Traveller stories sharing Ramadan in Diyarbakır, Turkey

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Come in, come in! A young lady called us from her doorstep. I didn’t understand her language, but I could see her hands, pointing towards the gate, furling and unfurling with the international gesture for ‘Come in, join us, you’re welcome here.’ We had been warned not to linger outdoors […]

Is this India’s best Instagrammer? Meet Pravin Tamang

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It’s always a good feeling to stumble onto something you really like. It might be an author you’d never heard of before, or an indie garage band called something like ‘Sound of One Hand Clapping’…or it could be India’s best up-and-coming Instagrammer. His name is Pravin Tamang, he’s a Delhi local, […]

What should the future of travel be? We chat with Intrepid’s MD, James Thornton

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It’s almost universally agreed that mobile technology is changing the way we live, the way we work, the way we shop, and the way we travel. This change was perfectly captured by some of Intrepid’s 1100 local leaders when they visited our Melbourne headquarters for the first time. We asked […]

The world’s most bike-friendly cities, ranked

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While Europe as a whole sets the bar for bicycle urbanism, there are many other pedal-friendly oases around the world that also cater to two-wheeled transportation. Here are our favorite bike-friendly cities in the world, perfect for enjoying the outdoors and exploring the sights, whether you’re a local or tourist. […]

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

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There’s just something about Vietnam that’s always attracted me. I’m not quite sure if it was the images I saw of its Jurassic Park style jungles, or even just my early obsession with pho, but when a fellow traveller told me about his incredible journey trekking the northern Vietnamese hillsides […]

From Venice to Rome what to do with 8 days in Italy

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When you think of Italy, three things probably come to mind: pizza, pasta, and photogenic ancient ruins. After spending eight days in Italy on Intrepid’s Highlights of Italy tour – hitting up Venice, the Cinque Terre, Florence and Rome – I can categorically tell you there is a lot more to it than that […]