For a back-to-basics family holiday, try taking a horse-drawn caravan around the country lanes of Ireland. This is definitely life out of the fast lane, with pints for parents and hoof picks for kids
Get beyond the tourist tat, the sex museum and the stands of brightly painted clogs, and you can discover a very different kind of Amsterdam, where water will guide your way
Step beyond stereotypical Greece, with its iconic Aegean islands and classic Athens monuments, and instead explore one of the country's best-kept secrets: the amazing rock pinnacles of Meteora
If ski resort runs are proving crowded, why not think about really sloping off this season and heading for the Vallee Blanche in France, Europe's longest ski run?
For a few weeks each year, the snow and ice of Iceland’s desert interior melt, allowing access to a remote wilderness region. Four wheel drive or mountain bike are the only ways in
If you're looking for a short break, why not head to Scotland and have a Highland fling? Get into the heart of this landscape with whisky, waders and a fishing rod
Forget dog sleds, the ice hotel and trips to see Santa - instead, join the annual reindeer migration, and explore Lapland following one of its most ancient journeys
Escape to a Moroccan riad and discover your own boutique retreat, where fountains, courtyards and chilled champagne lie waiting behind closed doors. You may never want to leave...
Head to Essaouira, on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, for some laidback beach life and the chance to feel the wind in your sails as you learn the art of kitesurfing
Pull on a pair of hiking boots and get some northern exposure, exploring Scotland on foot. Boutique hotels, hearty home cooking and a wee dram each night make it all the easier
A day at the seaside in Anglesey can deliver more than just rock pools and sandcastles. Coasteering, with no rules and no real skills required, is an exciting new way to explore the island's coast
If shopping's your thing, then head to Marrakech, where bartering for a bargain is an ancient art form. You can shop till you drop and then recharge in one of the city’s boutique riads
The Garden Route is South Africa's classic road trip, following the dramatic Indian Ocean coastline and taking in whales, walks and wine-tasting along the way