Depending on the source, there are considered to be 196 countries in the world today. Taiwan is not considered an official country by many (including the UK and USA), which would bring the count down to 195 countries; and independent countries such as the Vatican and Kosovo, are not members of the United Nations.

There are also territories and colonies that are sometimes erroneously called "countries". These are places governed by other countries, such as Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Greenland, PalestineWestern Sahara, and even the components of the United Kingdom: Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England.

The list of countries below has been alphabetically listed to provide clear division.


  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra

Andorra: The Boutique Ski Destination

  • Angola
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia

           Mountain State: Discovering Tasmania

           Hobart: A Glutton's Paradise

           Eating with Tasmania's Wine Master, Stefano Lubiana

           The Aboriginal influenced cuisine of ex-Noma Nomad Chef Jock Zonfrillo

  • Austria

           Call me Ischgl

  • Azerbaijan


  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain

           Oasis in the desert: Inside Bahrain's award-winning luxury resort ART Rotana

  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina 
  • Botswana
  • Brazil

Salvador: Rhythm and religion in Brazil

Travel to Salvador and Keepy-Up the World Cup Spirit

Out of my Comfort Zone: Capoeira in Brazil

  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi


  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile

Patagonia: In the Footsteps of Chatwin

Patagonia - Bandits & Boyos: an unlikely lost world of dragons and desperadoes

  • China

           72 hours in Shanghai

  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo Democratic Republic
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic


  • Denmark

Road trip through Denmark

Denmark: Extinguished by the sands of time

Copenhagen Flexes its Mussels

  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic


  • Ecuador
  • East Timor
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia


  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France

           A Ballet Renaissance in Bordeaux

           Gonzo GoPro: Joining the Action in Le Tour

           Dynamic, fascinating and full of charm: Discover Montpellier

           There is a castle on a cloud: Château de Mercuès and the outstanding beauty of historic Cahors

  • French Polynesia

           Marlon Brando and his Love Affair with Tahiti

What really sorts the men from the milksops? Tahiti's terrifying national sports, that's what

Going solo in Bora Bora: How to holiday on the world's most romantic honeymoon island... ALONE


  • Gabon
  • Gambia, The

Wide Open Walls: Street Art in The Gambia

The Gambia, Part 1: The Smiling Coast

The Gambia, Part 2: The Greedy Green Monkey

The Gambia, Part 3: Going Further - Jufureh and James Island

  • Georgia

Wine Tasting with the High Priests of Alaverdi in Georgia

Kartlis Deda: The Importance of Georgia's Most Famous Woman

  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece

           Corfu Can Do

           Architecture, academia and the birthplace of democracy: Athens is the grandest open-air university in the world

  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana


  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary

A Cold Slice of Old Europe, But Budapest Has Charms of its Own


  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel

Israel: The Ancient Land

Four Wheels over my Camel in Israel

  • Italy

A Corner of Tuscany: Forever Castelfalfi

Octopus and Orecchiette


  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan

           Adventures in Jordan, Part 1: The Desert

           Adventures in Jordan, Part 2: Petra


  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea North
  • Korea South
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan


  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon

           Lebanon: Hard to Enter, Hard to Leave

           Boobs, Botox and the Babes of Beirut

  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg


  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives

           Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives

  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro

The Montenegrin Riviera: Luštica Bay

  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma)


  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Norway


  • Oman


  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian State*
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru

           Beyond Picchu: a guest post

           Amazon, Andes and Aguas Calientes: How to see the best of Peru

  • The Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal


  • Qatar


  • Romania
  • Russia

           A Taste of Moscow

           Ivan and Sergey Berezutskyi, the twins who put the twins in Twins, Moscow

  • Rwanda


  • St. Kitts & Nevis 
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent & The Grenadines 
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome & Principe 
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia

Slovenia Might Be the New Tuscany, Just Don't Tell the British

The Slovenian town where sodium chloride is more than a condiment

  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain

           Culinary Adventures in Bilbao and San Sebastián, Part One

           Culinary Adventures in Bilbao and San Sebastián, Part Two

           Culinary Adventures in Bilbao and San Sebastián, Part Three

  • Sri Lanka

           Is one of Sri Lanka’s most expensive restaurants also one of its best?

           An eyewitness account of Sri Lanka's remarkable recovery from the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004

  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden

Skellefteå and Swedish Lapland

  • Switzerland

A Swiss Sojourn in Gstaad

Part of the Pack: Husky Sledding in Lauenen

  • Syria


  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand

           Goodbye Gaggan

  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey

A Goldfish, EasyJet and a Bubbled Loofah in Antalya

  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu


  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

Facing the Waters: Competitive Sailing in La Route Des Princes

Bacon, Beef and Oysters are the Real Belles of Belfast City

Ssshhh... I've Found the Best Steak in the World!

London: Paralympic Tears

  • United States of America

Las Vegas & The Residents of Sin

America's marvellous Midwest: A finger-lickin' trip down memory lane in Kansas City

An NFL Jamboree in Kansas City, Where Everything Matters Except the Game

24 Hours in Los Angeles

  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan


  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam


  • Yemen


  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe