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

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!

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

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 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)