Australia Pacific


If You Visit Myanmar, Go Here

Myanmar’s untouched Mergui Archipelago is home to coral reefs, mangrove forests, and a new luxury lodge that’s in the center of it all

Jen Murphy
Jul 28, 2019

The Secret Worlds and Subcultures of Surfing

Surfing is rife with stereotypes of laid-back, tanned athletes in tropical locales. But go beyond the surface and you’ll find some of the most interesting subcultures in sport, from bike-and-surf gangs to teenage girls who ride in Bangladesh.

Andrew Groves, Max Funk, and Robert Klanten
May 5, 2016

Unexplored, Imperfect, but Incredible Fishing in Samoa

I traveled to Samoa in late March for a week of exploratory fly fishing with Australian professional angler Jonathan Jones. Both of us were hopeful about the fishery—it looked promising on maps, with wide, sweeping flats dropping off steeply past the reef edge to cuts that just look fishy.

Jess McGlothlin
Apr 8, 2016

The Ironman Returns

For one 41-year-old Australian triathlon champion, retiring just meant taking a break.

Frederick Dreier
Sep 9, 2014

How to Buy Wine After the Napa Quake

Yes, Napa needs your support now more than ever. But if the great wine shortage of 2014 comes to pass, buy from these emerging wine regions.

AC Shilton
Aug 28, 2014

Escaping the Recession by Boat

When the Great Recession hit, young people found a million different ways to cope with their battered job prospects. Alex and Nick Kleeman found the best way, scraping together enough cash to buy a 32-foot sailboat, then plunging into the Pacific for the adventure of their lives. So what if they didn’t know how to sail?

Sarah Rose
Jul 23, 2013