China built its first civilizations at around the same time as the ancient Egyptians and Babylonians. Today, millenia later, China stands out as a leading world power. The depth and complexity of China, with its rich heritage, excites and bewilders the traveler.
Europe's well preserved cultural heritage, open borders and efficient infrastructure make visiting a breeze, and you'll rarely have to travel more than a few hours before you can immerse yourself in a new culture.
Japan is a country where the precision meets tradition. Japan's insular character has allowed it to develop a very unique, intricate culture with an emphasis on inner balance, tranquility and natural beauty.
Asia is home to the majority of humanity, lively cities, sublime landscapes and almost endless options. Asia varies from the mega-cities and technology capitals of East Asia to the magnificent monuments in South Asia, and from the beach bungalows and jungle treks of Southeast Asia to the desert ruins and modern mega-malls of the Middle East.
Africa abounds with bustling metropolises, diverse people, and amazingly varied and beautiful landscapes. Africa is home to over 50 countries, more than any other continent in the world, and is the second largest continent in terms of both land area and population.
Ruins of ancient civilizations share South America with world-class metropolises, outstanding architecture, many of the world's biggest festivities, and genuine indigenous culture mingled with the fingerprints of Iberian colonizers.
Art and monuments are found seemingly everywhere in Italy. Italy is also famous worldwide for its obsessions with trendy fashion, its tasty starchy and sugary junk foods, and for its many beautiful coasts, alpine lakes and mountains.
Oceania is a vast, arbitrarily defined expanse of the world where the Pacific Ocean – rather than land borders – connects the nations. It is home to glistening white beaches, coconut palms swaying in the breeze, beautiful coral reefs, and rugged volcanic islands rising out of the blue ocean.
Mexico is distinguished by warm people, unique food, art and archeology, pyramids, museums, 10,000 kilometers of shoreline, superb architecture and 21st century cities, and climates ranging from snowy mountains in the Sierras, to rainy jungles in the Southeast, to desert in the Northwest.
South Africa is a most epic country located in the world's most epic continent, with scenery and terrain ranging from dolphins and penguins on the Cape to the lions, buffalo and crocodiles of Kruger National Park, and from the breathtaking Table Mountain and Cape Point over Cape Town to the Kalahari Desert.
Twice the size of France, and with a diversity of landscapes and cultures that would be hard to find even in countries five times its size, Colombia should by all rights be one of the world's top travel destinations.