Remote beauty on Labengki Island

“Labengki Island, two hours off the shore of Kendari, Sulawesi, is a destination that very few tourists have traveled. Luckily, a group of friends and I had the opportunity to visit and it was an experience I’ll never forget. We traveled to Labengki Island with a group of conservationists who specialize in marine biology. One…

Preparing a young coconut for sipping at the beach

“After joining some other Fulbright English Teaching Assistants in Pangkal Pinang for an English conference, we retreated to a nearby beach for some rest, relaxation and, of course, coconuts. We gathered under a rusty, low-hanging metal canopy as a woman hacked away at the kelapa muda — young coconuts — we ordered.” Dustin Volz in…