Destinations

North America

Mexico

Mexico is a Hispanic country in North America. The festive culture celebrates a mix of "Indian" (precolonial) traditions, Spanish customs, and modern American influence. The Spanish language and the Catholic...

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean country that borders Haiti to the west on the island of Hispaniola.

Cuba

Cuba is a country in the Caribbean, occupying its own large island, as well as smaller nearby islands. The country's position just off the coast of Florida and near neighboring...

Europe

Turkey

Turkey is a bi-continental republic: while the majority of the country is geographically in Asia, Eastern Thrace is part of Europe, and many Turks identify as European

Hungary

Hungary is an EU member country with a beautiful capital city, Budapest, and the largest lake in Central Europe, Balaton.

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is a nation in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, which means that it is considered part of Europe or Asia. The nation lies on the Caspian Sea. It outskirts...

Asia

Philippines

The Philippines is the world's second largest archipelago, after Indonesia, with over 7,100 islands. The islands are largely volcanic in nature and are covered in tropical rainforest and fertile soil, though most of the rainforest has been cleared. Although the terrain varies greatly, many of the coasts have numerous bays and headlands, and many of the larger islands have mountainous interiors.

India

One of the more mysterious countries on the planet, and one that boasts some of the most drastic differences in lifestyle between poverty-stricken and the rich, is India. The seventh...

Japan

Japan is often difficult to understand for those educated in the west. It can seem full of contradictions. Many Japanese corporations dominate their industries, yet if you read the financial...

Latin America

Brazil

Officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, it is the largest country in South America and the world's fifth largest country. Brazil has a coastline of over 7,491 kilometers and wondrous...

Chile

Chile, that long and narrow country on South America’s west coast, evokes images of rural life in Patagonia and the Andes. However, there is more to moving to Chile than...

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small Central American country. This country's history, climates, flora, and fauna are as diverse as its landscapes, which range from rainforests to dry tropical and temperate forests, volcanoes to Caribbean and Pacific beaches, high mountains, and marshy lowlands.

Africa

Cameroon

Cameroon (French: Cameroun) is a Central African republic. Cameroon, while not the largest nation in Africa, is in several respects as big as the continent itself.

Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea is a West African nation divided into two parts: the mainland and the islands. The country is sandwiched between Cameroon and Gabon. It was the only sub-Saharan country to be a Spanish colony; the only other African colony was Western Sahara. It is the third-largest oil producer in Sub-Saharan Africa, after Angola and Nigeria.

Egypt

Arguably one of the most talked-about and visited countries in the world when it comes to tourists, Egypt stands out as the birthplace of one of the earliest civilizations. Today...

Oceania

Australia

As the only country in the world that (arguably) qualifies as a continent, the wide expanses and low population of Australia make it a nature lovers dream. The lush forests...

New Zealand

New Zealand is a nation of breathtaking and varied natural beauty.