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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

Home Sweet Home, Indonesia, Life in Asia

My Indonesian Home Makeover Part 6: Door Day & Decor Details

Doors are an important part of any home. The ability to close, lock, and open them again are basic functions that every door should have. Not long after we moved into our new home, we realized that many of our doors did not function properly. It was so odd how many door issues we had,… Continue reading My Indonesian Home Makeover Part 6: Door Day & Decor Details

China, Food, Indonesia, Life in Asia, Photos & Video, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand

My Favorite Markets in Asia

A marketplace is where a community comes together. People gather to buy, sell, eat, drink, laugh, gossip and connect. Around the world, so many family’s livelihoods depend on a thriving market. In America, we don’t really have an equivalent. Farmer’s markets are fun & quirky, but rarely does an entire community do their shopping at… Continue reading My Favorite Markets in Asia

Home Sweet Home, Indonesia, Life in Asia

My Indonesian Home Makeover Part 5: Furniture Shopping & Curtain Making

If I’ve learned anything about home decoration & renovations in Indonesia, it’s that nothing is simple as a foreigner. Furniture shopping is no exception. We chose to rent an empty house this time around, as our last home rental was fully furnished. So this was our first experience with buying furniture in Indonesia. And what… Continue reading My Indonesian Home Makeover Part 5: Furniture Shopping & Curtain Making

Planning, Pop Culture, Travel Gear

5 More Podcasts for Long Travel Days

I’m still such a huge fan of podcasts. It’s almost all I listen to while traveling, cleaning, or trying to sleep. That’s why I put together my original blog post, 9 Podcasts for Long Travel Days back in 2017. I’m still following all those podcasts...and more! I recently found a few new [or new seasons]… Continue reading 5 More Podcasts for Long Travel Days