This year, how you travel will be just as important as where. We’ve rounded up all you need to know about the best ways to travel in 2016...
Hiking in the Himalaya (Shutterstock.com)
Walking and trekking holidays allow you to experience destinations at your own pace. Whether it’s culture, wildlife, scenery or mountains you’re after, our guide to walking and trekking trips reveals how to have it all.
Woman contemplating sunset on a boat (Shutterstock.com)
Travelling by boat is a great way to meet the locals, spot wildlife and relax as you cruise. It is also a romantic proposition, harking back to a time when great explorers discovered new worlds in elegant tallships. There may not be many oceans left totally uncharted, but travelling by boat can still open up an enticing array of destinations.
Solo traveller at sunset (Shutterstock.com)
Sure, the prospect of setting off solo can seem daunting, but it will also open up a world of opportunities and self discovery. There are downsides. But nothing that can’t be overcome. Ultimately, travelling solo can be uplifting, eye-opening, occasionally lonely, sometimes tough but never, ever dull.
Sampling street food in Jakarta (Shutterstock.com)
When you travel you've got the world on your plate. Tantalise your tastebuds on the world’s most delicious departures – whether you want to learn to cook or just eat the spoils. Tuck in!
Sleeper class train, India (Shutterstock.com)
There’s just something romantic about travel by train. The rhythmic swaying, the views from the window, the alluring departures boards. Deep down, we are trainspotters all. In this hyper-connected world there is no reason travel should be super-fast too. Discover why the romance of rail still rules.
Put something back into the places you visit by volunteering or conservation work. Volunteering comes in many guises: it could be developmental volunteering, where you work with local communities, or conservation volunteering, helping to protect a species or environment. No matter what type of volunteering project you choose, our experts are on hand to ensure that it is as fulfilling and rewarding as it can be.
Main image: Backpacker waiting for a train in South East Asia (Shutterstock.com)