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Surfing in the Maldives

The Maldives isn't all tranquil lagoons: its atolls rock some gnarly waves carving a burgeoning surf culture. Top to southern tip, CAIN NUNNS catches a break or two. more...

Palawan by Paraw Boat
March 26, 2015

The aged craft of paraw boat building is coming alive again in the Philippines. Isobel Diamond boards the just-finished Balatik for a voyage through Bacuit Bay and Palawan’s remote northerly islands. Photographed by Katherine Jack. more...

Our Ultimate Guide to Phuket
February 18, 2015

Serenity-minded hoteliers and urbane entrepreneurs are helping Thailand's tropical playground usher in a cultural renaissance. Resident Simon N. Ostheimer takes the pulse of the island and its neighbors. Photographed by Pornsak Na Nakorn. more...

Discovering Langkawi
February 9, 2015

Enchanting Langkawi, land of flying and mischievous monkeys, and million-year-old mountains, pulls Merritt Gurley in and sends her skipping down the evolutionary brick road. Photographed by Tharathorn Sitthitham. more...

In Search of the Manchus
January 26, 2015

They were China's last ruling dynasty, then pushed to the brink of extinction. In the far northeast, the revived spirits of these plains-dwelling, shamanistic warriors reveal themselves to all who visit. By Gabrielle Jaffe. Photographed by Cherry Li. more...

Diving with Great White Sharks
January 14, 2015

Locked in a cage, dangling in the cold seas off southern Australia, diving daredevils can come face to face with great white sharks. This is one man's account of what it's like to stare directly into the jaws of death. Story and photos by Ian Lloyd Neubauer. more...

Adventure Climbs and Treks
January 7, 2015

Staying safe doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice that sense of adventure. These four trips pack in some serious thrills and stunning scenery while keeping you out of any real danger. By Diana Hubbell. Photo courtesy of Epic Tomato; Daniel Sundqvist. more...

Beach Camping in Thailand
December 19, 2014

Seaside camping away from it all is closer than you think. Not far from Phuket, Joe Cummings discovers an Andaman archipelago so untraveled there aren't even fishing boats on the horizon. Photographed by Adam Frost. more...

Discovering Bai Tu Long Bay
December 15, 2014

Dodging the crowds of Halong Bay, Duncan Forgan sails in solitude through the neighboring waters of Bai Tu Long Bay. Photographed by Aaron Joel Santos. more...

Island Hopping in Burma
December 11, 2014

Among 800 pristine Burmese islands and the few thousand sea gypsies who call them more, Jeninne Lee-St. John sails off the grid and into a dream world of romantic legend. Just let her sleep a little while longer. Photographed by Richard McLeish. more...

How to Get the Most Out of Medical Tourism
December 8, 2014

In search of Asia's top medical-tourism destinations, Diana Hubbell maps out some itineraries that add fun and relaxation to the equation. Plus the region's finest facilities, weirdest procedures, bet recovery retreats and more. Illustrations by Wasinee Chantakorn. more...

Bali's Natural Retreats
November 25, 2014

Rising above prosaic daily life, and Bali's hectic south, Holly Mcdonald hits the restart button at some of the island's more remote natural retreats. Photographed by Lauryn Ishak. more...

China Beaches
November 24, 2014

Starting at the Victorian treaty port of Xiamen in Fujian, Gabrielle Jaffe island-hops her way to Taiwan, discovering that the archipelago of Kinmen isn't so far from the motherland—in distance or at heart. more...

Exploring Southern Cambodia
November 20, 2014

Covering everything from barefoot island luxury to sleepy colonial charmers, Cambodia's southern reaches are developing all the magical ingredients for an epic road trip. By Duncan Forgan. Photographed by Aaron Joel Santos. more...

The Best of Kuala Lumpur
November 13, 2014

Around the Malaysian capital, Mark Lean steps beyond the glitzy rooftop bars, mean martinis and killer views to uncover a city full of charms to the many cultures that call it home. Photographed by Kit Chan. more...

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