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Fall in Love with Travel this Valentine's Day

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It’s the time of year when love is in the air, and here at Exodus, we believe that there is nothing more romantic than travel. The joy of booking a trip and counting down the days to your departure date, the simple pleasure of a perfectly packed suitcase, and the thrill of a fresh stamp in your passport… there just isn’t anything better than knowing you are about to be off on a brand new adventure. Forget your standard flowers, chocolates, and date night, because this Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing five destinations that will have you falling in love with the world.

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!

Uncover Central Asia: How travel can support cultural heritage along the Silk Road

Home to the Stans, Central Asia’s conjures up images of majestic blue-domed cities to nomadic traders travelling along the iconic Old Silk Road. It is here, we follow Alex Keefe, a member of our Customer Services team, as she sets out on her own adventure to discover how we as Exodus travellers can help promote and preserve the unique cultural heritage you can find across the Silk Road. 

A Two-Day Exploration of Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone

Surreal. Eerie. Haunting.

Three words that can be used to describe a visit to Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone.

On our first ever Chernobyl and Kiev Long Weekend exploration trip, Exodus Social Media Marketing Manager, Milly Youngman, takes one step towards the surreal in the Exclusion Zone to experience the history and lingering effects of one of the world’s most devastating nuclear disasters…

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