Ever felt like just getting away from it all? Heading off to a tropical island, climbing on a motorbike and setting off with the wind in your hair? Imagine -nothing between you and the landscape but the open road. Well, we've found the perfect place and it's not as far off the beaten track as you might imagine. A visit to the Indonesian island of Lombok is an enchanting diversion from its faster-paced big sister, Bali. Holidays to Lombok will show you a different side to Indonesia. The landscape is just as beautiful; the people are just as gentle; and the beaches are just as inviting. But there's something just a little bit special about Lombok... Separated from Bali by the Lombok Strait, the island is easily reached by boat in a few hours, or, if you're in a hurry, by plane. Perilously close to perfection, Lombok is relatively unspoilt in terms of tourism.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Jon Hicks/Corbis There are many travelers who claim that traveling alone is the best way to see the world. You deliberately travel solo, they say, because you want to experience the world without the influence of a friend or partner's tastes, prejudices, or preferences. When you're with a companion, it's easy to focus on that person and forget about meeting other travelers. Traveling alone, you're more likely to be on a voyage of self-discovery. Solo travel can be delightfully self-indulgent. You can spend a day doing nothing but caf矨opping or lingering in a single museum.