TravelCompass Logo TravelCompass Title is your official world travel guide to backpacking around the world. The country profile section provides you with practical travel information on all countries spanning seven continents of the world.

Before you go abroad, you can learn a few basic and practical words or phrases from the Travel Phrases section. Local people are more likely to help you if you at least try to use their language to speak to them.

If you have absolutely no idea where to go, check out some of the categories on this page or the Top Ten Attractions section.

Sun destinations

Sun Destinations

Sometimes we just need to escape from the harsh, cold winter, and head to a sunny destination. Some of the world's most popular beach resort towns are:

Asian Temples

Asian Temples

The world is blessed with sacred temples and places of worship. Some of the world's most famous temples include:

Wine country

Wine Country

If you enjoy drinking wine, you may want to consider sampling wines in regions such as:

Ancient Sites

Ancient Ruins

There are ruins that reflect the old glory days of past empires. Some of the most fascinating ruins are:



Castles were built for kings, lords or nobles during the Middle Ages. They are remnants of some of the greatest civilizations. You can find many magnificient castles throughout Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Art museums

Art Museums

There are many places where you can enjoy or admire artworks from famous artists. Here are the biggest art museums or galleries around the globe:



There is always something to celebrate about somewhere in the world. Here are some of the world's most popular festivals:

  • Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain
  • Songkran Water Festival in Thailand
  • Mardi Gras in New Orleans, US
  • Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany
  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland

Jungle and nature

Jungle and Nature

Jungles and forests are habitats of most of the world's diverse plants and wildlife species. A lot of countries are protecting these treasures by designating them as reserves to slow down deforestation. Some of the world's best known areas are:

Exotic animals

Exotic Animals

Some of the most stunning and exotic animals are: