Sometimes, you just need to sacrifice a tree. If you have a library nearby, check their catalogue and see if they have “The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World” from Lonely Planet. It’s completely wonderful: an atlas-sized double-page spread on every country on the planet, plus several interesting territories. Great photography, things you didn’t know. Hey, if you trust me enough to go buy it, just pick it up from Amazon — it’s in paperback now.

Use your choice of referral URL so someone else gets some cash from it, too. (That one’s me for Amazon UK, if you want to use it. I really don’t expect to ever earn anything from it, so use someone else’s if you wish.)