Many explorers cannot wait to get away on holiday so that they can participate in some of the more dangerous and extreme activities in life. For the really adventuresome, Darwin, Macau and Alaska offer some thrilling excursions that will be remembered forever.
City breaks are the ideal way to spend a weekend away. For travellers looking for something a little more unusual in 2012, heading to Russia could be ideal. St Petersburg offers culture, history and beautiful architecture for a long weekend retreat.
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Many honeymooners want to do something active on their romantic getaway, and there is nothing better than diving below the waves and exploring marine life. There are some incredible locations around the world that combine romance and diving, with the Maldives, the Bahamas and Egypt all ideal.
Read more: Top diving spots for couples
Holiday budgets may be on many people's mind this summer, and those travelling to Paris may be concerned about accommodation costs. However, enjoying a camping holiday in rural France and making day trips into the capital could be the ideal solution.
Read more: Ideal spots for Parisian camping
Many people travel the world over looking for some of the planet's most gorgeous architecture. For those who love engineering and want to see some of man's greatest achievements, there are three top bridges that should not be missed from any world tour.
Travelling to the East is becoming more popular than ever before for many British individuals who want to explore the many mysteries that this part of the world offers. For those visiting Malaysia, Penang is a must-see, and will offer thrilling entertainment, mouth-wateringly good food and traditional culture to indulge in.
Read more: Explore Penang for an extraordinary getaway
Oslo is a popular city for many people to explore, and British travellers are increasingly travelling to Norway in search of new sights and sounds. Now, pop art legend Sir Peter Blake has created a 1,200sqm wall frieze in the city, adding even more incentive for people to explore this vibrant destination.
Read more: New British artwork to lure tourists to Oslo
The number of British travellers visiting Africa has greatly increased over the past few years. For those looking for a new spot to enjoy a safari, in addition to having the challenge of climbing formidable mountains, Tanzania is a top spot.
Travellers to Iceland all too often stay within the confines of Reykjavik. However, the southern landscape has a lot on offer, and for those wanting to see the Northern Lights, icy landscapes and black sandy shores, this region of Iceland is perfect.
Read more: Explore Iceland's southern landscapes
Whilst a beach holiday may appeal to some people, many urbanites lust after cityscapes and bustling metropolises. However, in 2012, many European cities are creating urban beaches, offering the ideal place to sip a cocktail on the sand without having to head to the coast.
Read more: Just the Flight's 2012 urban summer beaches
There are a vast number of popular destinations around the world to explore, and this summer British tourists will be jetting off in their thousands for holidays abroad. For those who have still to make up their minds where to go, Just the Flight can recommend Belize, Curacao and Argentina.
Those looking for an American holiday often forget to consider Philadelphia in their list of options; however, this is an iconic and historic city that has shaped America's growth. It has numerous activities and attractions for the entire family to enjoy.
The Mediterranean is a very traditional hotspot for British tourists wanting sun and sand. This summer, a quieter country to visit is Malta, and what the country lacks in tourist crowds it makes up for in abundant culture and history.
Read more: Malta ideal for a calm Mediterranean retreat
For visitors to New Zealand, exploring Wellington is a must. This harbour city offers the stunning sights of the Cook Straits whilst providing a friendly and welcoming atmosphere to holiday in. With many attractions and a laidback cafÃ© ambiance, Wellington is a great relaxing destination.
Holidaying in France is very popular, and many British tourists will be heading into the country in summer 2012. A small and often forgotten hotspot is Burgundy, offering historic towns, beautiful scenery, and French culture not inundated with tourists.
Read more: Burgundy is an undiscovered French hotspot
Holidaying can be an expensive luxury, and the economic climate may have cut some people's budgets; however, adventure retreats can be enjoyed on a budget, and hiking in Slovenia, skiing in Greece and water sports in Portugal are all ideal for those wanting to save money.
British holidaymakers increasingly look to safaris as a great adventure holiday during which they can discover some of the planet's most famed creatures. For those who want guaranteed sightings of wild elephants, travelling to Sri Lanka this summer will offer the perfect holiday experience.
Morocco is a great destination to explore for those who want something different to the northern Mediterranean and European countries. Cross the sea and visitors to Marrakech will find a quirky and immersive culture that will offer plenty of vibrant photo opportunities and souvenir shopping spots.
Canada is a stunning nation to visit at any time of the year, and the country is well known for its many outdoor activities; however, if British travellers do not want to hike or climb through the Rocky Mountains, indulging in a train journey will offer an alternative and romantic retreat.