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HOW DO YOU TRAVEL? Charlie Riewoldt, Intrepid Travel


As Charlie will attest, the more remote a place is, the better it suits him.

Intrepid Travel's new Key Partnerships Manager, Charlie Riewoldt.

After a year exploring the United States, Charlie Riewoldt has returned to his former stomping ground at Intrepid Travel in the role of Key Partnerships Manager.

Bringing his extensive roster of existing industry relationships, Riewoldt's duties will involve strengthening partnerships and driving sales through local partner advisors.

Charlie has climbed the ranks at Intrepid Travel since beginning as a Sales Consultant in 2016, rising to the ranks of Business Development Manager before he ventured on his year abroad.

Advisors in regional areas can expect to see Charlie walk through their door spruiking the Intrepid Travel way and its ever-expanding selection of tours.

But first. Traveltalk caught up with Charlie to hear a bit about his travels.

 

Do you pack light or take the whole wardrobe?

Pack light! More room for gifts and purchases.

Are you packed well in advance or a last-minute crammer?

Last minute crammer. Usually the night before at 11pm.

What keeps you entertained on a long-haul flight?

Re-watching old sitcoms, like Parks and Rec, The Office and How I Met Your Mother. New action movies too!

Besides your phone, what essential technology do you travel with?

That’s it! I force myself to not bring too much more so I am not distracted from enjoying my time away.

A remote Nepalese village with no car access was Charlie's highlight.

Have you ever lost your bag while travelling? Did you see it again?

Never personally lost my bag but had a friend lose a bag heading to the U.S. He’s about half my size and had to wear my clothes for three days till his bag turned up.

What is your most hilarious or unbelievable travel story?

Rhino trekking safari in Zimbabwe. Being able to stand about two metres away from an eight-month old rhino and its mother is something I will never forget! Of course, I got a selfie with them.

And finally, what is the most amazing place you’ve been in the world?

Bandipur in Nepal is the most amazing place I have ever been in the world. A small mountainside town with no access by car. Waking up for sunrise surrounded by the Himalayas is something I will never forget.


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Written by: Matt Lennon
Published: 20 July 2023

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