Well, that does of course depend on your priorities and who you might be travelling with. If you’re travelling with school age children, for example, then you’re restricted as to when you can travel – it’s largely a matter of Hobson’s choice, although, as we’ll see, there are some alternatives you might want to consider.
For years Lisbon lived in the shadow of Europe’s trendier capital cities and yet, for those in the know, Portugal’s capital city has always been a treasure, albeit a thoroughly underrated gem. Nowadays the word is out: Lisbon is ‘hot’.
Of course, if you’ve known Lisbon for some time then this new found celebrity is no surprise, Lisbon simply has so much going for it and, compared with some of the world’s brasher and overly touristy destinations, it still offers great value for money too.
Nothing makes memories like travel and some of the very best memories, especially for the most demanding travellers, are memories of running away to sea to experience a host of different destinations on a cruise. Indeed, once you’ve experienced everything that a cruise can offer, it’s often very difficult for other types of holiday to compete. Consequently, you might just find that your memory starts to induce a state of ‘cruise-withdrawal’ in your mind - a condition that, although hard to ignore, is at least, easily remedied!
If your bucket list includes contemplating remarkable pyramids created by a mysterious ancient culture then, chances are, you’ll be thinking that Egypt is the place to go. But, consider this: there are actually more ancient pyramids in the Mesoamerica region than there are on the banks of the Nile - and many were created by the Maya people who inhabited Mexico’s beautiful Yucatan Peninsula.
So, why not head for the Gulf of Mexico and combine some of the best beaches in the world with the opportunity to marvel at the achievements of the Mayans?