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Travel Easier and Better by Learning How NOT to Overpack

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Overpacking causes headache. It can even cost you a lot of money at the airport if you apparently exceeded the weight limit of your stuff. Traveling is a stressful endeavor.

How not to overpack in travel

Don’t make it even more painful for you by bringing stuff you end up not using, or those you actually don’t need. Learning to ease your travel by not overpacking may take time to learn, but I reckon it’s a valuable life skill.

First and foremost, create a packing list!

If you don’t know where to start, there are a lot of packing list out there that you can download and customize according to your very own needs.

Creating a list helps prevent you from forgetting stuff in the last moment. Take a look at your packing list before you go. All you have to do is look at your list to make sure that you’re not forgetting anything.

Coordinate all of your outfits

There are many things to factor such as the weather—but after you have an idea you can work with, start coordinating your travel outfits! Don’t just stuff anything you see in your wardrobe just because you think you will wear them.

Clothes that ended up not worn is usually the biggest culprit in overpacking. This is why it’s important to think of the clothes you’re bringing as a set of a comprehensive look.

Don’t just bring that sweater but you don’t know where or when you’re going to wear it during your travel. You can go the extra mile by planning your outfits throughout your travel. This way, you’ll be ensured that you will not bring outfits that you won’t wear.

Neutrals are the way to go

If you’re already wearing neutrals most of the time, good! Neutral colors go with everything, and you won’t have to worry whether a piece is going to fit well with another. Neutrals are also elegant, timeless color that won’t go out of date.

Start selecting your neutral outfits as early as possible. Packing neutrals is almost a sure way to get all of your outfits match with each other.

Get a smaller bag

How to bring less items? Get a smaller bag! It’s almost an instant way to prevent you from overpacking because it forces you to fit everything you need into that bag. When we have a bigger bag and there’s that extra room, our instinct would tend to say “you can still fit more item”. While in reality, you don’t need to fit in more items into your bag.

It’s a gradual process

Remember that you can’t become a minimalist packer overnight. Packing is intimately related to your very own lifestyle.

If you’re used to bringing a huge bag filled with all sorts of accessories, it may be more difficult to pack lighter whenever you travel. It’s basically a habit. But the most surefire way not to overpack anytime you travel is of course, by changing that very habit. It takes time and it takes effort.

But don’t worry and don’t let yourself get frustrated. The key is to start. And start small. Work your way up to lighter and lighter packing. You’ll get there!

Lifestyle

How Important Does The Parachute Hammock In Life?

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Parachute hammock that is made of nylon is now even getting more popular among the travelers, parents with children and many more. It is because of its usage that can’t only being used at the outdoors but also indoor like in your bedroom and even as to complete your house decoration.

For the outdoor usage, many of the resorts are using the rope hammock since it is stronger and more durable. Thicker than the parachute hammock and won’t as hot as the parachute nylon material so people can always using it even under the hot sun if they want.

Thanks to the hammock camping tarp where now you can even more comfortable if you still need to rest in a hot day at the beach. No more too shine and brighter sun blinding your eyes and surely a great item to avoid the rain.

Important of parachute hammock in life

Many have been published that the nylon replaced the silk during the World War II (WW2) when the supply of silk diminished. Yes, it has a long story to tell. Later on, nylon has becomes one of the popular choice eversince. It is good wind resistance material, has a good elasticity, you won’t need to worry about the mildew, and surely as an comparatively cheaper material.

Those are just some benefits when using the nylon and you are possible to get all of those advantages when using the parachute nylon hammock. Ok, I admitted that the price can be vary but I have said that it is comparatively affordable, right?

Parachute hammock which its material is made of the nylon then leads to the lighter weight hammock (lightweight) and contributes in helping you to get dry hammock. Even if yours is wet by the water, it will dries quickly. Some of the people are also claiming it that the hammock will be resistant to abrasion and also the chemicals. I know you may have no ideas about both before, but that’s how the manufacturers are avoiding us from being stupid or out of luck.

Today, you can get a parachute nylon hammock that has more durability even up to 10 years in its usage. A really great investment since you can uses it for years. So that, due to its exceptional nylon strength—it is also used for some important things such as to make straps of the parachute harness, reinforcing the tape, and suspension lines.

The more benefits you will get for sure and I think it will keep on adding some extra positive things in the years to come.

Now, if you think about what I have just spoken on above, they are simple as how good and important the parachute nylon is and a bit about its relation with the hammock since it is the main material for that. Let’s see what else the hammock can do for you especially in its relation to the world of traveling. This should be more interesting to know, shouldn’t it?

I have seen and read that the parachute hammock is usually used in camping activity or something relates to it. When people are hiking the mountain, many of them will bring the hammock. So with the people who are visiting the beach. The reasons for that are because bringing it will save more space in the backpack and it can be considered as not heave at all. It won’t as lighter as the cotton or the fur, but surely it can’t be as heavier as the tent.

You can even makes the hammock as your bed alternative if you want even though many people are usually won’t agree with that. But the thing is, it is possible and I have even read about the admission of someone that have been sleeping in a hammock for years. It really is a good news knowing that maybe we should never worried about our health condition if we want to sleep in it.

Moreover, many have also found their self sleeping quicker when just laying down in a parachute hammock for couple of minutes. If you have kind of Insomnia, you can try to deal with that in a hammock without any medicine.

Those are some of the importance of a parachute nylon hammock in this life. I have not been covered all the advantages we could get so keep on waiting for the updates in days to come.

Travel & Leisure

Seminyak Must-Dos for Your Exciting Bali Trip

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Seminyak is known as the more elegant and subdued counterpart of Kuta. Already staying in Seminyak? Great. If not, you can easily reach Seminyak from Kuta, Legian, Nusa Dua, and Denpasar. Depending on where you’re from, it only takes 15 minutes to 40 minutes to reach Seminyak as long as traffic is not congested.

State your inner shopaholics

Seminyak has an abundance of shops or any fine items you could imagine. You’re going to love Seminyak if you consider yourself a shopaholic. Clothes, furnitures, accessories, and many other fine stuff are abundant.

There are simply numerous of boutiques lining up the street. Some of the labels you can find are Auguste the Label, Magali Pascal, Bali Boat Shed, and Paulina Katarina are simply a few among hundreds and maybe even thousands that you can browse to your heart’s content.

You can find lines of shops virtually anywhere in the Seminyak area. From Jalan Raya Seminyak to Jalan Kayu Aya—wherever you decided to go, you’re bound to find something you fancy.

Get Funky in Dream Museum Zone Bali (DMZ)

This place is also known by the name Trick Art 3D Gallery. Fun life-sized artworks and installation are what you should expect from this fun 3D museum.

Exciting Bali trip - Dream Museum Zone (DMZ) Bali

Make sure to get your camera ready because that’s why you’re coming to this place! You won’t get short of fun Instagram pictures to post as a fun memory for from your Bali trip. Unleash your inner kid!

Visit Seminyak’s fun dining places

As previously mentioned, Seminyak has an abundance of fancy establishments. Some of the most popular beach clubs in Bali are located in the area.

Potato Head Beach Club is one among the most popular beach clubs you need to visit. The clubs and restaurants are particularly great venue for social activities. Strike a conversation with strangers or simply have fun with your travel companion.

Jemme Dining is another one of Seminyak’s fancy dining establishments. Prices are still quite affordable. The highest price for starters is less than 100,000 IDR (approximately 7 USD) while the main courses cost less than 300,000 IDR (less than 25 USD).

Prepare your budget if you fancy coming to Seminyak’s many fancy dining establishments and fun beach clubs!

Stay in nice villas

One of the things Seminyak is known for is the many beautiful villas in the area. Prices can also be super affordable, depending on what you’re looking for.

You can even spend less than 50 USD per person and still feel like a nobility. Some of those inexpensive villas are Villa Oberoi, Villa Yogan, and Villa Arta. But if you want to stay in luxury villas Seminyak, you can try Hu’u Bali.

Remember that villa and rent prices in general is also affected by high and low seasons, so make sure to do your research and check with your departure dates!

Enjoy Seminyak’s beaches

What’s Bali without its gorgeous beaches? If you’ve had enough of Pantai Kuta and its crowd, then Seminyak may be the place for you. Beaches with beach clubs such as La Plancha is going to be more crowded, but still not as much as Kuta does.

Some of the beaches worth visiting are Double Six beach, and Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa.

Lifestyle

Staying In Luxury Villas Seminyak, How Does It Feels?

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Today, I’m going to tell you a quick post about the luxury private villas that many people had been stayed in Seminyak. A few of you may had been to Bali already, but I am sure that there are still many people who don’t. So that, even if you have been known Bali before or this can be your first visit, I will suggest you to rent your own private villa.

How does it feels staying in luxury villas Seminyak?

I’m actually so glad to tell you about this because maybe after a long hard days, weeks or even months struggling at your office, now you have decided to come to Bali. Your time is precious, so I hope you are not confusing in wasting it on the reservation sites just to know which accommodation you should choose that is affordable enough for you and how you will really loves staying in it. That’s why this luxury villas Seminyak post comes up.

Walking around in Bali is pretty a good thing to do. But when you are doing it to find your best stay, that is really something you won’t do. You can simple scrolling up and down through your phone on the reservation site you have installed. The problem is, there are too much offers. They are good, affordable, luxury, and many more. Not to mention the types of accommodations to get, the luxury hotel room or a villa, inside the local house just like what Air bnb is doing, and many more.

Since I was knowing about the luxury villas at Seminyak couple months ago, I am realized that apparently the hotel room is nothing. Not for all of the hotel rooms, but most of them. And there are some reasons for that.

Just so you know that most of the private villas at Seminyak are providing us with the private pool which is the better thing you can get than nothing. If you get it too at the hotel, it can be the public pool. Even if the private pool existed, I am afraid that you’ll be break the bank. Too expensive for many of us.

Think about you want to go to the private villa and have a few drinks by the pool and just relax. Right after swimming, you will had a shower with outdoor view. The room will also led straight into your bedroom and bathroom that were inside and also had a jacuzzi tub. What could be better than those? The private pool villa at Seminyak which you have rented before can accommodates you with such pleasures.

You will really love during any time the day inside your stay. Simply open up those doors and have it as one open space you have to let the sun inside and start warming you up in the morning. You will have the kitchen right straight the spacious living room inside the luxury villa where you can make your own coffee while watching TV and enjoy the morning sun.

Anyway, you will enjoy those scenes after waking up and out of the extra king size bedroom. You don’t even need to worry about the unlimited Wi-Fi which is always strong if you need to check something online. Yet, those are just some things you can get and please yourself from the luxury villas Seminyak. Not to mention that the Seminyak area itself is full of some other interesting things such unique attractions, seeing how local people are living, where to buy souvenirs or spend your time at the tasteful restaurant or a cozy café, and many more.