Your weekly dose of travel inspiration is coming at you hot and fast.
First, we get into the swing of things with a beachside rope swing that puts your childhood playgrounds to shame. For other water-adjacent activities, we head to a sunset slackline in Menorca and a cliff in Oahu that’s begging for a backflip. If you’re not the athletic type, perhaps the natural hot springs in Pamukkale, Turkey, are more your speed.
Urban adventures can be found in a colourful art installation in France and an equally colourful night market in Bangkok. While you’re in Thailand, you won’t want to miss the enchanted spectacle of Chiang Mai’s Yi Peng Lantern Festival. This year’s will fall on the full moon of November 15.
And speaking of spectacles, some of this week’s otherworldly destinations barely look like places on planet earth. Picture Lake could be a fairytale setting and the crater of Maui’s Haleakalā volcano might as well be Mars. Be on the lookout for Matt Damon if you go for a hike.