July

July is road-trip perfect along California's coast-hugging Highway 1 – if you're starting up in wine country and heading for LA, don't miss breathtaking Big Sur in the middle. The vine-framed valleys along the Douro in Portugal are ideal for rustic relaxation – and plenty of wine. In Italy, leave Tuscany to the tourists and feel the Pull of Puglia: a laidback playground of blue sea, golden sands and olive groves.