Today the D-Day landing beaches are sunny and welcoming, but the historic events that happened here have marked the landscape and just as good a reaso
Photos of the Great Barrier Reef attract a lot of visitors to Australia, especially those with an eye for art and Melbourne makes an artistic pairing.
The name attests to the bright blue waters, and suggests the pale sand and snorkel friendly coastline, but it doesn't mention the beautiful beaches.
There's a lot more to the destination of so many daydreams than the white beaches and the blue bays - if you can drag yourself away from them...
Find yourself your own private Maldives island? Get pampered at a resort, sail or cruise a few perfect isles or head underwater and dive, dive, dive?
Known for idyllic azure and pale sandy coasts, the Maldives are just as beautiful under the waterline - if not more so, and are one of the best places
The big five and some of Africa's most pristine wilderness, married with Mauritius's tropical beach perfection = a match made in heaven, and on earth.
As far as tropical island perfection goes it doesn't get much better than the Seychelles. If you dream of fine white sand lapped at gently by bright blue waters then this is your island idyl.
With the Inner Islands offering warm calm seas and ports only a few hours hop between, and the Outer Islands promising uninhabited adventure there's no better way to see the Seychelles than by sail.
Most people come to Crete to crash land in the sand of one of Crete's pretty resorts, but to get the most of the island you need to look into its past.