Planning A National Parks Trip

After nearly two years of being in lockdown, we could all use a little fresh air and time outdoors. Thankfully, there is no shortage of beautiful national parks to explore in the U.S. during every season.

From glaciers in Montana to sandstone arches in Utah, there are amazing sights to be seen all over the country. With a bit of preparation, a trip to any national park can be affordable and fun for solo travelers and large families alike. Here’s what you need to know about planning and budgeting for a trip to a national park.

Best national parks to

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Backpackers cautious about returning to Australia now the border is open

The Australian government has re-opened the international border to backpackers, but some say the farming industry still has more to do to entice travellers back to its workforce.

Backpackers coming to Australia on a 417 working holiday visa can enter NSW, the ACT and Victoria without quarantining if they meet strict criteria.

That includes proof of vaccination with

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Intrepid Travel Works to Change the Way We See the World

Our Tour Operators That Give Back series meets a company driven by a responsibility not only to travelers but also to the communities they visit and to the world itself.

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Travel offers us an opportunity to take ourselves away from the comforts of home, embrace difference, and open ourselves to new experiences that can change how we see the world. Intrepid Travel dedicates itself to that opportunity by finding ways to build human connections, support local communities, respect the environment, and draw us all a little closer together.

Intrepid itineraries are crafted to include as much

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Rick Steves: Fine dining in France like a spa for your taste buds

A long, drawn-out dinner splurge in France is a wonderful investment of both time and money.

Because I come from a backpacker travel heritage, where a good picnic is the answer to a prayer, it’s taken me decades to recognize the value of a fine meal. Now I can enthusiastically embrace a long, drawn-out dinner splurge as a wonderful investment of both time and money. Nowhere is this truer than in France.

My friend and co-author Steve Smith and I head to a fine restaurant in Amboise, in the midst of France’s château-rich Loire Valley. Some Americans are intimidated when

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15 luxury holidays in South America that don’t require a backpack

Every continent delivers bespoke luxuries. In South America, many are free, including wide-open wild spaces, extraordinary natural attractions such as glaciers, deserts and rainforests, and star-filled night skies.

But Argentinians, Brazilians, Peruvians and the other citizens of each great country throw in extra style and services, pleasures and perks, according to where you happen to be travelling. Estancias, haciendas and fincas are variations on the country estate theme and tend to offer old-world comforts with a laid-back new-world accent.

Luxury in the cities is distinctive. In a carnival town like Rio, there are more leisure than business properties and, ever

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The Best Gifts For Long-Distance Flyers

For the travel pro in your circle, the long-distance flyer, choose a useful and thoughtful gift that fits their busy lifestyle. Whether it’s a great timepiece, the perfect luggage for the overhead compartment on an airplane, or noise-canceling wireless headphones, these presents will let your loved one know that you’re thinking of them while they’re in the air.

Invest in Rugged Luggage Made for the Well-Traveled

Of course, the number one item a long-distance flyer will need is a quality piece of easy-to-clean luggage. Travelpro, leaders in the baggage space, makes

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A new dawn beckons for the beach ruined by overtourism

“There’s a secret beach – on an island that no one can get to,” whispers a Khao San Road backpacker to a baby-faced Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2000 smash hit The Beach. Following a map nailed to the door of his Bangkok guesthouse, Di Caprio’s character, Richard, soon makes his way south to the paradisal isle, its jungly limestone ridges coiled in luminous green water like a sleeping dragon, bends and curves concealing secret lagoons and comet-tail beaches. 

In the film, the beach in question is never named, but it was Maya Bay on the island of Phi Phi Leh,

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New twist in case of Kathleen Riethmuller who went missing during a trip to north Sydney shops

A woman who mysteriously vanished three weeks ago made a booking at a backpacker hostel the morning she disappeared – but never returned to stay the night. 

Kathleen Riethmuller was last seen on security camera footage visiting shops in Sydney’s north on October 28. 

Hours later, the 28-year-old’s belongings including her ID, phone and bank cards were found abandoned in a backpack in a suburban street at Lane Cove.

Her family hasn’t heard from her since and police have launched a nationwide hunt. 

A family friend, who wished to remain anonymous, has revealed new details about her last known movements

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