PUT YOUR OUTOF-OFFICE ON
We asked Roxane Gergaud, co-founder of boutique hotel booking site dorisanddicky.com, to tell us how she makes the most of her annual leave...
Become A Long-weekender
‘Taking several shorter breaks is a great way to maximise your annual leave and it’s amazing how much you can see, do and eat during a long weekend. Plus use bank holidays to take a long weekend away, or roll it into a week’s break for just four extra days’ annual leave.’
‘It’s worth being tactical with your travel – by booking flights and accommodation separately, you can really maximise on your time away by choosing flight times that mean arriving early and landing home late. Fine, you might be a little bleary eyed at your desk the next morning, but the extra few hours poolside or those sunset cocktails before you leave for the airport will be well worth it.’
You Can Still Backpack
‘Once in full-time employment it can feel depressingly like your travelling days are behind you – but not so. Over a couple of weeks, you can easily stay in three or four places without feeling like you’re rushed and nothing makes you feel a million miles away from the office more.’