Great Escapes: Bali’s Beach-to-Jungle Beauty

Great Escapes: Bali’s Beach-to-Jungle Beauty

The traditional way of life on Bali is summed up with the phrase “Tri Hita Karana,” or the three causes of well-being, representing that happiness and fulfillment are derived when humanity is in balance with nature and god. Jake Emen Text size Few destinations match the beauty and bounty of Bali’s beach-to-jungle oasis. After more … Read more

G-20 summit casts spotlight on Bali’s tourism revival

NUSA DUA, Indonesia — Bali wants the world to know it’s back. Dozens of world leaders and other dignitaries are traveling to the Indonesian island for the G-20 summit, drawing a welcome spotlight on the revival of the tropical destination’s vital tourism sector. Tourism is the main source of income on this idyllic “island of … Read more

Indonesia names new capital Nusantara, approving shift from Jakarta

(CNN) — Indonesia has named its new capital Nusantara, as lawmakers approve the shift from Jakarta to Kalimantan — a jungle-covered area on the east of Borneo island. The new name translates to “archipelago” in the Indonesian language. Concerns over the sustainability of the congested and rapidly sinking political center of Jakarta prompted the need … Read more

View 16 Breathtaking Images From The Nature Conservancy’s Annual Photo Contest | Smart News

Carlyn Kranking Assistant Editor, Science and Innovation Jaw-dropping landscapes, majestic creatures and luminous fungi took home prizes in the 2022 photo contest held by The Nature Conservancy, a global environmental nonprofit. In this year’s competition, photographers from 196 countries and territories put more than 100,000 entries in front of a panel of judges. “The diversity … Read more

Indonesia’s Raja Ampat: ‘The last paradise on Earth’

Editor’s Note — This CNN Travel series is, or was, sponsored by the country it highlights. CNN retains full editorial control over subject matter, reporting and frequency of the articles and videos within the sponsorship, in compliance with our policy. (CNN) — More than 30 years ago, Dutchman and history enthusiast Max Ammer received a … Read more