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Bali Discovery Tour Part Two: Testimonials From An LBW Traveller

Life has been so crazy these last few days, trying to find a moment to sit down and write has been somewhat low on my priority as I don't want to miss a single moment of this adventure. After we left Kuta we drove to Ubud, where we spent the next three days.

Bali Discovery Tour Part Two: Testimonials From An LBW Traveller

My Blissful Bali Adventure: Kuta

As the wheels of the plane touched the ground, my heart genuinely skipped a beat. Excitement coursed through my body as the realization that I had finally arrived kicked in. My Blissful Bali adventure had finally begun after months of anticipation and I couldn’t be more thrilled…

My Blissful Bali Adventure: Kuta

Living The Bali Beach Life

Just the word "Bali" has become a byword for the good life. It conjures images of jungle-fringed beaches and cascading rice terraces, of tropical vistas and salt-spraying seas, all underpinned with a current of mystery and magic, wreathed in incense and scented with enticing peanut satay and BBQ smoke...

Living The Bali Beach Life

THE BEAUTIFUL BLISSFUL BALI

After 2 days of travel, Blissful Bali..

I have arrived!I arrived in Kuta in anxious excitement to meet up with the crew I would be spending the next 3 weeks with. I checked in and got my bags situated when Petty, our guide, popped in to take me down to the beach, where the others were gathered. I had a feeling there would be a decent age gap between me and the others in the group and wondered whether it might b an issue.

THE BEAUTIFUL BLISSFUL BALI

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF KUTA, BALI

Well tip one I learnt upon arriving in Bali, is that the ATM are a lil reversed compared to Canada! Take your money first, then your credit card! Learnt that the hard-ish way (currency exchange had it). The views and the architecture alone had captivated me right out of the airport. I felt the humidity on every part of my body, and yet it still had not clicked that my year of waiting was here. 

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF KUTA, BALI

10 HAWKER STREET FOODS YOU HAVE TO TRY IN ASIA

From tapioca-infused teas between the hectic streets of Taiwan to fresh, lime-doused papaya salads in the Land of Smiles, this list of the top street food treats in Asia is sure to have something for everyone. Enjoy…

10 HAWKER STREET FOODS YOU HAVE TO TRY IN ASIA

10 THINGS TO DO IN THE BALI RAINY SEASON

If you happen to be traveling Bali in the midst (and mist) of the rainy season (typically running between November and March each year), don't despair. There are actually plenty of things to keep you busy while the droplets fall on the jungles outside. Check them out…

10 THINGS TO DO IN THE BALI RAINY SEASON

WELCOME TO BALI!

What an amazing first couple of days we have had here in Bali! Started off with our awesome tour guide Petty picking me up at the airport on his scooter! Such a fun way to start the trip. Bali is absolutely beautiful, there's a type of warm and welcoming feeling here that I have never felt anywhere else, from the beautiful beaches to the kind local people it truly is wonderful here.

WELCOME TO BALI!

10 THINGS TO EXPECT FROM THE SOUTHEAST ASIA TRAVEL CIRCUIT

We know it shouldn’t be difficult to convince any budding globetrotter of the delights of Southeast Asia. Still, just in case you need another nudge out the door before clicking 'book now', we've slung together a list of 10 things we love most about this sunny region. Expect odes to shimmering beachfronts and talk of new travel buddies aplenty…

10 THINGS TO EXPECT FROM THE SOUTHEAST ASIA TRAVEL CIRCUIT

AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO PARTYING IN GILI TRAWANGAN

Ah, the Gili Islands. This trio of paradisiacal sands and swaying jungle tops in the middle of the Bali Sea has risen and risen on the Southeast Asian Banana Pancake Trail. Backpackers of all kinds flock here from the shores of nearby Bali and Lombok. Some come to kick-back in the company of endangered sea turtles. Others come to plunge below the aquamarine waters and seek out multi-coloured schools of tropical fish amidst the coral gardens. Then there are the SCUBA buffs and PADI seekers, the yogis and the free divers. And then there are the hedonists, who come by their droves to the bamboo beach bars and raucous spots that line the shores of perfectly pretty Gili Trawangan: the undisputed partying king of the archipelago.

AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO PARTYING IN GILI TRAWANGAN

PICCHU, PARTIES AND BREATHTAKING WONDERS: 7 BUCKET LIST TRIPS YOU HAVE TO MAKE

Perhaps you’re pining for a party under the full moon? Maybe you’re longing to case out the mysterious wonders of Latin America’s ancient peoples? Or, are you eager to check off the world’s longest rail journey, Europe’s greatest historical treasures, and Croatia’s party towns? Whatever your wanderlust has got you thinking this year, be sure to check out this selection of LBW’s top bucket list journeys. We don’t think it’ll disappoint!

PICCHU, PARTIES AND BREATHTAKING WONDERS: 7 BUCKET LIST TRIPS YOU HAVE TO MAKE

WHAT TO PACK FOR BALI: FROM BOARD SHORTS TO SURF WAX

So, you've decided to travel to the Isle of the Gods? Great choice! We at LBW have been touring and exploring this jewel of the Indonesian islands for years now. We always have a blast. Between the fascinating fire dances of Uluwatu and the majestic cliff-backed beaches of Bingin, the misty jungles that shroud Ubud and the mighty volcanic domes of the north, there's oodles and oodles to do. But what about that all-important packing list? We've lined up some tips below. See you on the sands of Kuta folks…

WHAT TO PACK FOR BALI: FROM BOARD SHORTS TO SURF WAX