Cape Town: South Africa

Cape Town WaterfrontFrom frolicking with perky penguins along the soft white sand of Boulders Penguin Colony, to hiking up and down the ubiquitous Table Mountain, Cape Town is a nature lover’s dream.

Costa del Sol, Malaga

Sue Ostler wrote about London night life for our bestselling book, Holiday Goddess Handbag Guide.

Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

If you snapped up a bargainista flight to Kuala Lumpur, head to nearby Kota Kinabalu.

Dalat – Vietnam

Dalat is home to a place called The Crazy House, but also some excellent sugary buns.

Five Days in Tokyo

Sue Ostler and her boyfriend tackle Tokyo in just five days, from noodles to Harajuku girls.

The Grove – Hertfordshire, England

Sue Ostler packs her bags and escapes to a country manor with organic cider at the bar -and rainbow-coloured showers in a seriously good spa voted World’s Best by Daily Telegraph UK and in the Top 10 UK Hotel Spas by Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Spa Award.

Vietnam’s Phu Quoc

Sue Ostler suggests you visit beautiful Phu Quoc before the crowds discover it.

Sabah: Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

Make no mistake, it is a bit of a trek to get there, but the moment our plane touched down in Sandakan, a short flight from Kota Kinabalu city, and we crammed ourselves into the minibus heading for the Sungai Kinabatangan river, and braced ourselves for the long, bouncy trip, we knew we were in for something special.