why travel makes the world smaller

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Every day we encounter hundreds, maybe thousands of people. We walk the streets, stepping in time with faceless foreigners, sit shoulder to shoulder with strangers on public transport, wait while unnamed hands prepare food, make coffee, take money, tear tickets. We smile when we pass too closely, apologise when our […]

5 reasons you should try a sailing adventure

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Sailing used to be the domain of three types of people; pirates, the super-rich, and the hardcore adventure junkies. Not anymore. ‘Soft-adventure’ sailing trips are becoming increasing popular globally, but especially in Europe. The dramatic coastlines, favourable exchange rates, variety of cultures, languages and cuisines have made Europe a haven […]

3 amazing women you’ll meet on a homestay

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Staying in another person’s home, hearing their stories, meeting their family…it’s about as close as a traveler’s ever going to get to the real thing. A country’s wealth isn’t in landmarks or temples: it’s in the homes of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. That’s an Intrepid homestay. You’ll live with […]

Germany’s grunge capital why Leipzig is the new Berlin

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Ask the kids in Germany. They’ll tell you. With a grunge, hipster scene, splashes of urban graffiti and a nightlife that can rival that of Europe’s cultural capital, Leipzig is fast becoming the new Berlin. Sitting just south of the capital, Leipzig is small, with a vibe more akin to Berlin’s trendier neighbourhoods […]