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Australia & South Pacific

Australia & South Pacific

Best travel in Australia and South Pacific

Diver in the hold of the Sankisan Maru, a freighter that once carried aircraft. Flickr/Matt Kieffer

Diving in Micronesia: The Ghost Ships of Chuuk

Bombing in WWII sunk many Japanese ships in the lagoon. Today, it's considered one of the top wreck diving sites in the world.
Best scenic cruises

World’s Top 7 Scenic Cruises

Sometimes, the best view is from the deck of a cruise ship. Here are our seven picks for the top scenic cruises
Giant manta rays in Hawaii. Photo by John Haut, Kona Divers

Must-See Sea Life: 7 Places to Experience Sea Life Up Close

Forget the aquarium. When it comes to the exploring the ocean’s splendor, there’s nothing like the real deal.

Say Kiwi: Exploring Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand is the perfect base for hiking, canoeing, camping and much more.
Baby Gomez tries his hand at cards on the island of Palau. Photo courtesy of Alex Shueshunoff

A Beginner’s Guide to Paradise: Interview with Alex Sheshunoff

Some of us dreaming of escaping to paradise; Alex Sheshunoff actually did it. Here's our interview with the author of this hilarious new book.
Family Travel in in Sydney

Sweet on Sydney: Australia’s Family-Friendly City

From koalas and sandy beaches to the Sydney Tower, this city is made for family fun.
Visitors can stop wherever they want if they are not with a group.

Western Australia Road Trip: Pros and Cons

Road tripping in Western Australia means freedom -- and the possibility of breaking down miles from help.
Travel in the Cook Islands

Atui’s Daunting Dens: Caving in the Cook Islands

Explore the Cook Islands from the inside out. Just don’t be surprised to rub elbows with a few skeletons!
Snorkeling with jellyfish in Palau

Swimming with Jellyfish in Palau, Micronesia

Jellyfish in Palau’s Jellyfish Lake have lost their ability to sting, allowing swimmers, snorkelers and divers to experience them up close.
Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef

Down Under: Snorkeling Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Snorkeling in crystal waters provides an up-close look at one of the modern world's seven natural wonders.
Travel to North Island, New Zealand

Go North, Traveler: The Bay of Islands, New Zealand

The activities are endless in this cluster of islands near the northern tip of New Zealand.

Taieri Gorge Railway: Scotland to New Zealand in 4 Hours

This New Zealand town feels like Scotland, but it’s half a world away.

The Long, Sad Story of Yokoi’s Cave: Guam

Hidden 28 years in the jungles of Guam, the myth of Sergeant Shoichi Yokoi becomes reality.
Max Davidson readies the boat for a cruise on the billabong. Photo by Janna Graber

Arnhemland, A Land That Time Forgot

In Australia's rugged Northern Territory, "Outback Max" offers visitors unforgettable adventure.

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