Our BEST Accommodations!

Over the years, we’ve stayed in some real dives!… But, every now & then we get lucky & stay somewhere incredible, or plan it this way because we’ve felt fed up with dirty dumps & just need a space of small luxury, if even for a day or two. So, here are our top 5 accommodations, from basic huts in paradise, to flashy hotels in megalopolises!   1. Blissful Beach Hut - Koh Ru, Cambodia Just a short boat ride... Read More

Guest Post: Sightseeing in Bali

Bali is an extraordinary island located within the archipelago of Indonesia. Much lauded as a tourist destination, it is not, as might be imagined, simply about beaches, surfing and spa resorts, although these delightful features are a great attraction for many visitors. In fact, Bali has an honorable and ancient heritage, and Hinduism remains deeply ingrained in contemporary life, as it has been throughout its long cultural history.   Mt. Agung,... Read More

Photostory: Bali

A brief photo story of our motorbike journey around Indonesia’s famous island, Bali.   /* PausePlayPlayPrev|Next Beautiful rice fields are dotted all over Bali How cute is he! Mt. Batur The famous kaka dance Huge waves kept crashing into a lighthouse This is what we drove through all week! Sunrise of Lombok Island Mt. Agung, tallest volcano on Bali Sunset Over Mt.... Read More

Bali by Motorbike: The Route

We arrived in Bali with a week to take in the sights & sounds of this world renowned island. We’d usually spend longer exploring such a distinguished destination, but WORK limited us to a weekend to weekend trip (BOO!). We decided the best way to tackle Bali was by motorbike, giving us complete freedom & ease to move around. Bali is more expensive than other South East Asian destinations, so we were on the lookout for Bali deals. Here... Read More

Munduk: One Homestay, One Amazing View

After our horrific experience with the mountain mafia at Mt. Batur we both really needed to be picked up by the Balinese and shown that ‘hey, that was just some crazy town– but the rest of us are pretty great!’ The town of Munduk accompanied with Kadek the owner of the guesthouse we stayed at did just that for us, and some. 100% if you go to Munduk you’ve got to stay at One Homestay with Kadek, the man can do it all! It is... Read More

Photo Friday: Clouds Closing on Mt. Agung

Mt. Agung is the tallest volcano on Bali  As we drove into the popular diving town of Tulamben, we passed by Bali’s biggest volcano, Mt. Agung. We drove past just before sunset as the clouds closed in on the moutain, allowing us a rare glimpse of the usually hidden crater.  Read More

Mt. Batur, Bali: The Truth About a Mafia-Run Tourist Town

The last few years of travel have seen us deal with many situations… let’s see:  I’ve shut down a guesthouse after they stole $100 from my bag. Rhys interrogated an Indian guy and then ripped through his home searching for his stolen phone. We’ve dealt with gut-wrenching Indian hospital visits. But we’ve NEVER had to deal with a town run mafia. ADVICE: DO NOT GO TO MT. BATUR in BALI. Let’s rewind this story back... Read More

Ubud: Did Eat, Pray, Love get it right?

UBUD. Oooh- boo’d. After setting foot in Kuta for a sleepless night with club music blasting through our room’s walls we needed to ride far away from Kuta, drunk Australian boys, and clubs. Ubud couldn’t have been more ideal. You’re probably thinking Eat, Pray, Love, meditation and all that sappy Elizabeth Gilbert talk of falling in love in Bali—- and I hate to admit, but she’s right. (You can even meet the... Read More

Photo Friday: Monkey Madness at Ulu Watu

  One of the adorable antagonists at Ulu Watu, Bali   Ulu Watu is one of Bali’s top tourist destinations. There are however insane monkeys all over the place!… & they steal anything. We saw LOTS of primate pinches on our visit. But this little fella would never steal your stuff right? He’s so cute!… WRONG! The phrase ,”You cheeky little monkey” is very fitting around Ulu Watu.    Read More

Bali’s Top 5

Bali Ha’i may call you, Any night, any day, In your heart, you’ll hear it call you: “Come away…Come away.” Bali Ha’i will whisper In the wind of the sea: “Here am I, your special island! Come to me, come to me!” Bali called to us, like it does to so many…. & we came! We were granted one week to escape Saigon’s motorbike fumes and relax amongst Bali’s peacefully green rice terraces,... Read More

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