The warm winter sun and tropical beaches of Mauritius make this island in the Indian Ocean a popular choice during the months September through December. An ideal half-term location otherwise stay away from the peak Christmas crowds and this laid-back island.
Activity: take some time out from the beach, hire a 4x4 and go for an easy drive around the islands stopping off at the historical centre of Port Louis and drive inland to visit Mauritius’ hidden gem, the botanical gardens, with giant waterlilies and abundant hibiscus.
The Golden State is one of America’s most naturally diverse; home to soaring redwoods, wine regions, scorching deserts, Walt Disney and or course celebrities! There is nothing more quintessentially American than a Ford Mustang convertible and a road trip and few routes get better than the Pacific Coast Highway, but make sure you drive down the route from San Francisco, it is the best way to see it!
Activity: Plan for a stop and sometime in San Simeon and visit the opulent Hearst Castle.