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Regaining Control Of Your Trip To Feel Less Stressful

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There are many reasons why your trip so stressful and daunting. More often than not, people travel and come back feeling more exhausted or stress. That’s why they choose to stay at home when their holidays come. Feeling fatigue or stress after a trip is unpleasant. Most people expect a trip to be a refreshing and recharging moment so they can return with new spirit and positive energy. However, some travel mistakes can cause the opposites. 

Regaining Control Of Your Trip To Feel Less Stressful

How to regain control of your trip and make it enjoyable

Regaining control of your trip is necessary. It is to avoid any unnecessarily travel mistakes that can cause you more stress and fatigue. A trip is supposed to be a mental break but sometime it takes a toll on you both physically and mentally. Here are some factors that makes your travel less pleasant and enjoyable.

Lack of preparation and research in advance

When you don’t know what to expect of your trip, it is easier for you to get worked up over small mishaps during the trip. To boost happiness, it is highly recommended to research your trip and destination in advance. This way, you know what to expect and what awaits for you. When you are hyped up, it boosts your energy. Not to mention than preparing the trip in advance can make you more prepared with any possible travel hassles.

Don’t pack too many things 

Regaining Control Of Your Trip To Feel Less Stressful

Your trip is less pleasant and enjoyable because you pack too many things. When you carry a heavy luggage, you feel more burdened. In the end, you don’t really enjoy the trip because you have to deal with your luggage all the time. Thus, pack light and smart to avoid unnecessary travel hassles. You can enjoy your journey without carrying heavy bag. This can lessen your physical and mental burden. Pack only the necessary items you are going to need and wear. It is also highly recommended to not carry too much money because it makes you remain alerts and feeling stressful all the time. 

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Plan your itinerary but make it more flexible

The more important things is not to visit every travel attraction but to enjoy every moment. Schedule your itinerary as wise as possible. Make sure that you get to enjoy every place you visit without straining your body too much. If it is impossible to visit all tourist attractions, choose the one you find the most interesting. There might be unexpected things happen during the trip. When you and your itinerary is more flexible, you can adjust according to the situation better. You won’t get stressed or worked up easily by travel mishaps because you can go with the flow.

Feel the hype!

Feeling hyped up is necessary to boost your energy for the trip. However, don’t make too high expectation. There is no such thing a s perfect trip. Small mishaps often happen even to seasoned travelers. Try to relax and enjoy more the trip instead of focusing too much on making it perfect.

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Diving from A Boat: Techniques for Beginners

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When you first learn to dive, the majority of your time will be spent on pool at the scuba centre. This is where you will learn your very first lesson, practising the basics of scuba diving, to having the scuba test for your certification. In places like Bali, your very first open water dive will be conducted on a shore, where you will walk from the descending shore and slowly sink to the ocean. This is actually the most comfort way to start a diving journey for most beginners. However,  diving from a boat—which come naturally for some divers—could be quite blood-tingling for those divers who start their dive from the shore. 

Indeed, the idea of jumping from boat into  the deep water could be quite intimidating compared from wading in from a beach. Diving from a boat requires special skills to maintain your safety. But rest assured. It’s not as hard as you think and before you know, you will be thrilled with anticipation for the next boat jumping. 

Diving from A Boat: Techniques for Beginners

Listens to Diving from Boat Briefing for Beginners

For those who feel boat diving is something totally brand new, listening to the diving brief is an absolute necessity. The dive master or the boat captain will give a brief about the site with instructions on how to dive it. You will hear explanations about the directions, depth limits, time limits, topography, and many thing else. This way you will know the directions you need to take once you take plunge to the underwater. As you will head down to the open water, you need to already have a clear path in your mind. So never skip the dive briefing on the boat before jumping in. 

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Know Which Method of Water Entry is Best for Diving Beginners

Diving from A Boat: Techniques for Beginners

Learn the method of water entry before the actual dive. Tell the instructors on the dive boat and they will gladly teach you so. There are three common water entries applicable for diving form boat, even for beginners. The first is giant stride, where you can just step out from the dive boat’s deck and jump to the water. Second is back roll water entry, which is best suited for boats without special platform where divers can jump. Back roll water entry is commonly used on small boats and inflatable boats. To do so, you need to sit at the edge of the boat, put the regulator on your mouth, and hold the back of your head with the right hand. Point your chin towards the chest and you are now ready to gently fall backwards. The last is seated water entry, where you basically pivot your way from the boat to the water. 

Practice the Boat Diving Entry for Beginners!

As water entry is commonly used on dive trips, it’s better if you take sometime to practice it on the pool! Water entry from boat is something to be practiced for diving for beginners. Head to deep pools, get geared up with the tanks, regulators, BCD, and everything, and practice the fall. This will give you better ideas on how you should jump/ fall and how it works on your body.

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Interesting Things To Do In Palawan, Philippine 

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Palawan is one of the best islands in Philippine and already popular among international travelers around the world. This island is thin and long but is full of paradise ready to indulge every visitor. One of the reasons why this island is so otherworldly beautiful is because of the stunning karst limestone geography. Everything about this island is amazing; the caves, the beaches, the jungles, the mountains, and the food. This island is great choice for a perfect getaway. 

What you can do in Palawan Island, Philippines

Palawan is a great travel destination for any activity you’d like to try. It is perfect for adventurous activities as well as leisure ones. Here are most recommended things to do when you are travelling to Palawan Island, Philippine:

Cabayugan river

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Explore Cabayugan River that is flowing down from the Saint Paul mountain. The river is descending into a cave. The main attraction is the subterranean part of the river. The underground section of the river is five miles long. You can navigate through it by boat. You can explore the place from the cave’s mouth and ride your boat about a mile into the cave. There are limestone formations within the cave you will get to see throughout the journey. Stalactites and stalagmites called Carabo, Sharon Stone and Holy Family can be found as well. 

Canoeing at Iwahig river

Canoeing on the Iwahig River where you can see pretty fireflies that flit around the river during the pitch-black darkness. Your camera phone won’t be able to capture them unless you use the most powerful professional camera. The canoe usually fits for three to four people. A local guide is usually assigned to three tourists in a canoe. You will be brought to explore the river to the mangroves where fireflies are. You will get to see the lightshow performed by the fireflies. The tour usually starts at 8 p.m and takes about 45 minutes to finish. 

Birdwatching

Meeting Philippines’ rarest birds. There are birding sites in Palawan Island you can visit. The island itself is important stop for birds flying this hemisphere’s migratory routes. There are about 170 species of migratory birds stopping by this island to take a breather or seeking refugee from the cold weather. This island is also home to 15 endemic bird species that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. 

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Puetro Princesa

Enjoying your time to eat and drink in Puerto Princesa. This place is considered a short stopover. This vibrant city is often missed out by travelers and tourists especially those who plan to directly head to El Nido or Port Barton. If you stop by this city, there are plenty of interesting things you can do such as relaxing, eating and drinking at two amazing restaurants, Kinabuch and Kalui. Both restaurants offer different vibe and setting but equally enjoyable and cozy. You can choose wide selection of Filipino foods and drinks. Then, complete the night by enjoying craft beers at Palaweno Brewery. 

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Komodo Boat Trip to Live Life in the Present

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Going on a Komodo boat trip for divers out there is one thing. But for you regular folks out there who simply craves being able to disconnect from everything? “Disconnecting” is an oversaturated term at the moment – is the trip going to work at all? Completely disconnecting from your life can sometimes be a faraway dream. Sure you have your yearly vacation, probably to some exotic destinations for a week or two away from home. But even if you’re on a vacation, miles away from where you live, often times you fall back into the bad habit of needing to always connect; checking the news, your social media feed, urgent mails, and so on and so forth. You’re probably never going to be able to completely disconnect this way. Komodo boat trip 

Komodo boat trip 

Indonesia is a lovely country in which Bali is the center of the tourism scene. The island is still a magical place by a large stretch; but the magic could no longer be found in the midst of its most popular spots. What you’ll find in the current Bali is no longer the peace it once effortlessly provided; not if all you visit is the South of Bali like Kuta and the surrounding area. This is why many people decided to jump further east; Flores and the lesser Sumba islands. 

Komodo boat trip

Flores proved to be slice of paradise. Perhaps it’s the remoteness of the area, the fact that the place practically sleeps after dark, the complete lack of crowd, or the simplicity of the people’s lives here… or perhaps it’s a combination of everything and more. The best part is that having to be able to experience this slow-paced life in a boat. 

Disconnect in order to connect 

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When you’re so far in the sea, you probably won’t be able to get much reception. Which is all well; you’re not here to work or to cater to the world but yourself. So during your Komodo boat tour leave the phone alone. Don’t be tempted to check mails and whatnot.

Leave the phone securely in your room. Tip: bring a conventional camera so that there’s no temptation. You can dedicate a 30 minutes to a maximum of one hour to answering emails if you really can’t leave it. Disconnecting takes practice after all. Where else should you practice it if during Komoo boat tour Indonesia? 

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Living on a Komodo boat reminds you of what’s important 

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Being able to disconnect from the endless streams of news and everything else the world tries to feed us is, we’ve realized, a privilege. But it shouldn’t be that way. Floating atop the phinisi in our Komodo boat trip we’re surrounded by the oceans, as our boat gently rocks—we realize that this is beyond a mere escape. Being able to disconnect has helped us reconnect with nature. Embrace the “inconveniences”. Humans didn’t evolve to be able to live with a device always connected with signals, nor have shops that readily cater to our nitpicky needs. In the boat, we learn to truly come back to what we truly need; and it’s surprisingly basic. 

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Must Things To Do Anytime You Travel 

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Travel to different places is like a dream. There are people who dedicate their time to be a full-timer travelers. It is not a bad idea but you have to be ready with many things such as finance, time management, and activities. Being a casual traveler is not bad either because you can still visit various places without quitting your job or leaving your family for a long time. 

Things you must do when travelling

Creating your own adventures through traveling around the world is such a great idea. There are many things you can try to do during the trip. Some of them might be out of your comfort zone. However, it is worth it because the experience you gain might be different from anything you have had before. And here are some things you must do for any kind of travel:

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Planning and research your travel is a necessary even for some people it is not. By researching the place, you can be more prepared. You also have more knowledge about the place that can save you from many troubles. Not to mention that you can find out about the upcoming festivals, events, or local celebrations. So you can join the fun during your visit and truly experience the culture of the local. It makes your trip more meaningful. 

Do your research

Reading travel blog is a great way to learn from personal experience of travelers. You will find useful information or some insights to have fun, safe, and memorable travel. It is also a great way to help you decide what kind of fun you want to experience, what activities you look forward to, or what spots you really want to visit. 

Stay in multiple locations

While you are on your trip, it is recommended to try staying in multiple locations. It allows you to see different parts of the places you are visiting. You will experience different atmosphere, crowd, cultures, architecture, and more. This makes your travel more interesting and far from being bored. It allows you to know more about the place in an interesting way. 

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Speak with the locals

Interacting with locals and making friends with them. When you visit a foreign country, building connection with the place is a lot harder than you think. You won’t understand the place unless you know someone who knows it. Of course, you can find out about the place by yourself but it takes longer. Making friends with the locals allow you to have better understanding of their culture, tradition, customs, etc. 

Opt for public transport

Try public transportation instead of renting a car or taking taxi. Getting around the city in foreign country can be terrifying for the first time. However, it can also bring you more fun and unforgettable experience. Getting lost is a possibility to experience when you try taking public transportation in foreign country. However, it allows you to learn something more and valuable for your life. You can use Google maps to see the estimated time and routes but ask people for help to make sure your destination. 

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Things to Ask Your Yogyakarta Furniture Manufacturers

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You’ve decided to avoid buying furniture in the big box stores like IKEA. Good for you. Big box stores shouldn’t even be an option when solid quality hardwood furniture in Indonesia is largely affordable. Aside from Jepara you can also find Yogyakarta furniture manufacturers that provide you with high quality hardwood to purchase. 

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Yogyakarta furniture manufacturers 

Browsing and purchasing high quality furniture is a smart move. Furniture is a long-term investment and a piece should last a lifetime; likely outlive you. This kind of durability can only be achieved through purchasing solid hardwood furniture. Plenty of Yogyakarta furniture manufacturers have high-end furniture like this at an affordable price. Stores are aplenty, but how do you choose your stores and your pieces wisely? 

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Aside from a thorough research of the right interior furniture Yogyakarta stores (or outdoor furniture, if you’re looking for them too) you also need to ask the right questions when ordering your pieces. Here’s some tips on where to get started. 

Ask your mebel Jogja the material of the furniture 

While it’s often clear the first time around when you first land your eyes on the furniture it’s particularly important to confirm with your Yogyakarta furniture manufacturers. Indonesia has plenty of wood choices when it comes to hardwood furniture; but what you need to do is find what you need. Outdoor furnitures most often use the teakwood (look for “kayu jati” in Bahasa Indonesia). You don’t have to be fluent in Bahasa but knowing a bit of Indonesian terms for these things can be very helpful when asking your mebel Jogja (essentially a furniture store). 

How to maintain the furniture piece? 

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One thing that home owners and furniture buyers overlook when they’re at their chosen Indonesian furniture manufacturers is how to care for the furniture. Just like anything you own, a piece of furniture need a proper care as well, just like your car, your bike, and your home. Know how to care for your furniture pieces early: when you’re purchasing them. 

Here are some pointers on what to ask when you’re purchasing furniture Yogyakarta from the Toko Furniture Jogja:  

  • What kind of cleaning product you can use to clean the surface of the wood? 
  • What’s a safe way to clean leather or fabrics if your furniture is upholstered? 
  • What’s the best way to store the furniture when not used? 

Do they accept custom orders? 

Many Yogyakarta furniture manufacturers offer custom orders and if that’s what you’re looking for, then you’re spoiled for choices. Many Indonesian furniture production do their pieces for hotels both for use in the country as well as exported abroad. Wooden furniture like teakwood Indonesia has different types of finishes and tones that you could custom order. Some stores offer picking textures, colors, and patterns. 

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One tip when you’d like to do custom orders is by having a catalogue of Yogyakarta furniture manufacturers products whether it’s for interior furniture or outdoor. After all, even though it’s custom furniture, the same people will be working on it; and the pieces you order will likely be similar to the ones you see on displays. So make sure that you love most things the furniture manufacturer offers so you can order something they’re good at making. 

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Local Research You Need To Conduct Before Travelling

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Holiday is finally coming. A trip you have planned since so long is about to begin. Every documents, including your visa and flight tickets, are settled. So is your luggage. If there is something else to do, it would definitely be preparing your mental dan body conditions. To get ready for any kind of situations you might encounter during the trip, why don’t you conduct some research from home? This will help you to make the most of your holiday. 

Current domestic weather

Traveling to a place far away from home is exciting and challenging at the same time. You will never know what is coming on your trip, especially when speaking about things that nature can do. Fortunately, technology has developed a lot and making information from the edge of the world so close to us. Eventually, checking the weather of your holiday destination can be done in just a few minutes from your smartphones. This will help you to pack the clothes you will exactly need. 

Essential surroundings and ways to get there 

During your awesome trip there will be some emergency situations you are not able to predict. For this kind of situation you need to know where to go and how to get there. Let’s assume the situation requires you to have money. So, knowing where the branch of your bank is located in the vacation destination will play an important role. Besides the bank, you should definitely know where the ATM spots are. In case of emergencies regarding to your health, why don’t you list the nearest hospitals and pharmacies around your hotel? 

In addition to that, you should also study the local transportation options and look for the local guidebooks. And of course, don’t forget to pin up your hotel in your phone maps. 

The way locals live

Not knowing the local culture when travelling abroad is awful. That is why your local research should include information about the language that the locals speak and the way the local people eat. Doing this not only will help you to adapt better and faster, but will also make a better travelling experience. Communicating with local people will also give you another benefits, such as going to local events and festivals that not many tourists know. 

Required local gears

Since we are all living in a digital world, the need for electronic devices is a crucial thing. However, travelling to another part of the earth may sometimes require different instruments as you usually use in your hometown. Think about the adaptor to charge your mobile phone and the sim card on it, for example. Also consider a LAN cable that you might need for an internet connection to your laptop, in case there will be no WiFi in your accommodation. 

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Komodo Liveaboard: A Journey of Fantastic Animals and Where to Find Them

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The Komodo National Park of Flores, Indonesia, is rising in popularity as the new off-the-beaten path adventure for travellers and adventurers alike. This isolated islets in eastern borderline of Indonesia spells a Lost World vibes, luring the inner wanderlust of anyone to explore the spellbinding wonderland. We are not even exaggerating. Think about jagged, small islands rising high from deep turquoise ocean. Vast and bright blue sky adorned by stark white clouds. A series of undulating hills covered by golden carpets of savannah hills, hiding lines of undisturbed shorelines. Pink beaches and blinding white beaches. And behind this marvellous panorama, lives the beasts, the Komodo Dragons, along with other fantastic animals in the harmony of the wild. Embarking on Komodo liveaboard would be your best choice to have a live encounter with all the beasts of Komodo. 

Komodo Liveaboard: A Journey of Fantastic Animals and Where to Find Them

Lord of Dragons: The Komodo Dragons

This is not The Game of Thrones, and it’s definitely not Eragon. In this land, dragons are real—and the last of them is living in the protected land of Komodo National Park. The Varanus Komodoensis, or Komodo Dragons, are gigantic monitor lizards who has live their life for more than 4 million years ago. They are basically prehistoric creatures! These dragons are descendant of the Megalania species, who lived in Australia since 40 millions years ago and just recently went extinct. Don’t take these dragons lightly. They are seriously fierce predators, preying large animals such as water buffalos and deers. These dragons left nothing—swallowing everything down to the last bones. Jurassic and terribly wild, the Komodo Dragons are definitely the main star of the park’s attraction. 

The Komodo lives in Komodo Island and Rinca, which can only be reached by Komodo Liveaboard or speedboat from the mainland Flores. Normally they love to stalk the shores or wandering around   open grassland. They love to sunbathe to help digesting their food! When it comes to the mating season, these dragons love to go deep into the forest to find their soulmate for the next two months. 

The Large Prey: Deers and Water Buffalos

Though they rule like kings, the magnificent Komodo Dragons are not the only resident of the national park. This UNESCO protected land also house deers, horses, water buffalos, Rinca rat, dozens species of birds, and the orange footed scrub fowl! Wait until you feel the almost-magical excitement while you happen to catch an eye contact with wild deers in roaming in their outdoor habitat.  

The Komodo Liveaboard Chaser: Dolphins!

The Komodo Liveaboard Chaser: Dolphins!

The Flores sea is one of the best water on the world. Being as the meeting point of two sea currents, these waters is incredibly rich in planktons which boost the growth of coral reefs and invites billions of marine animals to enjoy the prosperous surrounding. And yes, that included the dolphins. These curious and highly intelligent mammals love to tail passing Komodo liveaboard. You will notice the signs when everyones in the boat are shouting “Lumba Lumba!” Maybe the dolphins just love to say hi!

The Ever Graceful Manta Ray 

A trip to Komodo will never be complete before you meet the graceful Manta Ray. The other giants of Komodo National Park who lives under the sea. They love to be around in Manta Point, Manta’s favourite spot for feeding and cleaning. You could drop down just 10 meters from your liveaboard and find sandy bottoms and high visibility water. This is where Manta Rays frequently pass by. It’s a thrilling experience even for highly seasoned divers! 

See from Komodo Liveaboard: Sunset Fruit Bats!

It’s forbidden to dock on Bat Island (or the Pulau Kalong on local tongue). This mysterious island houses millions of huge fruits bats. Hanging on mangrove branches, deep under the shades of mangrove forest that form half of the island. Get ready in your Komodo liveaboard, which will stop just miles from the island, and wait for a spectacular show. Just as the sky turns into shades of orange-violet, thousands and thousands of fruit bats fly off from their home to Rinca and Flores, in search of dinner. Backdropped by gorgeous sunset sky, the sight of flying bats is gonna be a stunning show that seems like straight of the Nat Geo Wild channel. 

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Harry Potter Travel Destinations on UK You Need to Visit

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Everyone who grow up in the magic of Harry Potter would certainly dream of visiting the magical world. For more than two decades, generations after generations could only wish for getting their Hogwarts invitation letter, becoming student witches and wizards, and exploring every secret of Hogwarts castle. We used to cherish Harry’s magical society in our imagination—but today, London has opened the gates for all muggles who wished to experience a glimpse of a world where Dumbledore, the Weasleys, Harry Potter, and his much-loved owl Hedwig lives in. From the original Platform 9 3/4 to fan-build Potter-themed pub, here are top Harry Potter travel destination in England.

Harry Potter Travel Destinations on UK You Need to Visit
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Oxford

There’s probably no city resonating the old-school vibe of Harry Potter than Oxford. This city is home of one of the oldest university in the world, archaic museums, and plenty of stunning architecture spread throughout the city. A true Potterhead—who most likely have watched the movies more than twice each—would be able to recognise several locations being the backdrop of the movie. You don’t have to travel into specific part of Oxford to feel the Harry Potter vibes—it’s all over the streets. But do visit the Christ Church College, which Dining Hall inspires the iconic Hogwarts Great Hall. 

All In Harry Potter Travel: London

For all Potterheads, just a trip to London is enough to relieve their magical fantasy. This is the city where plenty Harry Potter filming locations were taken. London is rich in Harry Potter culture—it’s a serious business there. From pedestrian streets to Harry Potter inspired shops, you git everything here. In fact, the following sites we’re about to mentions are all located in London. 

The Leaden Hall Market

This Victorian covered market is the right place if you want to see the Diagon Alley with your own eyes. Harry Potter’s producers used Leaden Hall to shoot the iconic wizard’s markets. Turn into “The Glass Ball” optician shop in the Bull’s Head Passage, where the exterior of Leaky Cauldron was taken from. 

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The Warner Bros Studio

Warner Bros Studio - Harry Potter Travel Destinations on UK You Need to Visit
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Nothing could beat the Warner Bros studio when it comes to harry Potter themed travel. Dive straight to the Warner Bros Studio Tour London — Making Harry Potter. Relieve every sets, props, costume, and every Harry Potter tidbit you could find. The studio will take you to rooms after rooms in Hogwarts castle, something that you could only picture in mind before. Some must-do on the studio includes; trying out Quidditch play, learn wand combat, and drink the phenomenal Butterbeer. Don’t forget to adore the 1:24 scale model of the Hogwarts castle itself that was actually used for aerial view and CGI scenes.  

Kings Cross Station Platform 9 3/4

Could your Harry Potter tour be complete without a visit to the classical Platform 9 3/4 of Kings Cross station? The gateway to Hogwarts express and magical community from our muggle world. The platform is recognisable through a luggage cart—containing two trunks and one owl cage—vanishing halfway to the brick wall. As a place where Harry and the Weasley family went into every year, you could also feel their presence on the adjoining Harry Potter shop nearby. 

The Cauldron

The cauldron via Instagram @thecauldronpub

How many of us wishes to spark a light from our wand or watching smokes vaporise as our brewery turn colour in the cauldron? It’s time to do a little magic. The Cauldron is the newest addition to London’s Harry Potter cult. The magic of chemical science and technology results on a magical pub featuring with smokey cauldron, recipe books, and bright-colored “potions” ready to brew. Upon coming in, you would immediately equipped with a house robe to wear (you choose) and a wand. A perfect transition from muggle to an entry level witch/ wizard. The bartender—or should I say, Potion Master—would lead you to mix your first potions. You will see a set of ingredients that needs to chop, grind, and mix up, before turning into a concoction that you can drink. Such an experience, indeed. 

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Komodo Boat Charter Sailing: Lower the Waste

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The Komodo National Park is vibrant with its raw wilderness, white and pink sandy beaches, auburn savannah, and of course, the prehistoric Komodo dragons. With such beauty, the Komodo is a true magnet to local and international tourists who come to enjoy the world-famous sailing trip around the luscious landscape. But just like any islands with tourism magnet, the KNP has to deal with great amount of waste, too. We all know that we produce more waste than we need, and this lifestyle could easily get loose on a holiday. Especially when you choose to sail with Komodo boat charter.

Komodo Boat Charter Sailing: Lower the Waste

You know, with all the pampering and luxurious comfort. If you are not careful, you can be another careless contributor to the waste pollution in Komodo. Such a great irony to our admiration to the rawness of Komodo’s nature in the first place.

If you love to indulge in Komodo’s perfect landscape and it’s rich marine life beneath, it’s time to practice green travelling on your sailing trip.

Buy Things with As Littlest Packaging As Possible

Oftentimes, being ‘stranded’ in the ocean drives us a little paranoia with what we want to bring onboard. Some of us tend to be over-prepared and end up buy things worth a month of supplies. Think about the packaging of every things you buy—the amount of package waste could really add up onboard. Be mindful and always try to minimise and minimise.

Do Not Arrange Party on Komodo Boat Charter Involving Balloons

One of the reasons why we book the whole Komodo boat charter is to launch a party. While it’s totally fun and acceptable, please avoid any use of balloons of all kinds. They could get easily snap because of the winds and the sun—and the plastic shreds go right to the ocean.

Don’t Buy Individually-Wrapped Snacks

Don’t Buy Individually-Wrapped Snacks

We like to think that individually-wrapped biscuits and candies are more practical to bring anywhere while in fact they are just a bulk of waste. If possible, make your own snacks or buy a bulk and store them in reusable containers.

Neither Buy or Use Travel Size Items—Buy Reusable Containers Instead

Luxury line of Komodo boat usually provides single use toiletries onboard. Don’t use it. By ignoring the complimentary toiletries, you are saving plastic toothbrushes, hair caps, and environmental-damaging soaps and shampoos. Also, buying brand new travel size toiletries is just adding more waste to the bin. Instead, opt for reusable travel-sized containers filled with free paraben, chlorine, SLS, triclosan, and other toxic chemicals ingredients.

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Go Easy on Paper Towels

We love to get surrounded by convenience and using too much paper towel is one of those simple luxury. We use it to wipe our toilet businesses, clean our hands before and after meal, remove dirts on tables, or even wiping wet faces from the splashing salt water. Whereas, in many situations, a good old handkerchief could do the job. You couldn’t ask the Komodo boat charter to provide only biodegradable paper rolls, but you can choose to limit the personal usage.