Our bucket list has been updated: here, four must-sees that are having a moment.
Our bucket list has been updated: here, four must- sees that are having a moment
WHEN TO GO: October-March
WHAT TO DO: Embrace the mix of climates and landscapes with a trip to this lesser-instagrammed South American hotspot. A land of extremes, Chile is home to the driest place on earth – the Atacama Desert – and the southern snowy tips of Patagonia. Watch a desert sunset, or embrace your intrepid spirit with an attempt to glimpse the infamous Cuernos and Torres del Paine. Wander through the quaint dusty roads of San Pedro de Atacama, or visit the southern town of Futaleufu – known as one the prettiest villages in Chile.
WHEN TO GO: January-May WHAT TO DO: An oriental feast for the senses, this is the perfect spot for honeymooners who want a little bit of everything. Start with a chilled out tour of Singapore Botanic Gardens, before checking out masterpieces at the National Gallery. Get your history hats on and explore the ins and outs of Kampong Glam – home to a 191-year-old Sultan Mosque and Malay Heritage Centre, as well as quirky boutiques along Haji Lane. Finish a day of retail therapy at Quayside Isle; a luxury waterfront arcade away from the crazy bustle of the city.
WHEN TO GO: March-May
WHAT TO DO: An incredible juxtaposition of dense cities, literally thousands of shrines and temples, aweinspiring imperial palaces and mountainous national parks, this island nation in the Pacific Ocean is an unforgettable destination for couples. Ride the Shinkansen bullet trains to connect to the main islands of Kyushu (get your laid-back fix at Okinawa’s subtropical beaches), Honshu (home to Tokyo and Hiroshima’s atomicbomb memorial) and Hokkaido (a ski bunny’s delight). Other must-dos include climbing Mt Fuji, and having a Lost in Translation moment in Tokyo; home to endless skyscrapers, incredible shopping and iconic pop culture.
WHEN TO GO: February-May WHAT TO DO: Sitting on the Mississippi River, New Orleans is known as the ‘Big Easy’ – a symbol of its never-go-to-sleep night life, amazing live music scene and spicy cuisine. Soak up a mix of French, African and American cultures as you fill your trip with eclectic experiences; take in a backyard crayfish boil, ride a streetcar, go on a classic cocktail hop and eat the city’s staples with New Orleans Creole and Cajun cuisine. If you don’t mind crowds, travel to New Orleans for Mardi Gras – the latewinter carnival that’s all about outrageous costumed parades and pumping street parties.
Ruby top, $ 99 Ruby shorts, $149 Seed necklace, $ 35 Seed earrings, $18 Kathryn Wilson slides, $ 299 Seed cap, $ 35 Karen Walker Jewellery earrings, $ 829 Witchery top, $140 Kowtow shirt dress, $ 99 Karen Walker sunglasses, $ 349
Seed hat, $ 70
Ruby earrings, $ 35