Other Usages of Parachute Hammock Besides for Camping

There are many of the usages you can get when using the parachute material hammock besides for camping or travelling. Surely that its lightweight and save space makes us possible to improve its usage and you may will find some of the uniqueness in it.

The first usage of the lightweight parachute hammock is can be added the uniqueness of your interior home decoration. Hammocks are usually identical as the tool to carry on a sightseeing trip, for example as a bed when camping and so on. But who would have thought that it was not only limited to that, because you can use it as a unique addition and also beautify the look of your home interior.

You can setup the certain hammocks like for children and so on in the living room. This is because hammocks can be made of various of different materials so that their use can be more varied as well. Not only for sleeping or resting, but can be an alternative to relax, especially if you do not want to sit on a sofa or chair.

That way, putting a hammock inside the house will bring coziness along with the aesthetic touch.

Even no matter how your home was designed, by setting up a hammock, then it can be easy to blend in with an existing look. Most likely it will not interfere, but it could be adding more beauty of the existing designs. Feel free to try it!

This also applies to its use either in the apartment or boarding house as your current residence.

If you are in doubt, you can first visit one or two hammock’s online shops that possible to allow you for customize the colours to match your current’s home tone color.

Then, you can make a plan of where you will setup the parachute hammock regarding to your own need or to blend well with the room. In my opinion, it seems this is quite unique to do, because the hammocks that exist today are very light. Then, you will only needs to think about your weight, so the poles can be ensured that they can lift the weight.

If you are wondering about the best place for set it up, then my main advice is to hang it in the middle of the room.

The second usage can also be applied the parachute hammock on your home exterior. If on the first usage above the hammock will be placed inside your home, then this second point is just the opposite. You will put the hammocks at outdoors to add more uniqueness of your exterior and also to be used as its main function which is a hanging place to rest or sleep for a moment.

For that, the types of hammocks that you can use are not only the lightweight and made of parachute nylon, but can also be made of rope and so on. You just need to adjust it.

There are 3 main locations you can choose for setup your hammocks at outdoor, such as in the park, terrace, and also on the balcony.

Usages of parachute material hammock besides for camping

Especially for the park or at garden, we have known that not all the houses have been built something called as the patio or even pergola. So, it is advisable to use a hammock made of rope. Many home terraces also take advantage of that type of hammock, but it all depends on your choice.

If it’s me, if the terrace or balcony are possible to setup the parachute hammock, then that’s what I’ll use.

Even the swings can add the aesthetics to the outside in addition to its function as a playground for children. Then, seems to be interesting if using the hammock as one of the exterior elements. So, aside from being where you will spending time with your favourite books, the presence of hammocks can further enrich the element of your home exterior.

The last one usage and benefit you can get from a parachute hammock is as an alternative to your bed. If you are visiting the online forums and also read many other articles, you will find that many of the users have been using the hammock for years as their own bed. No more need to use the bed as it is as today.

Maybe, you may thinking that it will be a little inconvenient considering the transitional period required between different people can be vary. But the point is, it is possible to happen.

Many students or workers sometimes only stay in rented house or apartment only for certain times or for example just a few months. And if they have decided to move, sometimes if they have their own mattress, then it have to be brought to a new residence. Doesn’t it sounds like troublesome for you for lifting up and down the stairs?

Imagine if you only have a hammock, then it would be more lighter for moving. I’m not saying that it’s better to simply just use a hammock instead of a mattress. But if it is possible for you, please be well planned about it.

In addition, hammock can also help in improving our health condition. So that it have became one of among factors why many people even sleep at night using only a hammock for years. Once again, please be well thought out and also add more references about this.

That’s all the 3 usages of the parachute hammock besides only using it for camping or bringing it while travelling. Hope you get all the ideas I have mentioned.

Padar Island, A Dream in Indonesian Frontier

Padar Island, A Dream in Indonesian Frontier

Padar Island some says, is the renown Neverland. I heard from various travel fellow that were just come back from the trip, that the island is one of the last pure gem on the earth. When my chance came to visit the said Neverland, I was left stunted. Every corner of the island is mesmerizing, with undulating topography and three coloured beaches peeking from every hiking intersection. Speaking of the beach, what can be more awesome than having three coloured beach—with one of them being the rarest on earth—in one single, tiny island?

The Padar Island tour generally comes as part of the itinerary to Komodo Island. Yet, Padar has proved that it’s not a mere sidekick. A lot of adventure happened there and surely it will leave long-lasting memory to your travel journey.

A lot of travel destination  recommends the best time to travel to the place, but I dare say Padar is worth to travel anytime. Except when the rain was the heaviest. Just after the monsoon season is over, the land is the greenest. When you are hiking to the famous Padar hilltop, it’s very rewarding to see the tumultuous green hills, rising up and down, in contrast with crazily blue water and clear sky. Even ‘beautiful’ is not enough to describe the highly vibrant, technicolor landscape.

When the dry season comes, the island doesn’t lose its beauty. The green grass is turning yellow to auburn, and the bare jagged hills, looming from afar, radiates strong vibe of prehistoric era. The dry land is now dotted with green trees. Brownish land unexpectedly stands harmoniously with the sugary beaches and the surrounding turquoise sea. It’s almost like being transported in savannah of the lost world.

The Hike—And Oh-So-Otherworldly View

Undoubtedly, hiking in the hilltop is the main and most popular thing to do in Padar Island. The hike, which generally take an hour to reach the top, is fairly short and easy. All you need is a pair of good shoes and you are good to go. Well, you might see some travelers hiking with only flip-flop or even barefoot, looking laid-back and adventurous, but that’s definitely not something you should follow. I have heard form other travelers that they got their feet a burned from the hot land and sometimes got a little hurt from the rocky sands.

Once you get to the top, you will forget about everything else in the world. You will be greeted by three differently coloured beaches, beautifully curved on both side of the island, squeezing jagged ridge in the middle, only to meet with endless sea and sky. This place is definitely a dream of every travel photographer. I have no doubt why the island is rising in popularity among us travelers.

The Whole Island to Marvel

After the hike, the rest of it is taking gorgeous photos at almost every corner and marvel through the tiny island. Down the hill, you can rest at the black, white, or the famous pink beach. I really enjoy my time there—and who can’t? Some girls were enjoying sunbathing with pink sands below their bikinis, and some other took their time to snorkel under the water. For me, cooling down in the shore while watching the clear turquoise water lapping against the soft pinkish sands was just as rewarding.

The remoteness of the island make it quite empty from horde of tourist—you might only encounter a few tourists along the hike, but sometimes you can be lucky to be the only one (or the only group) to wander around the island. I gotta say, this is the epitome of being deserted in style.

If not due to the inexistent accommodation on the island, I will want to stay all day long in Padar Island. But alas, to the liveaboard I must go back, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Luckily I have a good ship during my trip, which allows me to sleep soundly and keep sea sickness at bay all time long.

Have you put Padar Island to your travel bucket list? Let me know!

What is Slow Travel and How to Do It?

You might have heard somewhere people talking about having a slow travel. Well, it is not something new. You might have done it unconsciously just because you didn’t know the term back then. Slow travel is the type of travelling when you are indulging yourself soaking in the new experiences either the culture or other aspects you find interesting during your journey.

What is slow travel

This type of travel doesn’t require you a tight schedule or fast pace rhythm in travelling. You have the time of your life to enjoy your travel and be flexible of the schedule. One thing to emphasize from slow travelling is that the travelers seek for the quality instead of quantity.

Tips to have meaningful slow travel

If you are interested to have a slow travel once in your lifetime, you might as well consider few things beforehand. Here they are:

  • Don’t be in a rush when you plan this type of travel. Since you what you are searching for is quality travel, you need to decide your destination carefully. Besides, it is recommended that you do a little research of your destination. For example, you search about what part of the destination that intrigues you the most. This will lead you to get more interested to know more about it. The curiosity will lead you to crave the travel more.
  • Plan your schedule well. As mentioned above that slow travel needs flexibility of time and schedule. If you limit your travel in short time then you won’t be able to enjoy it that much. You need to make sure that the schedule of your travel doesn’t clash with your work or school. Make sure you have quality time to spend for slow travelling. Some travelers even spend few months for slow travelling.
  • Be open-minded and avoid judgmental vibe during your slow travel. Remember that the main purpose of your journey is to dig deeper something that intrigue you of the local. Thus, you purpose is to find out more about it and fill in your knowledge so you understand better.
  • Don’t hesitate to interact more with the local during your stay in your destination. Your wish to be able to understand more about the local should lead you to be more eager to know them. You may want to learn about the historical value about the local custom during your stay.
  • Enjoy your time and soak in new experiences to the finest. You can indulge your appetite by tasting different local foods each day. Remove any rush feeling throughout your exploration and let the environment embrace your mind.
  • Instead of busy updating your social media during your travel, it is better to look deeper to your surrounding and heighten your sense. Take a look at your surrounding in details so that your focus isn’t going anywhere. This is the art of slow travel that most people crave for. This type of travel usually brings positivity within you even after the travel ends.

How To Access Komodo Island Tours From Bali?

If there are many of the travellers want to go to Flores or East Nusa Tenggara, especially for experiencing and exploring the Komodo Island tours from Bali, hope this article will help you a bit. Actually, you will know how to do that, so, I think it is not “a bit” at all.

Komodo Island tours from Bali

Bali itself is become one of the closer island to Lombok, Province of West Nusa Tenggara. So if you have to go to Komodo Island from Bali, then you have to visit Lombok first since it is the first province you will likely to visit before Flores. And for the first way to access the Komodo Island from Bali in this article is will be using the motorcycle or the car.

Since the islands are separated by the sea, then the path that will be taken is through the land and the sea as well using the ferry boat.

From Denpasar, drive towards to the port of Padangbai where also here the ferry port you need to find, located at the Padangbai village, district of Manggis, Karangasem regency. You are still in Bali by the way.

After that, get on the ferry but make sure that the ticket you just bought is towards the port of Lembar. This port is the only one connecting port of Bali island and the Lombok island as well. The port itself is located at the district called as Lembar (West of Lombok) just like the name of the sea port. From Padangbai. From here, city of Mataram is only about 30 km away and if you are driving your bike or the car, it may will take times up to half an hour. And yes, you have to go to Mataram.

Anyway, from Padangbai to Lembar or vice versa, it usually takes up to 4 or 5 hours depending on the weather. But you don’t have to worry about being left by the ferry because there are about 16 of them and will operating 24 hours in a day and night.

Then, from Mataram, you will need to continue onwards to the Kayangan Port at Labuhan Lombok, Pringgabaya. After that, you have to get on board the ferry again to Poto Tano port and from here, follow along this route: Poto Tano – Sumbawa Besar – Dompu – Bima – Sape.

Seems like a never ending journey for your Komodo Island tours from Bali, huh?

And if you have arrived at Sape port, you still have 1 ferry to go to the city of Labuan Bajo (East Nusa Tenggara) as the main gate of your Komodo Island adventures.

Travelling by bike or the car quite exhausted, right? But apparently from some of the ferrys you have to sail on, looks like you have just experienced your own Lombok Liveaboard. If travelling using your own vehicle is not your thing, then simply get yourself a flight from Ngurah Rai International Airport at Bali to the city of Labuan Bajo (Komodo’s Airport).

As simple as that, and will only takes up to 1 hour on the air. From Labuan Bajo, you can get yourself to its port or hotel where you have reserved. And that will be the end of your journey to from Bali to Flores, but the beginning of your adventure to Komodo Island. It would be great to know that you are sharing this article. Thank you.

Tips in Booking Package Holiday

Package holiday is getting popular because it offers beneficial package for tour. The package usually includes accommodation and transport as well as meals. Package holiday is advertised, sold, organized by a travel vendor or travel agent. The package includes various services which are offered by the vendor or can be ordered by the clients. Additional service request may result in additional charges. In short term, package holiday is a product bundling for a travel. Everything is more practical and easy with this package because clients just need to buy the package and enjoy the tour without so much hassle.

What to do in booking package holiday

Since package holiday or package tour getting popular, there are lots of travel agents everywhere offering their package with tempting service and low prices. However, you still need to be selective in buying package tour.

You need to make sure that you buy a package which can accommodate your wish for fun and safe tour. So that I have prepared some of the tips for you in how to buy the right package tour.

Buy holiday package

The first thing you can do is find interesting package tour advertisement in newsletter, magazine, or website. Try to look for the package that cover all what you need. Collect all information to be sorted out later when you finish searching what you need.

Then, sort out package based on trusted travel agent. To know whether the agent or vendor is trusted or not, you can visit its official website and look for the testimony. Besides, professional travel agent usually opens with information related to the package holiday they offer.

If you find the package they offer to seem off like there are so many vague offering or deal then you can skip them. Find another vendor that is more open with their offering.

After that, sort out the advertisement and compare all of them. Choose few of them that meet your needs of a package tour. You need to consider the service offered by the vendor. It should include foods, transport, as well as accommodation.

Another thing to do is, if you have found few of most ideal package tours then you can call the agent. Don’t hesitate to ask anything you want to know about the package such as the schedule of departure, name of hotel you are going to stay, and other services. You need to find out what service is not included into package and ask about additional charges as well.

Next is to confirm the information you received by yourself. For example, you can check if the hotel partnered with the travel vendor is real or not by calling the hotel for confirmation. This may be a little bit too much to go to this extent but this is necessary if you want to make sure everything will go smoothly as you wish for safe and fun holiday.

And the last thing you can do is, if you are sure that the package you are going to book is trusted and meet your need then you can book the package holiday. You may be required to transfer down payment. This depends on the vendor policy that you should obey for mutual trust.

Where Villas To Stay At Seminyak With 1 Bedroom

Seminyak is one of the location that needs to be considered as a place to stay when you are travelling in Bali. And from the various types of accommodation, you can choose to stay in villa. Although the price may a bit expensive than staying in a hotel, but regarding to the comfort and high privacy along with the supported facilities, then you have to try it someday. So that, today I will only inform you about the Seminyak villas with only 1 bedroom in case you are travelling alone or maybe with one of your best partner.

Seminyak villas with 1 bedroom Bali

Actually, I think the villa itself can be used for more than one or two person. It is because the building is pretty much big just like your own apartment or house. I am talking about the available rooms inside it that are consist of the big spaces that it could get. So you may need more extra beds if you are staying in a group.

The Seminyak villas with 1 bedroom I am talking about have the private pool which I think it will even getting more better for your living experiences. Even if you are interesting in booked the 2 bedrooms or even the penthouse with 3 bedrooms, you will still provided the private pool. And indeed all such villas.

Why you need to stay in the villa at Seminyak?

Now you may have the same question, right? Or there may also some of the curiosities in your mind at the moment that you can’t get over them.

First, Seminyak is one of the urban village that administratively being part of the Kuta district, Badung regency. The area is popular as one of the best beach tourism destinations that completed with various types of restaurant, hotel and spa, bars and cafes, and as an area that has many stores if you are interested in shopping either for your daily needs, travel, or even the souvenirs for your friends and families.

Anyway, before I am forget to tell you about this Seminyak villas 1 bedroom. It is called and provided by the Hu’u Villas. Of all available and best villas in Bali, you have to try what they are offering you. I mean it!

The distance from the villas to the beach only will needs your time for about 3 minutes by walk and even below is also possible.

The bedroom itself is placed on the loft for you when taking a rest. With nearly 20 foot-high ceilings, I think that the lounge area is really good for its spacious and intimate, especially with the combination of natural light and perfect design. So that, you have nothing to be experienced but the comfort living and the atmosphere of Bali tropical breeze.

If you think that what I have said above is perfect for you, then you may have just found your match. So, hurry up for making your own reservation right now before this Seminyak villas 1 bedroom is full booked.

You can also find many online references about the Seminyak area first, so you know well the place where you will stay at. But when it comes to talk about where villas to stay at Seminyak with 1 bedroom, I assumed that you have known where to go.

Adventure Travel Challenges You Should Try

Adventure travel challenges

Travelling is not only about wander around a great city or enjoy expensive cocktail. For more memorable experience, you might as well try adventure travel challenges you can do during your trip. Some challenging adventures will not only make your trip more fun but also increase your level of braveness. Challenging your mind and adrenaline is a good way to build a character. For adventurous people, travelling is the best moment to explore more about their limit. Of course having adventure travel should prioritize safety. That’s why it is not recommended to do silly stuffs just because you feel challenged during your trip.

Choices of adventure travel challenge

There are many things to do during your trip in your destination. Aside from sunbathing or swimming, you might as well try more challenging activities to help you build your body and mind. Here are some recommended challenging activities to do while you’re on your travelling:

  1. Explore Albania’s coastal trails by walking. If you think walking is not a challenging activity you’re wrong. You should try this adventure challenge where you can explore lots of interesting spots such as Mt. Accursed, Ottoman Town, Albanian Rivera. And many more. This event is held on May 25th or September 21st. To help you keep up with the walking, you can prepare your fitness by hiking and walking weeks prior your departure to Albania.
  2. Next challenging activity you should try is hiking weekend in Bulgaria. This will help you to build your strength and mind, as well as explore more the nature beauty. You can join this activity on July 28th and September 8th. Lots of interesting places you will spot during your travel in this adventure travel challenge such as the Pirins Mountains, Vihren, Mount Polejan, and of course the majestic alpine meadows are ready to welcome you.
  3. If you like water adventure travel challenge, you must try to join the open water swim festival held in Mallorca, Colonia Sant Jordi. In this festival, you will join other swimmers to tackle the sea. You can choose type of race that you’re comfortable with. It is safe challenge but you still need some preservation to not force yourself. Aside from the race, you will also be able to enjoy barbeque night, host free clinics, as well as outdoor gym and pool.
  4. Next adventure challenge you can try is canoe race in UK, specifically throughout Devizes, Wiltshire, to Westminster. However, this challenge is categorized as tough and you need to prepare at least 3 months prior your departure. The route and current level are quite impressive so that’s why canoe race in this place requires preparation. In fact, this is considered as the most challenging canoe race in the world.
  5. Aside from challenging your body, you can also try adventure travel challenge which requires your brain to think strategically. You can try ‘escape room challenge’ in Georgia. You can visit Powder Spring to try out some challenges from the room to escape. There are also interesting attractions such as the farm, a maze, tractor rides, as well as pumpkin picking.

Scariest Travel Destination in the World You Should Try to Visit

Who says travelling is about visiting lovely and beautiful places only? You can go visit scary places for your next travel plan to get more fun and memorable experience to remember. If you are bored visiting lovely sites, you may be interested to visit scariest travel destination in the world. For some people, visiting those places can be traumatizing. However, most people are more challenged to visit scary places to find out their level of braveness. It is fun to visit scary travel destination with your friends or acquaintances. You don’t have to travel all alone.

Find out scariest travel destination in the world

Lots of people are more curious to visit scary places because those kinds of place provide more challenges. Besides, scary place does not mean horrible or terrible sites. There are beautiful places to visit which contain mysterious aura which make them feel intimidating to visit. Here are some of scariest places you can try to visit for your next travel plan:

  • Dracula’s Castle or is also called Bran Castle located in Romania is worth a visit for those who are curious about what kind of place is possible for Dracula. Regardless the truth of Dracula’s existence, this place is spooky yet majestic to look. The castle owns such a grand architecture. You can bring some garlic just in case.
  • The next world’s scariest travel destination to visit is Paris Catacombs. This is a place where you can find a collection of million skulls. This catacomb was built during 18th century and consisted of different part of bone and body. This is another famous attraction of Paris beside the great Eiffel Tower.
  • If you have acrophobia, it is not recommended to visit this one of the scariest travel destination in the world. It is glass bottomed bridge which is declared as the world’s tallest one, located in Zhangjiajie, China. The height is 985 feet or 300 meters from the ground. The length of this bridge is 1,410 feet or 430 meters. If you are brave enough, you can visit this famous bridge and walk across.
  • If you are sick of staying in luxury hotels or grand penthouse during your travel, you might as well try sleeping in hanging hotel in the Peruvian Andes. The location is near Cusco, Peru. Sleeping at the side of a sheer cliff is very challenging but the view is worth trying. You need to climb a steel ladder with 123 meters height to go to bed.

You can try to visit Village of dolls in Japan. However, do not be fooled by the name though. There are about 400 dolls in this village you can see. The place is scary but lots of people are curious about the dolls. Japan is also a home to another scariest travel destination, Aokigahara Forest which is also dubbed as suicide forest. This is one of the world’s famous spot for suicide. The forest is majestic but the aura is quite spooky.

Most Visited Museums in the World You Shouldn’t Miss

Travelling around the world is fun but it’s even better if you have decided your destination. If you are a vivid fan of culture, history, and art, you might as well get interested to know most visited museums in the world since there are quite many of them. Every country in the world usually build museum for many purpose. Aside for displaying art collection, museum is also the right place to save artifacts. However, museum today has also become a great place to exhibit anything related to recent technology. Museum is accessible for visitors in any age. Visiting museum is not only about having fun but getting to know better about many things so that our knowledge will be filled in.

Most visited museums in the world

Most visited museums in the world

Here are list of world’s most visited museums that you shouldn’t miss when you visit the country:

1. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, United States

This museum is open for public with free of charge as well. No wonder this place has become one of the world’s most visited museums. In this place, you will find collections of paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, photographs, as well as works on paper.

2. Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom

This museum is a home to modern and contemporary art collection. The area of museum is divided into eight main parts for exhibition purpose. In this museum, you will also find temporary exhibition where you can watch electricity generators of old power station building.

3. British Museum, London, United Kingdom

This museum is a home to more than 8 million works of permanent collection. In this place you will gain lots of information especially regarding to the story of human culture from the beginning to present. You will find lots of books as well as manuscripts related to natural history.

4. National Museum of Natural History, Washington, United States

This museum is a place where you can learn a lot about natural history. You will find more than 128 million specimens consisted of fossils, animal, rock, mineral, plants, and also meteorites collection. This museum is also a home to almost 200 professional scientist specialized in natural history.

5. National Museum of China, Beijing, China

If you are interested to learn about history and art of China, you need to visit this museum because this is the place where you will find lots of materials related to them. This is the second world’s most visited museum. More than one million permanent collections are placed in this museum. Lots of ancient pieced stored in this museum were the left from different dynasty of kingdom.

6. Louvre, Paris, France

Aside from being the first world’s most visited museum, Louvre is also a historical monument in Paris, located in the central landmark of the city. In fact, the museum is the largest in the world visited averagely by 8.1 million visitors per year. The collections you will find in this museum are Islamic art, Greek and Roman, Egyptian antiquities, sculpture, paintings, decorative arts, as well as print and drawing.

Portable Camping Hammock Has Coming At The Right Time

For those who still don’t know, the portable camping hammock is one of the featured product in sports and outdoors section in correlation with the trend of sleeping while hanging on your own “bag.” I may not knowing much about the development of the tourism sector in this world along with the less of the knowledge about the hammock itself, but I believe that this is the right time for the hammock that has been appeared since some years ago.

Portable camping hammock has coming at the right time

I have seen and witnessed that until today, more people are travelling frequently. Surely that the demand of the accommodations are highly increasing. I won’t telling you to simply get the portable camping hammock and staying in there for days although it will also possible, moreover I have been published an article about staying in the Seminyak villas in Bali. But the thing is, we’ll never know what’s waiting in the days to come.

For example, even if you have been brought your luggage to the hotel. Sometimes, when you are exploring your travel destinations, they will take even days and continuing in a row. There’s no times for you for getting back to the hotel. Let alone if the new friends you just met are inviting you for camping. That will be perfect if you have got the portable camping hammock in your bag.

This camping hammock sounds like a great product to get since it is portable so you can brings it to anywhere you need. It is also as light as it could get that I have not found any of it in about 1 kg in weight, but mostly below it. Most of I found online even not more than half a kg. So, how could you not get even one if it is affordable enough for you where it doesn’t even up to hundred dollar in price? Even just around $50 to $55 and you will get one that suits you.

There are many of the online shops if you want to purchase one and one of my recommendation is to buy portable camping hammock from Ticket To The Moon that is based in Bali. But, you will not need to worry about the distance of wherever you are right now since the manufacturer or the company have dozens of the distributors that are spreading in many of the countries or states to help you get your hammock faster.

There are many of the camping hammocks out there declared as the ultralight one even claimed themselves as the best one in the market, but I have no ideas how is that even happening. I mean, what I just recommended on above manufacturer sounds like super ultralight to me because you won’t even need to make yourself exhausted in packing or re-packing it, so with to help you move quicker and as comfort as you could get.

But, of wherever you will get your portable camping hammock from, as long as it is guaranteed in its carrying capacity as well as the material, then it will be a great start for your long-awaited adventure.