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East of Bali

What is beyond Bali?

East of Bali

Tourism Gateway to Indonesia points to Bali's eastern island neighbours.

By all standards, the first Bali and Beyond Travel Fair, at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre in June, was a great success. The organisers managed to bring in 256 exhibitors from Bali and beyond Bali waters. What’s more, they brought in over 222 buyer... more »

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Cape Phromthep

Cape Phromthep

The end of Phuket on the southwest coast, known as Cape Promthep or Laem Promthep, is arguably Phuket's most photographed and romantic spot. It has long been the favourite place to watch the spectacular sunsets the island is known for and ...more »

Cruise Bali to Lombok

Cruise Bali to Lombok

Many people coming to Bali just never get to see Lombok. In fact, many people don’t even know Lombok exists until they look at a map like the one on the first page of this website. Suddenly there is an island as big as Bali and curious ...more »

How, where and when to get wet in Reykjavík

How, where and when to get wet in Reykjavík

Anywhere you go in Iceland, there will be wonderful public pools with natural geothermal water, in addition to the multitude of natural hot springs all over the country. These might seem more like spas to the uninitiated, with hot pools ...more »

Ecotourism in Malta

Ecotourism in Malta

Ecotourism aims to conserve the environment and improve the well-being of the local people. "Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people." (TIES, 1990) You may find that ...more »

Laid Back Lanta: A Trip Back into 'What Was'

Laid Back Lanta: A Trip Back into 'What Was'

Secluded, quiet and mellow, Koh Lanta is considered a breath of fresh air compared to the rest of the busier and party prone Phuket area. Resplendent of pristine sandy beaches on the west coast with tropical vegetation covering the ...more »

Explore the Ionians by the wind

Explore the Ionians by the wind

Ionian Sea composes one of the most beautiful and popular sailing destinations in Greece. The area includes seven main islands and numerous islets, all lying at the western side of Greece. Perhaps the most famous ones are Corfu, Lefkada, ...more »

Escape To The Eastern Highlands

Escape To The Eastern Highlands

Situated on the Eastern side of Zimbabwe bordering Mozambique is the Eastern Highlands which consists of three mountain ranges namely Nyanga, Chimanimani and Bvumba. Each one is unique and boasts different activities for both locals and ...more »

A Guide to Holidaying with Friends in Barbados

A Guide to Holidaying with Friends in Barbados

Fish, Foxtrot and something else beginning with F ...Friendly Faces, perhaps. You’d be hard pressed to find anywhere that better meets that description. After my last visit to the paradise island I submitted to this website a short ...more »

Unique holiday resort for people of all abilities

Unique holiday resort for people of all abilities

Going on holiday is a fantastic way to unwind from the stresses of work or the daily routine. It’s a chance to explore a new country, try a new sport, learn a language or simply sit on the beach, try new foods and enjoy being away from ...more »

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Retreats and Relaxation Articles

When a gigantic compendium of chocolate truffles won't soothe the perennial pain in your life, it's time to get pampered. No matter where you are in the world, or what type of budget you're on, there's always a little room for some personal relaxation. Whether it's a soothing soak in a Turkish Hammam, a rejuvenating dip in a Sicilian mud bath, a spiritual awakening at a Spanish yoga retreat, or a devilishly indulgent Indian head massage, My Destination have got it covered.

So if you are someone whose body aches to be massaged, buffed, preened or pampered, or simply curious to know what a 'microdermabrasion' or 'hot stone massage' actually entails, have a peruse of the following selection of Retreats and Relaxation articles. Here you should be able to find every type of salubrious, detoxifying, and stress-relieving spa, fitness and wellness programme that you could possible need. And if you don't, well, then there's always the chocolate to turn to...

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