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Top surf beaches | CNN Travel

Get wet and try not to wipe out, at these 50 best surf spots. Whether you like rocky cliff faces, standing in awe at the pros charging some of the best waves in the world or getting lost searching for little-known breaks, we have you covered with everything from epic waves to beautiful, small glassy […]

World’s 50 best surf spots – CNN.com

World’s 50 best surf spots – CNN.com

Story highlights “Surfing Magazine” editors helped compile this list of world’s best surf spots Supertubes in Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa, is the best right-hand ride in the world You don’t have to be a surfer to enjoy the sport’s culture and laid-back locations Wadi Adventure’s “surf pool” in the UAE is the only artificial surf […]

Finding the Other, Cheaper Side of Bali – The New York Times

Finding the Other, Cheaper Side of Bali – The New York Times

Photo The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary Credit Andy Haslam for The New York Times It was about five miles from the Kudesa Homestay guesthouse in Kemenuh village to the Gianyar Night Market, on the Indonesian island of Bali. So I asked my host, Mangku, whether I could make it on the bike he had available […]

In Indonesia, Many Islands and Many Faces – The New York Times

In Indonesia, Many Islands and Many Faces – The New York Times

In the second grade, I spent many hours with a World Book Encyclopedia, an opaque projector and a vast stretch of butcher paper tacked to the classroom wall. My goal was to trace a map of Indonesia. It was for a report, which probably mentioned that Indonesia was the world’s fourth most-populous country and the […]

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The Backpacker Interviews: Exploring Venezuela

Venezuela; still one of my favourite countries and still a country I rave about to every traveler I meet on the road. I had gone to Venezuela truly unsure of what to expect. I had cut through myths and half-truths, I had conquered stunning Mt Roraima, I had fished for piranhas, made friends with locals and […]