how to make a clean break

rough guide clean breakHave you always wanted to make a clean break, but didn’t know how? Kayaking around the Scottish isles, snow-shoeing in the Pyrenees, wild swimming in Finland, learning to dance in Rio, walking across the Serengeti… these are just some of the hundreds of Clean Breaks featured in Rough Guide’s exciting new Clean Breaks: 500 New Ways to See the World, by Richard Hammond and Jeremy Smith.

So what makes a Clean Break? Essentially it’s about minimising your environmental impact – on your journey and at your destination – by choosing carefully how you travel and the nature of the places you decide to stay. Clean Breaks are unusual, alternative and incredible experiences that also make a difference to the lives of local people and the planet, so it’s no wonder that Intrepid’s very own Thailand hilltribe trek was one of the few trips operated by travel companies to receive a special recommendation from the authors.

You can visit Rough Guide’s website to find out how easy it is to make a Clean Breaks!

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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Sally Macfarlane / Reply

I did that trek with Intrepid in 1997. Glad to hear it’s still run in a responsible way.

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