Singapore Airlines made their award sales “Spontaneous Escapes” a permanent feature of the program earlier this year and they continue offering great deals for last-minute award trips. Until December 31, 2019 you can book last-minute award flights in January 2020 for 30% off, with tickets available in Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class for select routes. You can fly from Singapore to Duesseldorf, … Continue reading
One of my favorite things to do in Ubud is to hike along the many trails through the rice paddies. It takes only a few minutes walk to escape the crowds in Ubud and you are walking among the rice fields and forests, with few people around. A few small restaurants cater to visitors, so you can have a cold … Continue reading
Sweet Orange WarungTrail near Ubud
Your first impression of Ubud is likely to be traffic gridlock and tourist crowds. But what brings most return visitors back to Ubud is the beautiful nature that’s just a short walk away, the serene environment and the calming influence it has no you!
To avoid the crowds and plan your own relaxing getaway, read my Destination Guide Ubud!
The Best Western Premier Agung Resort Ubud is one of the few chain hotels in Ubud and larger than most. It has a peaceful setting on the edge of town, a beautiful resort pool, but you’ll have to make do with basic rooms in need of renovation and middling service at relatively high prices. Read my detailed review if it … Continue reading
If you are living in the US and want to take your family to an exotic beach getaway without paying Hawaii prices, Bali is a great choice: Flights to Asia are inexpensive, you have beautiful beaches and lots to do! This Dream Itinerary will show you how you can spend two weeks exploring Bali’s culture, relaxing among rice paddies and tanning on … Continue reading
While the rice fields on Bali are of course man-made, walking among the paddies around Ubud feels like a return to nature from the busy towns of South Bali – it is so very relaxing and peaceful, I’d recommend it to anybody visiting Bali!
Flights between Europe and the US have been on sale for months, with Norwegian, Wow and the new Level budget airline stoking a fare war. But flights to Asia are also cheap – from the US, Canada and Europe: United and ANA are offering flights to Indonesia from US$527, Philippine Airlines is flying from Vancouver non-stop to Manila from CAD630 … Continue reading
If you are living in Europe and are looking for a more exotic beach getaway, Bali is a great choice: It’s easy to reach from most major European airports, there is a lot to do, from party-beaches to quiet, romantic beaches and the peaceful forests and rice paddies around Ubud to the many historic temples all over the island. And … Continue reading
On my recent trip “Bali on a Budget” I was looking for an affordable hotel under $50/night in Ubud that is a reflection of the town: a small, independent guest house near the center of town, with typical Bali decor, friendly service and modern amenities. Based on online and a site inspection, I picked the Padma Ubud Retreat, a short … Continue reading
If you are looking for a place to stay in Ubud, you will find many small independent hotels around town – or beautiful resorts among the rice paddies. If you are looking for a thoroughly modern hotel that can handle larger groups in the center of town, your choices are few. The evitel is addressing that need – read my … Continue reading