How To Survive And Have Fun With Your Spontaneous Getaway

How To Survive And Have Fun With Your Spontaneous Getaway

Every traveler may have different preference when it comes to travel preparations. Some travelers like to thoroughly plan everything to a T, making sure there is no detail left. Some others may prefer minimum preparation by preparing only what they think necessary to sustain themselves for the trip. Meanwhile, there are also some travelers who tend to be impulsive or spontaneous so making plan is seen as pretty unnecessary. Which one are you?

Can you have a go-with-the-flow trip and still enjoy it?

Sometimes, breaking from agendas and itineraries can be refreshing. It creates the kind of unfiltered and unexpected happiness. Hence, it recommended to leave a space for flexible schedule in your itinerary so you have few hours to do something spontaneous during your trip. Or, you can also have your go-with-the-flow trip and still enjoy it the fullest with these survival tips:

Choose your destination

Well, this doesn’t sound like go with the flow if you still have to decide something in advance. however, choosing your destination is like the foundation of your trip. You can decide to spend your vacation in a cabin somewhere off the big city. However, you can let your steps take you to enjoy what kind of activities throughout your stay. 

Consider taking your travel buddy

How To Survive And Have Fun With Your Spontaneous Getaway

it is liberating to travel solo and just do whatever you want throughout the trip. However, it is just as so much fun to do spontaneous trip with someone or people who share the same spirit. You can even take someone who love scheduling a trip to a T to enjoy a kind of go with the flow trip. This way, you can encourage each other to let lose and and share the fun. 

Consider making a rough outline

If you cannot really let go of being prepared, you may consider making a rough outline instead of a detailed itinerary. For example, you have those lists of things you want to do so you know that you are going to spend your day meaningfully. Do it all with your own pace. Set general target but don’t let them strangle yourself down to the minute timing. 

Spend some time to do your hobby

Sometimes, you cannot enjoy the trip fully because you are being too tight with the schedule. You feel like you have to visit so many places without even a break because you are afraid of missing out. However, spending time travelling to new places means you can finally indulge your forgotten hobby. It helps you enjoy the trip more and slow down your pace.

Have a positive mindset

It is common to worry about trip that you don’t really plan or prepare in advance. However, it is an opportunity for you to see things from different perspectives, allowing yourself to have fun in a a different ways. You are still you even if you are doing things differently sometimes. Try to enjoy small and simple things and indulge yourself to the kind of fun you don’t usually find from overplanning. 

Experience the Authentic Ubud in 10 Simplest Way

There are two kinds of people who come to Bali. First is the beachgoers who want to fill their days with all the fun under the sun—beach hopping, surfing, lounging in beach clubs, shopping, and trying every kind of water sports—and second, those who seek on solitude surrounded by the rainforest, walking in ride paddies, enjoying some peaceful days in the nature, and get immersed in Bali’s rich culture. The latter is the one you will find in Ubud region, Bali. Tucked in the north-centre region of Bali, this little town enjoy slightly cooler weather and relaxed ambience, with highlights on yoga retreats and temples. Though this town is not short on luxurious resorts, experiencing Ubud in a locally-owned villa is the best in our opinion. 

If you want to get away from the typical tourist traps and want to enjoy the authentic Ubud, make sure to bookmark this page because we have just the right guide for you. 

Book A Remote Villa and Stay Out of Town

With traffic, tourists, and gift shops, the center of Ubud is quite crowded. Although there are treasures to be found, we strongly advise staying outside the city, ideally somewhere with a view of a rice field, to make the most of your trip. From inexpensive villas to opulent resorts, Ubud offers a wide variety of lodging options. Try to move some kilometres away from town and you will find gorgeous private Ubud with pool, surrounded by lush greeneries at ease. Use online booking platform or Google Maps to find a villa and you’ll get a ton of out-of-town alternatives.

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Of Course, Temples Visit is A Must

Balinese Hindu temples may be found all across Ubud, and the majority of them welcome curious tourists. The Saraswati Temple, which is right next to the Starbucks, is the temple that is the simplest to get to. I mentioned on Instagram that I’ve never experienced a view from the bathroom line in a Starbucks that was more stunning.

Additionally, you can go to Pura Dalem (a little bit further down the road) and Pura Gunung (near the entrance to the Campuhan Ridge Walk). Both of these major temples were under construction while I was there and only infrequently accessible to the public. Around the outside of central Ubud, there are numerous other temples, both big and tiny, which are typically identified by their elaborate, towering gates.

Join A Cooking Class

Afraid of Bali Belly but want to try the local delicacy? Try to make it by your own! Sign up for cooking class in Ubud. You will learn everything; from shopping for fruits and veggies in local market, a visit to organic farm, and the main highlight; whipping up all the ingredients you’ve learned into a delicious Indonesian meal! Some villas in Ubud do offer a cooking class. But if they don’t, you can always hit up some cooking classes in the town or ask the villa staff to look it for you.

Walk the Campuhan Ridge

Walk the Campuhan Ridge
Image credit: Instagram/ubudhood

The Campuhan Ridge is a nine-kilometer trail connects some of the villages to the north of the town of Ubud from central Ubud, near the entrance to the Warwick Ibah Hotel. Beautiful rice terraces, charming villas, warungs where you can get a drink or a full meal, and even some spas can be found along the route. If you’re on a tight budget but still want to acquire a “swing shot” for your Instagram feed, there is a reasonably priced swing at the trail’s beginning. However, don’t anticipate finding any seating or cover along the walk.

Take A Bath in Pura Tirta Empul

Near Gunung Kawi lies the water temple Tirta Empul. Hindus from Bali travel here to bathe in the sacred waters for ceremonial purification. The sarong, which is required attire, is included in the 50,000 IDR entrance price for Tirta Empul.

The holy waters are open to tourists, but we didn’t feel comfortable doing so. If you do decide to take pictures, kindly exercise restraint and respect.

Taste the Gourmet Meal Once in A While

They are undoubtedly considerably more expensive than a supper at a warung, but they represent excellent value when compared to a meal of a same caliber in Europe or the US. Our favorite indulgences were at Room4Dessert, Locavore, Mozaic, and Kubu at the Mandapa Ritz Carlton (we have to go back for their new sweet and savoury tasting menu).

Lunch and Dinner with A View

Lunch and Dinner with A View
Image credit: Instagram/@indusrestaurant

There are numerous dining establishments in Ubud that offer views of rice fields and river gorges. Some of our favorites are Warung Bintangbali for reasonably priced Indonesian food with views of rice fields, Indus restaurant that look over the Campuhan Valley, or The Elephant for delectable vegetarian meals with views of the Campuhan Ridge.

Take Some Retail Therapy

There are many kitschy gift shops in Ubud, but there are also high-end businesses that sell clothing, jewelry, yoga equipment, and home decor. On Hanoman, Goutama, and Monkey Forest Roads, you will see many of shop choices.

Go to the major market on Jalan Raya for inexpensive clothing and trinkets, but be prepared to haggle. Although it might be busy, Ubud’s shopping district is one of the best places to visit if you enjoy shopping. Visit Confiture de Bali on Goutama street for delectable jams created from unique local fruits. The finest place to buy Balinese coffee beans is Seniman Coffee Studio, check it out if you want to taste some of the best coffee in town. 

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Indulge in Rejuvenating Spa

Indulge in Rejuvenating Spa in Your Private Villa Bali

Some of travelers’ favourite is Putri Bali Spa, Sedona Spa, Spa at Maya, and Spa at the Four Season—which is more on the luxurious side. There are two kind of spa in Ubud; the cheap ones with half a dozen of spa bed cramped in a tiny room, and the luxurious one where you can enjoy a semi outdoor spa and flower bath. Alternatively, you can call the therapist and set up a private outdoor spa in your own villa Ubud. 

Learn Balinese Offering Ritual in Your Ubud Villa

discover the significance of the offerings and how to make a balinese canang sari. You can ask your villa owner in Ubud to join them in their morning ritual. If you look genuine, they will be more than happy to teach you how to make the Canang Sari offering and perform the morning prayers ritual. You can don  the traditional Balinese attire and discover the meaning behind it.

Hindu Balinese send the Canang Sari to the Gods every day as a way to express gratitude for the harmony and serenity in our planet, which is refreshed every day. The little offerings are the product of a protracted hand-made procedure in which women make the basket, arrange the gifts in a symbolic manner, and soak a jepun flower in holy water before scattering it on the canang to represent the union of the four elements. A brief prayer is said as smoke from the incense is carried to the Gods as the ceremony comes to a finish.

Tips For Taking Care Of Your Laundry When Travelling

Tips For Taking Care Of Your Laundry When Travelling

Taking of laundry while travelling is often seen as a hassle for some travelers. Some of them choose to pack as many clothes as possible so they don’t have to wash the laundry when travel. They return to their home carrying a luggage full of dirty clothes. Even if it is a matter of preference, taking care of laundry while travelling is possible to do. It is not as daunting as it sounds like. It won’ take much time either. 

How to take care of your laundry when travel

There are ways you can do to wash your laundry such as using the Aloksak bag method, coin-operated laundromats, washing clothes in the sink, etc. Each method may have advantages and disadvantages. Hence, you can build your own ways to take of your laundry as you prefer. But here are more about washing laundry methods as mentioned earlier:

Aloksak bag method

This method needs Aloksak, which is a large heavy-duty ziplock bag. This bag is known for its durability, waterproofness, and thickness. Hence, it can withstand underwater pressure down to 190 feet deep for two weeks. This bag is also lightweight and easy to pack. It doesn’t take up too much space and come in many sizes. 

You can use this bag for storing your dirty clothes. To wash them, you should first dump in a pinch of detergent. Then, fill the bag with water and mix everything up for about five minutes with your hand. Then, zip up the bag and let your clothes soak in the soapy water for another ten minutes. Refill the bag with fresh water to rinse clean the clothes. 

Coin-operated laundromats

This is such a classic method and can be found all around the world, especially in larger towns and cities. Sometimes, some hostels and guesthouses also provide few machines for their guests. It is advised to read the instructions first before using it. If teh instruction is in foreign language, you can ask a staff. Some machines take coins while other make you buy separate tokens. 

Washing your clothes in the sink

Your hotel or hostel room usually has its own sink you can sue for various purposes, including washing your laundry. It is pretty simple because you just have to plug the drain of the sink, add some soap or detergent, fill with hot water, and wash the clothes with your hands. Most backpackers use this method since it is easy and fast to do. You can also pack your own universal drain plug specifically made for travelers just in case you need it. 

Find a local family-run laundry service

In some countries, there is a service offered by laundry lady for travelers who need it. Some countries have a small or even large family-run laundry operation based out of their home. Your clothes will be weighed on a scale to determine the price of washing fee. This service is relatively affordable and your clothes will be washed and cleaned usually in less than a day. 

Travelling with Babies to Beach Resorts: Every Tips to Make It Smooth

Travelling with Babies to Beach Resorts: Every Tips to Make It Smooth

A summer vacation in Bali at an all-inclusive resort always makes life easier as it allows them to take a much-needed break from cooking and cleaning for a week or two. But if you’re traveling to an all-inclusive resort with a baby, though, you’ll probably have a lot of questions about how you’ll make it all work! And all the things related to the beach days. Before you have a baby, playing in the beach might be as simple as bringing your favourite snack, book, a bottle of cold drink and find a nice spot in the beach to sit. Sure, spending a vacation at nice secluded resorts in family friendly destination like Nusa Dua Bali could be a big help. But you’ll still need a solid vacation strategy to make sure a smooth, baby-safe beach vacation.  

Know Your Resort

There’s still some planning and research to do to make sure you get the most out of your time in paradise with your family. Often, all you need to do is check ahead of time to see what amenities and things the resort will have for guests, and which items you’ll need to add to your packing list.

Book the Closest Room in the Nusa Dua Family Resorts

If you’re staying overnight or for a week, try to stay as close to the beach as possible. Try to search family resorts in Nusa Dua with oceanfront room. We know how big a resort can be, and staying in an oceanfront room will be a huge help! It saves time going back and forth from the beach to the resort and quick trip to get your beach gears. Furthermore, it also gives you more freedom to bring your child inside for naps.

Also, if possible try to book an oceanfront room with a balcony! Babies need to nap at noon, and bringing the baby in for naps also means being stranded in a hotel room at 1 p.m. on a hot summer day. No one want to get stuck at a room during summer vacation unless you really need to catch up on work or read. The option of a balcony beachfront room allows you to take in the lovely views and feel like you’re on vacation without being in the middle of everything.

Check If the Family Resort Have Crib for Your Baby

During your stay in Nusa Dua Bali, most all-inclusive family resorts provide complimentary use of a play yard or crib. Whether or whether you wish to utilize it is entirely dependent on your degree of comfort. It’s absolutely worth checking ahead of time to see whether a resort or hotel will supply a pack n’ play or crib. You can either call the hotel directly (bearing in mind that some hotels have different packages depending on the region you’ll be staying in) or read their recent reviews. Being able to rent a crib allows everyone to have a nice night’s sleep without worrying. 

Bring A Lot of Baby Snack!

Bring A Lot of Baby Snack!

Obviously, you should stick to their feeding and snacking schedule, but bring extra in case they become irritable. There’s no such thing as too many snacks! Watermelon, ice cream, popsicles, and applesauce are all terrific items to practice self-feeding without making a mess indoors. You can also take some breads from the breakfast selection at the resort’s restaurant as beach snacks.

Prepare Plenty of Milk and Water

On those hot summer days, it’s critical to keep your your baby hydrated. Always carry a sippy cup of water or enough of milk/formula with them. Because they can’t tell you when they’re thirsty or sick, it’s up to you to keep them hydrated.

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Beach Tents for Kids

Bringing a lightweight pop-up tent or umbrella with you will provide shade for both you and your baby, as we don’t want them to be out in the sun for too long. If your child is still small, you might be able to get them to snooze on the beach. Make sure they have a comfortable, shaded spot to rest.

Swim Diapers

Even if your infant is only playing near the water, with a bucket of water, or near a baby pool, you will need to bring swim diapers. Regular diapers inflate as soon as they come into contact with water. Your infant will be soaked and uncomfortable if he dumps a bucket of water on himself.

The Sand Toys!

The Sand Toys!

You’ll definitely need some sand toys if you’re going to the beach with a baby. There’s no need to spend money on pricey toys when sand and water provide enough of stimulation. They only need a little bucket, shovel, and possibly a tiny watering can to get started! A mesh bag to store them in allows the sand to sift out once you’re done rather than sitting in the bag and causing a mess.

A Bunch of Regular Diapers

Also, don’t forget to bring regular diapers! You want to put them in a regular dry diaper in between swimming so they’re not sitting in a soaked diaper for too long.  This will cause a diaper rash. So if your baby is ready for a break from the pool to eat a quick snack, switch them into a dry diaper and have a spare swim diaper for a second round in the pool or ocean if needed. 

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UV Swimwear for Kids

When purchasing bathing suits for your child, keep in mind that two pieces are the ideal option. A two-piece swimsuit makes it much easier to remove a wet swimsuit for a rapid diaper change. The bottom of several one-piece swimsuits for boys has a snap closure, which allows for quick changes. Make sure the bathing suits have a UPF rating. This is similar to the SPF rating for sunscreens, except it refers to the amount of UV rays that may pass through a fabric.

A Baby-Friendly Sunscreen

In some parts of the world, sunscreen is shockingly difficult to come by, and it’s also incredibly expensive. Furthermore, you may not be able to find any that are suitable for children.

Planning A Trip The Easy Ways

Going on a trip must be exciting especially when you have been dreaming of visiting magical places that provide you the type of serenity you don’t find in your everyday life. However, being excited of the trip and planning it are two different things. Many people love to anticipate their trip but not so much when it comes to planning. For some people, planning a trip is not exciting and rather daunting. 

Hat, sunglasses, camera, sunglasses, notebook, map, on brown wooden surface. Travel diary. Departure for a journey and itinerary.

The importance of planning

Planning a trip is essential so that you don’t miss out on anything. Of course, there are things that might happen unexpectedly and out of your control during a trip. However, planning a trip helps you to be more prepared and avoid hassles that can be prevented. And so here are planning trip tips that are so easy to use:

Choose your destination

Aside from choosing the exact place you want to visit, you also need to consider the length of your trip, who are you going to with, and when you are going. After deciding the destination of your getaway, decide the length of the trip and think of potential locations to get around to. Then, choose the best time to go. Do your own research by using multiple resources. 

Start planning your activities

When you decide your destination, find out interesting charms it has you can make the most of. If your destination has beautiful beaches, maybe you can plan on water activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming, etc. If your destination is artsy, you may start listing museums and artsy locations to visit later. Make your own itinerary based on your preference and interests. 

Set your travel budget

If you are not the type of someone who worry about travel budget, then you can skip this one. However, you might need to think about how much your trip will cost. A trip can be costly so create a budget that suits your financial situation. Important things you need to include in your budget are transport, accommodation, food, local travel, and emergency fees. Also, make sure to plan how to manage your money during a trip such as what card you need to bring, how much cash you need to carry in your wallet, etc. 

Booking

Once your plan set, start booking the essentials such as hotel room and flights. If you can opt for more eco-friendly transport than airplane than take it. You can travel overland and help reduce carbon emission such as by taking a train. Booking a hotel room in advance also helps you to make sure that you have a safe place to go to right after you arrive at your destination. 

Start packing 

It is better to pack early than late. You can write a packing list so you know exactly what items to pack. Then, organize your items so you can access them easily later. Avoid packing items you don’t need for the trip. Pack light so you can get around easier later without being dragged by heavy luggage. 

What To Consider & Recommendation Komodo Island Boat Tour

The island of Komodo is a haven for visitors looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Bali and try to hike a stunning landscape, swim with mantas and turtles, relax on a pink beach, and sail on the calmest of oceans. The flora and fauna are Indonesia’s finest, and as demand for this coveted destination grows, there is an urgent need for more information about planning a Komodo Island boat tour to this island. Komodo tours have become a must-do experience, and there is a demand for information on which boat tour to Komodo is best for you!

sundeck aliikai voyage during sailing trip to komodo

What you will love about this incredible destination is that on the Komodo island trip, you have to travel by boat! Komodo island boat tour makes for a lovely isolating adventure of seclusion, distance, and an ocean dip whenever you please.

Komodo island boat tour & what to consider

Each boat is usually different, ranging from luxury, medium to standard. Each boat has different facilities ranging from sharing beds, with and without air-con, spa services to luxury private cabins. The price of the Komodo boat tour is the most important thing. When looking for tours to Indonesia’s Komodo islands, you’ll find a variety of options, but they don’t always specify which type of boat is used.

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It is a must to understand the type of boat being used because it will give you an idea of the amenities and number of people, type of cabins, and size of the boat you will travel and sleep on. For standard ships usually with or without air-con and basic amenities. Standard boats are mostly used for open trips so the package price will be very affordable. Some standard boat recommendations for you:

Navila Liveaboard

Navila liveaboard outdoor relaxing are
  • 2 king bedrooms cabins
  • 2 queen bedroom cabins
  • 2 single bedroom cabins
  • indoor & outdoor relaxation area
  • Hot water
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Speedboat
  • Home theater
  • Derya Liveaboard
  • 2 cabins with a double bed
  • 1 cabin with double bed & 1 single bed
  • 1 cabin with 2 double beds
  • 2 shared bathrooms
  • indoor dining area
  • Outdoor lounge
  • Snorkeling kit
  • Paddle board
  • Floaties
  • 1 speedboat

Royal Fortuna Liveaboard

royal fortuna indoor dining area
  • 2 double bed cabin
  • 1 double bed cabon + bunk bed
  • 2 bunk bed cabin
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun decks
  • Snorkeling set
  • Kayak
  • Speedboat

Phinisi boats usually include air-con for each cabin. You can choose the type of cabin, ranging from private and shared cabins. It usually accommodates a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 22 people. This can also be used for public or private excursions. Comfort phinisi boat for you:

Carpe Diem Liveaboard

carpe diam cabin with 1 bed
  • 1 master cabin
  • 1 twin cabin
  • 2 double bed cabins 
  • Indoor & outdoor diving area
  • Sun deck
  • Library
  • Hot water
  • Snorkeling set
  • Diving equipment (rent)
  • Compressor
  • 2 kayaks
  • Stand up paddle boards

Mantra Liveaboard

outdoor relaxing area mantra tour komodo island
  • 1 master cabin (with private terrace & ensuite bathroom)
  • 2 double bed cabin
  • 1 triple bed cabins
  • Outdoor & indoor dining areas
  • Lounge & bar
  • Hot water
  • Snorkeling set
  • Diving equipment 
  • Nitrox
  • 2 kayaks
  • 1 Stand Up Paddle
  • Wakeboards

If your Komodo island tour budget is excessive, luxury yachts can be the perfect choice for your cruise. These are frequently used for private tours of small groups and will have every amenity imaginable, as well as stunning decor. Luxury yacht recommendation for the best Komodo island tour experience.

Aliikai Voyage

bedroom terasse aliikai voyage komodo tour island
  • 2 master cabins (private terrasse)
  • 2 double bed cabins
  • 1 double bed cabin and single bed
  • 2 double bed cabins
  • Outdoor deck
  • Indoor dining area
  • Lounge & Bar
  • Yoga area
  • Dive center
  • Camera room
  • Snorkeling set
  • Nitrox
  • Diving Equipment
  • 2 Kayaks
  • 2 Standup Paddle
  • Beach games
  • 2 speedboats
  • Wakeboard

Mahodaya Liveaboard

outdoor relaxing area with big sofa - trip to komodo island
  • 1 master suite (private terrasse)
  • 1 stateroom with Queen bed & 1 stateroom with 2 twin beds
  • Outdoor living & dining area
  • Air-conditioned Indoor living & dining area
  • Lounge & Bar
  • Relaxation deck
  • Library
  • Wine Cellar
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Scuba Diving Equipment
  • 2 kayaks
  • 2 Stand Up Paddle boards
  • Speedboats
  • Fishing equipment
  • WiFi (in range)

How To make Your Road Trip More Budget-Friendly

How To make Your Road Trip More Budget-Friendly

Road trip can be considered one of the most affordable vacation especially if you have your own car. Also, the cost of airfare is getting higher each year, making it less affordable to some travelers. A road trip can be budget-friendly but it also depends on the price of the gas and how many hotels stays you will have. It might going out of your budget if you don’t plan it well. Hence, proper planning is needed to allow you experience fun road trip on  budget. And here are useful tricks you can use to save money on road trip:

Always check your vehicle prior the trip

Road trip will put a strain on your vehicle so you should have it checked prior the trip. Change the oil, and inspect your vehicle for potential issues before hitting the road. Otherwise, it is highly possible for problems to happen on your vehicle while on the road. You might also have to pay extra for the towing fees if your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. 

Pack your own snacks

It may seem easy to just pick some snacks at the rest stops. However, the price is usually much higher. Spending money on snacks at every every fueling stop will only eat into your budget. It is more cost-efficient buy them at big box retailer before you roll out. 

Make your own foods to pack for the trip

Make your own foods to pack for the trip

Stopping at fast food chains for three meals a day will only drain your wallet. Hence, it is more recommended that you prepare your own meals by buying fresh produces from grocery store. You can stock up on fruits, cold cuts, and some no-mess meals. 

Consider camp for free

If you are really on tight budget that you don’t booking a room in hotel is an option, you may consider camping. However, it is important to choose safe place to spend the night. It is recommended to find places on federal land where you can score free, or low-cost accommodation. There are public lands with free camping sites you can find the information online. 

Find gas stops with cheaper price

Your road trips budget very depends on the gas you pay for. Get the most out of your miles and buy cheaper gas. You can scout and find cheapest gas using application you can download with your phone such as GasBuddy. This app helps you compare prices no matter where you are. 

Follow traffic laws and regulations

Just because you are on a road trip doesn’t mean you become invincible to law. Getting a ticket or a traffic citation will only ruin your day especially during a road trip. It is costly and you don’t want to spend any penny on that it if you can avoid it instead. Get your car inspected prior the trip, have your insurance and tag up to date, and always monitor local traffic laws  and regulations to prevent you from getting a ticket because of the law you were not aware of. 

How to Have Slower & More Responsible Travel in Bali

How to Have Slower & More Responsible Travel in Bali

Canggu is a popular tourist destination on the Indonesian island of Bali, noted for its laid-back attitudes. The region is beachfront, attracting surfers, expats, yoga enthusiasts, and digital nomads. This stylish establishment is gradually establishing itself as a must-see in Bali (in fact it already is). It isn’t quite as opulent and pricey as Seminyak or Uluwatu, but it has something for everyone. High-end spas, backpacker hangouts, and lodging for all budgets are all available. However, unlike previous summers when you could bounce from Canggu to Seminyak to the Gili Islands without a second thought, limits and covid tests will hold you down this year. Rather of fighting it, we believe you should enjoy the slower pace this year. Rather than hopping on many flights this summer in an attempt to see and do everything, focus on one, gradual tip that is far more engaging than the regular vacation you’d undertake. Consider finally discovering dozens of hidden beaches on southern Bali, taking a zen time in your Canggu villas, or eating healthy vegan options.

We believe it’s also critical to plan your vacation ethically, ensuring that you travel in a manner that keeps you safe while also considering the communities you’ll visit. With this in mind, our summer leisurely travel guide to Europe emphasizes solo travel, rural retreats, and private lodgings.

Take A Road Trip Across Bali

Rather than bouncing from party to party, plan a road trip to the roads less travelled in Bali. What may appear to be a simple solution should not be neglected. A road trip is the ideal slow-travel option for getting through Europe. You can not only go at your own leisure, seeing and doing precisely what you want along the way, but you can also confine yourself. Furthermore, road excursions take you away from the big, crowded cities and to smaller villages and hideaways that are less likely to be packed hotspots. Enjoy long, leisurely drives through the towns that dot the Tabanan, or a top-down journey across Jimbaran, stopping only for sea dips and nights in Nusa Dua.

Look for Canggu Villas in Quieter Areas

Rent your Bali dream villa in quieter areas of Canggu. The simplest approach to avoid crowds is to stay away from them entirely. So collect your pod and hire a country villa this year. This is the ideal method to unplug from your regular routine and really immerse yourself in the present moment. However, there are two parts to make this work. To begin, you might want to stay at a tropical suite villa Canggu located between the beach and the rice fields that makes you want to stay forever. Consider the pool, the panoramic views, and the luxurious amenities. Second, choose a villa in an environment that still begs to be explored. This gentle tug will assist you in settling into a relaxing rhythm and truly appreciating life’s small joys.

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Go to Canggu for Work-cation

Make a workcation a reality. Experts believe that hybrid work patterns — balancing work from home and in-office employment — will endure as we work our way out of the pandemic. So, while working from home is still possible in some form or another, why not work from a lovely location? Swap your morning gym session for a run in the countryside, then take your calls from the pool. Evenings will be your time to explore, giving you a few hours to enjoy your destination’s golden hour shine. Top tips: don’t focus solely on work. Start and end your workcation with genuine vacation time. A week of vacation before your workcation will allow you to get a feel for the area, and a week afterward will allow you to check off all the sites and activities you missed on weekends. Because you’ll be spending so much time here, we recommend a site that’s a little off the beaten path and simply waiting to be discovered.

Incorporate Healthy Lifestyle To Get Healthier Skin

Incorporate Healthy Lifestyle To Get Healthier Skin

Many people dream of having glowing skin, hence they try different products every two days. However, it is important that even though skin is the outer part of your body, it is still an organ. You need to maintain its health from both inside and out. The most important thing is not to have glowing skin but more like healthy skin. It is because healthy skin will automatically have that glows you dream about. It all starts with your daily habits in taking care of your skin. And here are healthy lifestyle you should start to incorporate:

Eat healthy foods

There are wide ranges of foods you can find and choose the one that can give you the full benefits. For healthier skin, it is best that you eat fruits and vegetables because they contain vitamins and various antioxidants. Also, avoid foods high in sugar because it make your skin breakouts more easily. Complete your healthy eating choice with drinking plenty of water every day. You don’t want your body to dehydrate and absorb all the moisture from your skin. 

Get enough sleep

Staying late night can exhaust your skin, making it more prone to various problems. Especially for those who have acne prone skin, lack of sleep can put your skin under major stress. Therefore, it is best to fix your sleeping habits to a healthy one so that not only your skin is healthier, your body will also get more energy to power through the day.

Choose exercise that suits you

Choose exercise that suits you

To have healthier skin, you need to maintain your health in general because it affects your metabolism, hormonal balance, etc. Choose exercises that suit you; for example, those who have rosacea might choose exercises that doesn’t make them flush a lot. Hence, the most important thing is to do it at your pace and capacity regularly. 

Choose the right skincare products

It is highly recommended to keep it simple when it comes to skincare routine. Choose only products your skin needs along with your basic skincare (cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen). When looking for a product, stick to it for a few weeks before moving on to try another one. 

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Avoid stress

Stress  your skin negatively. The more you stress, the more problems your skin may develop. Therefore, it is highly recommended to remove stressors from your life. Or at least, keep your stress at bay so it won’t affect your health significantly. Do something fun for yourself to alleviate stress. If the stress comes from your work, know when to take break from time to time. 

See a dermatologist

If you have skin problem such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis, etc, it is best to see a dermatologist instead of trying to figure out the problem by yourself. Dermatologist will help diagnose your skin properly and offer more targeted solutions to help fix the problem. Keep in mind that some skin problems needs particular treatment from professionals. This is also better option than wasting money on products you are not sure if they work or not. 

Make the Switch to Eco Friendly Skincare in 8 Easy Steps

Make the Switch to Eco Friendly Skincare in 8 Easy Steps

Our beauty routines and habits can have a big impact, from plastic packaging filling landfills to cosmetic chemicals going down the drain and affecting marine life. We may believe that the beauty items we use can’t make a significant difference in the environment, but a step as easy as eliminating our daily face wipes might stop thousands from entering our oceans over the course of our lives. This is the time to make the switch to eco friendly skincare and help the earth through sustainable skincare choices. 

Research for Eco Friendly Skincare Brands Available 

First and foremost, it is critical to complete your homework. Because there is so much choice, it can be difficult to determine whether the companies we purchase are sustainable and ethical. Researching and learning more about companies and goods with concerns to zero waste skincare gives us more power and allows us to make ethical decisions.

Choose biodegradable ingredients

While we may not notice it, the chemicals in many of the cosmetics we use have the potential to harm our environment. Choosing biodegradable items whenever feasible is a fantastic strategy to lessen our environmental impact. They’re also usually better for our skin.

Swap to shampoo and soap bar

Swap to shampoo and soap bar
Organic body bar from @thepositive.co

Shampoo bars are less expensive, include more natural components, and are plastic-free. Finding the correct bar for your hair type, on the other hand, can take some time. Experiment with different brand samples and consider what your hair requires.

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Look for reusable, eco friendly skincare bottle

Switching to reusable alternatives is one of the most effective strategies to minimise our overall package usage. The more we invest in reusable and refillable products, the more beauty manufacturers will notice and make them more accessible. Visit a zero-waste store, investigate businesses that provide reusable or refillable items, or make your own self-care cures and re-use the packaging to find refillable bottles.

Swap skincare with plastic packaging for glass or aluminium

Swap skincare with plastic packaging for glass or aluminium
refillable glass bottle toner from @mono.skincare

Going without skincare packaging is clearly the best solution for the environment. But there’s no disputing that ‘naked’ isn’t for everyone right now, and there’s a desire for aesthetically and eco friendly skincare packaging. Today, a lot of skincare brands with environmental concerns are swapping their plastic packagings with aluminium, that gets better chance for recycle, or glass bottle, that can be reused for eternity. 

Consider refillable skincare

Invest in refillable beauty products and use firms that provide refill programmes. When we have a pump bottle for our hand soap or a lovely compact for our blusher, we don’t need to repurchase the entire set when it runs out. Consider the amount of packaging that goes into the appearance of our products: springs in pumps, mirrors in compacts, and weighty jars for high-end moisturisers. That’s where refills come in, and you’d be shocked how many eco friendly skincare brands with refillable products have already signed on. 

Swap mini and trial size with jumbo ones

It’s all the rage right now to have jumbo versions of your favourite beauty products. A more environmentally aware choice is a supersized product, which uses less packaging and requires less regular transportation.

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Put recycle bin in your bathroom

It may sound self-evident, but there’s no use in switching to more recyclable cosmetic items if we don’t properly dispose of them. According to a research by Recycle Now, we’re very excellent at recycling our kitchen waste (90 percent of kitchen packaging is recycled), but not so much in our bathrooms, where only 50 percent of packaging is recycled. Install two containers in your bathroom, one for normal garbage and the other for recycling, to make things easier.