Bali: The Beaches

After spending the first half of our trip in the jungles of Ubud, we packed up our things and headed to the beaches. Kuta was our first stop on this leg of our trip. Kuta Beach  Kuta beach, the “go-to spot” for foreigners and first-timers. Its ‘s chalk full of bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping […]

Bali: Ubud

Bali isn’t all about beach life and catching waves, there is an entire mystic to Bali that lays within its heart. Ubud is home to lush jungles and rice paddies so green they almost look fake even to the naked eye and a culture far more quiet than the hustle and bustle of beach life. […]

Bali: Sacred Monkey Forest

One of the main reasons that I wanted to come to Ubud while we’re vacationing in Bali is because of the Sacred Monkey Forest. I had heard tales from friends and other travelers that it’s an amazing sight to see. Aside from monkeys running around all over the place, the grounds and temples were supposed […]

Bali: Umae Villa Ubud

We arrived in Bali at the Denpasar airport shortly after midnight on the 26th. After nearly 3o hours of traveling and a commuter stop in Jakarta we finally made it. We were able to quickly grab our checked bags and got a taxi quickly too. When we got in the taxi, the driver was friendly […]

Jakarta: First Impressions

Ahhh…finally here. After nearly 27 hours of nonstop travel from door to door we have finally made it to Jakarta. Our flight landed at 12:05am so it was pretty much pitch black outside until we saw the city lights during our decent, but even then Jakarta doesn’t make use of many street lights so the […]

Bali: The Bookings

*Feature Image courtesy of You know that feeling you get when you’re about to take a big trip? That feeling of excitement and adventure mixed with wonder of the unknown; it hits everyone at a different time. Some people feel it when they book the flights, others feel it when they start packing their […]

Bali: Buying the Flights

When I originally started planning for my next trip I was thinking Japan. I’ve always wanted to experience the chaos of Tokyo and the history of Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima. However, when I started looking at prices I realized that Japan wasn’t going to be too friendly on my wallet, even through I was able […]

Bali: The Anticipation

It’s officially been 1 month since we booked the flights to Bali and my excitement for the trip grows everyday. We’ve got about 8 months left before the trip and still a ton of planning to do but it motivates me to keep researching. My next step, now that we’ve booked the initial flights, is […]

What’s Up Next

A couple of weeks ago I posted about deciding where I was going to go for my next trip. The post is titled “I don’t know where I’m going, but I’ll get there someday”. It features a short comprehensive list of the steps I take to narrow down my decision to one location. Well, as […]