With so many potential destinations on your bucket list, it can be difficult to figure out exactly where you want to visit, and the best time of the year to go.
Each month of the year is an opportunity for new adventures. We’ve created a guide so you know where the best place to be is for each month of the year.
Got the winter blues and in desperate need of some sun? Head to Thailand.
See in the New Year at a famous full moon party, and nurse that hangover on a hammock overlooking the beach. Forget crowded islands swamped with tourists - head to the smaller islands of Ko Surin or Ko Kood for an authentic, friendly stay.
This is the peak time to catch a glimpse of the cherry blossom season in Japan.
As the floral embodiment of ancient cultural beliefs in the country, the blooming is eagerly awaited and fully embraced for a week or so, before the blossom drops off.
Head to Ueno-koen Park in Tokyo which is one of the most famous viewing spots. It’s also where the wildest hanami (flower viewing parties) are held.
Visit Lisbon, Portugal in May. The days are longer and warmer; yet the streets are still peaceful.
Head to Alfama, the oldest and most traditional neighbourhood in the city. Get lost amongst the labyrinth of cobbled streets and speak to the local people.
Get stuck into the festival spirit, as the people begin preparations for the Popular Saints celebration. Streets will be filled with characters, folk music and plenty of spectators come the festival in June.
It’s just before the peak holiday season, but not quite yet filled to the brim with tourists. Jump on a flight to the Amalfi Coast, Italy, to see the region in all its glory before it becomes inundated.
The spring flowers are in bloom, the weather is more than pleasant enough, and the temperature of the Mediterranean Sea allows for the first leisurely dips of the season.
Hire a car and explore sleepy villages, taste the cuisine and appreciate this beautiful coastline.
Forget the crowded beaches of Europe and head farther afield. Fiji is the ultimate island escape at this time of the year.
It’s the start of Summer, the rainy season has been and gone. The weather is dry, hot and sunny - just perfect.
The water clarity is perfect for exploring the ocean. Dive and snorkel, discover the underwater playground and perhaps even be lucky enough to swim amongst the manta rays,