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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Finding the New Normal

Moving to a new country is stressful. Settling in a new country is even more stressful. You're trying to get used to your new surroundings, new job, new language, and your new normal. It's really exciting too because every day is a different experience and you're seeing everything with fresh eyes. Things that long term …

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Getting off the Beaten Track 

People think traveling is about taking photos of cool places you saw on your instagram feed.  That might be your initial motivation for booking that trip, but in reality, it's about so much more than. Everybody likes to look at those images and admire their beauty, but what about the story behind the photo? What …

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7 Reasons Why Air Travel Sucks

Travelling is awesome.  You get to experience new food, cultures, and ways of life. It makes you a better person, and less of a douche in your everyday life. But travelling long distances can have one major drawback, and if you have enough bad experiences with it, you may think twice about ever leaving your …

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