Stunning seascapes, verdant mountains, fairy tale castles and lots and lots of wine: Portugal is a dream come true for many travellers. One of the best ways to soak in the country’s vast nature and cultural offerings is the classic road trip.
Just off the coast of north-west Africa, the Canary Islands’ Mediterranean climate, coupled with its otherworldly terrain – think black-sand beaches, volcanic craters and ancient forests sprinkled with gnarled trees – attracts travellers of all stripes.
From Burano to Valparaíso, the panoramas of multi-coloured homes and shophouses covered in vines and set amid steep hills and roaring seas have inspired many artists and writers. Here are 10 of the most vibrant places in the world to visit.
Coming into bloom in February, the cherry blossoms of Taiwan offer a scenic alternative to Japan.
Web version, originally appeared in Dec 2018/Jan 2019 issue
Wanderlust can strike anytime, so why wait for warmer weather to book your next flight?
These Japan destinations combine a soak in a relaxing mountain onsen with breathtaking views of the country’s famed cherry blossoms.