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Channel Islands National Park/Flickr/National Marine Sanctuaries

Scuba diving is a thrilling and exciting sport to learn. However, once you’ve done dozens of dives — as amazing as they are — the usual coral and aquatic wildlife can become repetitive. Fortunately, there are scuba destinations across the globe that offer submerged scenery unlike any other —... Read More

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Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas & Orangutans/Orangutan Foundation International

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip. Silversea‘s passengers will no doubt go ape over renowned scientist and conservationist Biruté Mary Galdikas, who is lecturing on the 120-passenger Silver Discoverer in October. Galdikas is famous for her... Read More

Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia
Lake Toba/Flickr/Marc Veraart

Travelers bound for Indonesia usually set their sights on Bali or Java, but Sumatra — Indonesia’s largest island — has just as much, if not more, to offer. Sumatra is easy to reach; hour-long flights operate several times a day from both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, and a three-hour ferry... Read More

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The lobby at Sheraton Bandung Hotel Towers in Indonesia

One of the most delightful parts about travel is checking into a hotel and being completely awed by the décor — from the furnishings and floors to the wallpaper and window dressings. But have you ever taken a moment to look up to find such stunning chandeliers and light fixtures? Here... Read More

Viceroy Bali

Bali, the dreamiest of isles, offers instant nirvana thanks to a near-perfect blend of natural beauty, soul-soothing mysticism, and untamed elegance. And it’s no surprise that refined resorts take advantage of the gorgeous landscape with extravagant outdoor spaces, near-prescient service, and pampering spas. Here, a photo tour of some... Read More

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Intercontinental Thalasso

Make no mistake, collecting points to use for travel is a hassle. With black out dates and restrictions, actually using them for travel can be an even bigger hassle. That’s why loyalty programs are often overlooked as too conflated or difficult to actually enjoy, but those who put in... Read More

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Borneo, the world’s third largest island, has seen significant portions of its rainforest cut down by logging companies over the years. Still, it remains one of the premier jungles in Southeast Asia, offering adventure travelers the sort of inspiring jaunts that are more typical in South America or Africa. Borneo is home... Read More

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Traveling in Asia, or to an Asian community, this week? You’re in luck. The Lunar New Year, typically falling at the end of January or the end of February, is arguably the most festive and also the most interesting time of the year. Big events like lion dances and... Read More

Mount Kelimutu

In Mt. Kelimutu National Park on Flores Island, Indonesia, you’ll come across three of the coolest lakes you’ll ever see – and then again, and again. Each of the three lakes are different colors…and they are constantly changing hues. Kelimutu in English means ‘the boiling lakes.’ The three bodies of water... Read More

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In Bali, hot hotel openings are booming, with the sexy Starwood Hotels brand in particular playing a heavy hand here – three Starwood-branded hotels alone have scheduled openings in just a one-year span. Yes, Bali’s a long way to come for the American traveler, but I can tell you, having... Read More

Boa Constrictor For Savvy Flyer

In another alarming incident of reptile (and other creepy crawler) smuggling aboard planes, a notorious Malaysian animal trafficker, Anson Wong, was arrested when authorities found 95 boa constrictors writhing in his luggage in the Kuala Lumpur airport late last month. Wong was taking the snakes to Jakarta, Indonesia, when... Read More