Now is definitely the time for some pre-Christmas sun before the long winter evenings set in and the pre-Christmas social whirl begins.
Dubai is the perfect antidote to a grey British winter and surprisingly close. Head there for a short break or as a stopover end-route to Asia for opulent five-star hotels overlooking the Arabian Sea and luxurious desert camps providing camel adventures and jeep safaris.
The Maldives comes into season now providing endless opportunities for desert island bliss, superb diving and pure indulgence. Remaining in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius offers great weather and great value while the Seychelles are an island-hopper’s dream.
Further east, the captivating architecture of Angkor in Cambodia combined with south coast beach and the cultural highlights of Laos, such as temple-filled Luang Prabang, or cruising the Mekong make an ideal long haul adventure. Alternatively, Myanmar is enjoying mild weather perfect for cruising up the Irrawaddy, hot air ballooning over Bagan, strolling through the tribal villages of the Shan Highlands or relaxing on the beautiful beaches at Ngapali.
Spring has sprung in Australia and November is a great time to experience wilderness adventures and magnificent reef diving as well as the glamour Sydney before perhaps a tour of the Hunter Valley vineyards.