Despite a population of just 330,000 people, Iceland is fast becoming one of northern Europe's big travel destinations. That's because it's simply an extraordinary place. For travelers after out-of-the-ordinary experiences, its ethereal landscapes, smoldering volcanoes and thermal baths are a true mecca. The Golden Circle is the country's classic tourist route, looping from the capital Reykjavik through Thingvellir National Park and on to the iconic Gullfoss waterfall and the geysers of Strokkur and Geysir. Route 1, covering over 800 miles, skirts the country's coastline, providing the perfect opportunity to get off the more well-trodden trail and see the island's empty spaces in all their glory.
It’s the most happening of cities, a place where over 200 languages are spoken and millions flock each year to see its world-famous sights. New York draws visitors in like nowhere else. The crowded streets of Manhattan are the stuff of legend. First timers will want to head to the top of the Empire State Building and stand beneath the glare of the lights of Times Square. But there’s so much more to see and do, whether it’s catching an Off-Broadway play, checking out world class art at MoMA or shopping the streets of SoHo. Brooklyn’s hip neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Fort Greene offer a more relaxed vibe, while the food in Queens’ Chinatown is worth the long subway ride.