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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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Collecting Moments

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Collecting moments – that’s what travel is all about to many of us. It’s not just about collecting passport stamps or ticking off the bucket-list icons. It’s the bits in between that matter – the smallest details of the lives you cross, the flavours you discover, the laughs you share. It’s noticing that someone else’s […]

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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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Carrie Visits South Africa

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I recently spent 2 nights at the Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge in Pilanesburg National Park. Staying at Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge includes 2 game drives per day (early morning & late afternoon). On our game drives I saw: Zebra Lions Leopard Hippo Giraffe Wilder beast Elephants White Rhino Mongoose Dung beetle Warthog Impala Baboon Jackel […]

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Why we sometimes lose the travel itch, and how we can get it back

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I can’t remember exactly where in China I was at the time, but perhaps it doesn’t matter. My seven weeks travelling through the country had become a bit of a blur anyway. I was on a train, parked on an unforgiving bench with a cup of salty noodles for lunch (again) and a bottle of 2.5% […]

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Experiences make you happier than possessions, says science

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Every now and again a school by the name of ‘science’ ambles in and gets our backs, we rejoice.  And on this occasion those scientists – Dr. Thomas Gilovich and Amit Kumar would be their names, if they had names, which they do – and their research (recently published in Experimental Social Psychology) contends that […]

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Photographic proof that Switzerland is too beautiful for its own good

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Everyone knows Switzerland has an abundance of chocolate and mountains. But it’s not until you visit that you appreciate just how chocolatey the chocolate and how mountainous the mountains. In some cases you just have to look at a snow-capped vista complete with obligatory wildflowers and people yodelling and say ‘Oh, stop it, Switzerland’. Intrepid recently featured […]

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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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THE WORLD’S FIRST DISCOVERY YACHT SCENIC ECLIPSE

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We’d like to introduce you to Scenic Eclipse. The World’s First Discovery Yacht. Scenic Eclipse is the point on the map where luxury, discovery and innovative design meet. Intimate and exclusive, with a maximum of 228 guests, from the moment you step on board you will be surrounded by the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury. From opulent suites […]

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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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5 Reasons Webjet is Wrong About Travel Agents

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If you haven’t seen it yet, Webjet’s new TV commercial is out to get bricks and mortar travel agents by persuading consumers that booking online is better. But, like you, we know that booking with a travel agent is the best way to make your dream holiday come true. We’ve put together the top five […]

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10 must-read books you should pack on your travels

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The road: a magical, serendipitous place, though often a long and lonesome one. Whether you’re a solo wanderer or not, a great read remains a crucial travel companion for any long haul adventure. Here’s a 10-title Intrepid curation of some of the best and most spine tingling – a dash of Kerouac, a smash of Hunter […]

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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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Our travel guide for coffee lovers

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As coffee lovers, we tend to find our caffeinated beverage of choice and stick with it. We develop a reputation at our favourite café for being a latte lover or cappuccino connoisseur, and soon we don’t even need to speak when we step up, bleary eyed, to the counter: the barista just knows. But step […]

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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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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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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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Experience A Wine Tour Like No Other

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Article by Jenna Woods – GLAM Adelaide We really are blessed with some of the most beautiful wineries, wine regions and wines here in South Australia. So much so that our number plates could almost read – ‘SA The Wine State’. Actually, that has a nice ring to it… But what if we told you […]

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Arctic and Antarctica

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A journey to the end of the earth, where no two voyages are the same. If you are travelling to either the Arctic or Antarctica, you will want to speak to someone that has been there. Peregrine Travel Centre Adelaide has five consultants that have visited this region and can offer first hand knowledge and advice to […]

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Lonely Planet Top 10 Countries 2016

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Lonely Planet have released their famous ‘Top 10’ list of Best in Travel for 2016. So, which destinations made the cut? Top 10 Countries: 1. Botswana: Democratic, progressive, enlightened – but above all, invigoratingly wild. The story of Botswana’s journey from poverty to become one of Africa’s most stable, thriving societies is inspirational; the country celebrates […]

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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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