When Queenie Shaikh took a short road trip along the Dalmatian Coast, she was struck by its resemblance to the landscapes of her childhood, in a country thousands of miles away: Pakistan.

Queenie Shaikh was one of four mentees who participated in Intrepid’s first Diversifying Travel Media press trip in September 2023 alongside three fellow mentees/aspiring travel journalists and four mentors/established travel writers and editors.