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COVID-19 and Travel: What You Need to Know

Chances are, you’ve read the headlines and seen the news broadcasts, and you might be overwhelmed right now with the amount of information (and misinformation) regarding coronavirus – or COVID-19.

If you have travel plans on the horizon, you may be concerned about what the imminent future will look like. We’ve pulled together some FAQs and advice, to help you feel safer and more confident about how travel will look for you in the next few months, and if you are travelling, how to do so as safely as possible.

Switch off in these remote destinations

Living in a digitally saturated and constantly moving world, it may feel like there is nowhere left to truly get away from it all for an off-the-grid adventure. However, if you look deeper, you can still find those off-the-beaten-path destinations that have kept their mysterious allure. So, if you feel like getting away from the hustle and bustle and reconnecting with nature, we’ve rounded up seven destinations, that are spectacularly remote, guaranteed to intrigue and leave you feeling refreshed.

Camping with a Bedouin family

Jordan has long charmed travellers with the stunning ancient city of Petra, but its impressive deep red desert landscapes have also created life-long memories for many. Venture to UNESCO-listed Wadi Rum for an unforgettable adventure, characterised by the warm hospitality of the Bedouin who have made this vast red desert their home for hundreds of years. Exodus invites travellers to explore this fabulous scenery and get a glimpse of the traditional Bedouin life through the eyes of a local family.

Exodus Photo Master Competition 2019: Our year in photos

When it comes to capturing breath-taking scenery and awe-inspiring wildlife encounters on camera, our worldwide Exodus travellers don’t disappoint. Every month, we choose one lucky winner whose photography shows a keen eye for detail, bold composition and imagination to be featured across our website and social media channels. And we’re only too keen to share our 2019 Photo Master Competition winners to ignite your spirit of adventure and passion for travel photography in 2020. So, why not take a seat, kick back and view our year of 2019 in photos.

Unveiling the Mountain Lioness Scholarship

In Tanzania, the Swahili word for porter is Ngumu” which literally translates to the word “tough”. And this is exactly how we would describe the sheer resilience, determination and strength shown by our female porters as they make the exhilarating ascent up Africa’s highest mountain – Mt. Kilimanjaro. It’s these remarkable women who are effectively changing the face of Kilimanjaro porterage.

Your guide to viewing whales and dolphins responsibly

Witnessing whales and dolphins in the wild is a truly unmissable experience that makes the ultimate wildlife adventure. We highly recommend you take the opportunity to share the same space with some of the biggest creatures you can find in the ocean. It is important, however, to respect the fact that these animals are wild, and we encourage you to view them responsibly. We have come up with a few tips that will ensure you have a special and memorable experience when viewing these beautiful marine mammals in their natural habitat.

The Maasai Warrioress

“My culture means everything to me, but there’s one thing in my culture that I need to change”, explains Sarah Tenoi, member of the Loita community and co Project Manager of SAFE Maa, (the all Maasai team of Kenyan-based NGO S.A.F.E., working in the Loita Hills). Sarah was only 13 when she passed through the cut.

Exploring the Wonders of the Galapagos Islands

A turtle and other marine life under the sea in the Galapagos

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A first-class boat ride around the extraordinary archipelago of the Galapagos, soaking in the sunshine, viewing the incredible wildlife that left such a lasting impact on Darwin, and snorkeling with iridescent fish and playful sea lions? Sounds idyllic to us! Exodus’ Julie Ruston recently returned from this unbelievable tour, keep reading to hear about her highlights, tips, and must-dos for this awe-inspiring destination.

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