You heard it here: the official word on how to maximise your annual leave days in 2018

Let's be straight: we work for the purpose of making enough money to live. And by live, we totally mean going on 'grammable holidays to places like Positano, Barcelona and Berlin. But if you're anything like us, you often reach the end of the calendar year wondering where the hell those four weeks of holiday disappeared to. But before you despair, take note: there's an even smarter way to hack your holidays in 2018.

Thanks to Contiki's clever calendar, we've stumbled upon a way to stretch those 20 days out to maximise the most of your wanderlust. By utilising all your public holidays and weekends, the calendar below shows you how to stretch out every long weekend or Easter break into a fully fledged mini break... or potential overseas trip. We can't promise it will make your workmates happy with you, but if doubling your annual leave days (and then some) isn't the most genius way to enjoy 2018, we don't know what is. See you in Tokyo, travellers...

How to turn 20 days of annual leave into 47

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How to turn 20 days of annual leave into 47