Why not head back to the culture and excitement of big cities and rediscover the joy of live theatre in New York? Chicago’s architecture is a treat – book the must-do river tour early. Never strolled the Walk of Fame or explored the wild intersection of Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles? It’s just one small corner in a city of "I saw that on TV" landmarks (watch for celebs on hikes in Runyon Canyon and Griffith Park). Don’t forget Washington, D.C.’s incredible array of museums and historic sites – make history come alive for you and your brood. If you’re looking for a long-haul getaway, what about South America? Peru is just entering its dry season with bright, sunny days to explore the ruins of Machu Picchu. Or newly opened Australia? The Southern Hemisphere is enjoying fall and heading into winter – cooler temperatures make it a good time to explore the outback and Western Australia.