Beaches, Indonesia, Inspiration, Life in Asia

The World Below

The longer I live in Bali, the more I am in awe of the world around me. I thought I knew natural beauty, but I was wrong. America has some epic landscapes, and Florida has killer beaches. But Bali takes my breath away. From the rice fields to the volcano peaks to the Southern cliffs… Continue reading The World Below

Funny & Weird, Indonesia, Inspiration, Life in Asia, Pop Culture

JoyFilledWander Snaps

Hey all you snappy SnapChatters out there! I’m giving this SnapChat thing a try! I recently discovered some of the great travel bloggers out there using SnapChat, like Expat Edna, Mark Wiens, and Drew "the Hungry Partier" Binsky. They are rocking it on SnapChat with more stories, photos and videos from the road. SnapChat has become… Continue reading JoyFilledWander Snaps

Beaches, Indonesia, Inspiration, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

Top 10 Beaches in Bali for Photographers

Bali is a paradise of beaches. Any type of beach goer can find the beach of their dreams in Bali. Like surfing? Check out Uluwatu. Enjoy swimming & sunbathing? Nusa Dua is your beach. Like your beach with a side of party? Kuta & Seminyak is for you. Like to eat on the beach where… Continue reading Top 10 Beaches in Bali for Photographers

Indonesia, Inspiration, Landmarks, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

Secrets in Sanur

Some things are better left forgotten. We always assume that when something or someone has been forgotten, it’s a catastrophe. Forgotten birthdays, forgotten anniversaries, forgotten kids at school, or forgotten meals on stovetops. It usually doesn’t end well. But what about forgotten places? Too often a forgotten place leads to disarray, chaos and danger. But… Continue reading Secrets in Sanur

America, Holidays, Indonesia, Language Learning, Life in Asia


Milestone: a stone functioning as a milepost. Guys, we’ve officially lived in Asia for ONE YEAR. It’s been one year of learning a new language, learning a new culture, living life and making friends. It’s been challenging, and it’s been wonderful. It’s been hot, and it’s been fun. We’ve seen our conversation abilities grow by… Continue reading Milestone.

City Guides, Landmarks, Life in Asia, Singapore

Seeing Singapore in 3 Days

Singapore is a crossover city. It’s East meets West, it’s modern meets traditional, and it’s glam meets gritty. The former British city-country is known for it’s clean streets, intense traffic, high prices, and good food. So I wasn’t sure what to expect when we booked our trip to Singapore this year for our visa renewal trip.… Continue reading Seeing Singapore in 3 Days

Funny & Weird, Holidays, Indonesia, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

Happy [Balinese] New Year!

Happy New Year! Yes, I know it’s March. No, I’m not losing my mind. Just recently, we celebrated the Balinese New Year known as Nyepi. Much like the Chinese New Year in China [been there] and the Thai New Year in Thailand [done that], the Balinese New Year is unique and special to their own… Continue reading Happy [Balinese] New Year!

Indonesia, Inspiration, Landmarks, Life in Asia, Photos & Video

Temple at the Edge of the World

Sometimes the world just ends. Or it feels like it does. When you drive so far, you can’t even see what’s ahead. That’s exactly what we did recently. We drove out to Bali’s famed Uluwatu Temple, perched high on a cliff above the Indian Ocean. It’s epic. It’s breathtaking. It’s worthy of every single photo taken… Continue reading Temple at the Edge of the World