Most successful people will tell you their satisfaction was derived not from reaching the goal itself, but from the pursuit of the goal. From their hard work and perseverance through stormy waters, doubt, naysayers and uncertainty. That’s what they look back on. And that’s what makes their accomplishments so gratifying. Everything after that is just the reward.
For anyone complaining about the recent development of Bali, its vast amount of tourists and little room for real adventure, we have discovered a beautiful, much less developed, but way wilder island quite close to the east side of Bali. Home to the volcano, that triggered a period of global cooling known as the “Year Without a Summer” in 1816, Sumbawa is a real unknown treasure. Here are our top highlights to explore the island.