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Is there a British Music Festival better than Bestival?

Bestival 2015

It could be because it’s the final festival of the season, it could be the Island mentality you get on the Isle of Wight, or it could just be the crazy 2015 Summer of Love theme. Who knows? But Bestival is one of the greatest festivals I have every been to, certainly on UK soil….

The First Ever World Cup of… Horse Boarding!

Horse Boarding - Intrepid Escape

A-dam Underwear has had some brilliant and innovative marketing ideas over the years, whether it’s with photos or videos to prove they can ‘meet the modern man’s needs with designer boxers‘. They are no stranger to publicity stunts either. But when they did a photo shoot of a man, being pulled on a wakeboard behind…

Prague Weekender: Things to do on a Weekend in Prague

Prague Weekender - Intrepid Escape

Prague is a city that’s been high on my European ‘Weekenders’ list for a while, and by weekender I mean somewhere accessible from the UK on a budget airline, that isn’t too expensive, has a lot going on but is small enough that you can tick a lot off in one carefully planned weekend. Enter…

Millionaire Lifestyle: Private Island Getaway, Song Saa Cambodia

Song Saa Millionaire - Intrepid Escape

It’s not every day you wake up and have to rub your eyes a few extra times, splash your face, even slap yourself round the face, just to make completely sure you’re not dreaming. It’s not every day you wake up in paradise, in a Royal Villa built on stilts over the ocean, overlooking the…

An “Audio-visual Joyride” Boomtown Fair 2015

Boomtown Fair - Intrepid Escape

As I sit in a queue of traffic leaving Boomtown, jaded and blurry eyed, watching the last few zombie-like people staggering around, I can’t help but ask myself… What the hell just happened? I’m not talking about piecing together the night before on a hangover. I’m trying to take in what has been one of…

10 Things You Must Do in Alberta, Canada

Alberta Top 10 Canada - Intrepid Escape

Alberta is a wonderful place, and with lists like these there are always more than 10 to consider. For starters, Jasper and Banff National Parks has some of the most stunning scenery I’ve witnessed, so also take time to read Jasper vs Banff: The Alberta National Park Showdown. That said, these are 10 things I wouldn’t…

Video of the Week: Loving Lanka

Loving Lanka Sebastian Linda
[su_vimeo url=”https://vimeo.com/132038125″ width=”300″ height=”200″ autoplay=”yes”] It’s not often these days that I watch a video in stunned silence, completely absorbed by something totally new and original in the travel video world. But this is how I felt watching Sebastian Linda’s Sri Lanka Video, Loving Lanka. As he describes it, he married his girls, quit his job…

7 Secrets of Catalonia

Secrets of Catalonia - Intrepid Escape

I wasn’t really prepared for beautiful scenery and charming towns and villages when I came to Catalonia. Calling them secrets may be a bit much, but I suspect there are many of us (especially in Britain), that overlook Catalonia as a holiday or travel  destination. 7 secrets of Catalonia is me showing you what’s out…

Jasper vs Banff: The Alberta National Park Showdown!

Jasper vs Banff National Park Alberta Canada

“I paused to look at my watch, I wanted the hands to freeze, so I could stay in this moment for longer. I took a deep breath, the freshest mountain air I’ve tasted, it felt like I was on the top of the world” Do you think I was in Jasper or Banff? You’ll find…

Common People Festival Southampton

Common People Festival Southampton

“There’s no place I’d rather be” The words beautifully sung from the stage behind me by UK chart toppers Clean Bandit. As I happily snapped photos of the crowd from the ‘Press Pit’ I couldn’t help but stop for a moment and agree. The sun set perfectly in the distance on day two of the…

7 Steps to Selfie Success, from a Travel Selfie Pro

Steps to Selfie Success

If you’re one of those people that hates selfies, well I’m not sure how you found yourself here, so if you stumbled across this article by accident STOP RIGHT NOW, and check out 10 Things to do in New Zealand instead. You’re going to see a lot of my face! If you appreciate a good…

Brisbane Floods and Cyclone Yasi in Queensland Australia

Australian Disaster Tour Brisbane Floods

During a round the world trip in 2011, I followed the route most backpackers take in Australia and headed up the East Coast. It’s a well-trodden path and with highlights like Fraser Island, the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach it’s easy to see why. Most of us spend the majority of it in the…

The Best Bits of Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi best bits Malaysia - Intrepid Escape

There are a handful of places you visit when backpacking through South East Asia that truly surprise you. You stumble across them by accident, and they weren’t on your initial itinerary. For me, Langkawi in Malaysia was one of those places. I decided to island hop my way from Thailand to Malaysia due to civil…

Video of the Week: Travel with Style by Casey Neistat

Travel in Style Casey Neistat
[su_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/t9qxT8wI-0I” width=”300″ height=”200″] Casey Neistat is a brilliant film-maker and makes short movies for YouTube and Vimeo. I’ve been constantly inspired by the creativity and often simplicity of the videos, it gives me a sense of ‘anyone can do it’ and love the DIY ‘rough around the edges’ type approach. In this video ‘17…

Tubing in Laos: Then and Now

Tubing Laos - Intrepid Escape

In this article: Before the Ban – tubing in Laos before the government made important safety changes to the bars and put strict rules in place Tubing Now – what you can expect from tubing in Vang Vieng now, from backpackers who have recently visited Laos. My Summary – has Vang Vieng changed for the better,…

Video of the Week: Mountain Biking POV in Chile

Mountain Biking Chile POV
[su_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/mFuSjk7jv_M” width=”300″ height=”200″ autoplay=”yes”] If I post a video on Video of the Week, it’s going to involve travel, adrenaline or both! This one has both, this video by Red Bull is Tomas Slavik, an Urban Downhill Mountain Biker with a GOPRO on his helmet. Watching him speed down the hills of Valparaiso in Chile…

Ice-Climbing the Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand

Franz Josef Miss Barlow

At this point in our trip I’d spent 5 months away from chilly England and it was the first time in a while that I’d seen a proper morning frost on the ground. It was a drastic change from the humidity of Singapore and the warmer climates of the North Island of New Zealand. However…

Video of the Week: 5 of the Best Drone Videos Ever made

5 best done videos ever

I chose to start this series called Video of the Week because quite simply I love video, I waste my life watching videos on YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook, and can easily spend a whole evening or even a weekend doing it! So if I love it, maybe you will. That’s why I started Video of the Week, what…

Winning the ‘Best Job in the World’ featuring Greg Snell

Best Job in the World

Many of you won’t be aware that in 2012 I was shortlisted for one of Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’, to be a ‘Wildlife Caretaker’ in South Australia. In a way it kick-started the process that resulted in the creation of Intrepid Escape, and although I didn’t win the dream job, it showed…

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