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 been featured in Forbes, the Huffington Post, and the Harvard Business Review. A New Zealander by birth and fashion sense, Nathan is currently “based” in Budapest, Hungary.
Jennifer Roberts is a U.S. native whose adventures have stretched across four continents, from the valley of Chiang Mai to the heights of Machu Picchu. After developing a taste for travel on a high school trip to Italy, she left her small hometown in Illinois after university for a year of adventure in Thailand. She now lives in southern Chile with her partner and works as a freelance writer and editor, part-time university professor, and full-time travel enthusiast.
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