Now... Hurtigruten is offering the chance to spy the Northern Lights in Norway on 2 November. The seven-night “Voyage North” from Bergen to Kirkenes on the MS Vesteralen costs £825pp, full board; flights to Norway not included.

Soon... Get in the festive mood with a trip to New York over Thanksgiving. Western & Oriental has a four-night stay at the Dream Downtown that departs on 27 November and costs £869pp with American Airlines flights from Heathrow.

Later... Start the New Year with an adventure. On 24 January, Virgin Holidays has an 11-day tour around Japan’s Golden Route for £2,740pp, which includes flights to Tokyo, mixed-board accommodation and sightseeing.