18 Jun 2019

How to Plan the Perfect Bali Honeymoon (on any Budget)

Choosing a place to spend your honeymoon isn’t always easy. It all depends on what you want to do and whether you’re looking to relax or get out and see some sights. A Bali honeymoon can be either of those things, both of those things or anything in-between. It has

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Backpacing in Indonesia - a view of the 17 islands marine park in Riung, Flores
19 Feb 2019

Backpacking in Indonesia: Costs, Tips and Places to See

This post was originally published in May 2015 and updated in February 2019 after my big trip to Bali (and nearby islands) in 2018 With over 17,000 islands (I’m sure some of those are just rocks that disappear at low tide though) to choose from, planning a trip to Indonesia

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12 Feb 2019

Bali Itinerary: Two Weeks on the Island of the Gods

The key to a successful trip to Bali is choosing the best places to go. There is so much variety on offer and so many little towns and “tourist areas” catered to vastly different people. In this Bali itinerary I’ll show how much you can see in two weeks and

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17 Jan 2019

32 Fun Things to Do in Bali: Bali Travel Inspiration!

There are so many fun things to do in Bali that it can be tough to plan a trip there. Where are the best beaches, hikes, waterfalls, rice terraces and temples? I’ve been to Bali three times now, and while I certainly haven’t done everything this iconic island has to

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04 Jan 2019

Hiking to Sekumpul Waterfall: The Best Bali Waterfall?

If you’re in Bali for a few days (or a few weeks) you’re eventually going to want to put down the poolside cocktails and actually get out and do something. If not for the enjoyment, at least so you’ll have something interesting to put on your Instagram feed. Luckily there

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17 Dec 2018

The Gili Islands, Indonesia: Which Is the Best Gili Island for You?

Here’s a situation I’m sure many of you are in. You’re in Bali (or planning a trip there) and want to head over to the Gili Islands for a few days – but which is the best Gili Island for you? On face value they all look pretty similar –

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Things to do in Jakarta, Indonesia: Jalan Cikini Raya
09 Dec 2018

Things to Do in Jakarta: Two Days in Indonesia’s Capital

When I told people I was going to go out of my way to spend two days in Jakarta the general reaction was…why? It isn’t the kind of place you go to just have a look and see the sights. I’m probably one of the few people who actually went there

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26 Nov 2018

Searching for the Best Beaches in Padangbai, Bali

Padangbai is perhaps best known as the port you’ll pass through on the way to Lombok and the Gili Islands. But slip away from the traffic choked streets of the port area and you’ll find a couple of nice beaches and a laid-back little beach town. On my recent trip

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