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Intrepid Doubles Family-Themed Itineraries

Intrepid Travel is doubling its family-themed tours for 2017 with 48 itineraries tailored to families in two new styles of travel, Comfort and Active Family.

The decision to launch more than 20 tours comes as a result of the increasing demand for multi-generational travel. Intrepid Travel has also experienced significant demand for its teen trips, designed for ages 12 and up, inspiring the launch of teen trekking itineraries in Peru and Nepal, among other destinations.

“Intrepid Travel’s kid-friendly tours shake up the typical family vacation, offering a sense of adventure suited for all generations,” says Leigh Barnes, North America director for Intrepid Travel. “By significantly increasing our Family tours for 2017, we hope to be the go-to operator for family adventure travel.”

Ideal for meeting like-minded families, Intrepid Travel’s family-only adventures offer action-packed experiences steering off the beaten track, away from ball pits and buffets. Transforming travel into a form of education, the tours encourage families to use the world as their textbook by immersing into the destination and culture. With an average group size of 12, travelers can hop aboard local transportation, eat at family-run restaurants and kick back in home-stay accommodations. Family-friendly tours with 2017 departures offer one-of-a-kind experiences including:

  • Act like Mowgli in search for Shere Khan and other Bengal tigers for a true “Jungle Book” experience on the Comfort Northern India Family Holiday.
  • Visit Chiang Mai’s Elephant Nature Park, recognized by World Animal Protection for its protection of elephant welfare, on the Thailand Family Holiday.
  • Punt along the waterways of the Okavango Delta’s vibrant ecosystem by traditional canoe, greeting grunting hippos on the Namibia & Botswana Family Adventure.
  • Take on life as a local Gozitan shepherd for the day, tending to animals, cutting corn, making ‘gbejniet’ cheese and preparing lunch with the host family during the Malta and Gozo Family Holiday.

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A version of this article previously appeared in TravelPress.com

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With 52 peaks boasted by Mount Olympus, many adventure enthusiasts has tried and are still planning to conquer this Greek mountain. 
 
You can choose to scale this National Park’s highest peak, named Mytikas, or you could simply explore its lower peaks and quietly enjoy its abundant flora. Get a good look at this World’s Biosphere Reserve in this video shot by Sebastien Montaz-Rosset as he features runner Kilian Jornet.
 
 

So contact us now to begin your travel plans for your Mt. Olympus adventure!

 

Located in Bonner County is the ski resort of Schweitzer Mountain Resort.

Aside from offering some of the most outstanding views of the mountain ranges of Cabinet and Bitterroot as well as the Lake Pend Oreille, adrenaline junkies will surely enjoy the 1.7-mile Little Blue Ridge Run, the longest continuous groomed run in the resort.

Get a better look at how thrilling it is to ski in Schweitzer Mountain Resort in this video uploaded by Peak Travels. The uploader of the vid further shares,
 

Schweitzer Mountain Resort is located in Northern Idaho just north of Sandpoint. Stand at the top and stare at three mountain ranges, Canada and three states. Enjoy a variety of terrain from smooth corduroy groomers to wide open bowls and gladed runs. Then return to the top at hair-flying speed thanks in part to Stella. Stella, as you will soon discover, is Idaho's only six-person, high-speed lift. If you visit this Idaho resort, you will not be disappointed.
 

So contact us as early as now to begin your travel preparations on your skiing trip to Idaho!

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The Himalayas in Tibet

 

Tibet has always been an enchanting territory of China, and the fact can’t be denied that setting one’s foot on this country gives a person the opportunity to cross the threshold of a completely different world.

Nonetheless, all the beauty that Tibet offers may not be fully enjoyed if you’ve been struck by altitude sickness, which is the human body’s response to the decreased amounts of oxygen due to high altitudes.

So to further make your Tibetan experience more positive and memorable (in a good way that is), you need to know how to avoid altitude sickness when climbing one of Tibet’s summits.

* Travelers who suffer from respiratory problems, such as asthma, and other circulatory diseases like high blood or anemia shouldn’t continue with their trip unless they are back in good health again. The same piece of advice should be followed by climbers who have health problems in the kidney and liver.

* Pack an adequate amount of water, fruits and chocolates to provide you with enough fluid and sufficient energy from their high caloric content.

* A day prior your climb or as you arrive in Tibet, don’t engage on any type of strenuous activities like running or walking. You should also steer clear of too much food, alcohol or nicotine.

* In the event that your body starts feeling really uncomfortable, immediately inform your tourist guide so that he could get you checked up in the nearest hospital as soon as possible.

* Experiencing shortness of breath is common, but if this is not that grave at all, it is suggested not to constantly depend on the oxygen device because doing so would make it too long for you to acclimate your body to the high elevation pressure.

* Lastly, don’t take a bath during your very first night in Tibet to further prevent catching colds.

So don’t forget to keep in mind these pieces of advice so that you could effectively avoid altitude sickness during your visit to Tibet.
 

Start planning a safe trip now!

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St. Joseph's Oratory of Mt. Royal

 

The second largest city in Canada, Montreal, took its name from Mount Royal, which is the triple-decked hill found right in the heart of the city.  

From here, there are other destinations for you to visit and maximize your trip. Read on to learn more on the best places to go when you’re in Montreal.

  • Montreal Harbour Cruise


The best way to explore Montreal is definitely through a harbour cruise, which can be the major highlight of your trip.  It’s recommended to start or end your Montreal stay with a dinner cruise.

  • Old Montreal


Located along the St. Lawrence River is the historical district of Old Montreal.  You could go on guided tours or explore Old Montreal by a caleche.

  • St. Joseph’s Oratory


Canada’s largest basilica, Saint Joseph's Oratory is a pilgrimage for Catholics.  It is a popular destination because of its historical and architectural significance, and its view of Montreal is an added bonus.

  • La Ronde


La Ronde is a major amusement park in Montreal and is one of the well-known Six Flags theme parks.  Must-try rides are the red, blue and yellow Goliath roller coaster.
 

  • Underground City


A major tourist destination, the Underground City in Montreal is a 33 km network of shops, restaurants, shops and pathways that link the metro stations and the city attractions.

  • Bell Centre


Known before as the Molson Centre, the Bell Centre is home of the Montreal Canadians.  It is a modern sports stadium with seating capacity of over 20,000.

  • Parc Olympique - Olympic Stadium


A famous landmark in Montreal is the Olympic Stadium, which, of course, includes the Stadium, the Montreal Tower Observatory, which particular offers the best views of the City, the Biodome and the Insectarium.

So don’t dare miss these travel attractions when visiting Montreal!
 

Get started with your next trip now!

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When visiting Brazil, you’ll find a town named Cipo, where one of the best rock formations fit for rock climbing activities are found.

Located in the state of Bahia, this Brazilian municipality also features some of the most rustic landscapes and distinctive cultures in the nation.

Nonetheless, traveler and videographer Cedar Wright shows how perfect the town of Cipo is when it comes to rock climbing. He shares,

--showcasing the amazing climbing paradise of Cipo, and the twenty third video for the verticalcarnival.blogspot.com live from the field video experiment! This dispatch features Lucas aka "Jah" climbing one of the most beautiful pitches of rock I have ever seen!
 

So start planning your next adventure as soon as possible!

Mission Beach, San Diego

 

Often likened to the beaches found on Coney Island and in Atlantic City, the Mission Beach in Southern California has a different kind of ambiance that will surely quench the thirst for water activities and beach bumming under the heat of the sun.

Read on to learn more about how you could spend your day at this Sand Diego beach.

1. South Mission Beach

Travelers who want to escape from the crowd may find respite at this beach, where a more unhurried way of lifestyle is followed. One activity you could do is to go fishing at the South Mission Beach Park, and another would be to dive into the group of shipwrecks situated half mile from the shore.

2. Belmont Park

Meanwhile, if you love blending with the crowd, meeting new people or simply watching people come and go in different swim wears, then the hustle and bustle at the Belmont Park is just for you. If you wish to have more fun, you could rent a pair of rollerblades and break a sweat on the boardwalk or even check out the Giant Dipper rollercoaster, arcade and bumper cars at the West Mission Bay Drive.

Moreover, it’s the best part to go surfing, kite boarding, boogie boarding and do other popular water activities. If you’re into it, you could even surf on the Wave House’s artificial wave. In the middle or at the end of the day, when you’re all famished from all of your outdoor activities, you could grab a bite or a drink at the numerous cafes and restaurants that dot the area.

Overall, it’s impossible to not have fun at the Mission Beach with all these activities!
 

Start planning your next trip as soon as possible!

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You may think that the only thing that could be done in Africa is to go on a safari, but you’d surely be surprised with the innumerable types of activities that could be done all over this continent.
 
You could opt to traverse the savanna via a colonial-era railway, join a Tuareg caravan into the Sahara, kayak through the Nile River using a pirogue, welcome the culture in pygmy villages or venture into the forest to spot a great selection of wildlife.
 
Witness a similar journey undertaken by Tom Smitheringale in a video uploaded by Dave Brosha, who shares, 
 
 
This 3 month journey begins in the middle of the Nubian Desert on the Sudanese/Egyptian border at the historic World Heritage site of Abu Simbel. From here Tom will kayak the length of the Nile to the Great Pyramids of Cairo visiting all the 'must-see' cultural and historic sites along its riverbanks. The expedition then restarts in Upper Egypt at the historic City of Luxor where Tom will rendezvous with his camels and Bedouin guides before heading into the shifting sand dunes of the Western Desert where traditional lifestyles have remained unchanged for centuries. The team will trek an ancient caravan route through the desert visiting a network of Oasis on their way finishing the 1,300km journey close to the Libyan border at the Eden of the Western Desert, Siwa Oasis.
 

Give in to your thirst for an adventurous trip and start planning your African itinerary today!

 

While Panama puts forward diverse travel attractions, such as archeological ruins, growing urbanization and challenging mountains, to be enjoyed by all types of travelers, only a few of these know about the paradise-like white sand beaches at its San Blas Islands. read more

 

 

From Ko Samuik, Ayutthaya and Hua Hin to Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Phuket, the beautiful country of Thailand truly embodies a perfect getaway to any type of traveler.
 
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Destinations like the Kalahari Desert, Namib Desert, the Etosha National Park and the Fish River Canyon Park are among the many reasons travellers are flocking to Namibia. The ecotourism here is booming, as well as the extreme sports opportunities like sandboarding and 4X4ing. 

Joe Louw creatively compiled great clips from his travel in Namibia, and explains, “—travelling through Namibia searching for great photographic locations. A magical place!”

The Kalahari Desert