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    Bali Temples Guide: Everything You Need to Know + The Best Temples to Visit

    Bali is often called “The Island of the Gods” – and for good reason. As the only Hindu-majority island in Indonesia, it’s a unique place all its own. Whether you visit the thousands of Bali temples or simply witness the daily offerings lining the street, the feeling of spirituality percolates throughout the island. Although tourism and development have changed a lot in Bali in recent years, the locals’ commitment to their religion is still there – and you don’t have to look hard to find it. There are temples in every house, village, office, on mountains and beaches, even in the rice fields. So take a break from the beach…

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    Asia Travel

    Total Bali Food Tour with Urban Adventures Review

    Disclaimer: I was a guest of Urban Adventures on their Total Bali Food Tour. All opinions, as always, are my own. Lush green rice terraces, hipster cafes, Instagram swings, and great spas… that’s what you think of when you think of Bali, right? I did, too, until I actually got there. Bali is so much more than what you see on Instagram, and the Total Bali Food Tour that I took with Urban Adventures really showed me that. Yes, there are rice terraces, cafes, and the rest. But there’s also a vibrant local life that continues on right under our noses. People actually harvesting the rice from those terraces. Rich…

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    The Best Bali Surf Camp: Dreamsea Uluwatu Review

    I never intended to end up at a Bali surf camp. In fact, over the whole 7 weeks I spent in Bali, surfing wasn’t on the plan at all (my failed attempt at surfing in Portugal pretty much guaranteed that). And yet, while planning my time in Uluwatu and searching for the perfect Uluwatu hotel, I stumbled upon Dreamsea Surf Camp and instantly knew it was the place for me. Insta-worthy decor? Check. Super comfy beds? Double check. Delicious food at the on-site cafe AND yoga lessons? Triple check. Actually affordable? Quadruple check. Seriously. From the outlook, there was no single thing in which Dreamsea Uluwatu came up short. And…

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    Experiencing the Best Seminyak Spas on Urban Adventures’ VW Kombi Spa Safari

    ***Disclaimer: I was a guest of Urban Adventures on their VW Kombi Spa Safari tour to Seminyak spas. All opinions are my own.*** When it comes to Seminyak, Bali, I think of one thing: spas. Yes, the whole island is known for its spas, but there’s something about the upscale-yet-affordable aspect of Seminyak spas that makes them so (deservedly) popular. Of course, just setting out for a simple spa day in Seminyak isn’t exactly my style. If I’m going to experience the best spas in Seminyak, I’m going to go all in. But how the heck are you even supposed to go “all in” when it comes to spas? Turns…