Australian Open Tennis at Melbourne Park: What to Expect

Australian Open Tennis - Intrepid Escape

I’ve been a big tennis fan since I was young, and going to all four Grand Slams has always been high on my Bucket List. Having already ticked off the Wimbledon Championships, my next opportunity was the Australian Open in Melbourne, the home of Australian sports. After the long break in the tennis season, the…

Christmas Abroad: Part 2 – Disney, Belize, India & More

Christmas Abroad Part 2

Following the popularity of Christmas Abroad: Part 1, another 7 travellers write about their most memorable Christmas Abroad. This year, I’ll be spending Christmas at home, with the family in the South of England, hoping for some snow, walking the dog and stopping by the local pub! Where will you be? Please feel free to tell…

Christmas Abroad: Part 1 – Zambia, Australia, Vietnam & More

Christmas Abroad

For those of us that celebrate Christmas, it is usually a time for family and tradition, and it’s often the element of routine that makes it so special. For me an English Christmas day is spent round a warm log fire surrounded by family, followed by a traditional roast turkey dinner and then a countryside walk with…

Four of the best: Island hopping in Fiji

Fiji Island Hopping

I arrived in Fiji with zero expectations. I had heard hugely conflicting opinions from good friends, it was like Marmite, people either love it or hate it. I decided to book my flight to Fiji between New Zealand and USA, a popular route for backpackers. The main reason I had to come here was the…

Stunning Sunsets and Rock Climbing in Railay, Thailand

Railay Thailand

Its hard to find many ‘hidden gems’ in Thailand these days, and Railay, tucked away on Thailand’s Turquoise Coast, is by no means off the beaten track. When I landed in Bangkok, Railay wasn’t on my itinerary and I hadn’t heard much about it. I found myself rock climbing in Railay by accident, after a…

5 Travel Photography tips for Beginners

If you aren’t practised in the world of travel photography, it can be a whole new ball game. Even if you are a good photographer, it can be a totally different experience to travel whilst documenting your destination well. Below I have provided 5 travel photography tips for beginners that will hopefully help anyone with…

Intrepid Wilderness: Reasons to visit Iceland

Reykjavik Iceland

Tucked away in the corner of the Atlantic, Iceland might be one of Europe’s most spectacular and unique destinations. Uninhabited until the 8th century, the harsh terrain and climate made life tough for the inhabitants. The medieval Icelandic Sagas tell of the lives of the early Icelanders; violent battles, feuding families and heroic deeds –…

A Guide to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand

Tongariro Crossing

When planning my trip to New Zealand, there was one thing that cropped up time and time again, in all the travel guides, all the bits of advice I had scribbled down on random bits of paper; the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. There’s a reason why this is known as the best one-day hike in New…

3 reasons to visit Camden Town when in London

Camdne
[su_youtube url=”http://youtu.be/MlzWCEPxEVk” autoplay=”yes”] Although I spent two years living in London, I still feel I am by no means an expert, yet when people ask me where to go and what to do, there’s one place that pops into my head first; Camden. Camden Town really does represent a new experience around every corner, and along with…

My Guide to the Gili Islands, Indonesia

Gili Islands

One place I’d go back to in a heartbeat in South East Asia, is the Gili Islands. I had a pretty good recommendation from a respected traveller, but it still surprised me how few backpackers were heading there. Most stopping in Bali, but not the Gili’s. Now don’t get me wrong, if you venture outside…

Intrepid Encounters: Scuba Dive Video with Bull Sharks in Fiji

Fiji Shark Diving
[su_youtube_advanced url=”http://youtu.be/e6ya2s6q-QQ”] It was a Sunday morning and I woke in backpackers paradise, there’s no other way to describe Fiji Beachouse, I checked in for three nights and stayed for three weeks. That doesn’t happen often. You don’t lay in bed for long here, it was a gorgeous sunny day, blue skies and a fresh…

Spectacular Sydney Opera House on New Years Eve

Sydney New Year

There isn’t much in life to prepare you for the feeling of seeing one of the most iconic travel landmarks in the world. A place I’ve dreamt about seeing since I was young, that you see in photographs and movies, a place that was an early entry on my Bucket List. The walk over the…

Championship final day at Wimbledon: History & tradition on Centre Court

Wimbledon Centre Court

Watching a Championship final on Centre Court at Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis Club is definitely something to tick off the Bucket List. Tennis doesn’t get much better than this, Wimbledon Centre Court has been graced by the finest tennis players to have ever picked up a racket, and its deep history and tradition make…

Bonneville Flat Out: A Photo Essay

Bonneville Flat Out was a project led by Derek Drinkwater of DW Catering and Bars. We will build our very own four-fendered beast to run at Bonneville Speed Week 2013. Bonneville Land Speed Racing is a unique drag race consisting of roadsters, hot rods, motorcycles, belly tankers, streamliners and trucks all bidding to add their name…

The Red Arrows & Goodwood Festival of Speed: A Photo Essay

Red Arrows Goodwood

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the largest motor sport ‘Garden Party’ in the world. Held on the grounds of Goodwood House everyone who is anyone in motor sport is here, showcasing the latest cars, motorbikes and prototypes. The annual Hillclimb event also host the Red Arrows, pride of the RAF. If you enjoy my…

A Traveller’s Guide to Havana: Cuban Cigars, Mojitos & Endless White Sand

Havana Cuba

Havana, Cuba. A Caribbean paradise home to the world’s finest cigars, the best Mojitos and classic automobiles. At least, that’s what the tourist brochures will have you believe, and there’s no denying that’s part of it. But in truth it’s a unique and edgy place which can only be experienced to be believed. Cuba’s history…

Newquay Surfing and how to treat an evil Weever Fish sting

Newquay has built a reputation as one of England’s finest surfing and beach holiday destinations. Situated on Cornwall’s Atlantic Coast, its equally famous as a Stag and Hen Town, and this is the very reason I was there. It was also a great opportunity to tick off a life-long Bucket List item of learning to…

A Video Blog Post

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Just a cool blog post with Images

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Another post with A Gallery

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