I’ll freely admit a strong bias here, but I love the north: Scandinavia and the other Nordic countries. The fresh air, the clean water, the vast unpopulated spaces… this is where it’s at as far as I’m concerned. The light is magical, there is more wildlife that most people would think (unfortunately this also includes giant mosquitoes), and it’s home.

Having said that, as someone who loves ancient history the Mediterranean has a strong pull on me as well, although I haven’t explored it nearly enough. Nor have I seen much of eastern Europe. Nor, come to think of it, the British Isles. So much more to look forward to!