What it feels like to travel (in 90 seconds)

Travel is more than just the seeing of sights

What does travel mean to you? We put that question to our friends, Daniel and Mirra at The Perennial Plate, and set them the challenge of showing us what it felt like to experience Intrepid’s grassroots adventures.

Having spent the past year travelling with Intrepid through 12 different countries, they’ve met hundreds of locals, uncovered unique and captivating stories and shot hundreds of hours of extraordinary footage.

So narrowing it all down into a single 90 second clip was no easy task. But we think they’ve totally nailed it. Take a look, and let us know if it inspires you to get out there and travel…

About the author

Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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Loved the short clips, they gave me the idea and the “umph” to start plans for a girls travel club, GTB. Our first trip will begin as a 60th birthday celebration, in June, 2015, and we will plan the next one before we leave the trip we are on. Thank you for passing on that wonderful travel bug!!

Christine Maree / Reply

It stirred such happy memories – of beautiful scenery, wonderful friendly people all over the world, and strange and interesting customs and foods! Intrepid has that “magic touch” and gets it right with all the trips! Thanks!


I haven’t traveled a lot outside of the United States. Watching this clip made me realize that there is more to traveling than just seeing the sights. It’s about the people, food, culture, the land and so much more. I have traveling to other countries on my bucket list.


Goosebumps , where is my backpack? I want it now! Ha ha


This is beautiful. The current of travel, the deeper current, runs through this work. Thanks for sharing it!


This leaves a fresh view in ones sole as to what seeing the world through traveling really means.

Beautiful, evocative images, not sure about the Music though, especially the first line…Einaudi’s DNA would have suited well here methinks’.

For me, far-off places represent geography only, it’s the interactions and conversations that count whilst in transit…

Thank you for sharing.


I spent a year serving in the US Air Force from April 1970 to April 1971 at Nakhan Phanom Thailand and have always wanted to return there to show the area to my wife and myself also. Do you have any kink of trip or could arrange one for us to this area. It is in Northern Thailand along the border with Laos on the Mekong River. Pleases let me know is you can help. This is on our bucket list and should be done in the next year or so. Thank you.


this was beautiful. seeing some of the places i’ve been and loved…it brought happy tears to my eyes.

Barb Laurenson / Reply

Loved it as it captured the essence of travel. Wish I was on my way now


The clip reminded me that its not just seeing the sights, but connecting with the people and experiencing them and their different cultures. This experience changed my world view!


Moving clip, like being on the road again and all those good sensations. Well done


Enjoyed video and music!

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