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Travelling to Cambodia with my father and discovering my past

Travelling to Cambodia with my father and discovering my past

by CC Hua @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 new UNESCO World Heritage Sites worth a visit

5 new UNESCO World Heritage Sites worth a visit

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why a group tour in Madagascar was the right choice for me

Why a group tour in Madagascar was the right choice for me

by Nomadic Matt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Along with the benefit of having the entire trip’s logistics planned out, this tour gave me authentic local and cultural opportunities I would not have had as a solo adventurer.

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How to do India as a solo female traveller

How to do India as a solo female traveller

by Katy Colins @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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What traveling to Cuba taught me about life, and making the most of it

What traveling to Cuba taught me about life, and making the most of it

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When I describe Cuba after returning from my 9-day visit, the first word that comes to mind is 'charming'. Yes, even in spite of power outages, unplanned routes and all.

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

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

by Tim Edwards @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Plan your travel on the New Year Holiday 2018 based on financial capacity

by Ha Nguyễn @ Vietnam Travel Guide

After a long year of hard-working, the New Year Holiday is the time for you to relax and reward yourself an interesting holiday. However, not all people have financially qualified to travel on the bustling and expensive New Year Holiday.

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

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

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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Exploring Ogliastra, Italy’s best-kept secret

Exploring Ogliastra, Italy’s best-kept secret

by Nolan Pike @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Lucy Piper @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The kindness of strangers: beautiful tales from the road

The kindness of strangers: beautiful tales from the road

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Positive progress: Europe’s fight against plastic waste

Positive progress: Europe’s fight against plastic waste

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A road trip to remember: When the United States met the total solar eclipse

A road trip to remember: When the United States met the total solar eclipse

by Philip Clews @ Intrepid Travel Blog

To experience a total eclipse is surely to have won first prize in the natural world’s lottery.

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What happens on tour, stays on tour: our local leaders spill the beans

What happens on tour, stays on tour: our local leaders spill the beans

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We chatted to a few of our leaders about some of their favourite moments on Intrepid trips.

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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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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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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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Why you should take the Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu

Why you should take the Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu

by Andrea Campbell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When I was told the Inca Trail was fully booked, I was disappointed. Hiking to Machu Picchu was the main reason I'd booked a trip to Peru. Then someone suggested an alternative I'd never heard of before: The Quarry Trail...

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8 things to do in Jordan that aren’t Petra or the Dead Sea

8 things to do in Jordan that aren’t Petra or the Dead Sea

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea...Jordan's biggest attractions are well worth a visit. But what else should you do while you're there? Here's 8 awesome experiences you can have in Jordan.

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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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10 facts you probably don’t know about Namibia

10 facts you probably don’t know about Namibia

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Sarah Scimmi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to survive an airport stopover

How to survive an airport stopover

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The 37 experiences you need to try in 2017

The 37 experiences you need to try in 2017

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Fortune rookie: one man’s fateful journey through Japan

Fortune rookie: one man’s fateful journey through Japan

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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6 creepy natural wonders from around the world

6 creepy natural wonders from around the world

by Ben Leach @ Intrepid Travel Blog

These spooky natural wonders of the world are all beautiful in their own weird way, yet could be the perfect backdrop for a Halloween horror film.

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Malta: Europe’s surprising best destination for family holidays

Malta: Europe’s surprising best destination for family holidays

by Melissa Ariganello @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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The most famous US Presidential trips of all time

The most famous US Presidential trips of all time

by Maire Kennedy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Northern Vietnam in one week: The ultimate guide

Northern Vietnam in one week: The ultimate guide

by Ellie Abraham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Want to know what Overland travel really looks like?

Want to know what Overland travel really looks like?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The power of namaste: why we love Nepal

The power of namaste: why we love Nepal

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’ve been travelling to Nepal for decades, quite literally. Our office is full of Nepal stories, misty-eyed anecdotes of the perfect mo mo, a stunning Himalayan sunrise or the simple kindness of locals.

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

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

by Melissa Welham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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8 of China’s most incredible UNESCO World Heritage sites

8 of China’s most incredible UNESCO World Heritage sites

by Lauren Whybrow @ Intrepid Travel Blog

China has more World Heritage-listed sites than anywhere else in the world. Here are 8 of our favourites.

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Just go: an essay on the art of spontaneity

Just go: an essay on the art of spontaneity

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Spontaneity isn't hard. The trick is to just do it. Just go.

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The 10 places where people live the longest

The 10 places where people live the longest

by Hristina Byrnes @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Climate, diet and lifestyle choices – why do some people live longer than others? A new study has the answer.

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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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Inside India’s most romantic city, Udaipur

Inside India’s most romantic city, Udaipur

by Jack Cummings @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why Kanazawa is Japan’s best kept secret

Why Kanazawa is Japan’s best kept secret

by David Nagle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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10 Cool Travel Spots to Visit in 2018

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Are you looking for cool travel spots to visit? How about somewhere different than the ultra-popular Paris, London, New York City, or even Iceland? Sure, those are all amazing, but if you are looking for a place that is a little more unique, we have some ideas for you. This is not an “off-the-beaten-path” list nor is it a “best ...

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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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How to get off the beaten path in Santorini

How to get off the beaten path in Santorini

by Tom Hall @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why I travel with my mother

Why I travel with my mother

by Taylor Au @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Calling all explorers: 5 uncharted adventures to try in 2018

Calling all explorers: 5 uncharted adventures to try in 2018

by Mark Hewitt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Gobi Desert: in the footsteps of velociraptors and the original Indiana Jones (but not David Attenborough)

Gobi Desert: in the footsteps of velociraptors and the original Indiana Jones (but not David Attenborough)

by Tim Edwards @ Intrepid Travel Blog

David Attenborough has presented nature documentaries from some of the most exotic and inaccessible places on Earth, including the highlands of Papua New Guinea and the epic table-top mountain of Roraima.…

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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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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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Your people are actually everywhere: the most important lesson I’ve learnt about travel

Your people are actually everywhere: the most important lesson I’ve learnt about travel

by Taryn Stenvei @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As I embark on more missions out there into the world, the more I see that ‘my people’ are really everywhere.

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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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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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This is the one thing a traveller can definitely do without

This is the one thing a traveller can definitely do without

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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7 new destinations to explore with Intrepid in 2018

7 new destinations to explore with Intrepid in 2018

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Turtles and orangutans: witnessing wildlife conservation in Borneo

Turtles and orangutans: witnessing wildlife conservation in Borneo

by CC Hua @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Inside Tokyo’s weird and wonderful themed cafes

Inside Tokyo’s weird and wonderful themed cafes

by James Getgood @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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10 questions with the first documented woman to travel to every country

10 questions with the first documented woman to travel to every country

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Cassie De Pecol recently became the first woman on record to travel to all 196 sovereign nations, and we got the chance to ask her for tips on solo travel.

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

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

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Travel is my one true love (and here are 10 reasons why)

Travel is my one true love (and here are 10 reasons why)

by Maya Markowitz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There are few things in the world more powerful than the connections us humans make with one another. But connecting with travel is a whole different thing entirely.

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

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

by Tammy Burns @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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10 cool spots to visit in Cape Town

10 cool spots to visit in Cape Town

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Going deeper underground: subway stations that will make you think “wow that’s a really cool subway station!”

Going deeper underground: subway stations that will make you think “wow that’s a really cool subway station!”

by David Nagle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From the beautiful to the bizarre - we round up a handful of the world's most interesting subway systems.

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What I wish I knew before hiking to Machu Picchu

What I wish I knew before hiking to Machu Picchu

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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6 sunset viewing spots in Vietnam

6 sunset viewing spots in Vietnam

by Ellie Abraham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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


Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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This is what a Tasmania group tour looks like

This is what a Tasmania group tour looks like

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ah Tasmania. The Apple Isle. You may know it as the bit of Australia that often gets left off maps, Commonwealth Games uniforms and various marketing collateral. Awkward. It also happens to be one of the most beautiful states in all of Australia.

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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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Why travel is better when it’s spontaneous

Why travel is better when it’s spontaneous

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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An 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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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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The true story of Africa’s disappearing glaciers

The true story of Africa’s disappearing glaciers

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s 1943, and three Italians are planning to summit Mt Kenya. One’s a civil servant, one’s a doctor and one’s a sailor. Oh, and all three are prisoners at an Allies POW camp.

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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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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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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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The magic of Chefchaouen, Morocco’s blue city

The magic of Chefchaouen, Morocco’s blue city

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When it comes to Chefchaouen, it's no exaggeration to say that every street and alleyway is majestic. The charm of Morocco's blue city knows no bounds...

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The real story behind Luang Prabang’s morning alms

The real story behind Luang Prabang’s morning alms

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

His name was Vitoon. I’d been watching the sunset from his temple on a hill when he walked up to me in his marmalade robes and asked if he could practice his English...

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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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Can you travel yourself young?

Can you travel yourself young?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Reconnecting with your inner-child is easier on the road, we reckon.

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What I wish I knew before trekking Everest Base Camp

What I wish I knew before trekking Everest Base Camp

by Kieran Wallace @ Intrepid Travel Blog

After all, bucket-list trips in the travel world vary from person to person but one I’m willing to bet almost everyone strives to check off is trekking to Everest Base Camp. Here's what it was like and what you need to know.

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5 of the best wine bars in Buenos Aires

5 of the best wine bars in Buenos Aires

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Welcome to Buenos Aires, the wine-stained capital of Argentina famous for its juicy steaks, spicy chimichurri and late-night tango trysts...

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The magic and madness of traveling in Vietnam with my mom

The magic and madness of traveling in Vietnam with my mom

by Harris Newman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Ellie Ross @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Steve Davey @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 towns in Mexico’s highlands to visit before everyone else does

5 towns in Mexico’s highlands to visit before everyone else does

by Marie-France Roy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here are five colonial towns in the highlands of Mexico that will make you forget the beach – for a while, at least.

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Travel to Iran: A 2018 update for US citizens

Travel to Iran: A 2018 update for US citizens

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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My incredible meeting with a hermit on a Nepal mountain trek

My incredible meeting with a hermit on a Nepal mountain trek

by Vanessa Bluett @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The snow-capped Tibetan mountains loomed up in the far distance as we trekked through Nepal up a valley to the highest village on our trek, Kyanjin. Our path took us…

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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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The 10 best cities in China for travelers

The 10 best cities in China for travelers

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's difficult to think of a country more diverse in its landscapes, its people, its cuisine, and its reasons for reeling travelers in.

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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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5 reasons Finnish Lapland should be on your bucket list

5 reasons Finnish Lapland should be on your bucket list

by Lizzie Mulherin @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Finland. The land of saunas, reindeer and very long words with no vowels.

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From ceviche to sushi: a guide to Lima’s food scene

From ceviche to sushi: a guide to Lima’s food scene

by Amber Dunlap @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If there’s one thing limeños know and appreciate, it’s seafood. Here are the must-try dishes and must-visit restaurants in Lima.

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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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7 things no-one tells you about the Inca Trail

7 things no-one tells you about the Inca Trail

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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10 reasons why you should travel to Nha Trang, Vietnam

10 reasons why you should travel to Nha Trang, Vietnam

by Amber Dunlap @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Meet the couple that crossed the Nullarbor in an old Corolla

Meet the couple that crossed the Nullarbor in an old Corolla

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Exploring Mexico’s cenotes & swimming holes

Exploring Mexico’s cenotes & swimming holes

by Sheree Joseph @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With 6000 cenotes in the Yucatan alone, it’s time to learn more about Mexico’s best swimming holes.

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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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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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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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“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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Travelling India as a solo female: Finding love and safety between the chaos

Travelling India as a solo female: Finding love and safety between the chaos

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s not long before a group of women, in vibrant saris and knotted hair take a liking to me - a solo blonde woman with a giant camera and an open curiosity.

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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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Marriage equality: a reminder to Australian travellers

Marriage equality: a reminder to Australian travellers

by James Thornton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This is a reminder to all Australian travellers, wherever you are in the world, that you don’t have to be waiting at home for your chance to vote.

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The 5 best countries in Europe for solo travel

The 5 best countries in Europe for solo travel

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Hanoi Food Tour: Cobra Wine, Water Bugs, Egg Coffee

Hanoi Food Tour: Cobra Wine, Water Bugs, Egg Coffee


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Do not miss the "Food on Foot" food tour when you are visiting Hanoi! It is better than any sightseeing tour in or near Hanoi!

Why I quit my job as Intrepid’s Social Media Manager

Why I quit my job as Intrepid’s Social Media Manager

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I have the best job in the world. I spend my days talking about travel to some of the world’s kindest travellers; I drown in beautiful images, beautiful words. And…

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

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

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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10 facts you probably don’t know about Peru

10 facts you probably don’t know about Peru

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We don't need to sell Peru to you – who doesn't want to see Machu Picchu in all its dazzling glory? But do you know as much as you should about this winning destination?

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Meet the 24 year old who trekked across the Gobi Desert

Meet the 24 year old who trekked across the Gobi Desert

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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10 handy tips for solo travel

10 handy tips for solo travel

by Wanderlust Chloe @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Milestone moments: The Intrepid Foundation hits $5m

Milestone moments: The Intrepid Foundation hits $5m

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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The hottest destinations in Europe for summer 2017

The hottest destinations in Europe for summer 2017

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Europe in the summer is like nowhere else: lively, cultured, and beautiful. So, go add these trending destinations to your 2017 bucket list.

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Six simple tips for better travel fashion

Six simple tips for better travel fashion

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travel isn’t synonymous with style. In fact, it’s kind of the antithesis. But it needn’t be that way.

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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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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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Delivery.com $10 Off Every Single Order of $10.01 (Free Food, One Masterpass Catch)

Delivery.com $10 Off Every Single Order of $10.01 (Free Food, One Masterpass Catch)

by TheRewardBoss @ The Reward Boss

Update 11/12/17: Promotion is dead. It lasted about 1.5 days. Confirmed via twitter. Hope you got some free food while it lasted. Well, this may go very fast (it's still working). Delivery.com has teamed up with Masterpass and is offering $10 off every single order of $10.01 or more. Yes, that's right…every order. There's one…

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8 beaches in Vietnam you have to visit

8 beaches in Vietnam you have to visit

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Tips for capturing stunning photographs of local people

Tips for capturing stunning photographs of local people

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While there is no magic way to photograph a person, Annapurna Mellor shares her top tips to help you to capture images of people in an authentic and ethical way.

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The 15 most spectacular glaciers to visit before they melt

The 15 most spectacular glaciers to visit before they melt

by Nicole Dossantos @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The top 10 places you should visit in Japan

The top 10 places you should visit in Japan

by Ellie Ross @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Introducing our brand new Expedition trips for 2016

Introducing our brand new Expedition trips for 2016

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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What is travel? We answer the big, burning question

What is travel? We answer the big, burning question

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Round the World South East Asia

by Xtreme Gap @ Xtreme Gap Year UK Xtreme Gap Year – Xtreme Gap Year UK

South East Asia is a very interesting, fun, safe and beautiful part of the world. It has a well-trodden backpacking route for good reason. This group trip will show you the best sites in Vietnam, Thailand and Laos in a whopping 9 weeks!

Prague in 48 hours: plan your visit

Prague in 48 hours: plan your visit

by Che-Marie Trigg @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Some cities are so ornamental, so historic and beautiful, that it’s hard to look beyond their histories to the modern hive of activity humming behind the facades. Prague is one…

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's time to make a change.

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How to discover Cinque Terre, away from the crowds

How to discover Cinque Terre, away from the crowds

by Emma Gibbins @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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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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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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6 family holidays with a difference

6 family holidays with a difference

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's time to steer away from those tried-and-tested holiday spots and choose something totally different for your tribe. So, here are six (slightly more unusual) family-friendly destinations.

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

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

by Joshua Kloke @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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Helping South America build a brighter future

Helping South America build a brighter future

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

South America is a beautiful destination, candid and colourful, but many South American countries are still working towards economic stability and equality.

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Our latest adventure in Western Australia

Our latest adventure in Western Australia

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to spot sloths in Costa Rica’s cloud forests

How to spot sloths in Costa Rica’s cloud forests

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Celebrating life on Day of the Dead

Celebrating life on Day of the Dead

by Luis Raul Sotres Mirazo @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Some people confuse Day of the Dead celebrations with Halloween, but really, Dia de Muertos is about celebrating LIFE. Intrepid local leader Luis explains what the tradition means to people in his homeland of Mexico.

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Lessons from the road: What travel taught me about love

Lessons from the road: What travel taught me about love

by Celinne Da Costa @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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These spiced plantain tacos will blow your mind (recipe)

These spiced plantain tacos will blow your mind (recipe)

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The perfect, picnic-friendly taco recipe for summer.

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Meet Kathmandu’s hidden artisans, the extraordinary Seven Women

Meet Kathmandu’s hidden artisans, the extraordinary Seven Women

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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7 reasons Sardinia is Europe’s hottest new sailing destination

7 reasons Sardinia is Europe’s hottest new sailing destination

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Introducing the most beautiful islands you’ve hardly ever heard of.

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

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

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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How to travel and get paid for it, as told by a professional travel blogger

How to travel and get paid for it, as told by a professional travel blogger

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A successful travel blogger offers insider knowledge into the ever-evolving travel blogging industry.

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5 LGBTQI-friendly travel destinations you might not have considered

5 LGBTQI-friendly travel destinations you might not have considered

by Robert Bockholt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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“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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Five awesome last-minute Easter escapes

Five awesome last-minute Easter escapes

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’d rather be experiencing post-chocolate guilt somewhere exotic this festive season, it’s not too late to do something about it.

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Spending a night in Paris’ Shakespeare & Co bookshop

Spending a night in Paris’ Shakespeare & Co bookshop

by Melissa Welham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The streetlamps outside are shining through my window, silhouetting the shadowy face of Virginia Woolf that has been painted on the glass...

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Dear ‘citizens of nowhere’, you are not alone

Dear ‘citizens of nowhere’, you are not alone

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Last October British PM Theresa May issued a warning to all those who consider themselves global citizens. “If you believe you are a citizen of the world,” she said. “you are…

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

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

by Louise Burton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why Ethiopia is Africa’s next must-visit destination

Why Ethiopia is Africa’s next must-visit destination

by Robert Schrader @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ethiopia was going to be unlike anywhere else I'd seen in Africa — and I hadn't seen anything yet.

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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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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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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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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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Why more young travellers are heading to Antarctica than ever before

Why more young travellers are heading to Antarctica than ever before

by Lucy Piper @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Sherry Ott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Meet the award-winning photographer making Utah look good

Meet the award-winning photographer making Utah look good

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A 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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Meet the man cycling 12,000km from Cairo to Cape Town

Meet the man cycling 12,000km from Cairo to Cape Town

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Meet Charles Butler. He's cycling from Egypt to South Africa, raising money for charity and having the adventure of a lifetime.

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

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

by Carrie Pallardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The 8 healthiest countries in the world

The 8 healthiest countries in the world

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Everything you need to know about mountain gorilla trekking

Everything you need to know about mountain gorilla trekking

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Nepal update: a letter from our co-founder

Nepal update: a letter from our co-founder

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Having just returned from visiting the Nepalese Himalayas, Darrell Wade (Intrepid co-founder) has penned a heartfelt letter describing his experience.

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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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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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Paddington Bear: getting wild in South America

Paddington Bear: getting wild in South America

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The 12 best travel challenges for 2015

The 12 best travel challenges for 2015

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The New Year is nearly here and at Intrepid that means one thing: new challenges. But that’s a little vague, right? I mean, how exactly will you challenge yourself this year?

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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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Hanoi – A romantic beauty in the winter

by Ha Nguyễn @ Vietnam Travel Guide

Hanoi in the winter is the images of the white daisy, the warm coat and the babies in their parents' arms. The winter is really coming. Around Hoan Kiem lake, only several people do exercise. The drizzling rain makes the street secluded than usual because all people are hurry up to find a warm place or go home to enjoy the free time at the weekend with their family.

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7 cities that are even better at night

7 cities that are even better at night

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A guide to Mérida, Mexico’s most underrated city

A guide to Mérida, Mexico’s most underrated city

by Julie Klene @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Many Mexicans agree that Mérida is one of the most beautiful cities in the Yucatán Peninsula. It's also safe, cultural and just 20 miles from the beach...

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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7billiondreams: make your pledge for World Environment Day

7billiondreams: make your pledge for World Environment Day

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Sarah Scimmi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Pigeon Pastilla is THE dish of Morocco.

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The ultimate marriage test: Newlyweds tackle Mt. Kilimanjaro

The ultimate marriage test: Newlyweds tackle Mt. Kilimanjaro

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Moving Mountains: I climbed Kilimanjaro for women’s rights

Moving Mountains: I climbed Kilimanjaro for women’s rights

by Amy Bolger @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Everything you need to know about travel in Iran

Everything you need to know about travel in Iran

by Jenny Gray @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travellers touch down in Tehran with images of shimmering mosques and palm trees, only to be confronted with an on-arrival visa process that makes grown men weep. But don't worry, we're here to help.

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Why rural Kenya stole my heart

Why rural Kenya stole my heart

by Lauren Wigham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A 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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The top 10 destinations to travel in: May

The top 10 destinations to travel in: May

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Jamie Ditaranto @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why I love El Salvador, a country with a story to tell

Why I love El Salvador, a country with a story to tell

by Rachel Uberti @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's a country with a story to tell but also a country with lots to offer. The people are welcoming, the beers are cheap and sites are almost tourist-free.

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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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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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Come out and playa: 6 of the best beaches in Cuba

Come out and playa: 6 of the best beaches in Cuba

by Mark Hewitt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There's so much more to Cuba than cigars, rum and vintage cars; it's also a playa-ground for beach lovers.

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6 hot springs in Iceland much better than the Blue Lagoon

6 hot springs in Iceland much better than the Blue Lagoon

by James Taylor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why 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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Visiting Antarctica with Intrepid, the trip of a lifetime

Visiting Antarctica with Intrepid, the trip of a lifetime

by Sandra Gagliano @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Vietnam’s coffee culture: What to know and where to go

Vietnam’s coffee culture: What to know and where to go

by Kyle Hulme @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There’s one thing above all that stands out as synonymous with Vietnam, and that’s the burgeoning coffee culture that has taken hold.

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Colombian soul: 7 of the country’s best spots

Colombian soul: 7 of the country’s best spots

by Lia Mitchell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Ever wondered what an Intrepid sailing trip looks like?

Ever wondered what an Intrepid sailing trip looks like?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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10 of the coolest things to do in Jamaica

10 of the coolest things to do in Jamaica

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The 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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Why the best travels happen when you face your fears

Why the best travels happen when you face your fears

by Sherry Ott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You know what fear eats for breakfast? It eats procrastination and avoidance. It loves it, it frequently gets second helpings. You know what makes fear go on a diet? Action. And travel is all about action.

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How you can help save the orangutans

How you can help save the orangutans

by WWF-Australia @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Hour-long train travel across India could become a reality

Hour-long train travel across India could become a reality

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The chef behind Pastuso sits down to talk all things Peruvian and delicious

The chef behind Pastuso sits down to talk all things Peruvian and delicious

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Peruvian chef Alejandro Saravia arrived in Australia on New Year’s Eve 2006 with nothing but a suitcase and a dream (and probably a few other things).

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How we’re stepping up the fight against orphanage tourism

How we’re stepping up the fight against orphanage tourism

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Who wouldn’t want to help an orphaned child? Unfortunately, our desire to help can sometimes cause more harm than good as, in some countries, orphanages have become tourist attractions that…

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Packing the perfect rucksack for a family holiday

Packing the perfect rucksack for a family holiday

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’re no strangers to rucksacks and know that using every inch of space is key, so check out these five handy hints on how to pack your family's rucksacks for your next trip together.

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

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

by Tom Smith @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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Book and go: The 25 easiest quick escapes for Aussies

Book and go: The 25 easiest quick escapes for Aussies


Traveller

Need a holiday but find it hard to get organised? It's never been easier to make a short break happen.

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

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

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Experiences make you happier than possessions, says science

Experiences make you happier than possessions, says science

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here’s why.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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Embracing the chaos and learning to love Hanoi

Embracing the chaos and learning to love Hanoi

by Tammy Burns @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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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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7 reasons you should go island hopping in the Galapagos

7 reasons you should go island hopping in the Galapagos

by Bridget Kapinus @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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How to visit Alaska’s most magnificent glaciers

How to visit Alaska’s most magnificent glaciers

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Home to more than 100,000 rivers of ice, Alaska’s glaciers are legendary.

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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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6 tips for travelling with a medical condition

6 tips for travelling with a medical condition

by Helen Wills @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to become a travel writer: we ask one of the best

How to become a travel writer: we ask one of the best

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ask anyone what their dream job is and (right after Full-time Lottery Winner and Smooth-talking Billionaire Superhero) you'll get Travel Writer.

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

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

by Kristin Amico @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The new app that’s naming every inch of the world

The new app that’s naming every inch of the world

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Trying to track down that hidden lake by Mongolia’s remote Tarvagatai Mountains? You’ll find it under ‘uncooked.humming.glossies'...

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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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The Southern Great Wall of China has a newly discovered section

The Southern Great Wall of China has a newly discovered section

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Yes, we’re offering a Cuba trip for Americans. Here’s the deal.

Yes, we’re offering a Cuba trip for Americans. Here’s the deal.

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re an American who thought you’d never be able to get to Cuba, it’s time to rethink your thinking.

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7 best travel destinations for the US dollar

7 best travel destinations for the US dollar

by Barry Choi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

To help you plan your next trip, we've picked 7 destinations where the US dollar will go a long way. Time to stop making excuses and start ticking off that bucket list...

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A love letter to Havana, a city that taught me so much

A love letter to Havana, a city that taught me so much

by Britt Skrabanek @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There have been many stories written already about La Habana. Mine probably isn’t all that different, except that I’ll start with the ending.

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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 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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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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Why the best travels of my life started after 50

Why the best travels of my life started after 50

by Alison Armstrong @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Lauren Whybrow @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Tackle the Kokoda Track, make a meaningful contribution

Tackle the Kokoda Track, make a meaningful contribution

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Kokoda has never been so good for your conscience.

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It’s official: Kenya is banning plastic bags

It’s official: Kenya is banning plastic bags

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Ecuador: So much more than just the Galapagos

Ecuador: So much more than just the Galapagos

by Amanda Williams @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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6 reasons you should ignore the headlines and trek Kokoda in 2016

6 reasons you should ignore the headlines and trek Kokoda in 2016

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Recent press hasn't done the Kokoda Track any favours, but there's always another side to the story...

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The Tulum Ruins: a Mexican family holiday with ancient Mayans

The Tulum Ruins: a Mexican family holiday with ancient Mayans

by Iseult Larkin @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Laura Dawson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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India through the lens of a professional Instagrammer

India through the lens of a professional Instagrammer

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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What was it like to live through the Nepal earthquake? A first-hand account.

What was it like to live through the Nepal earthquake? A first-hand account.

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

How a regular traveller suddenly found himself in the middle of a disaster zone.

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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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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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9 places you should never take a selfie

9 places you should never take a selfie

by Kate Sitarz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Five of our favourite Christmas foods from around the world

Five of our favourite Christmas foods from around the world

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It doesn’t really matter where you’re from, it wouldn’t be Christmas without good food. But growing up in Australia, I naturally assumed that everyone in the world rang-in the season with a barbecue. How wrong I was.

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How to 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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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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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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Why everyone is talking about Iceland right now

Why everyone is talking about Iceland right now

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Stay one step ahead of the tourist traps.

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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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This one tool will change the way you drink when you travel

This one tool will change the way you drink when you travel

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Have you ever looked around at the plastic water bottles strewn along rivers, beaches and mountain trails and parks and found yourself in despair?

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

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

by Lizzie Mulherin @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Do you really need a rail pass in Japan?

Do you really need a rail pass in Japan?

by Beatrix Coles @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A Rail Pass can be the ticket to saving money when you’re travelling around Japan, but here’s what you need to consider before making your purchase.

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

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

by Chris Girdler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Why Northern Iceland is the next big thing

Why Northern Iceland is the next big thing

by Bridget Kapinus @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Five reasons you should be visiting Cuba right now

Five reasons you should be visiting Cuba right now

by Tayla Gentle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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2 famous eateries in Da Lat with Lau ga la e

by Ha Nguyễn @ Vietnam Travel Guide

If you want to enjoy Da Lat’s Lau ga la e in Tao Ngo or 668 eatery, you should com there before 6 p.m to ensure that they do not run out of tables.

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Changing lives on the high plains of Puno

Changing lives on the high plains of Puno

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Elevation in Peru pose a big challenge for travellers, but what's less talked about is how affects Peruvian locals, particularly those on the high plains of Puno.

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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This is why you need to get to the Galapagos Islands

This is why you need to get to the Galapagos Islands

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Galapagos video to end all Galapagos videos.

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A homecooked meal in Burma: one of life’s simplest wonders

A homecooked meal in Burma: one of life’s simplest wonders

by Tayla Gentle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

She has tiny hands. Hands like small birds that flutter around the kitchen, gathering herbs, picking spices, covering her mouth to laugh.

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

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

by Rachel Guinee @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The 100-year-old bakery that serves Tokyo’s best ningyoyaki

The 100-year-old bakery that serves Tokyo’s best ningyoyaki

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

But what is it? This delicious spongey cake will change your life.

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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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One week in the Galapagos islands

One week in the Galapagos islands

by Oliver Pelling @ Intrepid Travel Blog

‘It feels like I’m not supposed to be here’: my first thought as the Galapagos Islands appeared through the aeroplane window.

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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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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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7 facts you probably don’t know about Costa Rica

7 facts you probably don’t know about Costa Rica

by Christina Campo @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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17 tips for a healthy and happy family adventure in India

17 tips for a healthy and happy family adventure in India

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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These language tips from Babbel will help you get the most out of your travels

These language tips from Babbel will help you get the most out of your travels

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Language is a beautiful connector of people. It helps us express our thoughts and feelings, gives us insight into new cultures, connects us to others, and, as any traveller can attest, can sometimes make or break your experience.

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Cinco de Mayo: Mexico through the lens

Cinco de Mayo: Mexico through the lens

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Mexico's heart beats in the salsa clubs and street corn vendors, the midnight Mariachi and Maya ruins. If you want to know what it's really like, check this out.

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What it’s like to travel in Morocco during Ramadan

What it’s like to travel in Morocco during Ramadan

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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This traveller got the coolest Antarctic experience we’ve ever seen

This traveller got the coolest Antarctic experience we’ve ever seen

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

An antarctic experience involving whales, kayaks and life-changing adventure. In other words, the usual.

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Wine not? Why Bulgaria is the new Bordeaux

Wine not? Why Bulgaria is the new Bordeaux

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Is this the best travel complaint ever?

Is this the best travel complaint ever?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We're pretty fond of it.

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Chobe vs Okavango: Which one should you choose?

Chobe vs Okavango: Which one should you choose?

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Cuban revolution: 11 things I learned while cycling through Cuba

Cuban revolution: 11 things I learned while cycling through Cuba

by Frank Cheshire @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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What it’s like to do a homestay in the Peruvian Andes

What it’s like to do a homestay in the Peruvian Andes

by Marianna Jamadi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here we are in a house that now feels like a home, preparing dinner like a family...

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Lost Vegas: six ways to get off the Strip in Sin City

Lost Vegas: six ways to get off the Strip in Sin City

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’d rather hold onto your hard-earned cash, there’s heaps of stuff to do in Vegas that doesn't require a casino.

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

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

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Favorite Photos, Favorite Moments of 2017

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Just like that, another year comes to an end. As we get ready to flip the calendar over into 2018, it’s nice to look back and reflect on the past year. For us, 2017 was all about balancing work and school and sports with as much travel as possible. It was a hectic year, but we all think that, don’t ...

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5 reasons Poland is Europe’s most underrated destination

5 reasons Poland is Europe’s most underrated destination

by Joshua Kloke @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Introducing: our Intrepid Foodies for 2015

Introducing: our Intrepid Foodies for 2015

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When we sat down to create our Intrepid Food Adventures, we had a simple mission in mind: to design the most authentic, affordable and awesome ‘real food’ experiences – the…

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Meeting Maximón, the smoking god of Guatemala

Meeting Maximón, the smoking god of Guatemala

by Anne Von Osterhausen @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One thing stuck out on my recent trip. Mostly because it was unbelievably strange and wonderful: a visit to Maximón, the Smoking God.

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

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

by Ben Feldman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Oliver Pelling @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Caglar Gokgun @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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6 reasons why Central Asia should be on your travel radar

6 reasons why Central Asia should be on your travel radar

by Nathan James Thomas @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Central Asia remains a place where adventure isn’t just possible: it’s unavoidable. Far more than just dots on the map, each country is distinct and worthy of exploration.

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More than Marina Bay Sands: What to see in Singapore

More than Marina Bay Sands: What to see in Singapore

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How a road trip with my mum changed what I thought of Australia

How a road trip with my mum changed what I thought of Australia

by Isabelle Liekens @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This wasn’t the first time we had travelled together, but travelling in Australia was a completely different experience to what we were used to.

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Travel smarter: 5 ways seasonality can affect your travel plans

Travel smarter: 5 ways seasonality can affect your travel plans

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You might think peak season is peak for a reason, but there's more to seasonality than just following the crowds.

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Photos: this is what homework looks like around the world

Photos: this is what homework looks like around the world

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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5 sporting spectacles around the world that’ll make you feel like a local

5 sporting spectacles around the world that’ll make you feel like a local

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A sporting event can be a haven of knowledge for travellers, no matter the size of the venue.

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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9 alternative travel spots for 2018

9 alternative travel spots for 2018

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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One minute and 37 seconds of pure wanderlust

One minute and 37 seconds of pure wanderlust

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Stories from the road: we explore Ningaloo Reef with DriveAustralia

Stories from the road: we explore Ningaloo Reef with DriveAustralia

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We parked the car at a rusty, unmarked gate just off the road and mooched over the sand dunes to a stretch of deserted beach...

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An extraordinary expedition into Australia’s East Arnhem Land

An extraordinary expedition into Australia’s East Arnhem Land

by Lucy Piper @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A CLTure Guide to Queen’s Feast Charlotte Restaurant Week

by CLTure @ CLTure

 By Haley Clanton  January 18, 2018 The start of a new year brings joy to many who love great food and company at a reasonable price. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again for Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week. From January 19-28, 130 plus Charlotte-Metro area restaurants come together to offer us …

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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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10 facts you probably don’t know about South Africa

10 facts you probably don’t know about South Africa

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

South Africa, the continents southern-most tip, boasts a bit of well, everything. With that being said, there are probably some South Africa facts that you didn't know.

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How to travel safe in Africa

How to travel safe in Africa

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here are the tips we discovered on our travels, to help you avoid becoming criminal fodder, remaining scam savvy, or the latest victim of Africa-belly.

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White nationalist wants to speak on Kent State anniversary

White nationalist wants to speak on Kent State anniversary


SFGate

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - White nationalist Richard Spencer won't be allowed to speak at Kent State University on the anniversary of the fatal Vietnam protest shootings, the school said Thursday, the same day he was approved to speak at Michigan State University in March.Spencer, a leading figure in the white nationalist movement, and his associates have sought to speak at universities across the country, leading to lawsuits and battles over the fundamental right to free speech at public universities.His campus tour organizer asked this week to rent space at Kent State's Student Multicultural Center on May 4 - the date when, in 1970, Ohio National Guard members fired into a crowd protesting the Vietnam war and killed four students.

Jungle hikes and perfect beaches: Why Colombia’s Tayrona National Park is a must-visit

Jungle hikes and perfect beaches: Why Colombia’s Tayrona National Park is a must-visit

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You see, it's not just about the blue of the water or the white of the sand, it's the way the lush, green, jungle-clad mountains greet the beaches.

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

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

by Sarah Tate @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Rediscovering the spirit of travel in Myanmar

Rediscovering the spirit of travel in Myanmar

by Christine Sarkis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

On a recent visit to Myanmar, I followed my spirit of curiosity … and found a country poised at the edge of a moment.

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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A tribute to our friend, Victor Ongollah

A tribute to our friend, Victor Ongollah

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Life advice from 8 incredible female travellers

Life advice from 8 incredible female travellers

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Every year, there are women out in the world doing amazing things. Riding across countries, documenting struggle and conflict, writing epic stories and busting gender stereotypes...

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What to expect on a trek to Everest Base Camp

What to expect on a trek to Everest Base Camp

by CC Hua @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How we celebrate: Easter traditions around the world

How we celebrate: Easter traditions around the world

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Meet the female scientists kicking goals in Antarctica

Meet the female scientists kicking goals in Antarctica

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Last year, 77 women scientists set out for the Antarctic peninsula – the biggest all-female expedition ever attempted. And this is only the beginning...

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Dark Tourism sites: should we be visiting them?

Dark Tourism sites: should we be visiting them?

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Why Georgia should make your 2015 travel hit list

Why Georgia should make your 2015 travel hit list

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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The 5 best alternative winter break destinations

The 5 best alternative winter break destinations

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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6 cities in Italy to visit before everyone else does

6 cities in Italy to visit before everyone else does

by Melissa Ariganello @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The Top 9 mind-blowing travel videos of all time

The Top 9 mind-blowing travel videos of all time

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Discovering Huacachina, the surreal desert oasis in Peru

Discovering Huacachina, the surreal desert oasis in Peru

by Sarah Funk @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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We just got the Rainforest Alliance tick of approval

We just got the Rainforest Alliance tick of approval

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Rainforest Alliance aims to see people and planet prosper together. We're proud to say we just got their tick of approval.

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The Russian Ministry of Culture is trying tourism propaganda, and we love it

The Russian Ministry of Culture is trying tourism propaganda, and we love it

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It's not often you watch something that you know is sponsored by a questionable regime, and come out with a big smile on your face.

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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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Expedition El Mirador: our latest off-map adventure

Expedition El Mirador: our latest off-map adventure

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Top 6 colorful cities around the world

Top 6 colorful cities around the world

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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6 must-try dishes in Madrid

6 must-try dishes in Madrid

by Sarah Tate @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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6 reasons Jordan is the perfect family holiday destination

6 reasons Jordan is the perfect family holiday destination

by Katie Hoare @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Part history lesson, part unforgettable adventure; a family holiday to this Middle Eastern oasis is an experience your kids will be telling their grandkids about in years to come.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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What happens when you get blissfully lost in Trinidad, Cuba

What happens when you get blissfully lost in Trinidad, Cuba

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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What it’s like to safari in the Ngorongoro Crater

What it’s like to safari in the Ngorongoro Crater

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Four awesome benefits of group travel, as told by a solo traveller

Four awesome benefits of group travel, as told by a solo traveller

by Jane Crouch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The solo vs. group travel debate is always fierce. This one's for the skeptics, the converted and the undecided.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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8 reasons why your next adventure should be in Madagascar

8 reasons why your next adventure should be in Madagascar

by Nomadic Matt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Amanda Linardon @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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6 unexpected surf destinations around the world

6 unexpected surf destinations around the world

by Sarah Scimmi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The best (and worst) times to visit the Galapagos Islands – infographic

The best (and worst) times to visit the Galapagos Islands – infographic

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When to go and what to see in the Galapagos Islands.

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14 things you probably didn’t know about Cuba

14 things you probably didn’t know about Cuba

by Tayla Gentle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Meet the Leaders: Judy, Bahamas sailing skipper

Meet the Leaders: Judy, Bahamas sailing skipper

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why a group tour in the Middle East was the right decision for me

Why a group tour in the Middle East was the right decision for me

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

By going with a group, I knew my transportation would be insured, my activities vetted and my accommodations safe. I felt more confident and safe exploring all the amazing things that Jordan and Egypt have to offer.

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Climbing Kilimanjaro with blind athlete Dan Berlin

Climbing Kilimanjaro with blind athlete Dan Berlin

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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The Leaning Tower of Pisa is getting a…Ferris wheel

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is getting a…Ferris wheel

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Singled out: the best island escapes for solo travellers

Singled out: the best island escapes for solo travellers

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Listen up, solo travellers. This is what paradise looks like...

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25 things I learned in 25 years of solo travel

25 things I learned in 25 years of solo travel

by Marie-France Roy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why 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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The reality of solo female travel in Morocco

The reality of solo female travel in Morocco

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Tips and tricks for travelling in Africa

Tips and tricks for travelling in Africa

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You’ve finally taken the plunge and booked that ticket for an epic African adventure. Good for you! Here's everything you need to know.

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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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The 12 London Instagrammers you should be following right now

The 12 London Instagrammers you should be following right now

by Hannah Foster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Set your filters to stun.

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We catch up with the director of ‘Sherpa’, the season’s most acclaimed documentary

We catch up with the director of ‘Sherpa’, the season’s most acclaimed documentary

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Visually stunning and deeply political, Sherpa documents the changing consciousness of a people who have long been the backbone of the Everest climbing industry.

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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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Why we’re rethinking orphanage tourism

Why we’re rethinking orphanage tourism

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Shopping for spells at the Witches Market in La Paz

Shopping for spells at the Witches Market in La Paz

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Talismans, cure-alls and mystic ointments – welcome to Bolivia's famous Witches Market.

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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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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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5 times technology ruined my trip

5 times technology ruined my trip

by Hallie Entwistle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Meet Dan Berlin, the first blind athlete to run the Inca Trail

Meet Dan Berlin, the first blind athlete to run the Inca Trail

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When Dan Berlin lost his vision due to cone-rod dystrophy, his life changed. One world dimmed, faded, and finally switched off, but another opened up: the world of ultra-distance running.

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Africa through the lens with photographer Ben McRae

Africa through the lens with photographer Ben McRae

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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7 best travel destinations for the Canadian dollar

7 best travel destinations for the Canadian dollar

by Barry Choi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The hygge life: our perfect weekend in Copenhagen

The hygge life: our perfect weekend in Copenhagen

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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One Day Walking Tour of Washington DC

One Day Walking Tour of Washington DC


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One day walking tour of Washington DC, perfect for a first time visit to the city. What to see, where to eat, best places to visit.

A pinch of adventure: one couple’s spice journey through Zanzibar

A pinch of adventure: one couple’s spice journey through Zanzibar

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Even the name 'Zanzibar' sounds exotic. Add in the phase 'spice islands' and the mind boggles with vision of pirates, cinnamon, chalk-white beaches and cinematically swaying palms.

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

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

by Anne Von Osterhausen @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Five drinks to get you through NYE around the world

Five drinks to get you through NYE around the world

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

New Year’s Eve, it’s the event that happens once in a year but 24 times in a day. Nearly everyone rings it in on December 31st, but the mystical magic of time zones means the party lives on and on and on, hitting one little slice of the world after another.

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This couple quit their jobs to drive the Pan-American Highway. Here’s why they liked Colombia best.

This couple quit their jobs to drive the Pan-American Highway. Here’s why they liked Colombia best.

by George Meredith @ Intrepid Travel Blog

My wife and I left our jobs and lives in San Francisco last year to drive the Pan American highway from Canada to Patagonia in a camper van. That's when we became...overlanders.

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

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

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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7 wildlife experiences you can only have in South Australia

7 wildlife experiences you can only have in South Australia

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Check-in 4 Saigon plazas to have nice pictures in Christmas

by Ha Nguyễn @ Vietnam Travel Guide

In addition to the churches, the plazas insaigon also have a great decoration in Christmas. Let’s check in these places to have beautiful photos right now.

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Saigon Free Day Tours

by Ha Nguyễn @ Vietnam Travel Guide

Every year, Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, receives thousands of tourists around the country and from all over the world. Therefore, there are quite a few tours for different services and prices in Ho Chi Minh City available for travellers to choose. With Saigon Free Day Tours, you can explore the whole city without charging any fee to the guide.

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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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An Amazon adventure at Shiripuno Lodge

An Amazon adventure at Shiripuno Lodge

by Amanda Williams @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There's only one place you need to stay to experience the real Amazon. This is it.

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Six surprising benefits of travelling with your mother

Six surprising benefits of travelling with your mother

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Worst nightmare or blessing in disguise?

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Nepal four months on: this is where your donations went

Nepal four months on: this is where your donations went

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to be the friend everyone wants to travel with

How to be the friend everyone wants to travel with

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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What traveling the world solo has taught me about life

What traveling the world solo has taught me about life

by Amanda Williams @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Miyajima Island: A picture-perfect day trip in Japan

Miyajima Island: A picture-perfect day trip in Japan

by Cynthia Chou @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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19 things only travellers in the 90s would understand

19 things only travellers in the 90s would understand

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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6 common misconceptions about travel in Iran

6 common misconceptions about travel in Iran

by Jenny Gray @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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‘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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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 European day hikes everyone should experience

5 European day hikes everyone should experience

by Marie-France Roy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Double strap adventure: a brief history of backpacking

Double strap adventure: a brief history of backpacking

by Cam Hassard @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Bosnia & Herzegovina: 7 reasons to look beyond the headlines

Bosnia & Herzegovina: 7 reasons to look beyond the headlines

by Chelsea McIver @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Bosnia & Herzegovina: forget everything you thought you knew.

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3D2N at The Cliff Resort & Residences Phan Thiet at the price of only 2.899.000 VND / person

by Ha Nguyễn @ Vietnam Travel Guide

Staying at The Cliff Resort & Residences Phan Thiet with unbeatable rates, you will find that the money spent on the experience is perfectly worth it.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Is this the most amazing mountain bike video ever?

Is this the most amazing mountain bike video ever?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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European history according to Asterix and Obelix

European history according to Asterix and Obelix

by Laura Dawson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Just like a regular history lesson, only interesting.

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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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Your ultimate Hawaii island-by-island travel guide

Your ultimate Hawaii island-by-island travel guide

by Chadwick Kieser @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Sharing Ramadan in Diyarbakır, Turkey

Sharing Ramadan in Diyarbakır, Turkey

by Nick Burns @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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So, what does Brexit mean for travellers?

So, what does Brexit mean for travellers?

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For doubters, the unthinkable has happened. Today the world has woken up to find Britain and the EU are going their separate ways.

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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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5 Days in London: The Ultimate London Itinerary

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

There’s just something about London. With its iconic skyline, trendy neighborhoods, world-class museums, and long list of popular attractions, London is a city that every traveler should visit. We put together this 5-day London itinerary to help you have the best experience here. About this London Itinerary In general, I grouped sites together based on their location in order to ...

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

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

by Georgina Lawton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Wellness Travel in Madagascar. It’s now a thing

Wellness Travel in Madagascar. It’s now a thing

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Life lessons I learned at a social enterprise in Bangalore

Life lessons I learned at a social enterprise in Bangalore

by Nora Malm @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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10 things I’ve learned from travelling to 75 countries

10 things I’ve learned from travelling to 75 countries

by Chris Mitchell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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5 beautiful islands in Europe you haven’t discovered yet

5 beautiful islands in Europe you haven’t discovered yet

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The importance of visiting Cambodia’s Killing Fields

The importance of visiting Cambodia’s Killing Fields

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Cambodia is more than Angkor Wat. The genocidal history is devastating, but important to see and understand.

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

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

by Sherry Ott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Marika McAdam @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A circus of ethics: is elephant welfare finally becoming mainstream?

A circus of ethics: is elephant welfare finally becoming mainstream?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Can public consciousness and public action drive meaningful change in the private sector?

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What it’s like returning to your hometown in Vietnam after 32 years

What it’s like returning to your hometown in Vietnam after 32 years

by Jessica Korteman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It was only at the age of 34 that a combination of good timing and an emerging curiosity about where he was born and spent the first year and a half of his life, led us on a trip to Vietnam.

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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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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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Australia just gained 17 new islands…in Antarctica

Australia just gained 17 new islands…in Antarctica

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Carla Powell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Faces of Cape Town: A day tour with a difference

Faces of Cape Town: A day tour with a difference

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Life series: the daily commute around the world

Life series: the daily commute around the world

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The truth about travelling in Transylvania

The truth about travelling in Transylvania

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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“Papua New Guinea is truly the last frontier.” We talk to the man who built our wildest expedition yet

“Papua New Guinea is truly the last frontier.” We talk to the man who built our wildest expedition yet

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When we sat down this year to plan our brand new expedition trips, we knew we wanted Papua New Guinea in there somewhere.

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It’s official: Annapurna is safe for travellers to return to. Here’s everything you need to know.

It’s official: Annapurna is safe for travellers to return to. Here’s everything you need to know.

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Nepal's Annapurna trail is officially open for travellers. Here's the scoop.

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Greek financial crisis: our advice for travellers

Greek financial crisis: our advice for travellers

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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No presents? No problem: here’s a Christmas gift that keeps on giving

No presents? No problem: here’s a Christmas gift that keeps on giving

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With the added pressure of the ticking clock, thinking up the perfect gift can be a real struggle. But fret not - here’s how to turn the panic into the best Christmas present ever.

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

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

by Doug Whyte @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 experiences that prove Sri Lanka is an adventurer’s paradise

5 experiences that prove Sri Lanka is an adventurer’s paradise

by Ryan Bolton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re an adventurous type, look no further than this teardrop-shaped island. The 'what to do in Sri Lanka' list is endless. 

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‘Travellers change my life and I change theirs’: meet Moroccan local leader Khalid

‘Travellers change my life and I change theirs’: meet Moroccan local leader Khalid

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Khalid Lamlih, an Intrepid local leader, talks about the power of meeting other people while travelling.

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Going solo: the joys of travelling by yourself

Going solo: the joys of travelling by yourself

by Marianna Jamadi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Looking for adventure in 2018? Look no further.

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How to spend 24-hours in Bruges

How to spend 24-hours in Bruges

by Melissa Welham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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“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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5 ideal destinations near Saigon for New Year Holiday 2018

by Ha Nguyễn @ Vietnam Travel Guide

About 100km from Saigon, Tan Lap floating village, Con Phung or Long Hai beach will surely be good choices for short holiday.

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

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

by Barry Choi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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7 essentials every traveller should pack for their trip

7 essentials every traveller should pack for their trip

by Patricia Magana @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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9 unique experiences in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

9 unique experiences in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There aren't many places so small or so diverse you can travel from holy cities to ancient fortresses to surreal salt lakes in just one morning.

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6 cities in France to visit before everyone else does

6 cities in France to visit before everyone else does

by Kirsty Fanton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Monk life: what to expect from your Japanese monastery stay

Monk life: what to expect from your Japanese monastery stay

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’d ask me to picture the quintessential Japanese Shinto building, this would be it. All it was missing was a couple of dueling samurai out front.

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The Top 10 most walkable cities in America

The Top 10 most walkable cities in America

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The 6 rules of responsible travel

The 6 rules of responsible travel

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Coast to coast: 5 unexpected fringe benefits of road-tripping across America

Coast to coast: 5 unexpected fringe benefits of road-tripping across America

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Road-tripping across America will reveal cinematic landscapes, bizarre roadside oddities and laugh-out-loud town names.

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Xtreme Thailand Experience

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Experience Thailand with our top selling trip. Four adventure-filled weeks, that will take you from Bangkok to the heart of Thailand, to the tropical beaches of Koh Tao. Our included airport collection, Thai guides, guaranteed group numbers and jam-packed itinerary make this ideal for first time or solo travellers. Meet new people, make new friends, plus choose from 5 awesome activities for your 3rd week and have an unforgettable month-long journey.

Which is the best street food tour in Hanoi?

Which is the best street food tour in Hanoi?


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After four tours, approximately 13 kilometres of walking, three portions of banh cuon, a kilo of extra weight and enough sugar to dissolve a few dozen

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

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

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The wining and dining guide to Mendoza

The wining and dining guide to Mendoza

by Doug Whyte @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The best craft cocktail bars in NYC

The best craft cocktail bars in NYC

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ask any American who invented the cocktail and you'll get a pretty definitive answer. It was us, buddy, all right?

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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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Traveling to Greece? Give Athens a chance

Traveling to Greece? Give Athens a chance

by Tom Hall @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The capital of Greece is like nowhere else on earth. Athens fuses the ancient with the modern, melding historic sights and iconic monuments with lively eateries and a vibrant culture.

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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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An earth worth watching: inside our new Earthwatch Rainforest Expedition

An earth worth watching: inside our new Earthwatch Rainforest Expedition

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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The world’s most bike-friendly cities, ranked

The world’s most bike-friendly cities, ranked

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Finding friendship, unforgettable experiences and love on an Intrepid trip

Finding friendship, unforgettable experiences and love on an Intrepid trip

by Katie Lockhart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Celinne Da Costa @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Obama does Bali: How to travel there like the former President

Obama does Bali: How to travel there like the former President

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ah, Bali. This beach-fringed paradise seemingly has it all – sprawling rice fields, ancient Hindu temples and active volcanoes sprinkled throughout. And now Bali can boast having something very special…

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India on an etch-a-sketch…you’ve never seen it like this before

India on an etch-a-sketch…you’ve never seen it like this before

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Artist Jane Labowitch likes to doodle. In fact she's made it her full-time profession. And the instrument she's chosen? None other than the humble etch-a-sketch.

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What it’s like to do a Hmong homestay in the hills of Sapa

What it’s like to do a Hmong homestay in the hills of Sapa

by Kelsey Reaves @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I felt like I had hit the jackpot. I was truly living a day in the life of a Hmong woman – and it felt real...

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The top destinations for travel in January

The top destinations for travel in January

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Debunked: 6 totally untrue myths about family travel

Debunked: 6 totally untrue myths about family travel

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

At it’s best, family travel is probably the most rewarding thing you can do together. Nothing makes memories better.

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10 must-see places when you visit Georgia

10 must-see places when you visit Georgia

by Emily Lush @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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4 reasons why Northern Iran should be on your travel radar

4 reasons why Northern Iran should be on your travel radar

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The beauty of discovering Myanmar by bike

The beauty of discovering Myanmar by bike

by Annie Zimmerman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Myanmar by bike was pure magic. The undulating hills made for excellent cycling, and the entire trip was one unique experience after another.

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Moral dilemmas: should you do these things while travelling?

Moral dilemmas: should you do these things while travelling?

by Caroline Morse @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why Northern Sri Lanka should be on your travel radar

Why Northern Sri Lanka should be on your travel radar

by Leslie Price @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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5 unexpected natural wonders to visit in Taiwan

5 unexpected natural wonders to visit in Taiwan

by Cynthia Chou @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The majority of visitors stick to the bustling capital of Taipei. But for anyone else seeking a taste of the outdoors life, there are almost unlimited options in Taiwan.

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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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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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How to cross the road in Vietnam

How to cross the road in Vietnam

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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This new technology is set to obliterate language barriers

This new technology is set to obliterate language barriers

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Intrepid Twitter chat recap: South America

Intrepid Twitter chat recap: South America

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

On December 10th Intrepid was joined by a few seasoned travellers and fellow adventure operators to chat all things South America. Under the hashtag #IntrepidSA, we covered everything from epic scenery, delicious cuisine and hidden gems.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Nepal one year on: a post-quake journey with The Common Wanderer

Nepal one year on: a post-quake journey with The Common Wanderer

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Nepal’s message is loud and clear; it’s open, it’s safe, it’s beautiful, and it’s as welcoming as ever. The only thing missing is you.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 traditional alleyways in Tokyo where locals eat and drink

5 traditional alleyways in Tokyo where locals eat and drink

by Jessica Korteman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

What many people don’t know is that behind Tokyo’s tall buildings and neon lights are little pockets of former times living on despite their changing surroundings...

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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This is what it’s like to share a meal at a Sikh temple in India

This is what it’s like to share a meal at a Sikh temple in India

by Annika Ziehen @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Music is playing, people are walking and praying, and the atmosphere is festive yet oddly relaxed for a sacred place.

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On your bike: How to join Ride2Work Day

On your bike: How to join Ride2Work Day

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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6 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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How to spend 5 days in Iceland: your ultimate itinerary

How to spend 5 days in Iceland: your ultimate itinerary

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Italy in one week: The ultimate guide

Italy in one week: The ultimate guide

by Melissa Ariganello @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Marianna Jamadi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The least Instagrammed places in 2016

The least Instagrammed places in 2016

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Louise Burton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Good news: India is trying to ban plastic bags

Good news: India is trying to ban plastic bags

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Yep, India has plans in progress to not only ban the production, storage and import of plastic bags, but also develop new sanitary landfill sites.

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6 experiences every traveler should have in Iceland

6 experiences every traveler should have in Iceland

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The volcanic island has exploded onto the radars of travelers in recent years, but Iceland has more than enough fjords, geysers, volcanoes, and glaciers to go around.

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Where to spot leopards in Sri Lanka

Where to spot leopards in Sri Lanka

by Matt Philcox @ Intrepid Travel Blog

While the lion isn't much more than a majestic myth, another magnificent big cat prowls Sri Lanka – the leopard.

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A Sherpa’s story: what it was like to survive the earthquake on Everest

A Sherpa’s story: what it was like to survive the earthquake on Everest

by Dawa Sherpa @ Intrepid Travel Blog

On the day the quake hit Everest we were having a late breakfast in one of the tents, planning our move back up the slope the next day. It was a normal morning. Like any other on the mountain.

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

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

by Jonathan Kambskarð-Bennett @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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“It was just so beautiful”: trekking Patagonia with Youtube pro Hey Nadine

“It was just so beautiful”: trekking Patagonia with Youtube pro Hey Nadine

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Youtube star and pro blogger Nadine Sykora knows a thing or two about travel. So when she says Patagonia blew her away, it pays to listen up.

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Everything you need to know about trekking in Patagonia

Everything you need to know about trekking in Patagonia

by Julie Klene @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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10 experiences every traveler should have in Morocco

10 experiences every traveler should have in Morocco

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The 6 best destinations for solo travel

The 6 best destinations for solo travel

by Vicky Philpott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Cruising just got a lot more sustainable

Cruising just got a lot more sustainable

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ask anyone that’s been to Croatia in the last few years: the familiar backdrop to nearly every sun-soaked vista is the silhouette of a big cruise ship, moored out at sea.

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Welcome to the most electrical place on earth

Welcome to the most electrical place on earth

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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11 quotes that prove celebrities live on a different planet

11 quotes that prove celebrities live on a different planet

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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Sandsational: these are the world’s 7 best beaches

Sandsational: these are the world’s 7 best beaches

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Picking the world’s best beach is a bit like arguing why your favourite colour should dominate the rainbow.

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Watch five years’ of glacier loss in one minute

Watch five years’ of glacier loss in one minute

by Tim Edwards @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ten years ago, the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) began documenting the disappearance of the world’s glaciers using time-lapse photography. Today, his stunning videos of rapid glacier loss have been recognised…

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6 easy tips for solo female travel in India

6 easy tips for solo female travel in India

by Lorinda Childs @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Cycling Japan: from Osaka to Tokyo

Cycling Japan: from Osaka to Tokyo

by Ellie Ross @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With onsen, exercise, and freedom to escape the crowds amidst a beautiful and varied landscape, could there be a better way to explore Japan?

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The 5 best countries in Asia for solo travel

The 5 best countries in Asia for solo travel

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ah, Asia. A continent so diverse, so beautiful, and so packed with chaos and charm that it truly does provide something for everyone. Solo travelers in particular will be right at home here.

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Best of Instagram: Alaska through the lens

Best of Instagram: Alaska through the lens

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Anna Reeves @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Family travel 101: what to consider before travelling with kids

Family travel 101: what to consider before travelling with kids

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Want to stir up your wanderlust? Watch. This.

Want to stir up your wanderlust? Watch. This.

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We often travel for the iconic sights, the sweeping landscapes… but it is really the fleeting moments of sincere connection that leave a lasting impression.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Havana good time: Tips for solo female travelers in Cuba

Havana good time: Tips for solo female travelers in Cuba

by Sarah Simons @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I love the autonomy of traveling on my own, feeling free to make plans (and friends) at leisure. Thankfully, Cuba is perfect for solo travelers. Here's what I learned on a recent trip there...

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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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Why we need to act now to protect our oceans from climate change

Why we need to act now to protect our oceans from climate change

by Lucas Handley @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With 7.4 billion people now living on earth and 40% of them living in coastal areas, we need to keep our oceans healthy. We have never needed them so much, or demanded so much from them.

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Solo travel 101: how to be prepared and stay positive

Solo travel 101: how to be prepared and stay positive

by Joni Taisey @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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6 surreal landscapes to explore in China

6 surreal landscapes to explore in China

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Need for Swedes: 7 reasons why Sweden is Europe’s new capital of cool

Need for Swedes: 7 reasons why Sweden is Europe’s new capital of cool

by Cam Hassard @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Today is the day you realise IKEA is the LEAST cool thing to come out of Sweden.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Get there before everyone else does.

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Travelling as a vegan? These are the 7 countries to visit

Travelling as a vegan? These are the 7 countries to visit

by Tarah Miller @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With vegan-diets becoming more common on a global scale, travellers are starting to look for an alternative.

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This is what it looks like to cruise the Canal du Midi

This is what it looks like to cruise the Canal du Midi

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you want to know what it looks like to spend 8 days, cruising from Castelnaudary to Homps and sipping champagne between cheese courses...this is it.

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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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Trekking in the lost world of Sabah

Trekking in the lost world of Sabah

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Neil Coletta @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Reykjavik calling: seven reasons you need to visit Iceland’s capital of cool

Reykjavik calling: seven reasons you need to visit Iceland’s capital of cool

by Louise Burton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Apart from being a game winner in Scrabble and relatively easy to pronounce (at least by Icelandic standards), Reykjavick is one of the coolest cities going around.

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Blood Lions: The real story behind lion walks and canned hunting

Blood Lions: The real story behind lion walks and canned hunting

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There are currently thousands of lions and other predators being held in captivity across the continent. Meet the team who's trying to fight back.

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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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“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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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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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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7 underrated cities you should visit in Europe

7 underrated cities you should visit in Europe

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Where to find the best street art in South America

Where to find the best street art in South America

by Along Dusty Roads @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Artists from across the world look to South America as the perfect canvas for their work, and this varied continent is home to so much exceptional street art.

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What to expect on ‘Hola Cuba’, by Americans who have been on the trip

What to expect on ‘Hola Cuba’, by Americans who have been on the trip

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

At the end of a recent Hola Cuba trip, I asked a selection of American passengers just two questions: what the highlight of their trip was and what they wish they'd known prior to setting off.

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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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The magic of cruising the Nile, when you’ve dreamed of it for 40 years

The magic of cruising the Nile, when you’ve dreamed of it for 40 years

by Alison Armstrong @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The boat was a floating hotel, complete with shops; our cabin was luxurious, filled with large windows. Three nights in luxury cruising down the Nile. I could barely contain my excitement.

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

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

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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The Westfjords: Iceland’s Final Frontier

The Westfjords: Iceland’s Final Frontier

by James Taylor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Westfjords are splayed across the north-western corner of Iceland like the fingers of a giant, clawing its way towards the Arctic Circle.

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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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Why you should travel with your children

Why you should travel with your children

by Nisbah Hussein @ Intrepid Travel Blog

From astronomy lessons under the stars of the Sahara to slowing down to enjoy the magic, here's why you should travel with your little ones.

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What to expect on a trip to Turkmenistan

What to expect on a trip to Turkmenistan

by Elle Hardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Meet the artisans who make Thailand’s alms bowls by hand

Meet the artisans who make Thailand’s alms bowls by hand

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There are still a few centres for crafts made by street-side vendors, using traditional methods and materials. This is one of the last.

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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It’s about time: Uluru finally bans climbers

It’s about time: Uluru finally bans climbers

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Nepal festival guide: five Himalayan parties you need to see

Nepal festival guide: five Himalayan parties you need to see

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Time your Nepal trip just right and you could have the ultimate mountain send-off (or welcome back) – we’re talking street dancing, candle lighting, dog worshipping fun (that last one is totally true).

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The easy way to commit this Valentine’s Day

The easy way to commit this Valentine’s Day

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Want to commit to love this Valentine's Day? You may be carrying the answer in your pocket right now.

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Digital Detox: why you should go analogue for your next trip

Digital Detox: why you should go analogue for your next trip

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

What if you had to travel without the collected knowledge of humanity in your pocket? Relying only on analogue technology. What a challenge that would be.

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Is this India’s best Instagrammer?

Is this India’s best Instagrammer?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Flying solo on a South Africa group tour

Flying solo on a South Africa group tour

by Tom Smith @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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4 unexpected benefits of visiting the Balkans on a group tour

4 unexpected benefits of visiting the Balkans on a group tour

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The Balkan region truly has so much to offer travellers. But the benefits of experiencing the Balkans on a group tour were even more far-reaching than I could've ever imagined.

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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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How we changed the elephant riding industry

How we changed the elephant riding industry

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Over two years ago, we officially put a stop to elephant riding on Intrepid trips. It was the start of a big change for the travel industry...

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Cherry blossoms flooding this Tokyo lake will blow your mind

Cherry blossoms flooding this Tokyo lake will blow your mind

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

What's prettier than a tree laden with cherry blossoms? This.

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8 beautiful homestays suitable for holidays (P1)

by Ha Nguyễn @ Vietnam Travel Guide

The reasonable price, comfortable room and impressive decor are the highlights of these beautiful homestay. Let’s check it out!

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8 beautiful homestays suitable for holidays (P2)

by Ha Nguyễn @ Vietnam Travel Guide

If you still dream about the pretty beautiful and strange homestay in Da Lat, when coming to Moc Chau for flower seeing, do not ignore Bo House. That is really beautiful.

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You can climb Kilimanjaro and make a difference. Here’s how.

You can climb Kilimanjaro and make a difference. Here’s how.

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Climbing mountains is fun. Climbing mountains for a good cause is even better.

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Meet the women who climbed Kilimanjaro for human rights

Meet the women who climbed Kilimanjaro for human rights

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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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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What it’s really like to visit Egypt as a solo female traveller

What it’s really like to visit Egypt as a solo female traveller

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Some people feel nervous about travelling to Egypt. One traveller gives her best tips and talks straight about her experience in the land of ancient wonders.

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

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

by Karen Catchpole @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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 I wish I knew before climbing Kilimanjaro

What I wish I knew before climbing Kilimanjaro

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One writer took on the Machame Route in Tanzania. Here's what she learned, plus some vital advice, for climbing Kilimanjaro.

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The problem with (and solution to) New Year’s resolutions

The problem with (and solution to) New Year’s resolutions

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Everybody has something they’re aiming towards in the New Year, some challenge or resolution they want to make stick. But studies have shown 88% of us will fail, probably in the first month or two. Let's change that.

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Venture out: three minutes of pure, unadulterated travel inspiration

Venture out: three minutes of pure, unadulterated travel inspiration

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Accompanied by a striking voiceover by English philosopher Alan Watts, Adventure.com's latest clip of travel inspiration is one of our favourites from the past year.

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

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

by Josh Shephard @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Cape Town: two cities, one mountain

Cape Town: two cities, one mountain

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Look up: why travel makes the world smaller

Look up: why travel makes the world smaller

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When we travel we learn quickly that everyone has a story. And it’s often those that you least expect that have the richest and most amazing stories of all...

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Free Tickets New York Times Travel Show 2018 in New York City Jan 26 – 28

Free Tickets New York Times Travel Show 2018 in New York City Jan 26 – 28

by TheRewardBoss @ The Reward Boss

New York Times Travel Show 2018 I've got free tickets for my readers again in 2018! The show is just a couple of weeks away so get your free tickets now. Book any flights/hotels on Upside.com and get a free $100 Amazon gift card (Upside is a travel startup focused on business travel and actually…

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Why dropping everything for an adventure could change your life

Why dropping everything for an adventure could change your life

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Meet Laura Rinderknecht, the divorcee who sold her house, quit her job and spent the next 10 months travelling the world.

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Havana who? 5 reasons Trinidad is Cuba’s real star

Havana who? 5 reasons Trinidad is Cuba’s real star

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Quick, think of words that best describe Cuba. “Rum”, “cigars”, “Havana” probably come to mind, right? Not anymore.

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6 reasons you should think twice about orphanage tourism

6 reasons you should think twice about orphanage tourism

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Orphanage tourism is what happens when good intentions and reality don’t quite synch up. This is why it's not such a good idea.

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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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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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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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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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5 easy ways to make your next city break unforgettable

5 easy ways to make your next city break unforgettable

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Meet the woman who just finished a marathon…on Everest

Meet the woman who just finished a marathon…on Everest

by Anne Von Osterhausen @ Intrepid Travel Blog

So now I have completed my first marathon, which just also happens to be the highest in the world...

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Trekking Everest with a group tour sceptic

Trekking Everest with a group tour sceptic

by Sarah Alexander @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why travel is now more important than ever before

Why travel is now more important than ever before

by Kirsty Fanton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travel is the best way to inform ourselves about what's happening to our planet's ecosystems and the biggest motivator to do something about it.

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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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In praise of activeness: why do we challenge ourselves?

In praise of activeness: why do we challenge ourselves?

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As I worked my way around the mountains, the philosophical quandary I kept returning to was that I – and countless others before me – had coughed up some serious dosh, essentially, in the interest of making life more difficult.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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7 awesome beach-free summer breaks

7 awesome beach-free summer breaks

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Imperial Mazes: Tales of Morocco’s Four Cities

Imperial Mazes: Tales of Morocco’s Four Cities

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Our founder’s thoughts on the Syria refugee crisis

Our founder’s thoughts on the Syria refugee crisis

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Despite the announcement that Australia will take 12,000 Syrian refugees, we're joining Amnesty International and calling on governments to do more.

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

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

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The ‘Wanderlust Gene’: is travel in your DNA?

The ‘Wanderlust Gene’: is travel in your DNA?

by Cam Hassard @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ever wondered why you couldn’t stick to that job, couldn’t stay put or rid yourself of a niggling sense that you just had to be somewhere – anywhere – else?

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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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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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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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Seven days sailing on the French Riviera

Seven days sailing on the French Riviera

by Melissa Welham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Sunshine, retro swimsuits, striped umbrellas, aquamarine Mediterranean waters and coloured cocktails? Welcome to the Cote d'Azur.

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Cycling L’Eroica in Tuscany

Cycling L’Eroica in Tuscany

by Ellie Ross @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The 5 most common fears about travelling in India

The 5 most common fears about travelling in India

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Why you should think twice about haggling in Vietnam

Why you should think twice about haggling in Vietnam

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A how to, and how not to.

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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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Travelling with my parents in Australia’s Red Centre

Travelling with my parents in Australia’s Red Centre

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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A road trip through Southern Africa

A road trip through Southern Africa

by Allison Q. McCarthy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Meet Sana, the Intrepid leader defying gender stereotypes in India

Meet Sana, the Intrepid leader defying gender stereotypes in India

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Looking for a day tour? Meet Urban Adventures

Looking for a day tour? Meet Urban Adventures

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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8 Croatian islands so beautiful that everyone should visit

8 Croatian islands so beautiful that everyone should visit

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why I love New York in winter

Why I love New York in winter

by Iseult Larkin @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 reasons you should try a sailing adventure

5 reasons you should try a sailing adventure

by Tom Smith @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why Granada is Central America’s must-visit city

Why Granada is Central America’s must-visit city

by Lily Cichanowicz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to choose the best small group tour company for you

How to choose the best small group tour company for you

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travel isn’t like buying a new toaster. There are a lot of variables to consider. Here's how to know if we're for you.

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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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Underground phenomenons: inside New York’s coolest subway stations

Underground phenomenons: inside New York’s coolest subway stations

by David Nagle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We're going deeper underground.

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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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How to explore Oslo on a budget

How to explore Oslo on a budget

by Michelle Keomany @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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 reasons Bhutan might be the world’s most liveable country

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

by Tarah Miller @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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The most important travel video you’ll watch today

The most important travel video you’ll watch today

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Jordan: the world’s most Instagrammable destination?

Jordan: the world’s most Instagrammable destination?

by Andrew Hickey @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Kellie Bright @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Annie Zimmerman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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10 reasons why Bolivia should be on your bucket list

10 reasons why Bolivia should be on your bucket list

by Amber Dunlap @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Bolivia is in the unique position of sharing a border with five very distinct South American countries, sharing some of the best features of all five.

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How travellers can help the situation in Myanmar

How travellers can help the situation in Myanmar

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Norway for nature lovers: 5 essential outdoor experiences to try

Norway for nature lovers: 5 essential outdoor experiences to try

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Fjords and waterfalls and Northern Lights, oh my.

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What should the future of travel be? We chat with Intrepid’s MD, James Thornton

What should the future of travel be? We chat with Intrepid’s MD, James Thornton

by James Thornton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There is nothing more certain than change, but as leaders in the travel industry we have a huge influence on what that change should be.

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Why I love Turkey, a country of countless wonders

Why I love Turkey, a country of countless wonders

by Alison Armstrong @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Confessions of a nervous flyer

Confessions of a nervous flyer

by Alyson Hill @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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9 reasons Laos should be on your Bucket List

9 reasons Laos should be on your Bucket List

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Small on fuss, big on awesome. Laos could be your favourite destination in Southeast Asia.

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

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

by Cameron Davis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A day in the life of an Intrepid sailor

A day in the life of an Intrepid sailor

by Macca Sherifi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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10 surprising facts about Ethiopia

10 surprising facts about Ethiopia

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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