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11 unusual Valentine’s Day traditions around the world

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Soon, store shelves will be brimming with kissing teddy bears, heart-shaped chocolate boxes and other novelty marketing gimmicks designed to make single people weep. Yes, Valentine’s Day is here again. But 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 […]

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A day in the life of an adventure cruise

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The daily itinerary on a big cruise ship, while fun (in a kid-in-a-candy-store kind of way) is pretty monotonous. Breakfast buffet, lie down, have a snack, fight for a deck chair by the pool, lie down, lunch, a matinee performance at the on-ship cinema, snack, lie down, dinner, repeat. Occasionally there’ll be a shore excursion, […]

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South America: a local perspective

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The beautiful landscapes, ancient ruins and dramatic culture of South America are enough to make anyone want to visit this amazing continent. When someone mentions South America the first things that usually come to mind are Machu Picchu, Rio De Janeiro and of course the Amazon – but there’s a whole lot more to South […]

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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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