1. Marrakech (Morocco)
This city is an abundance of colours and fabrics, an endless maze of souks, and with many mosques, palaces and gardens to keep you exploring for days on end. Be sure to avoid the warmer months, as Marrakech experiences extremely high temperatures year-round. Watch out for the snake charmers in the Djemaa el-Fna!
2. London (United Kingdom)
In this city world’s most visited city, it is perhaps no surprise that London nears the top of the list for 2015. To discover more of London beyond the tourist attractions, be sure to check out the London contributor’s top tips
4. Rome (Italy)
The eternal city has so many attractions to offer travellers that it is little wonder it scraped into the top 10 of the world’s best destinations. Be sure not to miss anything with this list of the top attractions in “Rome”.
5. Buenos Aires (Argentina)
The capital of Argentina is bursting with Spanish architectural influence and is a modern day hub for business in South America. Be sure to check out this list of the best things to see and do in Buenos Aires so you don’t miss anything!
7. Paris (France)
It is hardly a surprise to see Paris on the list – it is after all a “WOW” reader fave! The city of love has so much to offer all travellers – whether you’re loved up or flying solo. If you are indeed loved up and looking for that iconic view of the Eiffel Tower from a hotel balcony, check yourself into the Shangri-La Paris, who arguably have the best view of the tower from their gorgeous rooms and suites.
8. Cape Town (South Africa)
Cape town is fondly regarded by locals and visitors alike as the world’s prettiest city – all because of that iconic blend of where the city meets the sea and nature plays a key part in the lives of locals. If you like hiking, you’ll love making your way up the famous Table Mountain and the many activities on offer around Cape Town.
10. New York City (New York)
A city that needs no introduction – “the big apple”. Be sure to check out the various New York Neighbourhoods you must visit and for the photograph enthusiasts, here’s a quick list of the best places to take a snap in The City.
11. Zermatt (Switzerland)
And so it goes that if you love skiing, you’ll love Zermatt. This mountain resort town in Switzerland is one of the most popular in all of Europe, so you’ll need to book well in advance if you’re coming in the peak winter season. Also, it won’t come cheap!
13. Barcelona (Spain)
The capital of Catalonia is also the capital of “GREAT” food and captivating architecture. Gaudi’s legacy is to be seen throughout the city, so be sure to take the time to wander through the various neighbourhoods and appreciate the architecture up close.
14. Bangkok (Thailand)
The Thai capital makes the list thanks to its’(chaotic charm). Bursting with colour and neon signs, Bangkok mesmerises travellers as they pass through the busy city en route to the much more calm shores of Phuket, Koh Samui or other resorts.
16. Kathmandu (Nepal)
Sadly devastated by the recent earthquake, the city of “Kathmandu” has long been a favourite for the adventurous traveller. While they are still picking up the pieces given the current crisis, now might be the perfect time to visit in a capacity where you can give back on an active and engaging trip away from home.