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The Man Who Speaks Monkey | Sumatra Indonesia

The Man Who Speaks Monkey | Sumatra Indonesia

I am in Bukit Luang with my friend Lillix, the man who talks to monkeys. Lillix grew up in a small village in the jungles of Indonesia, and from a young age, learned to love the jungle. Ever since he was six years old his father would take him to explore the most remote parts of the jungle to help him develop an appreciation for its beauty and importance.

Best Time to Visit Bali

Best Time to Visit Bali

Normally, if you were to ask me when the best time to visit Bali, Indonesia is, my answer would be something along the lines of “Now. Yesterday. Whenever you can. ASAP. Always.” But, I’m going to take a shot in the dark and say that you didn’t click on this post for one sentence saying “What, you’re not packed yet?!”. On that note, let’s get to the goods...

Top Things to do in Bali

Top Things to do in Bali

Of all the islands I’ve visited, Bali is my favorite. The pristine beaches, rushing waterfalls, verdant rice terraces, and massive volcanoes create a stunning scene. Bali’s beauty is otherworldly, and you can’t help but feel like you’ve stumbled into a magical paradise. One of the best things about Bali is that it’s more than just breathtaking views—there’s no limit on adventures to be had. Keep reading to learn about my favorite things to do in Bali!

Trekking with Orangutans in Sumatra

Trekking with Orangutans in Sumatra

This past September, I explored the tropical paradise of Sumatra. I’ve always wanted to visit this breathtaking Indonesian island, which is home to the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan. Sumatra offers picturesque views and exciting adventures for nature lovers, but it’s the islands diverse wildlife that really stands out. While there, I embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime orangutan trek in Gunung Leuser National Park. This remarkable experience was one I’ll never forget. Keep reading to learn more about trekking with orangutans in Sumatra!

Five Reasons to Go Orangutan Trekking

Five Reasons to Go Orangutan Trekking

Deep within Sumatra’s Gunung Leuser National Park is one of the last places on earth to see the critically endangered orangutans in the wild. Deforestation has reached alarming levels due to increased levels of logging and growth of palm oil plantations. Eighty percent of Earth’s animals live in forests and many are unable to survive the deforestation which is destroying their homes.  Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t miss out on this journey to see the Orangutans now.

Lillix, Protector of the Sumatran Orangutan

Lillix, Protector of the Sumatran Orangutan

With over fourteen years of experience as a guide in Sumatra, Lillix leads thousands of travelers from all over the world on excursions through the lush jungle and brings them up close to extraordinary wild animals, like the friendly orangutan and the rare Sumatran elephant. “The jungle is like my second house,” Lillix reveals, “the orangutan lives here, and I want the orangutan to stay here; that’s why I promote the use of responsible tourism.” 

The 10 Best Beaches in the World

The 10 Best Beaches in the World

The fresh ocean breeze, golden rays of sunshine, and soft sand beneath your feet—nothing’s better than a tropical getaway! With so many destinations to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Lounge on the best beaches in Bali, catch some waves in Hawaii, or explore the seaside ruins of Tulum. Colder temperatures are on the horizon, making it the perfect time for a trip to a tropical paradise. Keep reading to learn about the ten best beaches in the world!

Tina's Bali Expedition | Sweepstakes Winner

Tina's Bali Expedition | Sweepstakes Winner

Beaches, reefs, volcanoes, rice paddies, jungles, great food, and more: Indonesia has it all.  With 17,000 islands and over 300 languages are spoken, this is a place of contrasts and cultural diversity. For Tina, one of our recent travelers, the Bali Expedition proved to be an unforgettable experience with memories to last a lifetime! 

Top 10 Most Unusual Places to Stay Abroad

Top 10 Most Unusual Places to Stay Abroad

We all know that where you stay on your travels can make or break a trip. Booking unique accommodations is a great way to make your experience memorable, giving you lots of amazing photo ops and stories to tell.  We’ve gathered 10 of the most unusual spots to live while abroad, to inspire you to plan your next adventure!

Top 10 Animal Encounters to Add to Your Bucket List

Top 10 Animal Encounters to Add to Your Bucket List

We can't even explain how much our love for animals have been broadened throughout our travel experiences.  From sea turtles in Costa Rica to llamas in Peru to elephants in Sri Lanka - We can't get enough of these cute creatures when we are traveling.  We've rallied up our top 10 favorite animal encounters from our expeditions so you can add them to your travel bucket list!