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Drifting On A Headwind

By Jim Harlan

Adventures in travel!

Experience the wild adventures of the author as he travels in remote corners of the world. Read more...

Experts in travel to remote corners of the world


> Asia

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Indonesia, the largest island nation in the world, encompasses thousands of islands, each with its own culture and compelling natural beauty. Visitors enjoy a wide array of intriguing sights from lowland swamps and immense volcanoes to crater lakes and vibrant rainforests, from dramatic waterfalls and meandering rivers to exquisite beaches and terraced rice paddies.

Equally varied are the activities and amenities for visitors to enjoy: afternoon teas on plantations, fascinating diving and snorkeling, trekking through jungles, riding elephants, feeding orangutans, river rafting, surfing, kayaking and more. The main islands of Indonesia include Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Nusa Tunggara (where the famous Komodo dragons can be seen), Sulawesi, Kalimantan and Irian Jaya.

Most visitors to Bali will spend some time in either Nusa Dua, Kuta Beach or Sanur. Nusa Dua is an exclusive resort area with a selection of world-class, self-contained luxury hotels set on quiet stretches of beach. Kuta Beach, which fronts a gentle curve of coastline, is renowned for sun, surf, beautiful sunsets, great open air restaurants, shopping and lively nightlife.

Sanur is a well established resort area with a lovely beach protected by a reef, and the lagoon offers safe swimming year round. Sanur is set among lush tropical gardens with numerous hotels which vary from boutique to five star.

Exotic Dives and Land Adventures

Indonesia, Bali & Wakatobi


Sumatra – Alas River, White Water Rafting
Sumatra – Mentawai Islands Siberut Adventure
Sulawesi – Toraja Excursion and Lore Lindu National Park Wildlife Eco-Tour
Kalimantan – Orangutan Wildlife and Adventure
Irian Jaya – Baliem Valley Adventure Tour
Lombok and Mt. Rinjani Trekking Eco-Tour
Komodo Island Tour

Lodging & Activities

Dive resorts—Sulawesi & Wakatobi
Bali – Nusa Dua Hotels
Bali – Kuta Beach Hotels
Bali – Sanur Hotels
Bali Ubud
Bali Lombok
Bali Activities


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Photography courtesy of Randy Harwood Photography.