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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.

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…

Your Guide to... the Annapurna Circuit

The Annapurna Circuit has always been renowned as one of the world’s best classic treks and is on any Himalayan advocates ‘must do’ list. Why, you ask?...

...this route starts in the tropical lowlands and ascends into the mighty Himalaya as you cross the Thorong La Pass at 5,416m. As the elevation changes so too does the scenery, hence the Annapurna Circuit is famed for offering unusually diverse scenery and culture, plus because it’s circular - every day is different!

Your Guide to Wildlife Adventures

There are few experiences as enriching as seeing animals in the wild. One glance and you'll be hooked. Imagine the thrill of watching Polar bears in their natural habitats or hearing the thundering hooves of zebras in the Great Migration. For 2020, we have collected the best wildlife adventures that bring you one step closer to some of the world's most unforgettable encounters.

 

Your Guide to Cycling Adventures

See the world on two wheels. One of the best ways to explore a country and experience some of the lesser-known sights off the beaten track, is by bike. Enjoy challenging uphill cycles, or pedal effortlessly through country lanes and stop to soak in the scenery, its up to you. No matter how you choose to cycle, this guide highlights some of the best routes on our cycling adventures as well as the most immersive cultural experiences you can enjoy along the way in 2020. Let's see how many you can tick off your list!

Your Guide to Walking and Trekking Adventures

Uncover a wealth of hidden gems as you embark on walking and trekking adventures that take you firmly off the beaten track. Our local guides will lead you away from the usual tourist trails, imparting their knowledge along the way so that you’ll gain a deeper insight into the culture and history behind the places you visit. Take a look at where the best walking and trekking trails are to make the most out of your 2020 adventures.

Your Guide to Dinner Party Stories: Tables around the world

Our expert guides take you one step closer to unbridled travel experiences. From their unrivalled local knowledge to their passion for telling stories behind the sites, we don’t shy away from showing you the best regional delicacies either. Truly embracing the idiom, “home is wherever you hang your hat”, our guides also believe that, “home is wherever you have your dinner”.

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