The narrowest and southernmost country in Central America, Panama is one of the travel world's best-kept secrets. There's so much to discover here, from Pacific surf and uninhabited islands, to indigenous communities and the jungle-clad Darien province.
Seychelles is home to no less than 115 pristine islands, so choosing which ones to discover during a holiday there can prove tricky, to say the least. On my last trip to this virginal paradise, I took it upon myself to go on an island-hopping tour to discover the most beautiful or particularly interesting to see. The result of such a discovery quest is this the list of my top 10 Seychelles islands to visit on a day trip.
What comes to mind when you think of 'Brazil'? Perhaps Sugar Loaf Mountain and Rio de Janeiro; the Amazon rainforest, Iguaçu Falls, or Copacabana Beach? Many of the country's best-known attractions are in the South but, when I visited in November, I chose to miss out on Rio and Southern Brazil. Instead, I spent three weeks in the Northeast.
An island state in the heart of Southeast Asia, Singapore is unlike anywhere else in the world. Before I visited last year, I imagined a clean and orderly city with Western-style modernity, high-tech industries and air-conditioned malls. But, what I hadn't realised, is that Singapore offers so much more besides.