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7. Extremadura, Spain - Santiago Urquijo/Getty Images

'The approach to Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain and part of the Southern Alps range, is one of the most spectacular drives in New Zealand - and that's saying a lot'. Read more in 'A Return to Middle Earth', Lonely Planet Traveller, January 2013 Photo by Matt Munro

Few natural phenomena have the power to beguile quite like the aurora borealis and no-one ever forgets their first experience of watching what could just be the greatest show on earth... Read more:

Bourton-on-the-Water is known as 'the Venice of the Cotswolds',UK One of the best places to visit in England! Beautiful! Convenient to many wonderful places to tour ...

Pinnawala, Sabaragamuwa River, Sri Lanka - herds of elephants often come to this river to drink, you'll almost ALWAYS see a bunch here!!

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the Rector's Palace, old town, Dubrovnik, Croatia Looks like a Harry Potter corridor @Olivia Moskowitz

Cape Town, South Africa. BelAfrique your personal travel planner -

St. Michael's Mount, Cornwall, England. St Michael's Mount is a tidal island 366 metres off the Mount's Bay coast of Cornwall, England.

Angel of the North, Newcastle - England. Always a welcome sight on my drives north.

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Day 2 - Manchester - Lake District Coniston,Lake District, England