Wildebeest, Masai Mara

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Tips for Travelling with 5-8 year olds

Tips for Travelling with Children

Travel is an eye-opening experience at any age, but nothing quite matches the sense of joy and wonder on a child’s face when they experience something for the first time. It’s a magical moment for both you and your child to share – and you don’t want to be distracted by any boring practicalities when it happens!

Travelling with children can be tricky though. There's a few extra factors to consider, but with our handing hints and tips for travelling with kids you'll be all set for an incredible adventure together.

Exodus' Porter Project Featured on Lonely Planet

Exodus Porters at Machu Picchu

For many, seeing the archaeological phenomenon that is Machu Picchu is a lifelong aspiration. Accompanied by dedicated guides and porters, thousands of travelers make the journey up the Inca Trail. As the trekkers set out on the final leg towards the Sun Gate for their first glimpse upon ‘that’ iconic scene, their porters have already begun their descent to Aguas Calientes where they’ll prepare for the next trip.

Christmas Recipes: Swedish Glogg

Nordic Glogg

Food has always been an excuse for friends, old and new, to gather together. Never is this more so than at Christmas. One of the great joys of travelling is being able to try a traditional recipe from the region – and at Christmas, we pull out all the stops to impress with seasonal favourites. It’s a celebration of regional idiosyncrasies and specialities and a part of what makes us who we are.

Catching up with Our Trip for Life Winner

Trip for Life Winner Wendy

“It’s the best contest you can win - it’s not money, it’s a magic experience that you get to take every year!” 

Imagine being able to go on one trip a year… for life! For Wendy, the lucky winner of last year’s Trip for Life contest, that’s a reality. We caught up with Wendy to get her thoughts on travel, where she went on her first trip (hint: think tales of Dracula and medieval forests), and what she has her eye on next!

Dynasties: In Focus

Paul Goldstein is one of very few people that has spent time with all five of the BBC's ‘Dynasty’ luminaries. Several chimp safaris, literally years with lions, two fabled expeditions to Emperor penguins and wild painted dogs throughout Africa. 15 marathons in his tiger suit along with 20+ ‘striped’ safaris adds to this not underwhelming litany. Here he shares a few thoughts and tips on these species:

Christmas... with a Twist

Christmas Gift Guide for Travellers

Not all of us love yuletide and season’s greetings, but you don’t have to go into hibernation to avoid the same five songs repeated on the radio, roads blocked with holiday traffic and of course, the inevitable bad cracker jokes. Don’t be left out in the cold this Christmas. Bin the Brussels sprouts and trash the tacky tinsel; here are a few of our seasonal escapes that are really worth celebrating. Take a look to see how you can enjoy Christmas with a twist this year…

Alternative Christmas Traditions Around the World

Christmas is a time for traditions, for enjoying the annual rituals and routines that have come to symbolise the season. Around the world, traditions vary enormously as different countries have their own ways to come together and celebrate the festive season.

Yule Goat, Sweden

Some nations put up a Christmas tree, some decorations, but the town of Gavle in Sweden creates a 40ft tall goat made out of straw. And every year, without fail, someone tries to burn it down.

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