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Hotel Review: The Ritz-Carlton Bali

Hotel Review: The Ritz-Carlton Bali

This hotel review of The Ritz-Carlton Bali was written by Trisna Brindamour. Awaiting you high on the cliffs in Nusa Dua is the breathtakingly beautiful Ritz-Carlton Bali Resort.  Let your…

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How To Visit Indonesia On A Budget

How To Visit Indonesia On A Budget

Ask Paul or I what our favourite country in Southeast Asia is, and we'll both say Indonesia in a heartbeat! The friendly people, amazing food and beautiful landscapes makes this…

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Things NOT To Do In Southeast Asia

Things NOT To Do in Southeast Asia

My time in Southeast Asia has been some of the most fun I've ever had. I've been zip lining, I've played with monkeys and I've jumped into beautiful lagoons. There's…

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Bali’s Best Hotels

Bali’s Best Hotels

After 2 months in Bali we stayed in 21 different hotels. Some rooms were as low as $70 per night, some were as much as $2000 per night. We stayed…

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Quick Guide To Uluwatu

Quick Guide to Uluwatu

We finished up our two month Bali tour in the city I was most excited to visit - Uluwatu! This area is equally popular with laid-back surfers and luxury resort…

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Hotel Review: The Edge Bali

Hotel Review: The Edge Bali

We checked in at The Edge with high expectations and big smiles on our faces! After two months of travelling around Bali and Lombok we finally made it to this…

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Quick Guide To Lombok

Quick Guide to Lombok

Bali's neighbouring island of Lombok is slightly less developed but provides travellers with an escape from reality. The famous Gili Islands are known for their beaches and off-the-grid hotels, while…

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Hotel Review: Hotel Tugu Lombok

Hotel Review: Hotel Tugu Lombok

What did Indonesia's largest antique collector do when he ran out of storage space? He built a hotel and filled it with beautiful Indonesian antiques! Hotel Tugu Lombok is one…

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How To Get To Lombok – The Safe Way!

How to Get to Lombok – The Safe Way!

When we were planning our two month trip to Bali I knew I wanted to visit Lombok and the Gili Islands as well, but as soon as we started to…

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Hotel Review: Grand Sunset Gili Air

Hotel Review: Grand Sunset Gili Air

It doesn't get much closer to paradise than Grand Sunset Gili Air! This small oceanfront resort located on Gili Air in Lombok is the perfect home base for exploring the…

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Snorkelling The Gili Islands

Snorkelling the Gili Islands

Snorkelling the Gili Islands was my number one must-do activity! There was no way I was visiting this area of the world without getting out into the water and exploring…

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Hotel Review: Hotel Ombak Sunset

Hotel Review: Hotel Ombak Sunset

Even if you don’t know much about the Gili Islands I’m willing to bet you’ve seen a picture of the famous ocean swings on social media that are located on…

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Gili Trawangan’s Best Spots

Gili Trawangan’s Best Spots

Here's a quick look at some of my favourite places on Gili Trawangan - including hotels, restaurants and shops! These are Gili Trawangan's best spots: Le Pirate Beach Club This…

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Where To Go In Bali

Where To Go in Bali

For such a small island it's actually pretty incredible how diverse each city in Bali is. You've seen my pics, you've fallen in love with Bali, and now you're ready…

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Quick Guide To Nusa Dua

Quick Guide to Nusa Dua

Bali has quickly become one of my favourite destinations, and I've been fortunate enough to explore most of the island. Nusa Dua is very much a resort town, with mostly…

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Hotel Review: INAYA Putri Bali Resort

Hotel Review: INAYA Putri Bali Resort

Arriving at INAYA Putri Bali Resort in Nusa Dua reminded me of our countless vacations in the Caribbean. Perfectly manicured gardens, a grand entrance and a whopping 9 hectares of…

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Hotel Review: Mantra Sakala

Hotel Review: Mantra Sakala

Stepping into Mantra Sakala in Nusa Dua, Bali is like stepping into another world. A very luxurious, tropical world! You stay begins with a welcome drink in the huge lobby.…

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Quick Guide To Jimbaran

Quick Guide to Jimbaran

If you want picturesque views of the ocean and a rocky coast line, than Jimbaran is for you! This city in the south of Bali has some pretty incredible sights…

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Hotel Review: La Joya II Biu-Biu

Hotel Review: La Joya II Biu-Biu

The narrow winding roads to get to La Joya II Biu-Biu had me wondering if we were even going in the right direction. At some points I didn't think our…

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Hotel Review: Le Meridien Bali

Hotel Review: Le Meridien Bali

After a ton of boutique hotels in Bali it was time for a change! We wanted a luxury resort, a large property with a full gym, room service and all…

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Quick Guide To Ubud

Quick Guide to Ubud

Ubud is the kind of city where you leave a changed person. It's a special place, and a city known for healing. The green rice fields, the yoga studios and…

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Hotel Review: Villa Sabandari

Hotel Review: Villa Sabandari

When our car pulled up to Villa Sabandari we were greeted by smiling staff who were waiting to take our luggage. They led us through the tall doors and took…

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Visiting Monkey Forest

Visiting Monkey Forest

Nothing pisses me off more than our pictures not turning out well. So you can image how annoyed I was to discover that all 200 pictures we snapped when visiting Monkey…

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Hotel Review: Sri Ratih Cottages

Hotel Review: Sri Ratih Cottages

With an exotic welcome drink in my hand and a concierge letting me know about the complimentary massage and breakfast I must have had a huge smile on my face.…

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Mango Tree Spa By L’Occitane

Mango Tree Spa by L’Occitane

I've used L'Occitane products for as long as I can remember. No matter where I am in the world you'll always find one of their ionic hand creams in my…

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Hotel Review: Sunset Hill Ubud

Hotel Review: Sunset Hill Ubud

Set high up in the jungle, and only a 10 minute drive from Ubud centre, is one of the most serene properties we've ever visited! Sunset Hill is the best…

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Elephant Bath & Breakfast With EOasia

Elephant Bath & Breakfast with eOasia

When it comes time to decide what activities to sign up for while travelling it can be a bit overwhelming. How do you know what all your options are? How…

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How To Extend Your Visa In Bali (2015)

How to Extend Your Visa in Bali (2015)

It's not hard to find information online about how to extend your visa in Bali, the problem is that the Indonesian government are constantly changing the rules and the process.…

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Hotel Review: Puri Gangga Resort

Hotel Review: Puri Gangga Resort

Stepping into Puri Gangga Resort is like stepping into paradise! The lobby is completely open and the smiling staff are waiting to welcome you as soon as you step out…

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Purification Ceremony At Genah Melukat Sebatu

Purification Ceremony at Genah Melukat Sebatu

Today, thanks to Puri Gangga Resort, we experienced something so beautiful and life-changing. It was a gentle reminder to be thankful for this wonderful life of travel we live, because…

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Ubud Photography Tour With David Metcalf Photography

Ubud Photography Tour with David Metcalf Photography

The scenery in Ubud is just begging to be photographed. This Balinese city is famous for its rice terraces and local art scene. The markets are colourful and the people…

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Quick Guide To Sanur

Quick Guide to Sanur

Only 30 minutes from Seminyak yet it feels worlds apart! Sanur is a bit quieter, great for families and very walkable. We loved this city because of the stunning beach…

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Hotel Review: Tandjung Sari

Hotel Review: Tandjung Sari

When your arrival at a luxury resort is announced by a concierge dressed in traditional Balinese clothing sounding a gong at reception, you know you're in for a real treat.…

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Sanur’s Best Restaurants

Sanur’s Best Restaurants

As you may have noticed I don't do a food guide for every city I visit. I'm not a restaurant critic so I leave that to the food bloggers! That…

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Hotel Review: Nesa Sanur

Hotel Review: Nesa Sanur

After nearly a month in Bali we've staying in a number of hotels - some luxury villas, some modern boutique hotels - but until now we haven't stayed in an…

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Sanur Night Market

Sanur Night Market

The food I ate at the Sanur Night Market is easily the best food I've eaten in Bali. It was fresh, delicious, fun and incredibly cheap! One of the coolest…

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Quick Guide To Seminyak

Quick Guide to Seminyak

Seminyak has quickly grown into Bali's best tourist destination. Endless hotels, incredible shopping and some pretty amazing restaurants fill the streets. No matter how much time you plan on spending…

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Hotel Review: Samaja Villas Kunti

Hotel Review: Samaja Villas Kunti

Our last hotel in Seminyak was another fantastic villa - this one is called Samaja Villas Kunti and I think this is one of the best honeymoon spots in all…

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Hotel Review: The Wolas Villa & Spa

Hotel Review: The Wolas Villa & Spa

Arriving at our private villa at The Wolas Villa & Spa was like arriving in paradise. Cool towels, refreshing watermelon juice and friendly smiles greeted us as we stepped out…

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Hotel Review: Ossotel

Hotel Review: Ossotel

After two hotels in Seminyak with traditional Balinese styling it was time for a hotel that focused on fun! Ossotel is located in Seminyak's Legian Beach - in the heart of…

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Hotel Review: Villa Kubu

Hotel Review: Villa Kubu

Not since our trip to Fiji earlier this year have I experienced a hotel with this level of luxury and attention to detail. Seminyak's Villa Kubu is the definition of…

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The Best Shopping In Seminyak

The Best Shopping in Seminyak

It's no secret how much I love to shop - and Seminyak quickly became one of my favourite shopping destinations. Here's some info on must-visit stores and the best shopping…

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Hotel Review: Astana Kunti

Hotel Review: Astana Kunti

I've just spent two full weeks relaxing and catching up on work at Astana Kunti in Seminyak. I couldn't wait to share these pictures with you - because this has…

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