I’M GOING TO BALI TOO
Today is June 25, aka six months to the day until Christmas. Too early to deck the halls, start making lists and checking them twice or debating the traditional versus modern menu, but definitely not too far out to lock in a holiday plan.
According to Flight Centre, December is the biggest month for Australians departing on overseas trips which, as far as incentives go, is a good one to work with so you can get your No.1 choices.
Stastistically speaking, the places we love to go the most include the US, United Kingdom, Indonesia (well, really, we all know that means Bali), New Zealand and Thailand. These countries also happen to be high on the list of places we cover most in Escape.
On the rise are New Caledonia, Japan, Vanuatu, India and Canada. Then, of course, there’s the evergrowing number of us going cruising and taking in mutiple destinations in the one trip.
But the big question today is where should you go this year? I’ve got my plans locked in for January thanks to my sibling’s generosity. She’s renting a 16-person “super-villa” called LataLiana in Seminyak for the extended family, to celebrate a birthday ending in zero.
Aside from a couple of cruises I’ve done, it’s a rarity for me to have a trip organised so far in advance, but already I’m well into the next – and some might say most important – tier, of the holiday checklist: where to eat and drink.
Any suggestions for Bali’s best, please send them my way. I’d love to hear about your favourite spots.
JANA FRAWLEY, NATIONAL TRAVEL EDITOR