These five destinations will be in travellers’ sights this year, but what is it like to live there? We asked locals for the inside scoop.
It’s hard to imagine that Slovenia’s Soča Valley, a land of aquamarine river rapids and dense emerald forests, was once the site of WWI’s Isonzo Front, where 1.7 million soldiers died.
Exquisite, delicate rime forms only when conditions are just right – and its appearance can be fleeting.
A one-square-inch spot in Washington’s Olympic National Park lures people from around the world.
Retrace the path of a legendary naturalist across California, a journey that would alter the landscape of conservation around the world.
SlideshowsPhotographers’ views of Scotland
See the country as you rarely see it
The show of a lifetime
Incredible photos of hungry predators
Father Christmas’ island escape
The saint’s story is shrouded in mystery
Driving the ‘Roof of the World’
Discover a region of severe, natural beauty
Our favourite images of the week
Stunning photos from around the world
DestinationsA paradise protected by butterflies
It’s hard to imagine a place like this existsTurkey