Forget climbing to Everest Base Camp or mountain biking down Bolivia’s Death Road. Go adventuring off the beaten track with our list of This year’s adventure travel destinations, and you’ll easily be the backpackers with the best story at the bar. From sandboarding the world’s biggest dunes to climbing inside a volcano, here are the top ten adventurer’s travel destinations. Read more about The Adventurer's Short Break Bucket List
"Can you see the man's face?" asks the waiter in the plaza cafe, as he sets down my cafe con leche. I instinctively turn my head towards Ollantaytambo's central fountain, where taxi drivers sit awaiting their next customer and women in full-flowing indigenous dress are carrying babies on their backs.
"No, no," he says. "Look up!" In truth, until he came bearing coffee, I hadn't stopped looking up. Above us, sitting high in the Andean mountains that surround the town, are some of Peru's most impressive Inca ruins, dating back to the 15th century. Read more about Explore the Rock and Ruins of Inca Town, Ollantaytambo
Sitting between Somerset and Devon, is Exmoor national park. With steep-sided valleys and russet-hued moorland dotted by solitary trees that have been twisted and contorted by the wind. A red deer, sporting a crown of antlers, may emerge from the mist; a brooding Raven May flap moodily by. Above all Exmoor feels like a real country escape. The landscape is shaped by thousands of years of farming and inhabited by people who have lived and worked here all their lives. Read more about A Weekend in Exmoor, England
If you read anything about the coral-fringed islands Okinawa archipelago, you'll quickly find out that diving, whale-watching and island hopping are among the best things to do here. The archipelago of Okinawa, made up of over 160 islands slung across the East China Sea, is a place of chalk-white beaches and mangrove forests, located closer to Taiwan than Tokyo. And while this is certainly true, to focus only on the beach activities is to overlook Okinawa's real charm: the traditional Japanese culture that makes it unlike any other island chain in the world. Read more about Okinawa - Beyond the Beaches
Austria is famed for its beautiful mountains and amazing snow sports. Every year, visitors from across the world travel here to enjoy the country's incredible slopes and mountain lifestyle. With pristine slopes, off-piste powder and the snowiest ski area in Austria, Obertauern is set to become your new favourite winter destination. Read more about Obertauern - Austria's Powder Playground
With just a 20-minute train journey north of London you can be in St Albans. This buzzy Hertfordshire city has long been a favourite for those wanting to move out of London. But apart from being on most commuter’s wish list, there’s a host of things to explore for those wanting wanting a weekend break from the city, like its huge cathedral and crumbling Roman walls. There is a great selection of indie restaurants, brunch spots and a foodie lovers market. Read more about A Weekend in St Albans, England
Thinking of going skiing this year, but not sure where your budget can take you? Let us help you with a few options. You have to be quick though before these well-kept skiing and snowboarding secrets are discovered by the masses. Destination ranges from Europe, North America to the Far East. Some of these were once used as Winter Olympic destinations.
BEST FOR BUDGET SKIING
For the cheapest skiing and snowboarding holidays, head to Eastern Europe. Be quick, though, before these well-kept secrets are discovered by the masses. Read more about A Ski Destination for Any Budget
Overlooked by an active volcano, perched on a port, and full of shabbily beautiful streets housing ancient pizzerias and buzzing bars. Naples' scruffily beautiful streets are refreshingly ungentrified: no chance of finding a chain coffee shop here. Every nook and cranny holds a baroque courtyard or a lush, leafy garden, and walls are adorned with cool street art, posters advertising all-night parties in tumble-down abandoned renaissance prisons or a flyer letting the community know a loved one has passed away. Read more about Make it Naples
Most of us have heard of slow travel. When you're in Fiji, however, it's more about relaxed travel. Whether you're chilling on one of the many beaches, watching locals perform a traditional meke dance or snorkelling among kaleidoscope reefs, you can't help but absorb the archipelago's easygoing vibe - as locals have. Read more about Find Your Happy in Fiji
With craggy mountains, rippling cream-coloured dunes and a shimmering coastline, Oman is an extraordinary natural playground fit for a modern-day Lawrence of Arabia. Here are six of the best adventures you can have on a trip to this corner of the Arabian Peninsula. Read more about Six Incredible Adventures in Oman