Eat, Pray, Love may have inspired you to put a visit to Bali on your bucket list (the Tanah Lot temple, pictured, is a popular Bali destination), or maybe it's the thriving capital of Jakarta in West Java that's calling your name. Whatever the case, Canadians are advised to exercise caution.
Warnings: There has been sporadic civil unrest, as well as several terrorist attacks in recent years in Jakarta and Bali, although the government has employed effective anti-terrorism measures. Stay away from large groups and in Bali, stay away from arak (or arrack), a local brew that has proved methanol-tainted and deadly on several occasions (not to be confused with the similarly named drink popular in the Middle East).
Habitat loss and the destruction of native plants have been responsible for the rapid decline of the monarch butterfly, the most recognized butterfl... More Habitat loss and the destruction of native plants have been responsible for the rapid decline of the monarch butterfly, the most recognized butterfly in North America. To help protect these majestic insects as they migrate, citizens in the U.S. are resorting to a simple yet powerful tool: gardening. Gardens full of milkweed and nectar plants can serve both as rest stops for adult monarchs and as nurseries for their eggs. Read more about the challenges monarch butterflies face as milkweed declines: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140819-monarch-butterfly-milkweed-environment-ecology-science/
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