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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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More modest in size compared to the nearby Majorca Island, Menorca and its waters in the Mediterranean can be toured via glass-bottomed cruises that you could generally find at the harbor beside the ferry terminal.

Following the route Martimias de la Cruz is highly recommended, in which you could pay €35 if you wish to dive the North Coast’s protected Marine Reserve as well as the underwater caverns, caves and ship wrecks. Get a glimpse of this slideshow video of ViajarSolo.com to see more of Menorca cruises.
 

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Rainham Marshes, Essex

 

Just on the borders of East London are a haven of various bird species and wetland insects and plants. In the rural of Essex, you’ll not only find Medieval sceneries but also the RSPB nature reserve of Rainham Marshes.

With almost 2,000 bird-watchers visiting this marshland, only the residents of the London Borough of Havering and Thurrock enjoy a free entrance to this Metropolitan Site of Importance for Nature Conservation, which particularly doesn’t only consist of the Rainham Marshes but also of the Aveley and Wennington Marshes.

The Daily Mail UK Travel correspondent Gareth Huw Davies traveled into this part of the UK just to see the various birds that flock to its wetlands (“Perfect for Beak Breaks: The Only Place is Essex for a Spot of Bird-Watching”). In here, he delights himself with local birds like the avocet, “with its elegant upturned beak”.

Below is a short snippet from his travel article:
 

The birds needed no encouragement to flood on to the 1,015-acre site. Left to itself, nature will make a home almost anywhere… Nowadays, compared with the average theme park, this wildlife paradise is a real bargain, with a family ticket costing just £9… There’s a playground and children’s adventure play area and plenty of information in the bird watching shelters to inspire the next David Attenborough.


Get the rest of his article here, and learn more about his birding activity in Essex.
 

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Llangollen Canal, UK

 

 

Wales proves in its cityscape that it is indeed a UK nation, and while you can observed the considerable change of building and scale height in its capital city, Cardiff, most of its real beauty is seen in the countryside.
 
No one can deny the fact that aside from impressive castles, Wales also possesses natural beauties as evidenced by its gorgeous landscapes, beautiful mountains, wonderful beaches and striking national parks.
 
A breathtaking view of the countryside could actually be enjoyed when you take a brilliant cruise along the Llangollen Canal, a traversable canal that crosses the border between Wales and England. Daily Mail UK Travel features this canal along with a narrowboat that lets you see the amazing views of the countryside (“A Holiday at 4mph: Canals, Quiet and Calm on a Narrowboat Break in Wonderful Wales”).
 
Get a sneak preview of the recently published article below:
 
 
There are all sorts of things to master when you get on a narrowboat - how to steer, for a start - and the waterways have their own etiquettes, such as passing on the right and queuing properly for tunnels… When it comes to maneuverability, a narrowboat is more miniature oil tanker than yacht. I swerved and weaved; I whacked bridges; on one occasion I drew applause from a whole coach party of Americans when making an incompetent 18-point turn. While all this is happening, one's everyday concerns simply vanish from the mind. And alongside the slapstick were periods of blissful serenity, of floating at lawnmower pace in the sunshine, of counting the landmarks to the next perfect pub.
 
See the rest of the article, and appreciate the spectacular sceneries in Wales!
 

So start planning your next holiday trip today!

 

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Cider Orchard in Herefordshire, England

 

 

Located in the western part of England and sharing a boundary with Wales, Herefordshire seems to be only famous for its Hereford cattle as well as cider and various fruit production.
 
Nonetheless, what seems to be just like another rural county, in fact, treasures more than a hundred castles, including the mock Tudor Eastnor Castle and the millennium-old Hereford Castle. Aside from these, this ceremonial county also vaunts of breathtakingly beautiful sceneries.
 
Joanna Tweedy of Daily Mail UK travel takes a trip to Herefordshire, which is considered to be one of the most meagerly-populated and rural area in England (“Many Reasons Wye: Bucolic Scenery and Nectarous Cider in Beautiful Border Country”). She takes the Wye Valley Walk just so she could witness the extraordinary view of the River Wye.
 
Below is a brief excerpt of her recent article:
 
 
Making eyes at Wales but geographically on the English side of the Anglo-Welsh border, it is a region that bristles with bucolic drama. Steep limestone gorges give way to gentle pastures; handsome forests that once wooed William the Conqueror transcend into tranquil woodlands. Through it all, and forming the actual Welsh border at one point, runs the River Wye… Punctuated by salmon pools, ramshackle bridges and Iron Age hill forts, this passage of water garlands together the region’s tourist highlights, cutting a swathe through the likes of literati favorite Hay-on-Wye, riverside city Hereford and market town Ross-on-Wye. It has inspired everyone from Wordsworth to Turner.
 
Go over the remainder of her interesting article, and without a doubt, you’d also be captivated by her words about Herefordshire.
 

So start planning your trip to Herefordshire today!

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Previously called the Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square is one of the most visited public areas in the City of Westminster, London.
 
Many travelers never fail to check out Trafalgar Square as it is conveniently located at the center of London, just around the Leicester Square. Aside from this, you’ll also find both the Piccadilly Circus and Chinatown nearby.
 
Watch this very simple video prepared by Peter Cook, in which a time-lapse clip of London’s Trafalgar Square and National Gallery is shown at dusk.
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