Hiking the Great Wall of China: The ultimate 3-day itinerary

Hiking the Great Wall of China - Intrepid Escape

They say you’ll remember the first time you see the Great Wall of China forever. Well they don’t, I just came up with that, but it’s true. Just look at this view below. As we started with the toughest climb of the whole trip the magnificent Great Wall was revealed to us, from behind the…

Adventure Activities in North France

Adventure activities North France - Intrepid Escape

Considering it’s on our doorstep, France and specifically North France is a little undiscovered for some of us Brits. So, when I started talking P&O Ferries about being a part of their #WhatNext campaign, I was excited to explore what the North Coast has to offer. Naturally, I wanted something, or somewhere that offered some…

Camping on the Dorset Jurassic Coast with Go Outdoors

Camping in Dorset Jurassic Coast - Intrepid Escape

I’m lucky enough to live on the beautiful south coast of England, with places like the Jurassic Coast right on my doorstep. The British countryside never ceases to amaze me, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to stunning coastlines and varied landscapes. The Jurassic Coast stretches nearly 100 miles from Exmouth to Swanage…

Driving a 4×4 off Road around Fraser Island

Fraser Island off road 2 - Intrepid Escape

Australia’s East Coast is a well trodden path for most backpackers, and Fraser Island is usually high on everyone’s list, here’s why. Considered the largest sand island in the world, travellers revel in the chance to see an almost untouched world heritage site first hand in a 4×4, taking in the incredible lakes, viewpoints and…

Skiing in Sainte Foy Tarentaise: a hidden gem in the French Alps

Skiing in Sainte Foy

There aren’t too many ski resorts in the French Alps that I haven’t come across before, having either been there myself of heard someone else talk about it. But Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise is one of those, I hadn’t even heard the name mentioned. After some research I realised why, it’s widely referred to as the hidden gem…

Real life Mario Kart on the streets of Tokyo, Japan

Mario Kart Tokyo Japan - Intrepid Escape

Yes! You read that correctly. If you haven’t already seen the videos on social media, you can dress up as Super Mario Kart characters (or super heroes) and drive (legally) around the streets of Tokyo, taking in lots of the sights and getting an adrenaline rush whilst you’re at it! I was in Tokyo recently,…

The Alberta Winter Road Trip: Edmonton to Calgary

Alberta Winter road trip - Intrepid Escape

If you know me, you’ll know I love a road trip. I love the feeling of freedom you get, the open road, a good road trip playlist, you can’t beat it. I’ll always try to travel overland on big trips, often travelling in to one airport and out of another, driving the gap in between,…

Skiing and Snowboarding in Alberta, Canada

Skiing in Alberta Canada - Intrepid Escape

I first came to Alberta a couple of years ago, in summer, when I compared Jasper and Banff in the Alberta National Park showdown. I’ve wanted to come back in winter ever since, after hearing so many amazing stories. I wasn’t disappointed. First things first, Jasper and Banff National Parks are stunning, winter or summer,…

Southampton to Amsterdam with KLM

Southampton Amsterdam KLM - Intrepid Escape

It now couldn’t be easier to get to Amsterdam from Hampshire. Southampton Airport is one of the emerging, up and coming airports on the South Coast, and my local one. I used to live less than 2 miles from it. It’s easy to underestimate the difference it makes to your journey when you fly in…

Tokyo Weekender: Tips for exploring Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Weekender - Tips for Exploring

It was my first time in Japan, so I was a complete Tokyo novice! So I basically wanted this article to help out someone like me, visiting for the first time. It’s by no means a comprehensive guide, so I’ve started off with a few of the general things to do, including Parks & Gardens,…

20 Photos of Wildlife in Costa Rica

Wildlide photos Costa Rica - Intrepid Escape

Costa Rica is easily one of the most wildlife rich places I’ve ever travelled. I’ve never had so many amazing opportunities to take wildlife photos than I did here. I’m not a professional photographer, it’s just a hobby. Not all of these photos are perfect, but I hope you enjoy them. The majority were taken…

Happy Travel: The mind body connection

Happy Travel Samantha Alice - Intrepid Escape

We all want to be fit to travel for as long as possible right? To rock that beach bod, and also to feel physically fit & to be thinking fit, these are the big players in the longevity of your travel-span. The connection between physical & mental health is a bond like no other. What…

Helsinki Weekender: Things to do in Helsinki, Finland

Things to do in Helsinki - Intrepid Escape

I recently spent some time in Helskinki to celebrate Finland’s 100th birthday! The capital of Finland has a lot to offer, so whether you’re visiting for a weekend, or on a stopover from the airport. Take my list, save it in your phone, and do as many of the following as physically possible during your…

Swimming with Turtles in Barbados

Swimming with Turtles Barbados - Intrepid Escape

Recently I was invited to the island of Barbados, to celebrate their 50 years of independence. I haven’t been since I was 17; let’s just say that’s a while ago and leave it at that! The purpose of the visit was to experience Barbados, write about it, and show you just what it has to…

Running in Kungsholmen, Stockholm

Run of the month Stockholm

Whenever I find myself in a new place, where possible I will always try to run and explore it. There’s no better way to get your bearings, and get a feel for a city or place you’re in. I was in Stockholm for TBEX, a conference for Travel Bloggers, and stayed in a hostel near…

Watching Baby Sea Turtles in Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Baby Sea Turtles Tortuguero

I was ridiculously excited about my first trip to Costa Rica, it’s a destination that’s been high on my hit list for a long time, and watching Sea Turtles hatch and make their way to the ocean is on my bucket list! So as soon as I got the itinerary, like a kid I made…

Pilanesburg National Park & Game Reserve, South Africa

Pilanesburg National Park

Recently I visited South Africa for the first time; this amazing trip was centred around Johannesburg. It was a jam packed itinerary, which saw me discover Soweto, take a tour of the city, Bungee from the Orlando Towers, and then spend a couple of unforgettable days in Pilanesburg National Park. Pilanesburg National Park and Game…

Horse Riding & Wine Tasting in Temecula, California

Horse Riding Wine Tasting Temecula

I found myself in Los Angeles ready to travel the Big Sur to San Francisco. With a couple of days to spare I got in touch with my friend and fellow Best Job in the World finalist Chanel, who invited me down to Temecula. But not just to visit, to go Horse Riding and Wine…

Road trip to the European Bike Week, Faaker See

European Bike Week Jeep

When I was first made aware of Jeep’s ‘Off The Map’ campaign, I couldn’t think of anything more inline with Intrepid Escape. Spontaneous adventure, breaking away from the norm, escaping routine. So I couldn’t have been more thrilled to be invited to join them on a road trip from Venice Italy, to Faaker See in…

The Orlando Towers Bungee, Johannesburg

Orlando Towers Bungee - Intrepid Escape

I wasn’t scared at first. Not during the build up, the shaky lift up the tower, or whilst waiting for my turn at the top. And then as I shuffled towards the edge, GoPro in one hand and Snapchat on the other. I was terrified. I had to override every part of my brain that…

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