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Yoga gurus practicing on water

On your next vacation, why not combine your passion for travel and yoga? Schools and retreats across the world offer training programs to students who wish to become instructors. It’s a chance to embark on a yoga journey to the destination you’ve been dying to cross off your bucket list, and maybe jumpstart a new career—or at least a cool…

Surfing in Costa Rica

Remember The Endless Summer, the film that first introduced us to the excitement of the “surf-and-travel” culture? Bruce Brown’s 1966 classic followed two surfers on their worldwide quest to find the best surf spots. For many surfers, recreating a modern day Endless Summer would be the ultimate vacation. But before you grab your GoPro and book a plane ticket, make…

Food in Shanghai

You’ve heard of vegetarians, pescetarians and vegans, but have you heard of locavores? A locavore is a person who makes an effort to only eat food that is grown or harvested locally, rather than foods that need to be moved long distances to get into markets. Locavores consider local to be food that is grown within 100 miles of where…

Top surfing destinations

Some vacationers like to sit under a palapa gazing at a beautiful beach, while others prefer to step off the dry sand and shred some gnarly waves. If you fit into the second group, these surfing destinations will get your heart pumping while still giving you the opportunity to take in natural beauty. Jeffreys Bay, South Africa Jeffreys Bay’s slogan…

Indonesian Fried Rice

Indonesian fried rice, like most national dishes, comes in infinite variations and types. Yet in most of these variations, a few ingredients remain constant. Shallots, shrimp paste, day old rice, and fried eggs come together, seasoned with heady chili peppers and deeply umami soy sauce, to make a super simple and immensely satisfying comfort food that easily adapts to whatever…

Reports from Sulawesi in Indonesia indicate that once again thousands are fleeing smoke, ash and lava from a spectacular eruption. Whether Indonesia, Chile, Iceland or Eritrea—volcanic activity is grabbing headlines and has made us wonder if world travelers are increasingly likely to encounter active volcanoes. We asked Robert Peckyno, webmaster for Volcano World at Oregon State University, what scientists think.…

Mount Merapi erupted just before dusk on Tuesday, shaking the region and spawning more than 600 earthquakes.  According to a New York Times report, the eruption killed at least 29 people, and many others are being treated for respiratory issues and severe burns.  Tens of thousands of people have been driven from their homes, many of which no longer stand.  The area…

The most volatile volcano in Indonesia has been experiencing increased activity in the past 24 hours.  On Monday, the Indonesian government raised the alert for Mount Merapi to the highest level and reported that the magma has risen to about 1km below the surface. About 500 volcanic earthquakes were recorded on the mountain over the weekend.  Officials have reported that…

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