7 Must Visit Places on Nusa Penida

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Fausto at the bottom of Kelingking Beach

Nusa Penida is part of the Nusa archipelago, located just 12km off of the Balinese mainland. In recent years, the island of Nusa Penida has become increasingly popular because of its stunning coastal cliffs, and pristine beaches.  Apparently, its laid-back vibe is reminiscent of the Bali from 10 years ago. It’s not surprising that more and more people flock here to get away from the hustle and bustle of the main island. For more information about how to get to Nusa Penida and where to stay, here is a quick guide for the Nusa Islands.  Following is a list of 7 must visit places on Nusa Penida: Continue reading

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Quick Guide to Visiting the Nusa Islands

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View of Mt Agung from Nusa Penida

The Nusa archipelago, located just 12km off of the Balinese mainland, is comprised of three islands: Lembongan, Cenigan and Penida. These islands are quickly becoming one of Bali’s popular travel destinations with their incredible blue water, untouched beaches, stunning coastal cliffs, and world-class snorkeling. The relaxed island vibe is worlds away from the blaring traffic and hectic pace of South Bali. This quick guide will help answer some of your questions about how to get to the Nusa Islands, and what to do once you get there. Continue reading

19 Things To Do Around Bali

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Love Bali sign at Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Bali is one of those places that is at the top of everyone’s bucket list.  The island of Bali, known as the ‘Island of the Gods’, is one of the most beautiful places on earth, It’s no wonder that this popular travel destination welcomes over 10 million foreign tourists to its shores each year.  Surrounded by lush green rice fields, misty waterfalls, and ornate temples – there is something to do for everyone.

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5 Villas with Private Pool in Bali for Under $125

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Before I even started planning for our trip to Bali, I knew that I wanted to stay somewhere special.  It’s Bali after all, and just any regular hotel won’t do.  Bali is all about luxurious villas with private pools precariously perched in the middle of the jungle or surrounded by rice fields.  Whether you’re looking for private pool or to-die-for view, Bali’s got it all for less than $125 USD per day!  Yes, you read that right. Continue reading

I am Back!

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This is the longest hiatus I’ve ever taken since starting this blog – it has been almost 3 months since I last posted.  It started with a very eventful trip to Bali where we literally had to evacuate because of an erupting volcano – but more on that later.  When we got back, it was the holiday season and I went to Canada for 3 weeks to spend time with my family.   Shortly after that, my mom fell and broke her leg and needed emergency surgery, so I went back to Canada for a few more weeks.  Between all that craziness, my first month of 2018 somehow completely disappeared into an abyss – but now I am back! 

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I hope  you’re still around because I am excited to share with you about our experiences in Bali – the good, the bad, and of course all the funny memorable stories.  Bali is a truly stunning place, not lacking in Instagram-worthy photo ops.  Even with all the rain, we couldn’t stop taking pictures of everything from the lush rice fields to the intricate temples.  The people of Bali are kind and friendly, and we were lucky to have met and called many of them our friends. 

Whisky Tour

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Whisky is Scotland’s national drink and its biggest export. For more than 500 years, skilled distillers have taken the basic ingredients of barley and water and transformed them into single-malt whisky. Over the years, many attempts have been made to copy the unique fiery taste of Scotch Whisky in different parts of the world, but with no apparent success.  By law, the spirit cannot be called Scotch until it has aged in Scotland for at least three years, but most single malt whiskies are left to mature for much longer. Continue reading

15 Things to Eat (and Drink) in Scotland

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If you’re like me, whenever you hear of Scottish food, you probably think of Haggis.  But with the country’s changing eating habits, Scotland has evolved to be a culinary destination for food lovers with a strong emphasis on fresh and locally sourced produce. With the Atlantic ocean on its doorstep and plenty of rolling green hills means an abundance of fresh seafood, succulent beef, and wild game. You can eat extremely well from the big cities to the furthest isles. Fine bistros, cozy pubs, quirky cafés, and everything in between offer delicious fare. Here is a list of all the food (and drinks) you should try while visiting Scotland: Continue reading

3 days on Isle of Skye

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“Sing me a song of a lass that is gone,
Say, could that lass be I?
Merry of soul she sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.”

Every time I hear this song from the opening credits of “Outlander”, it always sends chills down my spine.  But it wasn’t until I stepped foot on Skye that the sense of longing for this place resonated with me. The sweet soothing tune conjures images of wind-swept coastlines, jagged sea cliffs, and fields of wild heather – all the things that I’ve come to associate with the Scottish Highlands. Continue reading