French Polynesia

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Welcome to Palmerston Island, Population 35

Reachable only by boat, this remote Pacific atoll is inhabited by descendants of a footloose Englishman. The idyllic vibe is unmistakable, but it's tested by the realities of living in a very vulnerable place in a warming world.

Alison Van Houten
Aug 22, 2019

2011 Trips of the Year

We present our Trips of the Year, everything from whitewater rafting in Siberia to mountain biking in Argentina to the greatest multisport vacation in Alaska.

The Editors
Feb 9, 2011

Beyond Tahiti

Our reconnaissance of French Polynesia turns up the South Pacific's freshest adventures

Katie Arnold
Jan 22, 2007

Eight Islands on the Half Shell

Unadulterated escapes to turn you on to the South Pacific

Margie Goldsmith, H. Thayer Walker, Dina Mishev, and Tim Neville
Aug 23, 2006

The Wanderlist

All it takes is one trip to change your life - and we've got 40 of 'em. Dreaming of close encounters with cheetahs or penguins? Want to climb a mountain in Peru? Experience an epic trek in China? One trip, one world - that's all it takes.

Mar 1, 2006

Lost Worlds

Going Beyond the African Safari

Michelle Pentz and Nate Hoogeveen
Aug 1, 2001