Travel year in review: our writers’ highlights of 2017; Rosemary Behan; The National

Algeria – Djémila

Family adventures or solo trips, budget stays or the ultimate in luxury, a look back through our travel calendars always seems to confirm time well-used. These were some of our favourite experiences on the road.

My 2017 has been more office-bound than usual, but the highlight was probably the second week of January, when I arrived on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. Owned by Sir Richard Branson and rented out under the Virgin Limited Edition brand, the far-flung island had long been on my list to visit, and the launch of a new direct Emirates service to Fort Lauderdale in Florida, as well as its code-share agreement with JetBlue, put it within striking distance. Both its physical attributes – a small, lightly developed private island with regenerating fresh air and translucent aquamarine water – and its place in the Richard Branson story made it a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

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