No-one said that finding the best places to visit in the world would be easy, but it’s a challenge I’m more than happy to take on!
This page gathers together some of the world’s top travel destinations by geography to help you find more of what you’re looking for. It includes some of the best places to visit according to the seasons, the best places to visit according to the wildlife, the best places to visit for great food, sparkling beaches and even the best places to sleep. In the name of objectivity, though, I ought to remind you that these collections of top travel destinations come from me and a very, very, very selected few. So they’re the best places that we’ve seen (which is saying something, that covers over 55 countries already.)
But I can’t cover everything in the world – and that’s why I’m still travelling. I’ll be back – I’ll always be back – and I’ll add more here whenever I can. Until then – happy travelling!
For a spot of year round sunshine, try the Caribbean or the Middle East.
Embrace the cold and the sight of the sun by travelling to the Arctic Circle to stay in an ice hotel or hitting the European and North American ski slopes.
Sub-saharan Africa is just cooling off from its summer spell, making it a great time to go on safari in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, climb Table Mountain or see the rest of this great vast space.
Depending on the timing of Easter, now is a great time to head to Seville to catch Spain’s biggest Semana Santa parades, followed quickly by a week long party. The summer heat hasn’t yet arrived but the sense of flamboyant occasion has.
May is a wonderful time to start visiting Southern Europe before the skies become too hot or everyone leaves for the August shutdown.
Zanzibar and New York City are just two extremes open for travel at this time of the year. And literature lovers should make their way to Dublin for Bloomsday.
July marks the month for Canada, with the first of the month marking Canada Day. It’s a summer of festivals and the great outdoors.
August marks your best shot at Britain as the rugged Pembrokeshire coastline warms up and the Royal Parks of London spill with summery good cheer.
September’s a dream month for much of Europe, as the crowds melt, the kids go back to school but the days are still long, the air fresh. Much of China and Japan is readily accessible and the oppressive levels of heat in the Middle East begin to wilt down to more bearable levels.
Greece and the Galapagos come into their own as travel destinations in October, while “leaf peeping” makes forests scarlet in northeast USA.
Now’s another good time for sun spots like the Maldives, Seychelles, Morocco and the Middle East or a time to visit busy, busy India.
Both Austria and Germany’s Christmas markets spring up among cinnamon-scented wooden chalets this month making them an absolutely wonderful place to visit.
For extreme adventure, it’s also the start of the open season in Patagonia: head south, south, south to the tips of Argentina and Chile.