Inspiration, Life in Asia, Malaysia, Photos & Video

Penang is for [Art] Lovers

I’m in love, I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows it! I’m an optimistic enthusiast who usually can find a silver lining in a place no matter where I look. [Enneagram Type 7’s am I right?] But…love? I don’t often go around saying that I LOVE a place. I love Indonesia, of course,… Continue reading Penang is for [Art] Lovers

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

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!

Inspiration, Photos & Video, Qatar

Laying Over in Qatar

"Is it safe?” That’s what people kept asking me when I told them our layover back to Indonesia would be in Qatar. Well, after asking, “Where is that?” The Middle East, especially in America, is often talked about with fear and apprehension. It’s not really a top destination in the minds of many Americans. But… Continue reading Laying Over in Qatar

Food, Inspiration, Japan, Landmarks, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

Laying Over in Seoul & Narita Pt. 2

On our 2017 trip back from Indonesia to the US, we had quite the layover experience. Although being 30 weeks pregnant was not how I originally made these travel plans. For Part 1 of our layover adventures in Seoul, South Korea, click here! From Seoul, we traveled onto Tokyo via the Narita Airport. Tokyo had… Continue reading Laying Over in Seoul & Narita Pt. 2

Food, Funny & Weird, Inspiration, Life in Asia, Motherhood, Photos & Video, Photos That Inspire, Planning, South Korea

Laying Over in Seoul & Narita Pt. 1

On our last trip from Indonesia to America, we had booked a crazy flight combination. We pieced together a few routes and ended up with a super cheap flight with two long layover in countries we hadn’t yet visited. I was so excited to explore Seoul and Tokyo on these layovers. I love planning trips… Continue reading Laying Over in Seoul & Narita Pt. 1

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

Inspiration, Landmarks, Life in Asia, Photos & Video, Photos That Inspire, Planning, Singapore

Fifteen Photos to Inspire You to Visit Singapore

Singapore is a one of kind city/country. Nestled at the tail of of the Malay peninsula, Singapore has an identity all it's own. It's a culture collision, in the best way possible. Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern foods & places of worship blend seamlessly with European architecture and modern transportation and efficiency. It's one of the… Continue reading Fifteen Photos to Inspire You to Visit Singapore

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