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10 reasons Guyana is South America’s secret superstar

10 reasons Guyana is South America’s secret superstar

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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RE: Have you ever purchased the RS Trip Protection Plan?

by CT_PBW @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

I have always purchased and have used it once.

Once when the US government shut down and we were on tour on National Parks. RS went above and beyond. They paid for difference in cost for new flights, not just change fees. RS paid transportation to to Las Vegas, overnight hotel for flights next day and all meals and refunded the cost of the travel insurance. Usual circumstances and well handled. We did have phone conversations and it was a tense time but worked out in the end. I think they may have restructured the insurance since that incident.

The government shutdown is why I now plan trips not around the time of budget voting sessions. One less thing to worry about.

Also recently I was alerted while in Hawaii that the Northeast was expecting a storm and airline advised to change flights. I was traveling on an award ticket and the airline allowed me to change second leg of trip so I could at least get back to the mainland and then worry about getting home with no change fees. RS insurance paid for my hotel after I provided copy of the text message the airline sent me advising flight change. I was able to get flight next day.

“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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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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A traveller’s guide to local etiquette in Egypt

A traveller’s guide to local etiquette in Egypt

by Gwen OToole @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re a first-time visitor to Egypt, it’s important to be aware of a few local customs.

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The 5 Best Night Markets in Taipei

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Taipei is inarguably one of the top street food cities in the world. Taiwan is known as the land of snacks: they have literally invented and re-invented genre after genre of snack food over the years. From pearl tea to fried chicken, the Taiwanese are all about inventing and perfecting the ultimate snack foods. Think Chinese-influenced foods created with the ingenuity and dedication to perfection that (you would think) only the Japanese would bring. While Taipei isn’t quite as famous with local Taiwanese as Tainan for their snack culture, they’ve got it covered and will most likely be your first stop in Taiwan. The sheer volume of street food options available alone are enough but, matched with the quality and price of the food available on the streets, it’s pretty much unbeatable. The catch with Taipei street food though, is ... Read More »

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Your essential guide to sailing jargon

Your essential guide to sailing jargon

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Top Things to Do in Beijing in the Winter

by Daniel @ China Travel Tips – Tour-Beijing.com

by Plan your Beijing winter tour? Beijing is an interesting destination for your winter vacation. Winter in Beijing begins with an abundance of festivities during the holiday season: skiing, ice skating, hot spring bathing, hiking the Great Wall of China……and if you prefer to stay out of the cold, choose from the numerous museums, restaurants, book stores open during […]

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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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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RE: Tipping

by obrien.bobbie021508 @ Tipping

We have been on 13 Road Scholar trips and have only tipped once. That was on a trip to a developing country and our leader was extraordinary; we slipped him a little extra cash at the end. RS definitely discourages tipping, especially gathering contributions from participants for a group tip. So, if a special circumstance makes you want to tip extra, it's probably best to do it individually and discreetly.

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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I’m on a boat: the Intrepid guide to sailing like a pro

I’m on a boat: the Intrepid guide to sailing like a pro

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

There are a lot of myths about sailing the high seas, but with Intrepid's handy five-step guide you'll be ship-shape in no time.

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On your bike: How to join Ride2Work Day

On your bike: How to join Ride2Work Day

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

Medieval frescoes in the Church of St. John the Baptist in Bohinj, Slovenia often show figures with large swellings of the neck (goiters), caused by lack of iodine in the local diet.

How to renew your Mexican tourist visa at the Guatemalan Border and what it costs.

by Johnny @

How to renew your Mexican tourist visa at the Guatemalan border and how much it costs.

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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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An essential guide to visiting hammams in Morocco

An essential guide to visiting hammams in Morocco

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

An ancient ritual that's as integral to Moroccan life as tagine and mint tea, visiting a hammam offers respite, and a way to get a deeper understanding of the culture and people.

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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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The Best Homestays in Sapa (For An Authentic & Personal Experience)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

H’mong, Dao, and Giay people speaking English more fluently than Vietnamese, tremendous natural vistas right outside your balcony, an early morning chill with clouds hovering over the mountains, this and more is what you should expect from Sapa! Located on the northern border of Vietnam, Sapa is the only region of the country that has […]

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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EI186 On Feb 6/7/8?

by Dambus @ FlyerTalk Forums

EI186 (DUB-LHR) @20:45 seems to be invisible and unbookable on Feb 6th/7th/8th for some reason. Something happening in London that week? (All other flights and prices look normal for a couple of weeks in advance of departure). EDITED: Bookable...

Making the Most of Asia’s Temples

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Whether the beautiful and ancient complexes of Angkor Wat, the pagoda spattered plains of Bagan, or any of the multitudes of temples, shrines and pagodas in the cities or countryside; temples are synonymous with any adventure in Asia. Make the most of your temple tours in this dynamic and diverse region by reading this quick […]

Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Vietnam is seeing more and more visitors each year, with the actual number of tourists per year reaching well over 6 million.  Some areas in Vietnam, such as Halong Bay, Sapa, and Hoi An, are very beautiful but also packed with tourists year round.  Fortunately, if you want to get away from the crowds, you…

North Vietnam, from mountain to sea

by admin @ sapa travel

This must be one of the nicest Vietnam Tours as it takes us from the charming beauty in northern mountains where offers amazing scenery, culture to one of Vietnam world’s heritages and values and end up with a great relaxation in Ninh Binh, the newest vacation destination in the north of Vietnam. HIGHLIGHTS Enjoying the […]

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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Travel season guide: when to visit our favourite destinations

Travel season guide: when to visit our favourite destinations

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Travel. It's all in the timing.

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Hanoi Coffee | About The Best Coffee in Vietnam

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

Hanoi Coffee Culture I, Hanoi Coffee Culture I.1 Overview of Coffee in Hanoi The coffee was first imported to Hanoi by French during their first colonial exploitation here. With the formation of the French Quarter where the French immigrated, they brought their favorite drink, and Hanoi coffee began to take its first steps on the streets around Hoan Kiem Lake. Following the French invasion at the 1800s, coffee was introduced in Vietnam, but the source of coffee back then was limited therefore it was considered as a luxury good, only the French colonists along with Nguyễn dynasty’s nobles could have […]

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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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What it’s really like to visit Egypt as a solo female traveller

What it’s really like to visit Egypt as a solo female traveller

by Sarah Reid @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Some people feel nervous about travelling to Egypt. One traveller gives her best tips and talks straight about her experience in the land of ancient wonders.

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Japan Culinary Tour Highlight: Sampuru “Fake Food”

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

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

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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RE: Tipping

by Mary_A @ Tipping

Don't worry about not tipping. RS policy is clear -- there's no reason to be foolish and pay a second time for what you already paid for.

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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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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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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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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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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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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Is Colombia’s Cocora Valley the world’s coolest natural wonder?

Is Colombia’s Cocora Valley the world’s coolest natural wonder?

by Eliza Gower @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The pines disappeared and legions of towering wax palms stood in their place. Salvador Dali definitely had a hand in Cocora’s design.

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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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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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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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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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How to apply your visa on arrival on line

by admin @ Vietnam Travel blog

Here are easy steps to follow to apply for a Vietnam visa online  1 Send us one of your scanners valid […]

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

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

by Amber Dunlap @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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How to learn about a culture and without speaking native language?

by Tonya11 @ Fodor's Forum

*It�s hard if there�s zero communication. How can you learn about a culture and meet locals without speaking their language? **Share your best...

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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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RE: Tipping

by Mary_A @ Tipping

RS is very clear on the no additional tipping feature of their programs. If people want to continue to tip on top of what they've already paid, that's their choice. I've been to several international RS programs and except for one isolated case, additional tipping was never an issue.

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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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 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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How to choose the right Vietnam War tour

How to choose the right Vietnam War tour


Traveller

Taking a war tour rather than a standard day trip can be the difference between an OK holiday and an unforgettable experience. But how do you choose?

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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Flamenco & fusion: A local’s guide to Granada

Flamenco & fusion: A local’s guide to Granada

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Granada may be the most dangerous city in Spain. No where else is there city so capable of clutching you firmly in its grip and taking you under its spell...

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Chengdu: a guide to China’s next hottest destination

Chengdu: a guide to China’s next hottest destination

by Robert Schrader @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Andrew Fenton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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RE: Foreign cash

by beverlyejohnson041507 @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

About Canada--the Calgary airport had several automated ATM machines conveniently available. The one I used had an exchange rate posted, but did not post any fees, so until I got home and viewed my statement, I was in the dark there. I found the fee though was very minimal, but I may have just lucked out in terms of choosing which machine to use. I did inform my credit union ahead of time that I'd be using both my debit and credit cards in certain areas of Canada and gave them the dates, adding a day or two at the end for unforseen circumstances. Neither has a chip. Having Canadian money obtained right away for smaller expenses at various places made those purchases convenient and from my perspective minimized the risk of exposing my card to a number of smaller merchants and processors. I'm not sure how widespread the practice is, but one restaurant had a portable card reader, accepting both chip and non-chip cards, which the waiter/waitress brought to your table to process transactions. This solved any concern about someone disappearing into a backroom with your card! Other places (museum shops for example) accepted my no chip card without a problem.

Ikigai: How to discover your true purpose

by Maggie @ Living to Roam

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Crazy Amount of E Fares?

by hi55us @ FlyerTalk Forums

Not sure if anyone has access to a DL Terminal that might have more information, but I originally booked a TPA-BOS ticket ~6 months ago departing on 2/24. I now have 2 other people that want to join us on the trip but Delta is only showing a $623 B...

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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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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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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RE: Tipping

by sidkaskey011521 @ Tipping

"however we were encouraged to tip if we felt like we had exceptional service..." Was this suggested by the tour guides? I did not see anything listed in programs I have taken.

New Year’s resolution: How to make yours stick

by Maggie @ Living to Roam

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6 reasons you should think twice about orphanage tourism

6 reasons you should think twice about orphanage tourism

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Orphanage tourism is what happens when good intentions and reality don’t quite synch up. This is why it's not such a good idea.

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RE: Tipping

by CT_PBW @ Tipping

It does happen. I have been on 6 RS trips. Only on one trip did the group take up a collection for the group leaders. No one would know if you put money in the till or not, they passed an envelope. I hold with the RS policy of no tipping as this is what I signed up for. Don't let others make you feel otherwise, you are in charge of your monies. $500 is ridiculous.

RE: Have you ever purchased the RS Trip Protection Plan?

by Road Scholar @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

Gwen, thank you for sharing your experience with us. Our protection plan does offer Cancel for Any Reason coverage, and the method of reimbursement—cash or credit toward future travel with Road Scholar--will depend on your reason for cancellation. We have provided multiple links below that give greater detail on protection plan coverage:

www.roadscholar.org/.../
www.roadscholar.org/.../

We will be in touch with you directly to gather more details about your experience and help to resolve your concerns.

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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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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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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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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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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Red hot culinary tips from our Intrepid foodies

Red hot culinary tips from our Intrepid foodies

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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More than Marina Bay Sands: What to see in Singapore

More than Marina Bay Sands: What to see in Singapore

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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An Unexpected Problem Happened To Our Female Traveler And This Is How We Solved it!

by admin @ Beebee Travel

Traveling is exciting, however, it also can be irritating sometimes when you are in trouble and having no […]

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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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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Ultimate packing guide for Vietnam

by thewelltravelledman @ thewelltravelledman

Ultimate packing guide for your trip to Vietnam

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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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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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24 hours in Dublin

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Let’s face it, 24 hours in Dublin is never going to be enough time, but if that’s all you’ve got, then here is how to make the most of it. 24 hours in Dubl

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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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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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What to expect on your visit to Auschwitz

What to expect on your visit to Auschwitz

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Japanese Bath Etiquette

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The Great Eastern Drive, Tasmania – Australia

by thewelltravelledman @ thewelltravelledman

If you're heading on a road trip to Tasmania, Australia then you absolutely must check out the Great Eastern Drive! Here is your guide...

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Best Sim Card to use in Multiple European countries

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

On our recent cruise, we visited many places in Europe, and we had the Best Sim Card to use in Multiple European countries. This is because it worked really well everywhe…

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Where to watch Rugby League World Cup in Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City

by Scott @ tripAtrek Travel

There are some great sports bars in Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam where you can watch the 2017 Rugby League World Cup games live. The 2017 Rugby World Cup is being played in Australia and New Zealand. Upcoming

Our guide to Egypt’s Abu Simbel Sun Festival

Our guide to Egypt’s Abu Simbel Sun Festival

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The top destinations for travel in February

The top destinations for travel in February

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why 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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RE: Tipping

by GerryL @ Tipping

On my very first RS trip (in US) some people in the group started organizing a "collection" for the group leader. I (among others) ignored the effort based on what I understood about RS programs. I noticed a few people discreetly tipping on a program in Europe.
My most recent RS trip was to a country where incomes are low. On several occasions we were told that if we wanted to add any tips for the local people who had provided experiences that were part of the program, we were welcome to. Envelopes were provided in one instance.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A local’s guide to the hidden gems of Paris

A local’s guide to the hidden gems of Paris

by Selina Sykes @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Traveling safely with the allergy

by Tonya11 @ Fodor's Forum

*I'm planning my trip and want to make it safe and enjoyable. Advice me some tips for traveling safely with the allergy (urticaria). Should I visit...

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

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

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Airbnb & Couchsurfing: 12 tips for first-time users

by Nick @ Living to Roam

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“Decent-looking Outfits” Policy when visiting Hue Monuments Complex, Vietnam

by Thu Ngo Vu @ Beebee Travel

A new policy made by the Hue Monuments Conservation Department in Thua Thien Hue Province stated that visitors […]

Want to know what Overland travel really looks like?

Want to know what Overland travel really looks like?

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The 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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Forum Post: Is anybody going on Kentucky derby paddlewheel tour?

by terrielavery081226 @ General Discussion

I am from Los Angeles and I was wondering if anybody else from Southern California to see the Kentucky Derby.

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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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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How to Tip in Asia: When, Who, and How Much

How to Tip in Asia: When, Who, and How Much


Wendy Perrin

When the restaurant bill arrives, even the savviest travelers can feel like novices. Should you tip? How much? Our experts share info on how to tip in Asia.

Why Your Travel To Cuba Matters Now

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

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

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

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

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 1

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 1 Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 8:00 AM* Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 50.000 VND/ person/ tour *If you’d like to do tour at afternoon, please make reservation 24 hours prior to the tour.   OVERVIEW: Beliefs and faiths are important and indispensable parts of people’s spiritual life, especially for Asian people. However, […]

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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Guide to south Morocco: Essaouira, Taghazout and Taroudant

Guide to south Morocco: Essaouira, Taghazout and Taroudant

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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Weekend in Havana – You Should Book Now!

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

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

5 traditional alleyways in Tokyo where locals eat and drink

5 traditional alleyways in Tokyo where locals eat and drink

by Jessica Korteman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to meet locals in Mexico and make new friends.

by Johnny @

How to meet locals in Mexico. Use these tips to make new friends and get chatting to locals. It will open a lot of doors and help you make Mexican friends.

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Hey Aussies – It will not cost you many dong to fly AirAsia to Vietnam

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

It will not cost you many dong to fly AirAsia to Vietnam. OK, so the dong is the currency of Vietnam, but with AirAsia a major budget airline flying from Australia to Vie…

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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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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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SAIGON FREE WALKING TOURS

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

A non-profit managed by Hospitality & Tourism students, Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh city.

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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Fascinating Harajuku Culture

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

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

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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7 Travel Tips For Every Hijabi

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

7 Travel Tips For Every Hijabi. Hijabi is women or girl who wears the Islamic head-covering respectfully, called Hijab. This article has been written by a guest co…

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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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RE: Tipping

by eliztravels021352 @ Tipping

Like others posting here the ‘tips included’ aspect of RS is one reason I choose them. I would only tip if I required something outside of the norm--help in a medical emergency for example. We travel every year (on our own) to Australia where the minimum wage is quite high and tipping is not the norm. Locals discourage tourists from tipping as it raises the expectations of the service staff and makes already high cost of meals and accommodation higher for all. It does feel awkward at times not tipping, but only because it is my habit back home (Canada) to do so. Once we did tip a private nature guide and explained that we usual like to make a donation to a local charity when travelling but since he does much volunteer conservation work we felt we wanted to recognize him. He was very surprised and appreciative. Also, in New Zealand where tipping is also not the norm we found service staff in general the best and friendliest we have encountered anywhere. Lovely to think they are doing a good job because they truly want to be of service, not in the hope of some monetary reward.

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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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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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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Overcoming Jet Lag During International Travel

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

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

Ultimate budget travel guide: How to find cheap flights

by Nick @ Living to Roam

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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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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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Alaska Food Tour Reading List

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

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

Airline Miles and Points: How to Get the Best Award Flights in 2018

by Gary Leff @ Wendy Perrin

The major U.S. airlines haven’t had to work very hard to win our business over the past several years. With the economy growing and the number of carriers shrinking (thanks to mergers), their planes have been packed. And since they’re able to sell their seats, they aren’t too interested in making them available for award ...

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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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Your ultimate Hawaii island-by-island travel guide

Your ultimate Hawaii island-by-island travel guide

by Chadwick Kieser @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Major Battles in Vietnam War- Ia Drang Campaign

by admin @ Vietnam Travel blog

Major Battles – Ia Drang Campaign 19 October – 26 November, 1965 The battle for Ia Drang was between U.S. […]

Responsible Travel in Laos

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

In continuation of our ongoing work in responsible travel, we are always focused on tailoring experiences for sustainable tourism. Travelling responsibly is much easier than it seems, with current industry trends focused on community development, wildlife protection and cultural preservation. This is aided by the fact that visitors are seeking out an exploration of the […]

The changing face of Egypt, Israel & Jordan

The changing face of Egypt, Israel & Jordan

by Alyson Hill @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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COSTA RICA

by mcsalon031227 @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

DID 10 DAYS IN COSTA RICA  WITH RS IN FEB AND THERE WAS NO REASON TO EXCHANGE MY HOME  CURRENCY FOR COLONS.  EVERYWHERE ACCEPTS EITHER AMERICAN DOLLARS OR CREDIT CARDS AND THERE ARE SOME VISA CARDS IN THE US WHICH HAVE ZERO FOREIGN TRANSACTION FEES.  SMALL BILLS FOR TRINKETS AND GRATUITIES ARE NICE BUT NOT ESSENTIAL.   SURPRISED THAT PRICES EVEN IN SMALL TOWNS AND IN GROCERYTYPE STORES ARE NOT MUCH CHEAPER IF AT ALL THAN IN USA!!

The Other Side of Paradise: a literary journey through Havana

The Other Side of Paradise: a literary journey through Havana

by Urban Adventures @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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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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Getting Around in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Hue is the famous Imperial city of Central Vietnam, the throne of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. Old and tranquil, Hue is frozen in time, standing amongst the remnants of a once glorious Asian empire. Because of this, getting around Hue is intriguing with many options available, and sights to see. A major […]

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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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Travel Tipping Guide - Trip Sense | tripcentral.ca

Travel Tipping Guide - Trip Sense | tripcentral.ca


Trip Sense | tripcentral.ca

Our travel tipping guide can recommend how much should do the trick to acknowledge good service and when tipping is not customary.

17 Do’s & Don’ts when Visiting Vietnam

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Vietnam is one of the most rewarding places you can visit, but you need to be aware of these 17 Do’s & Don’ts when Visiting Vietnam. From the frenetic cities of Ho …

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The Best Day Trips from Hanoi

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Beware! XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi. If you book with a tour operator in Hanoi that claims to be XO Tours, you have been defrauded! Hanoi sits on a bend in the Red River. To the south and east lies the watery world of the Red River Delta, where farms and villages continue as…

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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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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Your Vietnam travel guide - What you NEED to know before you go

Your Vietnam travel guide - What you NEED to know before you go


Living to Roam

What are you waiting for? Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia's most exciting destinations. Find out everything you need to know in this Vietnam travel guide.

Forum Post: RE: When the activity level is too high

by charlotte.drayer010411 @ General Discussion

Alice: I found the trip you're taking. You'll be on an entirely different trip than we took in 2016. We took the Best of Costa Rica trip. Our river rafting was on a different river, but I'm sure you'll be fine with this one, too. It's really fun! Do take water shoes or Tevas or Keens, as suggested, or canvas shoes you want to throw away afterward. We were in the cloud forest as well. That is an amazing experience. I spent a lot of time photographing hummingbirds on the grounds of the eco-lodge. It was in the 50s at night and our rooms had heaters that the staff turned on in the evening. Plan on getting wet there. It warms up in the daytime, but it is misty a lot of the time...in the clouds. When you're in San Jose, go to the gold and jade museum. I saw the collection in 1972 when I was there as a student, living in San Pedro and going to La Universidad de Costa Rica for classes with fellow students from Beloit College in WI. The gold is no longer in a bank and I heard the museum is wonderful. I've always wanted to go to Manuel Antonio and it's the one corner of the country that I haven't visited. Lucky you! Suggestions: eat fresh pineapple, preferably that your group buys and cuts with a clean knife. (I ate street pineapple with no trouble, but that isn't true for everyone.) If you see a Pop's ice cream shop (there are several in the San Jose area) try a coconut ice cream plain or dipped in chocolate. I first had that in 1972. Ron con pasas is rum raisin ice cream. It's good too. I am also a second generation Elderhostel/Road Scholar person, as is my husband. My folks even rafted down the Grand Canyon with RS for 10 days. They bicycled the Loire Valley of France, too. We've been to New Zealand, the National Parks of Utah with a professional photographer, we did the Southern Coastal Trilogy with folks we met in Utah, 2 weeks in Cuba in 2015, and Ecuador: Andes Amazon and Galapagos, last winter. Every trip has been wonderful! If you'd like to see photos, I have albums on facebook from our RS trips. You can see my name from my email. My maiden name is Gilbert. If you're on fb you can "friend" me then see the photos. I'll remember your name. My grandmother was Alice. You'll have to scroll way down through the albums, but they're there, as are pix from many of the other trips. You'll LOVE Costa Rica. The biodiversity is amazing. If Gloriana is your leader, give her my best.

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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Trip Report Visit To China

by wendellhill @ Fodor's Forum

Hello, Everyone my query is the restriction of many social and other websites in China. I don't want to live like prisoners. Before my visiting, I...

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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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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SIEM REAP’S 10 BEST BARS: CLASSY, HIDDEN DIVES JUST OUTSIDE OF ANGKOR

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Every year I find myself in Siem Reap, Cambodia for a week. It’s inevitable, and always enjoyable.

Angkor Wat is, along with Bagan in Myanmar, one of the two most spectacular temple sites in Asia, if not the world. I’ve come back again and again with friends, or by myself. Although lately I barely spend time in the temples of Angkor Wat, I love the cafe and bar scene of nearby Siem Reap, a charming little French colonial town adjacent to Angkor that now serves as the tourist-amenity center of the region. Though a tourist town, it’s far from a tourist trap. There is something about the clear blue sky, slow clouds and that long twilight that I love here. And, there’s the drinks.

Pub Street is famous here. It is the center of Siem Reap and the fulcrum of activity in ... Read More »

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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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Photo Gallery of La Guelaguetza, Oaxaca.

by Johnny @

La Guelaguetza is the biggest festival in Oaxaca. So much colour, beautiful dresses and dancing. The 8 regions of Oaxaca showcases their traditions.

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VietNam War Major Battles – Battle of Dak To

by admin @ Vietnam Travel blog

Major Battles – Battle of Dak To June – December 1967 Series of battles at the Special Forces camp at […]

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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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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What to expect on an adventure through Tibet

What to expect on an adventure through Tibet

by Nathan James Thomas @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 great destinations for solo travel in India

5 great destinations for solo travel in India

by Evan Ceretti @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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RE: Tipping

by vyoung5678010548 @ Tipping

I didn't even think that group leaders were included. Good to know.

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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Can YOU Survive a 3 day Comedy Cruise?

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Let me ask you something about a comedy cruise. Can YOU Survive a 3 day Comedy Cruise? Do you have it in you to accept the muscular spasms from laughter? Will you perhaps …

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The Secret Sauce Behind Scott’s Cheap Flights

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Scott Keyes turned a simple newsletter into a popular travel hacking site, Scott's Cheap Flights. In this interview, Scott tells us how he and his worldwide team find cheap flights using a combination of manpower and knowledge of industry trends. Every flight is hand-searched!

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Turtles and orangutans: witnessing wildlife conservation in Borneo

Turtles and orangutans: witnessing wildlife conservation in Borneo

by CC Hua @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Safe, stable and surprising: welcome to the Middle East’s greatest outlier

Safe, stable and surprising: welcome to the Middle East’s greatest outlier

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

At a time when much of the region sadly seems to be wracked by upheaval and unrest, the Middle East might not seem the world’s most alluring travel destination. And…

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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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RE: Tipping

by linda.norby010404 @ Tipping

No one should be bullied, but if you feel like tipping, you should.

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

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

by Julia D'Orazio @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Sri Lanka’s most fascinating historical sites

Sri Lanka’s most fascinating historical sites

by Amy Foyster @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Island time: why beautiful Zanzibar deserves your attention

Island time: why beautiful Zanzibar deserves your attention

by Jen Welch @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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RE: Tipping

by tomclune49010530 @ Tipping

I've only been on two RS trips -- one in the US and one in Europe. But, on both, tips were given by the people in the group. The only difference that I've noticed so far from other tours is that the guides for particular locations did not receive or expect a tip. I didn't feel pressured to tip, or to give any particular amount, but it has certainly been well within the RS norm to tip the tour guide and those personnel who stay with you for the entire trip in my limited experience.

Martinique - credit cards

by lavancedavis071228 @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

Anyone been to Martinique? Were you able to use US credit cards? Did you need euros? How much did you spend for food and souvenirs? Thanks you.

Major Battles in Vietnam War – Gulf of Tonkin

by admin @ Vietnam Travel blog

August 1964 The Tonkin Gulf incidents were major events that prompted the Tonkin Gulf Resolution. On 31 July 1964 the […]

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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Travel to Iran: A 2018 update for US citizens

Travel to Iran: A 2018 update for US citizens

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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RE: Tipping

by mvpernell022607 @ Tipping

I've been on eight RS trips. While all of the tour leaders have been excellent, I've only tipped on two occasions. In both cases, the tour leader did a little something extra for me. On the other trips, I was a member of the group and believe that I required no extra effort by the leader. On only one occasion have I tipped a local guide who helped me find a store where I purchased an adapter to copy my pictures to another device for backup. The no tipping policy is one of the reasons I travel with RS.

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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French Quarter Hanoi | Map and Guide for First Time Visitors

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

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

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Tipping

by whgwood052654 @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

RS literature states that all tipping is included in the trip price, but I am wondering if this applies to the trip leader who escorts the group throughout the trip. I have traveled with other companies where such a tip is encouraged and expected ($8-$12/day per person) at the end of the trip. What is the practice on RS trips?

How to Maximize Your Vacations This Year

by Wendy Perrin @ Wendy Perrin

January is a great time to look at the year ahead and plot out where in the world it might take you. Each January, I sit down with a calendar and approach my vacation planning the same way I approach my budget planning, so as to maximize my travel dollar, time, and enjoyment. Here’s how ...

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How to Spend 24 hours in Aarhus in Denmark

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

As the 2017 European Capital of Culture, here is how to Spend 24 hours in Aarhus in Denmark and make it a very worthwhile experience. In our opinion, Aarhus is a contempor…

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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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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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Cruise Trends in 2018: What Your Waistline Has Been Waiting For

by Carolyn Spencer Brown @ Wendy Perrin

One of the best things about chronicling cruise travel over the past 20 years has been watching the industry morph from a sedate and somewhat sedentary form of travel—in which dining times were assigned and bus tours were about the limit of sightseeing—to there’s-a-cruise-for-every-traveler-out-there. Seriously, there really is, no matter if you’re more inclined to ...

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How to get to from San Cristobal de Las Casas to Guatemala.

by Johnny @

Step by step on how to get from San Cristobal de Las Casas to the border of Guatemala. The border town of La mesilla.

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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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8 reasons to travel to Moldova, one of Europe’s least-visited countries

8 reasons to travel to Moldova, one of Europe’s least-visited countries

by Kristin Amico @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I'm going to make an embarrassing confession. Until recently I couldn't point to Moldova on a map, let alone give fellow adventurers a single reason why it deserves a visit.

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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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Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Located on the bank of Perfume River, this city is the capital of Thua Thien Hue province, 700 kilometers to the south of Hanoi. Although you can visit Hue at any time of the year, the most charming season is surely from March to August, especially March through April when the temperature is at its […]

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A Year in Review (And a Needed Break)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

As dawn broke on this year, I was excited for a fresh start. Last year, I dealt with panic attacks and anxiety from taking on too many projects, a breakup that left me heartbroken, and a mini-identity crisis from settling down. But that “greatest worst year of my life” set the stage for a year […]

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Your ultimate guide to tipping in the United States | Intrepid Travel Blog

Your ultimate guide to tipping in the United States | Intrepid Travel Blog


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.

How Much To Tip | Vietnam travel forum

How Much To Tip | Vietnam travel forum


Travelfish

First, apologies if this has been covered before, I did do a search, and this is my first post on th... : Travelfish Vietnam travel forum

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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Sioux Falls, SD downtown skyline

by genxer711 @ Fodor's Forum

Do you know of any good spots for a panoramic picture of downtown Sioux Falls? Thank you.

Changing lives on the high plains of Puno

Changing lives on the high plains of Puno

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Tipping Guidelines in Asia | Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Tipping Guidelines in Asia | Buffalo Tours Travel Blog


Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Tipping in Asia is no simple task, with differing customs and expectations across the region. We asked our tour guides to share their tipping guidelines.

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

by Nguyễn Anh Quanh @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

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

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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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The Ultimate Dim Sum Guide

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

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

Your ultimate, no-nonsense guide to Cambodia

Your ultimate, no-nonsense guide to Cambodia

by Jon Collins @ Intrepid Travel Blog

This is the ultimate guide to make every moment in Cambodia count.

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Vietnam Travel Tips & Advice | Audley Travel

Vietnam Travel Tips & Advice | Audley Travel


Audley Travel

Get travel tips for Vietnam including a guide to hotels and accommodation, food and drink, language, transportation, social etiquette, tipping and more.

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 Street Food Tips for Safely Savouring the Flavours of Asia

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Street food is an important aspect of anyone’s travels to Asia. Not only is it widespread, locally sourced, produced and consumed, it reflects longstanding culture and culinary tradition. There are a variety of informal instructions that can be followed, or safety rules for keeping a happy tummy, however, we’ve condensed it down to 5 easy […]

How much do you know about tipping in Vietnam? · Vis Estate

How much do you know about tipping in Vietnam? · Vis Estate


Vis Estate

Vietnam is a blend of many different cultures, and its population is made up of many different ethnic groups. The capital city of Hanoi is a modern destina

RE: Tipping

by sidkaskey011521 @ Tipping

Excellent question and one of the primary reasons I do like this organization. HOWEVER it is hard not to want to throw in something extra when the guides were as exceptional as the two that were my leaders on my last trip.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Chrismas is coming, Where will you Stay to welcome this holiday?

by Dung @ Vis Estate

  I know a majority of you come from many different countries on over the world and because of many reasons, we are now living in Saigon together. If you are busy or don’t have the intention to come back to your nation’s home on Christmas Day and need to find a place to live. […]

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RE: Tipping

by Mary_A @ Tipping

I'm puzzled as to why there is even a discussion about tipping at all. RS markets their tours as "tips included" so I'll take them at their word. It's one of the reasons I do RS vs. OAT or any number of other travel companies. Also RS trips are not cheap, by any means. $5,000-$10,000 for a two week international trip is a fair chunk of change. I've been on 5 international trips with RS and tipping was not even discussed. I think your experience was atypical and you shouldn't be bullied into tipping when it's not expected or required.

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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Travel photography tips for kids

Travel photography tips for kids

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Our guide to Peru’s tastiest street food

Our guide to Peru’s tastiest street food

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

May contain traces of Guinea Pig...

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

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

by Chris Girdler @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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 Know When to Travel Anywhere – The Rove.me experience

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

We live in a rushed era where the “fast-food” concept has arrived to the travel world too. Many people out there can do a life of travel based on keeping a count of countries visited and bragging themselves because of it. But is that really the essence of traveling? For me, the whole purpose of […]

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Forum Post: How much money to take to Cuba?

by WATSON10043019 @ General Discussion

Hi, going to Cuba next month. I can get Canadian dollars without a charge, and the material recommends $500 a week, and our trip is 2 weeks. That sounds like a lot of cash, as most of the trip is pre-paid. Anyone have recent experience in Cuba that can give some feedback? I don't plan to buy art, or anything more than food, drink, and small art and crafts. I was there four years ago, and came back with money, so just wondered if things were more expensive, etc. Thanks, Marge

Sioux Falls, SD downtown skyline

by genxer711 @ Fodor's Forum

Do you know of any good spots for a panoramic picture of downtown Sioux Falls? Thank you.

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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Visiting The Medieval Village of Eze in France

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We started our tour of Monte Carlo in Monaco, and Visiting the Medieval Village of Eze in France, by driving along the scenic roads of the Moyenne Corniche. From here we h…

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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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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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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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Currency needs in SE Asia and India?

by hendjc0728033020 @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

I'll be traveling in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, India, Singapore and Hong Kong early next year and will be on my own for a couple days before joining the tours. I've traveled in Europe, South America, but not in SE Asia or India.

What kind of money do I need to have with me? Should I take large amounts of American dollars? Do the bills have to be almost new? I've had dollars refused in some countries because they weren't crisp and unmarked.

Will I be able to use my Visa and MC? How much cash should I have for incidentals?

Any help I can get from people who have been in these areas will be appreciated.

Cambodian cuisine: Everything you need to know

Cambodian cuisine: Everything you need to know

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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RE: Tipping

by doroissocool011212 @ Tipping

I have talked to some guides on my trips and they said they don't get any tips. I don't think they get paid much for what they are doing . After all RS is non profit. They didn't complain about anything and love what they are doing . I always give each guide $20 at the end of the trips. The guides are knowledgeable, patient, polite, wonderful. I think they deserve a tip.

Costa Rica in one week: The ultimate guide

Costa Rica in one week: The ultimate guide

by Sally Elbassir @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The 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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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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Credit card or cash

by allenelyons062833 @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

I'm thinking of purchasing a Travelex Money card for my trip to Israel. Generally what percentage do you carry in cash and on a credit card?

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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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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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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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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How to Make Sophisticated Travel Destinations Fun for the Whole Family

by Wendy Perrin @ Wendy Perrin

How to take grown-up trips that your kids will love too.

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Six simple tips for better travel fashion

Six simple tips for better travel fashion

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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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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The Big Air Travel Trends of 2018: More Comfort and Price Points

by Brett Snyder @ Wendy Perrin

There’s nothing quite like planning a big adventure to see something amazing, but chances are at some point along the way, you’ve had a momentary sense of dread. After all, to get to any of these exotic locales, you’re likely going to have to fly, and for some, that’s not a pleasant thought. Fortunately, trends ...

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Foreign cash

by Road Scholar @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

Do you typically get foreign cash from your bank before you travel abroad, or do you wait until you arrive at your destination? Why?

Lessons in experiencing La Dolce Vita in Italy

Lessons in experiencing La Dolce Vita in Italy

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Taking time to enjoy life’s great pleasures – family, friends, outdoors, food, and wine – is the core of Italian living. This obsession with life’s quality proves irresistible and brings us back, time and again.

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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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My Mom Says This Blog is Boring

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Last month, my mom told me she thought this blog was boring. “Where’s all the fun stuff? I want to see more photos of you traveling. I don’t care about these other updates.” “Mom, I live in Austin now. You know I’m not on the road that much,” I replied. “I know but still….I want […]

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Fansipan cable car is to open in Feb 2016

by admin @ sapa travel

The cable car system is ready to use in February 2016. The Sun Group has announced that they will open the cable car in 2nd Feb 2016. Be the first to experience the cable.   WORKING HOURS Start: 7:30 A.M End: 17:30 Date to start: 2nd Febururay 2016 PRICE Adult and child (taller than 1,3 […]

RE: Foreign cash

by sandrajacobson091609 @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

Depends on where you are going. I have used an ATM in India, Colombia, Mexico, and Costa Rica to get cash with my debit card. I did notify my bank ahead of time, and that helped but was not foolproof. In Colombia in 2017, it worked only about half the time even at airport ATMs, and the max was about $120 (and twice that per day) which was not enough to pay for a event I was attending or a week's lodging--which I could not pay ahead of time with a credit card online. Several places in Colombia would not or could not accept a credit card, even when the amount of cash was nervewracking to carry around. In my other travels (post-eons-ago traveler's check days in Europe, and when I lived 30 miles from the Canadian border it wasn't an issue), the ATMs worked ok but had a limited amount of cash available and some did charge relatively high fees, but I thought it was worth it to avoid carrying lots of cash around. I have not paid a lot of attention to the relative difference between getting cash in the states and abroad because I've had to have the equivalent of hundreds of dollars to pay for lodging and travel, and there wasn't really a choice. If you order cash from my bank, it comes in the largest denominations, which were often not usable until they were split, so that wasn't a great choice either. However, if you are on a Road Scholar trip, the amount of money needed is a lot less. On our Costa Rica trip, we mostly bought ice cream every other day or so, and it wouldn't have mattered what the exchange rate was. We stayed longer than the RS trip, and that was when it was necessary to have some cash, but many places accepted dollars.

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

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

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The Best Cooking Class in Tuscany in Italy

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We went to the best Cooking Class in Tuscany in Italy. This is a tour which is bookable on TripAdvisor. This was something that I have wanted to experience for a long time. …

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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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Souvenirs of Southeast Asia: A Little Something for Everyone

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

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

The Secret to Extraordinary Travel: Here’s Proof That The WOW List Works

by Wendy Perrin @ Wendy Perrin

How to maximize your experience of a destination?  Know the right fixer. What will the right fixer do for you? Read on. Here is a continually updated sampling of the reviews that your fellow readers have posted after returning from trips that were arranged by Wendy’s Trusted Travel Experts and monitored by Wendy.  These reviews illustrate how the right fixer transforms a trip from average to ...

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Cultural Spotlights of Hanoi (Experience Hanoi like a Local)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Hanoi is perfect for a trip of cultural exploration. Its culture is expressed in many of the remarkable attractions of the city. The culture, too, is in every activity that you see on the street. In this article, I will go through several casual cultural spotlights of Hanoi. A random cultural experience of the city, […]

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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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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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A local’s guide to visiting Japan on a budget

A local’s guide to visiting Japan on a budget

by Jessica Korteman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

After 8 years based here, I can say that Japan rivals many nations with its budget friendliness. Here are my favorite travel hacks for sightseeing and eating out.

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How to learn about a culture and without speaking native language?

by Tonya11 @ Fodor's Forum

*It�s hard if there�s zero communication. How can you learn about a culture and meet locals without speaking their language? **Share your best...

10 THINGS I CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Recently I’ve taken a four-month break off of travel to settle into a comfortable life in a quiet town. It’s been nice, mostly.

I do miss packing and unpacking the bags. I miss tossing away ripped up socks, giving away paperback books, and moving what’s left of my big shampoo into a small little shampoo thingy.

Some things are essential to have packed and ready to grab when I’m on the road. I will not include the obvious things like a camera, computer, passport, etc. These following are the little home run hitters that are easy to forget about, but always needed:

1. DENTAL FLOSS

I like to eat. I like to eat meat. I like eating late. My teeth are spaced fairly far apart from laughing too much. Stuff gets in there and I need to get it out. I’ve often been wandering ... Read More »

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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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Sustainable Tourism & Responsible Travel – A Year in Review

by Malte Blas @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

On the 3rd of January 2017, the UNWTO officially declared the beginning of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Under the slogan TRAVEL ENJOY RESPECT, tourism organizations, government agencies and private businesses alike committed themselves to creating positive change within the travel industry. As a leading tour operator and destination management company in […]

South Vietnam – exploring the beautiful country of Vietnam

by admin @ Vietnam Travel blog

The south Vietnam is very beautiful and no less than the other regions of the country. It has a stable […]

Bali in your belly: our ultimate Bali food guide

Bali in your belly: our ultimate Bali food guide

by Philippa Whishaw @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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26 Most Common Scams in Vietnam - Travelscams.org

26 Most Common Scams in Vietnam - Travelscams.org


TravelScams.org

Vietnam is a beautiful country to visit, but almost every tourist here would have experienced a scam. Click here to learn how to protect yourself!

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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RE: Tipping

by pastelsharon011840 @ Tipping

I've been on six RS trips and have never tipped anyone. In fact, we don't usually even bring foreign currency with us, because we can use a charge card for incidentals.

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

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

by Lucy Piper @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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7 unique Italian dishes to try, by region

7 unique Italian dishes to try, by region

by Melissa Ariganello @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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RE: Tipping

by sidkaskey011521 @ Tipping

"On my first trip with RS I initiated an envelope for our group..." "I never feel like passing an envelope pressures me in any way to contribute..." Part of the appeal of RS is that this concern [tipping] is taken away]. You helped bring it back. While you may think passing the hat brings no pressure...it does. Lesson learned huh?

Tipping in Asia - Practical how-to for 20 countries

Tipping in Asia - Practical how-to for 20 countries


Wonderful Wanderings

Tipping is different everywhere and can often leave you feeling awkward. This guide has well-researched tipping guidelines for 20 Asian countries.

Vietnam Mountain Marathon results 2015

by admin @ sapa travel

The participants from 45 countries have join the Vietnam Mountain Marathon in Sapa by Topas Travel & Denmark Embassy in Hanoi. Sanya Khanchai (from Thailand) and Samantha Young (from USA) are the male & female winners for the 70-km racers. We proudly welcome Mr. Sanya Khanchai to VMM 70km. The ultra-champion of Thailand, now signed […]

7 times a travel ban changed the world for good

7 times a travel ban changed the world for good

by Britt Skrabanek @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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RE: Tipping

by zazzca012420 @ Tipping

Wow, I've been on ten RS trips, all US, and never saw anyone tip the leader, or heard any discussion about it. I thought that was one of the advantages of going with RS as opposed to other tour groups.

North India in one week: The ultimate guide

North India in one week: The ultimate guide

by Jack Cummings @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN VIETNAM - The Hungry Suitcase

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN VIETNAM - The Hungry Suitcase


The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand enjoys a 50% return rate for foreign tourists. In contrast, Vietnam only pulls back 5% of visitors.Personally, I feel that Vietnam walks all over Thailand in almost every travel category except beaches. So, why do so many people have such bad experiences and never return to Vietnam?I hope the list I have made below helps out first-time visitors. It may seem cynical and anti-Vietnamese. It’s not. I love this country; I want you to love it, too. I’d just like to alert travelers to beware of the common first-time mistakes that may sour their experience of the local people and the country overall.Do your homework, know what to expect, and this is the most rewarding country in Southeast Asia to explore.Here goes:-1-TAKE YOUR VISA SERIOUSLY, VERY SERIOUSLY INDEEDYes, it seems like common sense, but I have seen tourists turned ... Read More »

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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Price increases over published rates?

by whgwood052654 @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

We will be taking our first RS trip in spring 2018 and wonder what the RS track record is regarding price increases between the time of reservation and the actual trip. Some other companies allow travelers to lock in price by paying close to time of reservation, but we don't see that option with RS.

The Best Apps To Buy Cheap Flights On Your Phone (Updated for 2018!)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Finding a good and reliable travel app can be a hard task. In this article I will try to answer the question: which are the best apps to find cheap flights on your phone? Booking flights before vs now Not many years ago, you need an appointment with your travel agent to book a flight. We booked […]

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Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

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

How to spot sloths in Costa Rica’s cloud forests

How to spot sloths in Costa Rica’s cloud forests

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 1: North Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Generally, Vietnam is a very safe country in which to travel. Compared to most major tourist cities in the West – Paris, London, New York, Rome – the streets of Vietnam’s urban centers are much less threatening. However, in some of the more popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, there are a handful of tourist scams and…

Tipping in Israel: when and how much?

Tipping in Israel: when and how much?


The ESSENTIAL guide to Israel | iGoogledIsrael.com

A Guide to Vietnam Massage Parlors | XO Tours Blog

A Guide to Vietnam Massage Parlors | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

Getting a massage in Vietnam is a big part of tourism here and is a perfect escape from the heat and bustle outside. Here's a guide to massages in Vietnam!

How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Vietnam is a country that runs on coffee. There is a cafe on just about every block in Saigon and Hanoi and they’re packed most of the day with a mix of locals leisurely sipping away enjoying the day and others grabbing a quick fix on their way to wherever they’re headed. The cafe culture in Saigon is why it’s one of our favorite cities in the world. To see the list of our favorite Saigon cafes, check out our post on it.

Coffee is brewed differently in Vietnam. It’s sort of a mix between the French press and pourover methods and despite producing great coffee, it’s surprisingly “low tech”. You won’t see any chem-lab looking siphons or giant blown-glass drip towers. Coffee is brewed in a little metal filter called a “phin”. Grounds go in, water goes in, and coffee ... Read More »

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Must Visit Sites in Hoi Chi Minh City

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

When you visit Vietnam, these are the Must Visit Sites in Hoi Chi Minh City (Saigon). Saigon is the more familiar name of this very popular city to visit. The city is beaut…

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Conquering Mount Fansipan the Right Way (Tallest Mountain in Vietnam)

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

Mount Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina peninsula, located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It was once only visited by adventure seekers fit enough to make the strenuous hike, but now this mountain offers a few different experiences for all types of travelers. Regardless of the new tram that brings […]

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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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6 easy tips for solo female travel in India

6 easy tips for solo female travel in India

by Lorinda Childs @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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10 writers that travellers couldn’t live without

10 writers that travellers couldn’t live without

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Behind the scenes on a Kakadu group tour

Behind the scenes on a Kakadu group tour

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Selina Sykes @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

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

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10 Tips on How to Haggle in Asia

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Travelling to Asia offers many thrills, one particular is the excitement of the barter. Haggling is a way of life throughout the continent, and when travelling through visitors have the unique opportunity to get in on the deals. However, many people get intimidated by the venture, as it can be both stressful and overwhelming if […]

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

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

by Mark Hewitt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Learning about Lisbon from a local

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We spent some time with Nuno, a local Lisbon man from Lisbon Riders, a tour company where we spent our day Learning about Lisbon from a local. There is nothing like spendi…

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

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

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Where to watch Australia Test Match Cricket in Saigon

by Scott @ tripAtrek Travel

There are a few good sports bars in Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam showing the Australian Test Match cricket series live. Check out the best bars to watch the Australia Test Match Cricket. Upcoming Australia Ashes Test Match

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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Italy in one week: The ultimate guide

Italy in one week: The ultimate guide

by Melissa Ariganello @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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New Housing Law allow expats to buy properties.

by henry @ Vis Estate

Accordingly, from July 1, 2015, two long-awaited pieces of legislation, the New Housing Law , and the Real Estate Business Law, have come into effect. Under the provisions of the Housing Law, the requirements for foreigners to buy and own homes in Vietnam are loosened. Specifically, foreign organizations and individuals investing in Vietnam, branches and […]

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

by Nguyễn Anh Quanh @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

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

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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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It’s been a long 52 year wait, but Ringo Starr is finally coming to Tel Aviv!

by Ashley @ The ESSENTIAL guide to Israel | iGoogledIsrael.com

After some 52 years (the Beatles were set to perform here back in 1966 but the show was pulled by authorities worried about their influence on a naive Jewish youth – or perhaps it was just all down to egos and promoter issues…), Ringo Starr is finally performing in Tel Aviv, Israel! The legendary – […]

XO Tours in Hanoi

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi, and it’s unlikely we ever will. So why the misleading blog title? We felt the need to write this blog post to protect our brand, so that when our valued guests search for XO Tours they will know that XO Tours only operates out of Ho Chi Minh City…

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

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

by Evan Ceretti @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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7 things to try for newcomers in Saigon.

by Judy Tran @ Vis Estate

Saigon is Vietnam’s largest city which attracts many tourists every year. Many of them have come to Vietnam for the first time and some seem confusing of not knowing where to go and what to do here. Here are 7 things i think you should try when coming here. Nguyen Hue walking street: Located in downtown […]

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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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The Best Lisbon Hidden Gems and Secret Spots

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This is a curated list of the major Lisbon hidden gems and secret places. No touristy bullshit or pretentiousness here. Whether you are living in Lisbon, have a few extra days to explore or you’re an hipster looking for the off the beaten track, this article is for you. Lisbon holds a special place in […]

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

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

by Claire Baxter @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Melissa Spurgin @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Ask The Experts: The Planet D’s guide to Polar travel (Q&A)

Ask The Experts: The Planet D’s guide to Polar travel (Q&A)

by Michael Sadowski @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Deb and Dave, collectively known as The Planet D, are kind of a big deal in the travel blogging circuit. They’ve been to over 100 countries on all seven continents…

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7 Best Banh mi Hanoi – TripAdvisor highly recommended

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

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

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Many great reasons to visit Kilkenny, Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

From the hole in the wall pub run by the towns cardiologist, who was the doctor for Metallica, to the milk bar where you can get a whisky, to the hospitable publicans at the …

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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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by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

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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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Little-known secrets of the Amalfi Coast

Little-known secrets of the Amalfi Coast

by Kirsty Fanton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Ridiculously stunning coastline? Check. Picturesque towns? Also present. Fresh, handmade pasta and creamy gelato? Si, naturalmente. If you’re in search of the good life, Italy’s Amalfi Coast is where you’ll find it.

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Keep The Change – A USA Tipping Guide | Flight Centre

Keep The Change – A USA Tipping Guide | Flight Centre


Flight Centre

If you've ever wondered about proper tipping etiquette, this guide to USA tipping will answer all your questions on what's expected on your next US trip.

RE: Road scholar not considered travel agency

by bark601031933 @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

That's how it was started, as Elder Hostel, staying at college dorms and having educational lectures from professors.

What in the world is a multipotentialite?

by Maggie @ Living to Roam

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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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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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RE: Tipping

by linda.norby010404 @ Tipping

I’ve been on seven RS programs. On some, participants have discussed whether to tip.  On others, there was no discussion and didn’t see anyone giving the tour director a tip. I have never experienced a discussion of a group tip. On one trip, someone bragged about giving a 20% tip which would have been about $2000. I always give the tour director (but not the guides) a tip if I feel he/she has given exceptional service.

Forum Post: RE: discussion among solo traveler

by terrielavery081226 @ General Discussion

I am going to try out Road scholar for the first time. I am willing to share so therefore I didn’t have to pay the extra single supplement. I am going on the Kentucky derby and paddlewheel boat trip on April 28. I hope I get a nice roommate. I love to travel and I am a widow I am 67 and if anybody is looking to share on a trip someday please let me know. I would really like to do and urtica the end of this year or in January 2019. The other trip I would really like to do is to go to Malaysia and maybe Vietnam.

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

The story of Jimmy Pham, an Intrepid Travel tour guide who went on to found KOTO, a hospitality training center in Hanoi.

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Why 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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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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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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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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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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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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Sun, surf and volcanoes: why you need to visit El Salvador

Sun, surf and volcanoes: why you need to visit El Salvador

by Taz Liffman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Here’s what you can expect from a jaunt through the only country in the world that doubles as a noun.

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How much money to take to Cuba?

by WATSON10043019 @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

Hi, going to Cuba next month. I can get Canadian dollars without a charge, and the material recommends $500 a week, and our trip is 2 weeks. That sounds like a lot of cash, as most of the trip is pre-paid. Anyone have recent experience in Cuba that can give some feedback? I don't plan to buy art, or anything more than food, drink, and small art and crafts. I was there four years ago, and came back with money, so just wondered if things were more expensive, etc. 

Thanks, Marge

Cafe (Ca Phe) Hanoi: where Tel Aviv meets Vietnam!

by Ashley @ The ESSENTIAL guide to Israel | iGoogledIsrael.com

We recently checked out one of Tel Aviv’s hottest new restaurants, Ca Phe Hanoi, and came away pretty impressed! After two visits to Vietnam (returning from there just a few weeks ago), we like to think we know what Vietnamese cuisine is all about, and were keen to find out if it could be replicated […]

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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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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The Most Complete Travel Guide to Pico Island, Azores

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This easy-to-follow Pico travel guide contains all you need to know to explore Pico island in Azores. Find out the best places to go and how to budget and plan your itinerary. And of course, what and where to eat. Let’s get started! Each island in the Azores has its own charm and appeal. There’s […]

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13 Things You Must Do in Vietnam – Vietnam Bucket List

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

From exploring the depths of a mysterious subterranean world to bargaining in a Mekong market, from sleeping under a bamboo roof in the mountains to scaling waterfalls in the Central Highlands, Vietnam is bursting with exciting things to do. In this XO blog post we outline the very best activities across the country – from…

Dining etiquette in Asia: Everything you need to know

Dining etiquette in Asia: Everything you need to know

by Carrie Pallardy @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Trying new foods is one of the best parts of traveling in Asia, but with new cuisines comes new customs. Luckily, we created a handy etiquette guide to help.

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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17 tips for a healthy and happy family adventure in India

17 tips for a healthy and happy family adventure in India

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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How to Use Your Social Network to Travel the World

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Celinne da Costa spent a year traveling the world and relying on the kindness of strangers to host her. She stayed with 70+ strangers in 17 countries across four continents. In this interview, Celinne tells us how she did it all, with surprisingly very few hiccups along the way.

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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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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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THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 2

by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 2 Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 8:00 AM* Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 50.000 VND/ person/ tour Note: ***scooter surcharge*** will be 70.000 VND/person/tour starts on 17th February 2016 * The tour will not available on Monday. **If you’d like to do tour at afternoon, please make reservation 24 hours prior to the […]

6 tips for travelling with a medical condition

6 tips for travelling with a medical condition

by Helen Wills @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Come to Hue and Eat like a Local Hue City is the old capital of Vietnam. Despite its location – next to Da Nang – the new economic center, Hue is calm and peaceful in a unique way. If you want to have a truly relaxing travel experience, Hue is definitely the city you must […]

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A guide to Mérida, Mexico’s most underrated city

A guide to Mérida, Mexico’s most underrated city

by Julie Klene @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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“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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Turkish delight: 6 delicious dishes to try in Turkey

Turkish delight: 6 delicious dishes to try in Turkey

by Chris Mitchell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Your Galapagos travel checklist: What to know before you go

Your Galapagos travel checklist: What to know before you go

by Elizabeth Zahur @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Your Galapagos go-to guide.

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Ninh Binh: A Detailed Travel Guide to Vietnam's Hidden Gem

Ninh Binh: A Detailed Travel Guide to Vietnam's Hidden Gem


Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

The ultimate travel guide to Ninh Binh, Vietnam. What to see, do and eat and the updated travel tips to explore Tam Coc and its surroundings easily!

Best of Instagram: Alaska through the lens

Best of Instagram: Alaska through the lens

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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South African Culinary Tour – Wine!

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

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

How to Visit Great Wall of China by Train – Badaling Great Wall

by Daniel @ China Travel Tips – Tour-Beijing.com

by Dear Travelers, We’d like to have the following travel guide to be always updated for the benefit of new visitors coming to Badaling Great Wall by train. If anybody having used the piece finds necessary updates, please leave a message or feedback. Thanks! Beijing North Railway Station has been closed for a three-year reconstruction […]

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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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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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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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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SAIGON FREE WALING TOURS

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Founded in September 2014. We have accompanied more than 200 tourists so far.

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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11 unusual Valentine’s Day traditions around the world

11 unusual Valentine’s Day traditions around the world

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Where to watch Australia Test Match Cricket in Singapore

by Scott @ tripAtrek Travel

There are a few good sports bars in Singapore showing the Australian Test Match cricket series live. Check out the best bars to watch the Australia Test Match Cricket. Upcoming Australia Ashes Test Match Cricket games 1st Test Match: Australia

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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RE: Tipping

by teribragger022350 @ Tipping

This is one of the MAJOR issues I did have on my trip. Supposedly all tips/gratuities are included in the program, however we were encouraged to tip if we felt like we had exceptional service, which implied to all of us to, "please tip." Therefore & ended up spending several $100 extra tipping the drivers, lodging staff, group leader, some of the educators, etc. If you are indicating that tips are included in the program then you need to be very clear to all of the staff that they will get no tips or you need to remove that amount from the cost of the trip & let people tip at will. I know that everyone on our trip was tipping. This is a very substantial miscommunication on your part!

Hanoi Noodle is more than Pho Hanoi| Restaurants Recommendation

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

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

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

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

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Ultimate Packing guide: Tropical North Queensland

by thewelltravelledman @ thewelltravelledman

Woohoo! You've planned a trip to Tropical North Queensland and are now looking at what to pack in your suitcase. We have put together a printable checklist that can help guide you when preparing for your unforgettable holiday. Don't forget the most important thing ...

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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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How to do Nepal during monsoon season

How to do Nepal during monsoon season

by Joni Taisey @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How I fell back in love with Australia

How I fell back in love with Australia

by Jo Stewart @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

by @ Wikitravel

As of today, Las Vegas' Monte Carlo Casino Hotel remains closed pending the investigation of last week's fire and the impending repair work. At this time, reservations at the Monte Carlo are being moved to other MGM Mirage hotels. In addition, the Lance Burton show will be suspended for the time being and all tickets that have already been purchased will be refunded.

RE: New Road Scholar trip cancellation insurance

by CT_PBW @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

Also if you wait and don't have the waiver the price does not waiver either.

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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Responsible Travel in Cambodia

by Amanda Carlea @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

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

The 19 Best Travel Accessories To Save Space, Time And Money In 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This article is a comprehensive list of all the items and travel accessories that make your life easier when you are on the road. Based on my personal experience and the latest trends out there. How many have you got already? Let me start by saying I’ve seen loads of lists of “must-have” travel accessories […]

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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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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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Black as hell, strong as death and sweet as love: our ultimate global coffee guide

Black as hell, strong as death and sweet as love: our ultimate global coffee guide

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Let your wanderlust percolate.

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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 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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A NIGHT OUT LEARNING ABOUT HUE CUISINE WITH BEEBEE TEAM

by Thu Ngo Vu @ Beebee Travel

Beebee Travel is a young travel company with a mission of empowering young people to become great tour […]

Vietnam transport and accommodation guide - CHOICE

Vietnam transport and accommodation guide - CHOICE


CHOICE

Getting from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City airport to your hotel, and the best sites for booking trains, buses and accommodation in Vietnam.

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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2017 is officially a record-breaking year for tourism to Israel!

by Ashley @ The ESSENTIAL guide to Israel | iGoogledIsrael.com

We think it’s about time you joined the party (if you haven’t already) – 2017 was a record-breaking year for tourism, with some 3.6 million tourists visiting Israel in 2017, 25% up on 2016! Earlier in the year it had looked on for a record year, and with a relatively quiet home front, Israel looked […]

Harbin Ice and Snow Happy Valley

by Daniel @ China Travel Tips – Tour-Beijing.com

by If you are going to visit Harbin in winter, definitely you will put two must-see attractions into your Harbin tour:  Harbin Ice and Snow World, and Sun Island Snow Sculptures. The two sites are the prime draw cards of Harbin, enticing hundreds and thousands of visitors from home and abroad each winter season. Today […]

Where to exchange international driving licence.

by Judy Tran @ Vis Estate

Foreingers who live in Viet Nam and want to exchange  international driving license into Vietnamese one can come to Vietnamese Transport  Departments to do this procedure. Here are exact addresses of some Vietnamese Transport  Departments: Ho Chi Minh City: 252 Ly Chinh Thang, Ward 9, D3, Ho Chi Minh city. Ha Noi: 16 Cao Ba Quat, […]

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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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A guide to La Fortuna, Costa Rica’s adventure capital

A guide to La Fortuna, Costa Rica’s adventure capital

by Christina Campo @ Intrepid Travel Blog

At the top of most lists of must-see destinations in Costa Rica, you’ll find La Fortuna. And for good reason – it's the “adventure capital” of the country.

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To find a luxury cruise in Nha Trang

by admin @ sapa travel

To travel from Sapa to Nha Trang, firstly you need to go back to the capital, Hanoi- Vietnam. You can get Sapa Express or Sapa Train to Hanoi. Then, from Hanoi, we recommend to get a short flight from Noi Bai Airport to Cam Ranh Airport. Check the flights at VietnamAirlines.com or VietJetAir.com Indeed Nha […]

RE: Foreign cash

by beverlyejohnson041507 @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

I really liked these. Maybe in the U.S. they are also commonplace now in some places, but not where I live. I encountered one on one of the evenings when RS did not provide dinner. We had a large table of about 10 of us (half the group!) who decided to dine together. I think the reader made it much easier on the servers in a situation like this, i.e. probably at least 8 separate checks. Also, I was able to smoothly personalize my transaction with the server by saying I wanted to pay for my dinner by card, but leave a cash tip. I did this in part because I was trying to spend down on cash in Canadian dollars towards the very end of my trip.

How much money to take to Cuba?

by WATSON10043019 @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

Hi, going to Cuba next month. I can get Canadian dollars without a charge, and the material recommends $500 a week, and our trip is 2 weeks. That sounds like a lot of cash, as most of the trip is pre-paid. Anyone have recent experience in Cuba that can give some feedback? I don't plan to buy art, or anything more than food, drink, and small art and crafts. I was there four years ago, and came back with money, so just wondered if things were more expensive, etc. 

Thanks, Marge

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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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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RE: Have you ever purchased the RS Trip Protection Plan?

by judyscheer2011158 @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

When we started doing Elderhostel programs 20 years ago, I did not purchase insurance. As we aged, I decided we must to help make insurance work. Within the last 3 years we have been forced to cancel 3 programs and I have been very thankful we had insurance as we would have been out at least $12,000 without the insurance. The physician who had to fill out the paperwork explaining the medical reasons for cancellation has been cooperative, which we very much appreciate. I would not consider paying for a program and not immediately putting the insurance in place.

Sumatra: Indonesia’s adventure paradise you haven’t discovered yet

Sumatra: Indonesia’s adventure paradise you haven’t discovered yet

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Despite being the sixth largest island in the world, Sumatra is wild and rugged and majestic in equal measures. Here's everything you need to know.

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What sort of ID and handbag do you carry in Italy

by Summer0407 @ Fodor's Forum

Hello I will be in Florence and Venice next month. Do I need to be aware of gypsies or are they not as present in these area�s? I will stay aware of...

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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Martinique - credit cards

by lavancedavis071228 @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

Anyone been to Martinique? Were you able to use US credit cards? Did you need euros? How much did you spend for food and souvenirs? Thanks you.

The best beaches in southeast Asia: a definitive guide

The best beaches in southeast Asia: a definitive guide

by Tim Edwards @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Vespa Adventures - Tipping in Vietnam

Vespa Adventures - Tipping in Vietnam


Vespa Adventures

We often get asked about tipping etiquette in Vietnam. Here are some "tips".

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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New Insurance

by mkeklund021058 @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

I was never advised about the new higher priced trip insurance.  Lucky me.....a friend advised me and I was able to get it the last day the old one was available.

I will be checking other insurance options.

What sort of handbag and ID do you carry in Italy?

by Summer0407 @ Fodor's Forum

hello I will be in Florence and Venice next month. Is there a large amount of gypsies in those area�s? I was thinking of using a small crossbody bag...

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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10 facts you probably don’t know about South Africa

10 facts you probably don’t know about South Africa

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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‘A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY’: THE TWILIGHT ZONE EPISODE THAT EXPLORES OUR NEED TO TRAVEL

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

“a place around the bend where he could jump off”

Created during a time (1959-1964) when American television seemed eerily clean and domestic, The Twilight Zone challenged viewers to examine a possibility of uncertainty beyond the comforts and assumptions of contemporary life. It was my favorite thing on TV. One episode in particular always stuck with me- A Stop at Willoughby. It brings up questions. How could such a ‘successful’ man working in a New York tower and living in an upscale suburb be so miserable? Why would he dream of escaping to a sleepy village where the streets have no name and the children wear overalls and go fishing?

A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY is the story of an advertising executive named Gart. Gart feels endless pressure from his pugnacious boss and his minion-like coworkers at his New York City office during ... Read More »

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which Vietnam City Is Right For You?

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Struggling making a decision between Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh for your upcoming trip to Vietnam? In this article I’m comparing both cities in terms of food, safety, places to visit and overall vibe for you to decide its overall travel potential. Which one is the right for you? Vietnam is not the easiest of […]

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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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25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN THAILAND

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand, with over 26 million foreign entries in 2016, can be a very touristic place to visit. By some accounts, 20% of the Thai GDP is based on tourism (worldwide nations average about 10%). Thailand is often an entry point for all of Asia, a constant revolving door of tourists on short or extended trips. We’re writing this article to help you avoid getting your hand caught in that often dangerous door.

Thailand is a country that can live up to its high expectations and reputation. It really can be paradise. On the other hand, it can be a disappointing place filled with drunken pub crawlers, tourist scams, empty promises and subpar made-for-tourists versions of local dishes. Pad thai made with instant noodles? You’ll find it all over Phuket and Koh Samui. If you venture past the tourists districts, the food ... Read More »

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Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back to the Community)

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

The phrase “socially responsible travel” is a new trend followed by travelers all over the world, in the context that traveling and experiencing new cultures is popular nowadays. Hanoi, renown for the chaotic Old Quarter, many little temples, Dong Xuan Market that sells household goods and street food, already has so much to offer. However, […]

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8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

The big cities in Vietnam have a cafe culture that is virtually unknown to the rest of the world. Don’t expect a Chemex of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe with hints of blueberry and strawberry or an Aeropressed Kenyan. You might be able to locate one eventually, but not before tripping over scores of cafes serving up tumblers of coffee so dark it looks like used motor oil and smells like the most intense mocha you’ve ever had. It’s no secret that we love Vietnamese coffee and as a follow up to our very popular Saigon cafes list, we offer a list of some of our favorites in the northern capital city. Also be sure to check out our handy guide to ordering coffee in Vietnam.

So, in the event that you can’t find this guy rolling around town, keep scrolling and we’ve got ... Read More »

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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 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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RE: Tipping

by judy.goble011007 @ Tipping

It is a personal choice I believe. If you feel pressured to tip, that detracts from the whole trip experience. I've had some group leaders that were excellent, and I felt inclined to privately show my appreciation with a few dollars in a thank you card. I've had some group leaders that were just doing their job, and we clients were just another group they had to take care of. I felt NO inclination to show my gratitude with a tip. It's all about the experience. I usually decline to participate in a tip from the group.

A Very Pleasant Place to Visit is Warnemunde in Germany

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We had never heard of Warnemunde in Germany and were only visiting because our cruise ship was stopping there. The reality on cruises is that you generally only get one d…

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Tulum, the best beach in Mexico – Full Guide 2017

by Johnny @

A long stretch of white sandy beach and turquoise water, Tulum for me is the best beach in Mexico.

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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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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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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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3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Although we are very proud of the acclaim our tours have received over the years, we realize that they are not suitable for everyone. These are the 3 main reasons we think some guests should not book our tours: If you are looking for a typical food tour – All the dishes and stops on the “Foodie” tour are carefully curated to…

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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How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 2: South Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

In this, the second part of our two-part series on avoiding common tourist scams in Vietnam, we focus on popular tourist destinations in the south of the country. Saigon, Nha Trang and Hoi An all have their fair share of scams and safety hazards that travelers should be aware of. (Read Part 1 of this series…

Discovering Sapa: A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Vietnam’s Northern Hill Station

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes full of verdant rice paddies, rolling hills, Vietnam’s highest mountain, and hidden trails in overgrown valleys. While the idea of coming here for a trek far off from the noise and pollution of the big cities inspires wanderlust, organizing it all can be a bit daunting, especially for […]

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

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

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Alaskan Culinary Tour: Treats From The Wild

by Meloni @ Access TripsAccess Trips

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

Vietnam to issue one-year visas to US citizens

by admin @ sapa travel

Vietnam is poised to extend the validity of single-entry visas for U.S. citizens to one year to facilitate their travel and foster trade and commercial ties between the two countries, the lawmaking National Assembly said Monday. U.S. tourists or business travelers currently can only apply for a three-month, single-entry visa for their Vietnam trips, and […]

SAIGON STREET FOOD

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 6:00 PM Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 70.000 VND/ person/ tour** OVERVIEW: People once said that “Saigon is the kitchen of the world”, it certainly feels that way. Indeed, whenever you feel like grabbing some foods, to satisfy either your stomach or your appetite, it is always easy to find some […]

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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What sort of ID and handbag do you carry in Italy

by Summer0407 @ Fodor's Forum

Hello I will be in Florence and Venice next month. Do I need to be aware of gypsies or are they not as present in these area�s? I will stay aware of...

A guide to playing chinlone like a Burmese professional

A guide to playing chinlone like a Burmese professional

by Tayla Gentle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The 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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Climbing Mount Pico: All You Need To Know For an Epic Hike

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

During my last trip to Azores, I had the pleasure of climbing Mount Pico in Pico island. Here’s my experience and how you can get to the top safely. While it’s not by any means amongst the tallest in the world, Mount Pico can be deceptively difficult to conquer which leads to many failed climb […]

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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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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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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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Navigating Singapore’s hawker markets

Navigating Singapore’s hawker markets

by Alyson Hill @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Hanoi Free Local Tours | BEST HANOI FREE TOUR GUIDES

Hanoi Free Local Tours | BEST HANOI FREE TOUR GUIDES


Hanoi Free Local Tours

Hanoi Free Local Tours (HFLT), a non-profit organization, is established to bring tourists and locals together. Take a free tour now to discover Hanoi city.

Lisbon Travel Blog: Complete City Guide for 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Lisbon travel blog and guide has all you need to know to plan your trip to the trendiest hotspot in Europe right now. Budget, tourist traps and places not to miss vs main tourist traps, places to eat and of course insider tips. After all I’ve lived in Lisbon for a decade! I know […]

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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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Havana have-tos: the experiences you can’t miss in Cuba’s capital

Havana have-tos: the experiences you can’t miss in Cuba’s capital

by Jess Simpson @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Cuba’s capital, with its immense beauty and complexity, offers an invaluable opportunity for cultural exchange and connection.

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

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

by Miranda Forstmanis @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Want to travel for 365 days straight? Here’s how you do it

Want to travel for 365 days straight? Here’s how you do it

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s an idea so crazy that only the most intrepid of travellers would dare attempt it. A non-stop, no-holds-barred 365-day journey that spans almost the entire globe.

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How to cross the road in Vietnam

How to cross the road in Vietnam

by Emily Kratzmann @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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5 ways to stop seasickness

5 ways to stop seasickness

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Libby Shabada @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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OMG, Did I just say I’m horny???

by Johnny @

OMG Did I just say I'm Horny?? How embarrassing!! Learn the difference between I'm hot, and I'm Horny in Spanish. Don't make this rookie error! ;-)

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What to eat in Singapore: Chilli Crab and culinary culture

What to eat in Singapore: Chilli Crab and culinary culture

by Alyson Hill @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Morocco’s Atlas Mountains: An essential guide

Morocco’s Atlas Mountains: An essential guide

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A Few Simple Backpacking Tips For Europe

by admin @ Vietnam Travel blog

If you’re about to venture out on your very first backpacking trip, there is no doubt in my mind that […]

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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Colonia del Sacramento: The underrated foodie capital of South America

Colonia del Sacramento: The underrated foodie capital of South America

by Elise Duncan @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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How to Spend Spring Festival in Beijing

by Daniel @ China Travel Tips – Tour-Beijing.com

by When planning Beijing tour during Spring Festival or Chinese Lunar New Year, many first-time visitors would ask the same question “How to spend Spring Festival in Beijing 2018”. Spring Festival or Chinese lunar new year 2018 starts on Feb 16,2018, the start of the Year of Dog according to the Chinese zodiac. The official 3-day Spring […]

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Transport: Scooter Departure: Daily 6:00 PM Duration: 4 hours  *Scooter surcharge: 60.000 VND/ person/ tour  **From 14/10/2015, the scooter surcharge will be 60.000 VND/ person/ tour. Note: ***scooter surcharge*** will be 70.000 VND/person/tour starts on 17th February 2016 OVERVIEW: Saigon, Vietnam’s economic hub, is reputable for its hectic daily life and sparkling nightlife that is popular amongst […]

Forum Post: RE: discussion among solo traveler

by praynak030710 @ General Discussion

this was not a special price trip this was European trip, which was a great trip, but I do not think that because you traveling solo that you should pay extra for the trip. And i did not want a roomate.

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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Delicious Daiquiris with Guest Blogger Allison Levine

by Julia Houghton @ Access TripsAccess Trips

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

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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Where to spot leopards in Sri Lanka

Where to spot leopards in Sri Lanka

by Matt Philcox @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Tipping in Colombia - A guide for where and how much you tip

Tipping in Colombia - A guide for where and how much you tip


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One of the things as a traveler that always confounds me when I head to a new country is, what are the tipping rules? I´m sure that coming from the US where tipping is ingrained into ou...

Why Ko Tao is the island you have to visit in Thailand

Why Ko Tao is the island you have to visit in Thailand

by Visnja Milidragovic @ Intrepid Travel Blog

If you’re looking for an island paradise in Thailand, make sure you do not – I repeat, do not – skip the tiny island of Ko Tao.

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The Ultimate Hanoi Shopping Guide – What to buy and where to buy it

by Graham Stein @ XO Tours Blog

We wrote a very popular shopping article focused on Ho Chi Minh City 2 years ago, and have since had many requests for a similar piece for Hanoi. Shopping posts are difficult to do however, because there are so many unique things that you can buy in Vietnam that it’s impossible to include everything in a single article. We…

10 reasons why you should travel to Nha Trang, Vietnam

10 reasons why you should travel to Nha Trang, Vietnam

by Amber Dunlap @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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North Vietnam – exploring and traveling the beautiful country

by admin @ Vietnam Travel blog

Vietnam is a beautiful country famous for its rich heritage, natural beauty, and bustling cities. It is uniquely exotic and […]

Cu Chi Tunnels, What to expect on your half day tour from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - thewelltravelledman

Cu Chi Tunnels, What to expect on your half day tour from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - thewelltravelledman


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A complete guide to visiting Cu Chi Tunnels in a half day tour from Ho Chi Minh City and what to expect, what to pack, what company to go with and a short video.

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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Visiting the Taj Mahal: Everything you need to know

Visiting the Taj Mahal: Everything you need to know

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Is there a sight more iconic, more beautiful, more jaw-droppingly spectacular than the Taj Mahal? 

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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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“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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How to Visit Grand Canal Hangzhou

by Daniel @ China Travel Tips – Tour-Beijing.com

by The Grand Canal Hangzhou is the final section of the Grand Canal ( China ), also known as Beijing-Hangzhou (Jinghang) Grand Canal. It is oft-lauded as the earliest and longest artificial waterway in the world starting from Beijing in the north and ending at Hangzhou in the south for a total length of 1776 […]

Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips

Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips


the Guardian

Beautiful countryside, delicious food and fascinating culture ... readers share the most memorable places and experiences from their travels, often discovered in the company of knowledgeable locals

Ecuador: So much more than just the Galapagos

Ecuador: So much more than just the Galapagos

by Amanda Williams @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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RE: Tipping

by pastelsharon011840 @ Tipping

I agree with Mary that the $5000 to $10,000 is supposed to be all inclusive, and we adhere to that and budget for it. RS explicitly states that there is no passing the hat. Of course, an individual can always tip confidentially without coercing others.

RE: Tipping

by judy.goble011007 @ Tipping

That $500 would get me on another trip!

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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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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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 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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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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Crazy Amount of E Fares?

by hi55us @ FlyerTalk Forums

Not sure if anyone has access to a DL Terminal that might have more information, but I originally booked a TPA-BOS ticket ~6 months ago departing on 2/24. I now have 2 other people that want to join us on the trip but Delta is only showing a $623 B...

Discover: Clipperton Island

by @ Wikitravel

If you somehow find yourself visiting Clipperton Island and lack things to do (understandably), try running around the island and timing yourself; the record circumnavigation time is one hour and 17 minutes.

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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The top destinations for travel in March

The top destinations for travel in March

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The magic and madness of traveling in Vietnam with my mom

The magic and madness of traveling in Vietnam with my mom

by Harris Newman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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10 facts you probably don’t know about Namibia

10 facts you probably don’t know about Namibia

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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An Illustrated Guide To Vietnam’s Motorbikers

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Published on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 09:26. Written by Illustrations by Nam Núm. If you spend more than 5 minutes on Vietnam’s streets, you’re bound to run into one of these characters.               (source: Saigoneer)

Forum Post: RE: When the activity level is too high

by alice.oppenheimer051035 @ General Discussion

I am going on another CR trip next weekend. I went on a photography trip to Scotland and it was amazing, and almost went on the RS photog trip. Do tell, what was it like? Can you show us some photos (a link to them somewhere?) Did you raft? That is the only part of my 3 Jewels Trip I hope I am fit enough to enjoy. I walk 5 miles a day many days, so otherwise feel fit...

Life in the north: our top 6 Arctic wildlife experiences

Life in the north: our top 6 Arctic wildlife experiences

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Spring in the desert: the amazing Darom Adom Festival!

by Ashley @ The ESSENTIAL guide to Israel | iGoogledIsrael.com

UPDATED for 2018! Every spring, the Negev desert wows and amazes with a bloom of anemones (known as kalanyot in Hebrew) that truly will take your breath away. To celebrate this amazing natural wonder, in which much of the desert landscape is covered in a sea of red, the annual Darom Adom festival takes place […]

RE: Tipping

by Mary_A @ Tipping

No tipping over and above what is included in the program cost. ( Based on 5 RS trips so far.)

Have words, will travel: how learning Spanish transformed this traveller’s South American experience

Have words, will travel: how learning Spanish transformed this traveller’s South American experience

by Along Dusty Roads @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Learning Spanish gave us a voice with which we could ask questions we were unable to find answers to in guidebooks.

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HOA LO PRISON MUSEUM HANOI (2018)|Opening Hours–Entrance Fee

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

HOA LO PRISON | HISTORICAL INFORMATION | TOURIST INFORMATION (Hours  – Map – Ticket) Top.1 Things to do in House in Hanoi is Hoa Lo Prison. As a Local Tour Guide from Hanoi Free Local Tourrs, I will give you an article about Hoa Lo Prison, And give you some reasons why you should pay a visit to this tourist attraction.   Hỏa Lò Prison, also known as Maison Centrale, is a representative of the period of Vietnamese revolutionary struggle against the French colonists. This place might answer your question “Things to do in Hanoi ” in Hanoi. Located in the […]

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How To Visit The Amalfi Coast, Vesuvius and Pompeii From Naples Independently

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

I’m sharing my full planning insights to visit Naples, Pompeii, Vesuvius and Amalfi Coast on a fully independent trip. I’ve used no expensive tours or agencies and I now show you how you can do the same. This is the fun and adventurous Italy! I just came back from a surprise trip I prepared to […]

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The Ultimate Itinerary of São Miguel Island (Made By An Azorean)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

São Miguel in the Azores is a vibrant garden in the middle of the Atlantic. With so many different landscapes and things to do there, planning a route to explore the island is essential. This is the exact road trip itinerary I use when I get friends visiting São Miguel island and now I’m sharing […]

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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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5 of SAIGON’S BEST HIDDEN COCKTAIL BARS

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a place of surprises, much of them elusive to first-time visitors with just a few days on the ground. Though a bit challenging at first, Ho Chi Minh City eventually became our favorite city in the world and a base for many of our adventures in the Southeast Asian region. It’s also a pretty great place to go out and grab a drink, whether it’s a Monday or Saturday, Saigon’s music venues, breathtaking rooftop bars, and tiny neighborhood spots are buzzing.

Unlike the more world famous, easy-to-find spots of Bangkok and Shanghai, Saigon is a city of tight neighborhoods which unveil themselves only to those intrepid enough to explore the tiniest, faintest lines on the map. Saigon doesn’t have a Times Square or Pudong. It’s a megacity comprised of small, distinct districts and alleys. Perch ... Read More »

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What it’s actually like to climb the via ferrata on Mt Kinabalu

What it’s actually like to climb the via ferrata on Mt Kinabalu

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

You can’t climb Kinabalu's via ferrata without feeling there is something magical about the mountain. This is one climber's story.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Vietnam Visas

by Scott Jones @ XO Tours Blog

*** Disclaimer: We believe all the information in this article was correct at the time it was published however, regulations in Vietnam change often so we urge travelers to not rely solely on the information in this blog post when planning their trip to Vietnam. We cannot be held responsible for any lost monies or travel time due to any…

Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

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

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

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

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Tips and tricks for travelling in Africa

Tips and tricks for travelling in Africa

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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9 unique experiences in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

9 unique experiences in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Do you really need a rail pass in Japan?

Do you really need a rail pass in Japan?

by Beatrix Coles @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Foreign cash

by Road Scholar @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

Do you typically get foreign cash from your bank before you travel abroad, or do you wait until you arrive at your destination? Why?

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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RE: Price increases over published rates?

by janie.janieanderson020638 @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

If we are old enough for RS trips, we should definitely buy travel insurance, whether through RS or elsewhere. That would cover your airfare if the trip is cancelled. There are disclaimers in the materials, and I don't think you can reasonably expect that RS will bear the unreimbursed expenses incurred in conducting a trip with less than their minimum participants.

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 Get From Lisbon Airport to City Center (Without Getting Scammed)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Find out how to conveniently get to some of the most popular places in Lisbon’s city center. First tip: stay away from taxis! Lisbon is one of the most charming capitals in Europe. There are many unique things to do, see and taste here, ensuring you have a memorable time. I recommend that you stay […]

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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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7 things no-one tells you about the Inca Trail

7 things no-one tells you about the Inca Trail

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Top Things to Do in Winter in Harbin

by Daniel @ China Travel Tips – Tour-Beijing.com

by Plan your Harbin tour in winter? As the coldest city in the most northern China, Harbin’s coldest months fall on late December through early March. Late November through the whole January is the snowing season and January is the coldest month with the average temperature at -25 ℃.  Harbin’s winter is dry, cold and long coupled […]

Prepare to salivate: Top 10 restaurants in Barcelona

Prepare to salivate: Top 10 restaurants in Barcelona

by James Getgood @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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The 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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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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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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China Snow Town

by Daniel @ China Travel Tips – Tour-Beijing.com

by Dear Travelers We’d like to have the following travel guide to be always updated for the benefit of new visitors coming to Yabuli and Snow Town from Harbin. If anybody having used the piece finds necessary updates, please leave a message or feedback. Thanks! _______________________________________________________________ If you are thinking of Harbin tour, it is […]

The Azores: Europe’s secret adventure paradise

The Azores: Europe’s secret adventure paradise

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

They call it the Hawaii of the mid-Atlantic. But, really, this spellbinding region is pretty incomparable...

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Thailand in one week: The ultimate guide

Thailand in one week: The ultimate guide

by Harris Newman @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Trip Report Visit To China

by wendellhill @ Fodor's Forum

Hello, Everyone my query is the restriction of many social and other websites in China. I don't want to live like prisoners. Before my visiting, I...

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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The 60 Best Lighthouses in the World

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

What is it about lighthouses that appeal to so many people? We live next to two lighthouses in Australia, and we love them. So maybe that has something to do with it. Check …

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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

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

by Lucas Handley @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Buffalo Tours Awarded Travelife Partner Status

by Malte Blas @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

Buffalo Tours is always striving to help improve standards for responsible travel and sustainable tourism in Asia. We are committed to working with international organizations and regional partners to continually develop strategies for improving environmental protection, social equality and economic empowerment in our local communities. For this reason, we are happy to announce that Travelife […]

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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8 beaches in Vietnam you have to visit

8 beaches in Vietnam you have to visit

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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30 Ways to Feel Like a Local When You Travel

by Sara Tucker @ Wendy Perrin

My aunt Ruth, a wise woman, once popped into a city hall and asked to speak with the mayor. The mayor was produced, and Aunt Ruth said, “I bring you greetings from Ringwood, New Jersey!” The mayor, whose town was also called Ringwood, responded with a guided tour. It was one of the highlights of ...

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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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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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BOOK NOW

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

There are 3 steps to book tour: Step 1: Complete and submit booking form: http://goo.gl/forms/9qg0usPKM3 Step 2: Wait for confirmation. Your request will be responded in 12 hours at the latest. Step 3: Confirm. Please note that the sooner you make reservation, the better service we provide. We recommend you to book tour 24 hours in advance.     […]

Feeling Hungary? Our perfect weekend in Budapest

Feeling Hungary? Our perfect weekend in Budapest

by Shaun Busuttil @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Vietnam Private Tour Guide

Vietnam Private Tour Guide


Asia Pearl Travel - Best Deals for Vietnam Tours, Guides and Halong bay cruises

Find Vietnam Private Tour Guide for your trip? Our Personal knowledgable guides are looking forward to extending the true Vietnam local beauties to you!

How to get around Saigon on the cheap!

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

As tourists, Ho Chi Minh City can seem very centralized because not only are many of the tourist attractions around District 1, the centre of the city, but this district is also quite compact.  However, with 24 districts, the city is actually very spread out and some of the other districts are more than twice…

A Complete Guide to Tipping in Vietnam - Tipping Guide in Vietnam

A Complete Guide to Tipping in Vietnam - Tipping Guide in Vietnam


The Christina's Blog

Learning about rules to tipping before traveling to new countries is essential so as to not offend locals. Here is the useful tipping guide in Vietnam.

SURVIVING BORACAY ALONE

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

In March of 2012, I was nearly finished with a 3-week journey moving west through the Visayas region of The Philippines. Visayas is famous for beach and diving destinations. I have never been very interested in beaches, so I was focused on the cities of Cebu, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Iloilo and Kalibo. I did, however, have a beach destination as my final stop before flying out of the country. That beach was the most famous beach in all of The Philippines- Boracay. I was all by my sad self during these weeks in the Philippines. I’d met people here and there along the way, but I didn’t join a backpacker caravan or fall in love. So, how is it traveling to Boracay alone, anyway?

Often beach destinations entice travelers of impossibly clear turquoise waters bookended by eternal sunrises and sunsets. So often, ... Read More »

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A Guide to Tipping Around the World

A Guide to Tipping Around the World


Contented Traveller

Tipping Around the World is a guide on what countries do you tip in. It covers tipping in different countries, and what countries do you tip in.

The Ultimate Guide to Luxury Travel in Vietnam

by Malte Blas @ Buffalo Tours Travel Blog

If you are looking for the perfect combination of culture, relaxation and adventure, then Vietnam offers one of the most unique luxury travel experiences in Southeast Asia. From the elegant heritage hotels of Hanoi and Saigon, to the exotic mystique of Halong Bay and Vietnam’s exclusive island resorts, luxury travel in Vietnam provides the perfect […]

An etiquette guide to the Galapagos Islands

An etiquette guide to the Galapagos Islands

by Elizabeth Zahur @ Intrepid Travel Blog

About 97% of the Galapagos Islands are protected by national park, and within this park there are some important rules that everyone needs to stick to.

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Things to do to when live in Vietnam on Tet’s holiday.

by Judy Tran @ Vis Estate

An old year is about to passing and a new year is going to come soon. As you know, Vietnam, as well as many other Asia nations, have 2 calendars, western calendar, and eastern calendar. At the end of the year following to  eastern calendar, a big festival will occur to welcome the new year, we […]

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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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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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The top destinations for travel in April

The top destinations for travel in April

by Liv Bohn @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Major Battles in Vietnam War – Operation Flaming Dart

by admin @ Vietnam Travel blog

Major Battles – Operation Flaming Dart February 1965 Reprisal air raids signaling a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam. Early […]

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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6 sunset viewing spots in Vietnam

6 sunset viewing spots in Vietnam

by Ellie Abraham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Saint Joseph Cathedral Hanoi| Opening Hours – Schedule – Address

by Lê Hoàng @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

Saint Joseph Cathedral Hanoi | Historical Information | Tourist Information An Neo-Gothic Cathedral located in the heart of Hanoi Capital, Saint Joseph Cathedral is the representative evidence of the French colonial architecture. Familiarly called by the local as “The Big Church”, Saint Joseph Cathedral is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hanoi for more than 4 million Catholics in the country. Another place that also represents the evidence of French colonies is Hỏa Lò Prison (also known as Maison Centrale). Click here to read more about Hỏa Lò Prison. A. History of St. Joseph Cathedral Hanoi A.1. The […]

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

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

by Doug Whyte @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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EI186 On Feb 6/7/8?

by Dambus @ FlyerTalk Forums

EI186 (DUB-LHR) @20:45 seems to be invisible and unbookable on Feb 6th/7th/8th for some reason. Something happening in London that week? (All other flights and prices look normal for a couple of weeks in advance of departure). EDITED: Bookable...

10 handy tips for solo travel

10 handy tips for solo travel

by Wanderlust Chloe @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Visit Hook Lighthouse, Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

An excellent day trip from the charming town of Kilkenny in Ireland is to go and visit Hook Lighthouse, the oldest operational lighthouse in the world.Hook Lighthouse …

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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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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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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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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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You must Explore The Ring of Beara in Ireland – or maybe not.

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

While many people have heard of the spectacular Ring of Kerry in Ireland, you must explore The Ring of Beara which is absolutely not to be missed. The Ring of Beara in Irel…

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Meet Oswaldo, your Intrepid guide in the Galapagos

Meet Oswaldo, your Intrepid guide in the Galapagos

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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A Thrilling Hai Van Pass Adventure With Onetrip

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Vietnam is a fabulous country that sings harmonies of the wild jungle and the people that venture through it. That is a destination that you must visit at least once in your life if you seek adventure. One of the most desired places to stay in Vietnam for both foreigners and locals alike is Da […]

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Beijing Events, Holidays & Festivals 2018

by Daniel @ China Travel Tips – Tour-Beijing.com

by Plan your Beijing tour? You may wonder what is going on during the time you are in Beijing. There is always something going on in Beijing. Whether you are looking for something to do on holiday or at the weekend, or with your family,  Beijing has something to suit everyone. I’ve rounded up a […]

How to Tip in Cuba - Travel Etiquette | Access Trips

How to Tip in Cuba - Travel Etiquette | Access Trips


Access Trips

Taking care of the people and places we visit as tourists should be part of our intent when we travel. While everyone enjoys an affordable holiday, it’s important to also look out for locals’ well being. This brings us to an important question: “How do you tip in Cuba?” Research on the subject of “tipping” in Cuba may [ ... ]

Two Days in Hanoi – How to Make the Most of It

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Small alleys crammed with food stalls, delicious smells filling the air of the quaint Old Town streets and imposing monuments honoring Vietnam’s rich and turbulent history— all that and more is Hanoi. If you are planning a short trip here and want to see all the main attractions, this two-day itinerary of the capital is […]

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

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

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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RE: Tipping

by GerryL @ Tipping

To RS: I recently posted a question under Afloat > Ocean Cruises on the subject of tipping in those programs. I hope to get feedback from RS on that since tipping on cruise ships can be a significant part of the travel budget. If I'm going to look at the RS cruise ship programs, I want to know what the real cost is going to be.

Traveling safely with the allergy

by Tonya11 @ Fodor's Forum

*I'm planning my trip and want to make it safe and enjoyable. Advice me some tips for traveling safely with the allergy (urticaria). Should I visit...

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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Do you know the important difference between oceanfront and oceanview room categories?

by Laura Cooper @ Trip Sense | tripcentral.ca

The beach. The pool. The ever-flowing drinks. There’s plenty of reasons to look forward to your all-inclusive vacation. For some, that’s the room, and the view. Understand these different types of guest rooms before booking your next vacation to make sure that you aren’t disappointed. While oceanfront and oceanview rooms sound similar, there is a […]

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The full Monty: TWO Intrepid guides nominated for Wanderlust awards

The full Monty: TWO Intrepid guides nominated for Wanderlust awards

by James Thornton @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Have you travelled with Monty or Asanga?

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

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

by Tom Smith @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Pet-Friendly Traveler Tips

by admin @ Vietnam Travel blog

Identification At all times during your travel, be sure to have your pet wear its collar with tags. Be sure […]

Helping South America build a brighter future

Helping South America build a brighter future

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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When in Rome: author Tessa Kiros shares her Italian food tips

When in Rome: author Tessa Kiros shares her Italian food tips

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When cookbook author Tessa Kiros turned 18 she left home in South Africa to travel and learn more about the world.

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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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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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My 31 Favorite Travel Tips From My 31 Years Of Age (Auch!)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Looking at my travel resume, I have been fortunate to have visited more than 30 countries in 4 different continents. About time to put together my favorite ever travel tips that work anywhere in the world. This year I’ve turned 31 years old (auch!) which also means 31 years of collecting travel experiences. With every […]

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

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

by Annapurna Mellor @ Intrepid Travel Blog

I’m in a dusty desert town, somewhere in the Kasbah Valleys of Morocco. I am being scrubbed raw by a woman our guide calls ‘Mama Africa’.

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5 things I wish I knew before travelling

by thewelltravelledman @ thewelltravelledman

Looking back over the past few years, we decided to share our top 5 tips that we wished we had of known before travelling ourselves.

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Myanmar in one week: The ultimate guide

Myanmar in one week: The ultimate guide

by Nathan James Thomas @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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Forum Post: RE: When the activity level is too high

by alice.oppenheimer051035 @ General Discussion

Yes, it is CR, and I think is called 3 Jewels of CR, but I could be mistaken ;). There are three main areas we are visiting. The rafting sounds the same as when I took two separate trips down the river Mohongahilla (sp??? ) River from the Cleveland and Pittsburgh areas when I was a very much younger person. I bought a cheap waterproof camera for this and the snorkeling adventure. I am getting very excited. If you can post potos that would be great. Perhaps a link you feel comfortable with. I am second generation Elder Hostel and am always so happy to share stories and adventures with like minded adventurers! I will try to dig up some of my Scotland RS photos as well...

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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The 2018 WOW List: Wendy’s Trusted Travel Experts

by Wendy Perrin @ Wendy Perrin

THE PROBLEM You’re planning an important trip to an unfamiliar destination. You want minimal hassle and maximum efficiency—no time-wasting logistical surprises, no battling tourist hordes and lines. You want to experience the destination like an insider. Oh—and those special perks and upgrades reserved for the regulars? You want those too. THE SOLUTION You need a ...

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Hue Free Walking Tour brings Hue to MIST Startup Accelerator, Siem Reap in May

by admin @ Beebee Travel

Although being very young, just over 1 year old, however, our social work of promoting Hue on the […]

Vietnam Travel Guide

Vietnam Travel Guide


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

A comprehensive budget travel guide to Vietnam with tips and advice on things to do, see, ways to save money, and cost information.

11 quotes that prove celebrities live on a different planet

11 quotes that prove celebrities live on a different planet

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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Which section of the Great Wall should you visit?

Which section of the Great Wall should you visit?

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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A foodie’s guide to South India

A foodie’s guide to South India

by Jack Cummings @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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18 countries where you don't have to leave a tip

18 countries where you don't have to leave a tip


Business Insider

Sixty percent of Americans say that they tip for service, but that's mostly because it's practiced in the States.

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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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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What sort of handbag and ID do you carry in Italy?

by Summer0407 @ Fodor's Forum

hello I will be in Florence and Venice next month. Is there a large amount of gypsies in those area�s? I was thinking of using a small crossbody bag...

A Journey Through Madagascar: Notes on the Privilege of Travel

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

We travelers are a lucky bunch. It's easy to forget just how privileged we are to be able to travel the world. The truth is, most people rarely even leave their own country, let alone visit destinations all over the globe. My recent visit to Madagascar reminded me that it's important to keep this perspective in mind, and to give back to organizations that help the places we visit.

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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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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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How to travel safe in Africa

How to travel safe in Africa

by The Common Wanderer @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Our 6 top tips for avoiding generic travel photos

Our 6 top tips for avoiding generic travel photos

by David Nagle @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why You Have to Eat “Bún Bò Huế” In the Ancient City of Huế

by admin @ Beebee Travel

In the central Vietnamese city of Hue, you have to get up early for breakfast. Though the hard-partying […]

RE: Tipping

by vicki.mayo012155 @ Tipping

On my first trip with RS I initiated an envelope for our group leader who I felt had dealt with some awkward situations in a very professional way and got us through. I was immediately pounced on by more than one participant that I should not have done that. I'm not sure how I feel about the whole thing. I'm more happy to add a tip to a common pot than passing a few dollars myself, and I never feel like passing an envelope pressures me in any way to contribute.

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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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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A no-frills guide to Buenos Aires’ secret  speakeasies

A no-frills guide to Buenos Aires’ secret speakeasies

by Intrepid Travel @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Some of the bars that make up this underground scene have no address. You have to know a secret passcode to gain access to others.

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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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What to do with 8 days in Italy

What to do with 8 days in Italy

by Melissa Welham @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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More than momos: A guide to Nepali cuisine

More than momos: A guide to Nepali cuisine

by Ange Takats @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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

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

by Joshua Kloke @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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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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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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7 waterfalls you should visit in Iceland

7 waterfalls you should visit in Iceland

by Jenna Kvidt @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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‘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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RE: Foreign cash

by zen012501 @ Money Matters - Recent Threads

It is much better to use your ATM card from your bank where you have a savings or checking account. Your withdrawal is treated as a cash withdrawal with a fee for using a machine that is not your bank's, but the charge is per use and is very low. Some banks also charge a foreign transaction fee in addition. Again, that is not very much. Using your credit card to get cash will cost you a lot more.

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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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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Double strap adventure: a brief history of backpacking

Double strap adventure: a brief history of backpacking

by Cam Hassard @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Why you shouldn’t skip San Jose: A guide to Costa Rica’s capital 

Why you shouldn’t skip San Jose: A guide to Costa Rica’s capital 

by Christina Campo @ Intrepid Travel Blog

It’s a thriving city, filled with rich culture, friendly people and a dynamic nightlife. If you’re not sure where to start exploring, here’s a quick guide to San Jose, Costa Rica’s capital city.

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Macedonian wine guide: we chat with the country’s leading expert

Macedonian wine guide: we chat with the country’s leading expert

by James Shackell @ Intrepid Travel Blog

When you say 'internationally renowned wine', places like Tuscany, Provence and Mendoza usually leap to mind. Macedonia not so much...

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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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Getting A Guide In Sapa

Getting A Guide In Sapa


James Woo

Lending a hand to the native guide in Sapa. I write this to lend a helping hand to Linh, her family, as well as other trekking guides in Sapa. Linh, is twenty years old with two young children at t…

Strategies for Flying Smarter in 2018

by George Hobica @ Wendy Perrin

When George Hobica founded Airfarewatchdog.com, he solved one of the most frustrating challenges for fliers: how to tell if you’re getting the best price on a flight. But suddenly, by signing up for the website’s customizable low-fare alerts, fliers were receiving key fare information and assurance right in their inboxes. Over the years, the website ...

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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 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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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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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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Mi gusto: A guide to Barcelona’s La Boqueria

Mi gusto: A guide to Barcelona’s La Boqueria

by Julia D'Orazio @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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7 things I learnt travelling solo through Europe

7 things I learnt travelling solo through Europe

by Selina Sykes @ Intrepid Travel Blog

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

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Top Tips for Tipping in Latin America | Jacada Travel

Top Tips for Tipping in Latin America | Jacada Travel


Jacada Travel

Tipping can make even the most experienced of travellers a little uneasy: Is it appropriate to tip? If so, how much? And who should you tip? It can be a minefield of bad etiquette, which is why we've put together a rough guide to tipping in Latin America.

TEMPLE OF LITERATURE HANOI | Opening Hours – Dress code – Entrance Fees – Introduction

by Hằng Nguyễn Thị @ Hanoi Free Local Tours

ALL ABOUT TEMPLE OF LITERATURE (HOURS – DRESS CODE – MAP – ENTRANCE FEE) Temple of Literature is one of Things to do in Hanoi, a must-see historical site when visiting Hanoi, the Capital City of Vietnam. Temple of Literature not only represents the enduring progress of Vietnamese culture ( sự thay đổi Văn Hóa Việt Nam theo thời kỳ)  , but also contributes significantly to both Confucian civilization (Đạo Khổng Tử) in Vietnam and other cultures in the world. Temple of Literature was ranked as the cultural and historical site on 28th April, 1962. I. Temple of Literature In Hanoi I.1 Temple of […]

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Can I eat that? A rough guide to Aussie bush tucker

Can I eat that? A rough guide to Aussie bush tucker

by Kellie Bright @ Intrepid Travel Blog

Heading into the bush? Keep your eyes peeled for this tasty bush tucker and you’ll never need to open another can of baked beans again.

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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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