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HOW TO GET A FIRST CLASS EXPERIENCE

HOW TO GET A FIRST CLASS EXPERIENCE - A vacation is supposed to be relaxing, but sometimes, travel can be stressful. After you’ve waited in a cold, boring airport, been packed into a too-small seat on a crowded flight with no leg room, by the time you arrive, you need a trip that’s twice as long just to unwind. Instead of dealing with the stress, make a few changes to the way you travel to get a more first-class experience.

The time of year you travel can make a big difference to your trip. Busier times, like during school holidays or overtimes like Christmas or Thanksgiving is always going to be a struggle. Airports and flights are busy, flights are full and hotels are pressed for space. Instead, especially if you don’t have children, travel during term time, for a quieter, calmer experience. With fewer people traveling, you’ll be able to get better seats on the plane and a better hotel room for a lower price too, and may even be able to score an upgrade. 

Choose your destination wisely. Stay away from the classic tourist traps, and instead opt for more up and coming destinations. With fewer tourists, the resort will be quieter and more relaxed. You’ll be able to book more luxe rooms for less, and day trips and restaurants will be cheaper too. This means you can have a high-end experience without spending a fortune while getting a more relaxed vibe without the crowds. 

For a really exclusive experience, look into membership only resorts. These resorts are only available to stay in if you join the membership club, and offer a top VIP experience, with quiet, private places to stay and amazing amenities. Try Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club to get that high-end vacation without crowds of tourists ruining the luxe vibe. 


If you’re hoping for a free upgrade at the hotel, be smart about it. If you’ve asked for something specific when you book, you’re more likely to be allocated a specific room in advance. Instead, just book a room with no requirements or requests and that way you’re likely to be assigned a room when you arrive and have a better shot of being bumped up. Check-in after 6pm when more rooms are available and the hotel has a better idea of which rooms are going to stay empty for the night.

Don’t arrive too late though, as those with the power to grant upgrades may have already left for the day. You’ve got a better shot at getting an upgrade if you’re only staying for a short period, as the hotel will want to try and get full price for the room as soon as possible. When you check-in, be polite and friendly and ask about possible upgrades. If you don’t ask, you don’t get. If you’re traveling for a special occasion, like a birthday, anniversary or honeymoon, make sure you mention it when you book and again when you check-in. Many hotels will give you an upgrade to help you celebrate.
STUNNING SPA WITH A VIEW AT PADMA SPA BY PLATARAN MENJANGAN

STUNNING SPA WITH A VIEW AT PADMA SPA BY PLATARAN MENJANGAN - What a perfect way to end the day after hours snorkeling, free diving, and canoeing at beautiful bay on a backyard of Plataran Menjangan? Yes the answer is to eat, but how about pampering yourself first and recharge your body and release your body tension with some good massage?

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Padma spa offers you a stunning ambiance of blue sea that surrounded by mangroves that's pretty stunning at all time, especially during the sunset. You can watch the sunset on the 2nd floor at Padma Spa while waiting for your time to experience the spa, you also can watch a bunch of Menjangan (deers) seeking for food while the tide already low. Overall, it was a very good experience, beautiful view and it's good for you well being.

This is a perfect setting to have a nice Balinese massage and a good time for sure... enjoy your day, always...

STUNNING SPA WITH A VIEW AT PADMA SPA BY PLATARAN MENJANGAN
STUNNING SPA WITH A VIEW AT PADMA SPA BY PLATARAN MENJANGAN
STUNNING SPA WITH A VIEW AT PADMA SPA BY PLATARAN MENJANGAN
STUNNING SPA WITH A VIEW AT PADMA SPA BY PLATARAN MENJANGAN
STUNNING SPA WITH A VIEW AT PADMA SPA BY PLATARAN MENJANGAN
STUNNING SPA WITH A VIEW AT PADMA SPA BY PLATARAN MENJANGAN

 TOP FESTIVALS IN KENT

TOP FESTIVALS IN KENT - When going on holiday it is always a good idea to take a look at an events calendar before you actually book your vacation. If you are flexible with regards to dates then you will be able to coincide your trip with some events that are going on. If you are visiting Kent then you are assured to be in luck. This is an area that is constantly putting on some fantastic entertainment. There are always fun-filled festivals taking place in the popular county. These mark events of great enjoyment for locals and visitors alike. If you are planning on visiting the Garden of England anytime soon make sure you consider the following festivals…

Medway Festival of Steam and Transport
This festival is a brilliant celebration of classic vintage vehicles. It is something all ages can enjoy; from the older adults who are interested in the history of it all to the younger children who are simply amazed by the moving vehicles on display. The festival takes place next year in April. You will get to witness everything from steam and diesel trains, to vintage buses, to road rollers, to steam-powered traction engines, to motorcycles, to classic vehicles. Maybe you could even show off your own motorcycle? SoloMotoParts can help vehicles to get ready for a showcase like this.

Broadstairs Food Festival 
This three-day food festival takes place in October. You have plenty of time to indulge in all of the delicious food that is going to be on offer! The local treats you will get to try to include everything from pastries and cakes, to cheeses, to pickles, to meats, to artisan bread. Don’t worry; you will have plenty of ale, cider, and wine to wash the food down with as well! 

Tenterden Folk Festival 
Are you a lover of folk music? If so, this festival is just for you! It takes place in October. Thus you have plenty of time to plan your vacation. From barn dances to folk clubs, to workshops, to concerts, to craft stalls, to music sessions; there is so much to enjoy. 

Folkestone Tea Festival 
Let’s be honest… Who doesn’t love a good cup of tea in England? This festival celebrates one of the things we love the most. However, it adds a fun and quirky side with an array of wonderful but somewhat weird medicinal teas as well. Don’t forget to indulge in the sweet treats as well! The Folkestone Tea Festival takes place in July of next year. 

Easter Beer Festival 
This is one of the leading beer festivals in the South East. If you are looking to treat that lucky man in your life this is definitely the place you should take him. The event takes place just before the Medway Festival of Steam and Transport. So, if you are planning on visiting Kent this month you can be assured of a jam-packed week. This beer festival attracts brewers from all over the world. Not to be missed!

11 REASONS TO VISIT HONG KONGHong Kong is one of the most vibrant places in the world, and is fast becoming known as the East’s version of the ‘city that never sleeps’. With incredible food, architecture, shopping, and culture to experience, Hong Kong should have pride of place in your travel bucket listHere are eleven reasons you need to visit Hong Kong


1.  Hong Kong is known for having some of the most incredible nightlife in the world. Enjoy a drink while enjoying some incredible views from the highest bar in the area. The Ozone Bar is a whopping 1608ft above sea level, on the 118th floor. What better way to get a look at the cityscape? 

2.  Hiking might not be the most obvious city activity, but Hong Kong also has some amazing hiking trails around the area. Around Hong Kong, you can explore mountains, open green spaces, forests, and beaches, all on beautiful hiking trails. 

3.  Try Dim Sum. Hong Kong is home to some amazing restaurants, but Dim Sum is a great way to experience the local cuisine. These mini dishes come in a huge variety, from fluffy bao buns filled with pork to juicy vegetable dumplings. Hong Kong has a reputation for outstanding Dim Sum, so make sure you make the most of it while you’re there.

4.  Take a trip on a traditional red-sailed Chinese junk. These boats are iconic and a trip on one along the river is the best way to admire the beautiful lights of the city at nighttime.

5.  Find your zen with a trip to one of Hong Kong’s Buddhist hubs. These religious spaces usually have the best examples of traditional Chinese architecture from the Tang Dynasty. You can relax in lotus gardens and admire Bonsai and tea plants too.

6.   A street art scene is springing up in the area of Sheung Wan. Take a walk around the area and admire beautiful art pieces that are beginning to cover the area’s buildings.

7.  There are many excellent shopping districts in Hong Kong for you to stock up on presents for friends left at home or souvenirs for yourself. Check out the Temple Night Market or the Ladies Market for souvenirs. Discover modern, luxury fashion at Shanghai Tang, or find local brands at PMQ.

8.  Take a day trip to one of Hong Kong’s surrounding islands. Eat amazing, fresh seafood or try some adventurous sports like rock-climbing or wakeboarding. For a taste of local culture, visit Cheung Chau during the bun festival.

9.  For something a little unusual, visit SoHo and spend the day walking the 800 meters of covered escalators. This is one the best ways to explore the area and visit some of the cafes, boutiques and antique shops of Hong Kong.

10. Eat! Hong Kong is amazing for foodies. Try the area’s noodle joints, microbreweries, or fine dining restaurants. Hong Kong also has a thriving street food scene so you can try even more kinds of food.

11. Hong Kong’s public transport system is some of the most efficient and cleanest in the world, which makes the area really easy to get around, even as a tourist. 

IJEN RESTAURANT BALI AT POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB

IJEN, THE FIRST ZERO WASTE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT IN BALI - While you probably will busy to amazed with every detail at Katamama Hotel Seminyak, but when it's time to food hunting around Seminyak, it won't be hard, it's only walking distance toward infamous Potato Head Beach Club, there's a new restaurant that you can't be missed, Ijen Restaurant Bali.

You can read about their concept and philosophy of ecoBali on this link, click it Introducing Ijen Restaurant Bali. But how about the taste?


It tastes very good, a bit pricey because you support their concept of zero waste and of course quality, but they are tastes so good. So what I ordered were so many, from Baby Squids, Whole Grilled Fish, King Prawn, and Barbequed Corn, and it's suitable with fresh real coconut.

The interior is semi-outdoor, you still can smell party and feel the sunset vibes, which is people coming to the beach club mostly for that, so a reservation is a must. The open kitchen and probably you can choose your own fresh fish, and make it your own memorable dinner at Ijen Restaurant Bali.

IJEN RESTAURANT BALI AT POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB
IJEN RESTAURANT BALI AT POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB
IJEN RESTAURANT BALI AT POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB
IJEN RESTAURANT BALI AT POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB
IJEN RESTAURANT BALI AT POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB
IJEN RESTAURANT BALI AT POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB
IJEN RESTAURANT BALI AT POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB
IJEN RESTAURANT BALI AT POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB
IJEN RESTAURANT BALI AT POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB
IJEN RESTAURANT BALI AT POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB
IJEN RESTAURANT BALI AT POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB
IJEN RESTAURANT BALI AT POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB
IJEN RESTAURANT BALI AT POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB

"It’s off the plate where things aren’t so effortless. Ijen is the upshot of our goal to become a fully circular brand, and as the first restaurant in Indonesia to follow to a zero-waste philosophy, we hold it to the highest of sustainability standards. In addition to materials and cooking techniques which reduce the environmental footprint, all organic and inorganic waste is meticulously separated; food remnants are fed to pigs at local farms or taken to our own nearby composting site, shellfish shucks are powdered and used for added calcium in animal feed or fertilizer, and all dry goods are entirely recycled by the island’s responsible waste management service, ecoBali."

SUN LIFE INDONESIA KAMPANYE LIVE HEALTHIER LIVES

MANAJEMEN KEUANGAN UNTUK HIDUP YANG LEBIH BAIK, LEBIH SEHAT & LEBIH BAHAGIA - Kalian pernah gak sih mengalami sakit? Terus apa cara kalian untuk tetap sehat dan terhindar dari yang namanya sakit?

Jika mendengar pertanyaan itu, saya yakin kalau itu bukanlah tema yang menarik untuk dibahas, hampir semua orang pernah merasakan sakit, sakit ringan atau berat, kita semua tahu bahwa sehat itu mahal harganya, dan sakit itu gak enak, gak peduli sakit hati atau sakit gigi, keduanya sama-sama gak enak, apalagi kalau yang sakit dompet, bisa pusing, stress dan uring-uringan sampai tanggal gajian, lalu akhirnya sakit beneran, dan keluar uang lagi.

Bagi sebagian orang, mereka menjaga kesehatannya hanya sebatas mengatur pola hidup sehat, termasuk olahraga dan diet yang sehat, namun bagi generasi muda sebaiknya mulai juga untuk mengelola keuangan mereka dengan baik, selain dengan berhemat juga dengan berinvestasi melalui asuransi kesehatan dan perencanaan keuangan keluarga untuk masa depan yang lebih baik, bahagia dan lebih sehat tentunya.

Termasuk saya yang hobinya traveling ini, dan termasuk yang bisa makan apa saja tanpa pilih-pilih, namun mulai memikirkan untuk mulai hidup sehat dengan pendekatan holistik, seperti meditasi dan yoga, dan juga lebih berhemat karena pekerjaan freelance yang tidak tentu gajiannya, juga mulai tertarik berinvestasi, selain investasi diri sendiri tapi juga investasi keuangan, agar menjadi pribadi yang lebih matang dalam mempersiapkan masa depan.

Tidak dipungkiri bahwa kesehatan finansial seseorang sedikit banyaknya akan memengaruhi kehidupan orang tersebut, baik dari segi kesehatan fisik maupun mental, jadi sekarang bisa kita tambahkan literasi manajemen keungan untuk membuat kehidupan semakin lebih baik dan bahagia, karena sehat fisik dan sehat finansial adalah kunci yang penting untuk kehidupan masyarakat yang berkulitas, baik ketika muda maupun untuk persiapan hari tua.

SUN LIFE INDONESIA KAMPANYE LIVE HEALTHIER LIVES

Kebetulan saya diundang untuk menghadiri acara Sun Life Indonesia, yang intinya Sun Life Indonesia ingin mengajak masyarakat khususnya generasi muda Indonesia untuk menerapkan investasi kesehatan, sebagai faktor penting dalam mendukung produktivitas dan kualitas hidup di masa mendatang. Mengusung kampanye kesehatan ‘Live Healthier Lives’, Sun Life mengajak generasi muda untuk menjaga kesehatan secara holistik, baik dari segi fisik, mental, maupun finansial, guna mempersiapkan diri menyambut bonus demografi pada 2030.

Terlebih untuk generasi muda, yang menurut Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS) memprediksikan bahwa Indonesia akan mencapai bonus demografi, dimana 64% penduduk berusia produktif akan mendominasi tanah air di tahun 2030 mendatang. Dimana diharapkan bahwa bonus demografi ini akan menjadi penggerak pertumbuhan ekonomi Indonesia dikancah global jika didukung dengan kualitas kesehatan yang baik, terutama sehat secara fisik, mental dan finansial.

Selain menjalankan kampanye hidup sehat dengan bermacam aktivitas, Sun Life juga berkolaborasi dengan menggandeng figur publik yang aktif dengan gaya hidup sehatnya, Ibnu Jamil dan Kelly Tandiono untuk membantu menyebarkan semangat ‘Live Healthier Lives’ agar menjangkau lebih banyak orang khususnya Milenial di Indonesia, sebagai kampanye lanjutan yang telah dimualai sejak tahun lalu, Sun Life juga akan menggelar Vlog Competition dengan total hadiah mencapai 50 juta dan Healthy Trip ke Hongkong bersama Kelly Tandiono & Ibnu Jamil.

“Kami juga menggelar vlog competition dan ragam kegiatan bersama komunitas dan juga anak-anak yang bertujuan untuk meningkatkan kesadaran masyarakat akan pentingnya investasi kesehatan baik fisik, mental, maupun finansial. Inisiatif ini sejalan dengan misi Sun Life untuk terus mendampingi masyarakat Indonesia dalam meraih masa depan yang lebih sehat dan sejahtera,” ujar Shierly Ge, Chief Marketing Officer Sun Life Indonesia.

Jadi kamu bisa ikut berpartisipasi dengan Ikuti Live Healthier Lives Sun Life Vlog Competition #LiveHealthierLives dari Sun Life Indonesia ini, dengan cara ceritakan “Apa Alasan Kamu Memulai Hidup Sehat?” dalam bentuk video singkat atau Vlog. Periode kompetisi Vlog ini berlangsung mulai 11 Juli hingga 10 Agustus 2019, yang detail syarat dan ketentuannya bisa kamu cek lebih lengkap di  http://bit.ly/SunLifeID


SUN LIFE INDONESIA KAMPANYE LIVE HEALTHIER LIVES
SUN LIFE INDONESIA KAMPANYE LIVE HEALTHIER LIVES
SUN LIFE INDONESIA KAMPANYE LIVE HEALTHIER LIVES
SUN LIFE INDONESIA KAMPANYE LIVE HEALTHIER LIVES

DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY STAY AT TUGU HOTEL LOMBOK

REMINISCING THE ANCIENT TIMES AT HOTEL TUGU LOMBOK - For those of you, who have been stayed at one of Tugu Hotel properties, know exactly the feeling and the ambiance they are offering to their guests, and there's no single property in Indonesia do what they are doing with the property and service, just like what they say, The Art, Soul and Romance of Indonesia, for myself that have been stayed Tugu Bali at Canggu Beach, and this time at Hotel Tugu Lombok, it excels my love and respect to Tugu Hotel, because there's so much story behind it besides just a luxury resorts.

Jl. Pantai Sire No.Desa, Sigar Penjalin, Tanjung, Kabupaten Lombok Utara, Nusa Tenggara Barat. 83352

Located in the northern part of Lombok, at Tanjung, Sire Beach the location is pretty remote and private compared with the crowded Senggigi Beach, the fastest route you can take is by fast boat through the Gili Islands, but I was flying with the plane from Denpasar to Praya in Lombok, because it was my first time in Lombok, and I want to see around. The southern part is also developing, so you can take a very short flight that cost less than $30.

What's my first impression? I totally love it, they have a bunch of beautiful beaches, waterfalls, and for the northern part, it's very peaceful that I believe people coming here just to relax and mind their own holidays. I got beautiful weather in May, stunning sunrise and sunset, and for you who up for the activities and adventure you can always book a day trip to snorkeling around Gili Islands or trekking to enjoy waterfalls.

Just stay in the Hotel Tugu Lombok also no big deals, there are restaurants amazing locals foods, bar, free activity on the beach, you can take your loved ones for amazing sunrise breakfast with their iconic dragon boat, afternoon relaxation at their Spa then enjoy the beach with daily afternoon tea, and Bar that open for you at night. Also what I love from Hotel Tugu Lombok is that every room is unique with their own soul, they have very spacious rooms with semi-outdoor bathroom, from the Aloon-Aloon Villa, Bhagavat Gita Suite, Presidential Suite you will be amazed by its beauty, ambiance, and details. Ready to go back in time when the kingdoms of Nusantara rules this huge archipelago.

DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY STAY AT TUGU HOTEL LOMBOK
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY STAY AT TUGU HOTEL LOMBOK
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY STAY AT TUGU HOTEL LOMBOK
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY STAY AT TUGU HOTEL LOMBOK
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY STAY AT TUGU HOTEL LOMBOK
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY STAY AT TUGU HOTEL LOMBOK
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY STAY AT TUGU HOTEL LOMBOK
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY STAY AT TUGU HOTEL LOMBOK
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY STAY AT TUGU HOTEL LOMBOK
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY STAY AT TUGU HOTEL LOMBOK
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY STAY AT TUGU HOTEL LOMBOK
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY STAY AT TUGU HOTEL LOMBOK
DELUXSHIONIST LUXURY STAY AT TUGU HOTEL LOMBOK

Hotel Tugu Lombok is located on miles of the pristine virgin white sand beach of Sire, on the northwest coast of the island, 15 minutes boat ride across the Gili islands and framed by the majestic sunrise over Mount Rinjani. Neighboring this tropical haven is a seaside 18-hole golf course and virgin landscapes, where local life continues in today’s age much the same as it has done for centuries.
Tugu in the Indonesian language means ‘monument’, and Tugu properties are monuments of art, history, and culture of Indonesia.
Tugu Hotels’ founder & designer, once a medical student-turned-lawyer, is now the owner of the biggest collection of fine Indonesian antiquities in Indonesia, designed these museum-esque hotels to house his antiques and to share with the world the romantic stories and legends of ancient kingdoms of Indonesia.
This soulful Indonesian experience is achieved not only through its artful & luxurious Indonesian design & architecture but also from the numerous cultural experiences that guests can have. With breathtaking views, various dining options and award-winning Indonesian spa offerings, guests can hide away at Tugu, soaking in solitude, while being pampered by staff who pride themselves for the warmest Indonesian hospitality in the country.
In bringing back to life the ancient Hindu times in Lombok before the occupation of the Dutch and the Balinese, Hotel Tugu Lombok surrounds itself with chapters from the romantic epic of the Mahabharata. The hotel features hundreds of beautiful artworks and ancient buildings collected and rebuilt as a loving testament to the long-forgotten culture of  Lombok.


FINDING LUXURY HOLIDAY HOMES TO RENT IN AUSTRALIA - If you are yet to book your vacation, then one place you should definitely consider is Australia. Not only does it offer hot weather, but it provides beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife, delicious food, and lots of diverse tourist attractions too. Nonetheless, in order to benefit from a fantastic holiday, you need to stay in one of the best holiday homes in Australia. Accommodation can easily make or break your vacation. If you stay somewhere with poor facilities or in a rowdy location, your holiday can easily have a downer put on it.


But don’t worry; if you follow this guide then you should have no trouble finding the best holiday homes in Australia for you…


How to find the best holiday homes in Australia

The first thing you need to consider when looking for a holiday home is whereabouts it is located. There is a wealth of different options at your disposal. Perth is an unsung hero. There are lots of cool attractions in Perth, including something for all ages. Of course, you have the obvious places like Sydney and Melbourne too.

Once you have decided where you are going to stay you then need to consider the size of the villa. Of course, you need to ensure that the villa is big enough to sleep the number of people going on holiday. If you are going on vacation in a big group then do not think that you will need to book several different villas. You will be surprised by the size of different vacation accommodation available in the country. In regards to size, you also need to consider how spacious the villa is – this is especially the case if you are travelling in a big group and / or have children going away on holiday with you. Consider the outside area – after all, this is where you are likely to spend most of your time in the hot country. 

After you have considered size another important quality is the facilities the holiday home has to offer. It is important to bear in mind how hot it is going to be in Australia. You need to make sure you stay somewhere that has fans and / or air conditioning available. You will find it simply unbearable if these are not on offer. In addition to this, you should discover what cooking options you have at your disposal. When in a hot climate a lot of people like to have several barbeques and thus an outside barbeque is often a desired feature. 

In addition to this, a private pool is considered a must-have for most looking to rent a holiday home in Australia. If you are going to rent a luxury villa then why not go all out and have your very own pool too? After all, there is no better way to cool down and relax when the sun is shining than by jumping into your very own swimming pool. You need not worry about other guests as you would if you were staying in a hotel either. 

And finally, price is also an extremely important factor when booking your holiday accommodation. Because of the fact that there is a wealth of different holiday homes in Australia for you to choose from, this also means that there is great differentiation when it comes to the prices of these villas too. Take the time and the effort to look on the internet and source out the best deals. It is always a good idea to set yourself a budget from the outset in order to avoid any disappointment when finding the perfect villa for you. Consider all of these pointers and you will have no difficulty when finding the ideal holiday villa! 


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