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Worth the Deep Journey A large island in southeast Asia, Borneo features beautiful peaks and rich rainforests that offer dynamic experiences to travelers. The island itself is part of three different countries. Much of Borneo belongs to Indonesia, while the north side is mostly part of Malaysia. Inset in the northern coast is the nation of Brunei, about the size of Delaware. Areas in the interior of Borneo can be hard to navigate as the network of rivers diminishes, making such places retain their natural beauty.

The Borneo Adventure trip to the Nanga Sumpa Iban Longhouse earned recognition on the 2009 ISLANDS Blue List for its focus on community-based tourism. Contributing editor Megan Padilla visited the longhouse, one of the traditional Iban communities, and immersed herself in this fascinating culture. Read the full story.