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Bali's top secluded beaches

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bali is an island in flux -- especially in the south. It's a maelstrom of construction: villas, roads, jetties, reclamation. A magnet for tourists for generations, the island welcomed over five million international visitors in 2017.<p>So you'd expect pretty much every beach along the coast to …

Beaches

24 of the Most Scenic Places to Camp in the United States

Take a road trip from coast to coast, and you’ll find beautiful sights in every state in the U.S.<p>One of the best things about traveling around the …

Hiking

25 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …

Glee

Barcelona's Best Attractions Just a Stone's Throw from the Cruise Port

There's no lack of things to see and do in Barcelona, even if you're only in town for the day. The city is small enough that it usually doesn't take …

The Whisky Chronicles

We were driving on what is locally known as the Golden Mile, a stretch on the wind-pummeled, rugged island of Islay off Scotland’s southwest coast that includes three time-honored, world-renowned distilleries that most Scotch whisky drinkers would recognize by name — Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig.<p>…

Whiskey

Should I get out of the market until it returns to sanity?

<i>I own several stock index funds that were doing well until the market's recent setbacks. I'm afraid that a trade war or some other catalyst will spark a big downturn and I'll lose most of my money. Should I sell and stay out of the market until sanity returns? Or should I just hold on?—Bob</i><p>I don't …

Stock Markets

How bacteria are changing your mood

<b>If anything makes us human it's our minds, thoughts and emotions.</b><p>And yet a controversial new concept is emerging that claims gut bacteria are an invisible hand altering our brains.<p>Science is piecing together how the trillions of microbes that live on and in all of us - our microbiome - affect our …

Medical Research

What to do in Richmond, Va. - The Washington Post

[<i>This story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. For a richer experience, you can find the full version of this story here. An Internet connection is required</i>.]<p>I owe Richmond an apology. Countless times, I’ve zipped past the exits for this capital city, a place not quite far enough …

Hung Up

Kick Off National Park Week With Our Guide To Traveling The Parks Solo

There’re some things we celebrate loud and often here at Uproxx 1) because we genuinely think they’re cool and 2) because we think they should be a regular part of the larger contemporary discourse. If we were to list those things, both solo travel and our national parks system would be near the …

36 Hours in Lisbon

Forget Lisbon as the budget capital of Europe. Yes, the seafood is still (relatively) cheap, as is the wine. The old canary-yellow trams still rattle along steep hills, and you’ll never pay more than a euro and change for a pastéis de nata, the classic Portuguese pastry. But today the Portuguese …

European Travel

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

Rome, Through the Eyes of Flavius Josephus

Even without a book or a guide, even after two millenniums of crumbling, the image of the seven-branched candelabrum — the Jewish menorah — is unmistakable on the inner wall of the Arch of Titus in the Roman Forum. Stand at the base of the single-passage arch and look up, and the scene in …

Ancient History

Laps of luxury: 17 jaw-dropping pools around the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> Diving in at the deep end has never been more enjoyable than in these jaw-dropping pools.<p>From private villas to Japanese onsen, luxury resorts to boutique lodges, these are some of the world's most memorable, luxurious and expensive destinations to take a dip:<p>1. Ski Portillo, Chile<p>Up in the …

Hong Kong

Gut Microbes Influence Severity of Intestinal Parasitic Infections | Institute for Public Health | Washington University in St. Louis

<i>This article originally appeared in the Source and is reprinted here with permission.</i><p>Pictured is a collection of helminths — parasitic worms and …

A Winston Churchill tour of England

<b>(CNN) —</b> He may have died in 1965, but Winston Churchill, Britain's famous leader, is still a formidable presence in the country he led to World War II victory.<p>Most of us know the highlights of his life, but few of us know the details.<p>Behind his infamously stubborn political facade and iconic top …

England

Ultimaker integrates HP 3D scanning technology with Cura 3D printing software

×<p>HP<p>HP 3D STRUCTURED LIGHT SCANNER PRO S3<p>HP 3D Structured Light Scanner Pro S3<p><b>Ultimaker</b> has announced the integration of <b>HP’s</b> 3D scanning technology …

11 Amazing Places in Indonesia (That Aren't Bali)

The 10 Most Beautiful Places To Visit In Indonesia

A Two-Week Travel Itinerary to Indonesia

Why Ipoh, Malaysia, Should Be on Your Travel Radar

In the middle of the 1900s, the northwestern Malaysian town of Ipoh was the world’s largest producer of tin and its booming success showed.<p>Informally described by locals as the “town that tin built,” Ipoh grew from a sleepy village in the valley of the Kinta River to a hotbed of cabarets, night …

Kuala Lumpur

Cairo, Vibrant and Budget-Friendly, Is Ready Again for the World Stage

Omar pulled up in his red Toyota on the edge of the traffic circle in Tahrir Square, where just six years earlier, he and tens of thousands of other Egyptians had converged to protest the presidency of Hosni Mubarak. I hopped in and we sped north up the Nile Corniche, windows down, taking in the …

Sea Level

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime, According to the World's Top Travel Experts

These unique vacation excursions are stunning. 😍<p>No matter how many countries you’ve been to, there’s always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so …

Nine things cruise newbies need to know before walking the gangplank

First-time cruisers have a lot to wrap their heads around. There are hundreds of cruise lines out there, and sifting through the options — like the themes ("The Walking Dead" or "Oprah"?) destinations (Caribbean, Alaska, Mediterranean, Asia?) and even ship sizes (travel on the largest cruise ship …

Cruise Ships

36 Hours in Aarhus, Denmark

This small and scholarly college town is brimming with discoveries, from astounding artwork to cozy restaurants and excellent craft beer.

Aarhus

How to Explore a City Like a Local Using Your Smartphone

It’s now easier than ever to get travel advice from locals, and you don’t even have to talk to them in person.<p>Sure, you can still ask a stranger where to find some good sushi, but there is no guarantee they will be interested in, or qualified to, help you.<p>Thankfully, there are several smartphone …

Apps

The New Generation of Japanese Accommodations

Any traveler to Japan knows that its sense of hospitality — the sober, subtle beauty of the country’s lodgings, and the elegant, unobtrusive service within them — is unmatched anywhere else. For years, visitors could choose between two kinds of hotels: the Western kind (though often reinterpreted …

Japan

The 10 Coolest Neighborhoods in America Right Now

Avoid the tourist traps.<p>Tourist traps are a dime a dozen in big cities, but many popular urban destinations have up-and-coming neighborhoods that …

16 reasons why Lithuania should be your next holiday destination

Lithuania is celebrating 100 years of independence. Sort of. While it shook off more than a century of Tsarist rule on February 16, 1918, it was reoccupied at the end of the Second World War and only regained its freedom in 1990. Nevertheless, the country is marking the centenary, as is sure to be …