Celebrate the cheaper rates and emptier beaches that September brings as children all around the world return to school. We don't think you need to find an excuse any better than that to book a holiday.
With a wealth of world-class historic sites, it's fantastic that peaceful Jordan has remained a region of calm despite the issues that define its neighbouring counties. It's also a land of experiences as exhilarating as they are varied; the iconic nabatean city of Petra and the Roman city of Jerash can be combined with hikes through forested nature reserves, vast craggy gorges and rust-red deserts where towering rocky outcrops rise from the shifting sands.
Rising out of the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, this archipelago remains Portugal’s best kept secret. Formed by a volcanic eruption, the Azores still bear the hallmarks of their origin, from black-sand beaches to bubbling hot springs. Boasting scenic coastal paths, vast natural craters, and cascading waterfalls, the islands’ diverse and unspoilt landscapes also make them a haven for wildlife. Dotted with picturesque Portuguese villages, the Azores remain faithful to traditions of old, as seen in their beautifully restored 16th-century quintas and tea-making practices.
Set in the North Atlantic somewhere between Greenland and Scandinavia, Iceland is a treasure trove of natural wonders. From September through to March, the iconic Northern Lights illuminate the night sky above the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, while the geothermal springs of the Blue Lagoon simmer away all year round. Book a photography tour and capture images of North Iceland’s cinematic landscape under the guidance of an expert travel photographer.