Wildebeest, Masai Mara

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Summit for the weekend

Summit for the weekend

How long does it take to climb a mountain? Well, thanks to our action packed short-break summit itineraries, you can conquer some of the world’s most renowned and breathtaking peaks in a long weekend! We can’t guarantee you’ll be ready to go back to work at the end of it, but we can guarantee that all you need to summit is the gear, the drive and 72 hours.

Your Words Not Ours: A Tailormade Self Drive Family Trip to Namibia

A self-drive tailor made family trip to Namibia

Home to some of the highest sand dunes in the world, the most eminent image of the Namib desert is sloping orange ridges set against a turquoise sky. Last December, Exodus traveller and fine art portrait photographer Syarifah McDonough went on an Exodus self-drive tailormade trip to Namibia. She explored this sensational landscape with her two children, and they loved it! From crossing the Tropic of Capricorn to getting up close and personal with a leopard, we asked her what made this trip so special for her family. 

parkrun Tourism Around the World

Take your parkrunning to the next level: become the ultimate parkrun tourist!


Plenty of parkrunners are already part of the parkrun tourism movement, trying out different parkruns around the UK, but we want to make it easy for you to experience them abroad too.


From the humble beginnings in west London, parkun has now expanded to offer weekly 5kms all over the globe. Since we joined up with parkrun last summer, you’ve been asking us if you can combine a parkrun with one of our holidays… and the answer is a resounding yes!

5 Great Hikes in Italy You May Not Know

Dolomites, Italy

Who could fail to be charmed by Italy, the renaissance nation that seems to be able to please all travellers? Regardless of what we’re looking for - whether it’s world-famous art, sumptuous local cuisine or show-stopping outdoor playgrounds - Italy seems to have something to tempt us all.

But it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. With so many exciting adventures on offer, Italy still keeps some secrets. Here are some of the undeservedly overlooked hidden gems of Italian hiking...

Big Cats

Jaguar in the Pantanal, Brazil (Image by Paul Goldstein)

We caught up with our very own wildlife expert Paul Goldstein to get his thoughts on the BBC's latest natural history offering... Big Cats.

"Big budget, big results, big cats… and some quite small ones too!

Trending Now: Winter Olympics

Winter Olympic Medals

Inspired by the incredible feats of the Olympians? There's still time to fit in an Olympic-inspired escape before summer…

It’s hard not to get caught up in the spellbinding joy of the Olympics. From the incredible physical feats of the highly trained athletes, the nail-biting tension in the crowds, to the pure beauty of the snowy surroundings, it’s enough to melt the iciest heart.

A Not So Dirty Dozen: Photographic Highlights of Spitsbergen

Exodus’ famous Polar charters are deservedly popular. These photography-focussed spectaculars sail the seas just once or twice a year, accompanied by perhaps the most dedicated Polar experts on the water, a vessel filled to the brim with expert zoologists, accomplished sailors and award-winning photographers ready to share their knowledge and specialism with every passenger on board. 

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