Stunning street eats and great value hotels make Bangkok one of the best city escapes in the world. Make sure you pick a good hotel though, because you'll need a little peace and quiet after stepping onto the streets of chaos.

Cook Islands

These tiny islands barely exist above the Pacific Ocean. What they lack in size they make up with a welcoming attitude. Rarotonga is the definition of an easy holiday, while Aitutaki is the jewell of the Pacific. You cant lose here.