Two weeks ago we flew Darrell Wade (Intrepid founder) and his wife Anna (from our not-for-profit organization The Intrepid Foundation) into the Nepalese Himalayas. We wanted to see the effect our Earthquake Appeal campaign was having on the ground, check in with some of our Nepal friends and assess trekking conditions on the routes we use. It was an eye opening experience.
There’s a part of Brazil that is mostly void of international tourists. It’s a little harder to get to, it’s more remote than iconic Brazil and English is not widely spoken. But it’s worth the effort because you’ll be blown away by its natural beauty, fascinating history and energetic locals.
In the weeks after an earthquake struck Nepal we spent a lot of time searching the web for images of the disaster. Most shots were depressingly familiar: piles of rubble, collapsed walls, trails washed away. But many more were filled with something else: hope.
Our favourite show that we definitely paid for and obtained legally is back for its fifth season: Game of Thrones (aka The Saga of Peter Dinklage).
Love books, will travel. That’s our motto here at Urban Adventures, as it’s often books that inspire us to go see new places in the first place – or that enable us to relive a destination after we’ve come home. And these seven cities? The mere mention of them has us itching to hit the road (with a book to read in-hand).
The awful news that a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Mt Kinabalu on Friday has affected the entire Intrepid community of staff and travellers.
So Father’s Day is rolling through the USA again, and I got to wondering… Dads are famous for telling the kind of jokes that make you groan with their abundant dorkiness, but does that cringe-worthiness cross countries and oceans? Are all dads a bit lame when it comes to mirth making?
When we started out on our 42 kilometre trek along the Inca Trail, I was full of morbid questions; questions I really should have researched before booking the trip.