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Dominica

Dominica

Roseau, Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Portsmouth.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Mustique, Kingstown, Port Elizabeth.

Netherlands Antilles

Netherlands Antilles

Kralendijk, Curaçao, Willemstad.

Palau

Palau

A beautiful nation with a lake full of jellyfish, and much more.

Saint Martin

Saint Martin

Philipsburg, Marigot, Grand Case.

Niue

Niue

A coral island halfway between Tonga and the Cook Islands.

Wallis and Futuna

Wallis and Futuna

Mata-Utu, Futuna Island, Wallis Island.

Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea

Perhaps one of the continent's most corrupt country, where massive oil wealth is confiscated by a thuggish government, is not a terribly safe place to travel, but it has great beaches, laid-back be...

Tokelau

Tokelau

Nukunonu, Hemoana Stadium, Luana Liki Hotel.

Kiribati

Kiribati

The eastern two thirds of this sprawling island nation fall within the scope of Polynesia. Remote and poor, the sun rises first here every day.

Northern Mariana Islands

Northern Mariana Islands

The CNMI may have the planets best weather, clearest water, cleanest air, and the scuba diving, fishing, fire red sunsets, and beaches of Saipan and Rota are unimaginable.

Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau

A former Portuguese colony which has been through lots of struggle since independence and is little visited by travellers.

Kenya

Kenya

Known for its world-class safaris and beautiful beaches.

Singapore

Singapore

Modern, affluent city-state with a medley of Chinese, Indian, Malay and British influences.

Denmark

Denmark

Scandinavia's smallest nation features hundreds of islands, rolling farmland, endless beaches and a more continental vibe.

Thailand

Thailand

A rich and rewarding culture and cuisine with frenetic cities and chilled-out beaches make it a very popular destination with many visitors returning time and again.

Madagascar

Madagascar

Expect the unexpected in the land of the lemurs and the so-called eighth continent.

Cameroon

Cameroon

Sometimes referred to as Africa in Miniature, the terrain includes rain forest, desert plains, mountains and high plateau.

Swaziland

Swaziland

Mbabane, Lobamba, Hlane Royal National Park.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Basseterre, Saint Kitts, Nevis.

East Timor

East Timor

One of the world's newest and poorest states, at the eastern tip of Timor.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Huge, blessed with incredible natural wealth and beauty, culturally diverse, and is extremely unstable and dangerous.

Jersey

Jersey

The largest and most developed of the islands, with the most to do.

Isle of Man

Isle of Man

technically not a part of the UK, the Isle of Man is a small island between Great Britain and Ireland in the Irish Sea}}.

Tajikistan

Tajikistan

Central Asia's poorest backwater truly is off the beaten path, but has some incredible landscapes and Persian culture nonetheless.

Slovakia

Slovakia

Slavic region formerly best known as High Hungary, after World War One it became part of Czechoslovakia, and then sovereign since 1993.

Nauru

Nauru

An island of phosphate. The world’s smallest independent republic.

India

India

Ancient and rich culture, it is the heart of the Indian Subcontinent.

Turkey

Turkey

Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya.

Norway

Norway

Famous for deep fjords, steep mountains, countless waterfalls, wooden churches, the Northern Lights and millennial maritime traditions.

Montenegro

Montenegro

The Bay of Kotor, the Budva Riviera, winter sports and natural scenery, Montenegro is one of the most traveller-friendly countries in the region.

Libya

Libya

Large open spaces with more than 90% of the country being desert or semidesert.

São Tomé and Príncipe

São Tomé and Príncipe

Tiny islands in the Gulf of Guinea.

South Africa

South Africa

One of the richest countries in Africa has its share of wildlife and tourist-friendly sites.

Finland

Finland

Hundreds of thousands of islands and lakes to explore in this bridge to the east.

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

This tiny state is a financial centre as well as having some picture-postcard scenery in the Alps.

Fiji

Fiji

Suva, Natural attractions, Taveuni.

Republic of the Congo

Republic of the Congo

Huge tracts of forest with a small population mean great potential for eco-tourism, but the country is still to fully recover from a terrible war in the 1990s.

Kuwait

Kuwait

Kuwait City, Salmiya, Khaitan.

Nigeria

Nigeria

A vast, dangerous, chaotic, overpopulated, and always fascinating country, with great wealth—little of it shared with its people.

Mongolia

Mongolia

A nomadic land of vast spaces and mystic Buddhism.

Ecuador

Ecuador

Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca.

Tuvalu

Tuvalu

One of the smallest countries in the world in terms of population.

Palestinian territories

Palestinian territories

Two physically separate territories, the West Bank to the east of the Jordan River and the Gaza Strip in the southwest along the Mediterranean coast.

Portugal

Portugal

This stunning country is bordered by Spain and the picturesque Atlantic Ocean.

Philippines

Philippines

Asia's sleeping tiger that has yet to achieve its full economic potential.

Morocco

Morocco

Situated on both the North Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.

Canada

Canada

The Great White North certainly has vast expanses of unspoiled wilderness, but it also features some of the world's most modern, cosmopolitan cities.

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Some of the best beaches anywhere in the world, and huge potential for tourism, but held back by enormous transport infrastructure problems and extreme poverty.

Estonia

Estonia

The most Nordic of the three Baltic countries, with linguistic connections to Finland.

Lebanon

Lebanon

Beirut, Byblos, Baalbek.

Nepal

Nepal

Home to Mount Everest, adventure tourism, and pure hospitality.

Colombia

Colombia

Bogotá, Medellín, Cali.

Comoros

Comoros

Tiny Indian Ocean island group between Madagascar and Mozambique.

Jordan

Jordan

Amman, Petra, Aqaba.

Italy

Italy

Rome, Florence, Venice and Pisa are on many travellers' itineraries, but these are just a few of Italy's destinations.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

A political hotbed, but also an impressive mix of cultures with beautiful historic cities.

Suriname

Suriname

Paramaribo, Surinamese Rainforest, Flora.

Maldives

Maldives

Paradise on earth, home to gorgeous beaches and has cultural influences from India and the Middle East.

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Landlocked country that is very off the beaten path for visitors.

Eritrea

Eritrea

This relatively small nation has heavy Arab and African influences.

Syria

Syria

Damascus, Aleppo, Palmyra.

Croatia

Croatia

One of the most visited countries worldwide, Croatia has renowned natural beauty.

Australia

Australia

The largest and most populous country in Oceania, very often considered a continent by itself.

Mexico

Mexico

Mexico is a big tourist attraction for sun-seekers, naturalists/ecotourists and historians alike; the first flock to Mexico's tropical beaches, while the latter will find everything from Mayan ruin...

Serbia

Serbia

Historic cities, monasteries, national parks and a good nightlife, Serbia has a lot to offer the traveller.

Bolivia

Bolivia

La Paz, Sucre, Tiwanaku.

Oman

Oman

Muscat, Khasab, Nizwa.

Ghana

Ghana

So-called "Africa for Beginners"—West Africa's richest, most-English speaking country, with highly varied landscapes, a few off-the-beaten-path beach getaways, and the solemn, imposing slave castle...

North Korea

North Korea

Orwell's worst nightmares come true.

Gabon

Gabon

Has escaped the strife afflicting other Central African states; rich in oil and mineral reserves and a high biodiversity.

Greenland

Greenland

A self-governing country, but still part of Denmark, Greenland is a vast island of stark landscapes and midnight sun.

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda

Saint John's, English Harbour, Antigua.

Greece

Greece

With the most hours of sun in Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean is a haven for beach-goers, party-people and cultural enthusiasts alike, and is known for its rich and tasty cuisine.

Lesotho

Lesotho

The Kingdom in the Sky.

Bermuda

Bermuda

Overseas territory of the United Kingdom.

Peru

Peru

Lima, Cuzco, Arequipa.

Benin

Benin

A safe and relatively easy country for travellers to visit; birthplace of the Voodoo religion and former home of the Kingdom of Dahomey.

Tonga

Tonga

The so-called “Friendly islands” and a Kingdom. But traditional and modern cultures are now clashing.

Mauritius

Mauritius

Tropical Indian Ocean island.

Mali

Mali

A country with a remarkable history and heritage; home to the ancient trade capitals and seats of learning of Djenné and Timbuktu.

Ukraine

Ukraine

Lviv, Kiev, Odessa.

Angola

Angola

Former Portuguese colony which went through a brutal civil war. Now largely safe, but has been surprisingly slow to appear on the tourist radar.

Chad

Chad

Completely land-locked, and well off-the-beaten-path for all but the hardiest of travellers; very unstable in the north.

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

A melting pot of East and West, with beautiful beaches.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

San Juan, Toro Negro State Forest, Vieques.

Indonesia

Indonesia

The sleeping giant of Southeast Asia and the world's largest archipelago, with more than 18,000 islands spanning three time zones.

Senegal

Senegal

West Africa's other "visitor-friendly" destination, with tasty food, nice beaches, and French colonial history.

Uganda

Uganda

Wildlife abounds and this is the best place for treks into the Congolese jungle to visit the nearly extinct mountain gorillas.

Niger

Niger

Similar in nature to neighbouring Mali and perhaps the most popular Sahelian country with travellers.

Hungary

Hungary

A beautiful and untouched country with lush forests and breath-taking lakes.

Algeria

Algeria

The largest country in Africa.

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

Tropical rainforest, great scenery and diverse cultures. An adventurous, rarely visited travel destination where caution is advised.

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Wild Wadi Water Park.

Iran

Iran

Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz.

Haiti

Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Citadelle Laferrière, Cap-Haïtien.

Iraq

Iraq

Arbil, Baghdad, Samarra.

San Marino

San Marino

Basilica di San Marino, Guaita, The Three Towers of San Marino.

Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands

Site of U.S. nuclear tests on Bikini Atoll.

Djibouti

Djibouti

Small country across the Gulf of Aden from Yemen and largely Arabic in nature.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Jeddah, Riyadh, Mecca.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

The pearl of the Orient, has a tropical climate and cultural influences from the rest of South Asia.

Belgium

Belgium

Historically the battefield for World War One, this picturesque country is often seen as the figurehead of the EU.

Spain

Spain

One of Europe's best loved destinations for holidays and living, Spain has the most to offer of the Iberian countries.

Brazil

Brazil

Iguaçu Falls, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro.

Nicaragua

Nicaragua

Managua, San Juan del Sur, Granada.

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands

The Baths, Tortola, Diving.

Zambia

Zambia

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone, South Luangwa National Park.

Venezuela

Venezuela

Canaima National Park, Caracas, National parks of Venezuela.

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

The world's largest landlocked nation is sparsely populated, dominated by archetypal Central Asian steppe, with deep reserves of fossil fuels, and pockets of beautiful wilderness for outdoors enthu...

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan

A truly beautiful country high in the mountains, and with the exception of the admittedly fascinating but unsafe Ferghana Valley, Central Asia's easiest and perhaps most pleasant place to visit.

Montserrat

Montserrat

Brades, Soufrière Hills Volcano Hazard Zone, Plymouth.

Guyana

Guyana

Georgetown, Kaieteur Falls, Lethem.

Burma

Burma

Ancient country with a history that includes both ruling its own Empire and being part of the British Empire.

United States Virgin Islands

United States Virgin Islands

Natural attractions, Charlotte Amalie, Saint John.

Honduras

Honduras

Roatán, Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula.

Egypt

Egypt

Home of the ancient Egyptian civilization, with its temples, hieroglyphs, mummies.

French Polynesia

French Polynesia

Includes three islands with a strong claim to being the most beautiful island in the world, Bora Bora, Tahiti and Moorea, but also Mururoa where the French carried out nuclear tests until 1996.

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan

An amalgam of desert moonscapes and arid mountains, dotted with the ruins of great ancient civilizations, and ruled until recently by a post-Soviet lunatic cultivating one of the most bizarre cults...

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Africa's second largest population; an old Christian country, home to castles, beautiful monasteries, and wonderful food.

Cape Verde

Cape Verde

Tiny Atlantic island group off the coast of Senegal with wonderful beaches.

China

China

The giant of East Asia, with a vast array of cultural and natural treasures among the frenzied development.

Liberia

Liberia

Settled by former African American slaves in the 19th Century, this country has been through murderous conflicts, and it is too dangerous to visit outside Monrovia.

Vanuatu

Vanuatu

Port-Vila, Tanna, Luganville.

Tanzania

Tanzania

Mt. Kilimanjaro and major game parks.

Monaco

Monaco

Oceanographic Museum, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Jardin Exotique de Monaco.

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Beautiful forests and mountains, and some of the most notable architectural attractions in Europe, bordered by the Bohemian Forest.

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

Honiara, Rennell Island, East Rennell.

Afghanistan

Afghanistan

One-time backpacker Shangri-La, but after 30 years of bloody (and ongoing) war, famine, and nightmare politics, it holds considerably less touristic appeal today.

United States

United States

One of the largest, most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations on Earth includes some of the world's most famous cities, natural parks of unspeakable beauty, and virtually everything in betw...

Malawi

Malawi

The warm heart of Africa, around Lake Malawi.

Federated States of Micronesia

Federated States of Micronesia

FSM scuba diving along with Palau and the Marianas is the world's best and includes the wrecks of Chuuk, Pohnpei, and the mantas of Yap.

New Caledonia

New Caledonia

Nouméa, Bourail, Wildlife.

Central African Republic

Central African Republic

Dense jungle in the south and semi arid in the Sahelian north, this very unstable country is very much off the radar for visitors.

Moldova

Moldova

A pastoral and multi-ethnic country, only considered Balkan due to its cultural ties with Romania.

Netherlands

Netherlands

A flat country that is consistently changed by the seas. Inventive minds in Dutch history developed a technique for claiming land back from the ocean.

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Bayahibe, Santo Domingo, Las Terrenas.

Guinea

Guinea

Some great hill scenery (the Switzerland of Africa), major rainforests and Atlantic beaches, ravaged by decades of political turmoil and lawlessness.

Panama

Panama

Panama City, Boquete, Portobelo.

Malaysia

Malaysia

Multicultural country covering the skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur and the jungle-dwelling tribes of Borneo.

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

This small Duchy once laid claims for the entire Benelux region around 600 years ago.

Andorra

Andorra

A tiny land-locked country in the Pyrenees mountains.

Guatemala

Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala City, Tikal.

Belize

Belize

San Pedro Town, Caye Caulker, Belize Barrier Reef.

The Bahamas

The Bahamas

Nassau, Long Island, Freeport.

Guernsey

Guernsey

Smaller than Jersey, and pretty, with a smaller town but less open countryside than Jersey.

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

With cities such as Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Tashkent, and other old Silk Road citadels, this country has way more than its fair share of culture and history.

Cyprus

Cyprus

Paphos, Ayia Napa, Limassol.

Barbados

Barbados

Bridgetown, Holetown, Speightstown.

Taiwan

Taiwan

An island of sharp contrasts: lush mountains, skyscrapers, gentle tai-chi and good food.

Qatar

Qatar

Doha, Zubarah Fort, Zubarah.

Anguilla

Anguilla

The Valley, Prickly Pear Cays, Sombrero.

Sudan

Sudan

One of the largest countries in Africa and home to the world's oldest continuous major civilisations; sadly very prone to conflict in recent years.

El Salvador

El Salvador

Natural attractions, San Salvador, Izalco.

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago

Port of Spain, San Fernando, Tobago.

Martinique

Martinique

Mount Pelée, Fort-de-France, Saint-Pierre.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Once known as the breadbasket of Africa, widely known for its famous landmarks, tourist attractions and varied scenery.

American Samoa

American Samoa

Natural attractions, Tutuila, Pago Pago.

Mauritania

Mauritania

Interest for the traveller here is primarily centred on the Saharan dune regions.

Paraguay

Paraguay

Asunción, Ciudad del Este, Encarnación.

Israel

Israel

Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Eilat.

Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe

Basse-Terre, Fort Napoléon des Saintes, Natural attractions.

Latvia

Latvia

A predominately Protestant country, its forefathers were of Germanic background.

Iceland

Iceland

Spectacular scenery of volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, and waterfalls on this North Atlantic island.

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands

Diving, George Town, Grand Cayman.

Botswana

Botswana

Famous for the rich wildlife of the Okavango Delta.

Aruba

Aruba

Palm Beach, Oranjestad, San Nicolaas.

Cambodia

Cambodia

Home of the ancient city of Angkor, still recovering from decades of war.

Lithuania

Lithuania

An expanding economic market, it has some of the best natural countryside in Europe.

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia

Soufriere, Gros Islet, Castries.

Bahrain

Bahrain

Manama, Muharraq, Bahrain Island.

Jamaica

Jamaica

Negril, Ocho Rios, Kingston.

Yemen

Yemen

Sana'a, Socotra, Aden.

Slovenia

Slovenia

Often called the miniature Europe, it is on the crossroads of the Slavic, Germanic and the Romantic world.

Poland

Poland

Formerly the sleeping giant of Europe, modern-day Poland is a thriving nation with important national parks and countless historical attractions.

Albania

Albania

A beautiful and diverse country with impressive castles, long coastlines and a unique culture and history.

Pakistan

Pakistan

Rich in culture and history, varying climates and terrains from hot deserts to snowy mountains, and home of 5 out of only 14 "eight-thousanders" on earth.

Samoa

Samoa

Two main volcanic islands with luxuriant vegetation, traditional culture and wonderful open-sided houses.

Guam

Guam

The large and growing US military presence coupled with an expanding tourism industry makes Guam one of the most economically stable areas of Micronesia.

Argentina

Argentina

Buenos Aires, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Nahuel Huapi National Park.

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

The richest state of the Caucasus, its capital awash in oil wealth and international business, wonderful old palaces of the Shirvan Shahs in Baku and Sheki, Zoroastrian fire temples, barren landsca...

Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Home of beautiful mangroves and the world's longest beach.

Rwanda

Rwanda

Gorillas in the mist.

Somalia

Somalia

One of the least visited nations on earth, it is by no coincidence that the nation is also wrought with political instability, civil war, and rampant kidnapping/abductions.

Togo

Togo

A small, sleepy country that is home to no less than 40 different ethnic groups, and the surreal villages of Tamberma Valley.

Laos

Laos

The forgotten, but growing, country of Southeast Asia, landlocked by Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

French Guiana

French Guiana

Cayenne, Kourou, Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni.

Armenia

Armenia

An ancient, millennia-old civilization amidst stark mountain landscapes and remote canyons.

Pitcairn Islands

Pitcairn Islands

Home to descendants of the Bounty mutineers.

Republic of Macedonia

Republic of Macedonia

Known for its traditional villages and churches, Macedonia also has some of the best wildlife.

Vietnam

Vietnam

Firmly marching down the road to capitalism as one of the world's fastest growing economies. One of the more popular tourist destinations in the area.

Mozambique

Mozambique

Relax on the stunningly beautiful beaches and reefs or get into the backcountry and do some exploring.

Sweden

Sweden

Scandinavia's largest country by area and population is home of endless forests, clear blue lakes and the beautiful archipelagos along its coasts.

Romania

Romania

While technically not entirely Balkan (the region of Transylvania lies in Central Europe), Romania offers a wonderful combination of old and new, mixing dance halls with Dracula.

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Often called the 'Emerald Isle', Ireland is home to some of the best-kept natural scenery, as well as an expansive and fascinating history, with a landscape that never ceases to astound the eyes an...

Russia

Russia

Largely inaccessible from the independent Southern Caucasus states, this beautiful region of extraordinary mountains and river gorges, delicious food, stunning stone mountaintop villages, legendary...

Georgia

Georgia

The lush green heart of the Caucasus, with fabulous cuisine and culture, incredibly diverse landscapes, and an exceptional wealth of ancient churches, cathedrals, monasteries, and cave cities.

Brunei

Brunei

a sovereign country occupying two small portions of the northwestern coast.

Belarus

Belarus

Minsk, Brest, Gomel.

Austria

Austria

The Alps, historic cities and villages, and a wealth of cultural attractions, Austria really is the country of the Arts.

Chile

Chile

Santiago de Chile, Valparaíso, Torres del Paine National Park.

Namibia

Namibia

Namibia produces some of the world's highest quality diamonds.

Grenada

Grenada

St. George's, Sauteurs, Hillsborough.

Seychelles

Seychelles

A group of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar.

Cook Islands

Cook Islands

Fifteen islands spread out over an Exclusive Economic Zone of 2,200,000 square kilometres.

South Sudan

South Sudan

The world's newest country, split off from warring neighbor Sudan in July 2011.

Uruguay

Uruguay

Montevideo, Punta del Este, Colonia.

Burundi

Burundi

On the shores of Lake Tanganyika; largely deforested and has precious little to interest the visitor.

Japan

Japan

One of the most ultramodern countries in the world with advanced technologies; skyscrapers in the Megalopolis; empire of cool cultures: Samurai, Ninja, Sushi, Hello Kitty, Pokémon, and Nintendo.

Bhutan

Bhutan

A Buddhist-majority country influenced by East Asian culture and way of life.

The Gambia

The Gambia

Tiny coastal nation popular with European beach package tourists and birdwatchers.

Malta

Malta

Valletta, Mdina, Sliema.

South Korea

South Korea

Dynamic but still undiscovered destination of East Asia (at least for Western travelers).

New Zealand

New Zealand

Although, like most countries, tiny in size compared to Australia, a major destination and widely regarded as one of the most pristine and beautiful countries on earth.

Switzerland

Switzerland

This financial leader has some of the best ski resorts in the world.

Réunion

Réunion

Piton des Neiges, Conservatoire botanique national de Mascarin, Saint-Leu.

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Natural attractions, Tórshavn, Gjógv.

Saint Barthélemy

Saint Barthélemy

Gustavia, Wildlife.

France

France

France is the world's most popular destination and one of the most geographically diverse countries of Europe.

Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast

Formerly something of a jewel in the West African crown, this nation has taken huge steps backwards due to recent political driven conflict.

Tunisia

Tunisia

Located in the very centre of Mediterranean Africa.

Cuba

Cuba

Havana, Varadero, Trinidad.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, Corcovado National Park.

Germany

Germany

The economic powerhouse of Europe with major metropolitan cities and some lovely countryside.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

From the rolling hills of England, to the deep valleys of Wales, the beautiful glens of Scotland to the fishing markets of Northern Ireland, the former heart of the world's largest empire remains j...