Bali: The island of smiles, cafes & yoga

Every time I meet someone going to Bali, I go into tour guide mode and share every single recommendation I can come up with. I’ve been in Bali for almost three months, and have a few places I really like, so I might as well collect them in a post.

I’ve divided it into the three areas where I spent most of my time (Canggu, Ubud, Seminyak/Kuta) first, then sections (stay, eat, do).


Scotland, you pretty thing you. It can go months when I do not think about you at all, but then it just hits me how much I miss you.

The nature. The history. The people.

There is just something about you that keeps me coming back.

The awesomeness of Costa Rica

Pura Vida!

If I don’t start this story with that phrase, no one would believe that I’ve actually been to Costa Rica. So, there it is. Pura Vida! A phrase that means “pure life”, but is basically used in every way possible. Hippies getting high all day? Pura Vida! Response from the mechanic who accidently drilled a large screw into the inside of your car? Pura Vida! (True story.)

These are a few of the highlights from my recent trip to Costa Rica, collected in one huge blog post.

24 hours at Kroombit

I have not updated this blog in over a year. That’s insane. I just started it, and then I got swept up with work and all of the sudden it was 2013. Oh, well. I guess I better just get back on the horse, so to speak.

And what better way to start than with a bunch of pictures from my Australia trip? I thought I would start with one of my favorite parts – Kroombit Lochenbar Station. Kind of a magical place.