The great American writer Mark Twain understood wanderlust.

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover."

Of course, Twain lived before the age of aviation took off. Were Twain born a hundred years later, Huckleberry Finn might have stowed away on a private jet instead of a raft.

Fortunately, reader, you dwell in the year 2018, and rather than float down the Mississippi River, you can rent a Gulfstream G600 and take to the skies.

And since time is the most precious of commodities, we've curated a world tour that will only take a week (more or less).

Just don't invite Tom Sawyer. He'll ruin the whole book.