Not sure where you want to go but like to be ahead of the curve? These under-the-radar spots are the places that everybody will be talking about in a couple of years. You heard it here first.
South Tyrol is a jagged, Narnia-esque dreamscape in winter, and transforms into a verdant paradise in summer. Whatever the weather, the focus is always on the mountains here; skiers, snowboarders, hikers and mountain-bikers traverse South Tyrol's peaks and troughs year-round.
Like winter? You'll love the capital of Hokkaido, where powdery slopes put Europe's ski resorts to shame and the Sapporo Snow Festival sees ice sculptures pop up across the city. Local craft beer and steaming hot springs make this one of Japan's must-visit destinations.
Take a 30-minute drive along the coast from Puerto Vallarta and you'll reach Boca de Tomatlán. A gateway to hidden coves, boutique hotels and ocean-side restaurants, this secluded fishing village is Mexico's best-kept secret.
As it undergoes a renaissance in the realms of food, tech and culture, the Steel City is showing off a more polished side to the US's rust belt.
Among Norway's most underrated cities, Bodø is a go-to for lovers of ancient history and untamed nature. Ramble across mountains, visit archaeological sites or line up your trip with the city's packed cultural calendar.
In a mountain valley south of Salzburg, this Wes Anderson-esque wonderland of belle-epoque buildings, powdered slopes and top-notch spas has been loved by royals for centuries. In need of a winter retreat? Bad Gastein is a must.
Guyana is South America's best-kept secret. Travel from the toe-tapping music scene of Georgetown, past cascading waterfalls and mountains to rainforests in which eco-friendly tours help you make the most of this captivating country.
Wander the beachfront Golden Mile in the cosmopolitan capital of Durban, hike across dramatic peaks or spot the big seven (yes, you read that right) on safari - South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province sets the scene for great adventures.