How do you choose where to go, and what will you do when you get there?
The answer is to take a look at the country guides put together by Direct Travel Insurance. There is one for virtually every country stuffed full of know before you go'hints and facts.
As well as where to go tips ranging from mainstream attractions to quirky finds, there is lots of invaluable insider information.
A risk rating grades countries according to violent crime, social unrest, terrorism, potential for major disruption and ease of evacuation. Venezuela, Lebanon and Nepal are all rated high risk, while Zimbabwe is 'extreme'.