A little planning can make the difference between a bum trip and a great journey. When should you go? What festivals or special events will occur during your visit? What's the best way to get there? How much should you plan to spend? What safety or health precautions should you take?

Do It on a Beach or in a Jungle: Your Bali Event -- Few places can compete with Bali as a destination for a major celebration -- weddings, birthdays, anniversaries. Local planners will assist with everything from paperwork, to flowers, catering, entertainment, like cultural performances and music, so you can kick back and enjoy the ride. The island has hundreds of wedding and event planners, but the best are Karen at Cherange (;, and, if I do say so, myself, MJ (;

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