With tourists being made to feel less welcome in certain parts of the world, Caroline Berdon suggests some great places to visit next year that will put the adventure back into your travel experiences.
The evening sun stayed high in the sky, shining orange-tinted rays on tabular icebergs floating in magnificent procession through the Weddell Sea on the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula.
I stand at one of the most famous passenger ports in the world, looking out to sea. I'm feeling inspired by the freezing gulf before me, yet a little demoralised by this place. It's the end of the world. Who wouldn't be?
Exploring the streets of Sydney’s colourful and historic Rocks area can see you handcuffed in a bunker one minute and drinking espresso martinis in a trendy industrial-style bar the next.
I swing gently in my hammock, my big toe rippling up powdery white sand. But after a few weeks' wait for my tropical break, this isn't quite how I pictured my slice of Fijian paradise.
Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands offers grim reminders of a time when whales were hunted and killed in their thousands. It is a place full of deception – morbid and unpredictable, but also heavenly.