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Macon, Georgia

Not to be confused with Macon County, Georgia.<p>For other uses, see Macon (disambiguation).<p><b>Macon</b> /ˈmeɪkən/ (officially <b>Macon–Bibb County</b>) is a city …

Amy McLay Patterson's 2015 Reading Spreadsheet

Where to go in 2016: Top 16 up-and-coming destinations | CNN Travel

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The best fiction books of 2015

<b>1. The Story of the Lost Child</b>by Elena Ferrante (Europa, $18)<p>Elena Ferrante's latest work completes a quartet of novels that just might rank as "the …

Why 3-day weekends are good for you

A glorious three-day weekend has arrived for (most) "knowledge workers," that euphemistic term for those of us who spend our days hunched over a keyboard, eyes locked for hours at a time on the screen ahead.<p>But here's the thing: The bulk of the research in medicine, sleep, cognitive science, and …

National Parks

Best American beach campsites | CNN Travel

Travel

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Health effects of carbs: Where do we stand?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bread glorious bread! It was once considered a status symbol, and has been a nutritious dietary staple for all classes for millennia.<p>But starting in the second half of the 1990s, bread became bad. So did the whole menu of starchy carbohydrates, such as pasta and potatoes, as well as sugary …

Nutrition

Caminito del Rey: Walk Spain's steep, spectacular footpath | CNN Travel

Travel

Tatjana Soli's 6 favorite books that conjure exotic locales

<b>Bel Canto</b> by Ann Patchett (Harper Perennial, $16). I love novels like this that create their own microcosm of the world. In an unnamed South American …

VPN Definition - What is a Virtual Private Network? | Hotspot Shield

What is a VPN?<br>(Virtual Private Network)<p>A VPN is a type of internet connection. It is a middle layer that sits between you and your online content. …

Information Systems

Hacking for Dummies: How Travelers Can Bypass Internet Censorship with a VPN - Vagabondish

Last month, we reviewed our top five favorite reasons that every connected traveler should be using a VPN. All five boil down to two essentials for …

Privacy

The Best Time To Book A Plane Ticket, According To A New Study

Ever wondered if there’s a magic number of days before a flight when tickets are at their cheapest? Science has an answer for that.<p>Fifty-four days before takeoff is, on average, when flights within the continental U.S. are at their absolute lowest price. And if you don’t hit 54 days on the head, …

America’s Least-Visited National Park Is a Sublime ‘Pit of Hades’

In the year 1645 B.C., when the largest cit­ies in the world were in Egypt, a 1.3-mile tall vol­cano in the Alaskan Pen­in­sula blew its top. The …

Go Here, Not There: 10 Alternative Destinations

The world is filled with must-see destinations we are told we need to tick off our ever-growing bucket lists.<p>Behind these well-traveled hotspots are smaller, lesser-known attractions that are definitely worth your time.<p>It's not to say you shouldn't visit these popular locales (they're some of our …

Travel

My 15 Favorite Things to Do in Nicaragua

Nicaragua used to be a secret. “Pshhh, have you been to Nicaragua yet? That’s where you <i>really</i> want to go,” travelers would say. It was the land of …

9 Of The World's Most Stunning Places Where You Can Sleep On A Boat

We know you can sleep underwater, but what about <i>on</i> the water?<p>Yes, we are aware you can sleep on a cruise ship (or sailboat, or privately chartered mega-yacht) in the middle of the ocean. But to see the world's natural and urban wonders from a totally new angle, try trading your hotel room for an …

Top 10 Croatian Islands

From craggy Krk in the north to luscious Mljet in the south, the Croatian Adriatic is teeming with islands, around 1200 in all. The sheer variety of island landscapes is stunning. The terrain can shift abruptly even on the same island as wind-whipped hills give way to rolling vineyards and tranquil …

5 Overhyped Tourist Destinations, and Where to Go Instead

<i>By Alex Schechter</i><p>Whether it's a packed cruise ship unloading throngs of boisterous passengers, or a mob of thirty college students tearing through town, an excess of tourists can make a destination go from in-demand to insufferable, just like that. Consider avoiding these played-out locales and …

Trails

The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Alaska

Alaska is big. Extreme weather is kind of its thing. The state is full of bears, moose and other animals you really don't want to tangle with. It's no accident there are reality shows dedicated to highlighting just how dangerous/remote/weird Alaska can be. No wonder so many travelers prefer to let …

Hiking

Hiking in Slovenia’s Triglav National Park

See our picks for the World’s Best Classic Hikes >><p>As we topped out on Prehodavci Pass in Slovenia’s Triglav National Park, our guide, Ken Fuhrer from Ryder Walker Alpine Adventures, recounted the legend of Zlatorog, a celebrated Slovenian myth about a local girl who demanded that her suitor, a …

10 of the world's most underrated cities | CNN Travel

20 Things You Need To Know About Brazil

With FIFA 2014 just around the corner, and the Rio Summer Olympics taking place in 2016, Brazil has been all the buzz around the internet and in conversation. But how much do you really know about the country?<p>Did you know that in the city of Laguna, fishermen use dolphins as their assistants to …

Brazil

8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google Drive

Google Drive Tips and Tricks<p>1. Crop photos<p>2. Experiment with add-ons<p>3. Check out your Drive activity<p>4. Look at your revision history<p>5. Use …

How O. J. Simpson Killed Popular Culture

Two decades after America dropped whatever it was doing to watch a white Bronco cruise down the San Diego Freeway, the O. J. Simpson case remains unparalleled as noir mystery, soap opera, and (though no one knew it at the time) TV’s first reality show. Examining how the cast—Kato Kaelin, Marcia …

What Are the Best Phone Apps for My Summer Camping Trip?

<i>A:</i><p>Before you go off the grid camping and hiking, tap the latest apps that will help you plan your trip, your trails, and where to pitch your tent. Even if you don’t have service, many of these apps will remain handy.<p>AllTrails<p>(AllTrails, Inc.)<p>A catalog of hiking routes in the U.S. and Canada, …

Apps

How to Take Better Photos on Your Phone: Instagram Tips from Photographers

Brain Pickings Gets Made for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 11, 2014<p>Maria Popova is one of the Internet’s finest hunter-gatherers. Powered by a curious mind and a deep appreciation …