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Sure, you'll sleep in an awesome place, but at these pads, the owners are what really make your stay exceptional

In Indonesia, living among hundreds of volcanoes is simply daily life.

After three days of climbing and bolting in this area, we headed home, convinced that rural Indonesia has the potential to become a dream destination for outdoor enthusiasts

It's hard to shake off the beauty of Indonesia once you experience it and that's how the filmmakers at Diamondsky Productions ended up there for the third time.

How could someone (or many someones) steal a single multi-ton ship—let alone three or four—without leaving a trace?

From epic skiing in Antarctica to a lazy beer-fueled canoe trip in North Carolina, these are the best places to visit this year

Wildfires of unprecedented size have been burning through the lush forests of Sumatra and Borneo in Indonesia since August.

The winners of the The World at Night's annual photo contest. Whoa!

From $6-a-night secrets to splurge-worthy resorts (and a few free urban oases), here’s where to escape the grind in a hammock.

This year, go beyond Daytona Beach to surf Puerto Rico, fish the Bahamas, or explore an Ecuadorean rainforest. (Don't worry, skiers—there's neck-deep powder here for you, too.)

It's not easy to swim with sperm whales: they're hard to find, hard to reach without adequate diving experience, and they just might swallow you up if you get too close. But how else are we going to crack their complicated language system? A group of rogue freedivers takes the plunge.

You're ready to act on those good intentions, but how do you know the organizations you're backing deserve your trust? Here are the 30 best—smartly managed groups with transparent financials, efficient spending, and track records of on-the-ground success.

Because the heat of summer is upon us, we scoured the globe for the greatest sailing, fishing, paddling, diving, floating, surfing—you get the idea—trips out there. And since you can't always pop over to Indonesia, we picked a few close-to-home adventures, too.

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It's the antithesis of the bleached-out, overfished reefs that divers find around the world—a place where the sea is still bursting with life, and hope for the ocean endures. Pull on a tank in Indonesia's remote Raja Ampat and witness diving's final frontier.

Scientists proclaim Indonesia's Bird's Head Seascape the most biodiverse marine area in the world.

Diving after elusive sea life on the teeming reefs of Indonesia's Celebes Sea

From Caribbean hurricanes to the Asian tsunami, last year was hell in paradise. A special recovery report.

The wedding's a wrap, the guests are gone, and now the real fun begins. these eight perfect honeymoons will launch your new life together.

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.

Of course they do—they get to trek with camels. But you can, too! We’ve got the COOLEST TRIPS, TOP TEN TRENDS, EXPERT ADVICE, AND BEST NEW PLACES TO GET LOST IN 2003. So what are you waiting for? Giddyup! Star…

Low's Gully is a 6,000-foot chasm that gets deadly when it rains. This month, a team of top canyoneers take it on, with only one way out.

Four travel outfitters that are doing it right

Now independent and arms-free, East Timor is emerging as Southeast Asia's new jewel

And deliver us pronto to these 44 island Edens—if they were any more perfect we'd be in heaven

Gunung Rinjani Volcano: Lombok, Indonesia

Escape the monkey house and take your brood to where the wild things really are. Our kid-endorsed guide to sneezing lizards, daffy otters, and bellowing moose. (Sorry, no dinosaurs.) Koalas in Kangaroo Island Though the koala is right up there in the race for…

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