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Small pleasures, modest moments

The following may not seem like travel tips but, hey… give it a chance. One of the most accessible and intriguing writers / philosophers today is Alain de Botton. His main interest is the philosophy of everyday life, or the relevance of a philosophical perspective on everyday experiences. He also co-founded The School of Life. […]

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In Praise of the Mundane

Yes I know, its not trendy to seek the mundane. adjective– common; ordinary; banal; unimaginative.– of or relating to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly: mundane affairs.– of or relating to the world, universe, or earth. As Rob Walker says, The only way to find the good stuff, the special stuff, the […]

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What can traveling do for you?

“Travel is like love, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” — Pico Iyer The above, excellent quote contains at least two important points: because so […]

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A waterfall, snorkeling & a boutique hotel

There are loads and loads of waterfalls in Bali. For example, this is a short two-day trip by the intriguing Salt in our Hair blogger: If you want more, here’s a list of 31 waterfalls on the island of the gods. We went to Banyumala Waterfalls and it was wondrous. The hike is 15 minutes […]

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Walking bridge joins Echo and Pererenan beaches

Plans are made, adjusted and negotiated, and then finally the workers are called so that something real comes of the plans. In this case its a lovely walking trail and bridge that connects two beaches. The first of two bridge support runs are in place. The view across to Echo Beach. Up close and personal […]