Are you craving an easy, international getaway minus the hassle of having to take or mail your passport to an embassy to get a mandatory tourist visa?
Or have you been contemplating a budget trip around the world—gypsy-ing from one country to the next, for weeks or months at a time?
A great way to save precious dollars on tourist visa fees, which can range from around $15 to $150+, is to zig zag to countries that are free and hassle-free to enter.
Here's Part 1 of our roundup of 50 popular, wanderlusty countries that are free to enter for tourists with a U.S., Canadian or Australian passport. (For the most part, this list applies to U.K. passport-holders as well).
With turquoise seas, lush vistas and spicy cuisine, it's easy to see why the Caribbean is a popular destination for Americans and Canadians.
Whether arriving by plane or cruise, you can enter St. Kitts and Nevis for free for up to 90 days.
Americans and Canadians can stay in the Bahamas (pictured above) for a whopping 8 months! (Aussies, 90 days.)
Canadians and Aussies can beach bum in Jamaica and the British Virgin Islands for 6 months (Americans 90 days in Jamaica; 30 in BVI).
And Americans and Canadians can hang out at a beachy keen, all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic for 30 days.
Africa + Arabia
Voluptuous sand dunes, vivacious souks, ancient ruins and breathtaking wildlife await all those brave enough to journey off-the-beaten path to Africa and Arabia.
For up to 90 days each, you can galavant in Botswana, Israel, Morocco, Namibia (pictured above), Seychelles and South Africa.
Asia + Pacifica
From the shogun castles of Japan to the overwater bungalows that dot the seas of French Polynesia and the Maldives, Asia and the Pacific Islands are a wanderluster's delight.
You can Indiana Jones your way through the urban, pastoral and seaside hamlets of Indonesia, Thailand (pictured at top) and the Maldives for 30 days each.
And you can do the very same in French Polynesia, Japan (pictured above) and New Zealand for 90 days each.