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Living a Life of Travel and Adventure

Living a Life of Travel and Adventure

Travel and Beyond is thrilled to be featured among 5 other great solo women travellers around the world in an interview with The Suitcase Entrepreneur! Along with my fellow travellers Prime Sarmiento, Nellie Huang, Nina Fuentes, Nora Dunn and Lauren Rains, here is the link to the article: Six Women Tell Us How It Really Is To Live A Life of Travel And Adventure by...

Dramatic Sunsets, White Sands and a Flurry of Activity

Dramatic Sunsets, White Sands and a Flurry of Activity

Known for its beautiful sunsets with kite flyers or surfers in the background, here are the some shots of what it is like at Kuta Beach just before nightfall. As many of you may already know, Kuta covers covers sub-districts of Kuta Village, Legian, Seminyak, Kedonganan, and Tuban. Most of the hotels along Kuta are situated in Tuban where most sunset aficionados find...

Sydney City from 820 Feet

Sydney City from 820 Feet

A bird’s eye view of Sydney city with the  Queen Victoria Building at the center captured from 820 feet above the city streets. With its stunning architecture and domed roof, the Queen Victoria Building was build in 1898 as a monument for the reigning monarch. Now, its home to jewellers, cafes, antique stores and international boutiques. The QVB is located at...

Postcard: A Balinese Dancer Performing the Kecak

Postcard: A Balinese Dancer Performing the Kecak

Dance and drama are an inseparable part of Balinese temple devotion and celebrations. Learning the art of dance from their mothers, Balinese dancers emphasize a dance’s delicate intricacies with hand gestures while incorporating eye and facial expressions. The main and essential ornaments usually used are the elaborate headpiece and armlets.

Postcard: Ethnic Dancer from Punjab, India

Postcard: Ethnic Dancer from Punjab, India

The Gidda is a very vigorous folk dance. The quick dance movements performed at the twink of an eye leaves the spell bound spectator asking for more. The colorfully embroidered dupattas (shawl) and heavy jewelery add to the grandeur of the spectacle that unfolds in front of your eyes. The dance steps translate into gestures and verses (bolis) of poetry that satirize...

Scenic Video from the Coat Hanger Footbridge at Picton Harbour

Scenic Video from the Coat Hanger Footbridge at Picton Harbour

The beautiful sights around Picton Harbour! Located in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds is the port town of Picton. Relatively small with no local bus service, one can easily explore the town on foot or by taxi. You can either take up a whole lot of outdoor activities or just chill out in the many cafes to relax and soak in the picturesque waterfront town all day...

The Vast Batur Caldera in Kintamani, East Bali

The Vast Batur Caldera in Kintamani, East Bali

At times you would think this is somewhere in scenic New Zealand… Only to be quickly reminded that you’re in Bali as you gaze over the many paddy fields below! This is a picturesque shot of the vast Batur Caldera taken at Penelokan. Meaning ‘place for looking’, Penelokan is located approximately 57 kilometres from Denpasar. What blows you away is the astounding view...