Nestled in the Gulf of Mexico, this tropical old Florida charming island with beautiful white sandy beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters where dolphins and manatees are often spotted, is a place where flip flops are a way of life and it can be yours for as long as you are willing it to be.
Some would tell you, visiting St Petersburg it's like taking a cultural spa vacation. And indeed, built in 1703 by Tsar Peter the Great, this city of amazing palaces, magnificant parks, winding canals and over 800 bridges crossing them, centuries later still looks impressive, a bit shabby, but chic - and it still feels every bit the imperial capital.
This city hosts some of the world's biggest and tallest structures but until recently had no street names. Its metro is the longest rail network in the world running without drivers. It has one airport with three terminals. Every terminal is large enough to be a separate airport on its own. Crime rate, virtually zero. City: Dubai.
If you're thinking about visiting Mexico and would like to spend a few days in a very modern yet slower city, think about Guadalajara, the second most populated city in Mexico with spring-like weather. No one's in a hurry there, flowers and trees are always in bloom, making the city worth a visit at any time of year.
This British city has no royal history, numerous palaces, fortresses and attractions like London Eye. But, if something wasn't developed, produced or innovated there, most probably wasn't innovated anywhere else in the world. Say hello to Birmingham, known as "the first manufacturing town in the world".
This Mediterranean coastal city has some of the finest sandy beaches in the world, awesome nightclubs and a nightlife that just doesn't stop. Meet Tel Aviv, one of the world's most intriguing and multidimensional cities.
Imagine something really big. No, it must be bigger than that. No, the biggest. Imagine Yankee Stadium, Churchill Downs, the Rose Bowl, the Colosseum in Rome and Vatican City. Did you? They all can fit inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. That's big, and Indy is our next destination.
Built around three rivers and connected by 49 bridges, this city hosts the largest Bloco de Carnaval in the world and has some of the most famous beaches and more high-quality restaurants than any other city in Brazil north of Rio de Janeiro. Meet Recife, one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Give luck a chance to happen and get to know the tiny coastal city Macau situated in Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China, also the planet's biggest gambling centre. Yes, what used to happen in Vegas moved to Macau but Lady Luck always has her day no matter on which side of the ocean you are.
If you are planning to visit the country where the tulips grow and the windmills turn, think about visiting one very special city, Utrecht, the country's fourth largest and the most charming big city with a small-town feel.
Sochi, a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, situated on the Black Sea coast, will be one of the hottest destinations of 2014 - it won the 2014 Winter Olympic bid. And when we say the hottest destination, we mean it, because Sochi is a famous Russian beach resort.
Lucerne, located in the center of Switzerland, with its Old Town, warm swimming waters and the scenic Swiss Alps train tours, is the country's most attractive lakeside city. Some 200 million years back in history Lucerne was a subtropical beach.