With its easy blend of French and Caribbean culture, Guadeloupe offers a charming, homegrown feel—think restaurants no fussier than somebody’s back porch and sunset markets where people sell homemade rum punch. It’s made all the more delightful by an eclectic mix of beaches, each with a distinct personality. Here are five of the best, all but one to be found on Grand Terre, Guadeloupe’s northern and most populous island.

Everybody in Tehran has a favorite kebab house. The best of the best are tucked away in hidden corners of Tehran’s Grand Bazaar. Don’t let their unassuming exteriors fool you: this is where you’ll some of Tehran’s best food. This dreamscape piece for Flung Magazine explores my journey into the labyrinth-like market to hunt down my favorite spot in town.

Browse any ranking of 2019 travel destinations and Japan is sure to be up there. The mix of ancient etiquette—think tea ceremonies and samurai history—and trailblazing futuristic culture—think robots that can hug you or serve you drinks in a bar—makes for a thrilling travel experience. Pair a city break in Tokyo with a trip to the five lakes region, and tee off at the Fuji Golf Course at Lake Yamanaka. Golf with Mount Fuji in the background? Yes please.