As one of the world's "Blue Zones", people live longer in Sardinia than (almost) anywhere else. No prizes for guessing why the natives clock up the years considering Sardinia's pleasant climate (approximately 300 days of sunshine) and Mediterranean surrounds. A Sardinian diet of goat's milk, barley and a glass of Cannonau red wine a day may also be a contributing factor to the locals' longevity. Take a trip to the seaside village of Pittulongu to test the effects for yourself. Once here, your daily to-dos revolve around (skinny) dipping in the ocean and tackling that ambitious reading list.