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.
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.
Views across the Seto Inland Sea, samurai traditions and rolling hillside farms make the young Japanese city of Setouchi a must-visit for lovers of art and culture.
Among Africa's largest countries, Chad's reputation is shaped by media coverage of its unrest. Gazing beyond the headlines, however, we discover a destination characterised by bountiful wildlife, jaw-dropping landscapes and a lively port capital.
At the crossroads between Morocco's major cities, Fez has a vibrant culture that has earned it the moniker of the "Mecca of the West". Discover colourful markets, bustling tanneries and time-honoured institutions in this car-free Unesco World Heritage Site.
Visit the sense-assaulting markets of Bagan, where vibrant spice stalls and tropical-flower stands make for a kaleidoscopic experience.
Gabon is known as the "land of surfing hippos". Intrigued? Visit this edenic Central African country where dense rainforests, white-sand beaches and vast national parks are ideal for spotting the big five and nesting sea turtles.
Extremadura is among Spain's best-kept secrets. With a rich heritage (and few tourists), it's a must for lovers of history, Iberian ham and… Game of Thrones.
While your imagining of Madagascar is likely coloured by the eponymous DreamWorks movie, the island is a biodiverse haven of unique flora and fauna, and draws travellers in search of their last sunshine fix before winter.
South of Florence, the quintessentially Italian town of San Gimignano draws visitors with medieval Etruscan architecture, family-run trattorias, museums and some surprisingly modern art.
More affordable and less touristy than Prague, Brno sets the scene for a charming city break in the Czech Republic.
Majuli Island is a place where nature and community and celebrated above all else; home to a number of traditional arts, crafts and religions.
A small valley town steeped in ancient mythology, Stepantsminda (commonly known as Kazbegi) makes the ideal Georgian getaway. Hike across valleys and gorges, climb icy mountains or soak in hot springs.
Away from the hustle and bustle of India's crowded cities, Havelock Island lures travellers to the Andaman Islands with its blonde beaches dotted with elephants and a desert-island feel.