America, Beaches, Motherhood, Photos & Video

Portrait of a Mother-To-Be

I confess, blogging has taken a backseat to this pregnancy of mine. Not because it's been a hard pregnancy, but because my brain and my heart have been focused elsewhere. But I did want to share these stunning maternity photos my husband & I had taken once arriving back in the US. Our good friend,… Continue reading Portrait of a Mother-To-Be

Beaches, Indonesia, Inspiration, Life in Asia, Photos & Video, Photos That Inspire, Planning

Fifteen Photos To Inspire You To Visit Lombok

Indonesia is home to over 16,000 unique islands, and to only experience Bali in your Indonesian travels would be a shame. Lombok, Bali's eastern neighbor island, is earning quite the reputation as a must-see tourist destination. Beautiful beaches, rolling hills, and impressive volcanic mountain peaks are sure to be enjoyed during your Lombok holiday. Lombok's Mount… Continue reading Fifteen Photos To Inspire You To Visit Lombok

Beaches, Food, Funny & Weird, Holidays, Indonesia, Inspiration, Language Learning, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

7 Reasons Why I Love Indonesia [After Living Here for Two Years]

We just celebrated a huge milestone. We’ve been living in Indonesia for TWO YEARS. This is the longest I’ve ever lived outside of the US. Many people here on the island and even back home ask us how long we plan to stay. Indonesia has burrowed itself deep in my heart, and I don’t see… Continue reading 7 Reasons Why I Love Indonesia [After Living Here for Two Years]

Beaches, Indonesia, Inspiration, Life in Asia, Planning

My 2017 Travel Bucket List

When it comes to travel, I’m a big dreamer. I love reading travel blogs, following travel photographers, and Pinterest browsing destinations. Three months into this new year, I’ve finally put together my travel plans, hopes & dreams for 2017. I thought I’d share my list and why I hope to visit these places this year,… Continue reading My 2017 Travel Bucket List

Beaches, City Guides, Diving, Food, Indonesia, Life in Asia, Photos & Video, Planning

City Guide: Amed, Bali

Amed, a sleepy town on the far east coast of Bali, is a diamond in the rough. Decades ago, Amed was probably nothing more than a typical mountainside Balinese village. But as tourism crept in, and the depths of Amed's Jemeluk Bay were first explored by adventurers, so came the restaurants, guest houses & dive… Continue reading City Guide: Amed, Bali

Beaches, Indonesia, Inspiration, Landmarks, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

Where There Are No Roads

You guys, Bali is pretty great. But a lot of people already know that. I don’t need to tell you that Bali is beautiful, it’s paradise on earth, it’s a tropical wonderland. You’ve seen Eat Pray Love. You know it already. And since the secret is out about Bali…many parts are simply overrun by tourists.… Continue reading Where There Are No Roads

Beaches, Indonesia, Inspiration, Life in Asia

The World Below

The longer I live in Bali, the more I am in awe of the world around me. I thought I knew natural beauty, but I was wrong. America has some epic landscapes, and Florida has killer beaches. But Bali takes my breath away. From the rice fields to the volcano peaks to the Southern cliffs… Continue reading The World Below

Beaches, Indonesia, Inspiration, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

Top 10 Beaches in Bali for Photographers

Bali is a paradise of beaches. Any type of beach goer can find the beach of their dreams in Bali. Like surfing? Check out Uluwatu. Enjoy swimming & sunbathing? Nusa Dua is your beach. Like your beach with a side of party? Kuta & Seminyak is for you. Like to eat on the beach where… Continue reading Top 10 Beaches in Bali for Photographers

Beaches, Holidays, Indonesia, Inspiration, Landmarks, Life in Asia

#7 Paradise Found – Top 15 of 2015

Somedays, it feels like we live in paradise. Movies are filmed here, books are written here, couples honeymoon here, and starlets escape here. It really can feel like paradise on earth. But then, I get stuck in a traffic jam breathing the exhaust of a tourist bus sitting next to burning trash by the side… Continue reading #7 Paradise Found – Top 15 of 2015

Beaches, Indonesia, Inspiration, Landmarks, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

13 Things I Loved in Indonesia [Bali]

I could probably write a book on the things I loved about Bali, Indonesia. I will try and sum them up quickly in this not-so-short blog post! We only went to Bali in Indonesia this time, but I'm hoping and anticipating future travels taking us to many more places in this incredible country. 13. Fresh… Continue reading 13 Things I Loved in Indonesia [Bali]