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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Africa
January 28, 2020

Traversing the Transkei

During a trip to South Africa, a woman has her eyes opened by a group of volunteers who spend their days restoring sight to the blind. "Are you Ilse?" asks…
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Travel Writing Tips
January 25, 2020

The Art of Sharing

In the third article in our travel writing tips series, avid traveler and blogger Lisa Watson offers advice on making connections, taking notes, and seeking out local interactions whenever possible.…
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Europe
January 21, 2020

Everything is Going to be Okay…

A lifeguard works on the shores of Greece during the refugee crisis in 2016. ‘Get on your wetsuit, re,’ Svestis says back to me from the driver’s seat. About fifty…
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India
January 18, 2020

Assault on the Senses

A writer attempts to describe the intensity of India while avoiding the ultimate cliché. When the journalist Christopher Hitchens went to Prague during the final years of communism, he made…
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Europe
January 13, 2020

It’s Always Dark Here

In a land without daylight, a traveler's phrasebook provides uncanny insight into local life. Sitting in a restaurant in Arctic Lapland at 1 p.m. at night, I wait for the…
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Travel Writing Tips
January 9, 2020

Time Flees, Hours Fly

A travel writer with decades of experience explains how the right news stories can lead you to your next great travel piece. I grew up glued to our little black…
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Europe
January 6, 2020

My Azorean Ancestry

With nothing but an old black and white photograph to go on, a writer searches for his ancestors on an island in the Azores. "O destino enviou você para sua…
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North America
December 29, 2019

Searching for Sacajawea

When a writer visits the tomb of the legendary Native American linguist, guide, mother and adventurer, she is intrigued by the unexpected objects left as offerings to her. The Wind…
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