Home Sweet Home, Indonesia, Life in Asia

My Indonesian Home Makeover Part 1: Choosing the Right Home

Home. It’s more than just a house. It’s a place to live and thrive, raise a family, share meals, and be with friends. In our recent global travels, we’ve been without a place to call home for more than 12 months. We’ve stayed in other people’s homes and hotels, but we haven’t had a space… Continue reading My Indonesian Home Makeover Part 1: Choosing the Right Home

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

Funny & Weird, Holidays, Indonesia, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

Featured Post – Making a Monster: Celebrating New Years in Bali

Featured blog post alert! Head on over to Passion Passport's website and check out an in-depth post that I wrote on the Balinese New Years and the making of monsters for the one of a kind holiday. This article came together through interviews in the Indonesian language, which I've been learning the past two years.… Continue reading Featured Post – Making a Monster: Celebrating New Years in Bali

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]

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

A Freediver’s Journey – Learning to Love the Aliens on Our Planet [Pt. 3 of 3]

Guest blog post by Creagon Patrick in collaboration with Fusion Freediving. Click here to read Part 1 and Part 2. As a child, I wanted to be an astronaut when I “grew up” exploring the unknown of outer space or finding new lifeforms on an alien planet. But now I have found a reality that… Continue reading A Freediver’s Journey – Learning to Love the Aliens on Our Planet [Pt. 3 of 3]

Food, Indonesia, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

6 Street Foods To Try In Indonesia

Street food in Indonesia is not merely a novelty, but a way of life. Once the sun begins to set, the food carts roll out, grills are fired up and the oil begins to sizzle. Motorbikes appear from all directions, and makeshift plastic tables fill the parking lots. As the final rays of sunlight disappear,… Continue reading 6 Street Foods To Try In Indonesia

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

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

Fifteen Photos to Inspire You to Visit Bali

Are you still looking for a reason to visit Bali? From the beautiful beaches, to the rich culture, to the rolling rice fields, any type of tourist can find something they enjoy about this beautiful island. Bali sometimes gets a bad reputation of being "too touristy" or "overrated". But I think it's because those people… Continue reading Fifteen Photos to Inspire You to Visit Bali

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

Diving, Indonesia, Life in Asia

A Freediver’s Journey – To 30m and Back (Pt. 2 of 3)

Guest blog post by Creagon Patrick in collaboration with Fusion Freediving in Amed, Bali. Click here to read Part 1 and Part 3. Three... I lay flat on the surface of the ocean, one arm holding on to diving buoy and the other flowing with the waves and mild current. Air rushes down my snorkel drawn… Continue reading A Freediver’s Journey – To 30m and Back (Pt. 2 of 3)