How to practice “Eat, Pray, Love” in Bali
By Dian Hasan | Mary 21, 2010
Julia Roberts’ upcoming 2010 summer movie, “Eat, Pray, Love”, based on the hugely successful novel by Elizabeth Gilbert, will no doubt help promote the travel destinations depicted in the novel.
Regardless of whether the movie will be a commercial success, Tuscany, India, and the undeniable star attraction – BALI – are already gaining traction. Initial interest in the book, and now the movie, has already seen an increase in tourist arrivals in Bali. Led by female travelers, for whom the book is intended for, the novel’s theme of self-discovery and actualization, in search of life’s balance and – most importantly – the balance of body, mind and soul – strikes a chord with Bali’s offering.
Therefore, boutique resorts & hotels, gourmet cuisine, yoga, meditation, spa, herbal remedy, traditional markets, organic spa treatments, ecotourism practices, Bali’s Green School… are all key word searches that are popping up in the Googledom search universe.
For North American female travelers, their search for what Bali has to offer might just have ended, with a travel package designed specifically with this novel in mind.
Women’s Retreat from Wake Up in Bali, is a travel-program laden with activities that attempt to remain faithful to the novel. Designed as a wholesome approach to journey of self-discovery, Women’s Retreat is positioned as a transformational experience that is unique and life-enhancing
The tour promises a travel in the company of other women who share the same passion for intelligent and soulful experiences, providing the opportunity to connect with a community of new friends.
The tour is limited to no more than 14 travelers to ensure a profound learning and bonding experience. Participants will also have the opportunity to join in Wake Up Bali’s “Give Back Program” mission for education and poverty alleviation by sponsoring a little girl’s school tuition.
Wake Up in Bali is a division of Sterling Ideas, Inc., brainchild Atlanta-based Nelson Sterling, specializing in experiential journeys to explore culture and self. Check out Sterling’s blog www.theauthenticjourney.blogspot.com.