The best way to stave off the end-of-summer blues is by planning you next adventure and these are the eight trips you need to think about booking right now before it's too late.
City break in Rome, Italy
Rome features highly on almost everyone's bucket-list and there is no better time to explore it than this autumn. Few cities in the world can rival Rome's breath-taking architecture heritage. Whether for a weekend away or two weeks exploring, wander picturesque streets, indulge in mouth-watering food and admire stunning cityscapes, art and culture. escape the coldness at home with some Mediterranean sun, and discover why Rome is the ideal destination.
Skiing in Tignes, France
The French Alps are an all-time favourite for skiing enthusiasts. Some 300km of the best slopes in the world are to be found in Tignes, a small village in the Alps that is covered in snow every year from mid-November to the beginning of May. From the resort's highest point at 3,455m, the views are stunning. Book now for a stay in March or April to get the best all-inclusive or chalet deals. Plus the snow will still be deep and the sun should be shining.
See one of the New 7 Wonders, India
The Indian city of Agra hides one of the New Seven Wonders of the world - the Taj Mahal. The ivory-white marble mausoleum was built in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan to house his favourite wife's tomb, which became the centrepiece of a 42-acre complex. The best time to visit is between November and March, when the rains have abated and the temperatures are cooler, which makes now the perfect time to book your tickets.
Beat the crowds in Cuba
Autumn and winter escapes don't necessarily need to be spent in cottages with lakeside views. Why not plan a trip to Cuba? With the political situation in Cuba improving every day and flights from America slowly taking off, now is the perfect time to discover this fascinating island before the crowds get there. Whether you go strolling through the colourful streets of Havana, enjoy a mojito on the beach or hike around Vinales, Cuba won't disappoint you.
Cruise the South Pacific
You're most likely to find paradise in the South Pacific. Accessible from Australia and New Zealand, the South Pacific includes islands like the idyllic Fiji, Bora Bora, Tahiti and Samoa, as well as thousands of less developed and more isolated stops offering a great variety of culture, history, languages, geology and scenery. To avoid both the rain and the crowds, cruise in March or April and take in some of the world's prettiest beaches and best water sports.