Gettin’ Wild in the Ubud Monkey Forest

Bali is a beautiful island known for beaches, surfing, relaxing and, of course, the infamous Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest.   Located in central Ubud (which is almost central Bali), the Monkey Forest is actually part of a Hindu temple complex that was built between 600 and 700 years ago. It is a lush jungle area …

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The Gili Islands: A Piece of Paradise

On the 5th August 2018, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the island of Lombok in Indonesia. The large, shallow quake was felt in nearby Bali, as well as the tiny Gili Islands. The news reports covered a lot of the devastation in Lombok, but the Gilis also suffered. The physical destruction was less on these …

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Everyday Adventure: Totara Park Mountain Biking

You don't have to travel far to become an explorer of new places. Sometimes an everyday adventure is just what you need to put a little spice in your life. A great place to explore if you're in the Auckland area of New Zealand is Totara Park. Situated one exit before the Auckland Botanical Gardens …

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Tongariro National Park: Hiking the Taranaki Falls Track

A rainy first hiking experience on the Taranaki Falls track on the North Island of New Zealand. It made for a beautiful experience!

Meatstock: Where Vegetarianism Comes to Die

About a month ago, I saw a poster on the side of a building advertising Meatstock. Instantly my interest was peaked. BBQ, beers, and music definitely was definitely something I wanted to be a part of. Even better is the fact that one of the ladies I work with is part of a competitive bbq …

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