Travelling in Australia’s Red Centre you’ll quickly discover why this region is unique. Within 24 hours that famous massive monolith and the Indigenous people who have been the local custodians for around 40,000 years left a lasting impression on Intrepid’s Chimene Barrett…
“Travelling down the highway we spot a massive rock formation, orange and dominating. We’re sure it must be Uluru, but our local leader lets us know it’s Mt Connor. A beautiful sight in itself, but you can see where it gets the nickname Fooluru. My first day out of Alice Springs and my shoes are already covered in red dust. I am so excited to finally get to walk around the base of Uluru!
Warm and inviting, the wonderful islands of Zanzibar are floating in the Indian Ocean, just off the coast of Tanzania. With a colourful history and incredible underwater world, Sally MacFarlane discovered that adding a Short Break in this sensational archipelago was a perfect way to spice up her African adventures…
“One of my sweetest travelling moments ever was jumping off a wooden boat into the crystal clear waters off the coast off Zanzibar. Not only did it feel fantastic after a hot and dusty (but awesome) 6-week overland safari with Intrepid through southern and eastern Africa, but it felt like taking a peek into an incredibly special world.
Sometimes we have the luxury of planning months in advance and being away for weeks, but then there are times when we suddenly have a few days off work and don’t want to waste them. Dr Peter Bryar found himself in the latter situation, and it wasn’t long before he was headed to Cambodia…
“Last year I had a week to spare and didn’t know what to do. I visited Intrepid Travel in Melbourne and within a half hour was booked to travel to Siem Reap (and the incredible Angkor Wat) through a 3-day Short Break Adventure. My head was spinning the whole time because there was so much to see and experience.
Commemorated every year on 5 June, World Environment Day is one of the main ways the United Nations “stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.” It’s also a day to remind us to take stock of our own behaviour, and that includes what we do when we’re travelling.
Whether we’re swimming in it, paddling on it, or drinking it – luxuriating in refreshing water can bring us infinite pleasure while we’re on holidays. But of course we don’t want it to be at the cost of the local residents. Nearly 3 billion people or half the world live in water-scarce conditions and people are travelling more than ever, so how can we be water wise when we’re away from home?