Ultimate Travel Guide: Be One with Bali

Bali, found at the heart of Indonesia, is a great place to relax your body, mind, and spirit. Though this might be a small island, it has a lot of oceans, volcanic mountains, and rich rain forests. You could learn a lot of Balinese culture through your stay here.

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Here, we will be listing down some activities for you to enjoy your stay at Bali, Indonesia.

Relax at Jimbaran

La Joya, found in Jimbaran, offers the best spa experience throughout Indonesia. You can have the best sea experience while you are relaxing. You can rest on the open air villa that will release your stress and finally free your body and mind through looking at the grandest scenery.

Sleep at a theme hotel

Sleeping at a hotel is customary if you are visiting a foreign nation. But, Indonesia offers quite a unique experience for their guests. You can book budget hotels, majestic villas, to crazy themed hotels! You can sleep with the animals in the Mara Safari Lodge if you like to.

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You could also stay at water villas such as the Bambu Indah, Villa Seminyak, and Villa Laksamana if you would want to see fishes every day, all day long.

If you are an environmentalist, you can stay at the Sharma Springs Bamboo house is known for their environmentally friendly hotel.

Drink while having a haircut

If you missed out on your monthly haircut, why not try one in The Sintesa Jimbaran Hotel? This offers quite a unique experience. From exquisite tunes from their local artists, up to the Happy Hour everyday!  You can even get a free gin tonic if you have your hair shaved during the Boys Night Out. You can meet new people, chill, drink, and have an amazing haircut for a cheap price.

Dine with whoever you want

Known for their imaginative culture, Bali offers unique and unimaginable dining experiences! You can dine at amazingly interesting themed restaurants. You can eat with Frankenstein, lions, pirates – name it, they have it!

Futher, they also have restaurants atop a live volcano! The Madu Sari Mountain Restaurant is found on the edge of crater on Mount Batur – it is an active volcano! Imagine the thrill of having an exquisite dining experience alone or with your loved ones.

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Other than that, you can also dine in solidarity. Some restaurants, such as the Pomegranate, offers a ‘me-time’ experience for their guests. You can dine in their man-made paddy fields to have that nature experience we are craving for.

What a theatrical performance

Indonesia is known for their great theatrical performance, what better way to know the country than to watch at the Devdan Show.

The show offers a traditional yet unique theatrical tribute to Indonesia, you just sit back and relax – and they will take you to an amazing Indonesian culture tour!

These are just some of the ways to enjoy your visit in Indonesia. There are still tons of things that we miss out, but we prefer you to do these things first.

Ultimate Travel Guide: Say Hi to Hawaii

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Aloha and welcome to the sweet paradise of Hawaii!

Known as a world-renowned vacation spot, Hawaii boasts its beautiful islands filled with white sand beaches and lush flora. Further, the region is known for its delicious food, beautiful people, and an array of activities.

Here, we will list down the places you should visit when you are in Hawaii.

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USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor

It is best to begin with a historical place. Head on to to Honolulu to see this #1 tourist destination in the islands of Hawaii. Over two million people visit this site where the World War II began. You can view the five historic sites: USS Arizona Memorial, USS Utah Memorial, USS Oklahoma Memorial, Battleship Row, and Ford Island.

You need to allot a whole day if you plan to visit the whole area. Upon entering, you will receive movie tickets to watch the history of Pearl Harbor. After which, you will have the film and boat tour throughout the vicinity.

Oahu

A definite must visit is the North Shore of Oahu. It refers to the area between Ka’ena Point and Kahuku point.

This breath taking shores offers larger than life waves, coastlines, and surfing locations. The surf spots includes Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach, and Banzai Pipeline.

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Waikiki Beach

Waikiki beach means ‘spouting waters,’ that refers to freshwater rivers that came from the ocean. This beach is the first vacation destination for Hawaiian royalty. Here, you can surf or take paddle lessons. This beach is filled with so much activity that you need to spend days to fully enjoy the place.

You could also visit Duke Kahanamoku statue, Honolulu Zoo, and the Waikiki Aquarium, go to international marketplace for gifts, souvenirs, and a chance to eat local delicacies.

Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park

This wilderness park is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It not only boasts its beauty, but also its cultural history. The park is known for its lavishly flowing waterfalls and freshwater rivers, abundance of flora and fauna, rich supply of natural food sources. This majestic beauty could only be reached by foot or ocean vessel, making it isolated and still virgin.

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Haleakala National Park

Situated at the magical island of Maui, this national park sits on the 10,023 ft. dormant Mt. Haleakala. You can visit this adventure filled park for sunrise or sunset, guided activities, hiking, and camping trips.

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You must bring different types of clothes due to temperature change. Also, make sure you gas up, bring tons of food and water, and check out the times for their sunrise and sunset.

Road to Hana

If you are still in Maui, visit one of Hawaii’s most beautiful landscape by driving through the Hana Highway. You can see the breathtaking view alone or with your loved one.

These are just some of the places that you can visit on the wonderful region of Hawaii. Make sure you plan your visit thoroughly so you will not be missing any place to visit.

What to Pack: Your Travel Check List

You might be on your fifth trip this year or your very first for a long time, it is always best to have a checklist on the items that you might want to pack.

Here, we will rundown the essentials and it will help you make sure you have everything ready before the big day.

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Luggage

You need to choose that is lightweight but still ca manage to hold all your essentials. Further, you might want look for a luggage that offer excellent warranty for repairs and replacements. You should find a luggage that is versatile, enough to carry all your stuff but still easy to carry.

There are different luggage to choose from:

  • Rolling Luggage – this might be the most convenient luggage that you would own. You don’t need to carry it on your back or shoulders when travelling.
  • Duffel Bag – this luggage is best when you are just travelling overnight or for a few days. Carrying it is easy, slight it over your shoulders and you are good to go.
  • Wheeled Backpack – if you are travelling on different pavements, from airports to rocky terrains, it is best to have this one ready. Although this might weigh more, you will have the convenience to carry it easily.

Organize your things

If you have a lot of activities planned for your trip, you need to have a lot of things ready before the big day. If you need a lot of stuff, you might need to use organizers to pack your things conveniently.

Using organizers will not just organize your things, your clothes and things will be arranged and compressed and you can fit a lot more in your bag.

Further, your outfits can be planned using packing cubes. These organizers will keep your luggage neat and you will have easy access to your things.

Essentials:
  • lightweight clothing
  • long-sleeved shirts
  • sweaters
  • T-shirt
  • Pants/shorts
  • Belt
  • Socks
  • Walking shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Pajamas/sleepwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Hat
  • Scarf
  • Swimsuit
  • Cellphone and chargers
  • Travel pillow
  • Adapters
  • Travel Apps
  • Travel speakers
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Toiletries

You might be staying at a fancy hotel in your journey, but it is still best to pack your own toiletries for the trip. Remember to keep your toiletries bag compliant. Put it on a clear, plastic, zip-top bag.

Basics:
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo and conditoner
  • Sunscreen with SPC
  • Face wash
  • Hair brush
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Extra contacts, solutions, and contact case
  • Glasses
  • Medication
Not really essentials but you might want to bring:
  • Cologne
  • Mini-mirror
  • Hair products
  • Shaving Kit
  • Sewing Kit
  • Travel Towel
  • Facial Tissues
  • Nail clippers
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First Aid Kit

Always remember that you need to take care of yourself during your trip, if you get sick and you are travelling internationally – the hospital bills will bombard you and you might not even understand what the local doctors are telling you.

You could have a check up with your doctor and have yourself vaccinated before your travel. Further, it is best to bring your first aid kid wherever you go.

 

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