JORDAN

Thousands – thousands! – of years of history, or a luxury beach resort? You choose.

RAJASTHAN

Relax by the lakes of Udaipur, or roam the palaces of Jaipur.

CYPRUS

Legend says Cyprus is Aphrodite’s birthplace – and the island is easy to fall in love with.

MALDIVES

With guesthouses now open on the Maldives’ inhabited islands, it’s not all about resorts.

ISTANBUL

Be amazed by the Blue Mosque and, later, explore the fishing villages and hammams of Istanbul.

SRI LANKA

Are you game for a spectacular seven-km hike, or perhaps a healing tea plantation?

NEPAL

This nation has many options for a short break – temples, mountain peaks and wellness as a way of life.