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Where to Stay in Bali — Best Regions for Different Types of Travelers

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A Detailed Guide on Where to Stay in Bali: from Ubud to Seminyak Many people think of Bali as a touristy place that’s overrun by party backpackers. But let’s first get this clear: Bali is a big island. While south Bali is dominated by tourism, the rest of the island remains distinctly Balinese, with traditional […]

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Nyepi: Celebrating the Day of Silence in Bali

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When’s the best time to visit Bali? I’d say during Nyepi, the Day of Silence. Here’s my experience celebrating the Balinese New Year. The streets of Ubud are filled with hundreds of people – all dressed in multi-hued, kebaya blouses and batik-print sarong cloth wrapped around their waists. Priests clad in pure white garments chant […]

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20 Cool Things to do in Bali Beyond Kuta

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Beyond the Tourist Trail: Best Things to Do in Bali Bali may have its fair share of tourists seeking sun, sand and sea in the southern party triad of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak, but this only forms a small part of the whole island. In reality, there is SO much more to Bali than beaches […]

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Traveling Bali with Kids: Practical Tips & Recommendations

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Traveling Bali with Kids — What You Need to Know before Your Trip In the past two years of traveling with our baby to 15 countries, Bali tops them all as the most family-friendly destination we’ve been. I’ve lost count of the number of traveling families we’ve seen and met on this trip. After all, the island […]

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Living in Bali as a Digital Nomad

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Is living in Bali all it’s made out to be? I’m currently spending a couple of months living in Bali with my husband and our two-year-old baby. Here’s what I like (and dislike) about living here as a digital nomad. Greetings from the island of Gods! After a month or so of traveling in Singapore, […]

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5 Unconventional and Adventurous Experiences in Indonesia

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As we plot our plans for an extended trip back to Indonesia next year, here are some of our favorite adventurous experiences in Indonesia that are well worth a visit if you’re seeking something off the beaten path! An archipelago of over 17,000 islands, Indonesia is a sultry kaleidoscope of cultures and diverse landscapes that runs along the […]

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Bali, Indonesia

A ray of sunlight cuts through the Tanah Lot Temple in Bali, Indonesia.

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Borobudur, Indonesia

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One of the 504 Buddha stupas at the ancient site of Borobudur in Central Java, Indonesia.

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Cool Climates of Central Java: Dieng Plateau

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From the spiritual grounds of Borobudur, we headed further North into the marshy floors of an active volcanic complex. With the initial idea of returning back South, we’d changed our plans after meeting this energetic travel-savvy couple, Tina and Daniel, who decided to join us for the roadtrip. With our new-found travel mates, we geared […]

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Spiritual Temples of Borobudur

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As we embarked on a journey into Central Java, we had the priority of cleansing our minds and clearing our heads. We were right, this part of Java had us finding ourselves spiritually and even stumbling upon some pleasant surprises, one after another. Driving up North to the sacred lands of …

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7 of the most Bizarre Asian cultural habits

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10 of the Best Beaches in Southeast Asia

// Many friends have been scratching their heads for ideas on short weekend getaways from Singapore. We are after all very fortunate to be next-door neighbors with the lush tropical beaches of Malaysia and Indonesia. But thanks to over-developed tourism, most of these ‘ex-paradises’ are now crowded and touristy. Forget Bali, Phuket and Bintan, let’s […]

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Dog Meat and Rooster balls: The 10 Most Exotic Asian foods

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  Picture deep-fried grasshoppers and stewed chicken feet — the world of Asian culinary is wild beyond your imagination. Perfect for the brave new traveler, eating in Asia requires a certain degree of guts and a wild sense of adventure. As an Asian saying goes, ‘The key to one’s heart is through his stomach.’ As […]

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