Backpacks of Love Delivered in Bali!

Backpacks of Love Delivered in Bali!

Every July, for the past 5 years, Retta Jitner and volunteers from America and Bali have been distributing uniforms and backpacks full of school supplies to children on the island of Bali. Loretta’s charity, Pencils for Kids, Inc. (www.pencilsforkidsinc.com) is based in Los Angeles and is dedicated to providing needy school-aged children with the basics … Continued

Dreamland is not my Dream (video Indonesia)

We left Kuta, Bali by taxi for the Southern or Bukit peninsula. Our first view of Balangan was that it was a beautiful beach. We climbed down the steps to find surfer shacks and giant waves. We had hoped to find an area to watch the surfers but still swim. Balangan was not it. We … Continued

Slow Travel to the Gilis in Indonesia

The Three Gili’s, Indonesia   Thanks to Dave’s Travel Corner for publishing my article on Slow Travel to Gili Meno. It begins like this: Sometimes traveling slowly can be more enjoyable than the “preferred,” faster transportation. During our return trip to Gili (a series of islands located just off the northwest tip of Lombok, Indonesia) … Continued

Rambling during Ramadan

Rambling during Ramadan When we arrived in Bali on July 3, 2012, we had plans for a big adventure to Sulawesi and the Banda Islands but then we found out the dates of the upcoming Ramadan month. I did not think traveling in a 98% Moslem country during Ramadan was a great plan. I had … Continued

Enjoy Ubud on Jalan Sanggigan

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” — Bruce Lee South East Asia is so different this time. When we came … Continued

LOSING Ten Years

Losing TEN YEARS! One of the greatest things about traveling without a set plan is that you get to do what you want. George and I traveled several years ago thinking we had few plans but looking back we many more than we do now. George loves to play his guitalele and I love to … Continued

Tirta Empul

A visit to the Holy Springs of Tirta Empul

A visit to the holy springs of Tirta Empul is a glimpse inside Bali’s spiritual heart. Almost devoid of tourists but brimming with locals come to take the holy waters, Tirta Empul is at once crowded, joyful, raucous, and deeply uplifting. Tirta Empul, the “Ganges” of Bali, is a centuries-old place of purification. The legend … Continued

Playing LIVE: T WRECK in TULAMBEN

For our two-night return to Tulamben in order for George to play with T WRECK, the live band at Warung Komang, we decided to stay at Bali-Spark Resort, little more than a year old. It sounded like a good deal on agoda.com and looked fancy. We thought it was just past the last hotel in … Continued

iTube is the place for APPLE in BALI!

iTube is the Place for APPLE in BALI!  They are WIZARDS! When my Macbook Air crashed during the first week of our journey, I had visions of angels bringing me a new one. George and I were sure that it’s only future use would be as a bookend. First I saw only the gray screen … Continued

PREFER? Tranquil Tulamben or Kaotic Kuta?

Do you prefer Tranquil Tulamben or Kaotic Kuta? We are having a great time in Bali, Indonesia! It is our first stop on our year adventure. Tell us whether you prefer Tranquil Tulamben or Kaotic Kuta and and we will video more if it! Video: Tranquil Tulamben or Kaotic Kuta?

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel