No GPS or weather reports—just a sailboat, the wild open ocean, and the constellations. Think you could find your way across the South ­Pacific? James Campbell rides along with a master navigator in the ­Caroline Islands, where they’ve been sailing this way for thousands of years.

To maximize the return on your investment in wanderlust, you need know-how and solid advice. We’re here to help. From saving on destination packages and high-value gear to insider trips and the bet reasons to blow a bundle, we’ve got the lowdown on affordable, rip-roaring, full-value adventure travel.

Grab your hammock and sunblock and go!

The boundless joys of South Seas sailing

Dreaming of Oceania's island paradise? Here's how to feed your fantasy.

Camping in communal bliss in Moorea

Is paradise drowning? The serene South Pacific archipelago of Tuvalu wants the world to know it will soon be the first nation to sink beneath the rising waters of global warming—an early warning of biblical inundations to come. And guess what? It's your fault.

A five-month round-the-world journey beats geography class any day

Outside's guide to the coolest trips and the world's top new adventure travel spots.

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