Travel Ca­tri­ona Rown­tree’s top 10 world hotspots

The Get­away re­porter and Noni B am­bas­sador shares her favourite global picks with Woman’s Day

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Contents -

1 BHUTAN

Seek­ing a cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ence? I’ve found it for you – a mys­ti­cal king­dom where gross do­mes­tic hap­pi­ness is val­ued more than gross do­mes­tic prod­uct.

10 CROA­TIA

The Dal­ma­tianlti C Coast t makesk me e dreamy, Pl­itvice Lakes Na­tional Park ark has me in awe and Za­greb just makes me re­ally hun­gry. Su­perla­tive over­load com­ing your way!

9 AUS­TRALIA

C’mon peo­ple, we live in the best coun­try in the world! I strongly rec­om­mend play­ing in our own back­yard be­fore heading over­seas. We are truly blessed!

2 SCOT­LAND

“The world’s most beau­ti­ful coun­try,” say the lo­cals, and I just love their spirit! A dou­ble help­ing of hag­gis al­ways helps to make my smile just a wee bit broader, too.

3 THE COOK IS­LANDS

I’m nutty for all of the South Pa­cific, but when I was look­ing for par­adise for my honey­moon, this is where I chose.

4 ITALY

When one is in need of a self-es­teem hike, get thee to Italy. I swear you could have three heads and you’d still get a com­pli­ment there. There’s fab­u­lous fac­tory out­let shop­ping (Prada, Gucci and more) near Florence, and the food and art are pretty darn good, too.

5 FRANCE

Throw that diet out the win­dow, my dar­ling, and have a bot­tle of cham­pagne for brekkie and a dou­ble souf­fle for lunch. Viva la France!

6 RUS­SIA

Go in June to make the most of the White Nights – when the sun never sets – and pre­pare to have all your pre­con­ceived ideas blown out of the wa­ter.

7 USA

I know it’s hav­ing a mild PR chal­lenge right now, but this coun­try just gets me so ex­cited as a trav­eller. Sing a tune in Nashville, spot a superstar in Los Angeles and be awestruck in New York City. There’s just so much joy to be had here.

8 THE BA­HAMAS

I took my sons swim­ming with pigs in The Ex­u­mas. We also swam with happy sharks and fed lizards grapes on sticks. They de­clared it their “best hol­i­day evaaaaah”!

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