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The Top 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the West

Grand canyon

The UNESCO World Heritage Site is a sought-after status, and in America’s vast and dramatic west, it protects a number of the USA’s open spaces and natural wonders. From overawing canyons to the serenity of ancient forests, these world heritage sites represent the very best of the phenomenal landscapes of this vast and varied nation. Recognising their significance protects these special places, and by visiting you cement their importance and help to protect them for future generations to enjoy.

Here are the top 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites of western USA:

Greek island hopping with Thanos

Thanos in Evia, Greece

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and for our veteran Exodus Guide, Thanos Mamas, this pretty much encompasses the entirety of the Aegean Greek Islands. Leaving no family-run restaurant, bustling market stall or local square unturned, you could say Thanos is the ultimate “man about town”. And for us, this comes as no surprise.

Discover the United Kingdom – on foot, by bike or on the water

Cotswolds

This summer, many of us will be looking to explore our own back yard – and why not. You may not think it, but the United Kingdom is a holiday destination to be reckoned with. As a country, we have stunning national parks that have inspired some of the world’s best literary geniuses. We have wild, murky lochs that continue to spark international intrigue into the whereabouts of Nessie, and we also have an enchanting Area of Natural Beauty that was born above a bedrock of Jurassic limestone. Intrigued? We are too.

Leaders at Home: Italian traditions with Vania De Paoli

Dolomites Vania

Home to some of the world’s greatest works of art like the intricate Sistine Chapel frescos and renowned culinary delights such as velvety cannoli, Italy is also a country steeped in century-old traditions that most Italian families continue to celebrate and cherish to this day. Vania De Paoli, one of our local guides and winner of the Exodus Travels Leader of the Year Awards in 2019, couldn’t agree more – a huge part of her cultural identity is all about embracing her country’s traditions.

The Best Travel Shows & Movies We're Watching Right Now

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While we love the thrill of getting lost in a truly gripping travel book, we also can’t deny the immense satisfaction of binge-watching an inspiring travel series that gets us excited for when the world reopens again. TV travelogues have a huge role to play right now in these unprecedented times, as they help give us that much-needed escapism to idly fantasize about all the destinations we’re wanting to travel to when lockdown is over.

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