It pays to plan ahead, particularly when it comes to travel. With the way the calendar falls this year, you can trade just nine days out of the office for 18 days’ holiday and your next long-haul adventure. Book time off from 14 April to 2 May before your colleagues and you can start exploring. Japan is at the top of our list; Jodogahama Beach (pictured) is ideal in the mild April weather.
Words by Lizzie Frainier. Photo by Japan National Tourism Organisation