It’s no secret that travelling can clear your mind and boost your spirit — so it’s no wonder that in the first quarter of 2020, UK residents made 13.9 million visits abroad. However, it can be tricky to find the perfect city break for you, which is why we’ve picked our four favourites for inspiration.

Whether you’re a beach bunny, or you love the slopes, you’ll find the right city to visit in our fun guide. We’ve even got top tips for applying to move there if you’re looking for a permanent change of scenery. Just read on for everything you need to know.

1. Singapore

With fantastic culture and spectacular technology, Singapore is the perfect destination for those who want a stimulating trip. This city really does have something for everyone — spend a day relaxing on the pristine beaches, sample Michelin Star cuisine in one of the many excellent restaurants, or take a trip to the high-class Orchard Road shopping centre.

If you’re looking to move permanently, this could be the right city for you. With over 2.16 immigrants, there is a thriving multicultural population. If you want more information on permanently moving to Singapore, check out this page that helps you fill out an application for a PR here in Singapore.

2. Moscow

This gorgeous city is steeped in culture, perfect if you want an unforgettable trip. You can explore one of the many ornate Russian Orthodox churches, check out the iconic St Basil’s Cathedral, or even take a sleeper train to St Petersburg and watch the Russian countryside fly by.

The Russian capital is also filled with history — as well as several grand museums and the Kremlin, there is also an opportunity to experience history up close and personal by visiting Lenin’s Mausoleum where the controversial leader is preserved for visitors to see. For lovers of architecture and culture, this is the perfect city for you.

3. Canberra

If your trip to Australia just involves Sydney, you’re seriously missing out. One of the most interesting things about the Australian capital city is that it was entirely planned, rather than developing organically like most major metropolitan hubs.

This destination is perfect if you want to combine relaxation and education. Visit the National Library of Australia, the Museum of Australian Democracy, or the Australian National Gallery to get your culture fix, before relaxing under azure skies by one of the many open-air swimming pools or parks. It’s no wonder than Canberra remains such a hidden gem.

4. Dar es Salaam

This Tanzanian coastal area is a gorgeous city, perfect for travelers who want their dose of sun and sea without visiting the same old areas over and over again. It’s particularly known for clear sandy beaches, great for snorkeling or sunbathing. It also has an excellent seafood trade, perfect if you have any foodies in your group.

The city is also full of exciting things for tourists to do. One of the best ways to break up your stay is to take a safari into central Tanzania and look out for the huge range of animals native to the country — including hippos, elephants, rhino, and lion.

Enjoy Your Trip

Now that you know about these four underrated cities you’re ready for an unforgettable trip. Whether you want to immerse yourself in culture, explore history, try out a range of high adrenaline activities, or just have an enjoyable time sunbathing on unspoiled beaches, these four cities provide the perfect opportunity for you.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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