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2014 Year in Review - Featured

Year in Review: 2014

What a year! 2014 was a year of amazing travel including to three new countries and major changes such as relocating across the world as we begin the next chapter of our lives. Let’s look…

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Sea Turtles - Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

The Turtles of Gili Trawangan

Off the northwestern coast of Lombok, Gili Trawangan is known as the party island, when compared to its smaller siblings of Gili Meno and Gili Air. However, the island’s nightlife was not the main draw…

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Vegan in Indonesia

Being Vegan in Indonesia

We spent a month traveling in Indonesia and were pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to find a variety of vegan options. Although we only visited three islands in the archipelago – Java, Bali…

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Trance Dance Bali

The Trance Dance of Bali

After sharing with our guest house owner, Taruna, that we not only enjoyed gamelan (bronze Balinese orchestra), but we have also played, he invited us to a trance dance ceremony to bless a new village…

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Loving Hut - Jakarta, Indonesia - Featured

Loving Hut – Jarkarta, Indonesia

The Loving Hut is a chain of vegan restaurants with franchises located around the globe. Surprisingly, despite all of our travels, we only first came across their locations while on our month-long vacation in Indonesia. In total,…

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Adinda Homestay - Ubud, Bali

Adinda Homestay – Ubud, Bali

Adinda Homestay on Jalan Sugriwa is located just far enough away from the touristy section of Ubud to be relaxing, yet is close enough to be able to enjoy the macaques at Monkey Forest and…

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Scams of Java, Indonesia

Scams of Java, Indonesia

Any time we take a trip to a new country, we research scams we may encounter. In preparation for our month-long visit to Indonesia, this was no exception. We learned about bank machines that would…

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Teba House - Ubud, Indonesia

Teba House – Ubud, Indonesia

Teba House is located on Jalan Sugriwa, one street east of Hanoman Road. Within a stone’s throw away from many restaurants and a short walking distance to Monkey Forest and the Central Market, Teba House…

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Train Across Java

Train Travel Across Java, Indonesia

As we had a bit more time in our time budget than our financial one, we opted to cross central and eastern Java by train. Our adventure began shortly after our arrival to Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta…

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Taruna Homestay - Pemuteran, Bali

Taruna Homestay – Pemuteran, Bali

Located 32 km east of the Balinese ferry port of Gilimanuk, lies the village of Pemuteran on the northwestern coast of the island. Dotted with a number of large-scale resorts, it’s the small Taruna Homestay…

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