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Matjaz Tancic | Posted 11.10.2014 | Travel
Matjaz Tancic

It has been some time since my last visit to a tropical destination. Gloomy October days are perfect for for a quick escape closer to the equator. A c...

Protecting Our Cultural Endangered Species: School Policies

Alissa Stern | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Alissa Stern

The combination of political stability and internal educational policy advocacy is one combination that seems to hold promise for the strengthening of regional languages. But the pace needs to be sped up, before regional languages are too inconsequential to be revitalized.

Through A Wormhole On A Small Boat Cruise in Indonesia (PHOTOS)

Don Mankin | Posted 10.23.2014 | Travel
Don Mankin

It was a lazy, sleepy seven days. By the third day, the combination of sun, sea, heat and humidity had turned my mind into a cheese omelet.

Island Exploration: Sailing Around Indonesia

Jacada Travel | Posted 10.13.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

With astounding diversity, the islands of the Indonesian archipelago offer some of the world's best diving, intrepid on-land exploration and cultural ...

5 Destinations Worth Escaping To For The Winter Holidays

Jinna Yang | Posted 10.16.2014 | Travel
Jinna Yang

It's almost that time of year again -- the holidays are quickly approaching and I'm getting the itch to take a quick trip for the winter.

A Little Help From Saraswati

Alissa Stern | Posted 09.26.2014 | Religion
Alissa Stern

On the day of the Jewish New Year, the President of Indonesia, the country with the world's largest Muslim population, visited Washington, DC and spoke out for religious tolerance.

Man Denies Police Claim That He Confessed To Girlfriend's Mother, Attorney Says

AP | Posted 09.24.2014 | Crime

A U.S. attorney for a Chicago man accused of killing his girlfriend's mother on the Indonesian resort island of Bali said Wednesday that his client is...

American Man Confesses He Killed Girlfriend's Mother At Bali Hotel

AP | Posted 09.19.2014 | Crime

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An American man has confessed that he killed his girlfriend's mother in a luxury hotel on Indonesia's Bali island, and the gi...

Being Present

Alissa Stern | Posted 11.16.2014 | Travel
Alissa Stern

In some cultures, wearing local dress and participating in local ceremonies is not appreciated. And even in Bali, there are some ceremonies that are off-limits to outsiders. But in many Balinese communities, as in many communities elsewhere, the opposite is true.

The Case For Putting Nothing On Your To-Do List

Nicole Glassman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

It seems many of us have a fear of failing, or not doing enough, or not doing it "right." We are afraid that if we leave that inbox unattended, we will seem irresponsible. If we leave the dishes in the sink for that moment, we are just creating more to do later.

Which Tropical Island Is Right for You?

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 10.26.2014 | Travel
Ombretta Di Dio

Scattered through the seven seas, these seductive islands are the perfect example of everything there's to love about tropical life.

WATCH: These Guys Invented The Most Chill Sport Ever

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.26.2014 | Sports

If you want to find your inner balance while practicing your outer balance, try yoga on a stand-up paddleboard, or SUP. But if you're more of ...

Seeking Out the Wildlife of Southeast Asia

Jacada Travel | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

In the ecologically diverse region of Southeast Asia, sea, rainforest and national parks are inhabited by an abundance of extraordinary wildlife, some of which are endemic species.

11 Rooftop Hotel Bars for Hot Summer Nights

Joy Pecknold | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

With summer in full effect, raise a glass and raise the roof -- quite literally -- it's peak season for rooftop patio-ing. As such, I've rounded-up 11 favorites at luxury hotels from Laguna Beach to Bangkok.

Bali is More than Paradise: It's the Site of the 2014 Summit on Women and Climate

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

The Global Greengrants Fund is a charitable foundation that makes small grants (typically $500 to $5,000) to grassroots environmental causes around the world.

10 Cool Pools Around the World

Joy Pecknold | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Most pools are cool, technically speaking, but some are a whole heck of a lot cooler than others and luxury hotels are home to some of the coolest.

Visiting Bali, Indonesia: Earth's Paradise

The Surf Channel | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel
The Surf Channel

Kneading my toes through the island's chalky-white sand beaches, while staring hypnotized at a sunset burning out over the sapphire and emerald waters.

Future of WTO Negotiations Hangs in the Balance at G20 Trade Ministers' Meeting

Deborah James | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics
Deborah James

On July 19, Trade Ministers from the G20 group of countries will convene for their annual meeting in Sydney, Australia. The meetings can be used to build consensus toward positions that can be brought back to forums where decisions can be enforced, such as the WTO. And this is exactly what the US plans to do.

This Hotel Took Water Bed To A Whole New Level

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel

Shrimp may not sound like the cuddliest of creatures, but we think an evening among them looks pretty sweet. The glass-bottomed bedroom at the Udan...

Jungle Book Your Hotel

trivago | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel
trivago

Retire in white canopy beds in the Daintree Rainforest of Australia, share a backyard with squirrel monkeys in Brazil, or treat yourself to a luxurious dip in an infinity pool nestled in tropical Balinese forests. Each of these properties promises a sensory celebration.

The Ying and Yang of Bali

Alison Teal | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel
Alison Teal

Everywhere you look in Ubud, there is a temple with rich statuary, frequently wrapped in black and white cloth, symbolizing good and bad, yin and yang.

10 Luxury Hotels For Long Weekends

Joy Pecknold | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

There's always a long weekend on the horizon, so here's 10 of the best places across four regions -- North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific -- for a short but sumptuous escape where you're guaranteed to get spoiled rotten.

5 Amazing Bali Hotels Under $100

Budget Travel | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

From its wave-pounded coastline of dramatic cliffs and black sand beaches, on through the swaying green rice terraces of the lowlands and into lush, dense jungles of its interior, Bali truly has something for everyone.

10 Tips on How to Survive a Spiritual Festival

Megan Snedden | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Snedden

During the course of the festival, I experienced the rainbow of human emotion: I was angry, I cried, I was sad, I felt confused and vulnerable. Transformation is never like walking through a golden gate over a path of pillows, whether you do it at a festival or through a life coach at home. Having support is paramount to your well-being. This will also help you make better sense of what you are processing.

Between Two Worlds: Mila Shwaiko

Rio Helmi | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Rio Helmi

Mila Shwaiko, born to Australian and American parents, grew up from early infancy in the village of Ubud in Bali, which today is more of a town and is a major tourist destination on the island.