The Arabian Peninsula is mostly desert, and most of its land mass is politically Saudi Arabia. However, the countries on the east of the peninsula hold some less known treasures. Being rich in natural resources, namely oil and gas have given this part of world a huge financial boost and whilst the peninsula has had a diverse past, the present and future certainly shape up to be very exciting times.

New Zealand is a country considered to be part of the western world, but geographically it’s anything but that. Separated from Australia by the Tasman Sea, the islands making up New Zealand really sit in the South Pacific. Being so far from the rest of developed world has allowed the country to retain strong aspects of its history and ensured that the country remains, for the most part, untouched.

The United States are continental in size, much larger than any European country and are made up of stark contrasts from bustling cities, empty deserts, huge mountains and everything in between.

Dominating the west coast of Italy the serial killer Mount Vesuvius stands tall as it looks down on all the sites it has destroyed since AD 79. Although the last eruption happened back in 1944 there is no telling as to when once again the local area will be filled with the same ash and soot that destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Iceland conjures up images of volcanoes, geysers and the northern lights for good reason. It’s a country that’s close to nature, almost too close for some. This island sits high in the North Atlantic Ocean. Whilst further north than much of populated Canada, Iceland actually isn’t that cold. Thanks to the North Atlantic Ocean current bringing warmer water to Iceland’s shores, the temperature rarely sees extremes.