Tips and Articles for Bali

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Travelers seeking a peaceful retreat in Bali can still find it. One new respite: Como Shambhala Estate at Begawan Giri (62-361/978-888; www.cse... Read More

AS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD, ASIA IS IN A BIT OF A SLUMP. One man's burden, however, is another man's bargain, and Asia's financial free fall has led to some... Read More

Most travelers have a favorite hideaway. An Italian pensione that never makes its way into the guidebooks, a breezy beach resort that stays just under... Read More

"We've been found," Jean-Pierre Vandelle explained, with an apologetic lifting of the hands. I had finally gotten back to my favorite little-known... Read More

On the road, these neo-nomads follow their own set of rules: Keep a closet in several cities, tip freely, pack scented candles, and always get your... Read More

A huge pearl moon is rising in the mauve evening sky as Dennis and I lie on our terrace. Wayan Linggen and Ibu Sunerti, our masseur and masseuse,... Read More

Airline vacation packages have always been great values that are easy to book. Lately, though, airlines have realized that many travelers don't want to... Read More

You have just arrived at your resort from the airport and are escorted into a private villa. Not bothering to unpack, you ease into the personal plunge... Read More

CAIRO Khan el-Khalili To my mind, the word exotic was invented for the Middle East and its grand bazaars, consummate merchants, and sensuous honeyed... Read More

once-in-a-lifetime trips for a once-in-a-lifetime moment ... Read More

With more than a hundred smoldering volcanoes, some of which are islands unto themselves, Indonesia has always lured hikers seeking a climb from sea to... Read More

Note: For the latest update on travel to Indonesia, visit the State Department Web site at http://travel.state.gov. ... Read More

These days, the fashionable set is flocking to Bali's beachside village of Seminyak, just north of touristy Kuta but miles away in its refreshingly... Read More

Months after my husband and I moved into our New York apartment, I would browse boutiques all over Manhattan, eyeing richly lacquered bowls, antique... Read More

Entering Uma Ubud—the first Balinese resort from Christina Ong, the creator of Parrot Cay and the Metropolitan in London and Bangkok—requires passing... Read More

See our slideshow of the 10 Best New Hotels. ... Read More

It’s no secret that human activity has depleted coral reefs in some of the world’s prime vacation spots. Architect Wolf Hilbertz and marine researcher... Read More

The Pura Ulu Danau--with its great beds of tiger lilies and towering shrines stacked with multiple thatch roofs--is one of Bali's most beautiful temples... Read More

The Oberoi put Bali on the map for upscale travelers when it opened in 1978 on 15 acres at Legian Beach, north of Denpasar. With its formal gardens and... Read More

I first went to Ubud in 1993 at the request of a friend who had the idea of starting a retreat there; she had asked me to come teach yoga. I was so... Read More

Who hasn’t fantasized about jetting off to an ultraluxe private isle, like Turtle Island in Fiji, where a staff of 100 caters to the whims of just 28... Read More

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