“Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves.” – Euripides
Hi there, I’m Michele, the “guide” behind The Intrepid Guide. I’m a curious traveller and a language wanderluster. The Intrepid Guide is a source of inspiration, practical advice and tips on my two favourites things – travel and language learning.
I’m a native of Melbourne, Australia but now, everywhere has been my home.
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 language misadventures, it’s where I mix inspiration and education. I talk about the world we live in and the languages we speak.
To me, travelling isn’t about posting a photo of the Colosseum on Instagram, it’s about learning about its roots. Euripides said it best:
“Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves.”
The more we travel the more we learn. I share my travel learnings and experiences through infographics, resource guides, destination tips, trip advice, and photography.
I’m just as passionate about languages, providing language learning tools, guides, and tips. I know what it’s like to be a struggling monolinguist. I want to spread some hope.
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 foreign language!
Just follow me and I’ll show you how!
Or maybe, you want to work with me?
Safe travels and happy learning!