Wrapping up an epic year

2015 was an epic travel year for me … I started the year on an airplane somewhere between Hong Kong and Vietnam. January was filled with road trips around Southern Vietnam. In February we ventured to Myanmar, a place high on my bucket list, seeing the stunning country by bus and boat. In March, we explored the scenic highlands of Northern Thailand […]

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Ramadan in Lombok + A last minute trip to the Gili Islands

Bali is distinctly different from her Mother, Indonesia. Born from another father than Sumatra, Papua, Borneo, or even Java or Tenggara next door, Bali was raised observing completely unique cultural and religious rituals than the others–and really, than the rest of the world. Much of the differences between Bali and the other islands, spawn from religious views–where Indonesia is mostly Muslim, Bali […]

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Taking the Long Way to Lombok

PART I: Our most pleasantly unpleasant Indonesia visa experience… The tire began wobbling in an ominous way. We quickly pull to the side of the road and inspect our bike. Sure enough, the tire is soft. We scan the area. Busy highway; crowded roundabout ahead; gardens and plant nurseries line the streets. We see some local men on a smoking break and […]

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Living like a Digital Nomad in Ubud

Graffiti in Ubud, Bali

One month has passed in that way time passes when you are living someplace new and different. Fast yet slow. Plenty of days spent in a mixed blur of laziness and work; motorbike adventures and days where we barely left the house or our computers. Getting comfortable. Learning the lay of the land. We’ve been in Bali a month and we […]

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Birds in Paradise: A Day in Bali Bird Park

The attendant showed us the calculator screen,”800,000 rupiah…” The cost for two tickets to Bali Bird Park. We hadn’t done our homework. We made the 30 minute drive south from Ubud and arrived to find out the entrance price, the equivalent of $27 USD/each, was far more than our cheap selves wanted to pay for a nonchalant day trip. We looked at each […]

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