California Dreamin'

Part One

California is a dream destination for many adventure travellers, and for a good reason. This beautiful and diverse state has so much to offer for the outdoorsy and adventure savvy types, not to mention taking that dream road trip along the Pacific coast.

When ‘all the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey,’ in California the sky is blue, and the palm trees are tall. Autumn is a beautiful time to visit California, when is less crowded. California is a huge state, thus if you want to see it properly, you may not be able to do so during your one- or two-week holiday. In this post you will read about San Francisco and some of the Northern California highlights. In Part Two, we will go further South, taking a scenic Pacific route towards Big Sur. If your time allows, go off the beaten path and you may discover gems, you won’t find in the travel guides.

San Francisco

Somehow the great cities of America have taken their places in a mythology that shapes their destiny: money lives in New York. Power sits in Washington. Freedom sips cappuccino in a sidewalk café in San Francisco.

– Joe Flower

Let’s start here, as many people who will arrive by plane will either fly to San Francisco, Los Angeles or San Jose. San Francisco airport is conveniently located in the South of the city, with direct links to downtown San Francisco.

If you are planning on staying in San Francisco, choose a place downtown, as this is where you are likely to spend most of your time. Take comfy shoes and you may even want to download Uber app for when you are tired of walking. Let me tell you, I have never walked more in my life during a city break. It is good to make San Francisco your base and do some day trips from there. You can also hire a car and once you are done with the city, start your road adventure.

San Francisco has plenty to offer, and to cover all, I would need to dedicate this blog to the city alone, so l will tell you about my highlights and some practical information in part two, and leave the rest for you to explore.

North Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf are the areas where you may want to start your little San Francisco adventure, accompanied by the noise of seagulls, sea lions and the city. If you are taking BART (practical tips coming in part two), the best stop to get off is Embarcadero. From there, you can take a walk towards the Ferry Building, with nice little shops and cafes inside, and further towards the famous San Francisco Piers. The most visited is probably Pier 39, a mandatory stopover to see a colony of sea lions sunbathing on the docks. These guys know how to chill. Before you get there, you will pass through a vibrant area of bars, restaurants and stalls. If you are thinking of visiting the infamous Alcatraz prison, this is the right place to be, as from the piers there are boats taking you there multiple times a day. You can also make a half day trip to a beautiful little town of Sausalito, North of San Francisco. Further along, you have Fisherman’s Wharf. You might be hungry by this point and there is no better place to try some seafood, like the famous shrimp or lobster sandwich or a clam chowder soup.

So, where do we go from here? Well, you have two options. Head to the most photographed spot on the planet - The Golden Gate Bridge. Or take an iconic cable car towards the Union Square and Chinatown.

If you decide to head towards the Golden Gate Bridge, make sure you will charge your phone before you arrive there, as it’s a photo opportunity not to be missed. The lengths people go for that perfect Instagram snap… From Fisherman’s Wharf it may take you up to two hrs walking to get there, through a beautiful route by Pacific Heights towards Presidio area. Alternatively, you can check public transport links, or hop into an Uber!

You may also want to dedicate an entire day to the Golden Gate Bridge and surrounding neighbourhoods and explore the beautiful and probably the wealthiest San Francisco area – the Presidio, as well as visit the Golden Gate Park.

Financial District, Union Square, Chinatown and Little Italy are the areas which you can all explore within the same day, and you can also take a cable car between Union Square and Chinatown. In little Italy, which is just next to Chinatown you will find one of the most unique culinary places to visit for some garlic infused feast – The Stinking Rose. That if you like garlic of course, as this is where garlic is served with your food, not the other way round. They process over 3,000 pounds of garlic each month to make the food. And besides stinky is really good!

Mission District is where you will find a lot of city’s art and street art, and it may be good to get a guided walk through the area. Here is where you will find another highlight of the city – The Painted Ladies, colourful Victorian houses near Alamo Square. Another Instagram worthy location.

There is so much more to San Francisco, from museums, parks, galleries, nightlife, that it’s impossible to cover all within one blog without putting you to sleep, so let me stop here and let’s move on.

 

Muir Woods and Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

Only an hour drive North of San Francisco, are two magical places, where people not just come to visit. They come from around the world to see. Both Muir Woods and Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve are great for a day or a half day hiking trip, and even better if you stay overnight. Camping is not allowed directly in Muir Woods National Monument, but you can camp in Armstrong Redwoods. Why people come there? To see the oldest and tallest living organisms in the world. The trees’ ages range from 400 to over 1000 years old, with height up to 310 feet. These magnificent sequoias once covered most of the United States, but when logging industry came to California, they were largely destroyed. It is worth visiting what is left of them and escape the crowds of San Francisco.

If you aren’t planning of hiring a car, both can be visited as a half day, or a day trip from San Francisco and often combined with wine tasting in Sonoma and Napa Valley. However, if you book a day trip to do the redwoods and wine tasting, know that it will be a bit rushed. You can also take a ferry to Sausalito, and Muir Woods is a short Uber ride from there. You can make it a day trip to Muir Woods National Monument and enjoy staying as long as you’d like.

 

Sonoma County and Napa Valley

What would be a visit to California, without some wine tasting? Both Sonoma and Napa Valley are around an hour drive from San Francisco. Take a day for this trip, as you would want to soak in the sun, slow down and enjoy wine and food, in at least three of over few hundred wineries, ranging from rustic to regal. When you visit Sonoma, you can make a stopover for lunch in the picturesque city of Sonoma, or check which wineries offer food to go with your wine. You can also tour Napa Valley in style, taking a historical Napa Valley train, where you will have fine dining experience, coupled with… you guessed - wine. If your time allows, you can slow down further, by booking yourself overnight in one of many wine county’s B&Bs, as the weather, the wines and the scenery are to be indulged.

 

Yosemite National Park

Up to this point you are just a tourist. But if you are a true adventurer, in Yosemite you will have almost 1200 square miles of wilderness for you to explore. My advice – if you are staying in San Francisco, taking a day trip to Yosemite, to just ‘tick the box’ is a waste of your time and money. It takes four hours to get there and back, living you with just a few hours to explore the park. So, check out multi-day tours, or if you are driving, even better, you have all the time you want. Plan ahead, to make the best out for your visit. Camping, lodging and backpacking is very popular in Yosemite and your feet would most likely be the transportation of choice.  

Adventure tribe will thrive here. Waterfalls, deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, hiking trails. If you are hiking, here are some of the most popular hikes you can take in the park. Yosemite Valley, The Glacier Point Road, Wawona Area Hikes, Hetch Hetchy, White Wolf, Tuolumne Meadows. Most people visit Yosemite between April and October. For the above-mentioned hikes, different times of the year may be suitable, so check before you go. Also, some are accessible by car first.

Did you know that Yosemite is one of the world's greatest climbing areas? Yosemite Mountaineering School & Guide Service offers guided climbing trips for all levels, as well as equipment rental. If you like your adrenaline rush triggered in a different way, you can try water rafting along the Merced River.

There is plenty more to enjoy in Yosemite, as it’s an ultimate outdoor playground for adventure seekers, and if Northern California is on your bucket list, you should definitely make it in one of the top places to visit.

Lake Tahoe

Straddling the border of California and Nevada, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains lies the cobalt blue Lake Tahoe. It’s the largest alpine lake in the United States and the second deepest.  If you are looking for more adventure opportunities, you will definitely find them here. You can explore the area on foot, or mountain biking using Tahoe Rim Trail, which is open between June and October. You will experience one of the most iconic views on this trail. For the most famous postcard view, head to Emerald Bay, the crown jewel of your Lake Tahoe experience, where emerald blue water meets colourful granite cliffs.

There is plenty to enjoy in Lake Tahoe and no shortage of sunny days. Water sports enthusiasts will thrive here, as swimming, kayaking, windsurfing and stand up paddle surfing (SUP) are all on offer.

Hiking, camping and backpacking in the wilderness and world class ski resorts in winter, are both Summer and Winter fun opportunities here.

Well… this itinerary alone should fill a couple of weeks of your California adventure, if you want to properly experience everything and make unforgettable memories. There is plenty more to see in California, so in the next blog we will be heading South.

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I wanted the whole world or nothing

I wanted the whole world or nothing.
— Charles Bukowski, Post Office

 

We have too short time on this planet to settle for nothing. So like Bukowski's autobiographical anti-hero, Henry Chinaski, I’m not much of a petty thief. I want the whole world. But to be precise, to get to know it, to travel it and to create memories that are far more valuable than possessions.

If you want the whole world too, here are some tips on how to plan for seeing it. You don't need to quit your job to do it, you just need to be smart how to.  If you work full time and have no chance to take a few months off, accrue your holidays, include public holidays to overlap in the time frame of your trip, or even add some unpaid leave. If you have a luxury of taking sabbatical or not working, you can take as long as your tolerance threshold for being away from home, but know that maximum length of RTW (round-the-world) ticket is one year.

Where do I start? Well, BUDGET of course. Can I have the whole world, or just the part of it? Before you plan anything, it’s good to know or have a rough idea on your budget. Around the world trip can cost you anything from as little as $5,000 to $40,000 and beyond, depending on many factors, such as the cost of your tickets, number of countries visited, cost of living, length of stay in a specific country to the level of luxury you wish to have during your adventure.

Once you know your budget, the second aspect to think about your trip is TIME. How much time do you have will affect how intense or relaxed your trip will be. Maybe you can decide to stay longer in countries you will fall in love with, maybe you can make more stopovers, or visit more places. It's possible to do round the world trip in a month time frame. You might have less countries on your list, shorter time to spend in each of them, but with a good route planning, a bit of research, being clever about taking your holidays, it's still feasible. It won't be the same life changing experience as dedicating months of your life to travel, but it won't be less exciting. Of course more time you have at your disposal, allows for more flexibility and spontaneity in your round the world adventure. 

Where to? ROUTE PLANNING will hugely depend on the two above factors. Your budget and the time for your trip. Of course, you have an idea and preferences which parts of the world you would love to see. Knowing the two other important aspects will help you to factor more detailed planning and adjust expectations to your reality. That will also be important in deciding whether to buy a round-the-world TICKET or go for a multi-city ticket option. It’s worth to mention that round-the-world flights usually operate in West to East or East to West, so you can think of visiting countries in a specific geographical order. A lot of RTW tickets include standard routes, so if you want to go slightly ‘off the beaten path’ compare multi-city ticket. Skyscanner will let you plan your route with up to six stopovers. It’s also worth checking budget airlines in a specific world region.

When planning your route, don’t forget to consider countries on top of your bucket list and check when is the best time to go to those. WEATHER is not going to be the same everywhere you go, so it’s worth checking when is the best time to go there. It can also be a factor around the ACTIVITIES you would like to do during your round the world adventure.

Assuming you already have a passport, don’t forget to check VISA requirements for each of the country you are planning to visit. And not just that, read about specific rules on accessing the country. There could be restrictions allowing you to enter specific country by plane only.

TRAVEL INSURANCE is an absolute must in any type of trip, but even more important in this type of adventure. In the UK, TravelSupermarket is a good website to compare different insurance options. To avoid ruining your trip, and even worse, risking your health, don’t forget to check VACCINATIONS requirements on your route. Depending where you live, some vaccinations will be free and provided within your social security, or national insurance scope, but not all. You may need to pay for some, so it’s worth checking that too. Don’t leave vaccinations to the end. There are certain injections you should start taking a month before your trip or earlier. Some will require coming for a booster before taking off. Some of them don’t work immediately, sometimes it can take several days for the vaccine to take effect, so do your research or speak with a pharmacist, a doctor or a nurse in a travel clinic. Don’t forget to buy some travel related MEDICATION; you never know when you may need it and it may not always be possible to buy it at the hour of need.

WHAT TO PACK? Firstly, not too much! There are possibilities to do laundry and you don’t want to the burden of carrying the clothes you won’t wear. How many times did you over pack, only to wear the same comfortable clothes during your trips? The same principle applies here. Of course, consider the activities you plan to do during your trip, or may want to try and include this option in your planning. 65L backpack is large enough to include all the necessities of your trip. You are going to collect memories, not things after all.

Do you need to change MONEY? It’s always good to have local currency for the first few days, as it’s better not to change it at inflated airport rates. Most countries will have money changers, where you can exchange dollars, euros or pounds for a local currency. And there is always an ATM.

Don’t forget to be prepared for all scenarios and remember to take CHARGER, BACKUP your computer files if you are taking laptop, as well as your phone contacts, and don’t forget about emergency CONTACTS.

There is a lot of research that usually goes into any trip planning, but even more so, for round the world trip, which for many is once in lifetime adventure. My list here is not inclusive of everything, but it’s a good starting point. To complete your research, you can use social media, groups, forums, travel guides and of course directly speaking with those who have done it. There are countless groups on Facebook related to travel, backpacking or solo travel, all you need is to join them. Sometimes you don’t even need to ask a question, it’s likely the topic has already been covered in previous posts, so you can use search bar to check.

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 Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.
— Aristotle
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There is something about Bali

There is something about Bali that tempts visitors from all around the world. Whether you are coming here for a holiday, currently backpacking South East Asia, or are a surf enthusiast; at some point you have decided to make Bali your next adventure travel destination.

Bali has been popular long before ‘Eat, Pray, Love’, although Elisabeth Gilbert’s 2006 book release, followed by a Hollywood film adaptation starring Julia Roberts in 2010, have contributed to driving the travel boom.

So, what is it about Bali that annually attracts millions of visitors, with the 23% of growth rate year on year? Is it a truly exotic paradise, a spiritual life changing experience, a must visit surf destination, or just an oversold promise of experiencing something unique? Does Bali still have its magic and authenticity, or is it a thing of the past? Like a circa 1980s past, when it was a backpackers’, surfers’ and hippies’ mecca.

I would say - it is all the above, and how you will perceive it, depends on your personal experiences. 

A lot of that can be influenced by your trip planning, from choosing a place to stay, deciding which town or area will be on your stopover list, who you meet during your solo trip, to adventures and experiences you will have in Bali.

If you are a surfer and have never been to Bali before, yet thinking of your next surf trip there; or a solo female traveller, visualising yourself pedalling on a bicycle through green rice fields, taking yoga classes and eating healthy vegan food… I will tell you about my experiences, share some tips, so you can love it and hopefully won’t be disappointed by it.

 

A Perfect Solo Travel Gateway

Bali is and most likely will be for a long time, one of the favourite solo travel destinations, especially for solo female travellers. As I am writing this blog, I am still in Bali. I perfectly fit the bucket of solo female travellers, and my writing is influenced by my personal experiences here.

It’s not my first visit in Bali, but it’s my first solo trip here. Since I first visited seven years ago, I am less tourist and more an explorer this time. During my first visit, I did all the mandatory touristy things one must do when in Bali, often falling into tourist traps, such as oversold excursions, dance shows, or overpriced massage places. This time, after seven more years of travels, the experience is different.

Why did I come to Bali? It was an instant and spontaneous decision, followed by a real need of a ‘break’, to find a place to recharge and unplug from the matrix... if that’s even possible, whilst still working remotely.

As a solo female traveller, I could choose many places in the world, but I wanted something safe, easy and familiar. I loved Bali the first time and I always wanted to come back. So here I am, experiencing it again. This time a little differently.

For a woman travelling solo, I find Bali a safe destination for my little adventure. I don’t need to worry about danger here and can fully immerse what the island has to offer. I am staying in the South of Bali, which is the most touristy and popular area of the island. Although West and North are less crowded, you may find less spoiled for choice there.

 

Yoga, spirituality, healthy living

Are all found here in Bali.

Bali is one of the top world’s yoga destinations, with yoga retreats, yoga centres and drop in yoga classes found all around Bali. The South of the island is topping the ranking. There are around 500 yoga retreats in Bali, but you can also practice yoga in many hotels, or come to a drop-in class in a yoga centre. Yoga and Bali are sisters, since Bali is predominantly a Hindu island. If you end up practising yoga in Bali, you will likely feel more connected to the source, as it’s hard to escape Hindu traditions in Bali. Offerings are made several times a day and you will witness them on a regular basis. For Balinese a religious ritual, for a non-Hindu, a reminder that beyond a sunny paradise, it’s a different world and a different culture.

Ubud is probably the most iconic place to practice yoga in Bali, but not the only one. To me Ubud has lost its charm, and nowadays is a very busy place, with heavy traffic, too much attention from locals trying to sell you another souvenir you don’t need, and the overwhelming number of tourists. You can still find peace in Ubud, just stay outside of the busy centre and book your place around Ubud. Ideally somewhere in the rice fields. There are plenty of hotels within a proximity to Ubud. Trust me, you will have much better experience not staying in the centre. I have recently stayed in Penestanan Village just outside of Ubud, known as the ‘artists village’. Penestanan feels like Ubud years ago, before it turned from the authentic spiritual and artistic centre of Bali, to a mass tourism ‘must do’ on a bucket list.

If yoga and spirituality is your number one reason to visit Ubud, check out Yoga Barn – the most popular place to practice yoga, cleanse and detox, where you book yourself for a wellness package or an ayurvedic treatment, or just drop in for a yoga session.

In Bali you can easily get back on a health wagon and drop your bad habits without making any real effort. The choice of delicious healthy food options is just too hard to ignore. Switching Bintang (local beer) for a fresh coconut water that costs you less than a dollar here, and a small fortune back home is a no brainer. You will find plenty of delicious, healthy, often vegan food choices in bigger towns (Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, Ubud, Uluwatu area). Not to mention plethora of freshly squeezed cold presses fruit and vegetable juices and widely popular kombucha, you can have with your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Cleansing your body out of toxins that way couldn’t be easier.

 

Surfing in Bali

Bali is the most renowned surfing destination in Indonesia, however many experienced surfers escape Bali and head to Lombok, Nusa or Mentawai islands, Sumbawa, or Sumba. Overcrowding is one of the main reasons many surfers venture outside of Bali, to catch some warm waves in Pacific waters. However, many of these spots are more suitable for advanced surfers, thus Bali is still a good place to catch waves if you are a beginner or an intermediate surfer. And of course, despite a traffic in a lineup, it’s still a world class surf for surfers of all levels, with consistent conditions all year round.

Not to mention, you can buy a good quality surfboard here, whether that’s your first board, or you are adding to the collection. The prices are competitive, there are shops that sell locally shaped boards, but using good quality imported materials, and if you are surfer, it’s difficult not to be tempted.

Bali is where I had my first adventure with surfing seven years ago, but it didn’t end up well, and I gave it up, only to give it another go a year or so later. I have been hooked since.

What’s good about surfing in Bali, is that you can enjoy it together with everything else the island has to offer. The culture, the food, the beauty, the spirituality and the openness to foreigners. There are plenty of surf camps to book yourself in, as well as plenty of independent instructors to give you a one on one lesson, whether you are a beginner or want to improve in your surfing skills. And if you’d rather surf on your own, there are still plenty of good surf spots and good conditions all year round to have some fun catching waves. But what’s the fun in surfing alone? Wouldn’t you rather do it with another soul?

Where to surf in Bali? Check out Kuta, Canggu, Balangan, Bingin, Padang Padang, Uluwatu. Many of these breaks are reef breaks. It might be a bit too much for a beginner surfer, if you haven’t surfed reef break before or have never surfed whatsoever. Make sure you don’t just rent a board and venture on your own but hire a local instructor or better; book yourself in a surf camp.

Warm waters all year round make it a perfect bikini and boardshorts surf destination.

 

Where to stay and what to do in Bali

That all depends on how much time you have on the island and how often you are willing to relocate. It is also not uncommon to make your base in one place, and take plenty of day trips from there. I will focus on the South of Bali and around, but if you are staying here for longer than two weeks, I would recommend venturing West and North to experience more authenticity.

If you are thinking of staying in one of the buzzy places, meeting other travellers, have your first go at surfing and immerse yourself in wellness, healthy eating, yet still be surrounded by people, head for Seminyak or Canggu. I would avoid Kuta, as it has very little authenticity and it’s overpopulated. I have recently spent a week in Canggu and I loved it. And if you haven’t bought your holiday attire yet, don’t bring too much with you. You may want to immerse yourself in a shopping spree here. From world sports brands, such as Billabong, Rip Curl, RVCA, to locally made clothing and bikinis, it’s easy to get carried away with your credit card without realising it.

If you think of pursuing more spiritual journey, head to Ubud. Even though, I am no longer a huge fan of Ubud, I was smitten by it seven years ago. I would say, if you are in Bali, you should experience Ubud. Whether you will make it a day trip, or book yourself a few nights there (just stay outside of the centre), it’s a ‘must visit’ place to complete your Bali bucket list.

There are plenty of places to see and things to do near Ubud, due to its central location. Day trip worthy, is a visit to Tegallalang Rice Terraces and nearby temples: Tirta Empul, Goa Gajah - “The Elephant Cave”, Gunung Kawi or Tanah Lot. I was fascinated by Tirta Empul - “ A Holy Water Spring Temple”, visited by Balinese people for purification bathing rituals.

West of Bali, you will find Jatiluwih rice terraces, a candidate to UNESCO heritage site, both dramatic and breath-taking opportunity for a photo to capture the moment otherwise gone.

And if you are up for an adventure, try sunrise hiking of Mount Batur, an active volcano 1717 m above sea level, believed to be a sacred place by Indonesians, located in Kintamani district. Be prepared to be picked up around 2 AM in the morning, a couple of hours ride to the starting point, around two hours trek (quite challenging for some) and finally spectacular views of another active volcano Gunung Agung, Lake Batur and a beautiful area around, accompanied by coffee and breakfast at the top.

Worth considering are also beautiful Gili Islands (so different to Bali), as well as Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. You can get there by boat from Sanur. Gili Islands are so tiny, you can bike around one in less than 30 minutes and you won’t find any traffic there. The only means of transportation are bikes, your feet and horse carts; although poor animals are made to work hard in extreme conditions. It might be more humane to choose a bike or carry a backpack to the hotel yourself. In Gili you can snorkel, scuba dive and even surf, although not directly from the beach. Nusa islands are a tropical paradise, a short boat ride from Bali, where you can snorkel and surf in crystal clear waters.

If you plan to stay in Bali for longer, you will most certainly visit Lombok, where you can enjoy beaches, surfing, hiking and immerse yourself in a less developed environment than Bali.

When in Bali, one must try and embrace numerous wellness and spa services the island has to offer. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get pampered. A Balinese massage starts at Rp 80,000 ($6) and the service is excellent, even though the budget places are likely to be quite modest.

 

Will you fall in love with Bali?

It’s a possibility. And even if you don’t fall in love with this island, there is a high probability that you will come back refreshed, recharged, sun kissed and happier. Just don’t drink water from the tap;)

There are enough reasons to see this beautiful island and even though it’s not the same as it was ten, twenty years ago, it’s still an awesome adventure travel destination.

You won’t get bored in Bali, there is plenty to do and see for everyone.

 

Sustainable tourism

A lot is being said recently about World’s pollution, as well as turning our planet and oceans into a massive wasteland drowning in plastic. Following my eye-opening experience in Bali, I decided to mention it, when writing about Bali.

I have to say, I wasn’t paying that much attention to the problem globally, besides having general awareness and trying to be responsible back home. However, particularly during this trip I realised the scale of the problem worldwide, and how it is also connected to travel and tourism.

In my first days on the island I went surfing with a local guide and rented a surfboard. After a surf session, I was offered a small plastic cup filled with water to refresh and a plastic straw. Later that day I went for a massage and the same happened. Multiply that by eight million tourists expected to visit Bali this year, add all the plastic bottles of water consumed, and you can imagine the real scale of the problem. On a global scale that number is even more staggering, with over 1.3 billion people taking international travel every year.

We all can make a small effort in tackling the global problem by bringing own refillable water bottle, instead of buying water. Many places nowadays offer clean water to refill, although a lot also have a long way to go. Less developed countries still have a massive amount of work to do, raising general awareness amongst own citizens. We - as tourists and travellers, also have the responsibility to think what we are living behind here; not just how we behave at our own countries.

Our recycling back home won’t bring much impact, if our behaviour when travelling is different. We are still living on the same planet, regardless of to what exotic destination we have teleported ourselves to.

 

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