Eastern Canada is also a popular choice for leaf peeping, with dazzling displays of crimson red and golden yellow leaves as the aspens reveal their autumnal foliage to all who venture beneath.
Of course, Europe is a must from late November to December for its magical Christmas Markets. Enjoy a festive river cruise through Europe and stop by the wooden stalls in Nuremberg, Cologne and Vienna for handmade gifts, baubles, and artisan goods for loved ones back home. If you’re lucky you may even enjoy a white Christmas with a sprinkling of snow.
For a holiday slightly closer to home, then a Mekong river cruise
through Vietnam and Cambodia is equally worth considering. Visit ancient temples, be blessed by monks and tantalise your tastebuds with an abundance of Vietnamese and Cambodian delicacies. And if you’re brave enough you could even try tarantula! If time allows, spend a few extra nights in Ho Chi Minh City before or after your cruise to really soak up the historic sights with highlights including the Opera House, City Hall and the Reunification Palace, the city’s most iconic building.