South America
March 18, 2020

Saturn Always Comes Back

A writer researching the Kolla peoples of Argentina hears the story of their fight for freedom from an elderly nurse and former slave. The first time I met Saturnino Vargas,…
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Travel Writing Tips
March 11, 2020

Staying Small While Going Global

In the next installment of our Travel Writing Tips series, Maria Betteghella, an experienced travel blogger, writes about how globalization has changed the face of travel writing and how to…
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Asia
March 7, 2020

Coronacation – In South Korea During Covid-19

An expat English teacher in Korea experiences an "ordinary" day in one of the countries most affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Ping! Ping! Ping! My phone emits a sequence of…
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Asia
March 3, 2020

The City of Longevity

When a young woman makes a trip to Taichung, her father's hometown in Taiwan, she struggles to find a window into his busy life. “We’re meeting them at the restaurant.…
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The Middle East
February 25, 2020

A Walk in the Park: Hiking the Afghan Pamirs

A lone female traveler hiking through Afghanistan finds more than her fair share of adventure. “Well, fuck,” I muttered to myself as I adjusted my weight on the rock I…
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Europe
February 24, 2020

The Proposal

A chance meeting with a Syrian asylum-seeker on a bus in Wales opens up a new way of looking at life and love, and reveals the contrast between two different…
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North America
February 17, 2020

A Bus Stop in Hawaii

Chance encounters at a bus stop in Oahu, Hawaii show an Australian traveler the true meaning of "the aloha spirit." “Someone’s prepared,” a small voice says to my left. I…
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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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Asia
February 4, 2020

Sober in Southeast Asia

A solo traveler attempts to navigate Southeast Asia's hedonistic backpacking scene without the crutch of alcohol. I stumbled out of my Grab car with my trusty black backpack into the…
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