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Yunnan: 9 things to do in China's wild, diverse province | CNN Travel

Why Norway Is One of the Most Remarkable Destinations in the World

<i>Norway is becoming a top destination on travellers bucket lists, but what gives this country its charm?</i><p><b>1. The nature</b><p>This magical country has some of the most stunning natural scenery in the world which is why it is at the top of my bucket list. If you visit Norway it would be a crime not to take a …

11 hiking trails you've never heard of but should definitely try

<i>I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. — John Muir</i><p>When we first set out on our journey years ago, treks — especially of the long, multi-day variety — weren't a priority on our activity list. Sure we enjoyed hikes and …

Burmese days: in the footsteps of George Orwell

<i>“In Moulmein, in Lower Burma, I was hated by large numbers of people – the only time in my life that I have been important enough for this to happen to me.”</i><p>It’s fair to say that George Orwell didn’t enjoy his first job as a policeman. These are the opening words of his essay <i>Shooting an Elephant</i>, …

Asia

Budget Travel names top destinations for 2016

Budget Travel has unveiled its top 24 destinations for 2016, and the list might surprise you.<p>For starters, Iceland -- a famously expensive country to visit -- took the top spot.<p>Check out our slideshow for the full list, curated by Budget Travel's editors. Do you agree with the rankings?

Budget Travel

Japanese train firm goes extra mile for single passenger

Service stops at remote station morning and evening to enable pupil to get to school and come home again<p>For the past three years, a train has stopped at the remote Kami-Shirataki station in the far north of Japan just twice a day. At 7:04 am prompt, it takes on a single passenger - a student on her …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Going Skiing? Take A Classic Porsche 356

Last year, friends of Petrolicious Jeff Zwart and Will Roegge collaborated on a great short film called The Porsche from the Winter of ’53, which …

These Are 2016’s Hottest Destinations

From luxe in Mongolia to gastropubs in Wales, the beauty of Botswana, and snowboarding in North Korea… here’s where you should be booking to go.<p>The …

Healing waters: The Japanese onsen experience

Soaking up one of Japan's best-loved traditions is a tonic for both mind and body<p>For a brief moment, I feel like a Japanese snow monkey -- those furry, red-faced creatures that descend from the cliffs and forests of Nagano to sit and soak in hot spring water.<p>Flakes fall around me. Steam drifts into …

Japan

3 things Expedia has learned from analyzing airfare data

Expedia, the travel technology giant, has analyzed its trove of data to identify key trends in air travel.<p>The data was consolidated primarily from …

Billion-dollar startup CEOs get trapped by their own success, says one unicorn CEO

Unicorn is the tech-industry term for startups that have raised huge sums of venture capital money and are valued at $1 billion or more.<p>Benioff believes that unicorns aren't really worth their valuations, but that "they've manipulated the private markets to achieve these valuations." He says he's …

How hiring my own boss made me a better entrepreneur

One of the hardest days of my life was the day I decided to hire my own boss. I cofounded Looksharp six years ago and had been through the trenches. From cutting founder salaries and narrowly raising a seed round in 2010 to losing key employees at key moments, we had dodged more bullets than James …

San Francisco

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

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The Trip That Changed My Life - CNN

Donald Trump Really Doesn’t Want Me to Tell You This, But …

Over a long weekend on assignment for Playboy magazine, Mark Bowden found that behind the garish Trump façade lies only more ugliness.<p>I spent a long, awkward weekend with <b>Donald Trump</b> in November 1996, an experience I feel confident neither of us would like to repeat.<p>He was like one of those …

12 emerging travel destinations that you have to visit in 2016

2016 is all about emerging destinations. Wilderness, wildlife and culture; these themes will illuminate the year's travel itineraries. Escapism and authenticity are key and nowhere offers them quite like fledgling and far-flung nations. Kyrgyzstan's vast rolling mountains, Iceland's wild natural …

11 biographies to read if you want to get rich

Success is a learnable skill, self-made millionaire T. Harv Eker emphasizes in his book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind." Anyone can grow to be successful and wealthy, and one of the best starting points is to read a biography about someone who's already done it.<p>"Successful people look at other …

Thailand’s lesser known islands: readers’ tips

<b>Winning tip:</b> <b>Koh Bulon Lae</b><p>Far to the south, near the Malaysian border, lies gorgeous Koh Bulon Lae. Tiny, without roads, it takes 15 minutes to walk across. Each morning a local lady crosses the island with her basket of freshly baked cakes for travellers to buy. All the beaches are friendly and …

National Parks

7 incredible Japanese destinations that tourists haven’t discovered yet

Japan is often known by tourists for its most popular attractions, like Mount Fuji, the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto, and its amazing shrines and temples.<p>But there's a lot more to the island nation than that.<p>We took a look at a Quora thread that asked, "what are some of Japan's best kept secrets," and …

Japan

12 destinations where you can stay in a 5-star hotel for less than $200 a night

Our friends at Hotels.com curated a list of major destinations around the world where visitors can stay at a five-star hotel for under $200 per night.<p>The bulk of the cities are in Europe, with a few in Asia.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you can treat yourself without breaking the bank.

Leaf decided it was high time someone designed a home grow box for weed

It seems like grow stores have always had a bit of a wink, wink, nudge, nudge air when it comes to their customers’ crops. Maybe it was just broccoli …

Cannabis

Portable Wind Turbines Supply Clean Energy for People on the Move

As renewable energy prices continue to fall, many people struggle to have it in their lives. Wind energy, while often a viable option, isn't exactly possible if you don't own land to accommodate a giant turbine generator. Minnesota-based company Janulus is trying to change that with Trinity, a …

7 Spectacular Budget Beach Spots You've Likely Never Heard Of

The notion of soaking up sunshine in a far-away land often comes with the dread of large crowds of tourists, and even larger costs. The truth is, it …

5 Podcasts That Will Give You a Leadership Edge | Inc.com

Ever since NPR's <i>Serial</i> broke the internet last year, it seems like we've been in the middle of a podcast boom. But while podcasts like <i>Serial</i> can be fun and fascinating to listen to, there are some podcasts that are about more than just smart storytelling. These gems can actually teach you to be …

Entrepreneurship

Triumph Thruxton by Down & Out Cafe Racers

Barnsley is a town in the north of England famous for three things: brass bands, the semi-mythical Barnsley Chop*, and a name-check in the 1990s techno hit ‘It’s Grim Up North.’<p>For our purposes, however, the small Yorkshire town is notable for one thing only: it’s home to Down & Out Cafe Racers, …

Venier's 'Tractor 03': a Moto Guzzi V7 Scrambler

We wonder if Stefano Venier knew what a hit his ‘Tractor V75‘ would be when he created it. Based on a 90s-model NTX 750, it struck a balance between looks and usability—and has since kicked off a series of builds.<p>This is ‘Tractor 03,’ and it’s been built using a more modern donor—the 2011 Moto …

Lean 'n clean: Slipstream Creations' Honda CB360T

We’ll admit: Brat-café style Honda customs are a dime a dozen. But top shelf finishes and attention to detail are far more rare, and this classy CB360T has both in spades.<p>It’s the work of James Fawcett—a creative-at-large based in St. Louis, Missouri. Operating as Slipstream Creations, James …

Fabrication

Moto Guzzi Le Mans – Kaffeemaschine

<i>Written by Marlon Slack.</i>Kaffeemaschine (pronounced, erm… ‘<i>Kaffeemaschine’)</i> is a Hamburg-based shop that specialises in some of the most beautiful, …

1973 Honda CB750 – Tyson Carver

<i>Written by Martin Hodgson.</i>We all find our way to motorcycles in different ways, for the vast bulk who throw their leg over the two wheeled …