August 2018 – Fitness Life Style

Month: August 2018

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16 animals that have better beards than you

Beards are everywhere these days. People have taken to sporting the facial fluff like it’s going out of fashion. What’s important to remember, though, is that no matter how good your beard is, there’s always going to be an animal with a better one. Travel: unveiling the best beards of the animal kingdom since forever. […]

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How we changed the elephant riding industry

UPDATE: This blog was originally published on August 11, 2016.  In 2014, we officially put a stop to elephant riding on all Intrepid trips. At the time, it was a bit of an industry-shaking move. Tourist elephant rides were widespread, and there was an unspoken feeling among the travel community – tour operators included – that breaking-in […]

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7 best destinations for solo travellers over 50

For many of us, the way we travel starts to change around the age of 50. We enjoy spending longer in a place, while discovering its history and culture. We put more emphasis on comfort, more emphasis on a temperate climate, good food, decent infrastructure, and a variety of activities where there is little risk of […]

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This is why we no longer ride elephants

This article was originally published in May 2014 and has been updated. Intrepid staff and travellers are a very passionate lot; unafraid to speak up about ethical and social justice issues they may be confronted with during their travels. Human rights issues, poverty, environmental concerns…there are many, but one of the areas that Intrepid folk […]

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The 6 best destinations for solo travel

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 got […]

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6 cities in Italy to visit before everyone else does

When you think of Italy, famous cities like Rome, Venice and Florence definitely come to mind. And while these are home to wonderful landmarks such as the Trevi Fountain, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Statue of David, they are also some of the biggest tourist traps in the country. Of course visiting them should be on […]

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The best (and worst) times to visit the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are easily one of the most incredible island archipelagos in the world. You know that, we know that, and the giant tortoise most certainly knows that. But lesser-known are the best times to visit the Galapagos Islands. Are the Galapagos hot in June? When can I see sea turtles nesting? When can […]

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