Where on Earth will you go next?
Why this book is different
The Top 100 Countries - And Why You Should Visit Them
This the first time all the world's important travel destinations have been objectively ranked. We have developed a unique rating system, then used that to look at each country by ten different actors. We have put it all together in an innovative book - half reference book, half travel guide - specifically designed to help you answer that most important of travel decisions:
Where on earth will I go next?
Unique Rating System
Country rankings are based on ten key criteria - Things to see and do, value for money, quality of the health system, personal safety, etc.
NO OTHER BOOK DOES THIS!
Second Edition now available.
All ratings updated for 2020.
140 countries now rated and ranked.
The Top 100
And Why You Should
This innovative book uses a unique rating system to help you understand each country.
- 140 countries rated and ranked by ten criteria.
- Detailed descriptions of what to do and where to go for 100 countries.
- Best thing, worst thing, what to eat and drink for 100 countries.
- We don't ignore the bottom 100 - every country on earth described.
- 390 pages, 68,000 words
Incredible value for only US$6.99 (Kindle) or US$19.95 (Print).
How we rated the countries
The ten source indexes in the Top 100 Countries ranking
A detailed overview of the ten indexes. Where we got them from, what they mean, how we scaled them:
- Tourist infrastructure
- Value for money
- Happiness level
- Number of World Heritage Properties
- Safety and security
- Quality of the health system
- Quality of the environment
- Corruption level
- Personal and economic freedom
What readers and reviewers are saying
Philipson's descriptions, cautions and evaluations were spot on. The rest of the book seems to be just as informative and insightful. It's a book that you can pick up at any page and get absorbed in. It's weirdly different to any other travel book I've read. You need to love data to really get into it but once you do, it's addictive.
This is a remarkable book. The rating system is a totally original idea. Too many travel books say everywhere is fabulous, when of course many places are much better than others.
Foreword to The Top 100 Countries
It has some quirky advice and interesting facts that will go a long way when it comes to helping readers judge a place on its merits. Unique travel books are rare and the details given in this book are succinct and useful
You have taken the fear of traveling alone out of my vocabulary.. Thank you for putting together all of this wonderful information.
Jenny and Steve Ingram
I started by reading about my favourite places and found myself to be in agreement with the writer 99% of the time. I then looked at some places we are planning to visit very soon and again the advice was spot on and matched what our inside contacts are telling us. The rating system is very handy and honest. Plus it’s easy to read, funny and practical. Highly recommended for anyone planning a trip, experienced traveller or not, this is very down to earth, sensible and interesting travel book. Well worth buying.