The author met the mayor of Rio, to ask him about the level of safety in the famoust city of Brazil. She also visited some of the newest hotels in the city to recommend the best of them. If not to South America, then perhaps to India? Qatar Airways will take you safely to Delhi and from there, it is a stone’s throw to the beaches of Goa, Rajasthan, Agra, to Sri Lanka and even the Himalayas. Those who prefer European escapades should visit Alsace – a charming French province, which is a perfect destination for a trip along the trail of the legendary Riesling, pinot gris and muscat. The Alsatian wine route is a 180-kilometre trail that leads from Marlenheim to Thann. It is winding and varied, and at times absolutely idyllic. Another interesting option would be an autumn trip to the recently opened Club Med Belek located on the Turkish Riviera, 55 km east of Antalya. The club is open all year round and offers luxury spa, a golf course, as well as business facilities. Whatever you choose, have a great autumn trip!