Indonesia's warm climate, myriad islands and unique cultures, not to mention its geographical spread, make it a country that can take a lifetime to fully explore. Jakarta's hectic streets can leave the hardiest of travelers weary, but with volcanic landscapes, verdant rainforests and empty beaches at every turn, there are plenty of opportunities to find that vacation vibe. Laid back Flores delivers some of Indonesia's best diving, while nearby Komodo is home to the eponymous dragon and other weird and wonderful wildlife. Partygoers head to Bali's southern beaches, while Sumatra, in the west, is the best place to see native endangered orangutans.
It’s the most happening of cities, a place where over 200 languages are spoken and millions flock each year to see its world-famous sights. New York draws visitors in like nowhere else. The crowded streets of Manhattan are the stuff of legend. First timers will want to head to the top of the Empire State Building and stand beneath the glare of the lights of Times Square. But there’s so much more to see and do, whether it’s catching an Off-Broadway play, checking out world class art at MoMA or shopping the streets of SoHo. Brooklyn’s hip neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Fort Greene offer a more relaxed vibe, while the food in Queens’ Chinatown is worth the long subway ride.