Found between Israel and Syria, the position of Lebanon means it is understandably vulnerable to some of the tensions in the Middle East. However, while authorities advise against travel to areas close to the borders, there is plenty to experience in the rest of the country. For those seeking sun, the country’s stretch of Mediterranean coastline is home to stunning beach resorts. Those with more of an interest in exploring the country’s landscape will find plenty to enjoy in locations such as the Jeita Grotto, a system of amazing interconnected limestone caves which runs for almost nine kilometres. History and culture can be found across the country, with the National Museum of Beirut perhaps being a good starting point. Ancient history buffs should also not miss the opportunity to stare in awe at the wondrous Baalbek ruins, which are among the most stunning examples of Roman architecture found anywhere in the world.