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)

Diving, Indonesia, Life in Asia

A Freediver’s Journey – To 4 minutes and 34 seconds (Pt. 1 of 3)

Guest blog post by Creagon Patrick in collaboration with Fusion Freediving in Amed, Bali. Click here to read Part 2 and Part 3. “Relax... Relax every muscle in your body...” These were the comforting words of my dive coach. I was laying face down in a pool holding my breath. My first 30 seconds without the… Continue reading A Freediver’s Journey – To 4 minutes and 34 seconds (Pt. 1 of 3)

Indonesia, Inspiration, Language Learning, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

Balinese Wedding Day

If you ever get invited to a wedding in another culture, always say yes. That’s exactly what I did recently, and I don’t regret it at all. When our Balinese neighbors invited us to attend a wedding of a family member in a nearby city, we accepted immediately. The day started early, with us in… Continue reading Balinese Wedding Day

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

Funny & Weird, Indonesia, Life in Asia

8 Things Everyone Must Know About Me

Even after almost a year and a half of living in Indonesia, I still have moments of feeling like a stranger in a strange land. I never blend in, and I always stand out. But I also live in a beautifully relational country. So instead of just staring at me like a stranger, I regularly… Continue reading 8 Things Everyone Must Know About Me

Indonesia, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

Guest Blogging at The Exploress

Super excited! A post I wrote about women's fashion in Bali has just been posted over at The Exploress. I love The Exploress community, which is a gathering of women travelers, writers, explorers, and photographers. They post great content [obviously!] from a diverse group of writers. Check out these photos of women's fashion in Bali… Continue reading Guest Blogging at The Exploress

Funny & Weird, Indonesia, Inspiration, Life in Asia, Pop Culture

JoyFilledWander Snaps

Hey all you snappy SnapChatters out there! I’m giving this SnapChat thing a try! I recently discovered some of the great travel bloggers out there using SnapChat, like Expat Edna, Mark Wiens, and Drew "the Hungry Partier" Binsky. They are rocking it on SnapChat with more stories, photos and videos from the road. SnapChat has become… Continue reading JoyFilledWander Snaps