In the Alps, half term should now over for the French (which runs for the whole of February), so this is a great time to go skiing if you’re not travelling with children. The Caribbean is a delight, and the Maldives and Sri Lanka are in their prime season, as well as much of South East Asia, including Borneo, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Discover Japan’s cherry blossom season in all its glory – an omen for good fortune and an emblem for love. If you want to go on safari, Kenya and Tanzania are perfect for game viewing at this time, or if it’s culture and desert sands you’re after, try Oman or Egypt. You could visit the fascinating Galapagos islands, with some of the best in extraordinary wildlife.