North Bali is often overlooked in favor of the flashier beach towns to the south, which is a shame: This chill region has loads to offer travelers that are willing to make the effort, including lush mountains, waterfalls, sacred lakes, and black-sand beaches. Even though Singaraja was the island ...
Last week, academics from around the world descended on Lombok, the Indonesian island known for palm-fringed and coral-ringed beaches and world-class surf, for the International Geographical Union conference on sustainable tourism. Related: Lombok: Beyond the Islamic tourism drive, it can be an island for everyone Lombok was a particularly relevant choice, and itself a key topic, as it faces big development decisions, fuelled by an upturn in tourism.
By Cain Nunns The Maldives has long been synonymous with over-the-top extravagant travel. An aquatic playground for moneyed honeymooners, celebrities, business barbarians at the gate and the glitterati set. Each year, new resorts try to outdo each other with their latest offerings: underwater spas give way to underwater gyms, which in turn give way to underwater nightclubs and restaurants.