With so many sad and scary stories popping up in the news these days, it can feel like travel is the last thing you want to do. That’s the reason why Vision of Humanity, a project of the independent organization: Institute of Economics and Peace, makes its annual chart of the most and least safe countries of the world. As for this review, we’re going to give you our 5 favorites.

New Zealand


New Zealand may be one of the world’s best destinations for gasp-inducing adventure travel, but you’re more likely to be shocked by stunning beach views than by internal conflict or violence. New Zealand is an island nation in the southwestern pacific ocean. The country geographically comprises two main islands, namely: Te Ika-a-maui or the North island and the Te Waipounamu or the South island, and other small islands.



Robert Frost wrote that “good fences make good neighbors,” and that’s true of Austria, whose neighbors (including Germany and the Czech Republic) also scored high on the index. Austria gets points for low weapon imports and peaceful elections. Officially the Republic of Austria is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.66 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west.



Denmark regularly ranks among the happiest countries in the world, and now it’s also one of the safest—other than a minor conflict with Canada over an uninhabited island, that is. Denmark is a Scandinavian country with territory in Europe and North America. The most populated part of the country is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway. The unified kingdom of Denmark emerged in the 10th century as a proficient seafaring nation in the struggle for control of the Baltic Sea.



Despite being larger than its neighbor to the south, Canada ranks much higher for peace and safety than the United States. Try visiting one the country’s most friendly cities or checking out Toronto on a stopover program. Canada is a country in the northern half of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area and the fourth-largest country by land area. Canada’s border with the United States is the world’s longest land border. The majority of the country has a cold or severely cold winter climate, but southerly areas are warm in summer.



Switzerland’s famous neutrality works in its favor for the peace index, where the country was noted for its absence in both internal and external conflicts. That probably leaves it plenty of time to complete projects like the world’s longest and deepest tunnel. Switzerland  is a federal republic in Europe. While still named the “Swiss Confederation” for historical reasons, modern Switzerland is a federal directorial republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities, called ‘”federal city” The country is situated in Western-Central Europe, and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.


There are other things that even the news can’t even or wasn’t able to broadcast. There are so much goodness in this planet, and all you have to do is to open your eyes to see it. This planet—our planet, is a beautiful world. You just need to have a little faith in humanity.

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