Officially, there are around 200 countries in the world – that's a lot of ground to choose from when booking your next trip, so how do you decide? Luckily, the Rough Guide to 2014 is out to help you whittle your choices down to ten.

The Rough Guide to 2014: top ten countries

From Africa, to Asia to eastern Europe – these are the places you should be looking to book your next holiday, as Ethiopia's national parks and coffee plantations sit alongside Bulgaria's balmy beaches in our top ten countries run-down.

Terraced rice paddies and village in Banaue

We've also got a selection of the top ten cities and best-value destinations, as well as a comprehensive month-by-month guide to travel in 2014. See the entire Rough Guide to 2014 here.

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