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Lauren visits Italy

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Lauren has recently returned from Italy, where she did the 10 day Peregrine Secrets of Italy tour as part of her trip. From the canals of Venice to the historic streets of Rome, Italy is constantly familiar and endlessly surprising. This trip visits the top-tier sights – Venice’s bridges, Pisa’s Leaning Tower and Rome’s Colosseum – and […]

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The 6 best destinations for solo travel

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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. Travelling solo in a group means you still get to feel like a wild adventurer exploring the world (because you are) but you’ve […]

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Your ultimate guide to trekking with mountain gorillas

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A mountain gorilla trek often comes second on travel Bucket Lists to a classic Big 5 game drive in Kruger or Serengeti National Park. Which is understandable – getting to the gorillas takes more effort, more time and more expense than a traditional safari. But you know what they say: you get what you pay for. […]

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Photos: Bronny in Iceland

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Peregrine Travel Centre Adelaide travel consultant Bronny is currently in Iceland, escorting a group on a 13 day walking tour. Here are some amazing photos of her trip so far. Iceland is becoming a popular destination with its scenery and beautiful fjords, lava fields, glaciers and beyond.

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Video: Intrepid Sailing in Burma

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Check out Intrepid Travel’s latest video on the amazing Burma Sailing Trip. Head off the tourist trail (and seemingly off the map) as you dive headfirst into a Myanmar sailing adventure through the remote Myeik Archipelago. Setting off from the hustle and bustle of Phuket, explore lush rainforest, swim in turquoise waters and chill out […]

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A guide to Mexico’s best Maya temples

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Since the Spanish first set foot on Mexican soil in 1519, the stepped, crumbling and jungle-covered scattered ruins of the south-eastern Yucatan Peninsula have fascinated the outside world. They’re the legacy of the most sophisticated and formidable people ever to dominate Central America: the s. These pyramids, temples, holy places and sacrificial sites attract the […]

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Our easy-to-follow guide for ethical animal tourism

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An encounter with some exotic animal makes its way onto many a traveller’s Bucket List. Unfortunately, all too often, the need for a unique travel experience and a great profile pic is put before animal welfare. As Wildlife Alliance have demonstrated in Chi Phat, a community based tourism project in Cambodia that is helping protect the precious Cardamom […]

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24 hours in Phnom Penh

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It reads like a quiz question: “What capital city has streets named after Charles De Gaulle, Mao Tse Tung, Tito, Pasteur, and Jawaharlal Nehru?”. In case the headline didn’t give it away, it’s Phnom Penh. In this city, which walks in the present while shrouded in shadows of its past, you’ll find enough history to keep […]

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Best of Bolivia: a photoshoot with Instagram legend Tyson Wheatley

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In influencer circles, Tyson Wheatley is the man. A former CNN boss based out of Hong Kong, he was influential in getting Instagram off the ground in the first place, working for a year at their HQ in San Francisco. We sent Tyson on an Intrepid trip in Bolivia – from the volcanic lakes of […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Vietnam

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I thought I knew Vietnam. I grew up watching movies like Good Morning Vietnam and Platoon, and episodes of China Beach on TV. My parents took me to see Miss Saigon at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre. Even though I was born several years after the fall of Saigon, 1980s media filled in the blanks for […]

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How to spot sloths in Costa Rica

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There’s just something about sloths. From their sweet, smiling faces to their laissez faire way of life – the world just can’t get enough of them. Heck, even Ellen DeGeneres has had them on her show. For the sloths that aren’t starring in YouTube videos or Facebook posts, you can find them  in the tropical forests of […]

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Change the game with Geckos Adventures’ new world trip ‘Pokémon: Let’s Go!’

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It’s hit the news, the twitter feeds and the facebook pages. Heads are down and phones are up . Pokémon Go has taken Australia by storm, encouraging smart-phone users to explore their neighbourhoods and capture, train and battle virtual Pokémon. Now, Geckos Adventures is taking the game to a whole new level, offering the ultimate […]

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MYANMAR: IT’S TIME TO GO

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JULY 2016 | WORDS BY ELLENA JOHNSTONE FROM INSIDER JOURNEYS NOW IS THE TIME TO EXPLORE MYANMAR. From temple-strewn plains to golden stupas, floating gardens to colonial gems, Myanmar has so much to see and experience. Yet there is no denying the country is changing, and our advice is simple – it’s time to go. […]

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How to do India as a solo female traveller

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India has a reputation as one of the most beautiful and, frankly, bizarre countries on the planet. But it’s also got a reputation, rightly or wrongly, as a slightly dangerous place for women to travel alone. Now we’ve never had any problems on our group tours in India (our guides know all the areas to […]

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Who were the Incas? Our Peru culture guide

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In the city of Cuzco stands the archaeological site of Qorikancha, a religious complex and celestial observatory built by the Incas during the 15th-century reign of Tupac Yupanqui. At the time, Qorikancha – dedicated to the sun god Inti – was the richest and most important temple in the Inca world. Its thick stone walls, […]

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Five Game of Thrones locations you can actually visit

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Our favourite show that we definitely paid for and obtained legally is back for its fifth season: Game of Thrones (aka The Saga of Peter Dinklage). For those who have been listing their address as ‘under a rock’ for the last few years, Game of Thrones is a fantasy television series based on the ludicrously […]

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The 5 best wine bars in Buenos Aires

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Welcome to Buenos Aires, the wine-stained capital of Argentina famous for its juicy steaks, spicy chimichurri and late-night tango trysts. Make no mistake you’ll be working up an appetite here and at the end of a big day exploring it’s important to know where to drop in for that perfect drop of Malbec. Here are […]

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Antarctica vs The Arctic: how to choose your polar tour

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It’s all very well to settle on a polar adventure for your next big trip, but which direction do you go? North to Greenland, Canada and Norway? Or south from Cape Horn, all the way to the Antarctic Peninsula? There’s no right answer. Each hemisphere has their merits. Ideally we’d say do both, but if […]

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8 essentials every traveller should pack for their trip

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This post originally appeared on SmarterTravel and Intrepid Blog. Suitcases are a finite space. You only want to fill them with stuff you’ll need. And while a little voice in your head may say ‘Go on, that third pair of boots is essential. What if we go out somewhere semi-formal-dressy?’, often it’s the little things that make or […]

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Off the eaten track: Behind the scenes on a food tour

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For many of us, food plays a huge part in why we visit certain destinations. Sure, the chance to amble through the Louvre or walk a stretch of the Great Wall of China are always deciding factors, but tearing into a fresh-baked baguette and hunk of fromage on the banks of the Seine, or sitting […]

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Phinda Game Reserve, South Africa

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Phinda Game Reserve is approx. 3-4 hours north of Durban in South Africa. Set within easy reach of the Indian Ocean coastline and the famous iSimangaliso / Greater St Lucia Wetland Park in northern KwaZulu-Natal, &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is known for its abundant wildlife, diversity of habitats and wide range of safari activities. Why […]

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Monica visits South Korea

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In April I enjoyed a two week “Discover South Korea” tour with Exodus and there are many highlights in a country full of culture, history, natural beauty, and kimchi (fermented vegetables with chilli).  These are just a few and I hope you enjoy my journey. I found Seoul to be an exciting city to immerse […]

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