Indonesia is a hugely popular travel destination, and you probably don’t need us to tell you why. This country is known for its stunning beaches, incredible scenery, and some of the best food you’ve ever eaten. While you could spend your Indonesian adventure hopping from island to island and checking all of these out for yourself, why don’t you try going volcano hopping around Indonesia instead? You know you want to.
Start With Mount Bromo
Although Indonesia is home to over 150 volcanoes, there are certain craters that really stand out from the crowd – and Mount Bromo is one of them. Due to the extremely fertile soil around the volcano, the surrounding area is luscious and green, but a hike up the peak soon allows you to see a changing environment. In fact, it may seem as though you’ve landed on an alien planet. The hike will take you around 1-2 hours, but it’s best to hike before the sun rises so that you can check out the incredible sunrise from the top.
Check Out Mount Ijen
While Mount Bromo is perfect for a morning hike, Mount Ijen is perfect for a night-time adventure. That’s because this volcano is home to a steaming sulfur lake that’s perfectly blue, and you can even check out the blue flames when the sun starts to set. The lake at the top is well worth the 1-2 hour climb and the fact that it’s best to wear a gas mask.
Then, Choose Your Next Volcano
How you can go volcano hopping around Indonesia is really down to your itinerary and the length of your trip. If you have a few weeks to spare, then you could hike some of the main volcanoes in the country, including Mount Tambora, Mount Merapi, Mount Agung, and more.
So, is it time to embark on your volcano adventure in Indonesia? It’s super easy to plan your trip.
3 Best Thirst-Quenching Tips for Happy Hydrating
It’s time to celebrate Hydration Day. Doesn’t sound familiar? Well, National Hydration Day is all about the importance of fluid intake in your body. Healthy hydration supports nearly every internal body function like temperature regulation, natural detoxification, and immunity. Here are the best 3 prescribed thirst-quenching tips for your regular hydration check.
Scratch the Eight-by-Eight Myth
The widely known concept of drinking eight glasses of water a day has become the gospel somehow. But it is doubtful that different people coming from different backgrounds, need to drink the exact same amount of water daily. Co-author of Quench and M.D., integrative medicine physician Dana Cohen tells that, there is no rule of thumb of daily water intake. It varies depending on one’s body type, environment, diet, and daily activity level. Generally, she recommends drinking half of the body weight in ounces in a day.
Include a Go-to Green Smoothie
Going green is always beneficial. According to Cohen, a fiber-rich green smoothie is more hydrating than drinking multiple glasses of water. For the ultimate thirst-quenching blend, simply throw ½ an apple, ½ a cucumber, 2 tbsp of chia seeds, juice of ½ lemon into a high-speed blender. Add 1 cup of greens of choice like spinach or kale. Then pour 2 to 3 cups of water. Now whir until all blends in smooth green goodness.
Chill with Chia Detox Water
Chia seeds may not be popular as hydrating foods, but these fiber-rich seeds are high on detoxification. When added Chia seeds, the H2O molecules react and layer upon one another, turning the water into a slimy gel consistency. You can add a dash of lime or lemon to it for taste. The fibers in it acts like a sponge and can absorb up to 10-12 times their weight, maintaining the hydration much better. According to Cohen, this ‘structured’ form is originally the form of liquid found in nature and also in our body cells.