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Leaders at Home: Italian traditions with Vania De Paoli

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Home to some of the world’s greatest works of art like the intricate Sistine Chapel frescos and renowned culinary delights such as velvety cannoli, Italy is also a country steeped in century-old traditions that most Italian families continue to celebrate and cherish to this day. Vania De Paoli, one of our local guides and winner of the Exodus Travels Leader of the Year Awards in 2019, couldn’t agree more – a huge part of her cultural identity is all about embracing her country’s traditions.

Travel across the United Kingdom: Adventure on your doorstep

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We’re proud to live in a nation steeped in layers of tradition and fascinating history. One of the best ways to fully appreciate the unique cultures, charms and distinct local flavours each part of the United Kingdom has to offer is on foot and by bike. Our Exodus self-guided Walking Holidays and Cycling Holidays are well-waymarked and specifically designed for those looking to travel to the beat of their own drum in their own backyard.

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.

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