6 days relaxing on Java (Indonesia)

Java, unlike its neighbour Bali, doesn’t drum to the beat of tourism. Sure, some areas are more set up for it than others, but more often than not, you’re getting a significantly more “authentic” Indonesian cultural experience. 90% of Java is Muslim, and the timeline of our travels fell in line with Ramadan – a…

4 days on Nusa Lembongan (Indonesia)

A slice of Indonesian paradise awaits you just a short 45 minute boat ride away from main Bali. There you’ll find two little tropical islands connected by a yellow scooter-only bridge. These beautiful and low-key islands are called Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. It’s fairly easy to arrange a boat ride over (and pretty cheap,…

A day trip along Australia’s Great Ocean Road

I thought I had an idea of what the Great Ocean Road would be like. You know, Pinterest does a good job of telling you what to do and see, and when you travel throughout Australia you hear so many different things about the magnificent drive. “Don’t miss the apostles!” “Stop and stay somewhere along…

A day trip from Las Vegas to the Valley of Fire

“Red Rock Canyon,” they all said. “It’s close to Vegas,” they added. And so we did, we Red Rock Canyoned. I had been there once before, so I knew it was spectacular, but yet the short 30 minute drive in the car and a hike/picnic had only filled up half the day of our two…

24 hours in laguna beach, california

It’s a hard task to stop and take in every little beach town on a road trip down the Californian coast, and I often try to jam everything into one trip which can make it hard to experience all of the unique little quirks places have to offer. That being said, when you’re strategic with…

simplify finances (save & spend on what matters)

I, am always going through the painful journey of feeling like I’m living on a tight financial thread. I don’t remember a single time in my life where I haven’t been largely concerned with the number of dollars in my bank account, wondering if I will have enough to cover my expenses. That has always…

Going home: A different kind of adventure

Flying over our beautiful Coastal Mountains, I was proud. I live here, I thought. What a fortunate place to be able to call home. When I compare where I live now to where I came from, it has never even been a close competition. Then again – it’s not really even a fair fight. I…