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Top Travel Tip: Pura Tirta Empul – Bali

Top Travel Tip: Pura Tirta Empul – Bali

Today’s Tip: Pura Tirta Empul – Tampak Siring, Bali Ubud and the surrounding villages in the middle of the island are thought of as the spiritual heart of Bali.  And the purification and water temples at Tirta Empul are thought of as among the most important spiritual places in Bali. Foreigners are able to visit the … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Hotel Bambu Indah

Top Travel Tip: Hotel Bambu Indah

Today’s Tip: Hotel Bambu Indah – Ubud, Bali This place is by far one of the most beautiful and unusual hotels I’ve ever seen.  Located about 15 minutes south east of central Ubud, it is set above the Ayung River over looking sprawling green rice fields. The main building, which houses the massage rooms and … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Dewa

Top Travel Tip: Dewa

Today’s Tip: Dewa – Ubud, Bali This tip is a bit different.  Instead of highlighting a place, I am recommending a person. Anyone will tell you that to get the most out of a trip to Bali, you really need to hire a guide. And Dewa Arsana is the best of the best. With his wide smile, … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Infinity Villa

Top Travel Tip: Infinity Villa

Today’s Tip: Infinity Villa – Ubud, Bali Surrounded on all sides by lush, peaceful rice paddies, Infinity Villa is a small family run operation and they have thought of everything, from an organic breakfast served to your room each morning, to a local cell phone to use during your stay. Within the larger property are … Continue reading

I love a good door

I love a good door

No matter where I am in the world, i am always drawn to doorways.  From brightly painted ones surround by tropical pants in Brazil, to gothic relics in ancient Italian fortresses, to rusting wrought iron in Lebanon, I love them all. The older, and more derelict the better in my book:

3 months of travel in 3 minutes

3 months of travel in 3 minutes

Last year I was lucky enough to spend three whole months traveling.  I nearly made it all the way around the world from Europe, to the Middle East, through the US and around South East Asia. I saw some wonderful places, met fascinating people, and got to celebrate a few milestones with good friends. I … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Made’s Warung

Top Travel Tip: Made’s Warung

Today’s Tip: Made’s Warung Ubud, Bali A Warung is what the Balinese call a small casual restaurant and there are hundreds in Ubud.  Made’s is on Jalan Sanggingan across from a bright swath of fertile rice fields. The charming spot is indoor / outdoor with only two solid walls and they are beyond friendly here, even … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Sama Sama – Ubud, Bali

Top Travel Tip: Sama Sama – Ubud, Bali

Today’s tip: Sama Sama Ubud, Bali. The fabric in Bali is amazing.  Everywhere you look shops are full of intricate batiks and bright woven ikats and each one is more beautiful than the next. As soon as I got there, I decided I wanted to have some clothes made out of the gorgeous Indonesian fabrics.  … Continue reading

A rolling stone

A rolling stone

It has been just over one year since I decided I’d had enough of Washington, DC and set off on this adventure.  Since then I have been to seven countries and countless cities.  I have traveled by plane, train, subway, boat, motor scooter, bike, car, bus, and on foot.  I’ve lounged poolside, hiked up volcanoes, … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Bom Bom Wholesale, Ubud Bali

Top Travel Tip: Bom Bom Wholesale, Ubud Bali

Today’s Tip: Bom Bom Wholesale Ubud, Bali is full of Beautiful Fabric.  Batik sarongs are absolutely everywhere and each one is more gorgeous than the next. I found Bom Bom Wholesale, right when I arrived and after nearly three weeks of looking in each and every shop since then, I still think she has the … Continue reading