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FOR THOSE WHO LIKE to take the road less travelled, look no further than the tiny South Pacific island nation of Tuvalu – recently revealed as the least visited country out of all those measured by the World Tourism Organization. The tropical country, which received only 2,000 international tourists last year, has wonderful eccentricities, says Tony Wheeler, co-founder of Lonely Planet. ‘When the flights come in to Funafuti half the town heads to the airport to see who’s going to arrive or leave. It’s Funafuti’s biggest regular entertainment. In between flights people often take their bedding out and sleep on the runway at night: there’s more of a breeze there.’ Rising sea levels are putting this coral-lined paradise at risk – even more reason to see it while you can.

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In the November issue… Explore the east of Iceland, further from the tourist hotspots, but no less scenic; trace Australia's past along the rainforest-clad coast of northern Queensland; discover unsung wonders in the African island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe; learn how to recreate some of France's most enduring recipes on a gastronomic tour; snuggle up in the finest selection of cosy cabins around the world; and much more