Clean and orderly island-city state. The most economically developed country in South East Asia.
Known for its world-class safaris and beautiful beaches.
The smallest, flattest and most continental of the Scandinavian countries.
The Land of Smiles with frenetic cities and chilled-out beaches, the most popular destination in the region.
ancient and historical. Rich culture and traditions with multiple languages and over a billion lives there.
one of the most ultramodern countries in the world with advanced technologies; skyscrapers in the Megalopolis; empire of cool cultures: Samurai, Ninja, Zen, Sushi, Hello Kitty, Pokémon, and Nintendo.
Kiev, Lviv, Odessa.
Caters for the eco and budget minded travelers.
- former Denebian penal colony, whose descendants include the platypus, koala, and kangaroo.
One of the smallest countries in the world in terms of population.
Barcelona, Madrid, Teide National Park.
Rome, Florence, Venice and Pisa are on many travellers' itineraries, but these are just a few of Italy's destinations.
The sleeping giant of Southeast Asia and the world's largest archipelago, with more than 18,000 islands spanning three time zones.
The Great White North certainly has vast expanses of unspoiled wilderness, but it also features some of the world's most modern, cosmopolitan cities.
Tiny Atlantic island group off the coast of Senegal with wonderful beaches.
The economic powerhouse of Europe with major metropolitan cities and some lovely countryside.
Russia is a country of vast, empty expanses that spans all the way east to the Pacific Ocean.
One of the richest countries in Africa has its share of wildlife and tourist-friendly sites.
Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya.
A major destination, with well-developed facilities for travellers.
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...
the giant of East Asia, with a vast array of cultural and natural treasures among the rising skyline.
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala City, Tikal.
Belgrade, Novi Sad, Pristina.
Buenos Aires, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Nahuel Huapi National Park.
Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht.
Zurich, Zermatt, Basel.
Lisbon, Sintra, Porto.
Formerly the sleeping giant of Europe, modern-day Poland is a thriving nation with important national parks and countless historical attractions.
Counting the most amount of sun-hours in Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean is a haven for beach-goers, party-people and cultural enthusiasts alike.
Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Brașov.
Beautiful forests and mountains, and some of the most notable architectural attractions in Europe.
Plitvice Lakes National Park, Dubrovnik, Zagreb.
Iguaçu Falls, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo.
Mexico is a big tourist attraction for sun-seekers and historians alike; the former flock to Mexico's tropical beaches, while the latter find the artifacts of the ancient Aztec and Mayan civilizati...
Budapest, Esztergom, Szentendre.
The Alps, historic cities and villages, and a wealth of cultural attractions.
Santiago de Chile, Valparaíso, Torres del Paine National Park.
Hundreds of thousands of islands and lakes to explore in this bridge to the east.
Scandinavia's largest country by area and population with tens of thousands of island around its coastline.
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.
Multicultural country covering the skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur and the jungle headhunters of Borneo.
Sofia, Varna, Pirin National Park.
Asia's sleeping tiger that has yet to achieve its full economic potential.
Interresting for its countryside, especially the Tatra Mountains, caves and castles.
Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp.
a sovereign country occupying two small portions of the northwestern coast.
Lima, Machu Picchu, Cuzco.
dynamic but still not publicly documented destination of East Asia (at least for Western tourism).
Dublin, Liscannor, Killarney National Park.
La Paz, Copacabana, Sucre.
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Eilat.
Famous for deep fjords, steep mountains, and wooden churches.
Manuel Antonio, Tortuguero National Park, Fortuna.
Mt. Kilimanjaro and major game parks.
an island of sharp contrasts: lush mountains, skyscrapers, gentle tai-chi and good food.
Bogotá, Cartagena, Medellín.
home to Mount Everest, adventure tourism, and smiling people.
pearl of the Orient.
Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca.
rich in Islamic culture, varying climates and terrains from hot deserts to mountains.
Canaima National Park, Caracas, Maracaibo.
Tallinn, Tartu, Soomaa National Park.
Namibia produces some of the world's highest quality diamonds.
Situated on both the North Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea.
Home of the ancient Egyptian civilization, with its temples, hieroglyphs, mummies.
Wildlife abounds and this is the best place for treks into the Congolese jungle to visit the nearly extinct mountain gorillas.
Petra, Amman, Aqaba.
Panama City, Boquete, Portobelo.
Vilnius, Kaunas, Trakai.
Often called the miniature Europe, it is on the crossroads of the Slavic, Germanic and the Romanic world.
Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz.
Riga, Liepaja, Jūrmala.
Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Sukhumi.
Diving, Belize Barrier Reef, Caye Caulker.
Africa's second largest population; an old Christian country, home to castles, beautiful monasteries, and wonderful food.
Crime was a major concern and they are still recovering economically from decades of war, but Siem Reap near the ancient city of Angkor, is a charming town with few safety concerns.
Sometimes referred to as Africa in Miniature, the terrain includes rain forest, desert plains, mountains and high plateau.
Sarajevo, Mostar, Sutjeska National Park.
San Juan, Toro Negro State Forest, Ponce.
Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah.
Kotor, Perast, Sveti Stefan.
Beirut, Byblos, Baalbek.
The warm heart of Africa, around Lake Nyassa.
Paphos, Ayia Napa, Kyrenia.
Spectacular scenery of volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, and waterfalls on this North Atlantic island.
Mbabane, Lobamba, Hlane Royal National Park.
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...
Once known as the breadbasket of Africa, widely known for its famous landmarks, tourist attractions and varied scenery.
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...
The forgotten, but growing, country of Southeast Asia, landlocked by Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
Tirana, Sarandë, Gjirokastër.
Minsk, Brest, Gomel.
Baku, Shusha, Ganja.
An ancient, millennia-old civilization amidst stark mountain landscapes and remote canyons.
Expect the unexpected in the land of the lemurs and the so-called eighth continent.
Ohrid, Skopje, Tetovo.
Havana, Viñales, Cienfuegos.
Santo Domingo, Bayahibe, Puerto Plata.
a nomadic land of vast spaces and mystic Buddhism.
Tiny coastal nation popular with European beach package tourists and birdwatchers.
Livingstone, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, South Luangwa National Park.
Chişinău, Bălţi, Soroca.
West Africa's other "visitor-friendly" destination, with tasty food, nice beaches, and French colonial history.
Mecca, Jeddah, Medina.
Dense jungle in the south and semi arid in the Sahelian north, this very unstable country is very much off the radar for visitors.
Montevideo, Colonia, Punta del Este.
Ancient country with a history that includes both ruling its own Empire and being part of the British Empire.
Roatán, Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula.
Luxembourg, Vianden, Echternach.
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.
Muslim nation from the Bengal region and home of beautiful mangroves.
Valletta, Mdina, Sliema.
Asunción, Ciudad del Este, Encarnación.
Located in the very centre of Mediterranean Africa.
The largest country in Africa.
A safe and relatively easy country for travellers to visit; birthplace of the Voodoo religion and former home of the Kingdom of Dahomey.
Damascus, Aleppo, Krak des Chevaliers.
Ocho Rios, Negril, Kingston.
Managua, León, Granada.
Muscat, Salalah, Nizwa.
San Salvador, Santa Ana, Santa Tecla.
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...
Arbil, Baghdad, Samarra.
Orwell's worst nightmares come true.
Tajikistan—Central Asia's poorest backwater, is truly is off the beaten path, but with incredible landscapes and Persian culture, and off-again, on-again civil wars.
Famous for the rich wildlife of the Okavango Delta.
The largest and most developed of the islands, with the most to do.
A self-governing country, but officially still part of Denmark, Greenland is a vast island of stark landscapes and midnight sun.
Has escaped the strife afflicting other Central African states; rich in oil and mineral reserves and a high biodiversity.
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.
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.
A vast, highly populated country with great wealth—unfortunately little of it shared with its people.
the last Shangri-la.
Landlocked country that is very off the beaten path for visitors.
Port-au-Prince, Cap-Haïtien, Labadie.
Bethlehem, Hebron, Jericho.
Large open spaces with more than 90% of the country being desert or semidesert.
Technically not part of the UK, the Isle of Man is a small island in the Irish Sea between Britain and Ireland.
Similar in nature to neighbouring Mali and perhaps the most popular Sahelian country with travellers.
Soldeu, Andorra La Vella, Pas de la Casa.
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.
Huge, blessed with incredible natural wealth and beauty, culturally diverse, and is developing extremely fast though it's still a quite poor country.
Formerly something of a jewel in the West African crown, this nation has taken huge steps backwards due to recent political driven conflict.
Relax on the stunningly beautiful beaches and reefs or get into the backcountry and do some exploring.
Tropical rainforest, great scenery and culture. An adventurous, rarely visited, travel destination.
Gorillas in the mist.
A country with a remarkable history and heritage; home to the ancient trade capitals and seats of learning of Djenné and Timbuktu.
Tropical Indian Ocean island.
Hamilton, Saint George, Diving.
The world's newest country, split off from warring neighbor Sudan in July 2011.
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.
The Kingdom in the Sky.
Interest for the traveller here is primarily centred on the Saharan dune regions.
Former Portuguese colony which went through a brutal civil war. Now largely safe, but has been surprisingly slow to appear on the tourist radar.
Suva, Nadi, Natural attractions.
a cluster of islands north of the Greater Antilles and southeast of Florida.
Manama, Muharraq, Hawar Islands.
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 City, which is a completely under...
Kralendijk, Curaçao, Bonaire.
Smaller than Jersey, and pretty, with a smaller town but less open countryside than Jersey.
Includes three islands with a strong claim to being the most beautiful island in the world, Bora Bora, Tahiti and Moorea; also Mururoa where the French carried out nuclear tests until 1996.
San Fernando, Tobago, Port of Spain.
Despite dangers from Pirates, Somalia has many wonderous beaches as it has the longest coastline in Africa.
Doha, Mesaieed, Al Khor.
Bridgetown, Holetown, Speightstown.
Some of the best beaches anywhere in the world, and huge potential for tourism, but held back by enormous transport infrastructure problems, extreme poverty, hardly any development and danger.
Completely land-locked, and well off-the-beaten-path for all but the hardiest of travellers; very unstable in the north.
Opéra de Monte-Carlo, La Turbie, Grimaldi Forum.
One of the world's newest and poorest states, at the eastern tip of Timor.
A group of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar.
Natural attractions, Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay.
Some great hill scenery (the Switzerland of Africa), major rainforests and Atlantic beaches, ravaged by decades of political turmoil and lawlessness, now striving to develop.
Oranjestad, Noord, Sint Nicolaas.
Georgetown, Lethem, Linden.
Natural attractions, Tórshavn, Gjógv.
Kuwait City, Salmiya, Failaka Island.
Sana'a, Shibam, Al Mukalla.
Known for its 365 beaches, one for each day of the year.
Soufriere, Gros Islet, Castries.
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.
On the shores of Lake Tanganyika, it's the beating heart of Africa. Holds the source of the famous Nile River.
Nouméa, Bourail, Wildlife.
Tiny state which is a financial centre as well as having some picture-postcard scenery.
Port-Vila, Tanna, Luganville.
a small island close to Cuba that functions as an offshore financial centre.
Saint-Leu, Saint-Gilles, Natural attractions.
Natural attractions, Honiara, Rennell Island.
This relatively small nation has heavy Arab and African influences.
Paramaribo, Nieuw Nickerie, Jodensavanne.
A small, sleepy country that is home to no less than 40 different ethnic groups, and the surreal villages of Tamberma Valley.
Just a 20 minutes ride away by boat from Saint Martin, Anguilla is a member of the British Commonwealth of nations, Anguilla is not very touristy (yet), but has incredible white sand beaches.
Philipsburg, Marigot, Grand Case.
St. George's, Sauteurs, Natural attractions.
Natural attractions, Tutuila, Pago Pago.
Two main volcanic islands with luxuriant vegetation, traditional culture and wonderful open-sided houses.
An archipelago of fifteen islands spread out over 2.2 million square kilometers of the Pacific.
Fort-de-France, Saint-Pierre, Trois-Ilets.
Natural attractions, Road Town, Tortola.
Cayenne, Kourou, Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni.
Basseterre, Saint Kitts, Nevis.
Hagåtña, Dededo, Tamuning.
Small country across the Gulf of Aden from Yemen and largely Arabic in nature.
San Marino, The Three Towers of San Marino, Monte Titano.
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...
A beautiful nation with a lake full of jellyfish, and much more.
Basse Terre, Pointe-à-Pitre, Natural attractions.
Natural attractions, Tinian, Saipan.
Kingstown, Mustique, Port Elizabeth.
Bissau, Bolama, Bafatá.
Tiny islands in the Gulf of Guinea.
Yap, Kosrae, Natural attractions.
The so-called “Friendly islands” and a Kingdom. But traditional and modern cultures are now clashing.
Tiny Indian Ocean island group between Madagascar and Mozambique.
Site of U.S. nuclear tests on Bikini Atoll.
Plymouth, Brades, Rodondo Island.
Just one flight a week, from Auckland.
With descendants of the Bounty mutineers.
Nukunonu, Natural attractions, Apia.
An island of phosphate. The world’s smallest independent republic.
Mata-Utu, Natural attractions, Futuna Island.
The world's most popular tourist destination and geographically one of the most diverse countries of Europe.
London, Liverpool, Glasgow.