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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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A Rainy Day in The Bay of Islands with Haka Tours

by Jenny @ Till The Money Runs Out

The area around Paihia, New Zealand is known as ‘The Bay of Islands’ or the ‘Winterless North.’The large turquoise bay full of nearly 150 small, uninhabited islands is world renowned for ocean wildlife spotting,...

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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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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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Cycling from Saigon to Hoi An and Hanoi 13 days 12 nights

by Sunny @ Backroads Of Vietnam By Bike, Vietnam Bike Tours, Vietnam Cycling Tours

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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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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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Start your engines: our ultimate guide to overland travel

Start your engines: our ultimate guide to overland travel

by Tom Barber @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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 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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At Maison Marou Saigon, An abundance of amazing artisanal gourmet chocolate made from locally grown cacao

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

I got sidetracked with the holiday season being in full swing and left off in the middle of my Vietnam trip. I’d written about my great experience with Back of the Bike food tour, and today, I’m sharing with you the best place in Ho Chi Minh City to get delicious gourmet artisanal chocolates. Maison […]

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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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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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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How to ride a camel like a pro in Morocco

How to ride a camel like a pro in Morocco

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

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

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

by Louise Maccallum @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why 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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Travel insurance for Cycling Vietnam Trips

by Sinh Le @ Cycling VietNam | Active Travel, Bike Tours VietNam, Laos and Cambodia

Travel Insurance for Cycling Vietnam Trips: Keeping healthy on your travels depends on your pre-departure preparations, your daily health care and diet while on the road, and how you handle any medical problem that develops. It is highly recommend that you have adequate travel insurance before you g...

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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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How to plan your Vietnam By Bike® Tours

by Sunny @ Backroads Of Vietnam By Bike, Vietnam Bike Tours, Vietnam Cycling Tours

How to plan your Vietnam By Bike® Tours ? You may have many things to do before you will be taking your holidays in Vietnam and Indochina. In this case, Vietnam By Bike® Tours will advise your planing of cycling tours in Vietnam. Contact to us – a local travel agent for your best services [...]

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

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

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Meet the ridiculously talented family that travels for a living

Meet the ridiculously talented family that travels for a living

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Saigon Central Post Office

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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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Spain in one week: The Ultimate Guide

Spain in one week: The Ultimate Guide

by James Getgood @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Travel 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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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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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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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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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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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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The best bowl of Vietnamese cake soup/banh canh is at Banh Danh Long Huong near Vung Tau, Vietnam

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Before ringing in the new year with a healthy vegan recipe, telling you about my recent snowboard trip to Whistler, and filling you in on our Christmas plans, I was narrating my last travel to Vietnam where I finally found the best bowl of pho in Saigon. During this vacation, my family and I also […]

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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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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The top destinations for travel in November

The top destinations for travel in November

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Great Cycling Tour On Ho Chi Minh Trail 13 Days

by alanduong @ Vietnam Bike Tours

Great Vietnam Cycling Tour On Ho Chi Minh Trail 13 Days Overview Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong Nature Reserve – Tan Ky – Huong Khe – Dong Hoi – Dong Ha – A Luoi – Thanh My – Hoian – Danang The so-called Ho Chi Minh Trail is one of the most renowned […]

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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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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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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Five Game of Thrones locations you can actually visit

Five Game of Thrones locations you can actually visit

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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10 Questions: Cycling In Vietnam

10 Questions: Cycling In Vietnam


TravellingTwo: Bicycle Touring Around The World

Thinking about cycling in Vietnam? Dave, an American who’s lived and bike toured there for the past 3 years, shares tips about the food, how much you need to bargain and how to ask for direct…

How to get off the beaten path in Rome

How to get off the beaten path in Rome

by Andrea MacDonald @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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10 experiences every traveler should have in Morocco

10 experiences every traveler should have in Morocco

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why 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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10 Tips For Budding Travel Photographers

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

In response to requests throughout my trip for picture-taking and gear tips, I’ve compiled a list of insights that have helped me improve my photography related experiences throughout the past two months.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Life after cancer: the survivor who fell in love with the Outback and became an Intrepid trip leader

Life after cancer: the survivor who fell in love with the Outback and became an Intrepid trip leader

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

“A few years ago, my husband was killed. My children grew up and got married. I also got cancer. I’ve beaten ovarian cancer twice.” I need a second to absorb…

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The Essential Luxury Guide To Dublin

by Selene @ fork on the road

While it may not be considered a go-to luxury destination like Monaco or the Maldives, over the past decade Dublin has been steadily carving out a reputation for quality restaurants, boutique hotels and sleek bars. It’s not hard to see why: with its world-class pubs and theatres and elegant Georgian architecture, Dublin will please even the most discerning traveller. A famously compact city, the best way to discover the Irish capital is simply by walking – but once you’ve done that, where are the best places to stay, eat and drink? Here’s your essential luxury guide to Dublin. STAY The Merrion If you’re looking for unadulterated luxury, there’s only one choice. Located in the heart of Dublin’s centre, The Merrion Hotel is the city’s...

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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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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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CYCLING TRIP FROM HANOI TO SAIGON From 5th March to 19th March 2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

CYCLING TRIP FROM HANOI TO SAIGON 15 DAY 14 NIGHT •   The cost: USD 1,800 per person •   Departure Dates: 5th March ,2018 in Hanoi •   Finish Dates :19th March,2018 in Saigon •   Number of cyclist : Full Seats •   Countries visited: Vietnam

Top 20 Places To Visit in 2018

by Jacob & Emily Cass @ Just Globetrotting

Where to travel in 2018? That's the question & we have the answers, breaking down the top countries, regions & cities listing only the best travel destinations!

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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Delicious pork and won ton noodle soup at Mi Thay Nghiep Ky in Vung Tau, Vietnam

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

If I had to pick my top five noodle soup dishes, won ton noodle soup would definitely make the cut, along with pho, ramen, and bun bo Hue. (I know that’s only four noodle soups—I’m not sure which would be the fifth.) There is something so comforting, savory, and yet so simple about a bowl […]

The Top Cities in Mexico for Digital Nomads

by Lauren Barth @ Departful

I truly detest Toronto in the winter. Admittedly, I don’t do well with the cold and working from home all […]

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Short Cycling Ho Chi Minh Trail 10 Days

by alanduong @ Vietnam Bike Tours

 Short Cycling Ho Chi Minh Trail 10 Days The Ho Chi Minh trail was a logistical system that ran from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) to the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) through the neighboring kingdoms of Laos and Cambodia. The system provided support, in the form of manpower and materiel, to the […]

Rider Types for biking Vietnam

by Sinh Le @ Cycling VietNam | Active Travel, Bike Tours VietNam, Laos and Cambodia

What type of rider for Biking Vietnam? Rider type is very important for us to customized your biking Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.  As the weather may change between north and central Vietnam, or northern to southern Laos etc…  Please let us know your rider type. Photography & Leisure : I am...

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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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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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Naxos: Introducing the most underrated Greek island

Naxos: Introducing the most underrated Greek island

by Lauren Wigham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

What I wish I knew before trekking Everest Base Camp

What I wish I knew before trekking Everest Base Camp

by Kieran Wallace @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The 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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MYANMAR CYCLING TRIP FROM BANGKOK TO YANGON 11DAY 1O NIGHT

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

This is Thailand cycling and Myanmar cycling trip start from Bangkok  the capital of Thailand to Yangon the capital of Myanmar ...

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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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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The Rex Hotel

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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 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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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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Much more than a desert: A trip into the Sahara

Much more than a desert: A trip into the Sahara

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I’ve approached deserts before; Mongolia’s Gobi, India’s Thar, Egypt’s Western Desert. All were powerful and desolate and imposing. Yet still, the Sahara felt different

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10 inspiring women you should be following on Instagram

10 inspiring women you should be following on Instagram

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Looking for a feed worth following? With International Women's Day just around the corner, we tracked down 10 inspiring, amazing, kind of badass women from around the world...

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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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Christina's Saigon

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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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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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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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24 Hours in Los Angeles: A Day of Eating, Drinking & Art in LA

by Madeline Burch @ Departful

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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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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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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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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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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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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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My blind snowboarding experience with Whistler Blackcomb Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Program

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

You don’t fear what you don’t see. That’s my motto when it comes to why I decided to pick up snowboarding after I lost my vision. I snowboarded for the first time five years ago and have gone on an average of one trip (2 days each) per season. I skipped last season, so when […]

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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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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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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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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Foodie? Here’s why you should travel to Thailand

Foodie? Here’s why you should travel to Thailand

by Katie Lockhart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How 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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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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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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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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5 days Motorbike Tour HCMC Central Highlands Ho Chi Minh Trail Mui Ne

by admin @ Saigon motorbike tours | Vietnam scooter tours

Trip code: HCMC-CH-HCMT-MN5d Trip price: Please contact us for a quotation. Duration: 5 day 4 nights Departure: Daily from Ho Chi Minh City.   Routes: Sai Gon – Dong Xoai – Dak Mil – Lak lake – Da Lat – Mui Ne.   Motorbike Tour HCMC Central Highlands Ho Chi Minh Trail Mui Ne highlights […]

About Us – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

ABOUT OFFROAD VIETNAM This page provides details you need to know about Offroad Vietnam Adventures. Based on these details you can decide to lead you on Vietnam motorbike adventures. The Owners Offroad Vietnam®, clearly says what it does and has the true ring of adventure. So there’s no mistaking it for any other company, either. The two owners are Anh WU (full name Vu The Anh, speaks English) who has had over 20 years experience working in tourism and Tony NGUYEN who has been leading trips for over 10 years. Our company will remain 100% Vietnamese run and owned. When you travel with Offroad Vietnam®, you’re not just customers but also friends. Unlike overseas-based tourism companies, every Dollar you spend on the trip stays in Vietnam. We don’t have fancy offices or pay high commissions. However, we believe in putting the money back into the Vietnamese community. If you need any reference, comments, and reviews about our motorcycle tours and rentals, please have a look here. Offroad Vietnam® is a registered trade name number 93860 on December 25th, 2006 issued by National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam. The Motorcycles. Do You Want A Reliable Honda? We are the first and the only touring company in Northern Vietnam offering Vietnam motorcycling on real road Honda GL Pro 160cc. Upgrade to Honda XR250 dirt bikes is also available at an additional cost. These bikes are between 1998 and 2005 models. They are of course much more reliable than the Russian or Chinese bikes many companies are still using. You can check why our customers liked them here. They not only offer you power and smooth operation but also guarantee a trouble-free and safe trip with disc brake(s). We own these bikes, maintain them ourselves and don’t use rental bikes from any company. Rental bikes are ridden by riders of all skill levels and are usually older or lower in quality. This is a very big difference that many companies do not mention about the rental bikes they use. The Guides First and foremost, Offroad Vietnam® is backed up by a team of guides who have many years touring on motorcycles, are highly appreciated by our clients. These guys are well recognized by most of travellers on motorcycles to Vietnam. Services We Offer Below is a wide range of adventures, mainly off-road tours in Vietnam: motorcycle tours; 4×4 tours; train tours; trekking; cruising and kayaking. People do have different expectations, therefore some classic tours are available at: transvietnam; classic group tours. Budget travellers who want to travel on their own can also rent motorbikes, motorcycles and 4×4 vehicles from us here. Festivals are a big part of life in Vietnam, we offer you the opportunity to take part in these parties here every year. For the most extreme off-road touring, together we can design an itinerary like no other here. To offer even more flexibility and extension to your tour, we connect tours with Sinhbalo Adventures who offers biking and cycling rides, Motorbike Thailand for enduro touring on modern road bikes, Dancing Roads for motocross adventures and James Barbush in Laos. With this special cooperation, you can book one long tour just through one click and leave the rest to us. Our team has been offering motorbike tours for women since 2007. In fact, these tours are with slower riding and more stops so you can meet and talk with local people. Always keep in mind that all our tours and/or proposals can be customized before and during the journey, taking into account road and weather conditions as well as your riding ability and changes in your expectations. Information The webmasters at Offroad Vietnam work around the clock to upload the latest information about travelling in Vietnam, tours with places still available. We own a really big database of over 150 tours and thousands of photos and video shot on the roads which enable us to design and send you a virtual tour shortly we receive your inquiry. We have been trying to create one of the most interactive websites for touring Vietnam. You can read what experience and/or thoughts the most recent customers said about our tours and/or services. In fact, they are provided “as is” and we don’t alter anything at all. A detailed FAQs page is the first thing you can check before sending an inquiry to save your time and ours. Support Offroad Vietnam provides riding lesson for riders who want to flow with Vietnamese traffic for 30 USD per person. After one to two hours, most of our customers handle the crazy traffic well. The most important things are confidence and the passion to ride! This lesson is only available for guided tour clients. For independent riders, we provide rental services at reasonable prices. We also provide free broadband Internet access and photo burning on CDs or DVDs to our clients. All the photos will be backed up on our hard disk and you can get them back anytime if you lose your camera or your memory card is lost or damaged. If we ever use any of these photos, we will ask for the permission and credit the owner.

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Blue River Hotel 3

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The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Thanks to new coastal roads, it's now possible to ride from Saigon to Hoi An, and beyond to Dong Hoi, following the coast all the way & avoiding the busy main artery of Highway 1 for the vast majority of the route. This is a salty, sunny, sandy & scenic road trip.... Continue reading

Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Covering nearly 200km of completely empty beach, coastal back-roads lead from the old imperial capital of Hue to the beach city of Dong Hoi. Scattered with thousands of traditional-style tombs, this coastal region is rarely explored by foreign visitors... Continue reading

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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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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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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Cycling Vietnam routes

by Sinh Le @ Cycling VietNam | Active Travel, Bike Tours VietNam, Laos and Cambodia

See below the list of area that we scored our Cycling Vietnam routes on the Garmin GPS. Formerly it was impossible to scored Garmin details in the remote mountains. Feel free to download Gpx file for your references. If you have any questions about Cycling routes from Vietnam to Laos, Vietnam to Cam...

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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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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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Meet the NGO that’s fighting back against human trafficking

Meet the NGO that’s fighting back against human trafficking

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Mekong Delta Bike Tour 5 days 4 nights

by Sunny @ Backroads Of Vietnam By Bike, Vietnam Bike Tours, Vietnam Cycling Tours

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6 tips for booking your first cycling trip

6 tips for booking your first cycling trip

by Ellie Ross @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Pedalling sets the perfect pace - you travel slowly enough to enjoy your surroundings but fast enough that they're constantly changing.

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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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TOP Regions 2017 | Bike route planner - bikemap.net

TOP Regions 2017 | Bike route planner - bikemap.net


Bikemap

Discover stunning cycling destinations in more than 80 countries with top bike routes and recommendations by the community.

Pho Binh Noodle Shop

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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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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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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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Cycling From Hanoi To Saigon 14 Days

by alanduong @ Vietnam Bike Tours

Cycle From North Vietnam to the South ( Hanoi Cycling Tours to Saigon 14 Days/13 Nights ) Cycling from Hanoi to Saigon across Vietnam is the best way to explore daily life of local people, you will have a opportunity to ride through mountainous area, stunning beaches, beautiful coastal roads, and spend a couple of […]

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Historic Luxury, Northern Charm: Inside Swinton Park Hotel, Yorkshire

by Selene @ fork on the road

Deep in the North Yorkshire dales, set in 250 acres of forested parkland bordering the moors, is the Swinton Park Estate. As you drive through wrought-iron gates and catch a first glimpse of this striking ancestral home, complete with ivy-clad turrets and Gothic battlements, it’s easy to imagine you’ve stepped back in time. The building work for this handsome manor house began in the 1600s, although it wasn’t until the Cunliffe-Lister family bought the property in 1882 that Swinton Park began to take the castellated form you see today. Swinton Park opened as a luxury hotel in 2001, and since then it’s been busy carving out a name for itself as Yorkshire’s top country hotel. After extensive renovations, including a new restaurant and spa, how...

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 days Motorbike Tour HCMC Central Highlands Ho Chi Minh Trail Nha Trang

by admin @ Saigon motorbike tours | Vietnam scooter tours

Trip code: HCMC-CH-HCMT-NT5d Trip price: Please contact us for a quotation. Duration: 5 day 4 nights Departure: Daily from Ho Chi Minh City.   Routes: Sai Gon – Dong Xoai – Dak Mil – Lak lake – Da Lat – Nha Trang.   Motorbike Tour HCMC Central Highlands Ho Chi Minh Trail Nha Trang highlights […]

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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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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8 places you didn’t know you needed to see in Europe

8 places you didn’t know you needed to see in Europe

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Offbeat, cheap, and totally unique, these little-known gems should be on your next European itinerary

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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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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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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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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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Mekong Delta Cycling tour 2 days | Homestay in CanTho

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling tour 2 days to CanTho Cycling the delta with boat cruise, and possibly a nice homestay. Tour Code: SBL 11. Available all year round. Day1: Sai Gon to Cai Be, Vinh Long and to Can Tho (Lunch) 07:30 am our shuttle will take you out of town on an approx. 2hrs drive…

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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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Christine Ha tries the spicy ramen challenge

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

I recently reached 70,000 subscribers on my YouTube channel, and thanks to all the fans who made it so! This video of me trying the spicy ramen challenge was released a while ago, but it was one of the crucial videos that helped me gain viewers. People have since charged me with doing the double-spicy […]

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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Barbiesavior will change your perspective on voluntourism

Barbiesavior will change your perspective on voluntourism

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This is barbie as you've never seen her before

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

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

by Lauren Wigham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Finding room for reflection in the Australian Outback

Finding room for reflection in the Australian Outback

by The School of Life @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If there’s anywhere suited to a little soul-searching, it’s the Aussie Outback. Intrepid and The School of Life have teamed up to create a special reflective journey in the Red Centre.

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An 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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“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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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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27 Hours… Hanoi to Luang Prabang: The Worst Bus Journey in SE Asia?

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

Have you done the 24+ hour bus journey from Hanoi, Vietnam to Luang Prabang, Laos? Or Vice Versa? Feared by backpackers all across Southeast Asia - is this journey as bad as they say it is? Read this and decide whether you want to book a flight instead!

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Is it safe to travel to Turkey? All your questions answered

Is it safe to travel to Turkey? All your questions answered

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

How is the recent unrest affecting travellers? Should people be going at all? And what are we doing to make sure our passengers are safe? We ask our expert on the ground.

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Biking from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - What to Know

Biking from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - What to Know


Wanderlust and Lipstick

Tips from someone who has been there and done it - everything you need to know about biking from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.

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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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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Indochina Cycling Trip From Pakse to Siemreap December 30,2017 to January 13,2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

•The cost:USD 1,799 per person •Depature Day: December 30,2017 from Pakse (Laos) •Finish Day: January 13,2018 in Siemreap (Cambodia) •Number of Cyclist : 6people  &  avalible to Join

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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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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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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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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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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Mekong River Cruise CanTho ChauDoc PhnomPenh 3 days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong river cruise CanTho ChauDoc Phnompenh provides you an opportunity to see bustling floating markets, natural arroyos system and river life on the mekong from Vietnam to Cambodia. Tour Code: SBL18A Day 1: SaiGon – CaiBe – CanTho (Lunch) We depart at 8:00am and head south to the river town of Cai Be, a rural…

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to travel Iceland on a budget

How to travel Iceland on a budget

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Ha Giang Loop, Vietnam: A Biker’s Guide

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

Layer upon layer of blue-green mountains reaching out as far as the eye can see; jagged black rocks jutting out of the hazy green landscape and sheer cliffs descending dramatically from the edge of narrow mountain roads — these are just some of the views you will encounter during the 320-kilometer Hà Giang motorbike loop, located in the extreme north of Vietnam.

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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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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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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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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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‘Compared to the beauty of the country, the earthquake is almost irrelevant now’: How Nepal is recovering two years on

‘Compared to the beauty of the country, the earthquake is almost irrelevant now’: How Nepal is recovering two years on

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

A year ago, it was Nepal's plea for help that drew me there. Today, it's the mountains that are calling me back.

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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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Ho Chi Minh Museum

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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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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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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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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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VIETNAM CYCLING TRIP FROM HANOI TO SAIGON AND MEKONG DELTA March 5 to March 21,2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

Tour cost:USD 1950 per person Departure date: March 05,2018 Finish date : March 21,2018 Number of Cyclist : 04 people and available to Join! Countries visited: Vietnam

DIY Guide to Halong Bay: Dodge the Crowds & Get More Bang For Your Dong!

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

If you’re planning a trip to Vietnam, chances are that the UNESCO World Heritage site of Halong Bay is on your itinerary… and so it should be! Made up of around 2000 limestone islands, Halong Bay is just a stone’s throw away from Hanoi. A few clicks on your favourite search engine will suffice to understand […]

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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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JustLuxe | Sleek Style In Siem Reap: Inside The Shinta Mani Angkor

by Selene @ fork on the road

The Shinta Mani Angkor is a small and sophisticated 39-room boutique hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Thanks to its proximity to Angkor Wat, Siem Reap is Cambodia’s number one tourist destination, and the Shinta Mani Angkor is the ideal base for the discerning, style-seeking traveler. Here you can spend the day trekking around Angkor’s spectacular temples before retreating to your spacious, shady suite, or kicking back on one of the cool swing-seats. Read the full review over on JustLuxe.  

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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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6 beautiful beaches in Thailand you should visit

6 beautiful beaches in Thailand you should visit

by Melanie Ewan @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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How to watch live music like a local in New Orleans

How to watch live music like a local in New Orleans

by Elle Hardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why Japan does whisky bars better than anyone

Why Japan does whisky bars better than anyone

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’re in Kyoto’s Gion district, and the Geisha Hour is about to begin. Time to look for a drink...

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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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I Bike Saigon

by adminweb @ I BIKE SAIGON

Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

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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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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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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Siem Reap Biking To Hanoi -22 Days

by Ban Indochina @

Siem Reap Biking To Hanoi is a long journey cycling tour from Siem Reap to Hanoi in the truest sense of the word. From the most significant archeological site in Cambodia, to the most significant commercial city in Vietnam, the contrasts along the way are what makes this an education, enjoyable and achievable ride for […]

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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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Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Bánh Khọt are delicious gems: crispy discs of rice flour batter & coconut milk, fried until they’re crunchy on the outside but moist on the inside, then wrapped in herbs & dipped in a sweet-spicy sauce. Here are 7 places to eat bánh khọt in Vũng Tàu... Continue reading

What to see on a walking tour of Savannah, USA

What to see on a walking tour of Savannah, USA

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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Kokoda controversy: we chat with the Aussie journalist who investigated further

Kokoda controversy: we chat with the Aussie journalist who investigated further

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For Aussie journalist and travel writer Ian Neubauer, there was always going to be more to this Kokoda horror story…

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Motorbike Tour Dalat – Central Highlands – Mekong Delta

by admin @ Saigon motorbike tours | Vietnam scooter tours

Tour code: DLMK6d Tour price: Please contact us for a quotation. Duration: 6 day 5 nights Departure: Daily from Dalat. Trip itinerary Day 1: Dalat – Lak lake Today we will start our Vietnam Motorbike Tour Dalat – Central Highlands – Mekong Delta, paying a visit to the Crazy House, a painteresque Hotel‐Museum in Dalat. […]

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 epic destinations to make you feel small

10 epic destinations to make you feel small

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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Connecting you to the local experience – My day out with Inspitrip

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Well, I haven’t been out on a trip for quite a while. (I think the last one was with Saigon Treasure Hunt) The main reason is, I’ve been totally flat out writing and editing the second edition of my book...

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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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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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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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Introducing Europe’s newest independent countries?

Introducing Europe’s newest independent countries?

by David Nagle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Vegan Guide To Staying Healthy On The Road

by Selene @ fork on the road

For backpackers, tourists, or anyone who travels for work, trying exotic new cuisines is one of the best things about travelling. Who wouldn’t be excited to try authentic empanadas in Mexico, steaming-hot street food in Vietnam, or a plate of fresh gnocchi in Italy? But if you don’t eat meat, fish, dairy or eggs, things can be more difficult. Though the vegan movement is growing quickly, in many countries meals still centre around animal products, and the very concept of veganism can be met with bewilderment. I’ve spent the past 15 months travelling through Latin America, Southeast Asia and Australasia, and have written extensively about my search for veggie-friendly food in each country I visit. During my travels I made the switch from vegetarianism...

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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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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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Touring Saigon's Street Food: How To Love Ho Chi Minh City | fork on the road

Touring Saigon's Street Food: How To Love Ho Chi Minh City | fork on the road


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I didn’t expect to love Ho Chi Minh City as much as I did. More than any other place, Vietnam seems to divide travellers and tourists: they either really love it, or really don’t, and Ho Chi Minh City is often at the forefront of that. Because of this polarisation, I entered the city thinking I probably wouldn’t love it instantly, but perhaps it would grow on me. I was totally wrong. I LOVE Ho Chi Minh City – or Saigon, as everyone still calls it. Forget about it growing on me, it took about five minutes to realise this city was right up our street. On our first night Tom and I arrived late and were tired. We popped out for “just one beer”...

The Pinnacles and Kalbarri: 5 spots to include on your West Australian roadtrip

The Pinnacles and Kalbarri: 5 spots to include on your West Australian roadtrip

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We found ourselves driving from Perth to the Pinnacles Desert, and then onto Kalbarri National Park. All in a Corolla named Betty.

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Panama City: A study in contrasts

Panama City: A study in contrasts

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Panama City is unlike any other city in Central America. The country has the fastest growing economy on the continent and the impressive skyline reflects this development. But don’t let it fool you – this city is characterized by contrasts.

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How to 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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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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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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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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Broken Rice

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

Cơm Tấm [kʌm tɑm] is how you say Broken Rice in Vietnamese. The Viet live on rice Should you ever have a chance to come to Vietnam, try asking the locals what kind of food they are proud of. We assure, 90% of the answers you get will be RICE. Because Vietnam is an agricultural country, […]

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How 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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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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Eat your way around Ho Chi Minh City

Eat your way around Ho Chi Minh City


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A food tour on a motorbike proves to be speedy and flavoursome.

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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The surprises and delights of visiting Mexico City

The surprises and delights of visiting Mexico City

by Britt Skrabanek @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I’m not going to tell you to go to Mexico City – go if you want. But, I am going to tell you to go to a place you don’t understand so you can understand it.

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Navigating your way around Mexico City

Navigating your way around Mexico City

by Elle Hardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Your vote can put $5,000 in the hands of those who need it most. Here’s how

Your vote can put $5,000 in the hands of those who need it most. Here’s how

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Follow Intrepid's Adventure Collective to WIN $10k worth of travel goodness for yourself, plus $5k to a grassroots Intrepid Foundation project

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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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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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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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Egg Coffee

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

Coffee was first introduced to the Vietnamese people by Catholic French priests in 1857 and was gradually adopted by the Vietnamese people across the entire country. And because Vietnam is the second largest coffee producer in the world, a cup of coffee is the last thing you want to miss when you visit this beautiful […]

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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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How to spend the perfect 24 hours in Chiang Mai

How to spend the perfect 24 hours in Chiang Mai

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Even though there’s a wide range of things to see and do here, Chiang Mai’s Old City is small enough to experience in 24 hours, and filled with enough markets, food stalls, temples, and shops to keep you busy during a shorter stay.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The community-based tourism project transforming the Myanmar travel experience

The community-based tourism project transforming the Myanmar travel experience

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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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 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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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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One Man’s Winter Adventure – Cycling the Length of New Zealand in 13 Days

by admin @ Worldwide Cycling Tours

Global Cycling Adventures congratulates Cameron Nicholls on his epic ride of the length of New Zealand.

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Professional Runner Katie Mackey

by Beth Whitman @ Wanderlust and Lipstick

Katie Mackey is a professional mid-distance runner, Olympic hopeful and member of the Brooks Beast Track Club. Logging as many as 80 miles per week, she shares her enthusiasm for running, staying healthy and how she's learned to be flexible with running and nutrition when she travels. Read More…

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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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City Hall

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Mekong River Cruise and Homestay in CanTho

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong river cruise and homestay in Cantho 2 days, a wonderful and relaxing way to see the river life and tropical gardens in mekong delta Vietnam. A lengthy cruise ~ 45km through islands and branches of Mekong river, we cruise down narrow waterways to remote villages. Tour Code: SBL6B Day 1: Sai Gon to Cai Be…

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Outstanding

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

We booked our tour for 8 people by email with less than 24 hours notice. We requested female drivers for the teenage girls in the group, and we mentioned that our group consisted of one vegan, one vegetarian, one carnivore and one cautious teenager (plus 4 adults who would eat and drink anything!). We had […]

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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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“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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Mekong Discovery By Bike – 9 days

by Ban Indochina @

Mekong Discovery by Bike .The mighty Mekong spreads into tentacles and tributaries in southern Vietnam, making the delta fertile and the region one of Vietnam’s highest producers of rice, vegetables and fruits. Cycling through rice paddies, orchards, along and over a myriad of small irrigation canals will let you see a unique area of Vietnam.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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And Then We Were Three…

by Jenny @ Till The Money Runs Out

It has been nearly a year since my last post, about a cooking class in Aix en Provence in Southern France. Our first child is now six months old, so needless to say a...

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Hoa Vien Brauhaus

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Eat, Stray, Love: Eating Your Way Through Ubud, Bali: A Self-Guided Food Walking Tour

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

If you’re looking to experience Ubud beyond the Monkey Forest, this self-guided food walking tour takes you off the beaten path into serene rice fields with quaint cafes and tasty treats dotted all along the way!

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Shoutout: Grasshopper Adventures' Ho Chi Minh City Tours

Shoutout: Grasshopper Adventures' Ho Chi Minh City Tours


Departful

Grasshopper Adventures' Ho Chi Minh City tours provide great scenic and physically challenging day trips to explore the Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta.

Cycling Vietnam: The Ultimate DIY Guide - A Cruising Couple

Cycling Vietnam: The Ultimate DIY Guide - A Cruising Couple


A Cruising Couple

Want to cross-country cycle Vietnam? This is the guide for you! Learn all the details about how to replicate our six-week cycling trip from Hanoi to HCMC:

Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Sapa's dramatic mountainous landscape continues north of town, via Y Ty Village, all the way to the Chinese border. Several small roads penetrate deep into steep, terraced valleys & climb high above ferocious rivers creating a scenic loop.... Continue reading

How to budget travel in Scandinavia

How to budget travel in Scandinavia

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The 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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The top destinations for travel in December

The top destinations for travel in December

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Whether you’re in the mood for mulled wine and Christmas markets or in need of a beach escape in the tropics – these are the places you should be adding to your itinerary for December.

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The ‘Ultimate Girls Trip’ needs a makeover

The ‘Ultimate Girls Trip’ needs a makeover

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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An insider’s guide to visiting Cusco, Peru

An insider’s guide to visiting Cusco, Peru

by Amber Dunlap @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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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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Visa to Vietnam

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

The Government has agreed to electronic visa to Vietnam for citizens of six countries including Australia, Cananda, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates. According to the Resolution No. 124 / NQ-CP on the addition of the list of countries with citizens to be piloted electronically, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signed…

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Cycling Central Vietnam From Hue To Saigon 7 days

by Sunny @ Backroads Of Vietnam By Bike, Vietnam Bike Tours, Vietnam Cycling Tours

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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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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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Cycling north Vietnam – the slow road 279

by Sinh Le @ Cycling VietNam | Active Travel, Bike Tours VietNam, Laos and Cambodia

Cycling north Vietnam – The slow road 279. This historical road was built from February 1979 when the war with China begin. The Gorvernment built up this route emergency to have a flexible protection again the Chinese army attacked the northern border provinces. It was a small road, some part ...

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24-hours in Medellín, Colombia’s capital of cool

24-hours in Medellín, Colombia’s capital of cool

by Stephanie Wade @ Intrepid Travel Blog

What to do, eat and see in one of South America's biggest success stories.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Cycling Mekong Delta Vietnam to Cambodia |CanTho ChauDoc HaTien 4 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Cycling Mekong Delta Vietnam to Cambodia | CanTho ChauDoc HaTien 4 Days Tour Code: SBL9B Day1: Sai Gon to Cai Be, Vinh Long and to Can Tho (Lunch, dinner) 8.00 am our shuttle will take you out of town on an approx. 2hrs drive to Cai Lay where you collect your bicycles and enjoy a…

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

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

by Dean Harries @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 4 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 4 days – CaiBe VinhLong ChauDoc CanTho Tour Code: SBL9A Day 1: Saigon- LongAn – My Tho – Vinh Long ( Lunch, dinner) Leaving Saigon, our shuttle will take you for about one hour drive to LongAn, the gateway to the mighty Mekong. First stage 25k from LongAn suburb to MyTho…

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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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Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A small crescent of toast-gold sand lined with coconut palms & casuarina trees, Bãi Rạng Beach is squeezed between two rocky bluffs, 15km south of Quy Nhon. It's still a local, working beach & remains undeveloped.... Continue reading

4 things to discover in Australia’s Red Centre

4 things to discover in Australia’s Red Centre

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It may be one of the most arid regions on earth, and yep, there's a whole lot of nothing. But there's still lots to discover in Australia’s Red Centre.

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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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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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Mekong Delta Cycling Tour Phnompenh to SaiGon 4 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour PhnomPenh to SaiGon Tour Code: SBL9C Day 1: PhnomPenh to ChauDoc (Dinner) Boarding on HangChau speed boat at Phnompenh boat pier for a 4 hours cruise down the Mekong river, crossing the border Kamsamnor to Vinh Xuong -Viet Nam. Then a little more cruise to ChauDoc. Our guide will pick you…

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Saigon Extravaganza Tours

Saigon Extravaganza Tours


Food and Motorcycle Tour - Saigon Extravaganza

A Saigon scooter tour owned and operated completely by locals to provide you with the most authentic and unique experience sure to remember a lifetime.

Vietnam Motorbike Tour Saigon – Mekong Delta – Chau Doc – 4 days

by admin @ Saigon motorbike tours | Vietnam scooter tours

Tour code: MK4d Tour price: Please contact us for further details Duration: 4 days 3 nights Departure: Ho Chi Minh City   Tour routes: Sai Gon – My Tho Ben Tre – Tra Vinh – Can Tho – Chau Doc Trip itinerary Day 1: Sai Gon – My Tho – Visit Long An (Tan An) […]

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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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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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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Huffington Post | Three of the Best English Hotels

by Selene @ fork on the road

After spending the past 18 months travelling the world, it’s time to get to know my home country a bit better. From the wild North Yorkshire moors to the rolling Sussex Downs, I searched far and wide for the hotels that capture what’s best about this green and pleasant land. Here are my top three hotels for a quintessentially English break. Read the full article on Huffington Post.  

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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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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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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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Saigon Cycling To Phnom Penh – 5 days

by Ban Indochina @

Saigon Cycling To Phnom Penh – through Saigon city to countryside of Mekong delta activities at  local place in town of Ben Tre ,Can Tho ..cycling on back roads mostly in the remove villages off the beaten track and cross many small branches of Mekong River by local ferries and and taken to high speed […]

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Indochina Cycling Tour From Luangprabang To Siemreap Dec 24,2017-Jan 13,2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

•The cost:USD 2,399 per person •Depature Day: December 24,2017 from Luangprabang (Laos) •Finish Day: January 13,2018 in Siemreap (Cambodia) •Number of Cyclist : 6people  &  avalible to Join

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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Ho Chi Minh City Cycling To Siem Reap | Mekong Delta Cycle To Cambodia

Ho Chi Minh City Cycling To Siem Reap | Mekong Delta Cycle To Cambodia


Vietnam Cycling Tours | Bike Tours in Vietnam,Laos,Myanmar ...

Ho Chi Minh City Cycling To Siem Reap,Mekong Delta Cycle To Cambodia , Cycling Tours from Saigon to Phnom Penh , Crossing border cycling tours Ho Chi Minh

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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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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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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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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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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Hanoi Cycling Tour To Ninh Binh – 2 Days

by alanduong @ Vietnam Bike Tours

Hanoi cycling to Ninh Binh is one of our best cycling tours from Hanoi. Highlight of this north Vietnam bike tour is the temples of the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu – Ninh Binh province. Tam Coc – Ninh Binh is the top Hanoi cycling tour where offers amazing views of another Halong Bay ( […]

Saigon Biking To Hanoi – 17 days

by Ban Indochina @

Saigon Biking To Hanoi for 17 days from the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh City, otherwise known as Saigon, up to Hanoi. This epic tour showcases all aspects of Vietnam; including the poignant aspects of its war-torn history. Indulge in the fragrant and unforgettable Vietnamese cuisine. Cycle through beautiful wetlands, backed by jagged peaks. […]

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Saigon to Hanoi by Motorbike: 5 Suggested Routes

Saigon to Hanoi by Motorbike: 5 Suggested Routes


Vietnam Coracle

Thinking about riding the length of Vietnam by motorbike? Here are 5 great routes between Saigon and Hanoi, each one specifically designed to suit the needs of different travellers, based on scenery and time frame among other things.... Continue reading →

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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Cycling Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Cycling Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

by Vicky Philpott @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The best motorbike tour in Saigon

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

This is in regards to the night food tour. Also, this is a completely honest and unbiased review. I did this tour last night and it blew my mind. I have done other companies and other cities and this was certainly the best without a doubt. We were taken to parts of Saigon that you […]

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

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

by Bridget Kapinus @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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War Remnants Museum Saigon

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

A place to learn about the war War Remnants Museum is currently one of the most popular museums in Vietnam. Every year, it attracts approximately half a million visitors, two-thirds of whom are foreigners, coming to study about the Vietnam War. History of the War Remnants Museum Opening on September 4, 1975, the museum was named […]

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Vietnam by bike: This is what it's like to cycle from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam by bike: This is what it's like to cycle from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City


Intrepid Travel Blog

It’d been a slow crawl up the 10% incline on the Hai Van Pass… for me anyway. Our group had made it to the top, to be greeted by cloud coverage, much to the chagrin of the couple attempting wedding photos up there. The view didn’t matter.

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

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

by Tayla Gentle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The joys of exploring the Galapagos Islands with my mom

The joys of exploring the Galapagos Islands with my mom

by Mirae Campbell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This trip was the first one in a long time where she actually didn’t have to worry about a single thing, and she got to wake up and play outside and laugh with her new friends for over a week.

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Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Hải Đăng is a simple, local, informal vegetarian restaurant in Saigon's Binh Thanh District. The sheer variety and freshness of vegetable dishes on offer (not just tofu and 'fake meat') sets it apart from other Vietnamese vegetarian eateries in the city.... Continue reading

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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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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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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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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Vietnam Dirt Trails Cycling Tour – 7 Days

by Ban Indochina @

Vietnam Dirt Trails Cycling Tour offers challenging cross country  mountain bike and a wonderful opportunity to experience the traditional and varied lifestyles of the people of this spectacular country.

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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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Can You Travel Hong Kong on a Backpacker Budget?

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

Over all, Hong Kong cost us around HKD$3,500 for two people for three nights. Solo travellers might find themselves spending a little less than this. It’s a beautiful city with so much to offer, and its often overlooked by backpackers. We wholeheartedly believe that anyone who doesn’t visit here is missing the opportunity to see a different side to China, unlike anywhere else.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Riding Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh trail

Riding Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh trail


the Guardian

The mountain paths of the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail offer an adventurous alternative to the well-worn coastal route - especially if you travel on the back of a motorbike

Check out photographer Callum Snape’s top eight Alberta moments


Check out photographer Callum Snape’s top eight Alberta moments


by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Prepare to be wowed.

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 appeared first on Intrepid Travel Blog.

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why Osaka is the best city in Japan for foodies

Why Osaka is the best city in Japan for foodies

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The beauty of Electric Bikes.

by admin @ Worldwide Cycling Tours

You know those times dream of adventure but the physical barriers are just too great. Those days are gone! Electric wheels are the newest and most exciting trend, taking the cycling world by storm. A very unobtrusive motor, powered by

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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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Escape Hunt Experience Ho Chi Minh City

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

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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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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This local photographer captured Delhi better than anyone we’ve seen

This local photographer captured Delhi better than anyone we’ve seen

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Presenting a photographic love letter to the world's most colourful and chaotic city.

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The 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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Recipe: Healthy vegan Southwestern quinoa bowl

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Happy new year, and welcome to 2018! I don’t really make new year’s resolutions because I believe self-improvement is something on which one should constantly work—I guess you could say I believe in year-round resolutions—but for most people, a new year marks new beginnings, a newer and improved version of yourself. This means many resolutions […]

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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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Vietnam by motorbike: Touring bustling Ho Chi Minh City on the back of a two-wheeler

Vietnam by motorbike: Touring bustling Ho Chi Minh City on the back of a two-wheeler


National Post

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) has a population of 12 million and 7 million motorbikes — most of which seemed to be on the road at one time

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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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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Why Krabi, Thailand should be on your radar

Why Krabi, Thailand should be on your radar

by Kyle Hulme @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Photo essay: Life on the edge of the Siberian wilderness

Photo essay: Life on the edge of the Siberian wilderness

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Vegan’s Guide to Saigon Visitors

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

A Vegan’s Guide to Saigon Vegetarian/Vegan in Vietnam On the surface, Vietnam – famous for her pork and beef dishes – doesn’t seem like the friendliest of destinations for vegan travelers. However, one might be surprised to learn that Vietnam is actually one of the more vegan-friendly destinations in Southeast Asia.  Though infrequently marketed to […]

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Visiting Saigon During TET – 2017

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

TET or Lunar New Year occurs at the end of January in 2017. The lead up to the Year of the Rooster will be very festive, but during the actual holiday period, the atmosphere around the country will change completely. The...

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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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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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Indochina Cycling Trip Bangkok to Phnompenh November 11 -November 21,2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

INDOCHINA CYCLING TRIP FROM BANGKOK TO PHNOMPENH 11 DAY 10 NIGHT •   The cost: USD 1,350 per person •   Departure Dates: November 11,2018 in Bangkok •   Finish Dates :November 21,2018 in Phnompanh •   Number of cyclist : 5 people & avalible to join •   Countries visited: Thailand, Cambodia

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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What it’s really like visiting Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city

What it’s really like visiting Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city

by Julie Klene @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Surrounded by dramatic mountains and Argentina's epic beauty, not only is Ushuaia the gateway to Antarctica, it's also the world's most southern city.

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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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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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Beach bliss: Why Florianopolis is the hidden gem of Brazil

Beach bliss: Why Florianopolis is the hidden gem of Brazil

by Sarah Funk @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Want to go cycling in Tanzania? Now you can

Want to go cycling in Tanzania? Now you can

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Tanzania might not be a classic cycling destination, if only because cheetahs are usually faster than cyclists. Let's change that...

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On Your Bike! Free Vietnam Bicycle Tours

On Your Bike! Free Vietnam Bicycle Tours


Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

They say nothing in life is free but I've been discovering some things really are. How about FREE Vietnam Bicycle Tours. Great people, great experience.

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

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

by Darrell Wade @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The 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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Terrific experience and great young guides. Highly Recommend!

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

This is the best way to experience Saigon. Just like all the other locals, on two wheels and Thanh and his crew of young guides couldn’t be better. We went on a customized tour and asked for guides to take us to local shopping boutiques while stopping to experience some of the local street food […]

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Can Gio Motorbike Tour 1 day

by Sunny @ Backroads Of Vietnam By Bike, Vietnam Bike Tours, Vietnam Cycling Tours

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Behind the masquerade: The untold stories behind the world’s great festivals

Behind the masquerade: The untold stories behind the world’s great festivals

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Many of the world’s festivals go way back to the olden days. How much do you know about their backstories?

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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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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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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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Saigon on Bikes | Vietnam Motorbike Tours | Saigon Street Food Tours

Saigon on Bikes | Vietnam Motorbike Tours | Saigon Street Food Tours


Saigon on Bikes

Vietnam Motorbike Tours. Saigon Street Food Tour and City Tour on motorbikes. Competitive price with best service. From $42. 100% English speaking drivers.

The best thing about a family tour? Seeing your children make life-long friends

The best thing about a family tour? Seeing your children make life-long friends

by Daniel Pawlyn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

'On the first day, the eight children pronounced themselves best friends and bagged girls’ and boys’ areas on the bus for the journeys to come.'

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

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

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Why you should add Southern Japan to your bucket list

Why you should add Southern Japan to your bucket list

by Robert Schrader @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Canyons, yuccas & salt flats: 4 of our favourite national parks in the USA

Canyons, yuccas & salt flats: 4 of our favourite national parks in the USA

by Phoebe Escott-Kenny @ Intrepid Travel Blog

With so many bizarre geological properties, unique ecosystems and adrenaline-inducing outdoor activities, choosing which national park to start in can be a tough decision.

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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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Cycling North Vietnam

by Sinh Le @ Cycling VietNam | Active Travel, Bike Tours VietNam, Laos and Cambodia

It’s great to have a mountain bike, cycling north Vietnam through Mu Cang Chai, Than Uyen, up the stunning pass Tram Ton to Sapa, bike around the Hmong, Giay villages in Muong Hoa valley, beautiful scenery with rich culture of the hill tribes. Then we climb up the mountain again to BacHa, Hoan...

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Saigon Cycling To Siem Reap – 13 days

by Ban Indochina @

Saigon Cycling To Siem Reap .A cycle tour is undoubtedly the best way to really connect with a country, its people, to experience the tempo of village life, and escape the well trodden tourist trail. This Saigon to Siem Reap cycle tour is fully supported and fully guided, and it …

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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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Scooter Tour to Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi tunnels

by admin @ Saigon motorbike tours | Vietnam scooter tours

Duration: 10 to 11 hours Departure: Daily at 8:30am. Trip can be departed a bit earlier or later to suit.    Get boring with big crowd and waste your time for pick up and wasting time at each stop? Saigon Motorbike Tours team understand this hassle that travelers may have so that we create this […]

Ho Chi Minh City Food Tours - Saigon Food Tours

Ho Chi Minh City Food Tours - Saigon Food Tours


Saigon Food Tours

Sample the world's best street food with a Saigon Street Eats food tour, run by an Australian-Vietnamese couple who are obsessed with Vietnamese food.

INDOCHINA CYCLING TRIP FROM BANGKOK TO HANOI 21 DAY 20 NIGHT

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

the tour cost is 2699 usd/person. Visit country : Thailand ,Laos, Vietnam .the cycling distance : 1300 km

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to pick the perfect travel agent

How to pick the perfect travel agent

by Nick Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Mekong Delta Floating Market

by Sunny @ Backroads Of Vietnam By Bike, Vietnam Bike Tours, Vietnam Cycling Tours

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7 years of carbon neutral: this is how Intrepid offsets your trip

7 years of carbon neutral: this is how Intrepid offsets your trip

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This Earth Day marks 7 years since Intrepid Travel became one of the biggest carbon neutral travel companies in the world. Want to know how we do it?

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SUITCASE Magazine | City Guide: Arequipa, Peru

by Selene @ fork on the road

Shadowed by three dramatic volcanoes, Arequipa’s setting is about as glorious as you can get. Much smaller than Lima and far less touristy than Cusco, Peru’s second-largest city has just as much cultural significance – and arguably  considerably more beauty. Arequipa’s centre gained UNESCO World Heritage status in 2000, and the city’s vistas, with the El Misti volcano looming behind, are magnificent. The iconic white baroque buildings are made from local white volcanic sillar rock and give the centre a grand and markedly European flavour. The city played a key role in Peru’s gastronomic renaissance and today is home to some of the country’s best restaurants, where you are encouraged to try national favourites such as alpaca and guinea pig, as well as the vast array of potato dishes....

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Mekong Delta Motorbike Tour 3 days

by Sunny @ Backroads Of Vietnam By Bike, Vietnam Bike Tours, Vietnam Cycling Tours

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

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

by Sarah Tate @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Amazing Bike Tour On Ho Chi Minh Trail 14 Days

by alanduong @ Vietnam Bike Tours

Amazing Vietnam Bike Tour On Ho Chi Minh Trail 14 Days The Ho Chi Minh Trail was an elaborate system of mountain and jungle trails linking North Vietnam, South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos during the Vietnam War against the United States. Today, the many paths of the Ho Chi Minh trail criss-cross the newly built […]

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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7 incredible cities for book nerds to get lost in

7 incredible cities for book nerds to get lost in

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The mere mention of these cities has us itching to hit the road (with a book in-hand).

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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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Vietnam Motorbike Tour Saigon – Cu Chi tunnels – Mekong Delta – Phu Quoc

by admin @ Saigon motorbike tours | Vietnam scooter tours

Tour code: MKM3d Tour price: Please contact us for further details Duration: 3 days 2 nights Departure: Ho Chi Minh City Trip itinerary Day 1: Sai Gon – Cu Chi tunnels – My Tho (lunch/Dinner) Highlight of the day: – Cu Chi tunnels – Dong Tam snake farm – Vinh Trang pagoda which the biggest […]

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City - Inspitrip

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City - Inspitrip


Inspitrip

What if we told you that what makes a trip memorable is not necessarily the things you see and do but the person you travel with? It takes an insightful and pas..

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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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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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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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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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 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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Meat lover? These 6 destinations are a must-visit

Meat lover? These 6 destinations are a must-visit

by Cara Brown @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For those carnivores on the hunt for their next meat-filled dish and their next adventure, this one's for you. Here are 6 delicious destinations for meat lovers.

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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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Motorcycle tours in Vietnam

Motorcycle tours in Vietnam


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Are you looking for a unique experience during your trip to Vietnam? Hop on the back of one of our bikes and enjoy an awesome ride in Saigon!

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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Travelling the World as an Introvert: How I Coped

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

What difficulties might one face when travelling the world as an introvert? One traveller describes her personal experiences on a world trip and how at first, she ignored her needs and tried to be someone that she's not. Introversion is something that affects many people and in spite of the obvious challenges, this article proves that it is possible to fully enjoy travel as an introvert, you just need to listen to yourself...

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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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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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16 photos that prove Japan looks better on film

16 photos that prove Japan looks better on film

by Gemma Saunders @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I really enjoy taking my trusty Minolta on trips overseas. I love the grainy look of a film photo and the effort and time I put into taking photos...

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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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Vietnam Cycling: Bike Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Vietnam Cycling: Bike Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi


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Cycle through Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi among backdrops of rice paddies, emerald jungle, and white beaches at REI.

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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Mekong Adventure Motorcycle Tour

by admin @ Saigon motorbike tours | Vietnam scooter tours

Trip itinerary Take Mekong Adventure Motorcycle Tour, you will get into a glimpse of authentic Mekong life by motorcycle, and it is great off-the-beaten track and experience real life along the rides with visits en-route that the tour bus windows can not access! In the morning, our driver will pick you up at your hotel […]

Meet the couple making one documentary every day for a year

Meet the couple making one documentary every day for a year

by Lucy Piper @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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7 days Vietnam motorbike tour Saigon – Cat Tien National Park – Central Highlands – Ho Chi Minh Trail – Hoi An

by admin @ Saigon motorbike tours | Vietnam scooter tours

Trip code: SGN-CT-DL-HCMT-HAN5d Trip price: Please contact us for a quotation. Duration: 7 day 6 nights Departure: From Ho Chi Minh City.  Routes: Sai Gon – Cat Tien National Park – Dalat – Lak lake – Pleiku – Kon Tum – Kham Duc – Hoi An. 7 days Vietnam motorbike tour Saigon – Cat Tien […]

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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VIETNAM CYCLING TRIP HANOI TO SAIGON 25 June to 9 July,2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

•Departure Day: 25 of June ,2018 in Hanoi and •Finish day: 09 of July,2018 in Ho Chi Minh •Tour cost :1800 usd/person base on two people sharing one room

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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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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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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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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Marching in the Tel Aviv Pride

Marching in the Tel Aviv Pride

by Wil Gregory @ Intrepid Travel Blog

One guy's experience of the biggest, proudest party in the Middle East.

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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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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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Musician Naomi Wachira

by Beth Whitman @ Wanderlust and Lipstick

Naomi Wachira is a very talented Kenyan-born, Seattle-based singer/songwriter who's been compared to Tracy Chapman. Naomi lives life on her own terms and has managed to carve out a successful career as a musician while maintaining her focus on family and friends. Read More…

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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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“What’s So Great About Vietnam?” One Backpacker Explains All…

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

A whistle-stop guide through Vietnam as a backpacker! Includes tips on the wackiest and most fun activities, the local grub not to be missed, where to stay... from glitzy backpacker resort to rustic homestay... plus transport info! Vietnam is a beautiful, wildly varied country with tons to offer, and us backpackers need to soak its magic up before it becomes too touristy...

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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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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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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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Get a Street Food Education in Saigon

Get a Street Food Education in Saigon


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"We recommend that you don’t drink too much water as it will fill you up too fast." - this was the first thing we were told before starting the Back of the Bike Street Food tour in Saigon. Good advice for a night of eating! This night market tour was designed to get you introduced to the some...

10 reasons Slovenia should be your next big Eurotrip

10 reasons Slovenia should be your next big Eurotrip

by Ashlea Wheeler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

The best pho/Vietnamese beef noodle soup in Saigon is at Pho Le

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

You would think it’s easy to find an excellent bowl of pho in Ho Chi Minh City. (It’s not.) You’d think there’d be a pho shop on every corner. (There practically is.) But as many times as I’ve been to Saigon, I had yet to taste a bowl of steaming beef noodle soup that I […]

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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Things to do with Kids in Saigon

by saigononbikes @ Saigon on Bikes

Planning a vacation with young children may seem like an arduous task but with the right itinerary and preparation, it can be an enjoyable experience for every family member. Contrary to what most would think, Saigon does offer a range of activities that travelers with children can participate in. Here are the top 4 things […]

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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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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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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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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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The top 10 places you should visit in Japan

The top 10 places you should visit in Japan

by Ellie Ross @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The best cities in India for street photography

The best cities in India for street photography

by Pravin Tamang @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Mykonos: So much more than just a party island

Mykonos: So much more than just a party island

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Mekong Cycling Holiday – 7 days

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Mekong cycling holiday .The mighty Mekong spreads into tentacles and tributaries in southern Vietnam, making the delta fertile and the region one of Vietnam’s highest producers of rice, vegetables and fruits. Cycling through rice paddies, orchards, along and over a myriad of small irrigation canals will let you see a unique area of Vietnam.

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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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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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What it’s like to road trip through Mongolia

What it’s like to road trip through Mongolia

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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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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Meet Pravin, the Intrepid Manager fighting for gender equality in India

Meet Pravin, the Intrepid Manager fighting for gender equality in India

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

"I believe things are changing here", reflects Pravin. "It won't be long before 50% of our leaders are female." This is a big deal. It'd make Intrepid the first ever travel company in India to achieve this.

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Travel to Vung Tau, Vietnam: Where to find the best noodle soups

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

During this particular trip to Vietnam, my family and I took a road trip to Vung Tau, a beach town not far from Saigon but is made to seem far because of traffic. You can find very affordable vacation packages through travel agents in Vietnam (or at least that’s what my family tells me). On […]

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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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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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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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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Mekong Delta Motorbike Tour 1 day

by Sunny @ Backroads Of Vietnam By Bike, Vietnam Bike Tours, Vietnam Cycling Tours

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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 best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where would you ride? We ask the world’s best cycling bloggers

Where would you ride? We ask the world’s best cycling bloggers

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We went to the world's biggest cycling junkies and asked them a simple question: where do you want to ride?

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Bicycle Tour: Saigon to Hanoi

Bicycle Tour: Saigon to Hanoi


SpiceRoads Cycle Tours

Saigon to Hanoi by Bicycle | Experience Vietnam by bike, from Saigon to Hanoi

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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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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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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Cycling Tour To Perfume Pagoda 1 Day

by alanduong @ Vietnam Bike Tours

The Perfume Pagoda ( Huong Pagoda ) is a complex of Pagodas and Buddhist shrines built into the limestone cliffs of Huong Tich Mountain, where you can take a cruise on paddle boat; having an easy walk up the mountain; exploring the Huong Tich cave which is named as “the most beautiful cave in the […]

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Silverland Sakyo Hotel and Spa

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A Day With I Bike Saigon

by adminweb @ I BIKE SAIGON

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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I Bike Saigon

by adminweb @ I BIKE SAIGON

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Mu Cang Chai rice terraces – the golden season

by Sinh Le @ Cycling VietNam | Active Travel, Bike Tours VietNam, Laos and Cambodia

Every year, at the beginning of September, Mu Cang Chai rice terraces field turns to yellow color. The golden season of rice harvesting start. The Hmong people living up the mountain in Mu Cang Chai – Yen Bai province start to harvest their crops. And it is also the time for our cyclists climb...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mekong River Cruise PhnomPenh, ChauDoc, CanTho, Saigon 3days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

At Phnompenh, the Mekong splits into two main branches: the HauGiang (Tonle Bassac) which flows via ChauDoc, LongXuyen and CanTho to the sea; and the TienGiang (Tonle Mekong) which splits into several branches at VinhLong and empties into the sea at six points. The Mekong river cruise from Phnompenh to ChauDoc, Cantho and onto Saigon…

The post Mekong River Cruise PhnomPenh, ChauDoc, CanTho, Saigon 3days appeared first on Sinhbalo.

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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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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The best American cities to celebrate the 4th of July

The best American cities to celebrate the 4th of July

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The 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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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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“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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Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 3 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 3 days: LongAn – MyTho – CaiBe – VinhLong – CanTho This tour takes three days and two nights. It’s available all year round. Tour code SBL 8 Day 1: Saigon – LongAn – MyTho – VinhLong ( Lunch, dinner) Leaving Saigon, our shuttle will take you for about one hour…

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Four Months on a Bicycle in Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi - South East Asia Backpacker

Four Months on a Bicycle in Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi - South East Asia Backpacker


South East Asia Backpacker

Backpacker and travel writer Nathan Edgerton spent four months travelling on a cheap bicycle the entire length of Vietnam from the biggest city in the South to the capital in the North. In this article, Nathan gives you many reasons why travelling on two wheels is way cooler than four...

Saigon Biking To Luang Prabang – 18 Days

by Ban Indochina @

Saigon Biking To Luang Prabang .Cycle through the remote and very beautiful Saigon along the coast to the northwest mountains of Vietnam and Laos. Mix a biking challenge with a culturally rewarding experience, in a little explored .This superb trip combines some of the best cycling routes in Vietnam and Laos with time to explore […]

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Island hopping in Hong Kong: exploring Lantau

Island hopping in Hong Kong: exploring Lantau

by Julia D'Orazio @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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How to know if you’re a born traveller

How to know if you’re a born traveller

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 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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Back of the Bike Tours

Back of the Bike Tours


Travelfish

Back of the Bike Tours offer private, food-centric tours of Ho Chi Minh City at an affordable price.

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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The Long Tan Cross Memorial

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

HCM City – LongPhuoc Tunnels –- Nui Dat former base -– Long Tan Cross (One Day Trip) Tour Code: SBL4B Departure 7:30 am at your hotel, we drive 2 hours to BaRia and on to LongPhuoc commune. We visit LongPhuoc tunnels, constructed by the VC in 1948. Passing the big memorial building, you will find…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Our top tips for the oldest pilgrim route through Spain, The Camino de Santiago!

by admin @ Worldwide Cycling Tours

Jacobs Trail, the Camino de Santiago or the St James Way; these are some of the many names for this famous pilgrim route.

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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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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 experience Ethiopia’s Timket Festival

Why you should experience Ethiopia’s Timket Festival

by Rowan Waters @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We jostled with the locals into the procession and followed the congregation. The chanting, clapping, singing and dancing flowed into the streets.

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

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

by Leah Greengarten @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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The City Tour

by Mai Nguyen @ saigonlocalmotiontours.com

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Cambodia in one week: The ultimate guide

Cambodia in one week: The ultimate guide

by Amanda Williams @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Even though it's a small country, Cambodia's history is rich and its sites unique. Here's how to see the best of it in just 7 days.

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The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

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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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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Help us rebuild an earthquake-damaged school in Nepal

Help us rebuild an earthquake-damaged school in Nepal

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We’re helping raise money for Khagendra New Life Special Education Secondary School – a pioneer in educating children with a disability.

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

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

by Amanda Linardon @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Lauren Wigham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why 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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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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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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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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What it’s really like to trek the Inca Trail

What it’s really like to trek the Inca Trail

by Tammy Burns @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I had decided to tackle the Inca Trail during one of those life reassessments that every human experiences in their mid-30s.

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Bike Tour From Hanoi To Saigon 13 Days

by alanduong @ Vietnam Bike Tours

Vietnam prides its having many world heritage sites and 2 big national parks. Two thirds of its land is covered in rolling hills and mountainous regions, which attracts many travelers every year. Cycling in Vietnam has become a practical and fun way to visit our country. How can you see the real life of Vietnam? […]

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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The changing face of Egypt, Israel & Jordan

The changing face of Egypt, Israel & Jordan

by Alyson Hill @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Taryn Stenvei @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Laura Dawson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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“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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The best family holidays to book in 2017

The best family holidays to book in 2017

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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How to Travel Like a Local in Europe & North America

by Lauren Barth @ Departful

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Christmas 2017: What’s on my holiday menu this year?

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Our family celebrates Christmas, and that’s less than a couple of weeks away. My, how time flies. Following the likes of my post on our Thanksgiving menu last month, I thought I’d share with you what I’ll be making in our kitchen for this year’s Christmas dinner. Since the hubs and I hosted his family […]

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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Want to know what a Galapagos cruise is really like?

Want to know what a Galapagos cruise is really like?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

To answer that question, we quizzed some real-life Intrepid Travellers on a real-life Galapagos Islands trip.

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Everything you need to know about visiting the Sahara

Everything you need to know about visiting the Sahara

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s a major bucket list item when in Morocco — you cannot deny the call of the desert. Here's what visiting the Sahara is really like.

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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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Rocky mountain bike – The warrior of Vietnam adventure tours

by Sinh Le @ Cycling VietNam | Active Travel, Bike Tours VietNam, Laos and Cambodia

Rocky mountain bike – the warrior of Vietnam adventure tours Rocky mountain bike – imported from Canada to Vietnam late 2000. This bike fleet was used by my partner – Handspan in Hanoi for “Sapa Vietnam mountain bike tours”. Early 2002, I bought these Rocky mountain bik...

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Mekong Delta Cycling Holidays – 9 days

by Ban Indochina @

Mekong Discovery by Bike .The mighty Mekong spreads into tentacles and tributaries in southern Vietnam, making the delta fertile and the region one of Vietnam’s highest producers of rice, vegetables and fruits. Cycling through rice paddies, orchards, along and over a myriad of small irrigation canals will let you see a unique area of Vietnam.

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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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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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“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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Stairway to Hell: climbing the slopes of Mt Bromo

Stairway to Hell: climbing the slopes of Mt Bromo

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

As I look out over this barren, moon-like landscape – devoid of life, apart from a trickle of travellers, a handful of local guides and their horses – it strikes me that this is about as hellish as it gets in equatorial, jungle-clad Indonesia.

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The 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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Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 2 Days

by alanduong @ Vietnam Bike Tours

ME KONG DELTA CYCLE TOURS – 2 DAYS   Mekong River Cycle Tour to Can Tho, We spend 2-hour boat ride in the morning to visit the Cai Rang floating market and through tiny canals. Then, leave the boat opposite Cai Rang market and pedal Trip Summary Destination : Can Tho – Mekong Detail – […]

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Food Republic | How To Eat Vegetarian In Vietnam

by Selene @ fork on the road

After 16 months on the road, Vietnam was the last stop of my vegetarian food journey. Luckily it was also one of the best. While nothing beats Bali as the ultimate vegetarian destination, the veggie food in Vietnam is amazing. The local cuisine is packed with fresh vegetables, just-picked herbs, succulent tofu and a subtle colonial French influence, and the prices are staggeringly low. Here’s how to eat veggie in Vietnam. Read the full article over on Food Republic.

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

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

by Along Dusty Roads @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Tips for getting off the beaten path in Costa Rica

Tips for getting off the beaten path in Costa Rica

by Robert Schrader @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Cycling Vietnam Team

by Sinh Le @ Cycling VietNam | Active Travel, Bike Tours VietNam, Laos and Cambodia

Every year, we organise a meeting day for all Cycling Vietnam team. All drivers and tour guides will have a fun ride together outside Ho Chi Minh city. We have fun race, exchange experienced about daily work and also have a mechanical training for bike fixing. See below a clip of our annual fun race...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Blind MasterChef cooks in the Underground kitchen

by the Blind Cook @ The Blind Cook

Back in October, I was invited to collaborate with Alvin Schultz of MasterChef fame and cook at the Eat Drink Experience Underground. The Underground is a supper club based in Houston where each event is an intimate dining affair with a highly creative, themed tasting menu. For this particular collab, we did a brunch-themed tasting […]

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 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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How to make Pisco Sours like a pro

How to make Pisco Sours like a pro

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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From Russia with love: 8 reasons you should celebrate the New Year in Russia

From Russia with love: 8 reasons you should celebrate the New Year in Russia

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

We love Russia. We love New Year. We love spending New Year in Russia. Here's why.

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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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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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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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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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Sinhbalo - specialized in Mekong delta tours & cycling Vietnam

Sinhbalo - specialized in Mekong delta tours & cycling Vietnam


Sinhbalo

Sinhbalo - specialized in Mekong delta tours. We have been organizing Mekong delta tours in Vietnam for more than 20 years. Our tours made by a delta local.

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

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

by Lily Cichanowicz @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Cycling From Hanoi To Saigon 12 Days/ 11 Nights

by alanduong @ Vietnam Bike Tours

OVERVIEW Vietnam is a amazing country with a distinctive culture and a long and extraordinary history. Although it is often remembered most for its wars, modern Vietnam has emerged as a proud nation with a people eager to show off the many aspects of their diverse land. We designed a great cycling holiday from Hanoi […]

Ultimate USA West Coast Road Trip Itinerary: Seattle to San Francisco

by Emily Cass @ Just Globetrotting

The top best ultimate road trip itinerary & guide for driving from Seattle to San Francisco. Discover the best pit stops & places to stay with pictures!

The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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6 underrated New Zealand towns you should visit

6 underrated New Zealand towns you should visit

by Marie-France Roy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Macca Sherifi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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VIETNAM CYCLING TOUR SAIGON-DMZ-HANOI FROM 22 OF JANUARY TO 8 OF FEBRUARY,2018

by sene @ Vietnam adventure cycling tours

Tour cost:USD 2,150 per person Departure date: January 22,2018 Finish date : february   08,2018 Number of Cyclist : 02 people and available to Join! Countries visited: Vietnam

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The beauty of Uruguay, South America’s overlooked gem

The beauty of Uruguay, South America’s overlooked gem

by Elise Duncan @ Intrepid Travel Blog

For the few of us lucky enough to have spent time in this little slice of paradise tucked in next to Argentina, we’ll happily shout our praises from the rooftops: Uruguay is not to be missed.

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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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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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Saigon Cycling To Hoi An – 9 days

by Ban Indochina @

Ho Chi Minh City cycling to Hoi An  -Down to the sea, ride along the magnificent coastlines along the S shaped of Vietnam, up in the mountain of the Central Highland and pedal northward to the incredible sights of UNESCO Heritages. This trips is a great combination of adventure on bike to challenge those with […]

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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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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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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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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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Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

On a recent road trip between Saigon & Hanoi I made a record of some of the meals I ate along the way, to try and illustrate the variety of food available, and what a delight it is to eat your way from one end of the country to the other... Continue reading

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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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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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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Self-ride Motorbike Tours in Vietnam

by admin @ Saigon motorbike tours | Vietnam scooter tours

Self-ride? You ride, We guide, and enjoy the ride of your wish! If you are looking for that extra thrill, we also cater for people who want to ride themselves across Vietnam. Saigon Mot0rbike Tours Riders will experience a wide and exciting range of terrains; from undulating countryside to dirt tracks and beautiful scenic roads […]

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

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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The Ultimate Road Trip around Oahu, Hawaii

by Emily Cass @ Just Globetrotting

Discover hidden gems & the hot spots of Oahu, from hiking trails to beautiful beaches. Everything is outlined in this ultimate Oahu road trip itinerary!

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 Taste of Irish Luxury: Dublin City Guide

by Selene @ fork on the road

While it may not be considered a go-to luxury destination like Monaco or the Maldives, over the past decade Dublin has been steadily carving out a reputation for quality restaurants, boutique hotels and sleek bars. It’s not hard to see why: with its world-class pubs and theatres and elegant Georgian architecture, Dublin will please even the most discerning traveller. A famously compact city, the best way to discover the Irish capital is simply by walking – but once you’ve done that, where are the best places to stay, eat and drink? Here’s your essential luxury guide to Dublin. EAT The Garden Room The newly opened restaurant, The Garden Room, looks set to become another stellar addition to the Irish fine dining scene. Though the...

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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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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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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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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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Packing list for cycling in Vietnam

by Sinh Le @ Cycling VietNam | Active Travel, Bike Tours VietNam, Laos and Cambodia

   Packing list for Cycling in Vietnam: Back in the 90s, local Vietnamese used very simple bike. It was difficult to find bike gears and tools to fix your bike. Now you can find some places to fix your bike in big city: Hanoi, Hue, Ho Chi Minh city. However, some gear still a must for you to bring i...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lost in Chiang Mai: A Personal View of How the City Has Changed in 5 Years

by Nikki Scott @ South East Asia Backpacker

Have you ever revisited a place only to find it completely transformed? This is how I felt recently upon revisiting Chiang Mai after being away from the city for five years. Chiang Mai had been the home for the SEA Backpacker Office and was