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To say our expectations were met would be an understatement. As soon as we walked in the front door we were greeted with our choice cocktails and mocktails . We were then led down a gorgeous corridor where we caught our first glimpse of an impeccable zen water garden. The floors and walls were all a pristine white and a matching runway split the water to a panoramic chapel overlooking a small crater and Jimbaran Beach.

Realizing I was falling, Shelby stepped into the line of fire to try to catch my legs. Unfortunately, the only thing she caught was my foot to her face.

Aside from the obvious packing skills, the portable chargers, the overstuffed backpacks, the camera gear and the constantly referenced abilities to compromise or go with the flow, theres 1 thing in particular that jumps out at me as to why the past 3 months have worked (and occasionally not worked) so well.

A few weeks ago, Shelby and I went to explore the Tegalalang rice terraces outside of Ubud. Easily one of the most iconic spots in the area, the picturesque terraces and morning light made for some of the most unique landscapes either one of us had ever seen. Despite going on a Sunday, the fields were relatively empty and at times it felt like we had the place to ourselves. With the camera and the drone already fired up to take a few photos, I decided it would be the perfect spot to try my hand at a quick, experiential travel video

As I mentioned before, these kinds of yoga classes are also really fun. Not like the I enjoy working out and being active kind of “fun”, but the oh we’re hanging upside down and swinging back and forth like ninjas kind of fun.

Healthy and delicious food is not hard to come by in Ubud, I could literally try a new cafe each day and still not run out of options, however I thought I would share the places that have gotten me to come back for more…some several times. 1. KAFE Vegetarian and paleo friendly, this spot has healthy options for every diet as well as delicious smoothies and healthful elixirs. I made several… Read More

So you’re going to Bali or planning to go in the near future…first of all, good choice, second of all do you need a visa?

Fortunately, most people on the island will not be directly affected by a large scale eruption. However, the spewing volcanic ash being blown towards cities like Ubud and Denpasar has become a major concern for locals and tourists alike. So if you’re like me and you’re one of the people experiencing this natural phenomenon first hand, what do you need to do to avoid the potential hazards and how can you get off the island despite the hundreds of flights being canceled each day?

After 20 minutes of crossing back and forth up the river, we got to the mouth of a gorge where the water looked to be about chest deep. Inside, a small waterfall cascaded down the side of one of the rock faces. This is what we’d came for.

Ceremonial grade cacao is highly concentrated and if you drink enough, it can produce a high/euphoric state from the feel good amino acids theorbromine and phenethylamine. Euphoric and relaxed but alert state with no hangover in the morning? Finally something I can get behind.