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

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

Home Sweet Home, Indonesia, Life in Asia

My Indonesian Home Makeover Part 4: More Updates, More Hurdles

Let the updates continue! We are slowly making progress on this new home, and the results are evident! After a few minor changes, we began some of the larger changes we wanted to make. Starting with the master bathroom. We were ready for a sink in our bathroom! In the rare case that Indonesian houses… Continue reading My Indonesian Home Makeover Part 4: More Updates, More Hurdles

Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Landmarks, Life in Asia, Nepal, Photos & Video, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Top 10 Favorite Places I’ve Visited in Asia…So Far!

Asia is such a fascinating continent. It’s wildly diverse. It’s mountainous, tropical, rural, urban, populous, remote, affordable, expensive, naturally stunning and architecturally beautiful...all at once! I first visited Asia in 2005 when I traveled to India. I immediately overwhelmed by new sights, smells, tastes and sounds. And I also immediately in love with Asia. I… Continue reading Top 10 Favorite Places I’ve Visited in Asia…So Far!

Home Sweet Home, Indonesia, Life in Asia

My Indonesian Home Makeover Part 3: The First Updates

If you are going to be a home owner, or renter, in Indonesia, there’s one word you should learn in the Indonesian immediately. It’s the word tukang [pronounced too-kahng]. A tukang is the person you call when there’s a leak in your pipes, a hole in the roof, walls that need painting, tile that needs… Continue reading My Indonesian Home Makeover Part 3: The First Updates

Home Sweet Home, Indonesia, Life in Asia

My Indonesian Home Makeover Part 2: New Home, New Quirks

As with any new [to you] house, there’s going to be quirky little things. Maybe it’s an usual layout or tile choice. Every previous owner has different tastes and preferences. Well, the same is here in Indonesia…but on a totally different level. As I shared in my first blog post in this series, we are… Continue reading My Indonesian Home Makeover Part 2: New Home, New Quirks