As recommended in National Geographic Traveler
Don George writes “…a hot-off-the-presses read written by Bali resident Clare McAlaney with photographs by Trish McNeill, presents a sumptuous exploration and evocation of the heart and soul of contemporary Bali.”
Don George is an editor at large at National Geographic Traveler and author of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing. He has also edited several award-winning travel-writing anthologies, including Better Than Fiction.
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Bali Soul Journals is the first in a series of books showcasing the beauty of people around the planet. Its intention is to inspire tolerance, love and empathy through a series of interviews with people who know and love Bali. Bali Soul Journals also observes cultural symbols and daily rituals, from food to music and spiritual beliefs, to the way people live their lives, highlighting the importance of preserving the essence of Bali and what makes it unique. Featuring beautiful photography, come with us on a journey into the heart and soul of Bali.
For the conscious traveller, whether in the country or in their armchair, Bali Soul Journals brings understanding and connection, and a mindset of hope, abundance and inspiration.
The first book was published in November 2013, and will serve as a fine complement to Things you need to know about Bali. Things you need to know gives you the low down on how to have a fabulous holiday in Bali, to be an aware traveler and therefore, one who gets home safely, without incident. Soul Journals explores the island on another level as author Clare McAlaney and talented photographer Trish McNeill (Trish McNeill Photography) search out the heart and soul of Bali. They do it with your eyes – the eyes of a tourist, rather than as an expat. What do you see or miss? What are they saying? And answering questions with real life experiences, such as “can I visit a ceremony and take photos?” Rather than just tell you the answer, we use video that gives an immediate sense of the warmth and welcoming natures of Balinese.
Come with us on this journey. First, through our blogs and then, with our book featuring stunning images of beautiful Bali.
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About Creatavision Publishing
Soul Journals and Things you need to know books are published by Creatavision Publishing – bringing authors’ visions to life and to sharing the wisdom of others with a greater reach, helping them connect with the heart and soul of the planet to create a higher vibration of learning, love and acceptance.
Soul Journals connects with ordinary people who have simple but extraordinary stories that are shared for the expanding of our consciousness on this planet.
In the words of Justin Francis, who describes the future as being ‘deep’ travel – getting under the skin of a place. We already seek out authenticity – real experiences rather than fake culture packaged up for tourists – but travel in 2020 will go further. It will be about the appreciation of local distinctiveness, the idiosyncrasies and the detail, the things that make a place unique and special. It will be as much about the smell of fresh spices in Kerala in India and the colourful tailors of Hoi An in Vietnam as it is about rediscovering the exotic and locally distinctive closer to home.
Join us on this incredible journey, which as they say, is starting with the tiny two steps called Things you need to know, and Soul Journals. Fittingly started in Bali, one of the planet’s most unique and spiritual places. Selamat jalan.