Indonesia is a breathtaking place. Many travelers visit the country all year round and it’s growing in popularity. According to Reuters, the Southeast Asian country welcomed 4.12 million visitors in the first five months of 2023. Beyond the typical tourist attractions, Indonesia is rich in culture, history, and tradition. The next time you’re heading to… Continue reading 7 Cultural Experiences To Have Before Leaving Indonesia
Indonesia is shaking up its immigration policy to attract foreign investors and draw global entrepreneurs. Bali, the nation’s most iconic destination, is already a hub for countless digital nomads and creative thinkers. Now, officials have confirmed they are gearing up to launch the ‘golden visa’ by the end of the year. Sandiaga Uno, Indonesia’s Minister… Continue reading Indonesia to Launch Exclusive Visa To Attract Global Talents
Bali’s authorities are taking action to address the issue of unruly tourists on the island. Indonesia’s Director General of Immigration plans to establish a dedicated task force to deal with badly-behaved visitors. They also aim to reduce low-spending tourism. As local news in Bali reported in late July, this move aligns with the broader goal… Continue reading Bali Implements Task Force to Curb Unruly Tourists
In recent times, most nations around the globe have taken significant strides towards reopening their borders and implementing measures to restore a semblance of normalcy. Bali, the enchanting Indonesian island, has now joined the ranks of these countries, as it finally eliminates its vaccine requirement for travelers. The local government has closely monitored the handling… Continue reading Bali Abandons Vaccine Mandate, Embraces Return to Pre-Pandemic Tourism
If you’re running low on ideas on where to vacation, don’t worry! From breathtaking mountain ranges to stunning beaches, the most beautiful places in the world are sure to leave you speechless. Here are some of the most beautiful places in the world to add to your bucket list. The Swiss Alps The Swiss Alps… Continue reading The Most Beautiful Places in the World
With stunning beaches, lush forests, and scenic rice paddies, Bali attracts nature lovers and adventure seekers. The island’s unique Hindu culture fascinates visitors with colorful ceremonies, traditional music, and intricate dance performances. Locals, known as Balinese, are known for their hospitality and welcoming spirit, making visitors feel at home. However, since the pandemic, there’s been… Continue reading Bali Threatens to Deport Unruly Tourists
Lawmakers in Indonesia unanimously passed a law on Tuesday banning sex outside of marriage. The offense carries a potential punishment of one year in prison. The new code also applies to foreign residents and tourists, and bans cohabitation before marriage, along with several other mandates. Additionally, the 200-page legislative document bans apostasy and outlines punishments… Continue reading Indonesia Passes Law Banning Sex Outside Of Marriage
After finding peace while practicing yoga in 2015, Christina Rice became an instructor the following year to further propel her own personal healing forward. She immediately noticed a lack of representation in the wellness industry. There were very few Black instructors and teachers, and Rice noticed more Black women gravitating towards her class looking for… Continue reading Black-Owned Marketplace Connects Women Of Color With Retreat Getaways
An American woman who spent seven years in an Indonesian prison for killing her mother has been extradited to the United States to face federal murder charges for the same crime. ABC News is reporting that Chicago native Heather Mack, 26, was taken into custody when she touched down in Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on… Continue reading American Woman Who Killed Her Mother In Bali Indicted On Murder Charges In U.S.
If you’ve had the privilege of being able to travel all your life, you must be aware of how much has changed. Not due to COVID-19 and its variants (though they have certainly had impact), but how we go about documenting our travels, so we can look back on them fondly for years to come.… Continue reading Too Connected: Does Constantly Being On Your Devices Defeat The Purpose Of Travel?
Taliya Maya is a 23-year-old world traveler from Chicago, IL. She owns the T World Tours group travel agency and also works as a producer and travel planner for Passport Heavy, one of the largest travel channels on YouTube. She had a goal of visiting 23 countries by the time she reached 23 years of age, and… Continue reading The Black Expat: “I’m More Productive In Bali’s Tropical Weather”
Foreigners visiting Bali are being forced by police to do push-ups for not complying with mask laws. Normally, the fine for not wearing a mask is 100,000 rupiah, which is equal to roughly $7. But tourists who are unable to pay the fine must instead do 50 push-ups. Not wearing your mask properly will cost… Continue reading Bali Tourists Forced To Do Push-ups As Punishment For Not Wearing A Mask
There’s an emerging Black expat community in Bali that has grown over the last few years. Subsequently, Black-owned businesses are popping up on the “Island of the Gods.” If you’re planning a visit, be sure to spend a day supporting these Black-owned businesses in Bali According to Black In Bali staff, Canguu Studio is a… Continue reading How To Spend A Day In Black-Owned Bali
What started as a WhatsApp group between Black expats living in Bali, after meeting at a party, has turned into the go-to resource for Black travelers and expats to the “Island of the Gods.” Antoine Clinton, Dharma Martin, and Jana Williams founded Black In Bali (BIB) after identifying a need for a safe space for… Continue reading Black In Bali: Inside The Growing Community of Thriving Expats
Leticia Ricks is the CEO and founder of Luxotic Retreats, a Black-owned travel company focusing on professional development in some of the world’s most beautiful places. Ricks, who started her entrepreneurial journey in 2019, said her retreats are for women of color trying to take their business to the next level. “Navigating through this entrepreneurial… Continue reading Meet The Founder Of This Black-Owned Professional Retreat In Bali