They may be tiny, but these countries have a lot to offer adventurous travellers.
Brian Johnston seemed destined to become a travel writer and author: he is an Irishman born in Nigeria and raised in Switzerland, who has lived in Britain and China.
Sometimes it's the seemingly insignificant moments you enjoy the most while travelling.
From Mercedes in Munich to Cadillacs in Cuba, here are the places where a taxi ride is a travel experience in itself.
The Shipping News Saturday December 7
I wouldn't have missed it, but I won't be hurrying back.
Port's doing a fantastic job of staying relevant.
We may well be seeing more of Silversea's luxury vessels in Australian waters over the next few years, with the company expanding rapidly.
Lava flows like a multitude of bonfires nearly engulfed this astonishing Arctic destination.
Viking has combined some of its existing itineraries to offer six new ocean cruises for 2021.
Sometimes, you just want all the best cliches, from French onion soup to duck confit, chateaux to grand cru wines.
Olive groves, tinkling goat bells and mountain scenery make this shore excursion a gem.
Art by a 20th century genius sculptor that clinks, clangs and whooshes is housed in a Basel landmark. If you think art is boring, or have kids, or just want to find out more about one of the 20th century's most eccentric artists – and Switzerland's most celebrated, after Alberto Giacometti – then don't miss a visit.
Resort town Kinosaki Onsen was shaken and burnt in the 1925, but its rebuilding has been both traditional and a transformation.
Cordoba is overshadowed by Seville and Granada, but was once Europe's cultural and intellectual epicentre.
New cruises for adventurous travellers with Ponant and sailing to Israel with SeaDream.