Better Things To Do On Your Trip’s Last Day

Better Things To Do On Your Trip’s Last Day

There are many things during your trips that can make you regret your decision. One of them is the thing you do just a day before you end your trip. Most of people do everything that day to ensure they get the most of their trip. They even like to blow off the responsibilities awaiting at home just for the sake of it. Problems may arise on the last day of the trip if you do something reckless and unnecessary. 

What to do to end your trip without problems

Being reckless and free doesn’t mean you can just do anything. It means, not be afraid of expressing yourself and enjoy every moment to the fullest. It also doesn’t mean you can create problems here and there. Responsible travel is what you need to embrace for meaningful, seamless travel experience. And here are things you can do to end your trip on the last day seamlessly and meaningfully:

Pack early

Pack early

Pack early so you won’t leave anything behind your hotel room. It is one of the most common problems to leave various items due to ruched packing. Instead of doing the packing on the day of your leave, it is better to do on the last day of the trip. This way, you won’t have to rush anything as well. You can deal with wet clothes and separate them from the dry, clean ones. 

Stock what you need at home

Stock the things you need at home via online order. You don’t want to arrive at your house with growling stomach just to find out that the fridge is bare. You will be too lazy to go grocery shopping just right after you arrive at home. Hence, you can get ahead of stuffs to do at home on your trip’s last day instead. 

Make sure your keys of your home and car is in your bag

Make sure your keys of your home and car is in your bag

Find your car and home keys and make sure they are in your bag. It can be a moment of panic when you are already in front of your car but cannot find where the key is. Also, check where you parked your car. This way, you are still in clear mind to remember where it is for later use. If you use another transport such as rental or a pick-up, confirm it on the last day of your trip. 

Deal with leftover currency

Next thing to do on your last day of the trip is to deal with the leftover currency. Check your money and see how much you still have and what are you going to do about it. You can decide to change it back to your own currency at your departure or arrival airport. Or, you can also have an airport shopping spree and buy some souvenirs. 

Sort out important travel document

Find and sort out your important travel document. It is possible that everything is mixed messily here and there. You don’t want to keep digging in the bag to find important document during your trip back home. Store them in the right place accessible for you to take out for smoother trip back home later. 

Diving for Beginners: Becoming A Sustainable Divers

Diving for Beginners- Becoming A Sustainable Divers

You just fall in love with diving and now that you have earned your first certification, you cannot wait to explore the ocean. There’s something about the ocean that stole our heart. The calmness that comes with descending down the deep, the vibrant ecosystem of coral reefs and ocean animals, and the crystal clear water where we can see the fishes and feel like part of the marine life. A good diving, where you can meet various marine creatures in healthy condition, would feel very rewarding. However, being a diver means you will also get the front-row seat to see the changes and destruction of marine habitat. It’s time to learn how to be a sustainable divers, cause even diving beginners can do it too. 

Diving Beginners First Step on Becoming A Sustainable Diver: Minimise Waste

Diving Beginners First Step on Becoming A Sustainable Diver: Minimise Waste

Being a diver is not all about seeing corals and tropical fishes. You are fated to see underwater debris and garbage, bumping into sharks and other fishes trapped in hooks or fishing net, or turtles munching plastic bags. A true diver would try to stop that from happening further, and it can start from themselves. The first step you can do is to try going almost zero waste and plastic-free lifestyle. Realise the volume of plastic waste that end up into our oceans everyday and how it could impact the marine life we love so much. Be careful of your wrappers, sugars and drinks sachets, cigarette butts, and even masking tape. These things can be blown off easily from a dive boat and directly contributes to the ocean trash. You don’t want to be those irresponsible divers, don’t you? 

Choose Reef-Safe Sunscreen

Part of your education of diving for beginners might not include knowledge of harmful beauty products. Not one that harmful for your skin, but those which gives destructive impact to the ocean. One of the most serious beauty product that can directly harm the marine life is sunscreen which contains oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3, BP-3). This ingredient causes coral bleaching, damages coral DNA, disrupt coral reproduction, and eventually lead to coral’s death. Yet oxybenzone is one of the most common ingredient for sunscreen and not many divers are aware of this!

Even Diving Beginners Should Choose Eco-Dive Centre

Even Beginner Diving Should Choose Eco-Dive Centre

No one says that beginners in diving do not have to care about the dive operators. Try to choose only eco-dive centre since your first diving holiday. Do some research to find responsible operators that actually protect the environment and avoid greenwashing in their practice. Avoid dive centres that promote interactive animal experience—they can disrupt the behaviour of marine animals. See from reviews if the dive operators use baits to lure in sharks and other exotic animal. Know that a good dive centre should not guarantee any sight of marine creatures during the diving. A sustainable, responsible dive centre would also take initiatives on beach or ocean cleanup!

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Don’t Feed the Fish!

Stop giving them pieces of bread to lure them coming to you. Do not get attempted to feed the fishes with anything, really. It teach fishes to be dependant to human for food and forgo their natural sources of food. And that disrupts the natural balance of the marine ecosystem. Let the wild be wild!

Common Misconceptions About Travel You Need To Know

There are different types of travel that each individual may like. The concept of travel often bring people joy and happiness. That’s why you can see many books, blogs, movies, and advertisement about travel. It is because travelling is one kind of interest that many people share. However, there are still misconceptions and misinformation about travel that makes some people are more skeptical to travel. 

Travelling is not for women

Common misconceptions and misinformation about travel

One of the most common misconceptions about travel is that it is expensive, non-affordable, wasting money, and so on. However, there are so many traveler whom already prove that budget travel is possible. Many travel book or articles showing everyone travel can be done in minimum wage and low budget. Here are other misconceptions or misinformation about travel.

Travelling is not for women

There is a myth saying that travel is not for women. Well, it is totally untrue. In fact, there are so many female solo travelers who have been to many places safely. Thy myth is understandable because most people think that women are at higher risks on the road. Also, some people still think that women are weak creatures and breakable. However, travel is not only about using your physical strength. It is also about your emotional intelligence and common sense. Travelling is for everyone be it men or women. 

Backpacking is only for young people

This is also a misinformation about travel. Backpacking is not only for young or single people. There are many travelers in their 40s or 50s who still love backpacking because it is what they prefer when it comes to travelling. And they do it because they can regardless of their age. 

Budget travel is only for young and single people

Budget travel is only for young and single people

Many people think that if you are young and single, you opt for budget travel. However, it is not true at all. Budget travel is for anyone who want to do so. Even if you are having romantic travel with your partner, you can still plan it with minimum wage. Young people can also opt for luxury travel if they want. Travel is not only about how much you have to spend money. It is also about gaining priceless experience you only get only from visiting new places. 

Travelling with kids is a nightmare

This is myth about travel that many parents believe. While it is true that taking your kids to visiting new places can cause some hassles, it doesn’t mean you won’t get experience meaningful, happy trip. There are preparations you can do to have smooth travel with your kids. 

Hitchhiking and couch-surfing are tickets to death 

These activities carry their own risk. It is possible that you meet bad people or interesting ones during hitchhiking or couch-surfing. What you need to do it safely is to have a healthy dose of common sense. Use your judgement and always follow your instinct. Take precautions and bring a travel buddy if you are uncomfortable doing it solo. 

Sense the Thrill of Wall Diving in Amed Bali!

Sense the Thrill of Wall Diving in Amed Bali!

There’s certain fascination in wall diving. To take a plunge for dozens of meters deep into the darkness of blue, descending a vertical facades feels just like jumping to the unknown. In the same time, it also pampers you with a scenic galore of hard and soft corals from all shapes and colours, sea fans, gorgonians, and many other marine life covering the reefs. Being off the wall give you a sensation like no other; it’s like entering the mysterious part of the world while the sheer size of the wall will make you feel small and insignificant compared to the grandiose of the nature. Here in Bali, you can have one of the best wall diving in Amed, a small seaside village in the island that has been known for its superb diving site.

How to Access Wall Diving in Amed

Located just right of the bay, the Amed wall is accessible just by 5 minutes of boat ride from the Amed Beach. If you are feeling adventurous, you can also reach the site by a short swim! The impressive wall starts as a sloping reefs, where the famous Amed’s pyramids sits. It gradually turns into a dramatic drop off, stretching down to 40 meters deep below. 

Who can Dive in Amed Wall? 

Despite the actual length of the wall, this Amed diving site is actually accessible for everyone. The water here is quite calm with a bit of currents and the visibility ranges from 15m – 30m. Divers could dive from 10 meter to 30 meter and deeper. That means even beginners could have their wall dive experience without any problem here. 

What to See When Diving in Amed Wall

What to See When Diving in Amed Wall

The Amed Wall is blooming with life! It’s covered with colourful corals and beautiful gorgonians. You can spend minutes getting fascinated by abundant corals that make up the reefs. Macro life flourish between the healthy corals and sponges; you could spot shrimps, crabs, and nudibranch crawling around the reef surface. The wall is busy with lion fish, puffer fish, angelfish, and many other school of tropical fishes going round and about. In 30 meters deep, you can have a chance of meeting the famous pygmy pink seahorse! In the minuscule height of just 6 mm, they live in disguise between the gorgonian fans. These shy creatures blended so perfectly with their host gorgonian that it need to take trained eyes and concentration to recognise them!

Descending down deeper to the inky depths below, you might meet the white tip sharks, black tip sharks, and other pelagic patrolling the reef. Among other diving site in Amed, we think the Wall is one of the most rewarding.

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What to Bring for the Amed Wall Dive

Aside from your regular dive gears, you might want to bring a reef hook and a torch. The reef hook would come handy in times currents swept the site. You might also want to have a dive computer with you, which will set alarm once certain depth is achieved. 

Enjoy your wall dives!

Maintaining Your Health And Happiness While On The Road

Maintaining healthy lifestyle while on the road is more challenging than you think. In fact, many travelers failed to do it. Many factors can contribute to the failure. Making more health-conscious decisions maybe not as hard. However, there are always temptation to go out, irregular sleep, and eating junk foods. Those are the barriers to maintain healthy lifestyle. When returning from the trip, you might get stressful because of impacts. 

Maintaining Your Health And Happiness While On The Road

Simple tips of maintaining your health during a trip

Being too conscious about maintaining healthy lifestyle while on the road can be stressful to some people. However, the consequences of not maintaining healthy lifestyle can cause even more stress after. It is important to find balance between maintaining your health and happiness during the trip. Consider the following tips.

No excuse to skip healthy lifestyle

Try not to make excuses to skip healthy living practices during the trip. Some travelers often argue that they don’t have time to exercise. However, you can make time for it. Make it your priority to maintain healthy lifestyle even when travelling. You can do simple exercise everyday such as stretching, yoga, sit-ups, push-ups, jumping jacks, and more. You can do it for 5-10 minutes and it is enough to make you sweat. 

Take a Walk

Opt for walking instead of taxi especially if your destinations are withing walking distance. It can be a nice exercise because you won’t feel as tired when there are things to see around you. Besides, it is cheaper than taking taxi or bus. It helps you get away from crowds as well. Hence, you can maintain peaceful, smooth exploring. 

Set Budget for Eating Healthily 

Set Budget for Eating Healthily

Instead of lowering your budget and eat less or randomly, you can opt for upping your budget a little and eat healthily. Make sure to always get some protein and vegetables in your diet. Instead of going for alcohol, why not trying juice made from fresh local fruits. Try more fresh produce you can find in many authentic, local dishes. This is also a way to support local economy. 

Try Exercising in the Park

If there are no gyms detected nearby where you stay, you can find the nearest parks or playgrounds. Parks usually have equipment for workout that anyone can use. Make the most of it so you can stay healthy and in shape during your trip even without paying for a gym hour. 

Catch Up Exercising if You Miss A Day 

If you miss a day to exercise, do not let yourself miss the second day. If you eat one bad meal then you have to eat healthier meal for the next. If you can exercise only 10 minutes a day, then do it for 10 minutes. You can do the best you can to maintain your health. 

Enjoy Your Trip!

Also, make sure to enjoy your trip. Maintaining your health is important but don’t let it stress you out. Make sure that you make conscious decisions to maintain your health and know the benefits of it so you won’t treat it as a burden. Try to do new things and have a great adventure. 

Three Modes of Komodo Tour to Choose; Which is Your Favourite?

Have you ever dream about travelling to Komodo, Flores? Located in the eastern tip of Indonesia, this little archipelago is almost like a world away. It’s a place where you will feel like being transported in the land before age; walking in dry and rugged terrain that looks a lot like Jurassic movie set, visiting villages from stone ages, and meeting ancient Komodo Dragons that has been walking on these isolated islands for more than a millennium. And not only that, Komodo’s underwater is no less intriguing. The clear turquoise water is home to thousands species of tropical fishes, pelagic, Manta Rays, dugongs, marine mammals, and hundreds species of hard and soft corals! The uncanny beauty of Komodo has win it a position as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World as well as UNESCO World Heritage status, and tourism interest has been on the rise ever since. If Komodo is in your bucket list, there are three modes of Komodo tour you could choose to explore this wonderful destinations. What mode of trip is the most suitable for you? 

1. Tour to Islands around Komodo

Tour to Islands around Komodo

The most common type of Komodo tour offered by liveaboard and travel operators is island excursion. In this outing, you will visit the Komodo dragon sanctuary, Komodo Island and Rinca, and investigate the encompassing islands. Set up your climbing shoes, as you will do loads of climbing in the fruitless and rugged islands! Some significant features to not miss are the all encompassing slopes in Padar islands, untamed life nightfall with bats in Kalong island, the immaculate Kelor and Kanawa island, and obviously, the world-well known pink sea shore. 

The entirety of the objective are reachable both by speedboat or Komodo phinisi Liveaboard, however we emphatically suggest the last mentioned. Cruising with the liveaboard allows you to appreciate the panoramic detour and unwind in the middle of the island investigation. This kind of heading out bids to nearly everybody, even to non-diver explorers. 

2. Island Excursion and Dive Trip 

Island Excursion and Dive Trip

The world under the water around the Komodo National Park are profited structure the land’s assurance status, permitting the coral triangle district to blossom into its greatest potential. Since the time the disclosure of Komodo Island, jumpers started to investigate the marine life and spread the astonishing perspective to the world. True to form, diving and island excursion become one of the most acclaimed Komodo tour bundle to sell. During the outing days, you will go into two-world investigations. A big part of the days will be spent lowered under the water, scuba jumping around vivacious nurseries of corals and school of fishes. Also, when you are not caught up with getting sharks, you will go through the days in Komodo’s fresh savannah and shimmering sea shores. 

Some diving aficionado pick fill their outing with just diving. While diving trip is totally fun, it very well may be a misfortune to simply miss the excellent all encompassing scene. Attempt to visit a few islands in the event that you can! Some famous diving destination in Komodo you can visit are Manta Point, Tatawa Besar, China Town, Batu Bolong, and Crystal Rock. 

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3. Komodo Tour + Flores Exploration

Komodo Tour + Flores Exploration

Numerous voyagers show up in Labuan Bajo, Flores, only for entryway before dispatch themselves to the Komodo National Park. In any case, it’s ideal to check the territory Flores out prior to returning to your country—and it won’t frustrate you. Flores covers up so numerous characteristic pearls behind the moving slopes. Clear cascades, reflect like lake inside a cavern, and a saved antiquated custom going back to the stone age. A portion of Flores’ best objective are Cunca Rami Watrefall, Rangko cavern, Kelimutu Mountain, Wae Rebo town, and Bena town. Furthermore, it’s totally an absolute necessity to see shocking Ikat weaving during your town visit!

What Is Revenge Travel?

It is predicted that once the green light for travel is given, people will go for revenge travel. What exactly is it?

Covid-19 has ruined many travel plans of travelers in 2020. Many experts predict that travelers will harness all their pent up vacation energy into revenge travel. In fact, many people are making plan to do it now. Revenge travel is prediction that might happen to travel industry. It is when people who have been deprived of travelling for so long are willing to splurge more than they usually would. It is predicted that people will try to make up for lost holiday. 

Is revenge travel worth it?

Does it make sense for you to go for a revenge travel after being deprived of due to the situation with covid-19? before planning for a revenge travel, it is wise to weigh the positive and negative impacts of it. Revenge travel when you are willing to go wild with your money and time because you want to make up for the loss have positive and negative sides. 

On positive sides, you are able to harness your pent up travel energy after being deprived of it. You will also get to enjoy fresh air with a sense of freedom because you can explore the outside instead of staying home. On negative sides, you spend extra money for the trip that might not be worth it. Meanwhile, you can use your money for other more important things. Also, revenge travel is predicted to be the phenomenon of 2021. Many environmentalist and naturalists are concerned about its impact to the environment and nature when it happens. 

While waiting for the green light for travel to be given, it is wise to plan your trip conscientiously. You don’t have to go travelling around the world right after the green light is given. You can watch the situation and monitor its progress before booking a trip. Hence, you can ensure everyone’s safety. 

It is also suggested to not go for revenge travel but well-planned travel. You don’t have to spend excessive money to pay for a vacation just because you have been deprived of it. You can still spend your money wisely. Instead of going for luxury, you can consider more the safety. You can choose wisely which hotels already implement new rules and procedures to keep their guests safe and comfortable. 

You can also consider travel insurance to provide more safety and comfort. Revenge travel is not a must. However, it is a must to ensure that your trip will be something that gives you positive impacts. Travel insurance can help you cover the unexpected. It is wise to learn from 2020 because this year has brought one of the most unexpected situations to all of us. 

Always do your research if you plan for a trip regardless of how long it will take of where the destination is. Make sure that you understand and follow the new rules and procedures applied for travelers to ensure your own safety and the others. 

Elite Property Bali And How To Choose The Perfect Location

Bali offers a charming and stunning panoramic exotic charm. You can find amazing views anywhere in Bali, from mountains, rice fields, beaches, to cities. In fact, the need for tourism in Bali is very high, and building a business in Bali is very promising. The Bali property business is one that is in high demand. The interest of domestic or international investors has made many properties stand everywhere. One of the elite property Bali areas such as Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Kuta offers its own comfort and luxury.

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Elite property Bali, A Great Prospect for Investment

Have you ever heard that tourists in Bali have difficulty getting accommodation during high season? The price of accommodation during the high season is very fantastic. From a business perspective, Bali property is very promising, whether you are building a guest house, motel, hotel, or villa. The development of elite property Bali in the form of villas brings fresh air and promising business. Villa accommodation offers comfort, luxury, and high privacy for each occupant. 

Do the location of elite property Bali support business and investment? Definitely! Location is most important in the property business. The better the location of the property, it is clear that the price will be higher. However, not all properties in strategic locations provide ROI in the near term for you. Why? Investors must be smarter in seeing the conditions and trends of tourists in Bali. For example, Seminyak is a favorite area for tourists. Tourists can find all the most luxurious and most expensive facilities in Bali. Seminyak is full of ex-pats and socialites. When you find Seminyak to invest in, look for an elite Bali property that allows you to get affordable prices.

Another factor that you should pay attention to is your investment goals. If elite property Bali is a long-term investment, then you can choose a location with a lower price than your favorite location. The prevailing trend is if you own a villa and rent it out to an ex-pat, they will prefer a quiet and comfortable location. Most ex-pats will rent temporary accommodation for a long period of time, depending on the employment contract. 

The advantage if you rent property to foreigners, they will usually offer the villa they live with other foreigners. This will really help you as an investor to get tenants quickly. The elite property Bali that you invest in must provide comfort with complete facilities. The facilities that are generally available are private swimming pools, courtyards, living rooms, kitchens, and semi-outdoor living rooms. Maintenance is paramount to increasing the value of your investment. The better regular villa maintenance, the higher the value of the elite Balinese property you invest in.

Technology To Increase Business Productivity

The existence of technology is basically to make our life easier. With technology, we can make something complex to be more simple. We use various forms of technology in our daily lives. It is to be expected especially when we are in digital era. Technology is often included in various situation and field including business industry. Using technology to boost your business can be a great decision. However, it is important to know which one to use and how to use it properly.

Tips in using technology to boost your business

One of the most common problems about technology is limited understanding. Many people in business industry refuse to get familiar with technology not because they hate it but they find it hard to understand how to make it a booster for their business. 

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Be open when it comes to technology. Some people in business industry refuse to use technology because they think they are just doing fine, nothing is to be fixed. However, it doesn’t mean you cannot make it better. Thus, using technology should be considered as another strategy you can actually choose to improve your business. This way, you are more open with possibilities and opportunities of technology being the booster of your business.

It is highly advised to focus on the outcome of the technology. Remember that the purpose of using technology is to boost your business. If the outcome doesn’t align with what you have envisioned for your business, then you need to select another one that is more compatible. This way, you will also get the best options from technology provider to choose. 

As mentioned that we can take advantage of technology especially if it offer excellent outcomes to your business productivity. Just look at how technology plays important role during the pandemic where we work from home and have limited access to communicate with each others. With technology, we can still communicate with other team members through video conference or virtual meeting. It makes your business till runs perfectly fine. 

Using technology for business purpose is not a bad idea. There are many benefits such as automation. Some forms of technology can help you manage your job better. You can make business plan in an instant using the right application, or set a clear schedule for your tasks. Through technology, you can find balance of productivity. You won’t have to spend hours doing thing you can finish faster with technology involved. 

It is true that the use of technology arises another issue such as cyber security and privacy. However, it can be prevented by choosing reliable platforms. Thus, it is essential to make thorough evaluation before using any platform. You have to look through the security system, usability, functionality, etc. You don’t really have to fully rely on technology to boost your business. You can use it as collaboration attempt to improve your business. Use it to maximize any potential you and your business have and take control over it.

New Bali Property With Reduced Price

Unlimited stakeholder are entering bali property industry in order to compete the market. Moreover, with the rising numbers of stakeholder, the price index seems to bounce with regard to it. Also in competitive market, we tend to see a price competition in every corner. Especially for real estate and property industry, theres a various price range and unlimited option of brand new property to fit every buyer demands.

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As more brand new property being built in the market, the valuation and price range remain a question. How costly is it gonna be? It left us wondering does it worth the money and what are the benefit we can get from that. Besides the overpriced property, if we lucky enough we might encounter a brand new bali property with a reduced price. These reduced price are mostly for nothing but to provide the buyer with a suitable price and match their demands.

How costly is brand new bali property?

Basically its depends on the quality, location and type of the property. We might see a cottage, housing and villa for under $500k and luxury villa with more than $500k. Meanwhile, not every option is gonna hurt our savings as there are lots of opportunity to find one. You could go for through an e-commerce listing of a villa, get recommendation from local and even build your own with your budget.

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Worth to mention, a reduced price of bali property may aswell fit to the agenda. Currently theres a lot of offering and promotion to provide buyer with a suitable budget and reachable demand. One of its mission is to provide the property offer more accessible to the next generation.

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Why a reduced price property is an opportunity?

With a competitive market and highly inflation overtime, its hard for us to keep up and reach it. Whenever we have invested our work on savings for the ideal property, there still might be a gap of numbers happening. Its because the inflation have shaped the technical and fundamental of the industry itself.

This is why a reduced price and other promotion is a perfect opportunity for buyer. Buyer can scale and identify their current budget to the payment program of the property. Either its for a short term or long term. Reduced price also gives us the minimum price for a maximum value to satisfy our needs. One of the brand new bali property with a reduced price is:

Brand New Reduced Price Villa in Pererenan

This reduced price new bali property is located in a quiet area of Pererenan. This marvelous villa features 2 spacious, comfy bedrooms with 2 luxury bathrooms. Generously include with air conditioning, spacious garden and living, swimming pool, full set kitchen, gazebo, jacuzzi, and a garage.Cover with the size of 120 sqm building, its located in the prime area of Bali.

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Furthermore, its only 4 minutes walk to the beach, 2 minutes to near market and 40 minutes to airport.

With the reduced price to $199,000, you could have this astonishing villa in one blink. Its the deal of your life and it would be a big loss to miss it. With several offerings coming in, get your sight straight in and secure this villa directly.