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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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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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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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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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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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A coffee and foodie guide to Seminyak, Bali – The Food Curators

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The warmth of the tropics. Surf for days. Luscious, organic food. Buzzing but never frantic. Speed it up or slow it right down. The colours (bright everything) and smells (incense everything). It makes us giddy just thinking about the place. The coffee scene in Bali is extraordinary but not surprising, considering it is a major […]

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Five Authentic Cultural Experiences in Japan

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Japan, a country steeped in mythical traditions and modern wonders. Here are the top Five Authentic Cultural Experiences in Japan according to Travel Bulletin. 1. Traditional Tea Ceremony Tea ceremony or Chanoyu in Japan is a beautifully choreographed art. The ancient ritual is centred around the act of serving matcha, a finely powdered, traditional green tea. […]

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Lauren Visits Vietnam – Intrepid Real Food Adventure

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In January 2016 I visited Vietnam on the 12 day Intrepid Real Food Adventure.  The 12 day trip starts in Hanoi and finishes in Ho Chi Minh City. Here are a few of my trip highlights: Halong Bay Halong Bay is just stunning and not one of my photos does it justice. It is really somewhere […]

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Embracing contradiction: Why we should all follow Japan’s lead

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I travelled through Japan last year as the cherry blossoms were emerging, frosting the cities in bursts of sugar pink. Tokyo, Nikko, Kyoto and Osaka – I’d been on the road for over a week, and couldn’t shake a certain feeling, a weird alchemy of alienation, belonging and excitement that bubbled beneath the surface of […]

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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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Help raise money for Shree Shikhar Primary School in Swanta, Nepal

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Geoff Simpson, founder of Peregrine Travel Centre Adelaide recently took a group trekking in Nepal in November 2015. Included in the trek was a visit to a local school ‘Shree Shikhar Primary School’ in the villiage of Swanta in the Annapurna region.   The trekkers and Geoff donated some money to the school during their […]

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The world’s best food destinations: where to eat (and travel) like a king

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Food can take you places, according to science. And we agree. According to the “Proustian phenomenon” and a recent study by students at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, scents can evoke more emotional memories than any other sense. It’s a fairly objective study that deserves our attention, which may involve an experiment of our own: […]

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Eat your way around India

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If you’re in India, there’s every chance you’re wearing loose-fitting and comfortable clothing to help beat the heat. Good. Because this also means you are ready and raring to delve into all the incredible food that’s going to come your way. Eating your way around India is one of life’s great adventures. So here’s a […]

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Lauren visits Thailand 2015

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In June 2015 I visited Thailand for the first time. Thailand is full of colour, culture and amazing cuisine and there is a reason this destination has been so popular for so long. Here are some of my trip highlights: Bangkok When we first arrived in Bangkok I didn’t even want to blink my eyes […]

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Monica Taiwan 2015

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In March 2015 I completed the 9 day Peregrine Adventures “Treasures of Taiwan”, which is both a new destination (for me) and a new tour this year. Taiwan was full of surprises; wonderful food and night markets, mountainous countryside, numerous walking trails, quirky accommodation, hands on craft and local industry, Confucius temples, tea plantations, busy […]

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