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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Things to do in Kanchanaburi, Thailand
24 Jan 2019

Things to Do in Kanchanaburi: War History and Waterfalls in Thailand

This post was originally published in February 2017 / updated in January 2019 Whether you’re looking to splash around in the shallow pools below Erawan Falls or get deep while comprehending the hardships suffered by prisoners of war, this list of things to do in Kanchanaburi has you covered. This

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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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Cycling to the temples in Ayutthaya, Thailand
01 Jan 2019

Temples in Ayutthaya: Cycling Around Thailand’s Best Ancient Ruins

This post was originally published in May 2016 and updated in January 2019 March is the beginning of the hot season in Thailand. I’m sure you’re thinking that it’s pretty much always hot in Thailand, and you’re right, but at this time of year the scales often threaten to tip 40

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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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26 Sep 2018

10 Awesome Islands Near Bali That You Can Easily Visit

Bali means many things to many people. Some are captivated by the spirituality, kind locals, variety of landscapes and hip beach bars while others catch one glimpse of Kuta — and all the tackiness it’s famous for — and decide Bali isn’t for them. A trip to Bali doesn’t have

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