Travelling is one of those things that, like it or not, is never going to go away. Over the years, the travel industry has adapted to realign itself with the era and the audience of the given time. Before the rise of technological efficiency, travel agents were entrusted with the task of preparing travel arrangements. Eager travellers would walk into the office, pay the fee, and sit and discuss relevant locations and possible additional adventures along the way. These days, however, anyone can organise their trips through any number of travel websites, orchestrating their own trip without the help of a travel agent.
There is an incredible balance of resorts and experiences that offer the holistic, tranquil experiences that are so highly sought after in the tropical destination that is Bali. In the many Bali 6 star resorts the island has to offer, guests can literally have it all – luxury accommodation with private infinity pools overlooking the jungle, as well as access to authentic cultural experiences and adventures. For tourists that want to experience it all, there are even a few cheaper accommodation offers out there (though it pays to keep in mind that you get what you pay for, and so the high-scale luxury resorts always have a big bang for their buck that is hard – if not impossible – to find elsewhere).
The rise of the Internet has been met with a definitive shift in how people choose to vacation or otherwise spend their time overseas. As the popularity of the Internet continued to spread, people became more starkly aware of the great big world around them. Over the coming years, the travel industry quickly became even busier than before, having to find new ways to work with the internet to give their clients the best vacation possible. Each new destination introduces to us to a new sense of culture and intrigue, and as we cross more destinations off our respective bucket lists, we become more engrossed in the art of travelling the world.
From trekking through the jungle in Thailand to spend time with rescued elephants to taking a van along the winding Australian coast, the value in making memories is one that is considered important above all else. In a society where we are constantly wanting to speed things up, we are now entering an era where we are essentially slowing down. During travels, slowing down means taking the time to stop and communicate with the locals, to write down your own experiences, and to challenge the ideals of some of the things that you learn about or witness while overseas.
Each new travel destination is ripe with the excitement of adventures to be had, hidden gems to be discovered, and history to be learned. Travelling is all about spreading one’s wings out and taking flight to explore the world in all its glory. You would be hard pressed today to find a traveller who has come back resenting their decision to travel, and there is a few good reason for that: growth. As we travel and explore the deeper sections of the planet, we learn about ourselves as individuals, who we are as a collective, and what we can do to brighten Earth up.