With 2015 now well underway, fans of holidays and travel will be looking forward eagerly to their next foreign trip – but what are the top destinations to hit this year?
1. The Azores
These Portuguese islands offer outstanding views of cliffs and hills, plus an impressive array of wildlife – while fans of extreme sports will love the Cliff Diving World Series set to take place there during the summer.
Last year was the 100th anniversary of World War One, but 2015 will see the Belgian city of Mons crowned European Capital of Culture, while Antwerp’s Rubens House plays host to an exhibition of his work – making Belgium ideal for culture lovers rather than sun worshippers.
Another place not suited to sunbathers is this remote part of the US. However, if you love wildlife, the Denali National Park – complete with new nature trail being built right now – will suit you perfectly, while adventurers will relish the many fjords, plains, glaciers and mountains.
4. Las Vegas
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One of the most affordable spots in the Far East, Taiwan offers superb camping in its forests and parks. You will surely want to check out cultural attractions like the temples and museums, as well as exploring the natural scenery and wildlife.
Known as the capital of cocaine at one time, Medellin has been regenerated and now offers public parks filled with artworks – including sculptures by renowned local artist Fernando Botero – and tourist attractions like the Parque Explora and the yearly summer Feria de las Flores, as well as the glorious sunshine.
7. Bosnia and Herzegovina
If you want somewhere that offers picturesque landscapes and mild weather, while remaining off the conventional tourist trail, Bosnia and Herzegovina will be ideal.
If you love walking holidays, then exploring Patagonia’s W trek is something you cannot afford to miss – although you should be sure to go during the off-season, when there are fewer tourists.
This year, Macedonia will let you tour the excavations in Kasta Tumulus, considered one of the finest archaeological discoveries, and boasting possible links to Alexander the Great – and the area has superb scenery and beaches as well.
This country celebrates its fiftieth year of independence in 2015, and is home to numerous festivals – as well as hosting the very first Formula One race to be held at night this year. Alongside the great weather, it means Singapore has something for everyone.
The world is your oyster this year, with innumerable fine destinations to visit.
*Image of Torres del Paine national park, Patagonia, Chile via Shutterstock
*Image of mountains in Alaska via Shutterstock
*Image of Sao Miguel, in the Azores via Shutterstock