Have you been daydreaming about the most beautiful winter escape? Is the snow, sleet or harsh wind in your town starting to make you feel stir crazy? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you just might qualify for wanting a beautiful winter vacation to the sunny islands of Indonesia! This country is made up of a large amount of small islands in Southeast Asia in between Thailand and Australia. There are so many different places in this island chain that you can travel to during the winter to get your fix of sunshine and salty air. One thing is for sure, after you visit Indonesia, you may never want to leave. Here are some tips on how you can plan for your winter trip to this amazing place.
Even in the winter, Indonesia's many islands are sure to be warm, sunny and lovely. This means that you will probably want to ditch the snow boots and down jackets and opt in for some flip flops and bathing suits. I can feel a little weird to pack lightweight, breathable and swimmable items for a trip while you are sitting in a freezing home or apartment, but do not let yourself be fooled. You will be so grateful you packed light clothing. Indonesia is also somewhat known for having undrinkable water and giving tourists stomach bugs fairly easily, so it might help to pack some preventative medicines just in case, such as CBD flower, anti nausea medication and some antibiotics. Throwing some things like this into your bag may help you immensely once you have arrived.
Pick Your Island(s)
Indonesia is the name of the country that is made up of around seventeen thousand smaller islands! That is a very, very large amount which is great for anyone looking to visit a new place they have never seen or maybe even heard of before. However, some of the islands are tried and true for tourists to visit and find things to do and people who speak their language. Some of the more popular destination islands in this country include Bali, Sumatra, Java and Borneo.
Find Trustworthy Accommodations
This is good advice for anyone traveling anywhere. Before you get on the plane, make sure you have a place to stay for each night you will be here. Unless you are the free roaming type and like to take chances and have wild adventures, booking ahead of time through a verified website or travel agency can help you avoid or get a refund in the event of any unwanted issues.
Check In with Your Bank
Making sure you give your bank a call and tell them where you will be staying and where you will be traveling during your stay can help you with two things. First, your bank will know not to cancel your cards and thus you will not be stranded without any money. Second, if your card does get stolen, your bank will more easily be able to detect any odd activity and shut it off before the thief can rack up charges.
Try New Things
Indonesia is a unique country with a variety of different cuisines, cultures and activities. On your winter trip here, you should definitely step outside of your comfort zone to try something new and interesting. There are many beautiful National Parks that are off the beaten path which offer beautiful hikes, views and sights. One example is Komodo National Park. Look out for the Komodo dragon while you are there for an unforgettable experience!
Indonesia is a beautiful place with so much variety of culture and lifestyle. No matter where you choose to go or what you choose to do while in this part of the world, you are guaranteed an adventure. Remember to think about these tips when you are planning for your winter vacation in this country and enjoy the journey.