While the holiday season means different things to different people, the desire to do something different and special with the people we love is pretty universal. So as we beckon in Christmas festivities and ring in the end of 2020, we unearth some amazing ways to make new memories.

Sarah Freeman embarks on a snow train ride through Switzerland on The Glacier Express, soaking up the wintery sights of Zermatt and St. Moritz. A trip based around food, culture and countryside, it is quintessential festive fodder.

Somewhere you won’t require quite so many layers is the Maldives, and I venture to Constance Halaveli to discover peace of mind in paradise. As days flit between snorkeling with sharks, siestas in a hammock and savouring the world’s best sunset from an infinity pool, it’s easy to find one’s inner equilibrium.

Closer to home, there are some beautiful festive staycations and experiences that will inject the rest of 2020 with some much-needed magic.

Wherever you choose to spend the holidays, have a wonderful time. And may the new year bring you hope, happiness and an abundance of adventure.