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The Best International Festivals To Visit in 2020

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Open your mind to something completely different at some of the best festivals in the world for 2020.

Adventure travel is a fantastic way to uncover unique cultures and explore destinations that you have only ever dreamed of. On each trip, our expert guides steer you firmly off the tourist trails to lesser-known places where they’ll share the absorbing stories behind each sight.  

5 Exhilarating Must-Try Activities

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There’s nothing quite like that feeling of sheer exhilaration. The rush you experience when you take the leap zip-lining into unknown jungles. The thrill of fighting against tumbling rapids as you are pushed further down-stream. The awe of flying high above cobalt blue glaciers and epic valleys. It’s these experiences that are bound to leave an indelible imprint on your memory.

5 Quintessentially Spanish things to see and do in Andalucía

Andalucía. The very word conjures up images in our minds of orange blossom lined streets, vibrant flamenco dresses and men donning black sombreros – and these images aren’t a far stretch from reality. You could also say the region of Andalucía is a cultural marinade of Christianity and Islamic influences where fiesta-loving locals, bustling tapas bars and some of the most striking religious architecture in the country reside.

Top 5 Destinations for a Me-Cation

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With self-care all the buzz right now, we have never been more aware of the need to breathe, unplug, and take a time-out from our busy day-to-day lives. While yoga, face masks, and digital detoxes can be a great temporary fix, sometimes what you really need is to step away. Far away. Other-side-of-the-world away. Take a next-level getaway with a me-cation: a vacation just for you, prioritizing your needs and retreating from the stresses of home. Here are our picks for the top five destinations for an idyllic me-cation.

Our parkrun Experts Choose Their Favourite Exodus Adventures

parkrun has not only become a national fitness obsession, with nearly 700 events across the U.K., but it's become a global movement that gets millions of people walking, jogging and running every Saturday morning across 21 countries. It is such a friendly, welcoming event that it attracts people to running from all walks of life. It is also a great place to build your fitness levels for some of our Exodus trips. Here, we follow two avid parkrun members of our team who have done exactly that.

Your Guide to Happiness

You can’t deny there’s an inextricable link between happiness and travelling. Travelling is said to increase mental well-being, but not only in the immediate short term. The elated feeling of travelling can last far longer after you’ve set your feet back on terra firma. Travelling can; boost self-confidence; offer new experiences and lasting memories; give you a much-needed break away from the daily grind and allows you to meet new people and like-minded travellers from all across the world, so you come back feeling refreshed and rejuvenated with a new outlook on life.

Your Guide to a Different Kind of parkrun

Many people initially take up running to get fit and active, but soon they discover there is so much more than simply its health benefits. Running gives a real sense of freedom; an ability to explore amazing places, that are sometimes inaccessible to the masses, just by using your own two feet. Running also introduces you to a fantastic community of like-minded people, who share your experiences and celebrate your achievements. parkrun is a great place to start. The support and friendly atmosphere there builds your running confidence. And once you have that, the options are limitless!

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