Uruguay

Marijuana is legal here. Need more reason to go there? Seriously?

The Amsterdam of the south is actually a gorgeous, hugely underrated country. Most people simply head to either Argentina or Brazil, on either side, but we’re adamant of the virtues of this tiny little colony.

Firstly, you can basically step back in time. Cabo Polonio is a tiny beachside town without cars, electricity, and WiFi. You can even cook the mussels washed up on the beach if you’re partial to a bit of living off the land (or you forgot to visit an ATM before arriving, like us).

Montevideo is a quirky capital with an edge, and Colonia del Sacramento is a charming border town peppered with cobbled streets, bougainvillea and ancient artefacts.