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4 Indonesian Islands That Are Better Than Bali

Indonesia is an amazing country that’s long been a favourite for backpackers. It offers incredible beaches, beautiful jungles, volcanoes, and some incredible cities. The blend of modern living in the big cities and rich cultural and historical heritage in the countrysides draws so many visitors to Indonesia every single year. But a lot of them end up going to the same place. Indonesia is made up of over 17,000 tiny islands, the most famous of which is Bali. It’s the typical backpacker location with buzzing beach resorts and secluded countryside to explore. It’s easy to see why so many people flock to Bali every year. The beaches are beautiful and there are so many amazing things to see there, but what about the rest of the country. Bali might be great but it’s certainly not the best Indonesian island. If you only go there and nowhere else, you’re really missing out on some of the incredible things that the rest of the country has to offer. If you’re planning a trip to Indonesia and you’re only looking at Bali, here are some other great islands that you should definitely add to your itinerary.

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North India Travel

A Birdwatchers’ Paradise- Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

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 A small city located in eastern Rajasthan, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary should be on every bird watching enthusiasts travel list. The city has one of the best bird sanctuaries in the country. Since it is located close to Delhi, tourists can reach Bharatpur by hiring a cab from Delhi to Agra and travel to Bharatpur by road. The city is steeped in history, beginning from 5th century BC when the Matsya kingdom ruled the land. Tourists who are fascinated by history and also want to enjoy bird can get away for a relaxing holiday in Bharatpur.

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Travel

Doing Southeast Asia Right as a Backpacker

Southeast Asia is a wonderful place for backpackers and it should be no surprise that is becoming one of the most popular. Anyone thinking of travelling anywhere for any length of time needs to do some investigating first about the area they are about to backpack round. Being prepared is part of the secret for a successful trip, and you should be ready for any eventuality. Then you can backpack without stressing over little things, because the big thing that matter, you will have taken care of.

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Nepal Travel

A Luxurious Stay At Tiger Palace Resort, Nepal

If you’re like me, you may not have heard about Lumbini in Nepal. Known as Buddha’s birth place, Lumbini is a pristine town in Nepal. Though an unexplored part of Nepal, this place is worth a visit. Located away from the Himalayas and closer to the border of Nepal, Lumbini is one of the worlds most important site for Buddhists. Fascinated by Buddhism, we decided to pay it a visit and stay the Tiger Palace resort in Lumbini.

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Lifestyle

4 Ways In Which PayTM Made My Travel Easier!

Though train rides are amazing, but the whole ordeal of booking a train ticket is not. Since PayTM launched their own train ticketing service, it really helped us book our train tickets with ease. Being travel bloggers, booking, being organized and planning things in advance is important for us. We usually book our tickets months in advance. With Paytm in the picture, booking our travel tickets is now easier and hassle free. 

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Lifestyle Product Reviews

4 Stylish Travel Footwear You Must Own!

If you know me, you know that I love comfort over anything else. But now that I also have to look good for the gram, I have to sacrifice that just a teeny-weeny bit on my travel footwear! I tend to carry only one or two solid sandals for walking and a one pair for those fancy nights when I have to go to a party or dinner. So, here we are. These are some of the best travel footwear that I carry:

  • Basic Brown/Black Sandals:

Now, let me warn you these are pretty hard to find. I’m not talking about the flimsy sandals that they sell which are just looks. I’m talking about the solid pair which you can walk miles in. The material is super soft and comfy, like leather but not leather. I have brown ones from Forever 21 which have survived in pouring rain, 10 km walks and just anything in between. Like the one I’m wearing in the photo below. Of course your travel footwear need to be trendy too!

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  • Basic Sneakers:

This is a no-brainer. But ALWAYS carry one pair of stylish, basic black or white sneakers with you. When your flimsy, stylish sandals are unable to take the load, these travel footwear are life saviors! Because of my love of all things black, of course I have black sneakers from Puma. But never under-estimate the power of a solid sneaker when on a holiday!

  • Fancy dinner date sandals:

Yes, of late I have been carrying these too. Since my long & flowy evening dresses don’t look good with either of the shoes above! I usually carry block heels as they are comfy, look good and I can walk miles in them! I usually carry either my grey block heels , gold block heels (which goes with anything!)

  • Closed-toe sandals:

I usually don’t like these personally as I love wearing open sandals at all times, but these go really well with all kinds of dresses too. They give a formal look but since they are flats, they are super comfortable!

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10 Reasons To Explore South East Asia

Millions of tourists flock to South East Asia every year. There are many reasons as to why this part of the world is so popular – it has something to offer every type of traveller from your average beachgoer to the more adventurous thrill-seekers. Here are just 10 reasons why you should consider South East Asia as your next travel destination.  

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Blogging Tips

One Step To Edit Pictures Like A Pro Instagrammer!

These days creating amazing photos is getting easier. With stunning camera quality in our phones and portable devices, almost everyone has the capacity to click amazing photos. But, the one thing that distinguishes pro bloggers and instagrammers is picture editing. Which we where presets come into play.

You might have noticed that I recently changed my Instagram theme to a warmer golden one, where browns and teals are more pronounced. Having a cohesive Instagram theme is essential these days to make your feed look professional.

But, why do you do that?

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Blogging Tips

Instagram Expert tips from 10 successful Instagrammers (With 100k followers!)

We have all been there. Tired of the new Instagram algorithm and struggling with the follower count. Just like you, I have struggled with Instagram for months. I tried using hashtags, using captivating captions, improving my photography skills. But still, my follower count crept up at a snail’s pace. Not until I knew of some of these Instagram expert tip used by top Instagrammers which grew their account from 0 to 153K! 

Below are the only tips you need to master Instagram. Why do I say that?

They have been used by the best of the best. From Swedish Nomad to Nomadic Boys, here’s a tell-all of how they grew their Instagram accounts to become one of the Top Travel Instagram influencers in the world.

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