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Getting a Social Cultural Visa for Bali

By |April 19th, 2016|

For those planning to live in Bali for longer than 60 days, one of the most popular visa options is the Social-Cultural Visa, or Sosial Budaya. While you can typically plan ahead and obtain this type of Visa from your home country, you can also make arrangements for it once you arrive in Bali, so long as you leave the country for […]

Extending the 30 Day Visa in Bali

By |March 28th, 2016|

If you’re considering moving to Bali, or just want to enjoy an extended vacation, one of the easiest ways to do so without getting attached to a lengthier or slightly more complex Visa situation is to opt for the 30 day Visa on Arrival (VOA), which can be extended one time for a total stay […]

Best Places to Get Caffeinated in South Bali

By |January 14th, 2016|

Despite it being the approximate temperature of the actual sun outside, Bali is one of the best places in the world to drink coffee. In fact, in 2014, Indonesia was the 4th largest coffee producing country in the world, a practice originally brought to Bali by Dutch colonists. Having moved here from Hawaii, we know good coffee from […]

Life in Bali: Pros & Cons

By |December 29th, 2015|

It’s been nearly three months since I arrived in Bali, and while I fully understand that amount of time doesn’t make me an expert on the place (very far from it, in fact), it’s much longer than the average traveler will be fortunate enough to spend here.

Like anywhere I’ve moved, there are positives and negatives about Bali. […]

Bali Yayasan Permata Orphanage

By |November 26th, 2015|

These Bali Orphans are great surfers and wonderful kids with bright futures ahead.

We enjoyed spending time on 3 occasions with the super groms at the Bali Yayasan Permata Orphanage. One day we took them surfing and got some great footage (see videos below.)

Bali Orphans
When visiting Bali, consider sponsoring a day with these great kids. After […]

Bali: The Journey from Texas

By |August 22nd, 2015|

I should begin this post with a note about a personal travel hook-up I’ve had since forever – my grandpa is a mechanic for American Airlines, which means that I am able to fly on his “buddy pass” system for a fraction of the price of what a normal plane ticket would cost.
So, with that […]

Packing for a Move to Bali

By |August 10th, 2015|

Over the last two and a half years, I have spent a lot of time packing, unpacking and repacking my belongings.
For purposes of open-ended travel, you need considerably more than you would on vacation, but considerably less than you would to live somewhere permanently. It’s a fine line, and one that I’m constantly trying to […]

Moving to Bali: Preparation

By |August 1st, 2015|

After living on Maui for nearly two years, I am anxious and excited to announce that I will be moving to Bali, along with my sweet boyfriend. Traveling, and more specifically, moving, has always come naturally to me. While not having all the answers tends to stress people out, being out of my element and learning how […]