INSPIRATION • October 2021
Sun-starved travellers rejoice, as this month we wave goodbye to the traffic-light system and say hello to the simple red list and ‘rest of the world’ list. Right now, we fly to 47 destinations deemed safe for travel, so here’s an update on which ones they are and why you should add these spots to the top of your holiday wish list…
For quaint coastal hamlets, and a taste of local raki (strong alcohol aperitif made with grapes and plums).
For exploring the labyrinthine streets of Algiers’ ancient Casbah – the capital’s celebrated Unesco World Heritage Site.
For cool Caribbean rum and reggae.
Antigua and Barbuda
For stand-out sultry beaches and seafood sensations.
Swap the British weather for Bahamas' beaches
From the hustle and bustle of trendy Nassau to the vast mangroves of Andros.
The epicentre of the Gulf’s pearling past.
Soak up Cypriot cuisine
Explore icons in Egypt
Take inspiration from Germany’s gabled architecture
Guatemala’s ancient ruins of Tikal were once a centre of the Mayan empire
India’s awe-inspiring landscape
From the snow-dusted peaks of the Himalayas to the sun-splashed beaches of the tropical south.
From the north’s icy Alps and glacial lakes to the south’s fiery craters.
The island of rhythm and sway – delve into the cultural capital of the Caribbean.
Ideal for safari first-timers and lovers of pristine coral reefs.
Take a dip in Mauritius’ sparkling sea
Beirut abounds with hipster cafés, trendy underground clubs and blissful beaches.
For year-round temperate climate and luscious rainforest trails.
Home to one of the world’s best preserved prehistoric sites – the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum underground temple.
Brimming with dramatic volcanic peaks and more than 160km of stunning coastline.
Explore Sri Lanka’s lush hinterland by train
Home of Gaudí, brimming with artistic cities and luscious landscapes.
Explore spectacular tea plantations and wildlife-packed national parks.
Perfect for expert beachgoers, history buffs and luxury lovers.
Home to the colossal Brimstone Hill Fortress and a unique scenic railway that trundles around the coast.
Istanbul’s mosques are not to be missed
Magnificent mountain vistas, midnight sun and the magical northern lights equal a nature lover’s dream.
Heaven for alpinists – explore Europe’s largest mountain range.
For Istanbul’s ornate Ottoman palaces and unrivalled views of the mighty Bosphorus.
Turks and Caicos
Voted the Caribbean’s ultimate diving destination.
Embrace the green and the good in Switzerland