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The Idea Of Having A Women-Only Trip

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Maybe it is time for you to get out of your hectic routine and breathe some fresh air with your best friends. However, what about having a women-only trip instead? It is when you plan a trip with your female best friends only and do things you all enjoy. Even though every individual may have different interest and issues, you can plan a memorable women-only trip with the people you trust without any major hassles.

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Reasons why women-only trip is good idea

Travelling with other women is a special experience. It is not unusual for women to have a trip with best friends that consists only of women. You don’t need a reason to do that but if you want, here are some of the best reasons to consider:

Experience things you’ve been missing out

There are things that you think you wouldn’t do on your own or with your partner for some reasons. However, a women-only trip can help you do those things. This kind of trip allows you some types of freedom and a sense of elevated confidence to do things you most likely wouldn’t do alone or with your partner. It is an opportunity for you to no longer holding yourself back, knowing you will be supported by your best friends. 

Take a step back and recharge

Women-only trip can be a good time for you to finally have a break and recharge yourself. It is a chance for you to spend quality time with the people who fully support you. Even if you don’t plan any extraordinary itinerary for the trip, you can simply have a great time together, talking and discussing important things in life. It can be the best way to improve your physical and mental well-beings. 

Bond and share common experiences

It is pretty common for best friends to lose touch due to being busy with lives. You might feel like you no longer have something to talk about with your best friends since you have different lives to live. A women-only trip can be a great opportunity for you and best friends to rekindle the bond by sharing common experiences together. The experience you gain from the trip will tighten the bond and the moments will be cherished forever. 

Build a tradition

If you and your female best friends don’t have any particular tradition, you can start it by having a women-only trip together. It can be a monthly, bimonthly, or annual trip. It is a great way to reconnect and tighten your bond with your friends. It will also satiate your appetite of adventures.

Build a bond of a new friendship

A women-only trip can also be a great way for you to build a stronger bond with the people you just included in your friendship. During the trip, you will get to learn more about each other. You gain more knowledge about each other’s interests and even issues through various activities you do together. It is a great way to build stronger friendship that just started. 

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Resort With Club Kid at Nusa Dua Beach Resort

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Bali certainly has some great resorts along its coastline at Nusa Dua Beach Resort, but not all beach resorts in Bali are created to inspire creativity and ignite adventure in kids of all ages while still providing lots of options for Mom and Dad. The only rule is to play, play, and play. After that, you can go to bed and sleep until dawn. If you’re looking for a family-friendly resort in Nusa Dua that welcomes kids and has the top Kids’ Clubs so your kids may enjoy themselves completely.

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This Resort with Club Kid at Nusa Dua Beach Resort

The Holiday Inn Resort Bali

The Holiday Inn Resort Bali Benoa is one that is made with your children in mind. Children can remain and eat for free inside. In that case, you have come to the right door if that is what you are searching for. In addition to being conveniently placed close to local and international supermarkets where you can conduct errands and stock up on food for the kids, the hotel has a lively kids’ club with an imaginative activity schedule to keep your little ones occupied all day. The kids won’t want to go once they realize what they have to offer.

Register your young children in the kids’ club, which is open from 9 am to 9 pm, and watch them gleefully enjoy the slide, climbing wall, costumes, arts and crafts, and the variety of toys.

The Ritz Carlton

The luxury family vacation at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali starts with white sandy beaches and the vast Indian Ocean. You can take your kids right to Ritz Kids, the resort’s kids’ club. Where they can have the most fun possible. The Kids club has the Sea Turtle Preservation Program and the Kite Runner Program (during which you create and fly your own kite) teach children about local culture. If your young princess doesn’t want to go outside, she can spend the day playing in the pool. Wearing a lovely mermaid costume thanks to the amazing Aquatic Goddess program.

Sofitel Nusa Dua

The little loved ones will be under the very professional child care of the Cheeky Monkey Kids’ Club once they have joined the Sofitel’s Kids’ programmes. They follow the concept of educating while entertaining, so kids will be having fun, playing and learning at the same time. 

Kids can participate in surf fishing, arts and crafts with Balinese influences, ballet and Balinese dance, circus workshops, woodland exploration sessions, kids’ disco, kids’ yoga, and other activities. An IT Tech area with a playstation and games is provided in the Sofitel Nusa Dua’s internal spaces. Along with reading, art, and quiet spaces.

Novotel Nusa Dua

The little ones can keep themselves entertained at the Novotel Nusa Dua from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can also schedule their days at the Kids’ Club based on their preferences. If your children are interested in these topics, they can participate in the cultural day and educate themself in Balinese culture. Learn how to weave coconut leaves, make flower arrangements, carve wood, play traditional Balinese games, and more. You may also have fun dressing up in costumes, taking dance classes, and visiting temples.

Ayodya

Ayodya, which is located in coastline Nusa Dua Beach Resort. Has a Kids’ Club with a variety of activities for your little kids. Camp Ananda Kids Club will provide a unique experience, such as the cool Kids Happy Hour. Where you can get a discount on any ice cream from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Surfer’s Corner. Kids can also create authentic Balinese costumes, masks, offerings, and beautiful flower arrangements. They can feed the fish and ducks at the lagoon close to Lagoona Restaurant.

Conrad

The Kura Kura Kids’ Club at the Conrad Bali Resort offers activities for your children such as Balinese Mask painting, fun yoga, balloon volleyball, ship building, and racing. 

Bring the family to Jiwa Spa this one the best Nusa Dua resort and spa. So that you may have some “me time” while still keeping the family together. Make your children feel like princes and princesses by spending some quality time together at the spa.

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Healthy Lifestyle Choices To Help Relieve Stress

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Healthy Lifestyle Choices To Help Relieve Stress

Stress is not so easy to remove form your daily life. It will always be existing as long as we live because there are so many things to trigger it. Stress can release cortisol which affect your mood. It also can increase heart rates, disturb sleeping pattern, increase blood pressure, ruin blood sugar level, and weaken immunity. The longer you experience stress, the more damaging the effects can be. It can cause to more severe health problems such as stroke, heart attack, and depression. Hence, it is important to know how to deal with stress through healthy lifestyle choices and habit as follows:

Opt for healthier diet

Healthy diet doesn’t mean you only stick to low fat and diet foods. It focuses more on taking balance diet consisting of highly nutritious foods in moderate portion. Eating healthy foods will help minimize the effects stress can cause such as unbalanced blood sugar, high blood pressure, weakened immunity, etc. Also, healthier diet will help you feel more optimistic and energetic. 

Maintain regular exercise

Maintain regular exercise Healthy Lifestyle Choices To Help Relieve Stress

Keeping your body in shape is not the only goal you try to achieve. More than anything, your priority should be on increasing energy and positivity. When you maintain regular exercise, your body will be healthier while stress level will be reduced as well. If you are already active, try new variations from your regular regime. You can add some calming and soothing activities to your already intense exercises.

Consider reducing caffeine and alcohol intake

Many people drink coffee when they feel their energy depleting. In fact, caffeine is such a great energy booster. However, taking it excessively may lead to problems since it can elevate cortisol level that can cause to stress and anxiety. You can take smaller or moderate amount of caffeine to get your energy boosted. Limit alcohol consumption as well to help reduce stress level. Instead, change to healthier options of beverages such as juice or tea. 

Maintain good sleep habits

The amount of sleep you get daily can affect your stress level. Lack of sleep often cause irritability, depleted energy, and mood swings. It leads you to drink more caffeine but it only adds more problems. An adequate amount of sleep is known to be beneficial in reducing stress level. If you don’t have healthy sleep habits, start with a new routine. Make sure that you build healthy sleep environment. Also, schedule your sleep regularly and avoid triggering stress before bed. Remove possible distractions that make you unable to fall asleep as easy such as works, phone calls, hunger, clutters, noises, etc. 

Have regular appointments

You don’t have to wait until you have major health issues to visit doctor. In fact, you can visit for regular checkups in certain periods of time to ensure your health is in good condition. Important appointments include regular eye exams, and general physical exams. If you are over 40, it is best to have yearly appointment. By having routine appointments, you can prevent health anxiety which often the cause of stress and depression.

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How Does It Feels to Dive A Shipwreck in Tulamben, Bali

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How Does It Feels to Dive A Shipwreck in Tulamben, Bali
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Bali offers millions of beach lined charms with soft, soft white sand when you step on it. The peak beauty of the beach that most people enjoy is when the sun rises and sunsets. But the underwater of Bali become one of the charms of domestic and foreign tourists. The underwater charm of Bali has been worldwide and even included in the world’s best. Some popular diving points for divers are Tulamben, Amed, Nusa Penida, Menjangan Island, and others. Each spot offers its own privileges and is able to spoil the eye of the diver.

Here, we will talk how does it feels like to dive in Tulamben and, particularly, in the famous Liberty shipwreck. Curious on how diving in Tulamben is actually like? Read on. 

Why You Should Dive in Tulamben Bali

Tulamben, a small fishing village on Bali’s northeast coast, is home to one of the island’s most popular diving spots. People go long distances to see the shipwrecked USAT Liberty, which sank in 1942 and is now inhabited by sea life.

Tulamben is known for its dives on the USS Liberty. The wreckage is not far from the shore, therefore no boat is required for diving. You can just walk off from the beach to, slowly descending to the ocean, until you get fully submerged and dive to the site. Where else in the world you can just walk off to a big sunken boat? 

A Walk From the Beach to the Sunken Wreck

This could be your first dive starting from the beach. You might think about the difficulties of wearing a dive suit and gear on a moving boat and decided that starting from the beach would be more convenient. That’s true—wearing a dive suit in the land is surely easier—until you started walking on those pebbles with everything on your mask and fins. The issue was not with carrying the weight of our diving tank, but with staying balanced while walking on pebbles with the potential to slip at any moment!

More Diving & Travelling Stories:

Diving from A Boat: Techniques for Beginners

The Star of Tulamben Diving: USS Liberty Shipwreck

The USS Liberty wreckage was first beached for twenty years on the Tulamben beachfront before sinking to its current location in the sea due to an earthquake induced by Mount Agung eruption in 1963. The freight ship was 120 meters long. Corals have started to develop over the wreck as a result of the centuries in the water, and many fish have made their homes there. You will see that diving on a shipwreck versus diving on a reef is a very different experience. The ship’s construction, particularly the hall structure that we can swim through, is fascinating. Seeing small fish, giant fish, and sea turtles as you move from one corner to the other in such big shipwreck can mesmerise you for hours!

The Coral Garden

Don’t forget to stop at the Coral Garden as well while you go on a dive trip in Tulamben. This shallow coral reef features a unique blend of natural and man-made structures that promote coral growth, and it’s a great place for beginners to see clownfish, octopi, and other fascinating critters.

More Diving & Travelling Stories:

Before You Go for Scuba Diving Holidays: Beginners Tips on Exercise

Can’t Dive? Go Snorkeling 

Fortunately, you don’t have to go SCUBA diving to the wreck’s bottom to experience the breathtaking view. Snorkelers can swim over the 125-meter ship on clear days for spectacular views of the entire area.

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Spice Mixes Around The World That Make Dishes Taste Even More Special

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A dish taste even more special because of the mixed of spices used in it. There are many things to say about a meal from the spice mix itself. Spices have also been part of culture so you can get a clue to the cook’s background or where the recipe comes from. Adding spices can boost the flavor, making any dish taste more distinguished than the others. Hence, in so many different cuisine, the use of spice mix does matter. 

Chinese Five Spice

Popular and iconic spice mixes around the world

Whether or not you know what is inside a dish, the spice mix tells you a story. Spice mixes also consist of different ingredients and proportions. And here are some of the most unique and flavorful spice mixes often used in variety of dishes around the world:

Cajun spice

The main ingredients of this spice mix includes garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, black pepper, oregano, paprika, thyme, and red pepper flakes. This is a well-known spice mix often used in New Orleans and Louisiana for their wide selections of delicious dishes. This spice mix is actually good for any type of dish. It can be compatible with almost everything from slow-cooked barbecue to vegetables, to fish. Also, this spice mix doesn’t use tomato.

Chinese Five Spice

Chinese cuisine is already a favorite of many people all over the world. There are so many distinguished Chinese dishes that have become everyone’s favorite. And one of the most important factors that plays into their popularity is the spice mix. Chinese five spice consists of Sichuan peppercorns, cinnamon, fennel, star anise, and cloves. This is such a versatile spice mix to be paired with almost every Chinese dish. It can be added with any other spices too to enrich the flavor. It can be used for marinades, meats, and stews.

Chili powder

This is such a popular spice mix almost everyone love. It consists of Cayenne, paprika, chipotle powder, garlic powder, cumin, onion powder, oregano, and salt. This spice mix is not to be mistaken as chile powder because the two are different. Chile powder is dried chiles crushed into powder. Meanwhile, chili powder is a mix of powdered chiles and various spices. Chili powder is most popular in Mexican cuisines. However, it has become so popular because it is also versatile to be added into any type of savory dishes. 

Curry powder

Curry is one of the most iconic foods in the world and there is wide variety of it from all over the world. The thing that makes curry a curry is the curry powder. This special spice mix consists of turmeric, black pepper, garlic powder, cumin, ginger, coriander, lemongrass, kaffir lime, cinnamon, anise, fennel, mustard seed, fenugreek, cardamom, cloves, and mace. Curry powder can be varied depending on where it comes from. For example, Indian curry powder are a bit different from Jamaican curry powder. Not to mention that the curry dish itself is varied not only from the star ingredients but also the spice mix base.

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Bali Architecture Villa Integrates with Modern Style

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The diversity of amazingly beautiful, comfortable, and functional architecture in Indonesia is shaped by the country’s unique cultural richness in harmony with nature. This is similar to the Bali architecture. Bali architecture is a representation of richness and distinctiveness, which is frequently combined with modern style. So, how do you blend Balinese architecture with modern design in your home and villa?

Bali Architecture Villa Integrates with Modern Style

Philosophy of Bali Architecture

Beginning with the organization of space from the gate to the layout of the space. As well as the carving details, Bali architecture is heavily influenced by Hindu elements. In general, Balinese architecture is based on seven philosophies.

  • Tri Hata Karana: establishes harmony and balance among the three elements of life: human (atma), nature (angga), and gods (khaya).
  • Space and zoning rules for the Tri Mandala
  • Sanga Mandala: a set of directional spatial and zoning rules.
  • Tri Angga: concepts or hierarchies that exist between various realms
  • Tri Loka: akin to Tri Angga but of a different nature.
  • Asta Kosala Kosali: 8 architectural design principles for symbols, temples, stages, and measurement units
  • Arga Segara: sacred axis connecting mountains and sea

Bali Architecture Characteristics

Nature’s Harmony

The concept of harmony with nature becomes the fundamental character and identity of Bali architecture. The use of natural stone materials, wood carvings, and bamboo contribute to this harmony. This natural material is expected to promote harmony between humans and the environment, as well as between humans and the Creator. 

Natural stone as the floor of the sitting area, a banana tree fan as a point of interest in the rear garden, and the use of a small plant to give the impression of simplicity and minimalist modern concepts can all be used to create harmony with nature. The number and rows of wooden chairs are purposefully designed to demonstrate the harmony of togetherness with fellow humans, who both face the garden to admire the beauty of God’s creation, the garden and the sky.

Stone and wood carving

Majapahit Hinduism has influenced Balinese carving. Originally placed in a place of worship, the unique sculpture evolved into an architectural style that is identical to Bali.

Excellent Space Zoning

The application of Tri Angga’s philosophy with three levels, namely the Utama, Madya, and Nista, results in the balance of spatial distribution.

The modern concept of Tri Angga has shifted into public, semi-public, and private spaces. This concept can be implemented by designating the yard as a public space, and the terrace between the courtyard and the bedroom as a semi-public area. And long wooden chairs at the foot of the bed as a barrier between semi-public and private areas.

Furthermore, the wooden-framed ceiling, a feature of Balinese architecture, blends harmoniously with the modern open-plan style while still displaying a neat zoning between the living room and dining room.

Not only is there zoning a neat space in the interior, but this neatness is visible from the gate. A road serves as a public space, a staircase serves as a semi-public space, and a gate serves as a signal to enter a more private space.

Balinese Architecture’s Major Features

Excellent Ventilation System For good air circulation, Balinese architecture uses large windows or space between the roof and the walls of the building. For example, you could design a bedroom with a wall covered in carvings on the head of the bed and a large window overlooking a small garden. The bathroom, as a private space that requires proper ventilation, was purposefully designed without a roof and with bamboo as a protective barrier. Natural stone is used to make the floor less slippery and to represent harmony with the tropical environment.

Solid Foundation

Tri Loka’s philosophy considers the home to be a human body with strong feet. Even tropical contemporary modern style can clearly show the structure of Balinese architecture buildings. The exposed structural poles represent human bones, which help to strengthen the structure. The head appears as a ceiling that attaches to the roof, exposing the wooden rafters and batten as strength and aesthetic elements that demonstrate the beauty of simplicity.

Large Yard

Harmony with nature necessitates a large enough yard to communicate with the natural surroundings. Trees with distinct trunks contrast beautifully with concrete road patterns interspersed with grass and huts, as well as a dumb bale of wood.

In Balinese architecture, the wall serves a spiritual purpose in addition to providing security and privacy from the outside. A high wall is thought to be spiritually capable of repelling black magic and evil spirits. The shape of a box made of natural stone decorated with palm trees, banana trees, and rows of decorative bamboo on the entrance wall can be tried in combining Balinese house architecture with a modern style. Before entering the main door, the concrete block road pattern was purposefully designed to be in the middle of a pond with a water philosophy that cleansed all evil elements and flanked by natural stone walls as its guards.

The goal of both traditional and modern architectural styles is to provide functional comfort for human users. Both combine the beauty of architecture with the beauty of functional elements. As a result, combining Balinese or other traditional architecture with a modern style is not difficult. Again, the architect’s knowledge, expertise, and dedication can address all challenges associated with integrating various architectural styles.

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Interesting Food Trends To Follow In 2022

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There have been quite interesting food trends each year and we all have anticipated what will about to come in 2022 as the year 2021 is about to end soon. Foods and drinks industry is also one of so many that have been affected greatly by the global pandemic. Consumer behavior have shifted significantly and we have seen how food trends in 2021 are focusing more on personal health and sustainable practices. What will 2022 bring in term of food trends?

TikTok food trends
Dalgona from TikTok trends

Tik Tok food trend is predicted to remain strong in 2022. many kind of foods and drinks have gone viral due to TikTok challenges and sensations. In 2021, we have seen how Dalgona became the hot topic almost throughout the year. It seems that Tik Tok will set powerful drive in food trends. In fact, Tik Tok have been found to be one of the major causes of escalate rise in passion and interest in food and cooking. It is surely a platform that create impactful engagement that can cause a major stir within food industry. 

Vegourmets

It is also predicted that 2022 will be delightful year for vegans and vegetarians with how veganism and vegetarianism rises. There will be more restaurants that try to focus on delivering more options for vegetable dishes. There will be more creative dishes being made with an array of vegetables, mushrooms, fruits, legumes, and cereals. This is such an innovation for restaurants to cater to the vegourmets as their essentials as well. 

Barley milk

Barley milk
Barley milk

It is predicted that 2022 will be the year where barley milk rises in popularity. Grain-based milk in general is predicted to grow strong next year but the star will be barley. Oat milk has been surged in demand because of its sustainability in terms of water use, land use, and emissions. Hence, manufacturers are now considering another alternative of grain-based milk and barley is a great option. It is great grain that can grow in harsh climate. Hence, it has great potential to be a great alternative aside from oat. 

Lab foods

Are you perhaps interested in lab foods? If you are and plan to give it a try, next year will be the time for you to be presented with more options of lab foods. In 2013 we were introduced to firs lab-grown burger. This year, there is lab-grown chicken breasts. It is predicted that lab foods will grow stronger to set a trend in food industry. Lab foods are promoted more because they offer scalability and affordability. In 2022, people expect for more variations to lab foods such as dairy products, honey, coffee, etc. Many people have positive reactions to lab food trends because they are concerned about climate change, animal welfare and human health in general.

Food trends will always change regardless. It is up to our own decision whether or not to follow the trend or stick to what we need the most. Make sure to put your health as your best interest in making conscious decision. 

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The Benefit of Organic Serum for Your Skin

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The Benefit of Organic Serum for Your Skin

Serums are essential for anyone’s skin care regimen: These robust tonics and elixirs are jam-packed with active ingredients that can help with everything from acne to fine wrinkles. In terms of routine order, it should come right after your daily wash (and toner, if you use one) to let the components to penetrate the epidermis more effectively. Some serums are only for use at night, while others are better used during the day, although the majority can be used twice daily. But what about organic serums? Why switching to naturally-sourced ingredients serum is better for your skin?

Why You Need to Ditch Your Mineral Creams and Switch to Organic Serum

Applying various mineral creams and oils to your skin might cause it to become damaged, with dark areas, increased pores, and a dull appearance. If you try an organic serum, it will undoubtedly restore your skin’s natural beauty.

Organic facial serums, along with a variety of other products, are a perfect alternative to dangerous face creams containing man-made components. Each one is tailored for a different cause, so do some research and see what will work best for your skin issues. A natural serum for glowing skin combines vitamins and essential oils to solve skin issues such as dryness, uneven pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and black spots.

Not all facial serums are made entirely of organic materials, and some contain potentially dangerous compounds that should not be used to your skin. The skin on your face is more delicate from the skin of the rest of your body. For many people, their skin is more sensitive and therefore using substances that come from nature will be better on these sensitive skin. 

What Serums Can Do for You

What Serums Can Do for You

The organic serum brightens the skin and gives it a natural charm that is easily noticeable to others. It removes pollutants and oils from your skin. As a result, you can have natural and fair skin without any chemical side effects. The organic serum destroys the skin’s dead cells and gives it a glow, making it stronger and healthier. It gives your face a unique appeal. 

You’ll Love the All-Natural, Plant-Based Natural Serum for Face

An organic and all-natural serum for face is usually absolutely devoid of animal fats, powders, and acidic gel. That is why natural serum can reduces the signs of ageing on the skin better. It also can enhances the skin’s suppleness and shrinking, which is commonly recognised as a problem.

The organic serum hydrates the skin and restores its radiance. With increased of water retain inside the skin cells, this puts an end to the appearance of wrinkles on the skin. It promotes blood flow within the cells. The new cells will aid in keeping the skin healthy and giving it a more natural appearance. The skin becomes firmer as a result of this. Throughout the day, the organic serum maintains the skin moisturised and oxygenated.

Organic facial serums are the greatest since they cure skin without the harsh chemicals that cause long-term issues; instead, organic facial serums give skin a gentle but long-lasting boost!

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Tips For Introverts To Have Amazing Travel Experience

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Every individual has different characteristics and personalities. You may have encountered a very chatty seatmate that talked nonstop throughout the flight. Or, you may have been in the same tour group with people who behave well and talk less. However, there is no rule stating that travel only for certain type of personalities. Travel is for everyone who want it. Even if you consider yourself an introverted, that doesn’t mean you cannot go out exploring the world freely and smoothly. 

Tips For Introverts To Have Amazing Travel Experience

Facing travel challenges for introverts

Nevertheless, it seems that introverts face more challenges during travel than the extroverts do for example at communication and interaction. Introverts tend to charge their battery from being alone and taking time for themselves. Meanwhile, extroverts gain energy from interacting and socializing with others. So here are tips for introverts to travel smoothly and gain more enjoyable experience:

Encounter a chatterbox seatmate

If you are introverted and encounter a chatterbox during your flight, it can be a nightmare. The best way to approach this situation is to talk directly to your chatterbox seatmate instead of giving signs or body gestures to tell them off. You can still talk to them politely and ask them if you can have a quiet time because you have a busy week. Or just say you are tired and will not be able to talk to them. Most extroverts understand verbal and direct ways of communication better.

Social interaction at local restaurant

it is great to join the locals during your breakfast or lunch in one of a family restaurant during your trip. However, doing it constantly in every meal seems to be too much for you who are introverted. Hence, you can actually avoid some of social interactions you don’t want to. You may have food to go instead. Or choose less-crowded hour to enjoy your meals more peacefully. You can also ask the staff if probably you can have a private booth to enjoy your meal on your own or something. 

Trick to not be approached by people in public setting

It seems impossible for you to not be approached by people in public settings especially when you are a young girl who look attractive. It sounds impossible to sit at bars and enjoy your drinks in peace. However, you can use some tricks if you think you cannot handle social interaction in the meantime during your trip. You can use cellphone or book trick. Make yourself busy with a cellphone or book so the others know you are occupied. 

Enjoy every moment of travel

Regardless of your personality, you will encounter many new things during a trip and sometimes they are inevitable. Instead of worrying about how you should avoid people and plan for less interaction with others, focus more on what you get to enjoy from the trip. Anticipate things that make you happier on your trip. Have your ‘me time’ as you want because you are not obligated to entertain anyone. Just make sure to communicate politely and respectfully.

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Before You Go for Scuba Diving Holidays: Beginners Tips on Exercise

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Being Fit for Scuba Diving Holidays for Beginners

Diving, taking the plunge to the unknown water and exploring life in a world different than ours is so rewarding. It’s always exciting to have scuba diving holidays — more so when you are beginners who just get your new certification. You have prepared everything; from choosing the sites, planning the itinerary, making reservations, and creating packing checklist. But do you know that preparing a dive trip takes more than planning and packing?

Being Fit for Scuba Diving Holidays for Beginners 

There’s no doubt that the calming surrounding deep in the ocean and watching marine life goes round and about brings peace to mind. However, you cannot deny that scuba diving takes a lot of physical work. Finning, for example, take core strengths and legs muscle. And you’ll need to do a lot of finning when you swim against currents. For all of the reasons, you should be reasonably fit especially when you plan to dive for a week or more during the scuba diving vacation for beginners. Here’s some light exercise you can do during the preparation. 

Toning Your Body 

To swim through the water, you use all of your major muscular groups. It also takes a lot of muscle to haul tanks and diving equipment around while you’re not in the water. When you consider that a full tank weighs about 40 pounds and the rest of your gear might weigh another 20 pounds, it’s easy to understand how just preparing for a dive can be a workout in and of itself.

More Diving and Travelling Stories: 

How to Ace Your Course: Best Diving Tips for Beginners

Do Yoga to Improve Breathing

Do Yoga to Improve Breathing

Yoga and scuba diving are quite similar. They both aid in relaxation and the integration of your mind, body, and soul. Yoga breathing practices are extremely useful to scuba diving. They allow you to breathe more deeply and fully exhale. When you practice yoga to prepare for diving, you will consume oxygen at a slower pace. That means spending more time underwater.

Simple Exercises to Improve Your Body for Scuba Diving Vacations for Beginners

Do Monkey Toe Exercise

You don’t want to get cramped foot when you are deep under the water. Cramping toes is one of the problems that underwater divers experience. When wearing fins, your toes are pushed into a pointed posture, which can become unpleasant after a while. It might be especially uncomfortable if your foot arches aren’t robust enough. This is when this exercise comes in handy. This workout for monkey toes helps strengthen your feet. This implies less cramping when swimming under the water. It’s also the easiest workout for diving beginners that you can practice practically everywhere!

To do this exercise, try to pick up a pen with your toes in this workout. Grip the pen with your toes and keep it there for 30 seconds to a minute. If you have difficulties picking up the pen, you may use a sock instead, which is much simpler.

More Diving and Travelling Stories:

Diving from A Boat: Techniques for Beginners

Shoulder and Back Exercise for Scuba Diving Holidays for Beginners

You’ll need strong shoulders and back muscles to hoist and carry your tanks and gear. Resistance bands can be used for the workouts. If you don’t have bands, you can use weights.

Strengthening Your Core

A strong core is required for swimming and lugging heavy diving gear, and this is very important for beginners in scuba diving. Your core consists of your stomach and your back. Almost every action you make during the day requires a strong core. Lower back discomfort might be alleviated by strengthening your core. You don’t need any extra equipment to perform planks or superman. You will just be using your own body weight.