As we move through 2015, those who love to travel will be dreaming of and planning their next big trip. So where are the hottest destinations for this year?
The best time to visit Napoleon’s home is in late spring/early summer or autumn, as then you can enjoy activities like hiking, walking, bicycling, or horseback riding through the island’s stunning scenery, while avoiding tourist hell.
If you want to explore somewhere with unusual landscapes, Namibia is a great choice. You can also see wildlife like lions in the new Bwabwata National Park, or see where the new Mad Max film was shot – although beware of the heat.
Singapore is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its independence this year – making it the perfect time for a trip there. There are festivals celebrating food and religion, a night time F1 Grand Prix, but if you go in August you can experience National Day parade.
This humid island has largely become famous for one thing – casino gaming. It is packed with luxurious casinos offering standard games like poker and roulette, along with eastern games like Fan-Tan. Most of them also serve glorious Chinese cuisine as well. 5. Tunisia This is a very affordable destination and offers glamorous nightlife (in Tunis) and stunning scenery, Roman remains and abandoned Star Wars sets in the northern regions. 6. Iceland If you prefer an altogether more bracing climate, why not try Iceland? If you go during the summer you can hike through the volcanic landscapes, while winter trips offer the promise of Northern Lights displays. Plus, from June, the Ice Cave beneath Langjokull will be open to the public.
7. Bosnia and Herzegovina
Part of the pleasure for seasoned travellers is finding brilliant destinations before they become tourist traps – and Bosnia and Herzegovina is just such an unspoiled beauty spot. The scenery is wonderful and the climate is not too hot or cold, making it ideal for anyone.
This is another place that offers wonderful natural beauty – although it also offers plenty of rainfall. If you aren’t a sun worshipper though, Ireland is great for a long-weekend trip.
If you fancy some adventure and exertion during your trip, Burma is a great choice – offering cycling rides to tourist spots like Inthein pagodas by lakes, Mandalay and little villages at Inle Lake.
10. South Africa
Made more affordable by fluctuations in international currency, this is the place to pick if you love wildlife – although the wealth of museums will also suit culture vultures. Go in spring or autumn to avoid tourists and overly hot weather.
The world is your oyster this year, with brilliant destinations to explore across the world.