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Life After the Other Side, After a Spiritual Awakening

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Recently I was in Bali offering a silent retreat in the middle of Bali's Shangri-la like rice fields and special spirituality. The Balinese have a spi...

7 Romantic Cities for Valentine's Day (That Aren't Paris)

Orbitz.com | Posted 02.11.2016 | Travel
Orbitz.com

By Michelle Schuman for the Orbitz Travel Blog When it comes to romantic getaways, Paris always tops the list. But plenty of other cities are made fo...

Roland Strasser: Nights Ablaze With Distant Stars

John Seed | Posted 02.08.2016 | Arts
John Seed

An adventurous spirit who packed a revolver and often dressed like the locals when he traveled, Strasser explored China, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, New Guinea, Japan and Tibet, covering some 30,000 miles in the proc

This Tiny Island Paradise Is So Gorgeous It's Not Even Fair

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 02.03.2016 | Travel

If you find yourself dreaming of tropical islands like Hawaii, Bali, and Tahiti on a daily basis, we've got a new face to add to your rotation. Welcom...

Bali's Nyepi: A Day of Silence Worth Experiencing

Kathleen Beckett | Posted 01.20.2016 | Travel
Kathleen Beckett

Conventional wisdom is to stay away from Bali on Nyepi. Nyepi, which this year falls on March 9, is a national day of silence, the start of the Hindi new year and so a time to reflect on the year past and plan for the year ahead.

12 Things to Do in Bali. The Last One is Unbelievable.

Patti Morrow | Posted 01.18.2016 | Travel
Patti Morrow

It's on everyone's bucket list. Everyone. And for good reason. Just whisper the seductive word "Bali" at a party and witness the dreamy, faraway look in the hearer's eyes. Bali is more than just a destination. It's the epitome of an exotic paradise.

You Can Chase Away Post-Holiday Blues Traveling to Unique Places On a Budget

Janis Couvreux | Posted 12.23.2015 | Travel
Janis Couvreux

The days after Christmas can be bluesy, a let down after the build-up of all that good cheer. Looking forward to a good post-holiday trip can keep spirits bright, and spirits will be even brighter if the far away place that beckons is inexpensive.

The World's Best Destinations To Travel Alone

Jinna Yang | Posted 12.01.2015 | Travel
Jinna Yang

These are the top 12 countries that are well-known to cater to the solo traveler -- due to their safety, popularity among other solo travelers, and overall guaranteed to give you the time of your life.

When to Turn Away? A Globetrotter's Sentiments After Tragedy: Remember the Good in the World (and Keep Surfing)

Candace Loy | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Candace Loy

It's hard to turn away and pretend nothing bad has happened. Paris and Beirut have suddenly become close next-door neighbors in a little village, in...

You Won't Want to Bring Your Kids to These 12 Destinations

Oyster | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Whether you're looking to have a romantic getaway with your significant other, or simply cut travel expenses (and annoyances? maybe we're going too far...), there are plenty of destinations best suited for couples.

How I Became a Modern Day Treasure Hunter

Laura Grier | Posted 10.09.2015 | Arts
Laura Grier

As a photographer, a writer, an explorer and a person who wants to make a positive impact on this world, I wanted to highlight the beauty and cultures that still thrive in these remote regions of the world.

The Many Faces of Sustainable Tourism - My Week in Bali

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 10.05.2015 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

Do you know the difference between ecotourism, sustainable travel, responsible travel and volunteer vacationing? While there is a lot of overlap with each of these terms, they all have one common theme - that is to improve lives through travel and tourism.

Life Is Never Easy: 5 Indonesians Who Taught Me to Appreciate the Simple Things in Life

Sarah Zonio | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel
Sarah Zonio

I went to Bali to see for myself if finding love in such a small and chaotic place was really possible. For just two days, I didn't find love with just one person; I found it deep inside many of the Indonesians that I have met along the way.

Taking the Long View On International Travel With Kids

Kelsey Heeringa | Posted 09.29.2015 | Parents
Kelsey Heeringa

Living in Africa had slowly made my son more culturally adventurous. Smiling with that rice on his face, I sadly thought how likely it was that small Finn would forget this entire experience. But more importantly, I was convinced that it was important anyways.

Life Is But a Dream: Sailing on a Phinisi Boat

Laura Grier | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
Laura Grier

In the Indonesian language, Bahasa, there is no future or past tense. You literally are forced to speak in the present and it is the way of life for the people that live here...being in the present.

Five Volcanoes Erupt In Indonesia, Blanketing Skies In Ash

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.22.2015 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Eruptions of ash at five volcanoes shrouded the skies over parts of the Indonesian archipelago Wednesday, forcing three ai...

11 Stunning Hotel Pools With A View

Jacada Travel | Posted 07.15.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Take a dip in these exceptionally stunning pools that are each situated within some of the world's most breathtaking landscape.

Thousands Of Tourists Stranded After Indonesian Volcano Erupts

AP | NINIEK KARMINI and HAVEN DALEY | Posted 07.11.2015 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Ash spewing from a volcano on Indonesia's main island of Java sparked chaos for holidaymakers as airports closed and inter...

Bemused in Bali

Rick Steves | Posted 06.26.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

It's cat-poop coffee and monkeys looking for hair lice in humans as my daughter Jackie and son Andy continue reporting on their Southeast Asian advent...

More From Jackie Steves in Bali

Rick Steves | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

My daughter Jackie continues her blog reporting on her Southeast Asian adventure. Here are a few random bits from her latest entry. After reading thes...

The Steves Kids Head for Southeast Asia...and They're Taking You Along

Rick Steves | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

As a father, I am so excited that our two 20something children, Andy and Jackie, are embarking on a one-month adventure in Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand.

Summer Escapes: 11 Resorts Right on the Beach

Joy Pecknold | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

South Beach, bringing the heat. Well, actually, close to South Beach but away from the fray, and whimsically dressed up in mid-century Art Deco--that's what this Thompson has to offer.

The iPhone Graveyard

Cynthia Catania | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cynthia Catania

There's a Balinese song on loop/repeat at the dining area of our modest, Sanur Beach hotel. It could be the soundtrack for an insane asylum. Frantic wooden flutes and vibraphones, playing a hectic, repetitive pattern.

It's Always Summer In Indonesia

Findery | Posted 06.11.2015 | Travel
Findery

All these different societies have emerged organically and there is no way to look at Indonesia as a single homogenous culture. It's part of the magic of the country.

Places To Stay If You Don't Have Vertigo

Jacada Travel | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Sleep in a cliff-edge transparent pod or swim in an infinity pool 650 feet above ground by staying at these hotels in high places (literally).