Costa Rica

Photo: F Delventhal, Cartwheel Costa Rica has 4% of global biodiversity and the country has attracted tropical biologists and ecologists and nature-loving visitors seeking a peaceful vacation. The country is bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east. The country is …


Photo: Farrukh, Birds Vanuatu is an independent Republic in the Southwest Pacific Ocean, bordering on the Coral Sea about 2,400 kilometers northwest of Australia. Port Vila is the capital of Vanuatu and has an estimated population of 40,000 people.   Wiki


Photo: UNEP Seychelles is an archipelago and country in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 km (932 miles) east of mainland East Africa. With a population of roughly 92,000, it has the smallest population of any sovereign African country. Wiki Seychelles Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Small Island Developing States


Photo: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Nigeria is located in West Africa and shares land borders with the Republic of Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea on the Atlantic Ocean. Wiki Nigeria Africa


Photo: GSFC, Snow in Italy Italy is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe and on the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia. Italy shares its northern, Alpine boundary with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The independent states of San Marino and the Vatican City are enclaves within the Italian …

Puerto Rico

Photo: Kent Kanouse, Fort San Felipe del Morro Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea. Based on the passage of Hurricane María and Irma across the northeastern Caribbean, travelers are encouraged to go to CLICK HERE for the latest travel updates. Key Links Wiki Puerto Rico Caribbean

New Zealand

Photo: Ron Mader, Sheep Entrance New Zealand, also known as Aotearoa (its Māori name meaning “the land of the long white cloud”) or the “green Island on the other side of the earth”, boasts jaw-dropping landscapes, fabulous festivals and superb food and wines. More than one-third of the country is designated protected parkland and marine reserves. New Zealand …


Photo: Mark Pegrum, Pudong, Shanghai China has the longest combined land border in the world, measuring 22,117 km (13,743 mi) from the mouth of the Yalu River to the Gulf of Tonkin. China extends across much of East Asia, bordering Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar (Burma) in Southeast Asia; India, Bhutan, Nepal, Afghanistan, and Pakistan in …