Monkey Forest and a close call, Bali

We spent our last day in Bali in the jungle town of Ubud. (It’s probably best known as the artsy town that Julia Roberts visited in the movie Eat, Pray, Love.)  First stop, the rice terraces. Rice terraces date back…

Snorkeling, and playing dress-up in Bali

One of my favorite daily activities on our recent trip to Bali was definitely my morning walk. I loved the sunrise and the view! The perfect way to start the day!  “Can we swim?” Everyday the hotel had a ‘feed…

The ever exotic Bali, Indonesia

Indonesia is an interesting country made up of fourteen thousand islands. We were lucky enough to visit Bali, one of the more well-known islands, last month. Bali, as well as all of Indonesia, is a considered an “emerging market”, that relies…

Goodbye Batam, Hello (again) Singapore

After another breakfast with an amazing view, we said goodbye to Batam. The girls enjoyed finding flowers on the ground and using them as hair accessories. The durian (remember the stinky durian fruit?) elephant in the lobby.  The ferry ride back…

Batam, Indonesia

This vacation began as a five day trip, and unexpectedly turned into a twelve day trip (more on that to come). So, this will be a several part blog. The plane safety brochure is such interesting reading material! Another awesome…