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5 Compact Adventures for Busy Travelers

Maximize your vacation days.

Let's set the stage here. You're a busy professional, in your 30s or 40s, and you love adventure travel but can't squeeze a 2-week trek to Everest Base Camp into your schedule. Or maybe you can take a longer trip, but your friends or partner cannot, and you're not sure about traveling solo in a multi-generational group of strangers.

What's a Xennial to do?

Enter Exodus Travels' Exodus Edits. Exodus Edits are compact world adventures for busy professionals. We connected with our friends at Exodus Travels to give you the scoop on this new way to maximize your vacation days.

What is Exodus Edits?

Exodus Edits are active trips for solo travelers, couples, and friends who are in their 30s and 40s. They are usually shorter than a full-sized tour (although some are longer if you have the time!), but they don't skimp on providing adventurous, authentic experiences. Exodus Travels carefully curates each tour and focuses on trips that are easy to plan and easy to book.

How Does Exodus Travels Know What 30-40 Year Olds Want?

Exodus Travels asked over 1,000 travelers in their 30s and 40s what they wanted in a bite-sized, adventurous trip. They report that 60% of respondents wanted to travel with people around their same age and that 70% wanted to make the most of their vacation days by taking multiple shorter trips instead of one long one.

From this research, Exodus Edits was born.

Who Goes on Exodus Edits Trips?

Exodus Edits trips are crafted especially for those in their 30s or 40s (if this isn't your age range, there are still plenty of great trips to take with Exodus Travels). Those who book Exodus Edits trips are typically active, adventurous, and value experiencing a culture through outdoor pursuits, local food, and getting a bit off the beaten path.

Each trip is with a small group that will be filled with solo travelers, friends, and some couples. If you're a solo traveler, you can jump into the trip one of two ways — either by booking a single room, or booking a "save and share" package, where you are connected with a roomie. Who knows, you may find your BFF!

Where Can I Go With Exodus Edits?

We're so glad you asked. There are currently 22 Exodus Edits trips scheduled this year, ranging in duration from 4 days to 13 days. Here are five of our favorites:

Duration: 4 days

Highlights: Sample Prosecco while walking and cycling through the Veneto region of Italy.

Duration: 5 days

Highlights: Explore Portugal's Costa Verde on foot, bike, and surfboard while taking much-needed time away from your computer or tablet.

Duration: 13 days

Highlights: Do sunrise yoga at the Taj Mahal, take a whirlwind tour of the Golden Triangle, and mingle with locals in spicy Kerala.

Duration: 5 days

Highlights: Soak in a hot creek with the aurora overhead, hike over glaciers, and blast across volcanic landscapes in an ATV. And did we mention all the local flavors in Reykjavik?

Duration: 8 days

Highlights: You'll only need five days of vacation time to surf at Tamarindo Beach, go tubing on the Rio Celeste, soak in thermal baths, and wander through pristine jungles.

Photos courtesy of Exodus Travels

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Sara SheehyAdmin

Writer | Nomad