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

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

Secrets in Sanur

Some things are better left forgotten. We always assume that when something or someone has been forgotten, it’s a catastrophe. Forgotten birthdays, forgotten anniversaries, forgotten kids at school, or forgotten meals on stovetops. It usually doesn’t end well. But what about forgotten places? Too often a forgotten place leads to disarray, chaos and danger. But… Continue reading Secrets in Sanur

America, Holidays, Indonesia, Language Learning, Life in Asia

Milestone.

Milestone: a stone functioning as a milepost. Guys, we’ve officially lived in Asia for ONE YEAR. It’s been one year of learning a new language, learning a new culture, living life and making friends. It’s been challenging, and it’s been wonderful. It’s been hot, and it’s been fun. We’ve seen our conversation abilities grow by… Continue reading Milestone.

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

Happy [Balinese] New Year!

Happy New Year! Yes, I know it’s March. No, I’m not losing my mind. Just recently, we celebrated the Balinese New Year known as Nyepi. Much like the Chinese New Year in China [been there] and the Thai New Year in Thailand [done that], the Balinese New Year is unique and special to their own… Continue reading Happy [Balinese] New Year!

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

Temple at the Edge of the World

Sometimes the world just ends. Or it feels like it does. When you drive so far, you can’t even see what’s ahead. That’s exactly what we did recently. We drove out to Bali’s famed Uluwatu Temple, perched high on a cliff above the Indian Ocean. It’s epic. It’s breathtaking. It’s worthy of every single photo taken… Continue reading Temple at the Edge of the World

America, Indonesia, Language Learning, Life in Asia

Top 5 Tips for Learning a New Language

I’ve always wanted to learn a new language. As an American, I grew up speaking English and only English. During high school & college, I attempted to learn some Spanish, but it never stuck. I’ve always been in awe of Europeans or Asians that can speak 2, 3, or 4 languages. While being born a… Continue reading Top 5 Tips for Learning a New Language

Food, Funny & Weird, Indonesia, Life in Asia

All About the Oleh-Oleh

Several years ago, I took a test to determine my “love language”. It’s not as weird as it sounds. It’s the idea that we all have specific, and sometimes different ways, we best give and receive love. My personal love language is receiving gifts. Now, I know that makes me sound like a materialistic, gold-digging… Continue reading All About the Oleh-Oleh

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

Temple Wanderings

If there’s one thing I love about Asia, it’s the age & history of the region. This continent has been civilized and developed for so many centuries, and each generation’s handiwork has been left to behold. From the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia to the Great Wall of China to all the Biblical historical… Continue reading Temple Wanderings

Holidays, Indonesia, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

Becoming Beautiful in Bali

In high school, I attended my friend’s quinceañera for her 15th birthday. I still remember that party, and how lavish it all was. It was all so foreign and so fascinating. Each of the “court”, similar to bridesmaids at a wedding, were escorted in in beautifully bright party dresses. Then the birthday girl looked like… Continue reading Becoming Beautiful in Bali