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Student exchange isn't just "seeing the world" — there are actual life lessons too.In university, student exchange was a huge deal. Just check any school website and brochure — you'll find a list...
Getting up-close and personal with whale sharks is a bucket list worthy experience for many. But the reality of getting that money shot of whale sharks in Oslob, Philippines may not be quite as picture perfect.
Twelve days in China. Twelve avoidable cockups. Twelve tips for you to travel smarter. We genuinely loved China. The people were warm and friendly, and so was the food and weather. But it was...
Co-written by: Lesha Mansukhani, Kimberly Lai & Karin LewThe TTI Bootcamp is best described as a torture chamber a rite of passage where every new batch of interns...
This is everything I've learnt about Changsha, China, and Mao Zedong — their modern founding father.Photo credit: Pinterest, Hoi LauTravelling to a country without understanding how it...
The culprits behind elephant cruelty might not be who you think it is.We stopped by Chiang Mai, Thailand as we backpacked across Southeast Asia. Trees as tall as cathedrals surrounded me, a warm light shimmered through the thick canopy...
If you haven't heard, applications for the 2020 Travel Intern Programme are now open! But first, you might want to read this ;)Last year, I left my Parent-Approved Corporate Job™ to write for The...
Couchsurfing isn't just about free lodging from a willing community. It's opening your doors to welcome the most interesting travellers, some of whom might even offer you a job! Three Singaporeans share how couchsurfing changed their lives in the...
What's so bánh-tastic and un-phở-gettable about the TTI bootcamp in Vietnam? If you ask mì it's gà-ht to be spending three days in a five-storey airbnb with 13 other crazies. Don't cha wish you were there?It's been three years...
The Travel Intern life is not a straightforward dream like you think it is 🙃After six months of adventure, here’s what went down with one of our writers.Imagine...
The joys of travelling on your own stretch beyond qualitative fluff like self-discovery, "focused experiences" and what have you. Here are nine real, practical benefits of solo travelling, through the lenses of an ENTJ.In the lead up to writing...
The TTI Ambassadors Boot Camp continues for its third run with 17 travellers plunging into Phuket to spend 72 hours together. Besides idyllic island life and insane adventures, of course, unfortunate mishaps had to happen too."Shagggggg." "Crazy." "You won't sleep one,...
While most would endeavour to backpack only in their 20s, Singaporean Merine Chung started her journey at 55 and caught the travel bug for the next four years — and she's not planning to stop.We can all agree that...
A fictional story about two solo Singaporean travellers who meet unexpectedly over a Summer trip in Portugal. For the itinerary, check out our 10-day Portugal Itinerary for less than S$2k. "Wow, it's like I'm stuck in an indie summer film." I...
At 28, Nurul Humairah (also known as Mairah) has gone on 7 solo trips. That might not sound like a huge feat, until you hear that she's in fact, deaf since birth.While some of us might think twice before embarking...
After the inaugural TTI Ambassadors Boot Camp in Penang (2017), this time 17 travellers head to Bali, Indonesia to spend 3 days together. With surprises ranging from pleasant to "shookening", here's a blow-by-blow account of what we got ourselves...
5 months into this internship, our long awaited trip to India had come. At the start, we were told how the idea of TTI began in India and it held a special place in their hearts. People in Singapore often...
You've just returned home from an epic life-changing trip feeling like everything's going to fall into place somehow. But time passes, and it doesn't. Next thing you know, you're stuck in an effective limbo of being neither here nor...
Penang is Malaysia's second largest city. Its capital, Georgetown, is intricately interlaced with a unique blend of new and old cultures, well-preserved heritage, world-class gastronomic delights, and a robust and flourishing art scene.Taking a day to explore Georgetown, I've...
In 2017, The Travel Intern ran our very first TTI Bootcamp in Penang. Intensive training, travelling with other creators (who were strangers before this) and working on crunch time forgoing sleep — sounds intensive? It is. But it's also...