Best of Bali: Top 12 Things to See and Do in Bali

Best of Bali: Top 12 Things to See and Do in Bali

As tends to happen with most world-famous destinations, there’s a lot of divided opinion when it comes to Bali travel. Some say that the famed island destination is overrated – crowded and full of tourist traps to be avoided. Others count Bali amongst the must-visit destinations of the world. So which is truth? It allContinue Reading

Indonesia Travel Musts: Flores, Nusa Tenggara

Indonesia Travel Musts: Flores, Nusa Tenggara

The beautiful Flores Island gets its name from the Portuguese word for ‘flower’ and the island more than lives up to its name. Just an hour’s flight from the internationally-acclaimed Bali, Flores is an island still shrouded in relative obscurity. It’s a wonder why – this beautiful island is a truly fascinating destination with aContinue Reading

Things to See and Do While Island Hopping the Gili Islands

Things to See and Do While Island Hopping the Gili Islands

The beautiful white sand-lined beaches and clear turquoise-tinted waters of the Gili Islands have been tempting travelers for decades. This lovely cluster of three islands is now a firm fixture on the Banana Pancake Trail and a must-visit for anyone traveling to Indonesia. Click here for a  full guide on how to get to GiliContinue Reading

Sulawesi Travel Musts: Witness the Burial Rites and Sites of Tana Toraja

Sulawesi Travel Musts: Witness the Burial Rites and Sites of Tana Toraja

Tana Toraja literally translates to ‘Toraja land’ and is nicknamed the ‘Land of the Heavenly Kings.’ It is located in a highland region in the southern region of the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. A trip to Tana Toraja is like being transported to a magical land of beauty and culture. You’ll meet with sweeping, elaborately-paintedContinue Reading

Java Travel Musts: Hike the Majestic Mount Bromo

Java Travel Musts: Hike the Majestic Mount Bromo

With over 120 active volcanoes and daily earthquakes, Indonesia is one of the most geologically diverse and fascinating places on the planet. While not the tallest of Indonesia’s many volcanoes, Mount Bromo has become one of the most iconic mountains in Indonesia for its picturesque, other-worldly beauty. Mount Bromo stands at 2,329 and is easilyContinue Reading

Indonesia Must See: The Colored Lakes of Mount Kelimutu, Flores

Indonesia Must See: The Colored Lakes of Mount Kelimutu, Flores

On the uniquely beautiful island of Flores is the Kelimutu National Park, where the famous Mount Kelimutu volcano resides with its striking tri-colored lakes resting in its caldera. These stunning colored lakes are the most famous attraction in Flores and an absolute must visit. They are without a doubt one of the most amazing naturalContinue Reading

Visit the Abode of the Gods at Dieng Plateau, Java

Visit the Abode of the Gods at Dieng Plateau, Java

It’s no wonder this plateau is called the ‘Abode of the Gods’ – it’s absolutely stunning here. Up above this 2,000 meter-high plateau, you’ll see rolling hills stretching as far as the eye can see, spot boiling pits of mud, delight in the beauty of colored lakes, and have the chance to visit some ofContinue Reading

Baliem Valley: Your Gateway to the Indigenous Tribal Cultures of Papua

Baliem Valley: Your Gateway to the Indigenous Tribal Cultures of Papua

Papua is an incredible place and Baliem Valley, as its most popular and accessible destination, is no exception. Also known as Grand Valley, this valley measures around 80 km long and around 20 km wide and holds a population of 100,000 inhabitants. The Baliem Valley was thought to be uninhabited by people until as lateContinue Reading

Island Hop the Beautiful Beaches of the Bangka-Belitung Islands

Island Hop the Beautiful Beaches of the Bangka-Belitung Islands

The Bangka-Belitung Islands are paradise on earth. The island group consists of Bangka and Belitung Islands, as well as a few other smaller islands. The main attraction of all these islands are undoubtedly the lovely, long, pristine and tout-free beaches lined with clear, turquoise waters that are surprisingly calm and shallow, making them perfect forContinue Reading

Sumatra Travel: See Sumatran Orangutans at Bukit Lawang

Sumatra Travel: See Sumatran Orangutans at Bukit Lawang

If you love nature, you’re going to love Bukit Lawang. Bukit Lawang literally means ‘door to the hills’ and is a small, laidback tourist village located in North Sumatra.  Bukit Lawang happens to be the main access point to the Gunung Leuser National Park, which is part of three national parks listed under the Tropical RainforestContinue Reading