Taking on Indonesia? Make Sure to Try These Islands

 Indonesia is a country full of delights, with a very unique landscape. A series of islands make up its geography, with intrepid travelers only able to reach every spot if they make the jump between shores. Today, let’s take a look at some of the best islands to try when you’re out in Indonesia. Kepulauan Read More …

2016 – Was it really that bad?

Okay so yeah.  The answer is yes.  In terms of progressiveness 2016 was pretty awful for the world.  Atrocities, natural disasters, war crimes against humanity and countless social injustices littered a year that most people refer to as the worst because too many celebrities died. All that other stuff is pretty terrible but if you Read More …

10 Must Do’s on Gili Air, Indonesia – A week in Paradise

Gili Air is the perfect paradise to head to after a short stay on Ubud, Bali.  Relaxing on this tropical island was a highly anticipated part of our trip to Indonesia and we loved it so much that we extended our stay. Check out these highlights from our trip. 1. Swimming in the low tide. Gili Air Read More …

Sacred Monkey Forest – Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud is a magical place where conservation and ecotourism mesh in the heart of a beautiful city.  The forest is literally in the center of Ubud which is the best reason to visit Bali, Indonesia.  Monkeys happen to be one of my favorite animals and I’ve been lucky with other Read More …

Blue Flames of Kawah Ijen Volcano – Java, Indonesia

I first heard about Mt. Ijen’s blue flames from a British biologist who hiked Bromo with me. Thinking it would be impossibly far away I was happy to hear Mt. Ijen is on the way back to Bali from Mt. Bromo! To save money I took a public bus to Bangyuwangi and found a group Read More …

Mt. Bromo – Self Guided Sunrise Hike

My absolute favorite part of Java was the sunrise hike up Mt. Bromo.  Bromo, an active volcano, is tucked away in the Sand Sea in the middle of Java, Indonesia.  You can hike up to the rim of Bromo and hear the volcano erupt like a jet engine or head for the rim of the Read More …

10 ways to get the most out of Ubud

Ronda and I absolutely loved Ubud!  Its a must-see for anyone visiting Bali, Indonesia.  You can cram everything you want to see in a few days but that will leave you wishing you were back in Ubud like we were.  We returned for another 2 nights after our stay on the Gili Islands!  Check out Read More …