnam

by Amber Dunlap @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Japan in one week: The ultimate guide

Japan in one week: The ultimate guide

by Cynthia Chou @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Brownie Batter Bento Boxes Exist And They’re Dessert Goals

Brownie Batter Bento Boxes Exist And They’re Dessert Goals

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

Gone are the days when your stock standard bento box was what you craved on the weekend, those need to step aside for the moment because Melbourne baker extraordinaire Proof Is In The Pudding has just released a brownie batter version and we need it in our face ASAP.

These boxes of absolute goodness are designed to be shared with a friend and are ideal for a night on the couch in front of Netflix. The Brownie Batter Bento features a ton of Belgian couverture brownie batter as well as an array of add-ons and mix-ins such as Smarties, almonds, Mars, and more.

There are three versions of the bento available, the Chocoholic, Very Vegan, and Gluten Gone, so they’re catering for everyone. All Brownie Batter Bentos can be pre-ordered on the Proof Is In The Pudding website, you just need to pick your preferred date*.

*That Melbourne trip you were thinking about needs to happen sooner rather than later.

ICYMI, Tim Tam-stuffed doughnuts are now totally a thing, too. Read all about it here.

Image credit: Proof Is In The Pudding

Ho, Over and Pygmy Caves Open To Visitors

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Jungle Boss, a local tour operator in Quang Binh Province had announced that they will run new tour to  Ho (Tiger), Over and Pygmy Caves. Since the beginning this year, Quang Binh authorities allowed open exploration tours to Pygmy, the fourth largest in the world in the […]

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Hanoi Street Food Guide: Bun Ngao, the Perfect Summer Soup

by Ed Pettitt @ Hanoi street food guide – Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Discover the incredible variety of dishes in the city streets with the help of our Hanoi Street Food Guide! Today Ed Pettit shares his perfect summer soup, Bun Ngao. This week I find a new dish. Light, fresh and perfect for those hot Hanoi days, it is a shame it’s finally autumn. You may think that I […]

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

by Stephen @ My Five Acres

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

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to Eat (and Cook) Like a Local in Rome

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

It’s not enough to know WHERE and WHAT to eat when you travel. You also need to learn a little about the HOW of it. Following the local food customs can significantly reduce friction between visitors and locals while increasing the overall enjoyment of your stay. When it comes to food and drink, every culture has […]

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7 unique Italian dishes to try, by region

7 unique Italian dishes to try, by region

by Melissa Ariganello @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here are seven Italian dishes you likely haven’t tried yet, in a region-by-region guide that'll leave you drooling...

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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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5 best restaurants in Saigon

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

This is not really an easy list to compile, as there are many great restaurants in Saigon. In fact Saigon is famous for it’s restaurant culture and for the excellent selection of top tier restaurants. Saigon is the perfect place for excellent eateries, nestled along the Saigon river and boasting excellent weather all the year […]

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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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Long Tan and Nui Dat Old Battle fields Full Day

by Van Pham @ Vietnam Tours, Travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar

Our guide will pick you up at hotel in Sai Gon/ Or Phu My Port/ or Vung Tau Port, in Vung Tau who will take you to Long Tan and Nui Dat Old Battlefields. Your first stop of the day is the former Nui Dat Task Force Base (Nui Dat SS Hill) where two pillars […]

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Insight of Vietnam 16days

by Van Pham @ Vietnam Tours, Travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar

Day 01: Fly to Hanoi Fly to Hanoi, upon arrival, our shuttles bus & guide will be holding a sign with your name and welcome you at Noi Bai International airport, transferred to your hotel for check in. The rest day is free at leisure and overnight in Hanoi.   Day 02: Hanoi City Tour […]

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Best of Hanoi

Best of Hanoi


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Ten quintessential Hanoi foods that everyone’s gotta taste… 1. Bun Cha – Charcoal Grilled Pork Patties with Vermicelli Noodles and Herbs Where: Bun Cha Nem Cua Be Dac Kim (67 Duon…

Navigating your way around Mexico City

Navigating your way around Mexico City

by Elle Hardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to do Nepal during monsoon season

How to do Nepal during monsoon season

by Joni Taisey @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

by Jane @ My Five Acres

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

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Best Photos of 2016 & Plans for the Coming Year

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

11 of my best photos this year, as decided by readers.

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Around the World in 10 Cultured Dairy Products

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

A selection of popular and lesser-known cultured dairy for Fine Dining Lovers, 21 March 2016. Icelandic Skyr There’s renewed enthusiasm about the cultured dairy products of our forefathers. Food historian Anne Mendelson (Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages) thinks the interest in ancient milkways may stem from the “growing “know [...]

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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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Confessions of a solo female traveller

Confessions of a solo female traveller

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You can eat what you want, when you want and where you want. You can change your itinerary because you feel like it (just let people you trust know where you are). You make the rules.

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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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How to eat like a local in Sri Lanka

How to eat like a local in Sri Lanka

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Say yes to breakfast hoppers. Every time.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Bangkok, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and its biggest city by far. It's a top tourist destination which is consistently ranked among the world's most visited cities. In fact, so popular and beloved is Bangkok that it was voted the "World's Best City" by Travel + Leisure magazine readers for four consecutive years. Spend a few days there and you'll get its appeal.

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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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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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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Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi has complex layers of culture to distinguish itself from others big cities in Vietnam. The border between the ancient Hanoi and the Hanoi of modernity and luxury one is not chaotic but unusually remarkable: With a walk down the same street, one can admire an antique Buddhist temple and soon after, the French architecture […]

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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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Tokyo’s Top 8 Shopping Spots That’s Perfect For Every Shopaholic (Muslim-Friendly Food Nearby!)

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

Travelling is not complete until some damage is done to your wallet. Duh, we’re talking about shopping! In that glorious moment, you won’t only think about yourself but about all the friends and family members who are eagerly waiting for you to come home with their souvenirs 🛍 Credit: Giphy But that’s the joy in shopping […]

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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Dining Guide to the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam

Dining Guide to the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam


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Where to eat in the Old Quarter if you are looking for the best restaurants in Hanoi Vietnam

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Hanoi Street Food Guide: Ngan Nuong, Duck Sizzler

by Ed Pettitt @ Hanoi street food guide – Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Finding street food in Hanoi, Vietnam is easy, but knowing how to pick the very best that the city has to offer, and knowing how to enjoy it as locals do, is a much more complicated task. Our resident Hanoi street food expert, Ed Pettit sinks his teeth into the  scrumptious yet often overlooked ngan nuong or […]

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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Ho Chi Minh City Hosts 12th Taste of The World Festival

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Excellent cuisines of Vietnam and foreign countries will be introduced at 100 booths at the 12th Taste of the World festival scheduled for January 11-14 in Ho Chi Minh City. The event, jointly held by the municipal Department of Tourism and the Viet Nam Tourism Association, […]

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Where to find the best street art in NYC

Where to find the best street art in NYC

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The essential Galapagos Islands packing guide

The essential Galapagos Islands packing guide

by Elizabeth Zahur @ Intrepid Travel Blog

To make the most of your time in this amazing archipelago, you need to be prepared.

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

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

by World Animal Protection @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Sydney’s Monthly Vegan Market Is Back For 2018

Sydney’s Monthly Vegan Market Is Back For 2018

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

Hold onto your kale, vegan friends, Sydney's monthly vegan market is back this Sunday for first market of 2018 and it’s got your animal-loving names allllllll over it. In case you weren’t already spoilt enough living in such a vegan-friendly city like Sydney, this monthly market is wall-to-wall cruelty-free goodies and TBH, it's just a damn good time.

Hosted by the legends at Vegan NSW (formerly The Vegan Society), this is a market with a difference. You better believe they're selling epic produce, beautiful home products and delish sweet treats, but everything is 100% vegan. Oh yes, finally you can go HAM without asking three thousand questions about the origin of your food. It’s exciting times people. 

Excited? Yeah, you should be. Head here for more details. 

The Details

What: Sydney Vegan Market When: Third Sunday of each month, 9am – 4pm.  Where: 100 Marrickville Road, Marrickville Cost: entry is a $5 donation

Here are all our other fave markets. 

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A Boozy Harry Potter Brunch Is Coming To A Hidden Sydney Location

A Boozy Harry Potter Brunch Is Coming To A Hidden Sydney Location

by Simone Jovel @ The A List | The Urban List

2018 needs to take a nap. Quite frankly there’s way too much excitement and nearly three weeks in, we’re struggling to keep up! The latest OTT event news to drop on our fair city is nothing short of magical—a bottomless Harry Potter brunch is headed our way!

Oh yes. It’ll be tipples and butter beer all ‘round folks. Coming to a hidden (AKA top secret) location in Sydney’s CBD, we’re told it will be the brunch of the year. You’ll eat, drink and make merry with a few of your favourite Hogwarts crew. Trust us when we say, you’ll want to dress up for this one.

There’ll even be Quidditch, sorting ceremonies and a couple of cheeky wand lessons. We know, deep breaths.

Sign up here for more details.

Image credit: The Wizard's Brunch

Yes, there is a place called Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Yes, there is a place called Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Pyramids, Great Barrier Reef, Angkor Wat…and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.

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Finally, A Home Biogas Converter That Won’t Break The Bank

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

When it comes to gas for heating your home and cooking, you’re pretty much tied to the utility company. HomeBiogas is a new home biogas converter and digester Kickstarted by 677 backers who pledged nearly half a million dollars to bring the idea of a waste-reducing independent fuel supply into fruition. What’s more, perks included donations to areas in need of steady […]

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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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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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How to travel Iceland on a budget

How to travel Iceland on a budget

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Zayaan Khan – Food Activist

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

  Featured in Kulula's inflight magazine, Khuluma.   Food activist, seed librarian and community-driven leader, Zayaan Khan is changing the foodscape from the ground up. Written for Kululu's inflight magazine, Khuluma, 21 June 2017   Food As Sustenance, Knowledge, Life “Try this,” Capetonian Zayaan Khan (32) says, a headscarf draped loosely bandana-style over [...]

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Joanne’s British Scones Recipe, for Afternoon Tea

by tsadmin @ Travel Off The Eaten Path

Scones are a classic British treat typically enjoyed during afternoon tea. The scones made by Traveling Spoon host Joanne were some of the favorite things we tasted during our travels in London. Joanne hosts travelers for an authentic afternoon tea in her home, and, an avid baker, bakes a variety of tea-time treats that she […]

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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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North India in one week: The ultimate guide

North India in one week: The ultimate guide

by Jack Cummings @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Top Ten Cultural, Sport, Tourism Events In 2017

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

On 10th January the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced the top ten cultural, sport, tourism events in 2017. Following is the list of standout events: * Outstanding cultural events:  -Xoan singing and the art of Bai Choi were added to the UNESCO Representative List of […]

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

by Jane @ My Five Acres

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My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

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

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Muslim food guide in Hanoi - Holidays.SG

Muslim food guide in Hanoi - Holidays.SG


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Finding Muslim halal food and Muslim-friendly hotels can be tricky in Hanoi. Read our guide for more information on food and hotels for Muslim travellers.

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 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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Alentejo Portugal

by Ishay @ Food and the Fabulous

Featured in the SAA Sawubona inflight magazine Across an enchanting landscape of mountains, plains, rivers and ancient ruins, Ishay Govender-Ypma feasted on the flavours of the Alentejo, the breadbasket and wine barrel of Portugal. Written for SAA Sawubona inflight magazine, 21 July 2017   Acorns and Pastries “At one time we only fed [...]

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10 apps to help you take better travel photos

10 apps to help you take better travel photos

by Ashley Rossi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The Best Unique Food Gifts for Food Travelers

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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The Essential Gluten Free Guide to Vietnam

The Essential Gluten Free Guide to Vietnam


Legal Nomads

A gluten free guide to Vietnam, which includes foods that are safe, foods to avoid, & a detailed translation card in Vietnamese written by a celiac.

A Tour of the United Kingdom in Cakes and Biscuits

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

No journey to the UK is complete without a slice of cake or a nibble on a biscuit. We take you from Scotland to the south of England, listing their well-known and less commonly known tea-time treats.

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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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7 natural wonders in Europe you haven’t discovered yet

7 natural wonders in Europe you haven’t discovered yet

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Julia D'Orazio @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Bottoms Up – Budapest Ruin Bars and Beyond

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Feeling thirsty in Hungary? Check out our favorite places to drink including hip Budapest ruin bars plus cool spots for beer, cocktails and wine. Finding a bar in Budapest is like finding hay in a haystack. The Hungarian capital has a lot of drinking establishments, many filled with young professionals and visiting tourists. Though infamous for its funky ruin bars, the river split city also has traditional pubs, classy wine lounges and even spa bars. Yes, you can imbibe at Budapest bars while getting your soak on. We visited our first (but ...

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Thrillable Hours: Karen Walrond, Speaker, Photographer & Bestselling Author

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

New Thrillable Hours Q&A about life after law with Karen Walrond, a former lawyer. Now, Karen is a public speaker, photographer, and bestselling author.

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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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Hanoi in 2 days: Exploring Hanoi’s Old Quarter by Foot

by Gracia Teo @ Hanoi Food Guide – Thekeepersmap

A 2D1N walking guide on what to do, eat and see in Old Quarter. Sample local Vietnamese street food, enjoy affordable massages, visit Hoan Kiem Lake & more.

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

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

by Alexie Seller @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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7 Best Banh mi Hanoi – TripAdvisor highly recommended

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

One of 41 things to do in Hanoi is to taste banh mi Hanoi – a symbol of Vietnamese street food and a signal of modern Vietnam lifestyle. It promises to turn your Hanoi Local Experience into the TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY Vietnamese taste adventure.  I. What is BANH MI? Banh mi has been recognized as TOP 10 most delicious sandwiches in the world by Traveller. Not only Vietnamese, a lot of celebrities could not resist the mouthful taste of banh mi. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull or famous Chef Gordon Ramsay and Anthony Bourdain all highly recommend banh mi as must-try […]

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Vegan Guide to the Maldives

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Ah the Maldives! Possibly one of the most beautiful places on earth with crystal clear waters, wildlife, white sand beaches and sunsets to die for. Heading to the Maldives is often a trip of a lifetime, perhaps for your honeymoon or to celebrate something special, or maybe just for an indulgent trip to paradise. But no […]

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9 things I wish I’d known before visiting Death Valley

9 things I wish I’d known before visiting Death Valley

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

1. Death Valley is big It’s obvious if you look at a map, but I didn’t really grasp just how big Death Valley was until I got there. For example,…

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Delicious Moroccan Zaalouk Recipe

by tsadmin @ Travel Off The Eaten Path

Host Chamsi has shared her classic Moroccan zaalouk recipe with us. Zaalouk is a delicious cooked salad made with eggplant, tomatoes, olive oil, garlic and spices. It is a common side dish in Morocco and is often served as a dip with crusty bread. Follow Chamsi’s zaalouk recipe to make this mouthwatering dish at home – we can’t wait to […]

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Marrakech in 24 hours: your ultimate guide

Marrakech in 24 hours: your ultimate guide

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Which section of the Great Wall should you visit?

Which section of the Great Wall should you visit?

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

China’s Great Wall stretches for over 6000kms, all the way from Jiayuguan in the northwest to Hushan in the Liaoning province. That’s a lot of Wall to see.

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A 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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7 of the Best Yoga Travel Destinations for Your 2018 Adventures

by Jane @ My Five Acres

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My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

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

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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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Perfect Palawan: Our guide to The Philippines’ most beautiful island

Perfect Palawan: Our guide to The Philippines’ most beautiful island

by Julia D'Orazio @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With over 7,000 islands to explore in the Philippines, unspoiled natural beauty is in serious surplus. Throw a dart at a map and you’re going to hit paradise.

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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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A guide to Valparaiso, Chile’s city of artists

A guide to Valparaiso, Chile’s city of artists

by Along Dusty Roads @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A mere two hours from Santiago, but a world away, Valparaiso was, without question, our favourite city in Chile.

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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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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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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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Is the World’s Weirdest Art Gallery in Tasmania?

by Lisa Jackson @ Fodors Travel Guide

Watch a machine process food and poop, experience being “euthanized,” witness a living, breathing man-as-art display, all brought to you by the mad genius who parks in a space reserved for “God.”

Italian gem: 12 photos that will inspire you to visit Sicily

Italian gem: 12 photos that will inspire you to visit Sicily

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The fact it's the largest Mediterranean island is, quite honestly, reason enough to visit sun-soaked Sicily. But the rich history, dazzling landscapes and quintessential Italian food sure don't hurt either.

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

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

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Everything You Need to Know about New Nordic Cuisine

by Insight Vacations @ Insight Vacations

From to reindeer moss to smoked ox marrow and sea buckthorn, Scandinavia’s top chefs are leading the charge in 21st century cooking as they continue to push the boundaries of culinary creativity and shake up the world of fine dining. The movement stems from the New Nordic Food Manifesto, put together in the mid 2000s […]

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What hiking to Machu Picchu as a solo traveler is really like

What hiking to Machu Picchu as a solo traveler is really like

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When you first look up at all you have to achieve it can feel way too intimidating, but just take it one step at a time. Once you’re up, turning around and seeing the progress you’ve made in the form of a killer view…you can’t beat it.

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Red hot culinary tips from our Intrepid foodies

Red hot culinary tips from our Intrepid foodies

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Life in the north: our top 6 Arctic wildlife experiences

Life in the north: our top 6 Arctic wildlife experiences

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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10 Best Authentic Food Travel Experiences in 2017

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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Myanmar in one week: The ultimate guide

Myanmar in one week: The ultimate guide

by Nathan James Thomas @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The days when Myanmar was almost as impenetrable as North Korea and the economy was in ruins is a thing of the past. The country is incredible, and here's a way to do it justice in just 7 days.

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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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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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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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Navigating Singapore’s hawker markets

Navigating Singapore’s hawker markets

by Alyson Hill @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Travel photography tips for kids

Travel photography tips for kids

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Quiz: What Kind of Food Traveler Are You?

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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

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

by Kristin Amico @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Vietnamese Street Food: A way of Life for Millions

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

Vietnamese street food is famous throughout the world, here in Vietnam it is simply a way of life. The vast majority of the indigenous population eat on the streets every day. In recent years government intervention has resulted in higher hygiene standards and a general improvement in the way the food is presented. Generally speaking […]

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9 Unique Ilocos Food to Delight on in the Philippines

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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11 movies that will make you want to travel immediately

11 movies that will make you want to travel immediately

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Our guide to Egypt’s Abu Simbel Sun Festival

Our guide to Egypt’s Abu Simbel Sun Festival

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Vietnam eats, Part 1: 10 dishes to try in Hanoi

Vietnam eats, Part 1: 10 dishes to try in Hanoi


slightly astray

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve done a food post, huh. Which is really weird considering that our travels are so food-centric. Looking back through my archives, I’ve only writte…

Sydney’s Best Fried Chicken Everything

Sydney’s Best Fried Chicken Everything

by Jessica Best @ The A List | The Urban List

We’re calling it. Fried food is the best food. And there is nothing that tastes better fried than chicken. Period.

Sydney is well and truly on it’s way to becoming a juicy, crispy, crunchy and glazed, fried chicken mecca of the world. Let’s just say, Sydney has a lot of fried chicken going around—and we’re totally okay with that.

Wipe away those tears of joy team, and work your way through Sydney’s best fried chicken everything.

Butter

Surry Hills

Not much can go wrong when you can order an entire box of finger-lickin’ good thighs, tenders and wings, all topped in an epic hot sauce. Butter is the seriously cool sneaker and fried chicken gem serving up fried chicken sandwiches with pickles, dashi butter and slide slaw or, yep you guessed it, a whole box of the good stuff.

The Workers

Balmain

The Workers is frying up super tasty share boards of buttermilk chicken wings (as usual, sharing is optional), exactly the way we love our fried goods—southern style—and with all the condiments (think chipotle mayo and BBQ sauce). Plus their fried chicken burger, stuffed with avocado, lettuce, tomato and smoked chilli mayonnaise gets the big post-feed belly rub of approval from us.

Jake Chalmers

Cronulla

Serving burgers, slushies, beers, shakes, sundaes and fries, you can’t fault the epic feeds at Jake Chalmers. Churning out a juicy and flavour packed fried chicken burger with a pretty special black garlic aioli (rumours say it’s magic).

Mr Crackles

Darlinghurst

Everyone remembers their first meal at Mr Crackles and knows for a fact that life is never quite the same after. As the name suggests, the crew here are perfecting fried chicken exactly how we dream it to be—crackly and greasy AF. The chicken katsu roll is a serious life-changer filled with crumbed chicken, asian slaw and wasabi mayo, we’d eat it all over again (and we do).

The Henson

Marrickville

The Henson does fried chicken tacos and they do them well. These bad boys are topped with radish, avo and salsa, making ordering seconds totally acceptable. On the other hand, you might want to fill your spare stomach space with the karaage chicken burger. It’s great (to put it simply) and no one should live their life without trying it.

Juicy Lucy

Surry Hills

Anyone will tell you the golden fried patties at Juicy Lucy are da bomb—us included! This go-to chicken shop is an inner city institution and you’ll gladly fall into a four-day food coma when you order their famous Juicy Lucy burger fully stuffed with spice and sriracha mayo. And who knows, maybe you’ll have room for the mouth-watering sticky wings. Let’s hope you do.

Bar Luca

CBD

Shut the front door, Bar Luca is no stranger when it comes to nailing fried chicken. You’ll find the tastiest fried patties around when you order the fried chicken wings with smokey BBQ sauce and dill aioli. And not that you need more convincing but the chicken karaage burger with wasabi aioli, pickled veg and coriander is utterly out of this world.

Belle’s Hot Chicken

Barangaroo

Just so you know, there’s no going back to ye average ol’ grilled chicken breast once you taste the fried fare at Belle’s Hot Chicken. The menu is basically a fried food fanatic’s dream. Choose tenders, drumsticks or wings, followed by the level of heat, sauces and if you're game, the baller bucket, with 16 tender chicken wings has your name on it. 

Ms G’s

Potts Point

This bustling hub is serving up Asian-fusion fare of the more-ish kind (self-restraint does not exist when you walk through its doors). Ms G’s is plating up seriously delicious Japanese-style fried chicken in the form of chicken katsu and crispy fried chicken wings with tom yum mayonnaise (emphasis on the YUM). They also have a Bangkok fried chicken—just get here, okay?

Johnny Lobster

Crows Nest

Sure, Johnny Lobster might be known for its hella good seafood (the best around) but if you haven’t treated your taste buds to the fried chicken on offer, you’re kinda missing out. The fried chicken game here is strong with the classic fried chicken smothered in hot sauce, the cajun-style fried chicken roll, the glorious fried chicken burger and um… the fried chicken waffle and vanilla ice-cream breakfast (but only on the weekends).

KIM

Potts Point

So this Korean restaurant in Potts Point is a little bit fancy, but don't think they're going to skip the Korean fried chicken. The TKFC (named after chef Tae Kyu Lee) is covered in a thick and spicy BBQ sauce that gets us deliciously messy every time.

Soda Factory

Surry Hills

Say goodbye to “clean eating” because no one can resist the Fat Bubba’s chicken burger at The Soda Factory. You’ll score southern-fried chicken (and it’s hella flavoursome), American cheese, tomato, lettuce and chilli mayo on this bun. And of course, there’s a bucket of fried chicken with homemade ranch dipping sauce. You can never have too much fried chicken, right?

Miss Peaches

Newtown

This American food joint is throwing down some of the best house made waffles in Sydney, complete with game-changing flavours, every single week. And here’s a (big) hint, the southern fried chicken with bacon and maple syrup waffle burger is actually super healthy. Ok, maybe not. But when it tastes this damn good calories don’t even matter.

Mamak

Chatswood

For Malaysian-style fried chicken you’ll want to snatch up the ayem goreng at Mamak. It’s marinated with herbs and spices and packs one helluva flavour punch.

The Milk Bar By Cafe Ish

Redfern

Who needs a summer body anyway? The Milk Bar has an awesome menu filled with fried chicken goods including the barnyard burger; a monster stack of two beef patties, pork crackle fried chicken thigh (we can already hear the crunch), bacon, cheddar, jalapeno lime aioli and house BBQ sauce. And on the side, they have the greatest milkshakes ever.

The Norfolk

Surry Hills

Everyone is battering on about the fried chicken burger at The Norfolk and for a damn good reason too. It’s spicy, saucy and served with oozing cheese and mayo, so licking it off your arm is totally okay.

Hot Star Large Fried Chicken

CBD

For a fried chicken feed bigger than your face—head to Hot Star Large Fried Chicken. It’s served in a handy paper bag (yep, canteen style) so you can grab it on your way home in the wee hours of the morning.

Mary’s

Newtown & CBD

Mary’s really needs no introduction in Sydney but just in case you’re an out of towner—this is where to head for a little perfect dirty burger. You could order their classic cheeseburger but that’s not really why we’re here. Order the whole fried bird or Larry bird and throw some mashed potato and gravy on the side. 

Paper Bird

Potts Point

From the same legends who once brought you the infamous fried chicken at Moon Park comes Paper Bird—Sydney’s much loved Asian fusion restaurant. Their fried chicken is shrimp brined and served with soy and syrup, and it’s damn good. 

Thirsty Bird

Potts Point

If you love yourself a cheeky bucket of pork crackling from Mr Crackles, then get ready to dive headfirst into a big ol’ bucket of fried chicken at Thirsty Bird. FYI, they’re by the same team and yeah, they know a thing or two about crispy AF meats. It’s all pretty simple—order one, three, or eight pieces of southern fried goodness with all the sides. But definitely the mac ‘n’ cheese with bacon. 

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Inside the multicultural food scene of Washington D.C.

Inside the multicultural food scene of Washington D.C.

by Elle Hardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A Latin Festival Is Coming To Sydney

A Latin Festival Is Coming To Sydney

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

There is literally nothing we love more that day drinking, street eats, and a side of culture. So when we heard the Inner West Fiesta – A Latin Cultural Festival was coming back to Sydney, we were well prepped for a day in the sun, with mates and aaaaaaall of the South American, Brazilian food and even some Central American food thrown in for added deliciousness. 

Expect everything from dance and music performances on the stage, to markets and cultural demonstrations. We’re talking tacos, empanadas, arepas, burritos and more. Our recommendation is that you head down, grab yourself some seriously delicious (and authentic AF) snacks, settle in on the grass to watch the show, and then (obviously) make your way over to the market stalls. Sounds fab, no?

For all the deets and to book, head here

The Details 

What: Inner West Fiesta – A Latin Cultural Festival When: 28 January Where: Sydney Portugal Community Club, 100 Marrickville Road, Marrickville Cost: $11.20 (children $6.20)

Here are even more things to do this month.

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How to watch live music like a local in New Orleans

How to watch live music like a local in New Orleans

by Elle Hardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Top 10 destinations for cycling adventures in 2018

Top 10 destinations for cycling adventures in 2018

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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V Hotel Lavender Review

by Tilda Y @ Holidays.SG

V Hotel Lavender Review Summary   V Hotel Singapore is a mid-range hotel close to downtown Singapore. The hotel features modern rooms that are comfortably furnished, though on the small side. There is also a Sky Terrace with a pool, gym, and lounge area to relax after a long day of sightseeing. For travellers intending to […]

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

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

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Rio step-by-step: a walking guide to Brazil’s most colourful city

Rio step-by-step: a walking guide to Brazil’s most colourful city

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Within about 17 seconds of our leisurely Rio stroll, I had embraced the fact that the best way to see any city is on foot.

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Flying high: 23 thoughts every traveller has on a plane

Flying high: 23 thoughts every traveller has on a plane

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 Must-Eat Foods in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

A walk through Hanoi’s Old Quarter can quite quickly turn into an impromptu food tour thanks to the narrow alleys and bustling streets jam packed with food vendors, each offering up a dazzling variety of local flavors. And in case you didn’t already know, everything tastes better when it comes from a no-frills, hole in […]

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The Legal Nomads Guide to Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A Puerto Escondido guide, including where to eat, the best spots to swim, where to stay, and how to get there and away from Oaxaca and elsewhere.

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Behind the scenes on a Kakadu group tour

Behind the scenes on a Kakadu group tour

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

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

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Malaysia’s street food secrets with blogger Robyn Eckhardt

Malaysia’s street food secrets with blogger Robyn Eckhardt

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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First Danang Night Market Is Developed

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

The city plans to turn its An Thuong quarter in coastal Ngu Hanh Son District into first Danang night market and entertainment area to offer more activity for locals and tourists. This project might be cover four main streets – Vo Nguyen Giap, Hoang Ke Viem, Chau Thi […]

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Top 10 Vegan Eats in Sydney

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Having explored South East Asia for nearly 20 years and lived here for 4 years we have a good understanding of vegan travel in this region. We are currently looking for new countries to visit and Australia is on that list for sure; therefore when Olivia from Great Lost asked could she write about her […]

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A winter retreat to Takayama

A winter retreat to Takayama

by Nick Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The Ultimate Dim Sum Guide

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Source Travelling to Hong Kong or Shanghai in the near future? Despite their many differences they have common threads, particularly the ever popular brunch mayhem that’s best known as dim sum. A longstanding tradition of many branches of Chinese cuisine, this meal consists of a variety of small plates served with a hot pot of […]

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

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

by Katie Lockhart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Taryn Stenvei @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The world’s wisest and weirdest proverbs

The world’s wisest and weirdest proverbs

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 Instagram-Worthy Chiang Mai Cafes with Free Wifi

by Hui Jun Ng @ Thekeepersmap

From Akha Ama Coffee to The Barn: Eatery Design, here are 5 Instagram-worthy Chiang Mai cafes that are totally worth checking out. The best part is? These pretty cafes all offer free wifi!

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How you can travel continuously by working remotely

by Fransisca Angela @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

Life is such a wonderful gift especially when you can explore the beautiful world we live in. Do you dream of climbing the Machu Picchu, seeing the sun rise in Borobudur Temple, exploring undiscovered Papua New Guinea, or maybe experiencing Thailand while munching on its finest street food? “How wonderful it would be to travel […]

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Paris then and now: is this the best photo mashup ever?

Paris then and now: is this the best photo mashup ever?

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Most people come to Paris for croissants, the Moulin Rouge and gloating, in that order. But for history buffs, it's like walking back in time.

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

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

by Kirsty Fanton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A Diver’s Guide to Mabul Island

by Aditi Shukla @ Expedia Malaysia Travel Blog

Sabah’s beauty is known to every traveller. Its mesmerising beaches and vibrant underwater life are marvels of nature. This tiny island, called Mabul Island, which had been a fishing village earlier, became a renowned diving site somewhere around the 90’s. ...

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Midori Spa

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

Located in the Old Quarter, Midori Spa is a massage parlour which aims at providing job opportunities for blind Vietnamese people.… [...]

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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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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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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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Alaska Airlines Debuts New Employee Uniforms, Its First Combined With Virgin America

Alaska Airlines Debuts New Employee Uniforms, Its First Combined With Virgin America

by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Disclaimer: Alaska wants its employees to be the first to see the new uniforms, so photos of the custom-made garments have yet to be released to the media. We will update this story with photos once we get them. Alaska Airlines debuted the latest change to its airline in its ongoing merger with Virgin America. …

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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6 cities in Spain to visit before everyone else does

6 cities in Spain to visit before everyone else does

by James Getgood @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Tour with Hanoikids: More than just Hanoi free tours

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

Founded in 2006, Hanoikids is a student-run, voluntary organization which provides free tours for foreigners in Hanoi, Vietnam.… [...]

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GP Travel – Travel to open the world

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

GP Travel is a private owned company established in 2005, with over 10 years experience in the tourism market, our team is well trained and work with mind of services.… [...]

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How to make Pisco Sours like a pro

How to make Pisco Sours like a pro

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Cost of Living in Beijing, China

by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

One of the reasons I like living in Beijing is the difference between my income and my cost of living. The great thing about teaching English here is that it doesn’t require a whole lot of effort or experience, but you can still make a pretty good salary. What you make after taxes is anywhere

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Porcelain House: Tianjin’s Gorgeous China Museum in Photos!

by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

If you go to Tianjin, China, there are a few places that you just have to go! At the top of that list is the Porcelain House (瓷屋 cí wū). It’s also known as the China House, referring to quality porcelain plates. [Recommended Read: Tianjin’s Yangliuqing New Year’s Painting Studio] The Porcelain House: An Introduction The house

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3D2N Seminyak Itinerary: Where To Eat, Party & Get Clean Massages

by Hui Jun Ng @ Thekeepersmap

Bali Travel Guide: A curated 3D2N Seminyak Itinerary where we share our personal favourite dining destinations, clean massage parlours, bars and nightclubs.

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Best Spots To Watch A Sunset In Sydney

Best Spots To Watch A Sunset In Sydney

by Jessica Best @ The A List | The Urban List

No doubt Sydney can throw up an effing gorgeous sunset. If you haven’t at some point jumped off your home commute or Snapchatted a sneaky arvo cocktail drink against the orange hues of the sky, we’re pretty sure you haven’t even lived.

Yep, living in this beach-laden, leafy and harbour-esque city sure is tough but someone has to do it (and let’s be honest, we’d all volunteer as tribute for that errryday).

Guys, here are the best places to watch a sunset in Sydney #nofilterneeded. And while you might not catch an epic sunset over the beach (because we’re on the East coast, duh) these ones are pretty damn special.

Queens Avenue

Vaucluse

It’s the absolute mecca of a spot to watch the sunset in Sydney. Think a little lane tucked off the main street in Vaucluse that somehow spills into a west-facing 280-degree view of the city and Harbour Bridge. Yeah, at the end of the day, it’s one helluva spot to be at (geddit?).

Jeffrey Street or Milson’s Point

North Sydney

These places are situated on either side of the Harbour Bridge so you’re in for one insanely jaw-dropping sunset vista should you set yourself up at either of these at dusk. Thank us later.

Larkin Street Lookout

Waverton

This is no doubt the place to be taking any out-of-towner who has just touched down on Sydney turf. Plus, you’ll absolutely fall in love with the city skyline come sunset (because glowing harbour waters under toddling boats and hidden coves are always a yes).

Green Point

Oyster Bay

This bad boy gives you a sneaky view of the Como Marina and we all know what happens when you combine a badass sunset with the Como bridge, boats and the calm waters of the Georges River. One wicked AF sunset to match. 

Bradleys Head

Sydney Harbour National Park

You’ll score some of the best vantage points in Sydney to watch the sun go down along the Bradley’s Head to Chowder Bay walk. Think a heap of bush and various glimpses (read: major photo opps) of our damn pretty city.

La Perouse

Kamay Botany Bay National Park

It’s no secret that this gem of a spot should be your go-to when it comes to watching the colour-changing sky at dusk. You’re in for absolutely uninterrupted views of the sky and you’ll be able to spot planes on the depart and arrival. 

Twilight Bridge Climb

Darling Harbour

Case in point. There’s only one way to catch the sky looking its best when the sun goes down and that’s by climbing up that big ol’ bridge thing that connects the city to the northside. If you are lucky enough to score a clear AF day, you’ll be able to see all the way out to the Blue Mountains—yep, chuck it on the bucket list. 

More of an early bird? Here are the best spots to catch a sunrise. 

Image credit: Federica Portentoso

A Guide to San Michele Island

by Insight Vacations @ Insight Vacations

The Venetian islands are steeped in history, famously inspiring some of history’s most eminent artistic figures. Located directly across the lagoon from the Fondamente Nuove, San Michele Island is Venice’s cemetery island, formed of two islands now joined and solely occupied by tombs, chapels and cypress trees. Considered a sacred place as opposed to a […]

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

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

by Louise Burton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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East Street Canberra now has a permanent home

East Street Canberra now has a permanent home


Good Food

It has a new name, but it's still the same Vietnamese street food.

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

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

by Jenny Gray @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Darrell Wade @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Beijing’s Friends Cafe: A Visit to Central Perk!

by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

Friends might be from the ’90s, but fervor for the show is still alive and well in China! It’s great for locals who want to be entertained and practice their English, so you can find fans everywhere. It got to the point that fans made a Central Perk-inspired Friends Cafe in Beijing! I always knew of the

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Meet the NGO that’s fighting back against human trafficking

Meet the NGO that’s fighting back against human trafficking

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Chengdu: a guide to China’s next hottest destination

Chengdu: a guide to China’s next hottest destination

by Robert Schrader @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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These 12 Influential Malaysian Women Are Making Waves Overseas

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

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness,” as quoted by Oprah Winfrey. These influential women are the epitome of confidence, grace and ever-lasting strength. As days go by, they continue to build success not only in their hometowns, but also overseas. Credit: giphy.com These […]

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Hanoi Street Food Guide: Bun Bo Hue

by Ed Pettitt @ Hanoi street food guide – Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Discover the incredible variety of dishes in the city streets with the help of our Hanoi Street Food Guide! Today Ed Pettit savours the flavours of Hue in a meaty bowl of Bun Bo Hue. Hue in central Vietnam is famous throughout the whole country for its Royal cuisine. For a taste of the city what […]

Guide to south Morocco: Essaouira, Taghazout and Taroudant

Guide to south Morocco: Essaouira, Taghazout and Taroudant

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

South Morocco and northern Morocco can feel like different countries sometimes. Replacing the fertile green valleys and forested mountains famous in the north are vast arid plains studded with isolated…

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Turkish delight: 6 delicious dishes to try in Turkey

Turkish delight: 6 delicious dishes to try in Turkey

by Chris Mitchell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I learned many things living in Turkey for three years, but perhaps the most prominent was that Turkish food is seriously underrated.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The top destinations for travel in November

The top destinations for travel in November

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Why wait for the Christmas break to finally take that holiday you've been dreaming of? Here's your no-fuss list of places to go, things to see, and good weather to chase around the world in November.

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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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Cambodia Off Beaten Track 14days

by Van Pham @ Vietnam Tours, Travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar

Day 1: Fly to Phnom Penh Welcome to Cambodia where you’ll be met by Cambodian private tour guide, transfer to hotel, check in, short rest, after for a short trip we will drive to board an evening Mekong Boat, enjoy the beautiful sunset from the cruise deck. Overnight Phnom Penh   Day 2: Phnom Penh […]

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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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A Quick Guide to Rottnest Island in Winter: Quokkas and Stunning Beaches

by Hui Jun Ng @ Thekeepersmap

Visiting Rottnest Island in winter had its perks – we had every attraction to ourselves! I came for the quokkas but I would return to Rotto for the beaches.

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SINGAPORE: 5 Best Places to Eat Hainanese Chicken Rice in Singapore

by Lionel Lee @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Hainanese chicken rice is one of the most popular Singaporean dishes and often considered by locals and foreigners as one of our National Dishes. In this post, I will share with you the top 5 Chicken Rice places you should check out when you visit Singapore.

Vietnamese Food Guide: A Stroll Through Ho Chi Minh’s Streets

by Mynn Lee @ Expedia Malaysia Travel Blog

Ho Chi Minh City, commonly referred to as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam. The city is a beautiful mix of the old and the new in constant action. French-influenced old buildings stand side by side with modern chic structures, and ...

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National Popcorn Day, Free Dumplings, Cochon555: This Week In Food Events

by Tiffany @ Food Republic

Happy National Popcorn Day! Find out which movie theater in Brooklyn is celebrating with a fancy bowl. Heading out to the Women’s March tomorrow? There’s a bar is hosting a charity happy hour! Looking to celebrate the Grammy’s return to New York City? Chef JJ Johnson knows exactly the place. All that and more in this […]

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The World’s 15 Most Beautiful Mountains

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Here is list of 15 most beautiful mountains which not only have impressive height but also have majestic scenery, attracting visitors from all over the world. Kirkjufell, with a height of 463 m, is one of the most famous mountain peaks in Iceland. An impressive mountain in […]

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Foodie? Here’s why you should travel to Thailand

Foodie? Here’s why you should travel to Thailand

by Katie Lockhart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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7 reasons to make your Singapore layover a stayover

7 reasons to make your Singapore layover a stayover

by Lauren Whybrow @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In Singapore, the sun is (almost) always shining, the food is cheap, the history is interesting, and the whole place is a little bit kooky (in a good way).

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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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Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Immerse Yourself in the Flavors of ‘The Real Cancun’

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

The Ritz-Carlton’s highly personalized, chef-led market tour and cooking experience celebrates the discovery of local culinary delights.

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

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

by Lily Cichanowicz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 best rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City for a glamorous night with a view

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

If you want to enjoy Ho Chi Minh City night life at its best, don’t forget to visit a rooftop bar, overlooking the vibrant city. These are great places to meet friends to share the views with. Here are our 5 go to rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City. The Social Club & Pool […]

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6 hottest food destinations in Europe for summer 2017

6 hottest food destinations in Europe for summer 2017

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Where will your taste buds be delighted most this summer? What cuisine will have your Instagram glowing and your friends green with envy? We'll tell you. Here are Europe's top foodie destinations for 2017.

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Everything you need to know about Valencia, the overlooked gem of Spain

Everything you need to know about Valencia, the overlooked gem of Spain

by Sally Elbassir @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I don’t use the word underrated lightly, but when I found Valencia to be missing entirely from a popular Spain guidebook I purchased a few years ago, I decided I had to go experience this elusive city for myself.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Street food | About Hanoi and around

Street food | About Hanoi and around


Rough Guides

For sheer value for money and atmosphere your best option is to eat either at the rock-bottom, stove-and-stools food stalls or at the slightly more upmarket...

Stephanie’s Tarte Tatin Recipe

by tsadmin @ Travel Off The Eaten Path

One of the most traditional desserts of French cuisine is tarte Tatin, an upside-down tart of caramelized fruit (traditionally apples) and puff pastry. The dish came to be by accident in the 19th century. The story goes that two sisters who worked at the Hotel Tatin tried to salvage an apple pie that had gone […]

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Non-stop Flight To US Plans To Open In 2018

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

The new Non-stop flight to US route is hoped to help to increase number of foreign visitors arrive Vietnam up to 50 percent in next two years. A plans to expand air network was approved by Vietnam’s government which will help to bring major markets includes Australia, China, Europe […]

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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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Carriageworks Night Market Is Back For 2018

Carriageworks Night Market Is Back For 2018

by Phoebe McRae @ The A List | The Urban List

It’s time to buy an even bigger pair of stretchy pants because Carriageworks Night Market is back—and it’s set to be better than ever. 

For one night only on Friday 9 February, Carriageworks will transform into a total foodie mecca curated by Carriageworks regular, Kylie Kwong. FYI, that means some of Sydney's best chefs coming to the table.

Some of the best in the biz (we’re talking Fratelli Paradiso, Nomad, Stanbuli, Fred's and Continental Bar & Deli and more) will be embracing the theme of using Australian and Indigenous ingredients, grilling, roasting, baking and barbequing up a storm to create a special menu you’ll be dying to get your laughing gear around.

Expect kangaroo and wallaby charcuterie from Nomad, kangaroo bolognese toasties from Biota Dining, and hummus graffiti with desert lime from Nour. And that’s just for starters. There'll also be desserts from OzHarvest, Two Good Co., and The Wayside Chapel so yeah, like we said, you’re going to need a bigger pair of stretchy pants than usual.

Archie Rose, Cake Wines, and Batch Brewing Co will be among the legends providing the drinks, so clear your calendar, grab your tickets and get set to feast.

The Details

What: The Night Market When: Friday 9 February, 5pm - 10pm Where: Carriageworks Way, Eveleigh Cost: $10 (+bf)

Here are a few (read: a LOT) of our other fave markets in Sydney.

Image credit: Fred's

How to Give Amazing Mindful Gifts Even if You’re Saving for Travel

by Jane @ My Five Acres

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

When you’re saving for travel, holiday season can make a huge dent in the travel budget. Here’s how to get through the season without going broke — while still giving amazing mindful gifts to your friends and family. People are always looking for great gift ideas for travellers. But how should we travellers give back? […]

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How to transform your iPhone into a pro travel camera

How to transform your iPhone into a pro travel camera

by Shannon McMahon @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Forget packing a clunky professional camera. These days all you need is a good eye...and a good iPhone.

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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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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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More than momos: A guide to Nepali cuisine

More than momos: A guide to Nepali cuisine

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The Best Places to Eat in Seattle Washington

by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch @ 2foodtrippers

Seattle is known around the world for its coffee culture, the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. But what about Seattle restaurants? We’ve asked a local expert to share her picks for the best places to eat in Seattle Washington. Read on to find out how to eat like a local in this wonderful Pacific Northwestern city. Seattle is famous for its cutting-edge coffee culture. But coffee is just one aspect of Seattle’s culinary landscape. Locals dine at the best restaurants in Seattle, shop at Pike Place Market for some of the ...

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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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Tasmania’s Fierce Foodie Scene Is a Travel Must-Try

by Sarah Treleaven @ Fodors Travel Guide

Tasmanians have long worshipped sea and soil, but a new generation of restaurateurs are bringing local ingredients to the fore.

10 travel tricks that will save you a fortune

by Lance Whilst @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

Heading abroad is great fun. Whether you’re off on your annual summer family holiday or a romantic city break over a long weekend, exploring a new place is exciting and rewarding. But going abroad can be expensive if you don’t plan well. You’ve got to think about how you’re getting there, where you’ll stay, what […]

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Chef and author Ivan Orkin shares the secret to ultimate Japanese ramen

Chef and author Ivan Orkin shares the secret to ultimate Japanese ramen

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

In a city in where ramen enjoys cult-like status, Ivan Orkin's achievements would be no mean feat for a Japanese chef – for a foreigner they're unheard of.

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Top 5 most popular fruits in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

One thing that Vietnam has to offer is fruit. This is very nearly the perfect place to grow fruit with the abundant sunlight and moist, tropical air, it’s a fruit growers paradise. All the tropical fruits are found here, and many fruits that are only found in South East Asia as well. There are even […]

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Behind the lens with Anuar Patjane, the best underwater photographer in the world

Behind the lens with Anuar Patjane, the best underwater photographer in the world

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Anuar Patjane is the best travel photographer in the world...according to Nat Geo anyway. And they're a pretty good judge.

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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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Where To Go Out On A Sunday Night In Sydney

Where To Go Out On A Sunday Night In Sydney

by Sophia Richardson @ The A List | The Urban List

Sundays used to be a night of pain, agony and despair, as you mentally prepare for the coming week of work. But hold the phone team, because this is no longer the case. From cheap drinks to live music—Sunday nights are officially the new Saturday (as voted by us, duh). 

We’ve found a bunch of drinking holes, restaurants, pubs and venues that will have you wishing Sunday night was every night.

To Drink

Frankie’s Pizza By The Slice 

Wynyard

With a lengthy and on point beer and pizza menu, Sunday’s are sorted at Frankie’s with live music from 4pm every Sunday. We can all agree pizza = life, but if you fancy yourself a bit of a beer wizard (yes, this exists), then Frankie’s has got to be your go-to joint for a cheeky beer (or 7) this Sunday arvo. 

The Dolphin Hotel

Surry Hills

From 5pm to 7pm each Sunday, The Dolphin Hotel sports their famous Aperitivo Hour with spirits, wine, beer and snacks at just $5 to $7 bucks, prices that work oh-so-well for us. BTW If you love cheap drinks, become a regular because The Dolphin’s Aperitivo Hour runs Sunday to Thursday (and we’re obsessed). 

Hotel Palisade

Millers Point

Sunday sessions only have one real mandatory in our eyes. Okay, two. Drinks (duh) and a damn good view. Be it the beach or, in this case, The Bridge, as is the case with Hotel Palisade. Head straight up to Henry Deane (it’s open until 10pm) because this plush bar serves great cocktails and share plates to match. 

To Eat 

The Tilbury

Woolloomooloo 

If you accidentally got #rekt this weekend and are in need of a hearty meal to fix your broken self, look no further than The Tilbury for a home-cooked (yet fancy AF) roast this Sunday night. The menu changes from month to month, with pork loin, leg of lamb and striploin all up for grabs with sides that will fix you up in no time—crispy crackling, cauliflower cheese, roasted pumpkin, Yorkshire pudding and a whole lotta potatoes. Hangover officially cured. 

Hotel William

CBD

Every Sunday you’ll find $10 burgers at Hotel William, which may just be what your body needs at the end of the weekend. At $10 for a burger, you might as well get yourself 2 or 3—think of it as a pre-winter bulk, amirite? 

To Sunday Sesh 

The Newport

Newport

The Newport may just be one of the most Instagramable venues ever, so spending your Sunday arvo here with live tunes is advised. 

Cork & Chroma

Surry Hills

We’ll go ahead and say this isn’t technically a Sunday sesh, but it does involve wine, painting and more wine on a Sunday night (our kind of thing). Bring a bottle of vino and enjoy a night of painting in a group of fellow wine lovers and amateur artists. Booking ahead at Cork & Chroma is a must to ensure a spot.

Coogee Pavilion

Coogee

Don’t be stuck on your couch this Sunday arvo when you could be sippin’ cider on Coogee Pavilion’s rooftop with DJs like Linda Marigliano and Client Liaison. There is literally no time more perfect to get your boogie on in the Sydney sunshine, and what makes life even sweeter is the fact these Sunday sessions are totally free—well those 4 espresso martinis aren’t exactly… But entry is. 

To Dance 

LazyBones Lounge

Marrickville

Every fourth Sunday of the month, Lazybones in Marrickville is where you can get your jazzy side in touch with a free musical soiree. Sip on a cocktail and enjoy Judy Bailey’s Jazz Connection, a collection of young jazz musicians performing for free, you heard us, FREE. Start whipping out those jazz hands, friends. 

Or just keep it chill with Sydney's best food trucks

Hotel Palisade | Image credit: Nikki To

The ultimate guide to Australian slang

The ultimate guide to Australian slang

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For those wanting to master this distinctive lingo, Intrepid is here to help with our very own ( and very unofficial) guide to speaking Australian.

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Hanoi Train Street – Experiencing an urban phenomenon

by Sarah @ TripGourmets

When we decided to visit Hanoi, of course we started to look at the various sights and attractions in the city. One thing jumped out at us as being a…

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W Hotel Singapore Review

by Tilda Y @ Holidays.SG

W Hotel Singapore Review Summary If style and views are what you’re after, W Hotel Sentosa will not disappoint. Set in the prestigious Sentosa Cove, W Hotel offers discerning guests a stay that is as hip as it is luxurious. W Hotel is a great choice for all travellers. A 15-minute drive takes you the […]

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A guide to scoping out Berlin’s street art scene

A guide to scoping out Berlin’s street art scene

by Emma Gibbins @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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5 Days Itinerary Hanoi (2018): What to do in Hanoi Vietnam for 5 Days 4 Nights

by Nguyễn Anh Quanh @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

5 Days Itinerary Hanoi  or Things to do in Hanoi for 5 Days ? How do you plan these 5 days? You know it. You know Hanoi is full of amazing attractions. You heard people telling epic stories about Hanoi. And you have 5 days to spend here in Hanoi. You’re excited to pack it up and make a Hanoi 5 days itinerary. But… You don’t know what to do in Hanoi—for 5 days!!! Scratching your head ferociously, you think: “I come here, but what can I do for 5 days in Hanoi? “How can I make a 5 days […]

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The 10 best family-friendly destinations in Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

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

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

A 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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Fall in Love with the Best Authentic Khao Soi in Chiang Mai

by Rosemary @ Authentic Food Quest

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How to get off the beaten path in Rome

How to get off the beaten path in Rome

by Andrea MacDonald @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Chris Girdler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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12 Halal Chinese Restaurants In KL For The Ultimate CNY Reunion Dinner

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

Hello there, Chinese New Year! You’re back and we know what happens. We see you on our calendar – food, glorious food! This time, we’re ready for your delightful offerings of Chinese classics and contemporary cuisine. Credit: giphy We’re eyeing the chilli crab. We’re craving for Teochew steamed fish. We’re ready to toss up some […]

The 24 Hour Guide to Colombo, Sri Lanka

by Jessica Wright @ Bon Traveler

It seems that all stories both start and end in Colombo, it is inevitable. This 24 hour guide to Colombo, Sri Lanka will give you a taste of what you can do when you land or leave. As the major airport for getting into Sri Lanka, Colombo tends to be a layover city, with minimum [...]

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Eat your way through Old Delhi with food blogger Pamela Timms

Eat your way through Old Delhi with food blogger Pamela Timms

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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What it’s actually like to climb the via ferrata on Mt Kinabalu

What it’s actually like to climb the via ferrata on Mt Kinabalu

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You can’t climb Kinabalu's via ferrata without feeling there is something magical about the mountain. This is one climber's story.

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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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Top 6 things to do in Hoi An

Top 6 things to do in Hoi An

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Lessons in experiencing La Dolce Vita in Italy

Lessons in experiencing La Dolce Vita in Italy

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Taking time to enjoy life’s great pleasures – family, friends, outdoors, food, and wine – is the core of Italian living. This obsession with life’s quality proves irresistible and brings us back, time and again.

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14 Most Romantic Accommodations In Malaysia For A Private Weekend Away

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

Amid the hustle and bustle that life brings, it’s great to take a breather and enjoy a relaxing moment spent together with your significant other. Apart from a fantastic bonding time as a couple, it’s also a good way to realign your mind, body and soul. Credit: giphy If a Malaysian getaway is what you […]

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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Vegan Guide to Cebu

by Vegan Food Quest @ Vegan Food Quest

Cebu is a province in the Philippines with 167 islands to explore, including Mactan (where the airport is) and Cebu Island where the bustling Cebu City can be found. Despite most people telling us that finding vegan food in Cebu would be difficult, we managed to survive and our vegan guide to Cebu will show you […]

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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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Recipes from Istanbul: Berhan’s Stuffed Eggplant

by tsadmin @ Travel Off The Eaten Path

Meet Traveling Spoon host Berhan from Istanbul, Turkey. Though she was born in Germany, Berhan grew up in Ankara, Turkey, learning to cook local Turkish dishes from the Black Sea and Aegean coast areas. She’s been cooking since she was 10 years old and uses only fresh and organic ingredients. Berhan loves meeting new people and sharing Turkish dishes with […]

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Gopuek Godum (โกเผือกโกดำ): The Best Meal I Had In Chiang Mai

by Hui Jun Ng @ Thekeepersmap

Gopuek Godum (โกเผือกโกดำ): This Local Chiang Mai Eatery’s Colourful Thai Custard Is Sold Out Within 4 Hours Every Day.

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15 Tips for Your Trip to Hanoi

by Lenny Ngo @ Hanoi street food guide – Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

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5 foods to try in Burgundy, France

5 foods to try in Burgundy, France

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Best of 2017 in travels (and plans for 2018)

by Anna @ slightly astray

I’ll admit: I’m lazy and wasn’t gonna do a year-end recap post. But I was inspired by posts like Shikha’s and decided to write one of my own. I do think it’s nice to have these to look back on, when the memories start getting fuzzy and the years start to blend together. It’s also a good time to sit down, reflect, and think about the future. So let’s recap! Find out my overall best part of the year, best foodie destination, best...



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A hipster’s guide to uber-cool Nørrebro

A hipster’s guide to uber-cool Nørrebro

by Doug Whyte @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Nørrebro: where quirky meets classy and vintage meets modern. Check out our lowdown on one of Copenhagen’s (scrap that, Europe’s) coolest neighbourhoods.

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From the Streets to Fine Dining: Top 10 Hanoi Food Tour

by bsvalerio @ BIANCA S. VALERIO

As the capital and political center of Vietnam, how delightful to know you can enjoy a cheap bowl of Bún Chả, aka, Obama Noodle...

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Korean Food Guide: 44 Things to Eat in Seoul, South Korea and Where to Try Them

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

As delicious and universally appealing as Korean barbecue is, I've learned that there's so much more to the cuisine than just bulgogi and galbi. Things like ganjang gejang, jokbal, and naengmyeonaren't as well known outside of Korea but they are dishes well worth flying for.

These Milo Ice Balls In Malaysia Will Change The Way You Look At Milo Forever

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

It’s pretty safe to say that if we can eat milo, we will (we love it that much!). If you’re a hardcore milo lover like us, don’t resort to eating the powder just yet. The new food trend to take over Malaysia is none other than these heavenly tasty milo ice balls. Now, who says you […]

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A Literary Guide to the Lake District

by Insight Vacations @ Insight Vacations

From the heights of Scafell Pike to rolling farmlands, verdant meadows, shimmering lakes and charming hillside villages, the Lake District offers creative inspiration in spades. A region that has inspired numerous poets and writers, from the Romantic poets to children’s author, Beatrix Potter, the Lakes and the surrounding Cumbria countryside has a rich and storied […]

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8 Destinations In Vietnam To Visit In January

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

January is the right time in year for a trip to these 8 destinations in Vietnam to celebrate your New Year Vacation with family or friends. Sapa The town of Sapa is home to Fansipan Peak, the roof of Indochina, has its best landscape in January, […]

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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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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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Sustainable tourism and the future of the Northern Territory

Sustainable tourism and the future of the Northern Territory

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A Serbian Festival Is Happening In Sydney

A Serbian Festival Is Happening In Sydney

by Phoebe McRae @ The A List | The Urban List

ICYMI Serbian food is delicious. If you haven’t yet tried the deliciousness that is Serbian food, do your tastebuds a favour and fill your belly with everything you’ve been missing out on at the Serbian Festival this February.

For one weekend only, one of our fave European countries (and cuisines) will take over Tumbalong Park (in Darling Harbour) to celebrate all of the tasty things Serbia is famous for.

Expect live music, folkloric dancing and a whole lot of food, from Chevapi (aka minced sausages infused with spices and grilled on charcoal) and Pljeskavica (that would be meat patties made from a special mixture of ground meats) to Burek (think pastry) and Pita (which actually means pie).

If you forget your stretchy pants, just make sure you leave room for krofne—the most delicious doughnuts you will ever eat. Filled with custard, chocolate, cream, jelly or nothing at all, you’re going to want at least three of these!

The Details

Where: Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour When: 10 - 11 February

Would you prefer to get out of Sydney? Here is everywhere you need to go in 2018.

Image credit: Knezevic Photography

Guide to Urban Art in Beijing, China’s 798 Art Zone

by Alice Chen | Wherever I Want @

Beijing might not be the first place you think of as an art haven, but the 798 Art Zone has a special history. The name comes from the old Chinese factory-naming system; from the ’50s to the ’80s, northeast Beijing was part of the Dashanzi factory complex, producing electronics and military equipment in cooperation with Russians

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A Huge Outdoor Filipino BBQ Is Headed To Sydney

A Huge Outdoor Filipino BBQ Is Headed To Sydney

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

Prepare your bodies, people. A great big Filipino BBQ is headed for Sydney and, oooooh yeah, we are more than ready for this one. It’s all thanks to our mates at Hoy Pinoy who have decided to stick around for an entire month and TBH, it’s about time they brought their goods back to Sydney. 

If you’re unaccustomed to the Hoy Pinoy offerings, expect to be munching on some of the best Filipino street food you’ll taste, outside of the Philippines, that is. No snags here friends, this event will see their smoky grill slathered with marinated meats so you can feast on their signature skewers—think pork skewers drenched in banana ketchup and chicken skewers with a soy glaze. For your vegan friends, there will be a token salad that actually looks damn good—hello grilled pineapple goodness.

They know you’re a thirsty bunch, so they’ve got that covered too with San Miguel beer, Pinoy coladas (get it?) and other rum cocktails. Oh and desserts from Black Star Pastry, N2 and Gelato Messina. These guys clearly do nothing by halves. 

The Details

What:  Hoy Pinoy’s Sydney Summer BBQ When: Wednesday 7 February – Sunday 11 March, 12pm till late (10am till late on market days) Where: Entertainment Quarter Moore Park

Meanwhile, a whopper of a heatwave is headed for Sydney RN.

Image credit: Hoy Pinoy

18 New Hotels I Have My Eye on For 2018

by Jessica Wright @ Bon Traveler

This kicks off my last list for 2018, and this time it’s all about hotels. I am a sucker for a great hotel, and these 18 new hotels I have my eye on for 2018 are no exception. With great design and incredible style, each of these are special in their on way. They are [...]

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One Night Out in Hanoi, Vietnam

One Night Out in Hanoi, Vietnam


SAVEUR

From street noodles and egg coffee to fine dining and cocktails, here's your map to a night out in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Photoblog: Varanasi as you’ve never seen it before

Photoblog: Varanasi as you’ve never seen it before

by Pravin Tamang @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Best budget eats in Hanoi

Best budget eats in Hanoi


the Guardian

In honour of Hanoi's 1000th birthday this week, Rosie Birkett savours the flavours in the Vietnamese capital's best canteens and street kitchens

HCMC Opens Pedestrian Streets For Lunar New Year

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Ho Chi Minh City wants to turn De Tham and Do Quang Dau Street into pedestrian streets for entertainment activities during the Lunar New Year festival (Tet). A representative from HCM City’s People Committee said the two new walking streets are expected to create more space for cultural […]

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We Found A Luxe Champagne Bar Serving Frozen Popsicle Cocktails

We Found A Luxe Champagne Bar Serving Frozen Popsicle Cocktails

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

ICYMI the brand spankin’ new Sofitel Darling Harbour is luxe AF and as if they weren’t already delivering every single thing we want and need in a hotel—Frozen god damn popsicle cocktails are happening. 

Yep. If you haven’t visited this bar yet, picture yourself sitting back in a marble-clad bar overlooking the epic Sydney skyline and iconic Darling Harbour. Sounds pretty great, no? Now add in frozen popsicle cocktails and just try to contain your excitement, we dare you. 

The Sofitel’s mixologist team have been working day and night (that’s how we imagine it anyway) to make all of our dreams come true and they’ve bloody done it. You’ll want to wrap your laughing gear around every single flavour—think frosé and Aperol spritz in frozen form. Just quietly, we’ll be working our way through the lot, but a good place to start is the Cannes; a blend of rum and pineapple juice with coconut cream, the Saint Tropez; white rum with lychee and fresh mint, or the Marseille; Aperol and frosé, blended with strawberry puree, orange and garnished with a berry-blended ice pole and coconut cream. We know, it’s juuuuust enough fabulous in one drink and we want three. 

For all the details and to scope out the menu, head here

Meanwhile, you can now eat a Vegemite burger. 

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Easy Pace France – A Featured Staff Review

by Insight Vacations @ Insight Vacations

Though I had been to Paris before, I had not seen much more of the country. I decided to take the Easy Pace experience to France as it gave me greater flexibility to do what I really wanted to do in the capital, while still seeing other parts of France. I still got to see […]

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BREAKING: The Farm At Byron Bay Is Opening A Second Venue!

BREAKING: The Farm At Byron Bay Is Opening A Second Venue!

by Jessica Pridmore @ The A List | The Urban List

Now, we cover a lot of new openings—it’s our job to sniff out the new places—but not all newbies are created equal.

The Farm At Byron Bay; home to the incredible Three Blue Ducks restaurant, Bread Social, and Flowers At The Farm, is easily one of the most stunning spots in the country.

Early adopters of impeccable local produce and having created a unique venue that warms your very essence (not least because they do an incredible Sunday roast and have baby animals running around the joint) means they easily fall into our ‘best in Australia’ category for style and substance. So the fact they’ve announced that they will be opening a sister venue understandably sets our hearts aflutter!

Say hi to The Beach House. Set to open in Ballina, northern NSW in July 2018, The Beach House (as the name suggests) will sit pride of place totally beachfront at Black Head. Opening its doors for weddings, as retreat and also as an event space for up to 250 people, The Beach House is set to be one of 2018’s hottest new openings.

The details surrounding the retreat are all very hush hush for now, but expect the same incredible food and attention to detail as The Farm.

All we can do is wait (not so) patiently for The Beach House to open…

The Details

What: The Beach House Where: Ballina, NSW When: July 2018

While you wait, listen to this gripping new true crime podcast.

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Unusual Christmas traditions from around the world

Unusual Christmas traditions from around the world

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you think all the tinsel, reindeers and ugly sweaters have become all a bit too twee, check out some of these more unusual Christmas customs from around the world.

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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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Croatia in one week: The ultimate guide

Croatia in one week: The ultimate guide

by Sarah Tate @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With its ancient walled cities, shimmering sapphire waters, impeccable wine and delicious cuisine, Croatia is where Mediterranean fantasies come true.

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16 photos that prove Japan looks better on film

16 photos that prove Japan looks better on film

by Gemma Saunders @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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Hanoi Food Guide - 22 Must Try Foods in Hanoi, Vietnam | Spring Tomorrow

Hanoi Food Guide - 22 Must Try Foods in Hanoi, Vietnam | Spring Tomorrow


Spring Tomorrow

Wondering what to eat in Hanoi? Check out this Hanoi Food Guide that recommends some of the best eats in the city and the best places to find them.

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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A gluten-free guide to Europe

A gluten-free guide to Europe

by Che-Marie Trigg @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Saint Joseph Cathedral Hanoi| Opening Hours – Schedule – Address

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

Saint Joseph Cathedral Hanoi | Historical Information | Tourist Information An Neo-Gothic Cathedral located in the heart of Hanoi Capital, Saint Joseph Cathedral is the representative evidence of the French colonial architecture. Familiarly called by the local as “The Big Church”, Saint Joseph Cathedral is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hanoi for more than 4 million Catholics in the country. Another place that also represents the evidence of French colonies is Hỏa Lò Prison (also known as Maison Centrale). Click here to read more about Hỏa Lò Prison. A. History of St. Joseph Cathedral Hanoi A.1. The […]

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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From Street Food to Fine Dining: Here Is Your Top 10 Hanoi Food Tour

From Street Food to Fine Dining: Here Is Your Top 10 Hanoi Food Tour


BIANCA S. VALERIO

From street food to fine dining on the ground or up on the highest rooftops, Bianca Valerio serves her Vietnamese cuisine special: Top 10 Hanoi Food Tour.

Top 5 delicious vegetables in Vietnam

by vietnamstreetfood @ Vietnam Street Food Guide

Water spinach- morning glory (Rau Muong) Water spinach is the most common vegetable in Vietnam as the tropical climate creates favorable conditions for its growth and the veggie does not require much care. Water spinach has become an integral ingredient in some Vietnamese cuisines such as sautéed garlic spinach. In the south, morning glory is […]

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Hanoi Budget Travel Guide: Eat, Sleep, Shop, Do

Hanoi Budget Travel Guide: Eat, Sleep, Shop, Do


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

A budget travelers guide to eating, sleeping, shopping, and doing things in Hanoi, Vietnam.

6 Yummy Halal Food You Should Try at RIUH Malaysia This Weekend

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

If there is one thing that Malaysians are crazy for, it’s definitely the weekend festivals! If you don’t already know, there’s a bazaar happening this weekend in Bangsar. Hop over to RIUH, a community-driven bazaar famous for hosting a variety of pop-up stores, creative workshop, live performances and of course, good food! Credit: Giphy This […]

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

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

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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6 must-try dishes in Madrid

6 must-try dishes in Madrid

by Sarah Tate @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Six reasons Dinosaur Provincial Park beats Jurassic World every time

Six reasons Dinosaur Provincial Park beats Jurassic World every time

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Hidden gems: 9 less explored parts of popular destinations

Hidden gems: 9 less explored parts of popular destinations

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Kellie Bright @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Hanoi Street Food Guide: Bun Bo Nam Bo

by Ed Pettitt @ Hanoi street food guide – Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Discover the incredible variety of dishes in the city streets with the help of our Hanoi Street Food Guide! Today Ed Pettit sucks up a delightful bowl of bun bo nam bo. This week I’ll be delving into the land of Bun Bo Nam Bo – the beef, noodle and peanut staple of the south, that also happened […]

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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An essential guide to visiting hammams in Morocco

An essential guide to visiting hammams in Morocco

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The First-Timer’s Guide to Galle Fort, Sri Lanka

by Jessica Wright @ Bon Traveler

It was the one place I had wished I had saved more time for — Galle Fort. With this first-timer’s guide to Galle Fort, you’ll see quickly that there’s so much to do. It’s a great base to have as well to explore some of Sri Lanka’s southern gems.  The old fort is grid of [...]

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World War 2 Asia, Forgiven Not Forgotten

by Vanessa Workman @ The Island Drum

Unless a diehard history fan, the average visitor to Asia may not realize the impact that World War 2 and the Japanese Military Forces had on the region. Memories from that not-so-long-ago war are present nearly everywhere. The resilient people of Asia survived horrors which are often not repeated to younger generations of family members, […]

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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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Five of our favourite Christmas foods from around the world

Five of our favourite Christmas foods from around the world

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Finally! It’s The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Essential Oils

Finally! It’s The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Essential Oils

by Mikaela Burnett @ The A List | The Urban List

Essential Oils are fast becoming THE most talked about subject, but why the heck is this you ask? What is so special about these delicious smelling oils? Well, we’re glad you asked. It turns out there’s a reason they’re more popular than Kylie Jenner’s lips. We live in quite the chemical shiz-storm nowadays people.

Essential oils are not only 100% natural, BUT they are 100% awesome. There are loads of them and they have more uses than Kim K has Twitter followers. And you can use them to replace almost everything you’re currently using. Which is amaze! Because being healthy is WAY more fun than being not healthy, right? Plus, if you have kiddies you'll feel way more chilled knowing that there’s nothing toxic around. As we said there are a ridiculous amount of oils available, but because ain’t nobody got the time to read about all of them right now we just picked our top five for you...

Lavender

This baby is so much more than just an old people smell, it’s actually human catnip. And I’m sure we could all do with some catnip (wine only does SO much). You can use it to help you have the best sleep of your life! Pop a few drops in a diffuser with some Frankincense on your bedside table. Or if you don’t have a diffuser try putting a couple of drops on the underside of your pillow.

Lavender is awesome for bites, burns and pimples! For bites, try mixing a few drops with tea tree oil and peppermint oil. And if you’re somebody who burns themselves often leave a bottle in the fridge to apply as ASAP as possible to the part of your skin that’s melting. If you’re stressing the eff out or your anxiety is going through the bloody roof try using lavender as a way to calm yourself down. You can take it internally or just rub a few drops into your temples and the back of your neck. Or try mixing it with a carrier oil and blackmailing your significant other into giving you a full body massage.

Lavender oil is an absolute life hack if you have a small teething terrorist. Mix a few drops of Lavender and Frankincense with a carrier oil in a glass roller bottle and roll the blend along their jawline. You can also roll this blend on the bottom of their feet when they go full Toad Mode (also try rolling it over your whole entire body when TM is happening... because what a perfect moment to be comatose).  

Frankincense 

Ahh Franky, the King of oils. This guy is good for pretty much every problem in the world. Anxiety? Franky. Bad skin? Franky. That annoying guy that just WON’T get the hint? We’re not sure, but Frankincense could be the answer. Frankincense is really bloody cool! It has the power to enter a cell and decide whether or not it’s worth saving. If it is, it will renovate that cell until it’s good as new. And if it isn’t, it will just get rid of it. Imagine all of the nice shiny cells you could have! If it’s good enough for Baby Jesus then it’s good enough for us.

It works wonders for troubled skin! Especially if you have any scarring left over from being an awkward 15-year-old. Just mix a couple of drops with a carrier oil (we recommend either fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil) and massage into a freshly cleansed face twice a day. You will usually notice a dramatic difference within a day! Which is always a fun time. You can also try applying a drop to your thumb and pressing it to the roof of your mouth. Why? Because the roof of your mouth acts as a direct route to your Pituitary Gland which (long story short) controls most of our hormone functions. And Franky loves to do nice things to your hormones.

Massage into sore joints, limbs and appendages for incredible pain relief and repair. Frank is renowned for his inflammatory properties and is often used to support the symptoms of Arthritis. Frankincense can be used to help relieve anxiety, depression and mood swings. So just get that bottle and sniff the heck outta it. 

Lemon

When life gives you lemon oil you say, “Hey thanks life, that’s a really nice thing you did. I can do heaps with this! You da best man”. And then you can try these things with it...cleaning! Not often is that word used with such enthusiasm! But lemon oil is the bomb-diggity to clean with. In a glass spray bottle add a 15 drops of lemon oil, half a cup of white vinegar and fill the rest with distilled water. Replacing your chemical-filled cleaning products with homemade essential oil ones is not only cheaper but it’s better for your health (like, HEAPS better). You can also add a few drops to your water every day (in a glass water bottle only because the essential oils like to eat plastic because it’s full of nasty stuff). Lemon oil naturally cleanses the body and aids with digestion.

Lemon oil is an excellent air cleaner and purifier. So try adding some drops to your bin, in your diffuser or just on the kitchen bench to get rid of any smells. We LURVE the way this smells! LURVE. If you accidentally leave your washing in the machine for ten days without putting it on the line (don’t act like you haven’t done this before/every week), adding a few drops to the end of the wash cycle will completely get rid of that smell of neglect and laziness. If you are love the flavour of lemon try adding a few drops when whipping up a smoothie, bliss balls, cakes, sautéed veggies, cakes or cakes. We prefer cakessss. 

Peppermint

The smell of Christmas and mouthwash! Need we say more?! Good for a lot of things but not so great for putting near eyeballs and other balls...or lady flowers. Here’s some places you CAN put it and ways to use it say “See ya never” to those headaches!

Rub some of the oil onto your temples (which BTW are probably further back from your eyes then you think...we recommend Googling where your temples live) and even a little bit behind your ears and the back of your neck. Peppermint oil is pretty much the opposite to Lavender. Instead of being human catnip it’s like having a cup of coffee injected into your bloodstream. So, if you’re needing a little pick-me-up rub some on yourself topically, sniff straight from the bottle, put in a diffuser or try adding a few drops to the bottom of your shower to realllllllly open those eyeballs up of a morning. 

If you or your child is suffering from a fever try rubbing some peppermint oil (diluted with a carrier oil for children) into the soles of your/their feet. You’ll be amazed at how quickly that fever drops! If you’re into oil pulling (which you should be because it’s fab) try adding a few drops of peppermint to your coconut oil! Your mouth will feel super minty fresh without all of the yucky harsh chemicals. Suffer from sinus issues or have a cold/flu? Peppermint has amazing natural antiviral properties. Put some in a diffuser or massage a few drops onto your chest with a carrier oil. 

Orange 

Orange you glad we didn't miss this one? Orange you wishing you didn’t read this far? *crickets* Rough crowd. Anyway let’s just get straight into it! With just one sniff of this oil and you’ll be THAT guy who is super positive and happy and ugh... THAT Guy. Orange is an incredibly uplifting and motivating smell. If you couple it with peppermint you’ll be able to clean the whole damn world you’ll be so motivated! 

Obviously orange is a delicious flavour (duh, obviously) so why not try adding it to water, soda water, treats or smoothies? Sticky surfaces shake in their boots when they know orange oil is coming their way. And we all know how fond sticky surfaces are of their boots (and how good orange oil is at making them disappear). 

There are hundreds of amazing oils with incredible qualities! These are literally just the tip of the iceberg (it’s a really bloody big iceberg). You can thank us laters! 

The Chicken Big Mac Is Back (And Our #CleanEating Goals Are Dead)

The Chicken Big Mac Is Back (And Our #CleanEating Goals Are Dead)

by Simone Jovel @ The A List | The Urban List

In the greatest news for your belly, and maybe the worst news for errrrrything else—the Chicken Big Mac is back and we’re drooling just thinking about it.

ICYMI the first time, prepare to wrap your laughing gear around Big Mac special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions and the hero of the hour, the McChicken patty. All lovingly smashed together on a sesame seed bun.

Just quietly, all you need to do is add a large fries with the sweet mustard dipping sauce they brought back late last year and your cheat meal is officially #sorted.

The Chicken Big Mac is available from 10:30am today for a limited time only.

As for your next meal, do something kind for your abs.

Image credit: McDonalds

Meat lover? These 6 destinations are a must-visit

Meat lover? These 6 destinations are a must-visit

by Cara Brown @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Ultimate Asia guide for women traveling alone

by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

Did you know that we, women, are making up nearly two-thirds of travelers today? If you also do a quick Google search on ‘solo female travel’ you can see that in the past 5 years, the interest in this topic has more than tripled. Even when we’re traveling with a male partner it is 85% […]

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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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3 Reasons You’ll Love ‘Eat Local in Barcelona: A Guide to Catalan Cuisine’

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Eat Local in Barcelona: A Guide to Catalan Cuisine Have you ever arrived at your dream destination super-excited to dive into the local cuisine only to realize you have no idea where to start? That was me in Venice in 2013, a city notorious for its tourist traps. I arrived without a plan then spent the […]

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10 Best Hanoi Dishes - Top Must-Try Foods in Hanoi

10 Best Hanoi Dishes - Top Must-Try Foods in Hanoi


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The best Hanoi dishes are inexpensive yet tasty treats that can be found within Hanoi Old Quarter’s narrow alleyways and bustling street markets. Compared to other cities in Vietnam, Hanoi food tends to be on the sweeter side and utilises freshwater ingredients such as prawns, squids, shrimps

Where You Should Travel In 2018 Based On Your Star Sign

Where You Should Travel In 2018 Based On Your Star Sign

by Marina Nazario @ The A List | The Urban List

It’s a new year, and that means a clean slate. This year could be anything, guys. We know you’re already strategically planning where and when to travel, but before you make any destination decisions, let’s see what the stars have to say. Crack open your diary and make room for one of these epic trips in 2018. Because, obviously, if a city is compatible with your zodiac, you have to go there. 

Here’s where you should travel in 2018, based on your zodiac sign. Bon voyage!

Aries

Queenstown, New Zealand

If anyone is going to bungee jump off in Queenstown or go zorbing down the hills of Rotorua, it’s you, Aries. You’re pretty freaking fearless and we can totally see you renting a kombi and road-trippin' your way through the North and South Islands of New Zealand. You don’t need much—just some comfortable clothes, your confidence and an optimistic attitude. Oh, and make sure you come back alive.  

Taurus

Utah, USA  

Taurus, fly on over the American Southwest and explore the beautiful and underrated state of Utah. You’ll appreciate that it’s pretty easy to travel through—especially if you visit during April-July for glorious weather and Bucket List adventure out the wazoo. Be sure to check out the mind-boggling beauty of Zion National Park, Antelope Canyon and Arches National Park. Pro tip: One of the world’s most epic slip ‘n slides opens on an Olympic ski slope during the (American) summer months. If you don’t do it, we will. 

Gemini

Djibouti, Africa

Oh Gemini, we know that you get bored easily. You can’t be bothered seeing another city with the same old H&M’s and Ralph Laurens. So you need somewhere unexplored. You need to go somewhere like Djibouti, a tiny corner of the world in East Africa. Lonely Planet reckons this is the #4 country to visit in 2018. We know you’re intrigued. And good news, there’s plenty to do in Djibouti. Whale shark diving or hike extinct volcanoes? Visit the salt lakes or the canyons?! You’re curious, like George. Go out and explore.

Cancer

Tokyo, Japan

Take your highly imaginative personality onto a plane, then take that plane straight to Japan. You need to let your creativity soar in a country that’s booming with color. Tokyo moves quick, but you can handle it. You, of all people, lurrrrv food, and Japan is the perfect place to stuff your face with all sorts of goodness. So slurp on ramen and nom on REAL sushi. You haven’t had a modern restaurant experience until your meal slips out of a machine #onlyinjapan.

Leo

Cape Town, South Africa  

Leo, you might not like taking holidays, but if you muster up a speck of wanderlust you're going to go somewhere that’s worth your time. And in 2018, it’s South Africa. (And no, not just ‘cause your star sign is a lion). You’re energetic, fearless and up for anything. Shark cage dive with Great Whites, visit the duck army winery and go on a safari. Simba wants to meet you.  

Virgo

Toronto, Canada

Virgo, step away from the office and onto a plane to Canada. You need a break! Toronto is calling your name. It’s a clean and artsy city, and Drake is from there—so, like, yeah. Go to the top of the CN Tower and splurge on a meal at the revolving restaurant. The city is thriving with music and art, so why don’t you exercise the right side of your analytical brain and let loose. Pro tip: if you can, catch a Raptor game in Jurassic Park (just Google it). 

Libra

Cinque Terre, Italy

Libra, you of all people know that balance equals a lot of walking plus heaps of pizza. That’s why you should go to the Cinque Terre in 2018. Being around friendly and freakishly attractive Italians meshes well with your gracious and social attitude. You like sharing and bringing balance to your surroundings, so gather some peeps and enjoy delicious antipasto and vino, plus a few clifftop hikes. 

Scorpio

Lahaul, India

ALLLL the way in the tip-top corner of India is the remote region of Lahaul and Spiti. If you haven’t heard of this place, look it up. Bet you didn’t think it would look like that! Small villages, large mountains, medieval monasteries and brilliant blue lake water is practically untouched by mass tourism, according to Lonely Planet. Use your resourcefulness to your advantage and navigate your way through this part of the world in 2018. There will be language barriers, exotic food and vibrant culture. Good thing you're up for a challenge, right? 

Sagittarius

Santiago, Chile  

Gear up for an adventure, Sag! You need to visit Lonely Planet’s number one destination of 2018: Chile! This is the year to do it, because the country is celebrating its 200th anniversary of independence, so there will be plenty of festivities to go around, especially in its capital, Santiago. Seriously, this country will keep you on your toes. You can explore one of the driest deserts on earth or freeze your butt off navigating your way through the glacial fields. Raise a glass of pisco sour and let’s go!

Capricorn

Mykonos, Greece

Turn off your emails and give your never-ending to-do list a break. It’s time to let loose in Greece, Capricorn! This country provides a great combination of history, relaxing on the beach and partying till the sun comes up (especially on Mykonos—AMIRIGHT?). Take a load off and come back to the office with an envious Mediterranean tan. You deserve it.  

Aquarius

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Aquarius, you’re a humanitarian, and San Juan needs your help. It got hit hard by Hurricane Maria and tourism will only help the country move forward. Go to San Juan in 2018 and explore this beautiful, Caribbean island. Hang out with the locals, eat your weight in Arroz con dulce and dance the night away in one of the crazy-good nightclubs. Heck, we’ll come with you. 

Pisces

Seville, Spain

Get out of bed and put on your dancing shoes, Pisces, it’s time to do the flamenco around Seville. Good thing you're go-with-the-flow (like most Spaniards) because it will be easy for you to make friends here. At home, you like your alone time, so why not challenge yourself and make this a solo trip. Meet people (maybe the love of our life), dance, eat good food and admire Seville's beautiful architecture. Let loose, Pisces, you gentle thing.

Now that you know where to go in 2018, the stars will tell you which dog to get.

Image credit: Benjamin Voros

Vietnam Street Food Guide: Dishes You Have To Try

Vietnam Street Food Guide: Dishes You Have To Try


Mad Monkey Hostels

Vietnam Street Food Guide - the Vietnamese food you must try while you're backpacking in Vietnam! For hungry travelers, by Mad Monkey Hostels.

TEMPLE OF LITERATURE HANOI | Opening Hours – Dress code – Entrance Fees – Introduction

by Hằng Nguyễn Thị @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

ALL ABOUT TEMPLE OF LITERATURE (HOURS – DRESS CODE – MAP – ENTRANCE FEE) Temple of Literature is one of Things to do in Hanoi, a must-see historical site when visiting Hanoi, the Capital City of Vietnam. Temple of Literature not only represents the enduring progress of Vietnamese culture ( sự thay đổi Văn Hóa Việt Nam theo thời kỳ)  , but also contributes significantly to both Confucian civilization (Đạo Khổng Tử) in Vietnam and other cultures in the world. Temple of Literature was ranked as the cultural and historical site on 28th April, 1962. I. Temple of Literature In Hanoi I.1 Temple of […]

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Ha Food Tours | Hanoi Food Tours | Hanoi Street Food Tours

Ha Food Tours | Hanoi Food Tours | Hanoi Street Food Tours


Ha Food Tours

HA FOOD TOURS offers the most popular food tours available in Hanoi Old Quarter. Food tours are a great way to learn about Hanoi's diverse cultural history.

5 great countries in South America for solo travel

5 great countries in South America for solo travel

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Five Creole Dishes You Must Try in New Orleans

by Insight Vacations @ Insight Vacations

Big flavors, bold combinations and generous helpings of hearty fare, New Orleans is almost as famous for its food as it is for its jazz music. Whether it’s oysters Rockefeller or good old gumbo, no cuisine is more closely associated with The Big Easy than Creole. The name Creole comes from the term coined to […]

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Luxury Travel in Vietnam

by Malte Blas @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

If you are looking for the perfect combination of culture, relaxation and adventure, then Vietnam offers one of the most unique luxury travel experiences in Southeast Asia. From the elegant heritage hotels of Hanoi and Saigon, to the exotic mystique of Halong Bay and Vietnam’s exclusive island resorts, luxury travel in Vietnam provides the perfect […]

Hanoi Food Guide: Best Vietnamese Food in Hanoi

Hanoi Food Guide: Best Vietnamese Food in Hanoi


Expedia Malaysia Travel Blog

Excite your tastebuds with Vietnamese food in Hanoi. Find the best pho, vietnamese spring rolls and french food in Hanoi with our Hanoi food guide.

Traveling in Vietnam: The best travel route through this S-shaped country

by Hanoikids @ HANOIKIDS CLUB

Vietnam is an astounding mix of natural highlights and cultural diversity.… [...]

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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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How to Spend Valentine’s Day in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by Claire @ Authentic Food Quest

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HOA LO PRISON MUSEUM HANOI (2018)|Opening Hours–Entrance Fee

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

HOA LO PRISON | HISTORICAL INFORMATION | TOURIST INFORMATION (Hours  – Map – Ticket) Top.1 Things to do in House in Hanoi is Hoa Lo Prison. As a Local Tour Guide from Hanoi Free Local Tourrs, I will give you an article about Hoa Lo Prison, And give you some reasons why you should pay a visit to this tourist attraction.   Hỏa Lò Prison, also known as Maison Centrale, is a representative of the period of Vietnamese revolutionary struggle against the French colonists. This place might answer your question “Things to do in Hanoi ” in Hanoi. Located in the […]

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

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

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Our ultimate Africa packing guide

Our ultimate Africa packing guide

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Ellie Abraham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Easy Vietnamese Food Guide for Hanoi Travel Newbies

Easy Vietnamese Food Guide for Hanoi Travel Newbies


The Island Drum

Here are 9 tasty Vietnamese food and drink selections from Hanoi's Old Quarter. There are plenty more choices available, but this will get you started!

14 Awesome Things To Do In Sydney This Weekend

14 Awesome Things To Do In Sydney This Weekend

by Hannah Caldwell @ The A List | The Urban List

ICYMI, summer is here to stay (wellll, at least for a few more months anyway). This weekend is jam packed with all of Sydney’s summer feels. Think rooftop terraces (with all the drinks), pop-ups (with all the food), live music, and exhibitions to boot. Yep, there really is something for everyone. You can dance till the sun goes down, get cultured, and eat your weight in food in the meantime.

Fit as much in as you physically can team—you don’t want to miss anything. Here are the best things to do in Sydney this weekend.

All Weekend

Rembrandt Live

This weekend, you can travel back in time to the ‘Dutch Golden Age’ because it’s all about 17th Century Dutch masterpieces at the Art Gallery NSW, aka Rembrandt Live. There are still life works, impressive landscapes, and portraits galore on display and it’s all to the soothing sound of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Directed by John Bell and with music curated by Paul Dyer, this theatrical pairing has come straight from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and FYI, you’re going to love it. 

When: Throughout the month of January Where: Art Gallery of NSW Cost: $59 - $66

Sydney Hills Outdoor Cinema

Calling all film buffs! It’s time to ditch the tired old movie night and head to The Hills Outdoor Cinema instead. Grab your crew and settle in for a night of feasting on pizza (FYI, they're giant pizzas from Epic Pizza) with a glass of Pimm’s in each hand. Bean bags are bringing the comfort but you can also upgrade to Cabana Class or a Bell Tent for VIP treatment. Returning for its 4th year with a killer line-up (helllooo Daddy’s Home 2) you’d better snag a ticket ASAP.

When: 11 January – 18 February, on Thursday through Sunday Where: Castle Hill Showgrounds Cost: Various Prices, GA $21.70

Frosé Rosé Happy Hour @ Sky Terrace

ICYMI one of our absolute fave rooftop bars has reopened with giant Jenga and frosé just in time for summer. We’re talking about Sky Terrace at The Star, of course. Every Friday from 5pm to 7pm, you can wrap your lips around Frosé Rose cocktails while overlooking the oh-so-famous Sydney skyline, for only $10 a pop. There’ll be Jenga, croquet, dominoes and Connect Four so you don’t get bored, and plenty of foodie options downstairs when you’re ready for a feed.

When: Every Friday, 5pm – 7pm Where: The Star Sydney Cost: Get all the deets here

Louis Vuitton Kombi Van Pop-Up

Listen up men, Louis Vuitton is releasing their new sporty spring-summer collection at a pop-up shop in Bondi Junction and it’s cute AF. This tropical-themed space will have exclusive (to Australia) leather goods along with ready-to-wear, accessories, watches and even surfboards. Because ‘Straya. Oh, and it’s all happening in a freaking Kombi van. 

When: 17 January – 4 February Where: Westfield Bondi Junction Cost: Free entry

Thursday 18 January 

TWILIGHT THURSDAYS

Warm summer evenings call for seafood and chilled wine—you know we’re right. Hit up the MCA café for just that this season because their menu has things like bouillabaisse made from white fish, crab, mussels, clams and prawns, served with a roasted chilli aioli and crisp sourdough. We know, we want it in our bellies riiiiiight now. It’s handy the MCA galleries, café, store and Colour Fields pop-up bar are all keeping their doors open every Wednesday and Thursday evenings until 9pm. More time to eat. 

When: 18 January  to 18 February  Where: MCA cafe Cost: varies

Friday 19 January

ARTBAR At The MCA

And because the MCA is the gift that keeps on giving this week, it’s stepped it up a notch with ARTBAR and we’re here for it. Activities include exploring the galleries after dark, discussing cultural identity, educating yourself about ethical fashion with The Social Outfit, and learning how to dancehall. Yes. Now take those new moves up to the rooftop and get lost in the rhythm. This event will also score you free access to the Pipilotti Rist: Sip My Ocean exhibition which is open until 9.30pm. 

When: Friday 19 January  Where: MCA Cost: $24

Courtyard Sessions @ The Seymour Centre

Courtyard Sessions is kicking off the epic line up this weekend with electronic dream pop, folk, and soulful sounds along with LGBTQ artists. Because the Mardis Gras 40th Anniversary Festival is coming, people, and this is your first chance to get amongst it. As the sun sets over the Seymour Centre make the most of the bar, BBQ and vintage games whilst looking out for your new favourite band. Bring friends, family or your dog and support these up and coming artists, why don’t ya.  

When: 19 January - 13 March Where: Seymour Centre Cost: Free entry

Saturday 20 January

So Frenchy, So Chic

One of our favourite summer festivals is bringing the south of France to Sydney's Bicentennial Park in Glebe this weekend and we can smell the baguettes, and more importantly taste the champagne, from here. Otherwise known as the fairy-tale estate in Provence your instafeed needs, with wine barrels, hay bales and of course, you and your mates looking fab as you throw back a glass or two of French rosé. There will also be some seriously great beauty stalls happening too—think a Kérastase Braid Bar, Lancôme Parisienne Lip Suite and La Roche-Posay Croquet Club. So Frenchy, So Chic, why aren’t we as cool as you? For more details, head here

When: Saturday 20 January, from 12pm Where: Bicentennial Park, Glebe Cost: $45 - $89

Free Live Entertainment Hub at Gateway’s Summer Sessions

Each weekend in January you can be dazzled by musicians, acrobats, performers and jumbo games at Gateway’s Summer Sessions. Gateway has locked down talent like the professional street artist, Hendrick, and ‘Kids of Leo’, aka the World’s youngest sibling pop group from Australia’s Got Talent. Bring the kids, bring the adults, and most importantly, head here for more details. 

When: Every weekend in January 11am - 4pm Where: Jessie Street Gardens (next to Gateway) Cost: Free

The Love Brunch at Pelicano

The team from London’s Love Brunch are teaming up with Pelicano this weekend to bring their delish event to Sydney. After hitting London, Ibiza, Verbier, LA and New York (no biggie) in 2017, Sydney is the first cab off the rank for 2018. Expect loads of entertainment throughout the day, with a stellar brunch, cocktails, bubbles, music and even more. Grab your ticket here. 

When: Saturday 20 January, 12pm6pm Where: Pelicano, Double Bay Cost: $53.80 per person

Social Serve Australian Open Party

Calling all tennis players (beginners and pros), Social Serve is serving up (see what we did there?) gourmet eats, beats, and a free drink upon your arrival this weekend. Toss back some cocktails and bask in the sunlight on the sidelines or channel your competitive side and get yo’ game on. There’ll also be a raffle on the day and all profits will be donated to The Primary Club, just make sure you dress the part because the best dressed guy or gal will score a prize (or just bragging rights, either way). Head here for more info.

When: Saturday 20 January Where: Lyne Park Tennis Centre Cost: Varies

Sunday 21 January

Sunday Sundown At Coogee Pavilion

Sunday sessions are our favourite way to forget all about Monday and this weekend, you’ll be distracting yourself with great drinks and even better music on the Coogee Rooftop. This weekend, SWICK and Linda Marigliano will be bringing the tunes so you can say goodbye to your freedom in style. We know, we’re dramatic. Deets over here.

Where: Coogee Rooftop When: Sunday Cost: Free entry

Explore North Head at the Inaugural Discovery Day

This Sunday, there’ll be free talks, tours and workshops happening at the first every Discovery Day at North Head. This is one big collab between Manly Art Gallery and Museum, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Q-station, AND the Harbour Trust so you know it’ll have a little bit of everything. Be honest, when was the last time you set out to learn about your backyard. That’s what we thought—head here for more info. 

When: Sunday 21 January, 10am4pm Where: North Head Cost: Free

Don't Miss...

Australia Day @ The Star

Your fave long weekend of the year is already here and The Star Sydney wants to make sure you’re doing it right, by bringing Chingy (yes, really) to Rock Lily to celebrate. With free entry for everyone, you’re guaranteed good times–but if you’re not a fan of the hip-hop legend, stuff yourself silly with vegemite chicken wings at 24/7 Sports Bar, or take down the all-Australia-everything buffet at Harvest Buffet (we’re talking pies, barramundi and lamingtons, people!). Get all the deets here.

When: Friday 26 January – Sunday 28 January Where: The Star Sydney Cost: Get all the deets here

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Image credit: So Frenchy, So Chic

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

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

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Let your wanderlust percolate.

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We Dig The Ludlow’s Guide To Eating In NYC’s Lower East Side

by Jess Kapadia @ Food Republic

If there’s one thing New York City hotels all need, it’s a friendly, concise, expertly curated guide to the neighborhood’s best eats. Lower East Side mainstay The Ludlow is handing out these cool little maps to make sure you end up exactly where you want. Here’s the map’s legend — check out all these great […]

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

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


Intrepid Travel Blog

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is one of my favourite cities in the world. The air is humid, hanging heavy and carrying with it scents of fragrant spices, sweet fruit, and the unmistakable hint of an incoming rain storm.

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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Eating spiders in Cambodia. Gimmick or gourmet?

Eating spiders in Cambodia. Gimmick or gourmet?

by Phil Lees @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A journey through Myanmar (Burma) in three beautiful minutes

A journey through Myanmar (Burma) in three beautiful minutes

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Let’s be honest, most things make us want to travel – from the smell of fresh coconuts and the hustle of a crowded marketplace to looking back on old photos.…

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Why this is the worst photo from my trip to Bolivia

Why this is the worst photo from my trip to Bolivia

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I sound like Darth Vader. That’s all I can think as I’m sitting here in the middle of the back seat of our jeep, leaning over the centre console that contains the clear plastic oxygen mask I’m clutching to my face.

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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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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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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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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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Why Ko Tao is the island you have to visit in Thailand

Why Ko Tao is the island you have to visit in Thailand

by Visnja Milidragovic @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re looking for an island paradise in Thailand, make sure you do not – I repeat, do not – skip the tiny island of Ko Tao.

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Thrillable Hours: Lebawit Lily Girma, Author and Photographer

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

The next in my alternative careers for lawyers series: interview with guidebook author and photographer Lebawit Lily Girma.

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How WWI Helped Create France’s Most Notorious Serial Killer

by Paul Feinstein @ Fodors Travel Guide

Marcel Petiot was the worst serial killer in France’s history.

Flamenco & fusion: A local’s guide to Granada

Flamenco & fusion: A local’s guide to Granada

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Panama City: A study in contrasts

Panama City: A study in contrasts

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to spend the perfect 24 hours in Chiang Mai

How to spend the perfect 24 hours in Chiang Mai

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Finding room for reflection in the Australian Outback

Finding room for reflection in the Australian Outback

by The School of Life @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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An expert guide to cooking Indian street food with food blogger Pamela Timms  (recipe)

An expert guide to cooking Indian street food with food blogger Pamela Timms (recipe)

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Chana Bhatura is one of northern India’s favourite comfort foods. It’s basically a combination of chole (spicy chick peas) and bhatura (Indian flat bead), but cookbook author Pamela Timms has given it a special twist.

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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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Dining etiquette in Asia: Everything you need to know

Dining etiquette in Asia: Everything you need to know

by Carrie Pallardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Vegan Guide to Hanoi - Vegan Food Quest

Vegan Guide to Hanoi - Vegan Food Quest


Vegan Food Quest

Here is our vegan guide to Hanoi featuring all of our favourite vegan restaurants and places to find delicious vegan food whilst visiting Hanoi.

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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A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Choosing a hotel for your holidays always takes time. Especially when you have a long list of places to visit, you have to book a hotel that is easy for you to commute. When in Hanoi, due to its complicated traffic system and the position of famous tourist attractions, you should book a hotel around […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam - Bon Traveler

The Ultimate Guide to Hanoi, Vietnam - Bon Traveler


Bon Traveler

Vietnam has this allure — it’s almost like an open invitation for those looking to get in touch with their senses. At least for me, I’ve never felt so alive as I did when I crossed the streets of Hanoi. I’ve never tasted flavors before like the early morning pho on a corner in the

24-hours in Medellín, Colombia’s capital of cool

24-hours in Medellín, Colombia’s capital of cool

by Stephanie Wade @ Intrepid Travel Blog

What to do, eat and see in one of South America's biggest success stories.

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Hanoi Coffee | About The Best Coffee in Vietnam

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

Hanoi Coffee Culture I, Hanoi Coffee Culture I.1 Overview of Coffee in Hanoi The coffee was first imported to Hanoi by French during their first colonial exploitation here. With the formation of the French Quarter where the French immigrated, they brought their favorite drink, and Hanoi coffee began to take its first steps on the streets around Hoan Kiem Lake. Following the French invasion at the 1800s, coffee was introduced in Vietnam, but the source of coffee back then was limited therefore it was considered as a luxury good, only the French colonists along with Nguyễn dynasty’s nobles could have […]

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Kajin Bali – A Spectacular Japanese Restaurant In Seminyak

by Hui Jun Ng @ Thekeepersmap

"When in Bali, eat Japanese food," said no one ever. But holy moly, best decision ever! We are definitely coming back to Kajin the next time we visit Bali.

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A Guide to Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

by tsadmin @ Travel Off The Eaten Path

Photo by Wikipedia under Creative Commons License. What can I buy? The Grand Bazaar offers locals and tourists alike the opportunity to shop for spices, copper and brassware, leather goods, wool, antiques, cotton towels and curtains, glassware, gold, ceramics, lanterns, jewelry and famous, intricately woven Turkish carpets. The spice market is a great place to […]

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How to Make the Best Chilaquiles in the World

by The Culinary Travel Guide @ The Culinary Travel Guide

Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away. Why not ditch the Old El Paso this year and upgrade your fiesta with these maximum flavor chilaquiles instead.

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5 Street Food Tips for Safely Savouring the Flavours of Asia

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Street food is an important aspect of anyone’s travels to Asia. Not only is it widespread, locally sourced, produced and consumed, it reflects longstanding culture and culinary tradition. There are a variety of informal instructions that can be followed, or safety rules for keeping a happy tummy, however, we’ve condensed it down to 5 easy […]

Q&A with Canadian photographer Chris Burkard

Q&A with Canadian photographer Chris Burkard

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We recently started running trips in Alberta and Chris Burkard has taken loads of amazing photos there. So we thought we'd pick his brain.

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It Snowed In The Sahara Desert This Week

It Snowed In The Sahara Desert This Week

by Ben Tyers @ The A List | The Urban List

Australian cities have copped their fair share of big ol’ storms in the past couple of months, from the dumping of rain in Victoria in late November, Auckland's massive tropical storm, or the superstorm that Sydney didn’t actually cop this week—weather just keeps getting crazier and crazier.

Well, this week, to make things even a bit more wild. It snowed in the bloody Sahara Desert. Yep, a desert.

In case you’re not familiar with where the Sahara Desert actually is, you’ll find it right at the top of Africa and covers a whopping 9,200,000 square kilometres. To put that into perspective it’s a comparable area to both China and the U.S.A.

This isn’t the first time snow has fallen in the desert; it’s actually the third time that it’s happened in the past 40 years.

Check out some of the amazing photos captured of the event below.

15 inches of SNOW blankets the Sahara,the hottest desert in the world, for the second time in 40years pic.twitter.com/2fVI6ylTiH

— MURTALA (@MurtalaIbin) January 9, 2018

A foot of snow in the Sahara desert...breathtaking contrast between sand and snow. pic.twitter.com/7cnYEUjl2S

— Jonathan Arnott MEP (@JonathanArnott) January 9, 2018

Rare icy weather has brought snow to the Sahara Desert in Algeria. pic.twitter.com/7ha2UbkAvz

— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 9, 2018

Start of 2018 marked by extreme weather - searing heat and unusual warmth, bitter cold, winter storms, heavy precipitation and snow (incl in the Sahara!. Updated roundup https://t.co/Tk2DphLltS pic.twitter.com/PCIp8iaNwG

— WMO | OMM (@WMO) January 9, 2018

Image credit: World Meteorological Organisation

Danang Open-top Bus

by Long Ha @ Ha Food Tours

Second Danang open-top bus is planned to serve for tourists between the international airport and Son Tra peninsula by central coastal city of Danang. The city’s Department of Transport said the new service would begin later this month. It said it would be run by the Empire […]

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What to see on a walking tour of Savannah, USA

What to see on a walking tour of Savannah, USA

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Photos: this is what it looks like to cross the Nullarbor

Photos: this is what it looks like to cross the Nullarbor

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Two Poms, the Nullarbor and a beaten up Corolla named Betty. This has got Wolf Creek written all over it...

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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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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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It’s Official: Cher Will Headline The Mardi Gras Party In 2018

It’s Official: Cher Will Headline The Mardi Gras Party In 2018

by Ange Law @ The A List | The Urban List

Deeeeeep breaths team—Cher is coming to town and headlining the Official 2018 Mardi Gras Party—and dear sweet Jesus this is going to be good. Get ready for the most epic Mardi Gras celebration of (we’re calling it) all damn time. And before you tell us that the party sold out months ago, as soon as whispers started to do the rounds that this LGBTQI icon would be making an appearance, rest assured that more tickets have just been released. 

We know we don’t have to tell you that this will be probably your only chance to listen to this kween in real life and surely we don’t have to tell you to buy your ticket RIGHT NOW. This is the final release and if you’re an existing Mardi Gras member, you’re laughing because you’ll have exclusive access to these tickets for 48 hours (or until sold out) when they’re released next Monday 15 January.  For the non-members, you’ll want to log on at 10am on Wednesday 17 January for the final, final tickets. Seriously, this’ll be your last chance at nabbing a ticket. 

ICYMI, these are the dates you need to be all over. 

Monday 15 January, 10am: tickets will go on sale here to members.  Wednesday 17 January, 10am: tickets will go on sale here to non-members. 

The party details

What: Official 2018 Mardi Gras Party When: Saturday 3 March Where: Playbill Venues and Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

In the meantime, frolick in a field of Sunflowers here.

Image credit: via Ticketmaster

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore Review

by Tilda Y @ Holidays.SG

Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore sits at the sweet spot between price and quality, making it a great choice for both business and leisure travellers. Situated right in the heart of Orchard Road with Somerset MRT at its doorstep, you couldn’t ask for a better location. The rooftop infinity pool is a highlight unto itself and […]

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Insider's Guide: 8 Best Restaurants in Hanoi - The Slow Road Travel Blog

Insider's Guide: 8 Best Restaurants in Hanoi - The Slow Road Travel Blog


The Slow Road Travel Blog

As I sit here in another airport, my mind is singularly focused on the first bowl of pho I am going to consume upon my...

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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Dan’s Beef Wellington Recipe

by tsadmin @ Travel Off The Eaten Path

Beef Wellington is a traditional British dish, often served for Sunday supper, made from puff pastry wrapped around filet of beef that has been topped with duxelles mushroom. Traveling Spoon host Dan has a delicious beef Wellington recipe that he creates for his travelers and he has shared his recipe here with us. Looking for […]

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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 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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Street food isn't as scary on a guided food tour in Hanoi

Street food isn't as scary on a guided food tour in Hanoi


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An unadventurous eater dives into Hanoi's sidewalk street food scene on a guided food tour.

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Get there before they go mainstream.

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Travel 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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