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Jennifer Roberts

July 19, 2020

A New Devil

An unusual New Year's celebration in northern Thailand offers a traveler a chance to reflect on the "devils" that haunt us, no matter where we go. “Habits of mind and…
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Travel Writing Tips
February 11, 2020

Get Away from Yourself

As part of our series on travel writing tips, Intrepid Times contributing editor Jennifer Roberts takes on the first person pronoun. "There are a couple of other hotels around here…
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November 20, 2019

The Mountain of Fire

During a midnight trek up a volcano in Java, Indonesia, our writer realizes that her so-called "guides" are not exactly who they claim to be. The night sky passed overhead…
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South America
July 26, 2019

Meeting Pachamama on the Salkantay Trail

On an out-of-the-way hiking trail in the Andes, an American traveler gets a helping hand from the local deity. “First, we give to Pachamama,” Chachi said, opening his bottle of…
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