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Add a little local to your next adventure

Are you looking for something extra to make your stay in a destination that little bit more authentic? As travellers we often want to immerse ourselves in a new destination, whether it’s by meeting the local people, trying traditional food and drinks, exploring significant sites or learning about their history and culture. If you’re on […]

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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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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: These pyramids, temples, holy places and sacrificial sites attract the curious minds […]

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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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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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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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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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Video: South America with Peregrine

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At Peregrine we offer premium adventures, and for us that means embracing the spirit of adventure through a more immersive cultural journey. One thing we’ve learned at Peregrine – you never outgrow adventure. The spirit that drives you to get out there and see the world. Not through a coach window or with 50 strangers […]

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Visit Cuba before it changes forever

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Cuba is one of the hottest travel destinations around and it is easy to see why. The country has a unique and colourful history that still dominates most aspects of Cuban life. ‘The US and Cuba have signed an agreement to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in more than 50 years. Some […]

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Inca Trail too crowded? Trek the Quarry Trail instead

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Okay, so you want to make the trek to Machu Picchu. Nice one. But did you know there is more than one way to do that? There’s the Inca Trail, the classic route, which is justifiably famous and everything, but there’s also the Quarry Trail. Heard of it? That’s okay, not many people have. It’s […]

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It’s official, guys: here are the 6 hottest destinations in 2016

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It’s that time of year again, folks. Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel for 2016 list is hot off the press. As travellers and professional where-to-next-ers, we look forward to this thing every year. It’s a much better way to pick our next adventure than what we normally do: throw darts at a revolving globe, which is not very helpful and […]

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All you corn eat: our guide to the best Mexican street foods

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It’s no secreto that Mexico has one of the best street food cultures in Central America. Fast, cheap, fresh and packed with flavour, you could easily spend weeks eating your way around the country and never get to try it all. Plus, why sit down at a restaurant when you could be wandering, sightseeing and […]

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Louise visits Columbia

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Following my trip Cuba in 2014, I travelled onto Colombia where I joined an Intrepid Group Tour –9 day Colonial Colombia. Here are a few of my highlights from that journey. Cartagena – The old city is full of colourful colonial buildings with flowering bougainvillea cascading over the balconies to the cobbled streets below. It is a […]

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Salkantay Luxury Lodge Trek

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Would you like to walk to the fabled Inca ruins of Machu Picchu and NOT have to share the trail with 500 other people and NOT have to sleep in a tent every night, plus be forced to eat delicious gourmet food every day……..????  Well, have I got the trek for you! I recently took […]

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The Galapagos Islands: the alternative safari

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  It’s no secret that the Galapagos Islands play host to some of the world’s most fascinating, mesmerising and downright peculiar critters. And whether they inhabit land, air or sea, these animals serve up some of our planet’s best opportunities to get up close and personal with wildlife. In fact, the level of interaction may […]

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Ride the rainbow: five of South America’s most colourful destinations

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You’d need a pretty extensive colour wheel to capture the full spectrum of South America. The continent tends to manifest its passion and bravado in visible ways.  There’s that flash of Quechua pink and purple in Peru, a swirl of Argentine crimson or the eye-popping glitter of Rio’s Carnival. And it’s not just the people […]

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