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Our favourite travel shows we’re watching during lockdown

Race across the world, BBC iPlayer

While we love the thrill of getting lost in a truly gripping travel book, we also can’t deny the immense satisfaction of binge-watching an inspiring travel series that gets us excited for when the world reopens again. TV travelogues have a huge role to play right now in these unprecedented times, as they help give us that much needed escapism to idly fantasise about all the destinations we’re wanting to travel to when lockdown is over.

Your Guide To…Taking The Train To An Exodus Trip

Since the first commercial airline flight in 1919, passengers have been extremely lucky to enjoy air travel as a quick and easy means to discovering the many wonders of our planet. However, 100 years on, we are now increasingly aware of the impact this has had on the environment.

We think that a great way to enjoy travel whilst also helping to protect the planet we love is to travel by train. So last month, the Exodus Team caught up with regular train-traveller and long-term Exodus client, Barbara Wilcox, to gain some of her wisdom on train travel to our European destinations.

The Lodge That Saved A Rainforest

The lodge that saved a rainforest

Located in the south of Costa Rica, nestled in the remote Piedras Blancas National Park, lies the Esquinas Rainforest Lodge. What makes this lodge and its surrounding 14,000 hectares of primary jungle so important, is that its lush mountains, dense evergreen forests and watersheds situated in the Esquinas and Piedras Blancas rivers, provide the perfect eco-climate for a number of rare tropical trees and endangered species to flourish.

Our favourite travel books

Travel literature, whether it’s the fascinating memoirs of a life-changing trip into the mysterious Himalayan mountains; fiction that makes the awe inspiring landscapes of Namibia its major character or nonfiction accounts that encourages its readers to consider a familiar destination in a whole new light – all of these emotive writing techniques fall under the umbrella of travel books – and as you can imagine, personal preferences for reading these tales are just as varied.

How we bring travel into our homes

During these unprecedented times, it’s more important than ever before that we stay in our homes and practice social distancing. It may feel at times like you’re disconnected from the world, but true acts of solidarity and cultural expression across the globe, just goes to show that we are a global community of people who will always persevere and join together.

Unbelievable, is not it

Last year, on 12th July 2019, as snow flurries swept over the mighty Taglang La Pass at a breath-taking 5,328m, a group of veteran Exodus globetrotters swapped their buffs for bow ties and their season jackets for ball gowns as they heard the world’s highest-altitude piano recital ricochet through the valleys and peaks of the Indian Himalaya.

COVID-19 and Travel: What You Need to Know

You will have no doubt read the headlines and seen the news broadcasts, and you may be confused right now with the amount of information (and misinformation) regarding coronavirus – or COVID-19.

If you have travel plans on the horizon, you well may be thinking about what the imminent future will look like. We’ve pulled together some FAQs and advice, to help you feel safer and more confident about how travel will look for you in the next few months, and if you are travelling, how to do so as safely as possible.

Switch off in these remote destinations

Living in a digitally saturated and constantly moving world, it may feel like there is nowhere left to truly get away from it all for an off-the-grid adventure. However, if you look deeper, you can still find those off-the-beaten-path destinations that have kept their mysterious allure. So, if you feel like getting away from the hustle and bustle and reconnecting with nature, we’ve rounded up seven destinations, that are spectacularly remote, guaranteed to intrigue and leave you feeling refreshed.

Camping with a Bedouin family

Jordan has long charmed travellers with the stunning ancient city of Petra, but its impressive deep red desert landscapes have also created life-long memories for many. Venture to UNESCO-listed Wadi Rum for an unforgettable adventure, characterised by the warm hospitality of the Bedouin who have made this vast red desert their home for hundreds of years. Exodus invites travellers to explore this fabulous scenery and get a glimpse of the traditional Bedouin life through the eyes of a local family.

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