Bali is a favorite among American tourists – thank you very little for the city’s reputation for being beautiful, rejuvenating and full of feelings (see also: the popularity of Eat, Pray, Love). Here visitors can take a walk in the relaxed city of Ubud, shop in Seminyak, schedule meetings and greet monkeys, or see the waves among the hippie surfer crowd. What’s more, there is no shortage of spacious rooms, five star services, and impressive views. Sure? Here are three locations that suit any budget.
10 of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Winter is almost half way in the northern hemisphere, and freezing temperatures and gray skies make most of us miss hiding on beautiful beaches. But is it possible to rank the best beaches in the world? Of course not, because preferences will differ from tourists to traveler world, based on facilities, accessibility, choice of swimming & water sports, safety, sense of place, relaxation, and scenery. Nevertheless, with a good trip and putting my feet on the sand of many beaches throughout the world, I hereby present to you a list of the 10 most spectacular beaches in the world. From coral to sandy and long to closed, it should come as no surprise that most of these beaches are located on the best beach destinations in the world. Unfortunately, these beaches are no secret (again) and you have to share extraordinary beauty with many other tourists. If tranquility is a must, you can consider exchanging beaches listed below for one of the most semi (semi) private hotel beaches in the world or choosing to stay in one of the most exclusive private island resorts in the world.
Climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge
I can determine exactly when and where I first heard about Sydney Harbor Bridgeclimb.
It was the second season of The Amazing Race in 2002. I remember clearly – I was a senior in high school, still out of the peak of my first overseas trip to France the year before, obsessed with all things French, and dreaming of traveling the world .
I remember the season villain – Wil. Yes, Wil with one L. His partner was his estranged wife, Tara, and he spent the entire race spitting on vitriol about everything and everyone around him.
Until the team landed in Sydney and Wil was told that he would do Bridgeclimb.
Solo Women’s Tourism in South Africa – Is it Safe?
South Africa is one of my favorite places on the planet – especially for traveling alone. It is a country that I love instantly, a country that I have visited to travel extensively on three different trips. South Africa fills me with deep happiness that I find very few places in the world.
But is it safe?
That’s the question most people ask about South Africa. And for good reason – South Africa has a high crime rate and you must guard against theft and assault in a way that you don’t even need to think about in other countries.
Bali’s Kuber Bali Adventure ATV Ride Peliatan Ubud offers an exciting experience during your vacation on the island of Bali. Our experienced instructors will conduct full safety briefings before boarding through rice fields, plantations, bamboo forests, forests, rivers, villages and long tunnels made during the Dutch war.
There are many ways to find ‘authentic’ Bali … but what can be more exciting than taking in the untouched parts of Bali on compact trains and ATVs? ATV Bali and Bali Buggy tours take you to explore the inland and rural scenery of Bali with off-road four-wheeled vehicles that walk smartly through all types of terrain with ease. Payangan is located higher in the north of the more familiar Ubud area, where cold temperatures and lush hillside make it the best stress reliever. With this tour on the site, it’s getting better.
Looking for tips on things to do in Bangkok, Thailand?
As part of our city guide series, we interviewed Mark Wiens of Migrationology who first landed in Bangkok in early 2009, and now calls Bangkok his home.
Mark shared with us insider tips about the best things to do in Bangkok, including places to eat, sleep, shop, and explore.
Why Visit Bangkok, Thailand
The glittering golden palaces and temples, solid teak houses, museums, everything that can be imagined, endless shopping, and a stretch of delicious food are the main reasons to include Bangkok on your travel list.