Bali has one of the largest LGBTQ+ expat communities in Indonesia. Its welcoming atmosphere caters to people from all walks of life, making it a haven in a country that doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights.
The coastal region of Seminyak is the center of the gay scene in Bali. The nightlife here is focused primarily around Jalan Camplung Tanduk. Mixwell Bar is the premiere spot for LGBTQ+ nightlife and features drag shows, go-go dancers and DJs that spin an eclectic mix of music. BaliJoe and F Bar are also excellent choices and boast lively music and a vibrant atmosphere.
Beach lovers will appreciate Legian, the suburban beach just south of Seminyak. The city also has loads of beautiful temples to explore. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan rests just on the edge of Lake Bratan. It was built in 1633 and gives the illusion of actually floating on the water. Pura Uluwatu is also close by and is one of the city’s nine directional temples. Some other fun outdoor trips include a visit to Ubud to view the country’s famous ride paddies, or a trek to the top of the Batur Volcano. Dive the Rainbow is an LGBTQ+-owned company that offers diving courses if you’re feeling adventurous.
Bali is filled with plenty of hotels and resorts that cater to LGBTQ+ visitors. Balinea Villa & Spa offers private guesthouses while Ping Hotel is a more affordable option that is just a five-minute walk to Seminyak Beach.
Few things in life are as unappealing as smelly shoes. There’s something about the distinctive odor of stanky feet that’s almost vomit-inducing. When you’re traveling, the stench can really sneak up you. Here are some tips for keeping your shoes fresh and ready to stroll.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.
Barcelona’s insane popularity and large influx of visitors as of late may have some travelers steering away from the Mediterranean coastal city, but just outside the overpopulated center of the city, known as Ciutat Vella, are quieter neighborhoods that offer more of a local feel and don’t come with exorbitant tourist prices. El Poble-Sec is one such area that rests between the towering Montjuic park and the Old Town, making it a nice escape but still close enough to access the sights.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Capturing a shot of ourselves in the most impressive, gorgeous places on earth can feel like an uncontrollable compulsion. But taking selfies can be dangerous, and even deadly without the right safety protocols in place. According to a selfies study from researchers associated with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, more than 250 people died while taking selfies over six years. And that number only accounts for people who lost their lives to the selfie craze and doesn't account for injuries.