Hi there, I’m Michele, the ‘guide’ behind The Intrepid Guide. I’m a curious traveller with a passion for languages. The Intrepid Guide is a source of inspiration, practical advice and tips on my two favourites things – travel and language learning.
I live by the motto “The more we travel, the more we learn.”
With my blog, The Intrepid Guide, I share my passion for bringing language and travel together through with my destinations guide, language learning tools, and travel phrase cheat sheets, and more!
I’m a native of Melbourne, Australia but now, everywhere has been my home.
So, why did I start my language and travel blog?
At 26, I decided to start exploring the world so I quit my cubicle job, and in October 2010, I set out on an adventure. Starting with Rome, Italy.
After 3 wonderful years living la dolce vita in Italy exploring its stunning landscapes and improving my Italian, it was time to move on. In 2013, I moved to London and hit the road every chance I get.
The Intrepid Guide is not just a chronicle of my extensive travels and adventures of learning languages, it’s also where I mix inspiration and education. I seek to inspire and teach my followers the importance of enriching their travels through learning languages and culture.
For me, it’s all about connections, culture, and conversations.
I’m not the sort of person who just posts a photo of the Colosseum on Instagram, nope, I want to learn about its roots, it’s history, why it’s called the Colosseum, who built it, why it’s still standing, the list of inquisitive questions is endless.
Euripides said it best:
“Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves.”
The more we travel the more we learn. I share my experiences and love for travel and languages through infographics, resource guides, videos, destination tips, trip advice, and photography.
I’m a geek at heart, so I love learning and imparting that knowledge to others. I know what it’s like to be a struggling monolinguist. I want to spread hope and debunk the myth that learning a language is too difficult.
People always say to me how much they would love to do what I do, travel and speak foreign languages. I’m here to tell you that you can. I’m here to show you how. Travel doesn’t have to be an expensive task nor does taking a long-term trip require you to uproot your existence. Plus, you don’t need to live in another country to learn Italian or any other foreign language!
Just follow me and I’ll show you how!
Got the travel bug? Check out these Destinations and Travel Resources pages for travel advice and travel tips. If you’re planning a trip, then you can’t go past my super popular travel accessories guide for 2017.
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Got a question about travel or language? Ask me anything! I’d love to help.
Safe travels and happy learning!