America, Indonesia, Life in Asia, Planning

Travel Bucket List 2019

It’s a new year, and that means new travel goals! Here’s a list of a few places that I’m hoping to check off this year! Taiwan Little by little, I am seeing more and more of Asia! I’m looking forward to finally getting to Taipei, Taiwan and experiencing a cool blend of culture and foods.… Continue reading Travel Bucket List 2019

Pop Culture

Read, Watch Listen: My Favorites of 2018

While I love blogging and creating content, I don’t know if anything is more entertaining than consuming good content. Whether nonfiction or fiction, narrative or journalistic, I love a story that is well written, well edited, well produced. This year, I seemed to take in many more podcasts than normal and less books. But that… Continue reading Read, Watch Listen: My Favorites of 2018

Home Sweet Home, Indonesia, Life in Asia

My Indonesian Home Makeover Part 9: Guest Bath Redux

It was our biggest makeover yet. Other rooms in our new home had new coats of paint, new curtains or new furniture. But the guest bath? It’s getting a total remodel. I had been counting the days until this project since we moved in. While the bathroom was fairly functional, however still missing a sink,… Continue reading My Indonesian Home Makeover Part 9: Guest Bath Redux

America, Diving, Food, Indonesia, Life in Asia, Malaysia, Qatar

2018 Travel Highlights

As 2018 draws to a close, with thankfulness and joy I look back on 2018 and it’s many highlights. Most of which are centered around raising my baby girl and seeing her thrive. But a few of this year’s highlights are travel related, so I thought I’d share some great traveling memories from the year…… Continue reading 2018 Travel Highlights

Beaches, Food, Indonesia, Life in Asia

New Bali Beach Club on the Block

Soft white sand, rolling ocean waves, looming limestone cliffs and a refreshing infinity swimming pool to take it all in. This is the scene on a typical day Roosterfish Beach Club. Recently, we were down in South Bali visiting some friends and wanted a little bit of beach time. We knew from living in South… Continue reading New Bali Beach Club on the Block

Home Sweet Home, Indonesia, Life in Asia

My Indonesian Home Makeover Part 8: Creating That Cozy Sofa

Does anything make a house feel more homey than a cozy living room with a comfy sofa? I think not. Our new Indonesian home however did not exactly have the floor plan of a typical American home [surprise, surprise], so yet again, creativity was needed to create some living room magic. We have one LARGE… Continue reading My Indonesian Home Makeover Part 8: Creating That Cozy Sofa

Landmarks, Life in Asia, Malaysia, Photos & Video, Photos That Inspire

Penang’s Water Village: The Clan Jetties

Many parts of Penang, Malaysia feel reminiscent of other places I’ve seen in Asia. But the floating villages of clan jetty homes are unlike anything I’ve seen before on my travels. Long wooden piers extend from the shore into the water and small wooden homes line the edges of the pier. These original homes were… Continue reading Penang’s Water Village: The Clan Jetties

Life in Asia, Malaysia, Motherhood, Travel Gear

My Must Have Baby Gear for International Travel

Traveling as a mom and traveling with my little one in tow is quite an adjustment. Gone are the days of carry-on, minimalist packing and spontaneity. Now it’s diapers and wet wipes, nap times and nursing. But I wouldn’t change a thing. I had great experiences traveling solo to Cambodia and traveling with friends through… Continue reading My Must Have Baby Gear for International Travel

Inspiration, Life in Asia, Malaysia, Photos & Video

Penang is for [Art] Lovers

I’m in love, I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows it! I’m an optimistic enthusiast who usually can find a silver lining in a place no matter where I look. [Enneagram Type 7’s am I right?] But…love? I don’t often go around saying that I LOVE a place. I love Indonesia, of course,… Continue reading Penang is for [Art] Lovers

Home Sweet Home, Life in Asia, Motherhood

My Indonesian Home Makeover Part 7: Making a Nest for Baby Bird

If there was one room I was most excited to put together when we moved, it was our baby girl’s room. Before we knew her name, her gender or her face, we called her Baby Travel Bug, because this was going to be a baby on the go! Before she was even born, we stayed… Continue reading My Indonesian Home Makeover Part 7: Making a Nest for Baby Bird