4 Days in West Sumatra: Rolling Hills, Green Canyons & Traditional Houses

Overlooked by most travellers on the Banana Pancake trail, West Sumatra is home to some of the trail’s most beautiful natural sceneries, with rolling hills, mountains, canyons, valleys and national parks dotting every single corner of this province. Home to over 5 million people, West Sumatra is dominated by Minangkabau ethnic groups whose legacy is reflected…

An Off-the-Beaten Escape to Minahasa Highlands

Tucked away in Northern Sulawesi is a land of scenic lakes, panoramic mountains, bizarre food and jovial Minahasa people. Fertile volcanic soil brings lush greenery and nice, cool weather to the highlands, making it an ideal escape from the Southeast Asian heat. More uniquely, the people here eat just about anything—a walk around Tomohon traditional…

4 Days Retreat in Pristine Sumba Island

It’s time to put the Bali vs. Lombok debate to rest. Sumba combines the best of both worlds: the rich culture and self-pampering appeal of Bali, but with the quietness and unspoiled beauty of Lombok. Rarely visited and sparsely populated with just 685,186 people, Sumba is one of the few remaining island getaways that allows…

3 Days in Cultural Yogyakarta, Borobudur & Prambanan

Yogyakarta is the cultural capital of Indonesia. Most notably, the city’s proximity to two key UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Hindu temple compounds of Prambanan and the world’s largest Buddhist monument of Borobudur, make it a truly bucket list destination which shouldn’t be missed by anyone.