Sometimes, all we really want to do is throw a pair of flip-flops into a tote and hit the open road for a dash of adventure.
And when that urge grabs us, we want to head for a destination that’s off the beaten track and far from the madding crowds.
The eclectic top 10 edit stretches from the remote and mystical island scenery of Gotland to an ebullient Normandy port and a much-loved Yorkshire city.
Feast your eyes on Europe’s most exciting places to pop on your radar for 2017, below, and get booking that escape pronto…
1. Zagreb, Croatia
Lonely Planet says: “Urban regeneration is making the city over.”