GLAMPING IN WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK // NusaBay Menjangan by WHM

From the moment that we booked our stay in West Bali National Park, we knew that we were in for a beautiful adventure. Having been to Bali so many times before, our goal for our most recent trip to the island was to get off the typical tourist path & explore somewhere new & exciting.

On the day of our transfer to West Bali National Park we woke with the sun & transferred four hours down winding roads to Labuan Lalang Harbor where we met our boat transfer to NusaBay Menjangan.

Upon stepping into the wooden boat that would carry us just a short distance to the resort, we were immediately drawn to the peace & tranquility of this calm & untouched region. With the waves & weather working in our favor, it was a short & easy ride to NusaBay Menjangan where we were greeted with waves, smiles, tea & cake.

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Our Lanai Cottage was different from our typical Bali bungalow accommodations. We felt a little like we were on a beautiful Indonesian island, but also a little like we were on Safari somewhere in South Africa ... or at least what we would imagine that to be like.

Equipped with all of the necessary comforts from hot water & air conditioning to WiFi & a mini-fridge, we felt incredibly spoiled for how far off the beaten path we had come.

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If we did not already feel at one with nature from the comfort of our Lanai Cottage, we were soon greeted by the local wildlife! Within moments of our arrival we had spotted deer making their way uphill to our doorstep & monkeys perched in the trees outside of our windows. Later we would grab some masks & snorkels from the activities stand & discover an entirely new world of colorful fish & coral.

Looking back at the resort from the water you can truly get a sense of how emerged NusaBay is in its surroundings. As the only resort in West Bali National Park, its cottages, restaurant, dive shop, pool & spa all fit seamlessly into nature.

Enjoy a varied menu of drinks & dishes from the beachfront restaurant, spend your days floating in the pool, or book one of the many tours offered from hiking & biking to snorkeling or diving.

West Bali National Park is truly a picture perfect piece of paradise for the adventure traveler & backpacker alike.

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PROS: The snorkeling in this location is like nothing I have seen anywhere else in Bali. Not only is the water crystal clear, but there are so many types of fish & other marine life there to explore.

CONS: As is often the case with amazing snorkeling locations, the beachfront is rougher than it is soft & sandy. It is recommended that you wear sandals or water shoes when exploring the beach front & enjoying the views!

Find out more about our stay on the TL Travel YouTube channel, and book your stay today at NusaBay Menjangan in West Bali National Park.

FOR THE LOVE OF TRAVEL // Q&A WITH @AUGUSTEFFECTS

FOR THE LOVE OF TRAVEL // Q&A WITH @AUGUSTEFFECTS

Meet Nicole Humphreys.  Nicole is a digital nomad from Santa Barbara, CA & the owner of August Effects; an online boutique for the sale of Balinese goods.  August Effects works in partnership with Bali Children's Shelter Foundation to create positive change by giving back to the community, and all of the products found on the August Effects website are hand-made in Bali to create jobs & sustainable income.

EXPLORE BANGKOK BY RIVER

EXPLORE BANGKOK BY RIVER

When you look at local life in Bangkok today, you will find that it revolves a great deal around the Chao Phraya River & Bangkok's other smaller waterways. I am sure that when most people think of Bangkok they immediately think of busy streets, bright lights & drunk tourists, but head to the water & you will quickly discover an entirely different city from the one that you know now.

THAILAND TOURIST SCAMS // 5 BIGGEST SCAMS IN BANGKOK

THAILAND TOURIST SCAMS // 5 BIGGEST SCAMS IN BANGKOK

Scams in Thailand (& around the world) are changing all the time & in fast-paced tourist hubs like Bangkok there seems to be an endless list of scams to cheat you out of your cash & leave you feeling silly. Here is our list of the top five most common scams in Bangkok that you should be aware.

FOR THE LOVE OF TRAVEL // Live The Dream With @jonxmia

FOR THE LOVE OF TRAVEL // Live The Dream With @jonxmia

As you may know, TL Travel is always on the hunt for inspirational travelers & exciting content creators for you; our TL Travelers! For some time now the TL Travel team has been addicted to the Jon & Mia YouTube channel & their content from Thailand & around the globe, and with their newest channel LearnGrowAchieve launching recently, we were excited to sit down & chat with them about their channels, their travels & their goals for the future. 

FOR THE LOVE OF TRAVEL // Vlogging With @angelicadelro

FOR THE LOVE OF TRAVEL // Vlogging With @angelicadelro

Angelica is a 27 year old freelance photographer & videographer based out of Wilmington, North Carolina in the United States. While Angelica also has a 9-5, it is evident that travel is her passion & you can see this in the way that she documents her adventures through both video & photography.

FULL MOON SURVIVAL GUIDE // KOH PHANGAN, THAILAND

FULL MOON SURVIVAL GUIDE // KOH PHANGAN, THAILAND

It seems to be on every backpackers bucket-list; the famous Full Moon Party on Haad Rin beach in Thailand. These days more than 10,000 travelers head to Koh Phangan each & every month to fill up on buckets & dance the night away dressed in neon & ready to party! 

ARTOTEL// ARTIST PROFILE// 5 Questions With @mikhaelacherry

ARTOTEL// ARTIST PROFILE// 5 Questions With @mikhaelacherry

As its name suggests, Artotel Sanur is a true expression of creativity & a true piece of art in itself. Each floor of this boutique accommodation boasts contemporary architecture, interior design & breathtaking art pieces sparked from the unique visions of local artists like @mikhaelacherry.

After our most recent review of Artotel Sanur, TL Travel got in touch with the hands behind the paintbrush to learn a little more about the creative process that brought these stunning pieces to life! 

Journey To ARTOTEL // Sanur, Bali

Journey To ARTOTEL // Sanur, Bali

Every time that TL Travel goes abroad, we expand our hunt for new & inspiring hotel spaces. Located only 30 minutes from the International Airport on the island of Bali, Artotel Sanur boasts modern architecture & vibrant colors only a short walk from the white sand beaches of this laid-back ocean-side city.

Where ELSE To Stay In Bali

Where ELSE To Stay In Bali

The stunning island of Bali, Indonesia has always had a reputation for being somewhat of a dream destination. Travelers add this volcanic island to the top of their bucket-lists (sometimes without even knowing where on the planet it exists) & continue to return year after year in the hopes to explore yet another small piece of this paradise!

While the largely populated city of Kuta suffers from a number of typical "big city" problems, there are still many smaller locations on the rise that travelers can visit for stunning scenery, less crowds & much more culture.