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Beauty and the (endless) beach

Lying stretched along the Equator, steamy and volcanic Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago, home to over 230 million people. Lately "Indo" has had a string of bad luck, from tsunamis to earthquakes, fires and political instability. Being a country of islands, though, it is by nature regional, and it would be a mistake to write off this massive area because you'd miss so much. Lush green rice terraces line mountainsides, jungle animals roam freely, and pristine beaches and lakes abound. Behind the headlines, this mosaic of cultures remains a land of stunning beauty, friendly people, and one of the best values in Asia. Not to mention the language is easy to pick up, and the food is excellent. Selamat jalan ("Bon voyage")!

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Time-Lapse Tuesday: Water Temple in Bali

March 17, 2015, 6:39 p.m.

On Lake Bratan in the Balinese highlands is where you will find the Pura Bratan temple complex. It's also where our Time-lapse Tuesday is headed. Buckle up!

5 Jaw-Dropping Sights in Indonesia

March 16, 2015, 5:53 p.m.

Think Indonesia is just Bali? Travel blogger Michael Turtle gives you five reasons to think again as he reviews his top jaw-dropping sights in this South Asian country.

To Catch a Mermaid: 7 Spots to Hear the Siren Song

Jan. 19, 2015, 6:41 p.m.

Diving into mermaid folklore, G Adventures’ very own Mark Bonington shares seven destinations where you’re most likely to catch these wildly popular—and notoriously reclusive—creatures.

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