As we enter 2020, Exodus Travels is challenging travelers to resist what’s “trending” for 2020 and focus instead on “adventure as a means to discover and grow our best selves.” Here are 13 “non-trends” and tips that Exodus says can help the intrepid get the most out of their travels in 2020:
1. Back-to-Back Getaways
It’s a fact that in the fight to preserve our planet, we all need to fly less, Exodus Travels says. Fortunately, there are ways to see the world that help lessen one’s carbon footprint: For instance, booking two trips back-to-back and in the same destination not only allows eco-conscious explorers to spend less time in the air—it also lets them see, do and learn far more about a place than they normally would on a single trip.
2. Embrace the Layover
Another way to fit two trips into one flight is by building a second stay into your layover. Skip wasting hours at the gate and take advantage of a well-timed stopover with a “micro-adventure” instead. Global hubs like those in Reykjavík, the Netherlands and Beijing offer plenty of opportunities to see more of the country, and many airlines encourage stopovers from anywhere between six hours to eight days, depending on when and where you…