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Planning your next holiday is about to get a whole lot harder with the suggestions we’ve picked out. Start packing your bags, and get to the travel agent now to witness these magical destinations up close and personal. Some might fall under the radar, and others will be swarming with like-minded tourists, but don’t forget about these destinations when you’re planning your next getaway.

1. Palma, Mallorca (Majorca)

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This idyllic destination has served as a summer-time getaway for Northern Europeans for years. Enjoy the sea, sun and relax amongst all the island has to offer, including fabulous weather from May to September.

2. Cartagena, Colombia

South America offers a diverse mix of cultures which is especially unique and special for first time visitors. Cartagena is branded as one of the best preserved old cities in South America, with architecture dating back to the 16th Century during the Spanish takeover. A rich source of architecture, food and culture is what you’ll expect to find in Cartagena, as well as the popular Palace of the Inquisition to get a taste of some historical Colombian culture.

3. Darwin, Australia

If you’re looking to stay a little closer to home, Darwin offers a relaxed and laid back holiday that won’t exactly burn a hole in your pocket. Take a dip in some of the local beaches such as Casuarina, or visit one of the many Indigenous museums and art galleries that the city has to offer. In just one day trip you’ll find yourself at the World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park which has to be one of the main attractions offering a rich assortment of flora and fauna exclusive to Darwin.

4. Rhodes, Greece

One of the most popular Greek Islands to visit in the Mediterranean, Rhodes is home to some of the most clearest and beautiful beaches in the entire world. Don’t forget to taste the healthy local cuisine, and enjoy a relaxing holiday in the sun.

5. Tokyo, Japan

Japan is one of the most modern countries thanks to it’s developments in technology and fast-paced lifestyle. Tokyo offers a unique blend of traditional pre-war customs, mixed together with modern architecture and technologies that are jaw-dropping. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial will bring you back down to earth, and features the Genbaku Dome which is the only building still standing after the bombing attack of World War II.

6. Cancun, Mexico

Known for its extensive nightlife and spring-break central, Cancun can be enjoyed by a variety of people at any age. Cancun offers year-round impeccable weather which allows a mostly outdoor lifestyle for locals and tourists to both enjoy. Expect to find white sand beaches with lots of snorkelling and boating to relax and renew during your break.

7. Montreal, Canada

Montreal offers a taste of European lifestyle despite being located in icy North America. The city is known for it’s diverse cuisine of restaurants, cafe’s, and bars which are cosmopolitan in nature and perfect for both couples and family friendly. A major sightseeing spot is the Montreal Biodome which is a recreation of various ecosystems in North America. Ideal for anyone who loves museums and learning some background information on Montreal.

8. Auckland, New Zealand

Undoubtedly the largest city in New Zealand, Auckland is filled with many outdoor activities and home to idyllic beaches seemingly untouched by humankind. Boating is a popular way to sightsee and become familiar with the various types of flora and fauna the city has to offer.

9. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

One of the most popular destinations which can be visited anytime of the year is Amsterdam. The home of countless canals and art museums, this is a must-have destination for the traveller that wants to see it all. From the Anne Frank House to the world class restaurants and cafe’s found across the city, there is nothing quite like Amsterdam to make you feel alive again.

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By Felicia Sapountzis