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

Landmarks, Life in Asia, Malaysia, Photos & Video, Photos That Inspire

Penang’s Water Village: The Clan Jetties

Many parts of Penang, Malaysia feel reminiscent of other places I’ve seen in Asia. But the floating villages of clan jetty homes are unlike anything I’ve seen before on my travels. Long wooden piers extend from the shore into the water and small wooden homes line the edges of the pier. These original homes were… Continue reading Penang’s Water Village: The Clan Jetties

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!

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]

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