Travelling and being a new parent are both very different things, but they’re also both big and bold adventures. And when you think about it, there are a surprising number of similarities between parents and travellers.
The Hawaiian language is actually pretty cool. It was only written down in the early 19th century when missionaries tried to capture the native dialect on paper. And until the USA annexed Hawaii in 1899, Hawaiian thrived in schools, newspapers and novels.
It’s the age-old question: if you were stranded on a deserted island, what would you take with you? There are an infinite number of answers to this, ranging from the practical (A book called ‘How to build a raft’) to the short-sighted (My PS4, bro!).
At Intrepid, we’re always on the lookout for travellers who are sharing their experiences and stories in interesting and creative ways – whether it’s travel writers, photographers or filmmakers – the people who are capturing a unique perspective of the world and showing what it really means to be ‘intrepid’.
The year was 1997. A small wizard named Harry Potter cast a spell over our hearts. Rose let Jack go in Titanic (despite promising not to. There was plenty of room on that door, don’t get me started). And travellers the world over dreamed of a future where they could share photos of their own face with millions and millions of strangers. It was a simpler time.
She has tiny hands.
Hands like small birds that flutter around the kitchen, gathering herbs, picking spices, covering her mouth to laugh. With those hands she leaves a trace of thanaka on my brow and grinds turmeric to a fine dust. Her name is Thein and she is the best cook in Burma.
Sure, you can turn up at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro with nothing but a song in your heart and a pocket full of dreams. But you’re going to be in for a bit of a shock.
Trekking may just seem like walking for a long time up and down hills (and to a certain extent, it is), but there’s usually a lot of preparation required to do it successfully.
It doesn’t make much sense. You head into the Great Outdoors to get away from people and soak up a little quiet time, but then you follow the crowds of holiday makers to the same old destinations. Nothing against Yosemite, Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon (we’re big fans, honest), but if you want your nature with a slice of solitude, maybe it’s time to try something a little different.