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The Solo Female Travel Experience

By Heather Stephens, AirTreks Marketing Lead  Invigorate your soul with joy. Reinvent yourself. Mend your broken heart. Open your mind. Open you heart. Change your perspective. Meet new people. Get lost in new places. Challenge yourself to a new language. Make way for freedom. These are all reasons to travel the world. And there are a million others to add to that list. Whether you pack up your life into a small storage bin and take off on a year-long journey OR you create space for as little as...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Gloria Steinem, Solo Female Travel, Elizabeth Gilbert, Heather Stephens, AirTreks Marketing Lead Invigorate, Elizabeth Gilbert Cheryl Strayed


Best scenic day trips near Beijing

Beijing can be an overwhelming city to visit. Covering nearly 6,500 square miles, it’s huge, teeming with activity, and full of both historical sites and ultra-modern buildings. It also has more than 20 million people and an air quality rating that often necessitates a facemask just to walk outside. If you find yourself here and need to escape for a breath of fresh air, two immediate options present themselves: You could buy a bottle of imported Canadian air or escape to a nearby outdoor geta...
Tags: Travel, Bali, China, Beijing, All, China Travel, Baoding, Taihang, Fragrant Hills, Shidu, Beijing Day Trips, Beijing Travel, Nature Near Beijing, XiangShan Park, Zcool Shutterstock XiangShan Park, Spectacles Lake


Are we killing Bali? I’ve been deluded thinking there isn’t friction | Brigid Delaney

I’ve travelled there 20 times and I know I am part of the problemThis cafe does the best flat whites in town. They’re so good, the cafe doesn’t need to sell any food. It just sells a lot of flat whites and something called bulletproof coffee – which is a disgusting combo of butter and caffeine; the keto equivalent of the speedball that killed John Belushi.We’re in a developing country though – it’s a cafe for white people. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Indonesia Holidays, Bali Holidays, John Belushi, Brigid Delaney


Are we killing Bali? I’ve been deluded thinking there isn’t friction with the locals | Brigid Delaney

I’ve travelled there 20 times and I know I am part of the problemThis cafe does the best flat whites in town. They’re so good, the cafe doesn’t need to sell any food. It just sells a lot of flat whites and something called bulletproof coffee – which is a disgusting combo of butter and caffeine; the keto equivalent of the speedball that killed John Belushi.We’re in a developing country though – it’s a cafe for white people. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Indonesia Holidays, Bali Holidays, John Belushi, Brigid Delaney


Around The World And Back With Camille

A true nomad at heart, AirTreks Travel Planner, Camille Kaczmar, has been traveling the world from a very young age. She spent her early years on a small island located in the South Pacific called Pohnpei, and then her father’s job in the Air Force allowed her and her family to explore the world growing up. Early on, she learned that travel urges you to open your mind and engage with the world around you; to let go of the normal and embrace the extraordinary. Currently, Camille is digital n...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, Bali, Germany, Barcelona, Thailand, Chile, South Pacific, Air Force, Travel Tips, Costa Rica, South East Asia, Travel Stories, Travel Philosophy, Camille


Best cafes in Da Nang

Danang is growing in stature as it positions itself as the third city of Vietnam. Located roughly half way between Hanoi and Saigon, this coastal city is becoming a popular destination for business and leisure travellers, and there is a growing digital nomad scene here as well. The cafe scene is also growing here, with world-class roasteries housed in architecturally interesting buildings. For this post I’ve grouped the cafes into two areas – Beachside and Cityside – rather than by district o...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Starbucks, Vietnam, Cafe, Travel Blog, Hanoi, Da Nang, Chiang Mai, Saigon, Ward, Danang, Coffee House, Nguyen Van Thoai, Seminyak Canggu, Nimmanhaemin Road


Bali is Closed For the Day. Right Now.

Thursday, March 7, 2018 is the third day of the six days that the Balinese New Year is celebrated; and the entire island of Bali is now as close to completely silent as possible for Nyepi. “On the 3rd day the entire Island comes to a standstill, with no scheduled incoming or outgoing flights from Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar (DPS)”, according to... The post Bali is Closed For the Day. Right Now. appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Advice, Airports, Hotels and Lodging, Holiday


Fight or Flight – Realities of Travel With Kids

In the months leading up to our around-the-world sabbatical trip with two kids under five, countless people offered up their opinions of our decision to bring our kids along with us. “It’s not like we can leave them behind!” my husband would quip and I would remind him that they meant that our other choice was not to go at all. It was clear that plenty of people thought we were brave to take this on. An equal number thought we were crazy. In my mind, the opportunity to travel the world with my k...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Bali, United States, South Africa, Bird, Travel With Kids, Don, Mindy, Indie Travelers, Hong Kong Airport, Camarillo, Usborne, Guy Raz, Spider Monkey


10 Best Beaches in Indonesia

The largest archipelago on Earth, Indonesia is remarkably made up of over 18,000 islands; as such, there are a plethora of incredible sights to see, with many of its beautiful beaches ranking amongst the best in the world. While Bali and Lombok attract the most attention, it is well worth island hopping around to see
Tags: Travel, Bali, Indonesia, Lombok, Earth Indonesia


Bali highs in the terraced valleys of Ubud

Bali’s vivid green hills offer a sensory overload of culture, temples and rainforest – not to mention sublime restaurants and hotelsJust outside Ubud, in the uplands of Bali, a new tented camp has opened. You dip down into a valley to find a world of cistern-shaped pools, spas with trees growing through them and tents that unzip to reveal copper baths and batik-covered walls. For no discernible reason, one of the restaurants is designed to look like a laundry. Staying at the Capella Ubud tented ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Bali, Life and style, Ubud, Indonesia Holidays, Bali Holidays, Capella Ubud, Api Jiwa


Win a $2,000 scholarship to travel

If you’re looking to travel the world but find yourself short on funds, you might want to move fast on this scholarship opportunity. Hostelling International USA is looking to award over 86 scholarships to aspiring world travelers, in the amount of $2,000 each. It’s important to note, however, that your travel plans don’t simply consist of you sitting on a beach in Bali for two months. The trip must include a valid educational component. In 2018, for example, HI USA awarded 104 scholarships ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Instagram, Bali, US, Jordan, Dominican Republic, All, Hostelling International USA, Paid To Travel, Travel Scholarships


How to work and travel the world

Finding a fulfilling job that lets you travel the world is not as rare as it may seem. Aside from short-term or volunteering opportunities, there are jobs in all sorts of sectors, from healthcare to sound tech, with plenty of scope for professional development and earning a steady income. If you are looking for a new challenge, here are some of the best careers that set you up for traveling the world. 1. Teaching English Native English speakers can think about funding a life abroad by teac...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Bali, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, Ed Sheeran, Italy, Red Cross, Jessie J, Halifax, Lebanon, Skype, All, US Department of State


How to Get Around Southeast Asia on the Cheap

Posted: 2/28/2019 | February 28th, 2019 Southeast Asia may be a huge region — but it’s super easy to get around. It’s well-traveled (backpackers have been following “the banana pancake trail” since the late ’60s), and there’s an extensive network designed to ensure that you can easily get from A to B. In Hanoi and need to get to Bangkok? In Vientiane and want to go Malaysia? Or Ko Samui? No problem. Someone can arrange that. But what’s the best way to get around Southeast Asia on a budget? Ho...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Ryanair, Myanmar, Easyjet, Vietnam, Laos


8 Dream Holiday Destinations of Influential Women

Everybody needs to get away from time to time. And the rich and powerful are no exception! In fact, the stress and responsibility of holding an influential position and being constantly in the public eye can make the idea of a holiday even more appealing. MyLateDeals has researched where the world’s most powerful women choose to go when they finally get a chance to let off some steam. Queen Elizabeth II You might think being the longest-reigning Queen of England would be an easy ride. But whil...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, London, Beyonce, Obama, Bali, Jay Z, Scotland, Africa, Rome, Harvard, Williams, Hawaii, Michelle Obama, Madonna


Top 5 Tips For Planning Your Overseas Travel This Year

Lunar New Year celebration has come to an end. After the week long break, we finally have to get back to our daily routine. For avid travelers, this is also the best time to start planning your overseas travel this year. Hang on guys! I have put together some useful tips here just to help you spark a great idea on where and when to travel this year. Fengshui guidelines Believe it or not, according to Fengshui or Chinese Geomancy Master So, if you were born during Autumn and Wi...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Europe, Japan, Tibet, Budget, Bali, Indonesia, China, US, Netflix, Paris, Korea, Sydney, Vpn


Discovering the Value of Slow Travel – Why We Chose to Stay in Chiang Mai

When I made my first packing list for our RTW sabbatical, I included maps and guidebooks but I never thought of bringing along a paper calendar. At home, we have one in just about every room of our house, but for some reason, I thought time would be less relevant on the road. The truth is, it can be hard to keep track of months, let alone days when traveling long-term. That’s why I now keep a paper calendar in my bag everywhere I go. And according to that calendar, we are just about to start a n...
Tags: Travel, Google, Asia, New York, Featured, Bali, Australia, Thailand, Bud, Cambodia, Bird, Tokyo, Vietnam, Laos, Bangkok, Luang Prabang


Why Bali Is Your Go-to Holiday Destination This Year

Indonesia has more than 17,000 islands, but Bali stands out most from all of them, being the favorite amongst the tourists. Surely everybody who visited Bali can barely stop talking about all the wonders this island has to offer. Whether you are in for the picture-perfect beaches, the hidden nature gems, o the cultural abundance, Bali has everything you wish for. Beware, though, it’s easy to fall in love with the paradise this island offers. After all, it’s not the runner up for the best vacati...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Indonesia, Travel Blog, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran Bay, Adipati Soeryo Art Gallery, Bhutan Sari Waterfall, Mende Hill


The best dive spots in Bali

The diverse marine life , warm waters, and mild currents in Bali have been attracting underwater explorers for decades. Home to some of the world’s most fascinating sea creatures, including mola mola and whale sharks, and man-made underwater coral gardens, the island’s most unique diving spots are a world apart from the hustle and bustle of Bali’s tourist areas. Here are the island’s three best locations to take the plunge. Pemuteran Photo: Tropical studio/Shutterstock The Pemuteran Villag...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Indonesia, Diving, Anker, All, Buddha, Shiva, Tulamben, Thomas Goreau, Menjangan Island, Lombok Strait, Mount Agung, Pemuteran, West Bali National Park, Dive Spots


A complete guide to train travel in Southeast Asia

A complete guide to Southeast Asia train travel, featuring resources for buying tickets and reviews of rail travel in the region. An introduction to Southeast Asia Railways Travel by train is a great way to experience the landscapes of Southeast Asia, and to meet the people who live here. Personally I think train travel the best way to travel in the region, and I always choose it if it’s a suitable option. With low cost airlines having revolutionised travel in Southeast Asia, it’s become eas...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Bali, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Thailand, Train, United States, Philippines, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei


Travel News: February 1, 2019

Oceania Will Eliminate Plastic Water Bottles Fleetwide Travel Pulse Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, announced a ground-breaking sustainability initiative to eliminate millions of plastic water bottles per year through a new partnership with Vero Water. This pioneering green initiative is the newest facet of the brand’s OceaniaNEXT enhancements and the company’s larger Sail & Sustain environmental program.   Polar vortex takes toll on Chicago f...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Indonesia, Chicago, Hilton, Las Vegas, News And Deals, Hilton Hotels, South East Asian, Lesser Sunda Islands, Vero, Curio Collection, Hard Rock Hotel Casino Las Vegas, Travel Weekly Airlines, Hilton Honors, Virgin Hotels Las Vegas


10 Things You Must Do When Staying in Bali

There are lots of things to do in Bali regardless of your taste or budget. Anyone who has visited Indonesia will speak highly of the country and its marvels. Of all the areas that you will visit in the country, Bali will undoubtedly be the most outstanding. To make the most of your stay in Bali, these are 10 things that you must do next time you visit. Remember, a visit isn’t complete without spending a night or two at the best holiday resort in the city. 1. A Guided Tour to the Monkey Fores...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Indonesia, Travel Guides, Ubud, Ayung River, Tanah Lot, Things to do in Bali, Tanah Lot Temple, Bali Safari, Diving In Bali, Kecak Show, Ubud Monkeys, Pemuteran Pemuteran, Pasar Seni Ubud, Marine Park Bali


2019 Spring Break Vacation Ideas

It’s that time again! It’s time to start booking your spring break trip. We’ve got the best list for inspiration and deals if you're still looking for 2019 spring break vacation ideas. We have searched through a ton of spring break data and found the best destinations for your vacation this spring. 2019 Spring Break Vacation Ideas As always, there are a ton of fun destinations to get away to this spring break. We found the most popular destinations for exotic getaways, beach excursions,...
Tags: Travel, Greece, Bali, New York City, Los Angeles, Rome, San Diego, New Orleans, Miami, Grand Canyon, Orlando, Ibiza, Marrakech, Cappadocia, Savannah, Paris London


Bali plans tourist tax to tackle plastic pollution

The Indonesian island has already banned plastic bags and straws, and now plans a $10 tourist tax to help clean up its beachesAuthorities in Bali are preparing to introduce a tourist tax to help tackle pollution and waste management on the island, which the Bali Environment Agency says produces 3,500 tonnes of rubbish a day.According to the Jakarta Post, a new bylaw has been drafted that includes a $10 (£7.60) fee for overseas visitors to the Indonesian island. Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster, ha...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Bali, Environment, World news, Plastic bags, Indonesia Holidays, Bali Holidays, Plastics, Jakarta Post, Bali Environment Agency, Bali Wayan Koster


Bali to impose tax on tourists

Bali, the popular Indonesian vacation destination, is suffering from its success. According to The Jakarta Post, the island hosted 5.7 million international visitors in 2017, causing a major strain on its beautiful environment. Tourists, when they come by the millions, create an awful lot of waste, burden the sanitation resources, and make the natural landscape vulnerable to erosion. As a potential solution, the Balinese regional government drafted a bylaw imposing a $10 tax on foreign touris...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Taxes, Bali, Indonesia, Tourist Tax, All, The Jakarta Post, Bali Legislative Council Speaker, Nyoman Adi Wiryatama Bali


Bali considers a tourist tax

As one of the world's most beautiful islands, Bali is known for lush beaches, historic temples and UNESCO-listed rice fields. It's also struggling with overtourism, and a new tax could help alleviate the strain.
Tags: Bali, Cnn, Unesco


Bali’s wild west coast: unspoilt and uncrowded

Quiet beaches, great surf, jungle to explore and wildlife to watch – and within easier reach on a new non-stop flight from the UK to BaliAdeng adeng is a traditional Balinese mantra meaning “slowly, slowly”. It’s a phrase you don’t often hear these days among the traffic jams and sunbed logjams of Bali’s booming tourism centres. People say that Bali is spoiled and for years the search has been on for a “new Bali”. But the old Bali never really disappeared: it just went west. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Asia, UK, Bali, Adventure Travel, Surfing Holidays, Indonesia Holidays, Bali Holidays


Bali to introduce tourist tax

Fee will fund environmental and cultural protection
Tags: Travel, Bali


Travel News: January 21, 2019

Bali to Impose $10 Tax on Foreign Tourists, Jakarta Post Reports Bloomberg Indonesia’s resort island of Bali is set to impose a $10 levy on foreign tourists to preserve its environment and culture, The Jakarta Post reported, citing Governor Wayan Koster. The provincial government is deliberating whether the tax, which won’t be imposed on Indonesian citizens, will be collected as part of the airline ticket or at counters at the airport, Koster told the newspaper.   Aer Lingus unveils new logo an...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Indonesia, US, Atlanta, Aer Lingus, United States, Brazil, South America, News And Deals, National Parks Service, Jakarta Post, Koster, Jair Bolsonaro, Foreign Tourists Jakarta Post, Wayan Koster


Top Reasons Why Bali Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

The Indonesian island, Bali is mostly known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, and impressive coral reefs.  Bali is the best place for people who enjoy sun, beaches, adventures, and delicious foods. A lovely peaceful island where you can find your inner peace in the heart of nature and connect with your deepest thoughts and feelings while escaping the agitation and noise from the urban areas. If you wish to travel to a place where you can have a lot of fun, gain great know...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Bali, Rich, Mount Batur, Kintamani Volcano



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