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Exodus Edits: How to maximise your annual leave in 2022

How much annual leave do you get? 20 days? Maybe you’re lucky and get a little more. When your holiday allocation renews, it pays to be smart about how and when to take it. Exodus Edits trips boost the potential of your leave by cramming more adventures into shorter breaks and maximising your time at the weekends.   


Be Bank Holiday savvy 

agkistri island

Did you hear? There are extra Bank Holidays in June to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee on 2nd June and 3rd June. That means if you take the Saturday 27th May departure of our utterly lust-worthy Sailing Yachts & Sandy Spots in Greece trip, you only need to take three days leave for over a week away on the Saronic Gulf in Greece, instead of the usual five. You can raise a glass to our monarch from glorious Agkistri Island – we don’t think she’ll mind.  


Make the most of weekends 


Our Cycles & Scenery in Croatia trip is the perfect example of how you can pack in plenty of sights and experiences in a short trip. It’s a four-night holiday that has you cycling from place to place along the Peljesac Peninsula, island hopping between Korcula and Mljet, and cycling through vineyards. Thursday departures mean you only need to take three days annual leave.   


Think winter for leftovers 

Blue Lagoon

If you’ve gone for a big break in summer and only have a few days left by winter – all is not lost. Take an otherworldly journey on our Aurora & Adventure in Iceland trip. With only three days leave needed for this five-day tour, it goes to prove how much adventure can be squeezed into a short time. You’ll mingle with the locals in Reykjavik, soak in geothermal baths, hunt for waterfalls and geysers, finish up with a mud mask in the Blue Lagoon then be back in the office on Monday to tell everyone about it.  


Carve out some time for bucket-list experiences  

rainbow mountain

If you’re up for a challenge in 2022, then make it a good one. On our Incas & Intrigue in Peru trip, you’ll see all the big sights (Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain, Salineras de Mara salt flats? Check. Check. Check.) with plenty of foodie moments woven through too. Saturday departures mean you only need to take five days leave for this once-in-a-lifetime trip. 


Travel off-peak to get places to yourself  

rincon de la vieja

Visit Costa Rica during the hedge months in between the wet and dry seasons, and not only will you save a few quid, but there are also fewer crowds, pleasant temperatures, and the rainforest is lush and green. On our Rainforest & Restful Retreats in Costa Rica trip, you’ll fly off on a Saturday and arrive back home a week later, having covered San Jose, Rio Celeste, Rincon de la Vieja, and Tamarindo on a whirlwind itinerary.  


And with 19 days? 

You can do every single one of the trips above in 2022 with just 19 days annual leave. Now, who said 20 days was stingy? 



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