One minute you're skimming over parasols and beach cafes, the next you're climbing the final few hundred feet to Sierra Nevada.
Based in the UK? Get in the yuletide spirit by visiting some of these markets.
Cast and crew descended on Osuna's century-old bullfighting ring in October 2014 to film what is regarded as one of the season's best scenes.
Frankfurt's Senckenberg Natural History Museum has brought in new technology to bring dinosaurs back to life.
If you have serious cash to splash, you can't visit Paris without staying at the Ritz.
Few outside this island nation had heard of Eyjafjallajokull - and even fewer could pronounce it - when the volcano erupted in April 2010.
London's Buckingham Palace is set to get a £369-million overhaul that will last until 2027.
Size doesn't matter at the Icelandic Phallological Museum, home to the world's largest collection of penises. [VIDEO]
On average, 1 000 people scare themselves half to death every day by walking over Germany's longest suspension footbridge.
With such a diverse environment, it's no real surprise that Scandinavia specialises in everything from chic city breaks to sporty outdoor escapes.
Hotels in Assisi are doing their bit to boost Italy's flagging birth rate by offering a free holiday to couples who conceive there.
People will be able to visit the arched walkways where senators and plebeians once gathered.
It may sound a bit like a Slavic belch, but this pearl of the Adriatic has become the world's oyster, writes Caroline Hurry.
Over the course of 24 films, James Bond's private apartment has been shown just three times. But do you know exactly where it is?
A village, which over centuries lived off agriculture and wool, Santo Stefano di Sessanio has just 108 inhabitants.