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Exodus Travels Foundation December update


Another year of improving life in hard-to-reach places, thanks to you.

What a tough year it’s been for so many of the communities we serve, yet how inspiring to see their resilience, perseverance and determination to support one another. A key focus of the Exodus Travels Foundation this year has been doing what we can to come alongside these communities while tourism has remained mostly paused, either with emergency supplies, or longer term assistance for recovery across communities and ecosystems. Read on for more…

“Meet me under the Northern Lights” an interview with Emily Kerr

Snowshoeing in Finland

Emily Kerr, writer and journalist at ITV Calendar News, was inspired to write a feel-good romantic comedy novel after returning from our Finnish Wilderness Week adventure. If a winter trip in Finland conjures up images of husky dog driven sleigh rides, cosy wooden cabins, reindeer farms and snow caked forests with the striking aurora borealis floating above, you wouldn’t be far wrong.

Discover Mount Vesuvius and the ghostly ruins of Pompeii

Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii

Travel to southern Italy and many delights await you. On the Sorrento Peninsula, the stunning, sun-soaked Mediterranean scenery of the Amalfi Coast entices visitors searching for romantic breaks away and picturesque walks along its coastline. History-lovers are equally satiated, as the area is rich with fascinating treasures. On our Highlights of the Amalfi Coast trip, we visit the legendary Pompeii and Herculaneum; places frozen in time after the eruption of Vesuvius.

Uncover the fascinating history of Chianti wines in Tuscany



One of the world’s best-known and most loved red wines is Chianti, or more specifically the Chianti Classico Wine. Produced in Tuscany, in the region stretching between Florence and Siena, this wine has a long history and a protected wine-making tradition. On our Chianti Walking & Wine trip, you can experience these traditions first hand and, of course, sample some of its most delicious wine.

Indulge in a year of foodie adventures with our top gastronomic trips

Pasta in Italy

From Finnish kotas to the Winelands of Stellenbosch, our 2022 foodie tours are exactly what all you gastronomes have been waiting for. No doubt you’ll want to make up for lost time, so we’ve put together a few of our favourite gourmet adventures to whet your appetite. So, just imagine, no slaving over a hot stove for at least eight days as you indulge in taste sensations from around the world.

Bucket-list adventures for 2022

Llamas on the Inca Trail

2022 is the year for making up for lost time. Before taking the plunge, it's worth remembering that some trips are best experienced if you're well prepared. The trek to Machu Picchu, a wilderness cycling quest through Namibia, or glacier hiking in Iceland, are all far more enjoyable if you're ready for the adventure ahead. 

Below are some of our most iconic trips-of-a-lifetime, with journeys that ideally prepare you for the experience, making the training as fantastic as the final destination – and handily checking off some extra bucket list adventures as you go.

Uncover the Legends of Jordan with our Local Leaders

The Treasury, Petra, Jordan

From the striking carved Treasury in the Rose Red City of Petra to the other-worldly desert landscapes in the Wadi Rum, it comes as no surprise that Jordan has continued to enchant visitors for centuries. Inhabited by humans since the Palaeolithic period, you’ll find that every traveller has left their mark on this beautiful Middle Eastern gem. With most of their monuments remaining remarkably intact, you can still visit Roman amphitheatres, Crusader castles and cities filled with intricate Christian mosaics on our adventures in Jordan.

Pepper Trail: Bird Detective

Guinean Cock of the Rock

The setting: somewhere in New Mexico. Oil field waste pits have not been properly netted to protect wildlife from their toxic mixture. Migratory birds, mistaking these holding ponds for water, have become trapped and died. The oil companies are in clear violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, but Fish and Wildlife Special Agents need help in building their case. How many birds have been affected? How many species? Are any endangered? Time to call Pepper Trail, bird detective.

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