Bali is probably the reason most people plan trips to Indonesia, what with its heavenly beaches, active volcanoes, and Insta-famous watering holes.
But its beauty has also become its curse, as throngs of tourists have made it crowded, polluted, and downright unpleasant in some spots. We’ll guide you through where to go in Bali that isn’t over-touristed, as well as show you the best dive spots, food, and places to go depending on how you like to travel. We’ll even show you how to do Bali on a budget.
Indonesia, though, is the fourth-most populous country in the world, and spread over its 17,000 islands you’ll find cultural experiences extending far past what you’d find on a beach. Komodo Island has a lot more than its famous dragons, and we’ll show you everything you need to know before going to this breathtaking national park. Though the capital was recently moved to Borneo, Indonesia’s largest city is still Jakarta, and we’ve got a guide to the city that’ll help you make sense of one of the craziest cities in the world.
Most people see offshore oil platforms as huge industrial blots on the ocean. And yet marine conservation scientists Amber Jackson and Emily Callahan are uncovering a remarkable story: the thriving ecosystems formed on these structures beneath the surface. Follow them on an epic journey from Malaysia to California as they gather data to prove the value of turning "rigs to reef."