Travel Catriona Rowntree’s top 10 world hotspots
The Getaway reporter and Noni B ambassador shares her favourite global picks with Woman’s Day
Seeking a cultural experience? I’ve found it for you – a mystical kingdom where gross domestic happiness is valued more than gross domestic product.
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!
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!
“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.
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.
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!
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.
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”!