Kuta Lombok, Indonesia:  7 Reasons To Visit

Kuta Lombok, Indonesia: 7 Reasons To Visit

Lombok is the laid-back island directly East of Bali in Indonesia and is much less crowded and less touristic than Bali.  Many travelers say Lombok is their favorite part of Indonesia.  Kuta Lombok (not to be confused with Kuta Bali) is a resort town in Southern...
Nusa Lembongan Island:  Get A Vacation From Your Vacation

Nusa Lembongan Island: Get A Vacation From Your Vacation

I took a fast-boat ferry to Nusa Lembongan recently and stayed for 3 nights.  It’s a small island about 30 minutes from Bali.  It was a nice break from the hustle and bustle of Bali and the beach water is brilliant, clear turquoise-colored.  In addition to the...
Cat Poop Coffee: Don’t Knock It Until You Try It

Cat Poop Coffee: Don’t Knock It Until You Try It

After hearing about it for several days, I finally got to try kopi luwak, aka cat poop coffee, which is allegedly the most expensive coffee in the world. I took a tour bus yesterday with a family on vacation from India to the Satria Agrowisata plantation, and we got a...
Exploring the Temples and Rice Fields of Ubud, Bali

Exploring the Temples and Rice Fields of Ubud, Bali

As a solo traveler Ubud is rather boring compared to other areas of Bali such as Seminyak, Gili islands, and even Nusa Lembongan.  Despite what they tell you, it’s very touristy, and there isn’t much to do other than walk around and window shop for artwork...
Mt. Batur Sunrise Trek:  Why Sunrise Tours Are Overrated

Mt. Batur Sunrise Trek: Why Sunrise Tours Are Overrated

It was already Midnight and I was starting to get a little tired.  In a couple hours our driver would pick me and some other travelers up at our hostel in Ubud and drive us to the base of Mt. Batur to begin our trek to the top to see the much anticipated sunrise. Mt....