Samuel Prestigiacomo

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Why The F*ck Aren't You In Koh Rong?

If you ever played Robinson Crusoe as a kid or pretended to be a pirate, this shit has your name all over it.<p>Photo by: Gregory Santulli<p>The islands of Thailand are notorious for their hoards of tourists that think they're visiting something "exotic" along the beaten pancake trail. Ready to really …

Asia Travel

An Outdoor Lover's Playground: Tufi, Papua New Guinea

As a first-time visitor to Papua New Guinea, I wanted to see and explore as much of the country’s famous tribal culture, hiking trails and dive sites …

Wooded Wonderland: Yakushima

In Japan’s epic anime film <i>Princess Mononoke</i>, legendary director Hayao Miyazaki shrouds the real-life island of <b>Yakushima</b> with surrealism, its misty granite mountains the backdrop for a conservation message.<p>Yet this wraithlike landform, which rises from the turbulent Tanegashima Strait like a …

Everyday life insists on this

In mid-September, a friend called to tell me that a woman writer in one of the outer circles of my life went into the hospital in June, thinking she …

National Geographic Travel