Since 2014, Intrepid Times has been publishing narrative travel writing that communicates a strong sense of place, character and discovery. Many of our stories are informative, but we do not seek to publish guides. Here you will find no lists, nor any maps that will be of practical use.
Instead, the stories here seek to use words to do justice to the experience of travel. They focus on the places visited, the characters encountered, and the inner journey of the wanderer which so often mirrors or filters the external journey.
Contributors to Intrepid Times range from well-known journalists to young writers at the beginning of their careers. What we have in common is an insatiable love of travel, and the ambition to share the stories that have helped shape our understanding of the world and of ourselves.
If you have ever looked out of the window of a speeding train or bus at dawn and felt nothing but calm excitement as you beheld a new and strange land open up before you, then you’re one of us, and it’s a privilege to welcome you to this community.
Meet the Editors
Nathan James Thomas
Founder & Managing Editor
Nathan Thomas founded Intrepid Times in 2014 as a vehicle for sharing stories from the road and as an excuse to meet and interview his favorite writers. His own travel writing has been published in places like Roads and Kingdoms and Outpost Magazine, and his work as a ghostwriter has appeared in Forbes, the Huffington Post, and the Harvard Business Review.
Jennifer Roberts joined the Intrepid Times team in 2019. Her travel pieces have been published online and in print, and she particularly enjoys writing about the connection between travel and mental health. She currently lives in southern Chile and uses her freedom as a freelance writer and editor to travel as often as she can with her partner Felipe.
Meet the Interns
Alejandro is a fiction writer from Cali, Colombia. He writes novels, short stories, poetry, and screenplays. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jacqueline, originally from South Florida, is a third-year student at Yale University studying English Language and Literature. She is a staff reporter for the Weekend Desk at the Yale Daily News and a singer with the world-renowned Yale Schola Cantorum. This summer, she has had the opportunity to both travel and study abroad for the first time, taking on Germany, France, England, Scotland, and Wales.
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