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11 unusual Valentine’s Day traditions around the world

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Original blog post featured on The Journal by Intrepid Travel. 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 […]

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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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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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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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