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For our annual Adventure Travel issue, we scoured the globe to find the 25 Best New Trips in the World for 2010, complete with a Best Trips photo gallery. Today, we present Tonga. The world’s far corners are now well within reach. TONGA: Whale World Each June, some 450 humpback whales arrive in the shallow waters off Tonga’s…

For our annual Adventure Travel issue, we scoured the globe to find the 25 Best New Trips in the World for 2010, complete with a Best Trips photo gallery. Today, we present the Philippines. The world's far corners are now well within reach. PHILIPPINES: Summit to Sea The Philippines has a PR problem. While it harbors as many…

For our annual Adventure Travel issue, we scoured the globe to find the 25 Best New Trips in the World for 2010, complete with a Best Trips photo gallery. Today, we present Montserrat. The world's far corners are now well within reach. MONTSERRAT: Dusting Off a Volcano  Fourteen years after Soufrière Hills Volcano first sent pyroclastic debris flying and…

For our annual Adventure Travel issue, we scoured the globe to find the 25 Best New Trips in the World for 2010, complete with a Best Trips photo gallery. Today, we present Madagascar. The world's far corners are now well within reach. MADAGASCAR: Sail the Indian Ocean Known for its 70-plus species of lemurs, Madagascar…

Text by Alyson Sheppard; Photograph: Wolcott Henry, National Geographic Animals Populations of lionfish, a football-size predatory fish native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans, are exploding in coral reefs in the Bahamas, threatening to destroy native fish schools and the local snorkeling, diving, and kayaking businesses. “With the quantities of lionfish that we’ve found in…

Text by Alyson Sheppard; Photograph: Wolcott Henry, National Geographic Animals Populations of lionfish, a football-size predatory fish native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans, are exploding in coral reefs in the Bahamas, threatening to destroy native fish schools and the local snorkeling, diving, and kayaking businesses. Continue reading this story >>

Text by Joe Battle Home to 84 percent of American coral, Hawaii is a must-see destination for snorkelers and divers who come to see the spectacular marine life. Healthy coral reefs are essential to Hawaii's ecosystem—and its number one industry, tourism. To ensure their future, the State of Hawaii is cracking down to protect its…