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One Night In... A Mekong Delta Homestay

Mekong Delta Homestay

A refreshing breeze flitters through thick leafy foliage where a soupy river supports a vast array of plant life. Somewhat of an agricultural miracle, The Mekong Delta is the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, producing more than a third of the country’s annual food crop. Here you’ll find dense mangroves aplenty, and elongated boats weaving though floating markets, stacked high with prickly durians. Of course, the best way to get around is by boat. This swirling waterway nourishes the land, sustains a rich ecosystem and provides locals with ample fresh fish.

Introducing parkrun Sicily: An interview with Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE

parkrun Sicily

In October 2004, Bushy Park, West London, Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE started a phenomenon which would bring communities together and help improve the health and wellbeing of people around the world.  

At the time, there were just 13 runners who joined Paul in running 5km around the park. 14 years later and the parkrun family has expanded. There are now approximately 250,000 weekly parkrunners taking part in 1,300 runs across 19 different countries.

Exodus Announces Largest Collection of Female Only Departures this International Women’s Day

Discover Costa Rica

At Exodus, diversity is at the heart of everything we do, and we’re deeply passionate about empowering women through travel. An essential part of this ethos is about supporting women globally through the power of tourism, whether that be female farmers in Tanzania or local women in our Himalayan Eco Cafes.

Our Top 5 Wildlife Adventures

Elephants in Botswana

Your first glimpse of an animal in the wild is always an unforgettable moment. Whether you’re fortunate enough to witness a regal Bengal tiger lapping at the edge of a rippling river, or catch a sluggish sloth crawling through the waxen green canopy… these increasingly rare and profound moments highlight the need to prioritise wildlife protection on a global scale.

History's Boldest Female Travellers

In honour of International Women's Day, we're celebrating some of history's boldest female travellers. Within the dusty tomes of the past lie the stories of some incredible women: female explorers, trekkers and pioneers who have changed the way we see our planet. They have navigated wide oceans, made tracks through barren deserts, broken records and smashed preconceptions. Even when the odds were stacked against them, these tenacious ladies made history. And they were pretty feisty while they did it, too.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Spitsbergen

Polar bears on ice

For those who desire to capture swirling ice formations and Polar fauna, a chartered photographic expedition in the remarkable Arctic archipelago is something special. Renowned for its show-stopping scenery, with groaning glaciers and twinkling icebergs jutting out of biting sapphire seas, Spitsbergen’s sheer sublimity is to be swooned over.

If you still need convincing, we’ve selected our top reasons to visit to the magical land of ice and tundra in 2018...

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

From enormous ornate dragons soaring above city streets, to twinkling amber lanterns drifting through the inky night sky, Chinese New Year is one of the most recognisable celebrations on the planet. Red is the colour of the season, symbolising happiness, wealth and prosperity. Luxurious crimson banners adorn houses and beautiful red cash filled envelopes are handed to relatives. The lunisolar New Year is the longest festival in the Chinese calendar and 2018 marks the Year of the Dog.

Types of Holidays to parkrun On

Types of Holiday to parkrun On

One of the most exciting aspects of parkrun tourism is the chance to see a new place – the variety of courses is part of the appeal. Is it hillier than most and therefore a challenge? Is it cross-country or tarmac? And of course, is there a café nearby…

If you’re looking to take your parkrun scenery to the next level, we have the solution: go global! You can join the parkrun family all over the world, and what’s more, it’s easy to combine with an Exodus adventure. So it’s the community spirit you love, but in a far-flung destination. 

Better pack your running trainers.

Your Words Not Ours: My Exodus Adventure, 20 Years On

Your Words Not Ours: 20 Years On

As she sat on the plane to Delhi, little did Vivienne Lafferty realise that the people listed on her Exodus documents would become lifelong friends, including her wonderful trek leader, Valerie.

Over twenty years ago, Vivienne signed up for an expedition to climb Stok Kangri, here she tells us just how important that first ever Exodus trip was to her.

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