Andy Turner, Editor, The Rough Guide to Cyprus: More and more travellers are discovering Turkish-controlled north Cyprus’s wealth of ancient sites, trekking trails and pristine beaches, now within an easy day-trip from the south. Highlights include Kyrenia harbour, the fairytale Crusader castle of Buffavento and Bellapais village, once home to writer Lawrence Durrell.
Monica Woods, Managing Editor, Europe: Get away from the crowds and the gloom, both meterological and economical, to somewhere that’s weathered a headline-hitting crash and havoc-wreaking volcanic eruption and come out the other side. Leave Reykjavík to the hedonists and opt for a natural high hiking through Jökulsárgljúfur National Park to see Europe’s largest waterfall, the jaw-dropping Dettifoss.
Lucy Kane, Travel Editor: Spring 2013 marks the opening of the all-singing, all-dancing ABBA Museum – dedicated entirely to the fame and fortunes of the 1970s hit pop group –
in the brand new Music Hall of Fame on Stockholm’s island, Djurgården.
Glittering costumes, instruments and personal mementoes will all be on show,
livened up with dancing holograms of the famous four and snippets of their
much-loved music, and adding to this great city’s considerable charms.
Shafik Meghji, Co-Author, The Rough Guide to Chile: One of the most distinctive cities in Latin America, with colourful houses draped across a series of steep, undulating hills overlooking the Pacific, Valparaíso has an edgy, bohemian atmosphere, character-filled cobbled streets, and wonderful turn-of-the-century architecture, plus some of Chile’s best restaurants and bars.
Jo Kirby, Publisher: Burning Man festival is legendary, but if the Nevada desert is too far to travel you can get a taste at Nowhere, its sister festival in the desert of northern Spain. Taking place in 2013 from 9–14th July, the same principals of gifting and self-reliance apply – plus a dedication to hedonistic self-expression like nowhere else on earth.
Los Monegros in Aragon, Spain © nito/Shutterstock