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Phnom Penh Rises • As a new luxury hotel opens, change looks afoot in the Cambodian capital, a city where quality of life shifts in small but persistent steps.
Shifting Sandakan • Just a 30-minute drive from the famed orangutans of Sepilok, Sabah’s second city offers a rich heritage and diverse menus. Marco Ferrarese finds that British North Borneo’s former capital is worth the wildlife diversion.
Go Wild • Of course, Sandakan’s nearby natural attractions can’t be missed—here are three sanctuaries to visit that protect Borneo’s endangered species.
Head for the Hills • A place of creativity, cultural history and Art Deco architecture, Bandung offers far more than just a highland retreat for Jakartans. As bigger and better transport options open up the city to a wider audience, Jonathan Evans finds a burgeoning urban hub.
In Search of Rainbows • When a long drought broke over the forests of southern Madagascar, Alexandra Fuller was transported back to her childhood in Africa—and given an inspiring glimpse of human resilience.
THE PERFECT MADAGASCAR ADVENTURE • Take in the island’s lively capital, unique national parks and white-sand archipelagoes on this suggested itinerary from Africa specialist Explore, Inc.
Call of the Wild • Nature-loving travelers are making an impact by collaborating with scientists in the field. On a visit to the Peruvian rain forest, John Wray collects tiger moths by moonlight, dodges fruit bats and giant beetles, and studies the world’s most beautiful birds—all while enjoying the comforts of a simple but stylish lodge.
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Cuba, on the Fly • On an island where time has stood still for half a century, the saltwater flats of southern Cuba have been left largely untouched by tourism. As more visitors begin to enter the country, sportfishing tours are making it easier—and more affordable—to get a world-class catch.
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The Basics of Traveling Responsibly • Leigh Barnes, the newly appointed chief purpose officer of Intrepid Travel (intrepidtravel.com), oversees the adventure-focused operator’s mission to base all of its tours, in more than 120 countries, on responsible principles. He offers tips for planning a conscious getaway.
overtourism (noun) • When the natural carrying capacity of a destination has been exceeded—whether permanently or temporarily—by the number of visitors.
How Adrian Grenier Lightens His Footprint • Since his run on HBO’s Entourage, the Brooklyn-based actor has focused more on activism than screen projects, serving as a UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador and cofounding Lonely Whale, an incubator for ideas and projects that lead to cleaner oceans. The lifelong philanthropist explains how he goes the extra mile to minimize waste, rely on natural products, and stay healthy on the road—and how you can,...