There are some countries that are natural must-dos on everyone’s bucket lists. You can’t be a lifelong wanderer and never make it to France, for example. Or Australia. Or Thailand. Or Egypt. But there are — depending on who you ask — about 200 countries in the world. And it’s just not likely you’ll make it to all of them.
Which isn’t to say any of them aren’t deserving. Some are absolutely beautiful but might not make it high on your list for any number of reasons. Maybe your country doesn’t have the best relationship with theirs, and you have a bitch of a time getting a visa, like Americans who want to visit Cuba (or pretty much anyone wanting to visit America).
Or maybe they’re just remote. The Marshall Islands in the Pacific, for example, don’t get much tourism because they’re such a chore to get to from literally everywhere in the world. And some, like Somalia or the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are so war conflict torn that they basically don’t exist on tourist maps.
Here are 33 countries you probably haven’t been to, as well as photographic reasons to remedy that immediately. Extra travel cred if you’ve been to more than 10.