It is now easier than ever before to experience the cultures of countries around the globe. Media has opened virtual portals into all the cultural holiday destinations imaginable, but to fully appreciate the authenticity of a location, one must be truly immersed in it. If I was asked to condense my choices into a list of top five cultural holiday destinations, my selection would simply have to include Egypt, the Mediterranean, Asia, Africa and Finland. Each region is rich in history and yet has many contemporary delights to offer. My top five destinations also provide an insight into nature and wildlife. What could be more thrilling that meeting the Sámi people of Finland, witnessing the wildlife of Africa, walking among the ruins of Rome and Istanbul and discovering the hidden secrets of the Pharaohs?