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Top River Cruise Destinations
Now that you are convinced that your next trip MUST be a river cruise, the difficult decision of deciding "where to?" is upon you. Adventure Life offers river cruising in some incredible destinations. Below are highlights of just a few of these options to help in your decision.
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Long stretches of pristine beaches are probably what comes to mind when thinking of Bali - and this destination does not disappoint! Its coastline offers world class surfing, snorkeling & diving, or just sunbathing & relaxing. This guide shares some of the best beaches to visit on your Bali trip.
1.When is the best time to go to Indonesia?
Travelers can visit Indonesia any time of the year, with no notable "off-season". High season generally follows the drier time of year which runs from May to October, with a should season in April and November. January and February tend to be the rainiest times of year, but on most islands …
Wildlife in Indonesia
The wildlife in Indonesia is just as diverse and varied as is its landscape. Given the expanse of the islands' locations, just about every type of habitat is found in Indonesia, and therefore a variety of species which inhabit each kind of environment. This tiny island nation comprises only about 1.7% of the world’s land mass but …
Top Things to do in Bali
Bali boasts so much more than its coastline, although the pristine white & black sandy beaches are definitely a main attraction. A visit to Bali offers travelers unique hikes, rich cultural heritage experiences, & stunning temples to visit. Don't miss out on all that a Bali trip could have in store for you!
Highlights of Indonesia
Did you know that Indonesia is an archipelago of over 17,500 islands & 300 ethnic groups? Also, there are approximately 700 languages spoken! In a place with so much diversity, there is sure to be a variety of things to see & do. Learn more about a few of the highlights of a trip to Indonesia.
Geography of Indonesia
The country of Indonesia is the largest island nation when the total area of its land mass is summed up. With over 17,500 islands, the country spans across several seas and between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, starting in the West with the island of Sumatra all the way to Irian Jaya to the East. A large section of Borneo Island is governed by …
Best time to visit Indonesia
Indonesia can definitely be categorized as an all-year destination. That makes planning a trip a little less challenging, as travelers are likely to experience enjoyable conditions at anytime throughout the year. Weather is obviously unpredictable, but this guide can help you know what to expect.
The cuisine of Laos may not be familiar, but it is one that will satisfy any food-loving traveler! While some similarities do exist between it and Northern Thai food, Lao cuisine has many distinct elements that make it unique. Learn more about what to expect on your trip to Laos, common ingredients, and popular dishes.
History, Politics and Culture of China
The rise & fall of dynasties, political revolutions, and an evolving culture that is yet tied to ancient traditions have all shaped the country into what it is today. It is difficult to characterize China simple, as it is a truly unique culture with vast diversity within. Learn more about this intriguing place before your trip.
China Weather and Best Time To Go
Temperatures in China vary tremendously, influenced mostly by latitude and monsoon activities. From north to south, China consists of five separate temperature zones: cold-temperate, mid-temperate, warm-temperate, subtropical, and tropical. Generally, during winter the country is divided. Travelers who travel to China during these months …
History of Sabah
History of Sabah
Borneo is made of three different countries; Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. On the Northeastern peninsula, tribal communities occupied the rivers and coastline, frequently battling and giving rise to the island’s famed headhunters. Politically united civilization began in the 15th Century, with the Sultanate of Brunei as …
When considering the culture of Borneo, it is important to keep in mind exactly which part of Borneo you are traveling in. Borneo is an island, the third largest in the world, which is made up of three countries. The southern half of the island is the Indonesian state of Kalimantan. The northern half of Borneo is split in three, in …
The Malaysian part of Borneo is an ethnic melting pot of Chinese, Malaysian, and indigenous peoples who have coexisted on the island for centuries. The result is a spectacular variety of spices and flavors that influence the local cuisine. Borneo cuisine staples include grilled fish, barbecued prawns, fried rice, noodles, and local …
Best Time to Visit Borneo
Borneo is a year-round travel destination. However, there are different seasons and weather patterns throughout the year that may influence your trip. Depending on your interests and desires, it is good to plan your travels accordingly. Learn what to expect during specific times in Borneo.
Before your trip, learn about cultural and historic influences on Thai religion throughout the centuries. A mix of mostly Buddhism, animism, and Hinduism, the religion of Thailand is truly unique and an integral part of everyday life. Travelers will also find helpful tips on proper etiquette when visiting temples around the country.
You've booked a trip to Borneo...now what? Our FAQ article answers some of the most commonly asked traveler questions. From what kind of weather to expect to what the food is like, it will hopefully help you better prepare for your adventures!
The Giving of Alms
Each morning at dawn hundreds of monks leave the temples to go out through the streets to collect food offerings. Faithful people bring cooked rice to help provide for them, and it is a unique ritual to experience. Learn about proper etiquette and behavior as a visitor observing the daily alms giving.
Best time to Visit Laos
When is the right time for your trip to Laos? This country does have distinct rainy and dry seasons, which can determine when you decide to travel. Depending on what you want to see and do during your trip, the weather is definitely something to consider. Learn more about what to expect so you can begin planning your trip!
Glimpse into Myanmar Culture
Centuries of various influences have shaped Myanmar into the nation it is today. Foreign influence, deep-rooted heritage, and a religious thread throughout result in the unique characteristics of the country. The vibrant culture and ancient traditions can only be understood by visiting this enchanting destination.
Best Time to Visit Myanmar
While a trip to Myanmar can be taken any time of year, there are some things travelers should consider when planning a visit. As an educated traveler, you can avoid monsoon season or extremely hot weather, as well as experience the activities that interest you most. This guide will help you determine the best times of year for your trip to Myanmar.
Myanmar Destination Highlights
Are you a curious traveler who is interested in all that Myanmar has to offer as a destination? Whether history, cuisine, rich culture or active excursions are your thing, Myanmar has something for every style of traveler. Check out this overview of the varying regions of this colorful, intriguing country to help you decide where the adventure will take you.
History of Myanmar
A trip to Myanmar will immerse travelers in an ancient culture that has been shaped by various foreign influences, as well as internal changes. Formerly known as Burma until 1989, this continues to be a nation that is still experiencing constant progression. Get a brief history of this country to get a glimpse of why it is such a fascinating destination.
Geography of Myanmar
Measuring close to the size of Texas, Myanmar is the second largest country in all of Southeast Asia and is divided into four distinct regions by its topography. The Arakan Yoma Mountains in the West run along the strip of coast line with the Bay of Bengal. They are bounded by the plains in the central region which then give way to the Shan …
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