• Travel & Adventure

    What To Consider For Renting A Motorbike While Travelling

    What To Consider For Renting A Motorbike While Travelling

    Renting a motorbike is one of the common options many travelers choose to explore while travelling. You get the freedom of visiting as many places as you want by yourself or with a companion. You can also set your own pace and enjoy the trip as you prefer. Some travelers rent a motorbike while travelling to simply ride out of the city with no set of direction or plan. You may also get interested to do the same and discover more than you expected. 

    The risks of renting motorbike

    Any option has its own risk especially when you are travelling. Renting a motorbike is considered efficient and convenient. However, it also carries its own risks, one of the biggest is an accident occurring. Therefore, it is best to have some knowledge first about the local rules of road, driving customs, and how to ride a motorbike safely and responsibly. 

    Inspect the safety

    When renting a motorbike, you need to consider a rental company with good reputation. It can e seen from how they take care of their motorbikes as well as the policies they apply. It is because you need to prioritize your safety. A bike in poor condition will only increase the risk of accident and injury. Therefore, make sure to be more selective when choosing rental company, and inspect the motorbike before using it. 

    Consider the price

    You may also want to consider the price since you don’t want to waste your money renting worn out motorbike. If you choose the wrong company, they also may blame any damage of the bike on you. You may end up being the one who is forced to take responsibility for the repair. Choose a rental company that offer only motorbikes in good condition and set reasonable price. 

    Read your rental contract carefully before 

    It is a must to read the rental contract before making any deal with the rental company. In the contract, there are important things you should highlight such as if you have to fill the tank up with gas, insurance of the bike, deductible, maximum amount you have to pay if the bike is damaged or lost, etc. 

    Conduct multiple checks on motorbike

    Make sure to check everything of the motorbike you are going to rent. Check the brakes, horns, light, tires, and everything to make sure the bike is in good condition to hit the road. Do a test spin in step 2 to ensure the bike is riding straight as well. 

    Stay prepared and careful 

    Have copies of all rental agreement and the save the owner’s phone number. Also, it is recommended that you take pictures of the motorbike before using it. The photos will be the proof  if there are any damages or scratches you didn’t cause but the owner try to blame you. Also, stay safe and responsible when riding the motorbike to ensure your own safety and others. Always follow the local rules and stay away from unnecessary troubles on the road. 

  • Travel & Adventure

    How to Enjoy Bali This Summer 2022

    How to Enjoy Bali This Summer 2022
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    What more could you ask for in a trip than Bali, a paradise on earth with tropical beaches, culture, and waterfalls? Going to Bali, on the other hand, can be rather intimidating due to the vast amount of information accessible on the island and just not knowing where to begin when it comes to vacation planning. From itinerary planning to getting best deal in a secluded beach resort in Nusa Dua, here are our secret tips to enjoy Bali. 

    Best Time to Travel to This Island

    The months of May through October are the most popular for vacationing in this tropical paradise because there are few rainy days. The island is particularly wonderful at this time of year, with the sun being pretty warm and the weather being dry and pleasant.

    October is the cheapest month to visit Bali because it follows the busy season. The monsoon season lasts from October to April, however it has little impact on the island’s appeal. There will still be hours of sunshine on many days, and you’ll be traveling outside of peak season, so there will be fewer crowds and reduced pricing.

    Map Out Your Itinerary with Google Maps

    Are you planning a trip or a Bali itinerary? Most likely, you use Google Maps to plan your excursions and calculate distances and times. From my experience, don’t believe Google Maps when it comes to estimating journey times in Bali. We’ve been rerouted or are badly delayed due to snarled traffic and religious rituals. So, if you’re intending on seeing a sunset in Bali, allow additional time to account for the risk of traffic congestion so you don’t miss it. Another recommendation is to download either the Google Bali offline Maps or Maps.me. While there is generally adequate coverage in Bali, there have been moments when we have gone without internet access.

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    You Might Need to Learn Riding A Motorbike

    You Might Need to Learn Riding A Motorbike
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    One thing you need to know about Bali: public transportation in the island is virtually non-existent! With no public transportation, this left you with either taxis or driving your own vehicles. If you are staying for long and have quite a long list of itineraries, a taxi cost can mount up. Scooters and motorcycles, on the other hand, are relatively inexpensive; depending on the length of rental, location, and number of cc’s, you may anticipate to pay between $3 and $10 each day, making it a cost-effective method of transportation.

    Also, motorbikes and scooters can get you a long way. They allow you to visit as many sights as you like, and get to the most beautiful spots for sunrise without having to arrange a taxi.

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    Stay Close to the Beach

    Isn’t it the dream of every holiday in Bali? To wake up and stare to the vast ocean, to play at the beach at any whim, and to see the sky’s changing colours and get reflected on the sea. Staying close to the beach is virtually the essence of tropical vacation! There are so many beach towns to choose for your base in Bali. From the hip Seminyak, the backpacker Kuta, the cool Canggu, the humble Sanur, to the secluded five-star resort complex in Nusa Dua beach, the choice is yours!

    Look for Resort Discounts!

    Save some budget by taking advantage on resort discounts. Many beach resorts in Bali are now reopening post the pandemic-pause, and they are having promotional discounts! Just like this beach resort in Nusa Dua that offers 35% off for staycation in June! Make sure to see other promo that can further save your budget. 

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    Avoid the Crowds in Bali

    If there’s one thing you should know about Bali, it’s that it’s overrun with tourists. It is difficult, but not impossible, to get away from the mob. Getting up early is an easy method to avoid the crowds. Get up early in the morning, hop on your scooter, and ride around chasing the sun as it rises over the mountains, the beach, or a waterfall. Not only did this mean you’ll have some of Bali’s most magnificent vistas to ourselves, but it also meant you could avoid the island’s hot sun, as you will be already done sightseeing by the time most others arrived.

  • Travel & Adventure

    How To Optimize Your Vacation At Komodo National Park

    Komodo National Park is one of the most impressive places to visit in Indonesia. It is located between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores in the East Nusa Tenggara province. This extraordinary park encompasses a total of 19 volcanic islands which also include the 3 major islands Padar, Rinca, and Komodo. In this national park live 2,500 Komodo Dragons as well as other terrestrial fauna from mammals, reptiles, to birds. Not to mention that the park’s terrain is very diverse consisted of tropical rain forest, mountainous hillside, and grass-woodland savannah. Don’t forget the pristine white sandy beaches harboring rich marine biodiversity. 

    How To Optimize Your Vacation At Komodo National Park - trekking padar island

    Making the most of your time at Komodo National Park

    Here are several ways you can consider to fully experience all beautiful things at Komodo National Park:

    See Komodo Dragons with your own eyes

    Komodo Dragons are such an impressive creature with approximately reach 3 meter in length and weigh over 70kg. They are considered the largest lizard and reptile in the world. They are dangerous predators with excellent vision and deathly, poisonous saliva. The thing is, you won’t be able to see them anywhere else but at Komodo National Park and the surrounding Flores island. Get to see them in real life but make sure to follow the instructor from the guide (ranger) because they are to keep at a distance with caution. 

    Witness other intriguing animals

    Aside from the Komodo Dragons, the park is also home to various intriguing animals from land and sea. Get to witness them roaming freely in their natural habitat. There are wide ranges of reptiles, mammals, and birds. Land creatures you can see including water buffaloes, lizard species, snakes, horses, wild boars, Rinca rat, fruit bats, and various species of birds. There are also marine fauna that are diverse and astonishing you can witness. 

    Consider diving

    It is recommended that you dive into various sites at Komodo National Park. You will get to see an array of beautiful biodiversity since the park sits in the heart of the Asia Pacific Coral Triangle. Aside from travelers and tourist, there are more people who come to this national park to experience rich biodiversity such as scientists, professional divers, and even photographers. 

    Hike up Padar Island

    Consider hiking up Padar Island to enjoy breathtaking landscape and take spectacular photos. Ascending one of the many grassy hills, you will be presented with surrounding green, white and blue hues. You will get to see the stunning view of four crescent-shaped sparkling beaches from the vantage point of the tallest peak. Get as many pictures as you want to immortalize the beauty. 

    Visit Pink Beach

    This is a must visit place when you travel to Komodo Island. This beach has unique sand in pink. It is in fact one of the only seven pink beaches in the world. Th soft pink tinge is caused by the red corals combined with white pristine sand. Surrounded by luscious green hills, this beach is such a perfect place to take your breath away.

  • Travel & Adventure

    How To Take Overnight Bus Safely While Travelling

    How To Take Overnight Bus Safely While Travelling

    Taking an overnight bus to get to your destination can be a great option. You can cover a lot of ground without losing your precious time. Not to mention that it is more budget-friendly than booking a flight or hotel room. However, the journey of taking an overnight bus can be pretty challenging, especially if it is your first time. 

    Taking overnight bus safely for travelling

    Overnight bus is great option to have for more efficient travel since you can reach your destination without suffering from the heat. You can also use the time for rest and wake up arriving at your destination feeling refreshed. And here are several tips to take overnight bus safely while travelling:

    Choose safe routes

    It is essential for you to check the local travel advisories in advance to make sure that the routes your bus going to take are safe. Make sure the routes are not where robberies and accidents commonly occurred. Opt for a day bus if you see warnings about it. 

    Consider booking a first-class bus

    To make your journey more convenient and enjoyable, consider splurge on a first-class bus since it usually provides more features. Not to mention that it usually has more than one drive to take turn with the driving. Hence, you will feel less worried about the bus navigated by exhausted driver.  Buying a cheap ticket for cheaper overnight bus might be tempting especially when you travel on budget. However, you need to prioritize your own safety. 

    Opt for best seat

    Opt for best seat

    Picking your seat is necessary especially when it is such a long-haul trip. Choose based on what you prefer and feel comfortable the most. However, middle of the bust is considered the safest area to pick since the chance of serious injury would be minimized if an accident occurred. Most accidents usually involve head-on collisions or rear-ending, so the middle area is considered safer. 

    Don’t flaunt your valuable belongings

    It is recommended to look as humble as possible. There is no need to impress anyone while on the bus. Hence, hide your belongings especially if they are expensive. Also, split up your valuables in several different places. Put your cash and credit cards in separate places. 

    Pack energy drink and snacks

    To stay hydrated without needing to use bathroom too often, it is recommended to pack energy drink such as Gatorade. Also, pack your own snacks just in case you don’t have any opportunity to have meals properly. 

    Sleep comfortably and safely

    It is also important to have enough sleep so you can wake up feeling more recharged. Use ear plugs and eye mask to help you sleep better. Use a neck pillow to help support your neck and prevent it from hurting. 

    Set boundaries

    You can be friendly with anyone you meet during your overnight bus travel. However, you should also set boundaries so you still have time to socialize and rest. Also, don’t give any personal information to the stranger no matter how friendly and harmless they look. 

  • Travel & Adventure

    8 Reasons Why We Love Scuba Diving

    8 Reasons Why We Love Scuba Diving

    Unlike any other things people do for recreation, diving is really different. You will not use your foot to walk to the destination, snap anything straight with your smartphone, or feel any texture from the place you visited. Unlike anything you have done before, you will submerge deep into the water. See the world of blue, and learn to move like the fishes. A lot of beginners are fascinated with scuba diving, and continue their underwater adventures years after their first dream.

    So, why we love scuba diving and why you will, too?

    Discovering A Whole New Beautiful World

    Every dive begins with the first breath underwater, when you realize you’ve warped into a new beautiful world, leaving all the commotion and stress above. It’s so quiet and peaceful down there, and after a while, it becomes your safe haven.

    When you dive deep into the ocean and are surrounded by fish and other aquatic life, you realize you have entered an entirely new world. When the fishes get close to your face and look at you with interest, you can’t help but smile. When you witness so-called dangerous sea species like sharks and stingrays in their natural habitat, you realize they’re just ordinary animals trying to save themselves when they feel assaulted.

    A Moment to Just Unwind and Be Present

    A Moment to Just Unwind and Be Present

    Another reason scuba diving enhanced my travels is because it provides a ‘zen’ experience. Scuba diving requires you to concentrate on your breathing. Inhale slowly and exhale slowly. In your beginners scuba diving class, you will learn breathing technique for breathing underwater. Some of the techniques are also applicable for de-stressing in your daily life. 

    It’s also quite serene in the underwater. No phone calls or emails are received. It’s completely silent. This makes a dive quite relaxing!

    It Allows You to Enjoy the Moment

    Scuba diving is everything of these and more: the colors, the marine life, being out in nature, the sensation of practically flying underwater. And when you dive, you are immersed in the present moment and gain a sense of tranquility that you may carry with you into your daily life.

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    The Sense of Weightlessness

    There’s something about the sense of weightlessness that comes with being underwater that we love. It’s almost like flying. With little movement, you will get to move in the water. 

    The Same Site Gives You Multiple Adventures

    Any theories why scuba divers frequently return to the same dive site? Because every dive is unique! Underwater, you will always come across different creatures and situations. During a dive, you may encounter a variety of creatures, including turtles, sharks, stingrays, and sea horses!

    Plenty of Scuba Diving Sites for Beginners

    Plenty of Scuba Diving Sites for Beginners

    Another thing we love from diving is that, unlike other “extreme” sports, diving has plenty of shallow site with almost no currents that are just rewarding as deeper sites! There are lots of easy scuba diving locations for beginners that every new divers can explore confidently. 

    Learning A New Skill is Always Exciting

    It provides you excellent energy to learn new things. Scuba diving teaches you about physics and equipment, as well as undersea life, environmental protection, and other topics. With each dive, you enhance your own abilities!

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    Opens Up Possibilities to Travel 

    Getting SCUBA certified gives up a whole new world of vacation possibilities. While it may not be the primary purpose of your next vacation, it can be a fun addition to your agenda.

    If you live in the Americas’ north, central, or south, you already have access to hundreds of incredible diving spots that may take a lifetime to see. From the Gulf of Mexico to the Florida Keys and the Bahamas, the southeastern United States has some of the best reef and wreck diving in the world. Come to Bali, Indonesia, and you will get see some of the richest water in the world, beaten only by Raja Ampat—diver’s paradise. Basically Indonesia is an underwater heaven as it sits right in the heart of the world’s Coral Triangle.

  • Travel & Adventure

    Most Common Mistakes Done By Solo Female Travelers

    Women should not feel scared to go outside and travel the world. However, the world we are living is not as ideal as we try to picture. There are so many dangers here and there, making us, especially women feel unsafe to travel alone. However, it should not discourage you to take your dream solo trip. With common senses and taking precautions, your trip will be safer and more enjoyable even when you are doing it alone. 

    Scene with a female tourist who is walking on the street of Iberic city and poses in a famous, most recognizable places with breathtaking view

    Avoid these mistakes when you are solo female traveler

    When you are a woman and plan on taking solo travel, it is a must to take extra precaution. It is not because you are weaker than men, it is just because the world often sees you as a more vulnerable target. Therefore, make sure to avoid these common mistakes when travelling as a solo female traveler:

    Not being assertive enough

    Keep in mind that there are people who will be persistent to offer you something especially when they see you are travelling solo. You don’t want to disrespect the locals but if you are getting unwanted attention, you should be assertive to refuse. Build your confident and tell them that you are not interested in a more assertive manner. Try to remain friendly but ask them to leave you alone firmly. 

    Not trusting the locals

    It is understandable that you want to be more cautious of your surroundings including the locals. However, it is also a great opportunity for you to get to know them better. Keep in mind that not all locals are rude or scammers. They might be just interested in your culture as you are in their own culture. 

    Not sharing travel plans

    You should not share your travel plans on social media since it is too risky. However, you need to share it with your closed ones such as families. Make sure they know your itinerary and keep in touch with them regularly. Hence, it will be easier for them to track you down just in case something goes wrong with your plan. 

    Flashing expensive items

    As mentioned multiple times earlier that when you travelling solo, it is a must to take more precautions. It also includes what you wear and carry around. Avoid carrying around or wearing expensive items because you can become the target for theft or robbery. It is dangerous especially when you are alone in foreign place. Keep your valuable items at home and try to blend in more with the locals. 

    Not packing your confidence

    Travelling solo can be challenging but it is something you can go through seamlessly with a little bit of confidence being sprinkled on it. Hence, make sure that you not only pack your clothes and toiletries with you but also your confidence. This way, you are able to face any challenges and find your trip empowering instead. Show your most confident-self so you get to experience life-changing moments. Stay friendly, keep your frown away, and make the most of your solo adventure confidently.

  • Travel & Adventure

    Raja Ampat Liveaboard Diving & What Makes It So Special?

    Raja Ampat is located in West Papua on the western tip of the Bird’s Head Peninsula. The region gets its name from the archipelago’s four main islands, known as the “four kings” in Indonesian. These islands are Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo. More than a thousand other islands dot the region, ranging in size from jagged giants to tiny rock pinnacles rising from turquoise lagoons. Nobody wants to spend their entire vacation traveling, right? The majority of Raja Ampat liveaboard diving operators have their itineraries down to a science. Allowing for three or four dives in a single area during the day, followed by an overnight journey to the next stop. Who wouldn’t want to wake up every day in a different world-class diving destination? 

    Raja Ampat Liveaboard Diving & What Makes It So Special?

    The advantages of a moving hotel do not end there. Raja ampat liveaboard diving can take guests to more remote areas in search of better conditions, and seasonal gatherings of species like manta rays. Non-diving activities such as snorkeling, lounging on hidden beaches, and jungle trekking in search of rare endemic birds are also popular on the Raja Ampat trips.

    Raja Ampat Liveaboard Diving Routes

    Because Raja Ampat’s two distinct diving regions are so far apart and have slightly different seasons, there are two main liveaboard routes – north and south. But don’t worry, they frequently visit the same famous central dive sites before sailing off into the distance.

    Dampier Strait

    Your liveaboard can explore the Dampier Strait, Bantanta, and Mansuar after departing from Sorong. Visit the Fam Islands at the western end of the Dampier Strait before continuing north past Pulau Penem towards Gam. The large islands of Gam and Waigeo have a lot to offer before the ship heads north to Kawe and then Wayag. From here, the itinerary will most likely return to Sarong, visiting any iconic dive sites missed on the way out, as well as any repeat dives requested by the guests.

    Misool

    Before heading south, Misool Itineraries will usually visit the same iconic Dampier Straits sites. When the ship arrives in the south, it will explore Misool as well as the smaller surrounding islands of Pelee, Yellit, and Daram. The Raja Ampat trip itinerary will most likely return to Sarong. You will visit any iconic dive sites that were missed or any favorites that the guests requested.

    Top Luxury Raja Ampat liveaboard review for unique itineraries

    Dunia Baru Liveaboard

    Dunia Baru, at 51 meters in length, provides plenty of space for guests on her three decks. The open kitchen and bar area is where guests can enjoy the chef’s delicious teppanyaki dinner. The ship offers a variety of relaxation options. Whether it’s in front of the wheelhouse for a panoramic view, or in the indoor air-conditioned lounge to escape the midday sun. On the deck at night to see the ship’s lights reflecting in the water, guests will find an idyllic spot to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

    Aqua Blue

    Aqua Blu’s spacious outdoor areas will appeal to guests. There is plenty of space for guests to enjoy a delicious meal with two outdoor dining options and indoor dining. The sun deck has a large outdoor seating area with sun loungers. The bridge deck has a jacuzzi where guests can relax after exploring. Aqua Blu also has a watersports platform where guests can rent kayaks, SUPs, snorkeling, and diving equipment.

    Lamima Liveaboard

    Lamima has a total of seven cabins. The master suite, located on the main deck aft is a luxurious space with a king bed and an extended seating area. The other six cabins are located on the lower deck. Four have a kingsize bed and a sitting area, and two have two single/twin beds with plenty of storage space. Each cabin has air conditioning as well as an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower, a toilet, and two vanities.

    Silolona Liveaboard

    Silolona has a large outdoor deck with plenty of comfortable lounge areas. Making it ideal for a massage or simply sitting back and watching the world go by. Guests can enjoy a delicious dinner under the stars at two outdoor dining tables.

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    The indoor dining and lounge area is a relaxing retreat from the midday sun. The indoor space flows seamlessly to the outdoor lounge area, which is surrounded by windows that allow natural light to flow in. The expansive deck of Silolona offers guests a variety of places to unwind. There are plenty of places to relax outside, including outdoor lounges, chairs, and day beds.

    Si Datu Bua

    Si Datu Bua has a large outdoor deck with comfortable lounge areas where you can relax on deck chairs or sunbeds. An outdoor dining table allows guests to enjoy chef-prepared al fresco dining. The indoor dining and lounge area is a cozy and comfortable place to eat. The indoor space flows seamlessly to the outdoor lounge area, which is surrounded by windows that allow natural light to flow in. There are day beds and deck chairs located throughout the ship, so there is no shortage of places to unwind.

  • Lifestyle,  Travel & Adventure

    Organize The Best Well-Being Staycation For Yourself

    Organize The Best Well-Being Staycation For Yourself

    A vacation might not remove all the stress in your life. However, going on a vacation can at least help you to relax and refocus your mind. With clearer mind, it tends to get easier to find solution for the problems you may have. The problem with travelling for a vacation is that sometimes it requires you to travel too far from your home, creating other stressors in your life. You have to carry heavy luggage while moving from one flight to another. Hence, you may find another alternative, staycation. It is where you can have a relaxing vacation without being too far from your home with less-stressful preparation. 

    How to plan for meaningful staycation

    You don’t have to take multiple flights for staycation. As long the place gives you the best space and moments to relax and enjoy your vacation, it works. Here are some tips to help you plan a well-deserved staycation for yourself:

    Set an intention

    Set an intention of a staycation to benefit your well-being. From the length to the activities you want to do, make sure you set clear intention in mind to reach some goals. Think of something you want to get the most out of your staycation. With clear intention, it is easier to make other decision such as choosing your destination, the duration of the staycation, itinerary, etc. Your focus for this staycation is your well-being. Make sure to make decision with it as your basic guidance. 

    Consider a serene place

    It is advised to have a staycation in a serene place if your focus is to nurture your well-being and clearing your mind. The lesser the distraction the better. Choose a place that will help you gain inner peace. The space that usually work for well-being staycation is  the one that closer to the nature. The environment should be calm and far from nosy crowds. You may choose a hotel, property, or area near your home with those characteristics. A new level of serenity can be achieved by choosing the right space. 

    Practice mindfulness

    The combination of serene space with mindfulness practices can do wonder to your well-being. It brings more opportunity for you o draw more focus on your present. There are many activities you can consider as mindfulness practices including meditation, silent reading, yoga, etc.

    Consider consuming only clean foods

    What you eat can influence your inside like how nutritious foods make your body feel good. Hence, you can use this opportunity to eat clean foods more. It means, you avoid processed foods, alcohol, and sugar. Try more organic produce and healthy fats during your staycation and see if it affects your body positively. 

    Get close to the nature

    Staycation doesn’t you have to stay in all day long. Allow yourself to go out and meet nature. Spend time with nature by walking outside, visiting garden, climbing a mountain, or something else you prefer. Nature has healing properties to help you recover and rejuvenate. It helps a lot in uncluttering your mind so you understand yourself better. 

  • Travel & Adventure

    Accessible Options For Senior Travelers

    In the past, travelling for senior citizens were not as accessible for the young ones. Not many operators catered to what seniors need for comfortable and safe travel. However, it is different today as the travel industry pay more attention to senior travelers and provide the type of trip they want. Today, senior travelers are provided with more options that can help tackle all those accessibility and mobility issues. If you are looking for travel ideas for seniors, here are some of the most recommended options to consider:

    Senior group are doing a local tour in Northumberland with a guide. They are outside of Hexham Abbey Cathedral.

    Group tour

    This is the type of travel that can be providing and fulfilling for senior travelers. You can even opt for group tout that is specified for seniors. Travel companies are now offering full assistance to senior travelers who have difficulty hearing, seeing, or even mobility. These issues can be tackled by travel companies more easily because they have proper support system and resources. Another best thing about group tour is that it can be customized to your needs. Being with people that share similar interests and ages will be helpful to make senior travelers more comfortable throughout the trip. 

    Domestic road trip with RV or caravan

    It is also possible for senior travelers to go domestic road trip using RV or caravan. In fact, it is such a fun thing to do without limiting any of their mobility and comfort. Not to mention that you can drive the vehicle yourself while you let your senior parents enjoy the trip. The vehicle is in your control so you get to decide the timetable, locations, as well as activities. Travelling with seniors, you don’t have to choose overseas destinations. Travel domestically to the place unknown around you. 

    Cruising

    This can be such a healing option for senior travelers. To be in the open ocean with the people who share the same interest is comforting. Cruising is also one of the most popular ways of travel for people above fifty. It is a comfortable trip where senior travelers don’t have to take multiple flights or rides. It is great option where they can see multiple destinations without needing to check out of their rooms in the ship. They also don’t have to unpack and repack their luggage. This is a type of option travel where senior can get fun, rest, and relaxation at the same time. 

    Is solo travel good for senior travelers?

    There are people above fifty who still like travelling on their own freely. For those seniors who don’t have any medical issues, it is possible to travel solo. It is a great activity to have adventure while making friends. However, you need to be more mindful in letting your senior parents travelling all alone. You need to pay attention on their safety and comfort. Always seek out advice from doctors to know what to decide about your senior parents going solo. If it is not possible due to medical issues, find another alternatives that can give your senior parents the same fun and meaning of travel.

  • Travel & Adventure

    Komodo Island Tour, Traveling Around East Nusa Tenggara

    Are you thinking about visiting Komodo National Park? Everything you need to know about getting a Komodo island tour! Staying in Labuan Bajo, the best scuba diving, trekking, and sailing experiences are right here! With so many boats, day cruises, and scuba diving choices to select from. How to get to Komodo Island, planning a vacation to Komodo National Park can be rather difficult. Komodo Island, Rinca Island, and Padar Island should definitely be on your list of places to visit!

    Komodo island tour - view of the coral reef and bay from the top of Gili Lawa Darat,

    Komodo Island Tour, How To Get There?

    To begin your Komodo trip you’ll need to figure out how to go to Komodo National Park. There are overnight boats from places like Lombok and Sumbawa. Taking internal airlines is the most cost-effective and time-efficient alternative. 

    The most common way to get to Komodo National Park is to fly to Labuan Bajo on Flores Island, which serves as the island’s major gateway.

    Flying direct from Bali (DPS) to Labuan Bajo Airport (LBJ) is possible, with airlines such as NAM Air, Wings Air, and Garuda Indonesia offering multiple flights every day. There are a variety of airline choices to Komodo from other parts of Indonesia, including direct flights and flights with a stopover in Bali.

    What Hotels Are Available In Labuan Bajo?

    Although Labuan Bajo is a small town, it is the main entry to Komodo Island and the National Park. Labuan Bajo offers a wide selection of accommodation options within walking distance of restaurants, dive shops, and, of course, the port for boat tours to the islands.

    Due to the increased popularity, dorm rooms are no longer as inexpensive as they are in other Indonesian destinations, with most dorm rooms costing around 265,000 IDR (around $20USD) per night.

    If you want to enjoy the Komodo tour in a different way, then the best choice is liveaboard. There are many boat charter options that can suit your budget. Various prices are adjusted based on the facilities of each liveaboard. Most travelers end up staying on a phinisi boat to save time reaching many of the best dive spots and enjoying the experience on land. Several choices of ships that might be an option for you to enjoy the Komodo tour:

    Jakare Liveboard

    Capacity: 10 quests + 2 kids

    Cabin: 2 standard front cabins, 1 family suite cabin & 2 premium cabins


    All guests on the Jakare yacht have ample living space.

    There is a solarium, relaxation, and yoga space where the parents may relax and breathe in the pure ocean air. While the kids are having fun with their new pals inside.

    jakare liveaboard - cabin with view

    A diving deck where you may rent diving and snorkeling equipment to continue your exploration of Flores’ beautiful island

    Alexa Liveaboard

    Capacity: 4 quest

    Cabin facilities:

    • Air-conditioning
    • Keen-size bed
    • En-suite bathroom with shower
    • Double wardrobe
    • Balcony relaxation area
    alexa liveaboard - sundeck

    Alexa has a library, a lounge, and an indoor dining space.

    An expert cook prepares the meals. A spa therapist will be ready for you aboard to introduce you to the pleasures of a distinctive Alexa massage, which can be enjoyed on board or on a local beach.

    Alexa is also a fully licensed PADI dive center, with an onboard diving instructor who will teach everyone from novices to advanced divers how to dive in the best conditions and see the most marine species.

    Top Destination During Komodo Island Tour

    Komodo Dragon

    You’ve definitely heard of this one because it’s the main attraction in this part of Indonesia, and the Komodo Dragons on Komodo Island are famous all over the world!

    You can see them on both Komodo Island and Rinca Island; Rinca is less crowded and offers a better overall experience, but if you’re wanting to cross something off your bucket list, either choice will suffice!

    Padar island

    Padar Island is Indonesia’s most famous view! The views from Padar Island’s overlook are extremely breathtaking, and I can honestly say it’s the nicest view I’ve ever seen! 

    White sand beaches, clear blue oceans, and a plethora of islands. It’s the picture-perfect picture of paradise!

    The hike itself isn’t too tough, and anyone with a basic level of endurance will be able to fill their camera with amazing images!

    Pink Beach

    The entire Komodo National Park is brimming with amazing beaches to visit, many of which are tinted pink.

    Millions of bits of red coral have been mingled with the sand to create this effect, and the tide line is the greatest place to see it.

    The Pink Beach, on the other hand, is by far the best of them all, so make sure you include it in your itinerary. If you want to catch these stunning colors, either stand up high and shoot down the beach or get up close to the sand.

    Gili Lawa

    It’s not as well-known as Padar, but it still has spectacular vistas. The hike to the top of Gili Lawa is unquestionably more difficult. You’ll be rewarded with breathtaking 360-degree panoramas of Komodo National Park, so bring your camera!

    Scuba Diving Komodo Trip!

    If you’re a seasoned diver or want to attempt scuba diving for the first time, Komodo Island dive sites are second to none, and scuba diving in Komodo National Park is an experience you’ll never forget! This is the reason why most tourists end up staying on boats during Komodo trips. Enjoy the mainland and see the spectacular underwater world. Learn more bout scuba diving at Komodo National park!