Asia Transpacific Journeys, Boulder, Colo.
Known as “the Indonesia guy” by his colleagues, Hobson is the go-to advisor for trips to one of the country’s 17,508 islands, especially Bali. He’ll walk you through the complex geography and wildlife highlights, as well as lead you to Ubud’s best restau- rants. He can also arrange a visit to a school he helped found or a trek to remote villages.
Discovery: Munduk, a village in Bali’s highlands, where travelers can stay on a coffee plantation and learn how to grow and roast beans.
Other specialties: Indonesia and Southeast Asia.