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

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

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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

Indonesia, Inspiration, Language Learning, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

Balinese Wedding Day

If you ever get invited to a wedding in another culture, always say yes. That’s exactly what I did recently, and I don’t regret it at all. When our Balinese neighbors invited us to attend a wedding of a family member in a nearby city, we accepted immediately. The day started early, with us in… Continue reading Balinese Wedding Day

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Where There Are No Roads

You guys, Bali is pretty great. But a lot of people already know that. I don’t need to tell you that Bali is beautiful, it’s paradise on earth, it’s a tropical wonderland. You’ve seen Eat Pray Love. You know it already. And since the secret is out about Bali…many parts are simply overrun by tourists.… Continue reading Where There Are No Roads

City Guides, Food, Landmarks, Life in Asia, Photos & Video, Planning, Vietnam

City Guide: Hanoi, Vietnam

The capital city of Vietnam does not disappoint. Full of color, culture, cuisine and character, Hanoi has it's own vibe. The Old Quarter dominates the tourist attractions, but it's more than a tourist trap. The architecture and street life is unlike anything I've seen in Asia. Hanoi is a blend of colonial and modern, similar… Continue reading City Guide: Hanoi, Vietnam

Food, Life in Asia, Vietnam

Street Food Hanoi Edition

Why is it that food and community make the best memories? We joined a walking group street tour in Hanoi with Hanoi Street Food Tours with fantastic group of fellow travelers and together we were able to experience the authentic street food of Hanoi. I was already a big fan of street food tours after… Continue reading Street Food Hanoi Edition

Food, Vietnam

Ngon Villa: Restaurant Review

Just outside of the Old Quarter, past the bustling streets crammed with tiny hotels and pubs, past the looming cathedral, you might just stumble past a restaurant in bright yellow French colonial style villa begging you to step inside. And you won’t be disappointed. Ngon Villa is a treat for the eyes and the tastebuds.… Continue reading Ngon Villa: Restaurant Review