Hammock camping is getting more popular again as the winter chills melt into the beginning of spring. For some people, it’s time to plan or even prepare for their next hammocking adventure.
Finding attachment points for your hammock
You’re highly dependent on trees for your outdoor hammock camping. This is one of the most important first steps to your hammock camping. Choosing suitable trees for hammock camping is one of the concerns for the first-timers. And it’s a valid concern, as many people view hammocks as harmful to the trees.
Choosing the right trees to hang your hammock
Hammocks are low-impact camping activity and that the potential of damaging trees is actually minimum. Make sure that you chose trees that are healthy and sturdy. Thick tree diameters are preferable. If the trees bend even slightly because of your weight, then that means it’s a far cry from a suitable spot to hang your hammock. The trees that are suitable for hammock camping would not even budge even when you’re swinging on your hammock. Additionally, make sure that there are no dead branches above. Dead branches can fall anytime and may possibly harm you in the process. Make sure that there is no hazardous wildlife on your trees or around you. If they find your presence threatening, it’s not going to be pretty for you.
Don’t hang your hammock too tightly—loosen up!
A lot of first-timers think that getting the hammock as flat as possible is what they should do. This cannot be further from the truth. You need to hang your hammock loosely. Hammocks that are hung too tight would be very uncomfortable to sleep in. It would also give the attachment points, in many cases, the trees, to hold more weight that it should be when the hammock is setup loose.
Pick a tree-friendly strap to help protect the tree bark. Remember that you’re going camping to experience the outdoor—to get closer to nature. Causing harm to the tree bark because of human activities should be one of your first concerns when you’ve decided you’d like hammock camping.
For safety reasons, don’t hang your hammock too high
The folks over at the Ultimate Hang have put it well. For comparison, a chair-height above the ground from the bottom curve of your hammock would be ideal. If you’re hanging your hammock way too high up, it would make it so much more difficult for yourself (and the person you’re sharing your hammock with, if any). Getting up to your hammock should be effortless and getting down should not be a chore as well. moreover, even though the chance of falling is almost non-existent, if you do fall, the impact won’t be hazardous.
Get your hammock camping accessories ready
Some of the hammock camping accessories are among the most important components of hammock camping. Factor in those as well when setting up your hammock. Hang your tarp to protect you from the wind, sun, and rain. Hammock tarp is one of the most essential hammock camping accessories that you must bring. Bring a suitable hammock setup according to the seasons and your own needs.
Making plans to head out to bars in Seminyak Bali is not as easy as it seems. With ton loads choices of bars packed alongside Jalan Raya Seminyak and the famous Petingenget, deciding a good bar would probably cost you an entire evening—unless you are a regular of one place. You will want the bar to be comfy, clean, safe, and friendly. You’ll want that everyone in the group can have a blast and enjoying the night out. Here, we have prepared some list to help you finding a good bar—either for a lone night or a group—in Seminyak, Bali.
No Sticky Floor
If you come to a bar, you’d expect it to be clean. Especially if you come early in the evening and just looking for a chill. One thing you should notice the first time you head on a bar is the floor. They don’t have to be starkly clean—they just have to be clean and not sticky at all. If the floor is sticky, that’s a sure signs that you need to head back to the door. Cause who knows how clean they are with the drinking glasses.
There’s A Ton of Reviews Online
Some of the best bars in Seminyak Bali are so great with their quality and services that leaves impressive memory to their guests. The availability of (positive) online reviews is a quick indicator of a good bar. Perhaps they have great cocktails, unique theme, lively crowds, or blazing good musics.
When you were greeted like a guest coming to a party, you know you are coming to a good bar. Good vibes are contagious, and it all starts from the staffs. You don’t want to be in a bar where the staffs are grumpy and giving off awkward bad vibes. Unwelcoming bartender and staffs could be an indicator of poor management or horrible working condition, and you wouldn’t want to pick up on that.
Enough Tables and Chairs to Relax
—and enough spaces for everyone to move. Sometimes a bar is just so popular that people are lining up to get inside and get checked by totalitarian guards, only to find themselves in a too jam-packed venue where even moving an arm is nearly impossible. This is the hard truth: a popular bar is not always a good bar. Most of the time, people flocks there just because their FOMO (fear of missing out). A good bar should allow you to talk, share, engage, dance, and overall enjoying yourself without being squeezed by hundreds of people.
Quality Drink and Fresh Fruits on Your Cocktails
Good bars in Seminyak Bali know that their drinks is the face of the establishment. After all, the final decision would fall on how good the drink is—even on a small humble bar. Look at the quality of the ingredients on your glass. The ice should be clear, the drink is not off-color, nothing looks odd, and the fruit garnish should be fresh. If you are ordering a juicy drink, the juice had better be real and fresh. You wouldn’t want to pay IDR 200K only to have sad, wrinkled, dried out fruit sitting on your cocktail.
Even if you do nothing at the beach, seeing the infinity water, white sand beach, coconut trees, are things that are magically can make our mind be relaxed. “Do nothing but get some things.” That’s how I will describe why spending time at the beach is recommended.
And it can also be the reason why many of us, as travelers, we keep on thinking and planning to visit the beach as one of the destination when the city or village got a beach. In the other hands, we have been realized that even a new beach can be the same as what we have been visited at the other places before.
If you are thinking about it, how many unique beaches you have been visited? For me, most of them have one common thing which is needs you to be more creative at there. You need to know and create things you will do at the beach. If not, as what I have told you on very first sentence on above, you can do nothing, but you can still enjoy your time. No regret.
Things to do at the beach before sunsets
Even though you are free not to do anything at the beach, you may want to know one or some things you can actually do to make your trip even better before sunsets. I choose that time since I am actually working nearby the beach and the best moment that I can see is at sunset. I have not been experienced the sunrise at this beach, so I thing I will only share some thoughts that have been experienced before. Surely I will try my best to help you maximize your time before the night and I don’t intend to add another extra troublesome for you. I’ll keep my tips to be fit for everyone.
- Lay your head down right on the sand! I don’t care about many things. All I know, doing this is making me feel better. The structure of sands seem to be the one that I need. Doing this won’t also make the clothes into dirt. I wonder why this happen. No matter how people are walking on the beach, you can still get your clothes clean even have been sleeping on the sand. But if you are the one who really care about your skin healthy or won’t get your hairs with many sand grains, feel free to get a beach blanket. Find a right spot for that and make sure the temperature is not so hot. Since the sun will sets very sooner, I think the sand will also getting cold slowly.
- Get a hammock if possible! I have been several times talking about the hammock in different posts, feel free to find them all. Just in case this will be your first visit in this blog, I have told the readers before that camping using hammock is a better idea. You just need to find a spot to setup the hammock and then start enjoying how beauty it is to watch the sun is setting.
- Look around you, there must be a restaurant! Doing nothing at the beach doesn’t mean that you are not deserves the fresh foods and drinks. Even just as simple as a cup of a coffee latte, that will be a great thing as long as you are in loves with the taste.
- Have a pet? Why don’t you invited him yet? Have you been seeing an image or a movie where people are playing around with pets at the beach at before sunsets? That is a great scene, right. You can also do the same thing if you have one. If you can’t walk your dog in the morning for the last few days, afternoon may be another best time for that.
Am i sure that all of the above things are enough? Surely, not. And they are not everything you can do. I myself still had the other activities where if i decided to write them all here, I think the page won’t even enough for my stories. Get realx and hope you can really enjoy your time at the beach before sunset.
This morning, I have seen a big promotional banner of Heineken saying that; “You can reschedule a date but you can’t reschedule a goal.” For a moment, I do agree with that but that surely will be a big bad news as well for couples who want to go to Bali in a double date schedule. So long, Heineken! A double date is better than you, that’s the goal. If you agree with me, another goal that I’d like to introduce you is the luxury of renting the 2 bedrooms villa at Seminyak area.
Traveling in such a group, 2 falling in love couples in Bali can be great. Romantic atmosphere is actually can be felt on the air when thinking about it. Imagine a romantic diner, doing things together, 2 couples will be better than one, there will be enough crowd that can lives up the day while everyone is enjoying the at the world top destination. The wonderful Bali.
Double-date traveling will usually an idea of the two best friends or closer family members that have been married a bit long to spend the holidays. And each of couple will probably want to stay close together. Being days or even weeks in Bali for a double date things should be a great traveling idea as well as to live together. That’s why I am suggesting you the luxury 2 bedroom villa Seminyak that is perfect for that purpose along with the location benefits the couples can get.
Your main first question can be; why Seminyak than the other great places in Bali? First reason for that, there are not many villages in Bali with their own beaches. It is a coastal city. If there will be one common thing between Seminyak and Kuta, that will be the beach. Sadly, Kuta is not clean enough ever since there are plastic wastes here and there on the beach.
Knowing that, it won’t be a sin if you are imagining that the luxury 2 bedroom villa at Seminyak you’re going to stay in is at the beach, closer to it, or perhaps within a walking distance? Yes, it is. You must be happy for that, right? Tell the other couples then about this good news.
Seminyak area is also has some interesting places for hanging out. You can get your fresh foods and drinks at the beach after sunset in a romantic diner up to the rooftop bar and cafe or restaurants. The amazing thing about is that, the crowd won’t even bothering you with that since there is no such disturbing distractions. Surely that there will be a noisy day, but I believe that you will need it and it is still can be tolerates.
Somehow, I have no idea why many people are staying there. You can even still finds a crowd at the beach after the midnight since there are some popular night clubs and also the beach clubs you can go. It may all of those are becoming the attractions for many travelers so do really enjoy their times at Seminyak. And you can experience what I have just told you, all of them around the luxury 2 bedroom villa at Seminyak. Your double date entertainment is actually closer than you think.
Certain restaurants, you visit for the food. Others, you visit for its unique interior design, instagrammable things, despite of the food. But, what if you can combine all the things together where the delicious foods are served and you can enjoy the moments while you are there? Don’t you think that a restaurant with a view and scene can a complete one?
Today, it is nothing new where the restaurants will not only serving the best foods and drinks ever. But are also build in a great location and well detailed design in purpose to attracting more customers. A restaurant with a view can be a place to taste the goodness while you can simply enjoy the “travel” itself.
The first reason for finding restaurant with a view is that it can even be a destination for food junkie. But even if you are a regular traveler, you are also possible to enjoy the leisure while eating out at the restaurant.
Waiting the foods until they are being served can be a boring thing. Sometimes, it feels like forever. But when the view is upon your eyes, when the restaurant got a scene or there is an attraction you can enjoy, you may are wishing that the waiting should be a little be more longer than before.
You have something that attracting your eyes and can even make you enjoy your time inside or outside. That will be a valuable thing to spend the time before eating at the restaurant. Besides that, if your spare time is quiet longer and you have nothing to do with that, you can even spend at least an hour and a half at the restaurant where you can enjoy a bit taste of traveling itself.
Sometimes, we are forgetting to think about this before where eating out at such beautiful restaurant can lives up our day because of the view and attraction you can do. Even if the restaurant itself will only consist of an unique main entrance, we have actually been surprised with that. What if the view is really beautiful while you are ordering your favourite foods?
Finding a restaurant with a view can also be included into your “things to do” list when you are traveling because it will also gives you experiences you may have never got before. It is making any sense that a restaurant can also be your travel destination. And ever since the destination itself is various, it should never always be the beaches, park with statues, or mountains. A restaurant can also be one of them.
Doing this, will also beneficial to spend the time around your resident without even leaving out to another town if you have a tight schedule but still needs to relax yourself while eating out.
Who would have known that you can be surprised by the mesmerising view at the new restaurant you have never visited before? By the beautiful view you enjoy at the restaurant, don’t you think that your foods can even be more tasteful?
Camping may sounds like a childish traveling idea, but when you are using the better gears and accessories, you can even start your own journey to an adventure. Just like what the hammock is bringing, an open wild nature is ready to be explored. And hey, many of us have had our own childish things that can make us happy and feel comfortable. You should be thankful if you still had one.
As we are usually trying to make every aspects of life to be the better and the best one, we are also trying to make every prestigious moments in a trip to be wonderful. Many times, we are requiring a luxury travel; the great itineraries as well as the luxury place to stay.
But today, I want bringing back what we may have been forgotten for so long which is making your shirt wet by your sweat and get your pants being littered by the mud or the wet soils in a camping trip. Surely that your shoes won’t be as clean as before too but you will enjoy those things in a better way you could imagine.
If until today you are only known about the 7 wonders of the world, you must have been realised that the earth and human have more than that. We are gifted by God where hammock is also a miracle made by hand through manual stitching before. Even until today, we can still finds many hand-made hammocks out there among those who have been producing by machines.
Camping where before will be included with some disturbing hassles, today it can even be more lighter in how we are experiencing it and how lightweight it is like literally. Giving yourself a hammock camping experience means that you can carry your own shelter along the way in a backpack and it will only as heavy as a pound.
You don’t even need to finds a guide how you will set it up or quiet big space and room to see how you will uses it since a hammock is an item that will only require less space and you can even uses in minutes. It is a little comfort shelter that you can build even under 5 or 10 minutes.
Another interesting thing about it is that you are possible to uses it indoor and outdoor. What do you think if you can even unwinding yourself inside your own bedroom? Those why that a better camping using hammock is possible for many of you.
A children of 5th grade can even try a hammock camping for himself up to the wildlife adventurers to see the world more widely.
You will only need to get your pretentious lifestyle off and open yourself to a new different journey to experience all the new possible beauty of nature in a camping trip. Have you ever thought before that when a hammock sets between trees, hanging on air can even better than sleeping in a luxury hotel? If you don’t believe me in that, then try it for yourself. It is not a challenging, I am suggesting you that you may feel better in something you are thinking that would an “out of your mind” idea.
Have you set yourself to be ready for a better camping using hammock? Let the world knows how’d you feel about it.
Many people may are disgusted by the fishes smells. But if you have no allergy at all to fishes whether holding them or eating them, I am recommending you that you need to gives the fishing trip a shot for at least once in your life.
I am a fishing enthusiast so I am telling you this. But, that won’t be the only reason why you have to takes it. There are more than what I could say that I am going to show you some of the benefits when you are deciding to experience the fishing at the open wide sea or even on the river stream and any possible spots.
Reasons to gives the fishing trip a shot
My favorite place for fishing is surely at the sea. I’ll heading there if I could since I was born and raised up beside the sea. And when people are asking me the reasons why I do really enjoy fishing, they sometimes don’t really get what I have told them since maybe I am too fool to explain them all.
But overall, fishing is making me happy no matter I am getting the big catches or not. No matter waiting for the “strike” will be hours and only get the small one, all of the things I experienced when fishing is the beautiful moments in life.
However, there are more of its advantages that me and you can also get by taking a fishing trip. Even though I was telling you to takes it at least once in a lifetime, I am recommending you to do it regularly or some more. Here are the reasons why:
1. Fishing is a traveling itself
I dunno how we can debate about this, but surely that fishing allowing you to make a journey to somewhere and you will also enjoy not only the fishing itself, but also the beautiful seascape or the challenging landscape when you are heading to the river at highland.
The different is that, while you can enjoy the other things you meet on your journey, your main thing to do is fishing. Just like when you want to dive the underwater, you can be accompanied with the boat to the dive spots while enjoying the view.
2. Do you need to exercising while traveling? get a fishing trip
Fishing is one of the healthy trip since it is also one of the the sports in the world. Throwing the hook, pulling up the catch and many more are involving many of your body part. Sweating on the water? It can not only by the hot sun, but the movements you are continuously done when fishing.
3. “Vitamin sea” is good for your mental and vitamin D is good for your bone
As a kind of traveling, fishing surely will also contributing in getting your mental even better. So does your body and your soul when seeing the infinity seascape. In the other hands, fishing in the morning can also be recommended since our body can really absorbs the vitamin D from the ray of the sun that can help your bone’s development.
4. Fishing can be your therapeutic activity
Being at the ocean sometimes will be giving you surprises. What about the waves that can make the boat to be here and there? But if you can experience that, it can really help you feel relieved from the stresses. Take it easy, you don’t have to finds the bigger waves for that. Even the small one can be good for us.
5. Fishing can’t be as interesting as you have expected? Enjoy the sailing!
The worst thing you can get by following my recommendation is that you are not really enjoy the fishing as I have explained. But, when you are on the boat, don’t you think that you still have some interesting things to be done? Feel free to enjoy the sailing, you can also decide to snorkeling or diving or swimming. So, you are not really wasting your times.
I have been observing that the demand of SEO services in Bali is increasingly high. It is a good thing for business while it is also a good sign that many business lines have been realized the power of dominating search engines like Google and Bing.
I am saying that it will be good for business since it will increasing the other related businesses rather than just the SEO services alone. There will be big chance that the businessmen will be hiring the web designer and developers, graphic designer, services to support the site’s brand and identity, social media specialists and many more.
Now, you have known why I am saying that, right? The other businesses are also taking advantages of the businessmen need to the SEO services.
If your business in Bali hasn’t been using the SEO services, think about it right now before it’s too late!
Seriously, I am asking you does your business in Bali has been using the SEO services before? If not, why your business even bothered to build a site?
Who doesn’t know about Pepsi today? Its official site is even offering you to buy their products online. Knowing that, the site itself surely not only be used to expanding the brand awareness online, but I am truly sure that the site will also needs to be optimized so any topics that are related to their business, they can be on top of search engine results.
We don’t have to digging deeper on analyzing the site, did you know that right when I am writing this article, its Domain Authority (DA) is 75 out of 100 and there are millions of backlinks the site has. To get that DA’s rank and numbers of backlinks, at least you will have to working on it around 15 years. Can you really do that for your business in Bali?
So that, using the SEO services will not only good to be ranked on first page of search engines for certain targeted keywords, but it will automatically add more value to your site as well as the business. What if you get the 75 ranked DA, how much will you sell that domain name?
Therefore, I am truly encouraging you to invest your business in Bali SEO service because there are also more people are using the search engines to find a business or information.
Another reason why you will need that service is because there are more businesses that are similar to what you are offering in Bali. Takes the accommodation providers in Bali that the numbers are keep on increasing. And today, no matter how long have you been building your accommodation website, sometimes it can be easily fallen by the new ones that have the great and more prepared online strategies especially know well how to deal with Search Engine Optimizations.
Your business in Bali can be far left behind since your competitors can be the foreigners with more capitals than yours. You have to realized that Bali is not really like any other regions in Indonesia. There are too many businesses here that ran by the rich foreigners so you will need to invest more your focus on the powerful strategies to be applied. And one of the ways you can do is that find the SEO specialists that can help you to optimize any possible parts of your business site.
Flores is one of the most beautiful places in Indonesia. If you only know Indonesia for Bali then you need to explore more. Flores is considered more unique compared to other regions in Indonesia. Its distinctive cultures are the highlight of the place. There are unique festivals and bizarre rituals you can witness when visiting Flores. This place is also full of natural beauty started from stunning beaches to beautiful caves. To learn more about the culture in Flores, one of the best ways is to visit the traditional villages. There are many of them in Flores you can visit during your holiday.
Interesting traditional villages in Flores to explore
Traditional villages in Flores hold ancient culture and belief which makes them unique in lifestyle and other aspects of life. Every village also has different trademarks in cuisine, art, music, craft, etc. it never gets boring to explore traditional villages especially those located in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. Here are recommended traditional villages you should visit during your vacation in Flores:
- Todo traditional village in Manggarai is where you can find ancient home of the royal clan. A king names Mashur and his clan decided to stay at this village centuries ago. The village itself is situated high up in the mountains so you need to hike to reach the location. It is surrounded by stunning view you can enjoy all the time. There are ritual stone, and also ceremonial house used by villagers to worship their ancestors. Circular houses about 25 meter in diameter are decorated with wood carvings.
- Tutubhada is the oldest village you can visit. The houses in this village are unique. The roofs has unique shape. However, you won’t find any wall. Supporting poles consist of wood carvings and ornaments. There is always ceremony held when one of the villager build a house. The ceremony involves buffalo slaughter as sacrifice. There is also traditional boxing event you can enjoy only in this village.
- Wae Rebo village is where you can stargaze and witness the Penti festival. Located in the West Flores, this village known for its cone-shaped housing. The village is situated on an idyllic mountain so the view surrounding is beautiful. To reach the village, you need to hike for five hours. However, it is worth it once you arrive. You can stay in one of the villager’s houses. At night, you can stargaze to witness the stunning Milky Way from the hilltop. There is also the Penti festival, an annual festival about ancient culture held every November. This festival is Wae Rebo people’s New Year’s Eve.
- Watublapi village is one of ikat weaving villages in Flores. This village use the old traditional method in making ikats. The villagers use natural resources such as plants grown for the dyes and local cotton for handspun yarn. Aside from buying organic handmade souvenir in the form of ikats, you can also learn how to make it form the villagers. This is one of the best way to support local community.
Travelling with a hammock is interesting. It can even be the first and main reason why you wanna go out there and experience the world since it is able to encourages and motivates you to do so. And today, we have actually been introduced to the present of the custom hammocks where they could really the ones we are looking for.
Any customisations that you can apply to your items or stuffs can bring you more benefits you have never got before. It is one of the thing that you can get from a hammock since it is surely one of the best travel and relaxation item that can be customise in any possible ways.
Nowadays, it can’t be the new thing anymore to find the hammock manufacturers that can be customised where you have more options about what you will have on your hammock.
Through the custom hammocks feature, you are possible to choose your own colours that are representing you. You are also possible to think about which gears will be included that will really support the usage of your own hammock at anywhere.
So do the other supporting accessories that can make yours becoming the professional hammock you’ve ever built.
The thing is that, finding your best customisable hammocks can be challenging and confusing especially when it is the first time for you to get yours. You may are thinking that you need to try to uses it and then deciding to customise your hammock base on your need and budget.
If you are really new to all of the things that relate to a hammock, especially when you want to plan your own customisable gears for your trip, you’d better know some of below recommendations.
1. Get the custom hammocks where your favourite colours can be defined
Getting a hammock with your own favourite colours won’t add an extra benefits to it. Your hammock can’t be safer and more comfortable just by doing that. But, it may will benefits your inner since it is always interesting if we could get an item base on our own preference.
There are still some manufacturers that can help you with that where you are possible to have a hammock with the colours that are totally different with the others.
2. Decide whether you want to use the hooks or the carabiners for your hammock
The hooks and carabiners are mostly used to hang a hammock with the right balance regardless to the distance between the mounting points and the ropes or the straps. The hooks themselves are super easy and fast for the installation while the carabiners can be great to be used to hold the heavy loads so they can be more safer to be brought to the outdoors.
The carabiners will really be recommended especially if you want to setup the hammock at the extreme spots.
3. Will you need the tarp for your hammock?
The next custom hammocks accessory you have to think about is the tarp. It is as simple as to get comfort by avoiding the shiny sun and the rainy day or the snows when you are out there. But if you are really need to buy a hammock and will only uses it at home, then you may won’t skip this first for the moment and decides it later.
4. If possible, include your custom hammocks with the sleeve
When you are camping at outdoor, sometimes you will have to leave the hammock for a moment to start exploring the surrounding or when you want to find the firewoods for making campfires or cooking. That moment you mostly won’t turn down the hammock from the trees, right? In the other hands, you think that you want to folds it for awhile and makes it neat so the wind won’t also flicking on it.
You can makes use of the sleeve for that in a faster way to fully coverage the hammock in just seconds. It will also beneficial for your hammock to prevents the depreciation so you can uses it longer and to avoid the hot sun that may cause the faded colours of your hammock.
5. Using the straps or the ropes
To setup the hammock, you will at least to get the straps or the ropes for its suspension system. They will help you to reach the nearest stands or the trees you have found. If you are asking me which one to get among the two, I’ll happily recommending you to get the straps since they are mostly the tree-friendly item than the ropes.
Surely that there will also the ropes that aren’t too rough for the trees, but I think that the straps are easily to find from most of the available manufacturers even though the price can be a bit expensive than the ropes.
Deciding which one to use for your suspension system is also the step where you are planning about to experience the hammock by leave no harm to the trees where they don’t deserved.
Those are some of the recommended tips, gears and accessories that hopefully will help you to get your own better custom hammocks.