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Importance of travelling annually

There are a few reasons why you should make sure you travel annually at least once. Preferably a solo trip, else with a group where you can manage some alone time without disrespecting them.

So what is your reason to go for your annual soul-searching solo trip?

Take your pick and plan your next travel according to your wish to either try a new activity like scuba, surfing, coffee painting, cooking or just opt for a healing walk in the hills and unwind your mind. You can check out our network of local guides to give your next vacation a purpose.

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Top 5 picturesque train journeys in India!

  1. Mangalore to Bangalore:

2. Mumbai to Goa:

3. Shimla to Kalka (Himlayan queen):

4. Mandapam to Rameshwaram:

5. Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling:

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BEST COFFEES TO TRY ACROSS THE WORLD

Is your morning incomplete without the perfect cup of coffee? Doesn’t everything seem so dull until you get the first aroma of coffee to start your day? Are you a travel addict + coffee addict? The answer to all these questions is here! Don’t be depresso, have an espresso! As you travel the world, do not forget to explore the different flavours of the world as well. Here are the best coffees to try across the world which have a distinct yet refreshing taste!

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11 things every female solo traveler must do in Bali

Bali, Indonesia is a complete destination unto itself and caters to all of ones’ holiday needs. Whether you are someone who loves to relax by the beach and enjoy a sun downer or someone who is an outdoor buff, Bali is the perfect holiday destination for you.

Here are top eleven ways you can experience the best of Bali as a solo female traveler.

  • Hit a beach shack at Seminyak Beach

Bali has the most amazing sunsets, nothing like a gorgeous and relaxed sun-down at one of the best beaches in Bali. Most shacks play live music every day and the same coupled with a picture perfect sky makes this a must do in Bali.

  • Take a Surf lesson at Kuta Beach

Surfing is the most loved sport at any beach destination. We recommend taking a surf lesson with a reputed provider at Kuta Beach, an entire section of the beach is dedicated to beginner surfers. This one-hour session will leave you feeling gratified and confident like never before.

  • Yoga – at the beach

Bali is a popular destination for Yogis from all over the world, the yoga vibe is contagious and is a great energy booster. Nothing like a soothing 45 min yoga session just before the beautiful sunset.

  • Scoopy Ride

Bali has narrow roads and traffic that can blow you off a little. If you can ride a gearless two-wheeler, rent their popular ‘scoopy’ and ride around the town. In case you can’t ride one you can go as pillion on the local scoopy taxis.

Besides beating the traffic this is also the best way to enjoy the beach town breeze.

  • Active Volcano Trek

Mt. Batur sunrise trek offers you one of the most magical and unforgettable sunrises you will ever see. Scaling this active volcano in the wee hours of night/ morning will certainly make you feel like you are on “Top of the World”

  • Hit one of the popular beach clubs

Potato Head and KuDeta both beach clubs offer the best sunset views of Bali. An infinity pool to relax in, comfortable lounge set up, great music and awesome cocktails, you must find time to visit at least either of the two.

  • Cycle through the paddy fields

One of the most beautiful ways to enjoy the breath-taking paddy fields is to cycle your way through the interiors of Bali. You don’t need to be a fitness freak for this, the cycling is mostly downhill.

  • Ubud Art Market

A mix of culture, handicrafts, hand made goods and art, Ubud Art market is worth a visit.

Be sure to negotiate and you might find a perfect bargain.

  • Kecak Dance at Uluwatu temple

A trip to Bali is incomplete without a visit to one of the temples. Kecak dance ( a depiction of the Indian Ramayan ) is a must watch if you visit the Uluwatu temple.

  1. Scuba Dive

If you are a little adventurous do take out some time to discover the deep blue. Bali is a great destination for beginner divers.

  1. Spa it out!

Last but perhaps the most important, it’s a must to take a Spa in Bali. Nothing like a perfect Balinese Massage – Pure Indulgence.

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Items to carry on solo trips

What items to carry and what could be left behind was one of the most important, critical yet frustrating experience for me. So after my 5th solo trip, i created a list of my own. It used to have a lot more items in the beginning, but eventually i trimmed it to the bare essentials, rest I could manage during the trip from time to time.

I have carried some very funny stuff in the beginning,

like one time i thought a hair dryer was worth carrying along, or a travel iron for that matter

Keep a designated day bag or a carry on for everyday- This is the one you will carry along locally after reaching your destination also-

  1. Passport
  2. Transit tickets and passes (air, rail, road)
  3. Your ID card
  4. Your medical card with emergency contact number
  5. Extra photographs (There are a lot of forms which could be filled out there)
  6. Your cash and prepaid cards
  7. Your field notebook with research
  8. Emergency phone numbers for local authorities- The nearest police station and its contact number, the nearest hospital and its contact number.
  9. Travel money belt
  10. Medical kit

This will be a series of articles, next up I will list out the essential clothing items to carried along according to me.