Intrepid Travel: Real Life Experiences

In the hands of the right guide — one who’s from the area and knows it intimately, who derives genuine pleasure from sharing his or her home with others — travel can take on new dimensions. The successful guide grants access to the culture and transforms tourists into guests.

With that in mind, Matador is excited to partner with Intrepid Travel to bring you this series of stories, which look at special places around the world and what it means to explore them with a small group of like-minded travelers, and someone who can show you the way.

Series Articles

Everything you need to know about Mexican food in 60 seconds

This is a rapid fire assault on our senses.

These snippets of Berber life in Morocco are absolutely mesmerizing

An ethereal visual and auditory experience.

9 experiences you can only have in Argentina

Argentina shatters your sense of what’s possible.

12 experiences you can only have in Thailand

13 things you definitely should experience in the “Land of Smiles.”

23 foods worth traveling for

Recent years have seen a rise in food-based tourism.

3 minutes in Morocco that will stimulate your senses

As if we needed another reason to drool over the prospect of visiting.

7 lessons you'll learn in Vietnam

During six months in Saigon, I learned a thing or two.

12 reasons it's better to travel in a group

There is no shame in employing the services of a tour company; in fact it's pretty smart.

8 lessons you can only learn in India

In my heart, I unfurl a large white surrender flag.

What's the formula for a kickass travel guide?

“Can you tell me the soil pH in Parc Edouard André?”

35 travel experiences you can't have in a huge tour group

Small-group travel allows for a tight-knit community to develop.

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