Food, Indonesia, Life in Asia

Mushroom Espresso: Coffee Shop Review

Wherever I travel, I’m always on the lookout for one type of place. A good coffeeshop. True, I am not a straight black cup of joe kinda girl, I enjoy a little flair with my brew. After staying on Bali’s island paradise, Nusa Lembongan for a couple nights and only being offered instant coffee mix… Continue reading Mushroom Espresso: Coffee Shop Review

America, Indonesia, Life in Asia, Planning

Travel Bucket List 2019

It’s a new year, and that means new travel goals! Here’s a list of a few places that I’m hoping to check off this year! Taiwan Little by little, I am seeing more and more of Asia! I’m looking forward to finally getting to Taipei, Taiwan and experiencing a cool blend of culture and foods.… Continue reading Travel Bucket List 2019

Home Sweet Home, Indonesia, Life in Asia

My Indonesian Home Makeover Part 9: Guest Bath Redux

It was our biggest makeover yet. Other rooms in our new home had new coats of paint, new curtains or new furniture. But the guest bath? It’s getting a total remodel. I had been counting the days until this project since we moved in. While the bathroom was fairly functional, however still missing a sink,… Continue reading My Indonesian Home Makeover Part 9: Guest Bath Redux

America, Diving, Food, Indonesia, Life in Asia, Malaysia, Qatar

2018 Travel Highlights

As 2018 draws to a close, with thankfulness and joy I look back on 2018 and it’s many highlights. Most of which are centered around raising my baby girl and seeing her thrive. But a few of this year’s highlights are travel related, so I thought I’d share some great traveling memories from the year…… Continue reading 2018 Travel Highlights

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]