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The Spirit of Bali - Balinese Dancers - Ubud, Bali

Dancing around the World… Balinese Dancers

Want to be entranced for an hour? Go to a Balinese Dance Performance. Balinese dance is an ancient dance tradition native to Bali Island. I loved the first one so much that I went to two! Right from the opening number I was mesmerized. The girls come out dressed in colorful costumes dancing in unison. […]

Ubud Traditional Art Market

Ubud Traditional Art Market

I was first exposed to Ubud Traditional Art Market the morning of my cooking class. It’s like Pike Place Market, but more condensed. There are stalls and stalls of flowers, vegetables, fruit, meat, spices, textiles, art, clothes, and food carts. Men and women sit on the ground ready to wheel and deal with you for […]

Jimbaran Beach, Bali

Jimbaran – Edit. Beach. Sleep. Repeat

  The second part of my trip to Bali has been in Jimbaran. I’m renting a room in a two bedroom house through Airbnb. The place is modern, big and equipped with a kitchen and air conditioning in the bedroom. A real treat! The only downside is the place doesn’t have internet, but there’s a […]

Balinese Cooking

Cooking…Balinese Style

   I love to cook! I’ve been super excited to try the local food in each country and Bali has yet to disappoint. My first guest house suggested a Balinese cooking class by their friends at Payuk Bali. I signed up and the next morning I was picked up by the driver for a 5-hour […]

Monkey Forrest, Ubud, Bali

Monkeying Around in Ubud

   After being cooped up in my guest house for 3 days , I was excited to get out and see the sights. My first stop? Monkey Forest. One of things I was most excited about coming to Bali was visiting the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud. I’ve heard so many different views/opinions about this […]

Seattle Skyline

Until Next Time, Seattle

Bali here I come! I’m on the first leg of my trip and reminiscing about my past 9 years in Seattle. I’m a transplant via San Diego, via San Francisco, via Philadelphia. Seattle is the longest place I’ve lived even over my childhood homes. I first fell in love with Seattle when I drove through […]

Product Review – Pacsafe Camsafe Venture V12

  If you can’t tell, I’m obsessed with my PacSafe bags.  I can’t say enough great things about this brand.  I bought the Pacsafe Venture V12 sling bag to accompany my Pacsafe 45L backpack.  This day sling is about the size of a messenger bag and fits all my camera gear and laptop.   The […]

Product Review – Pacsafe VentureSafe 45L

OMG can I just say how much I LOVE this back pack?!?!  I did searches on travel forums and other travel blogger sites to see what gear full-time travelers use.  Many are using the Osprey packs and they are pretty great looking.  I looked at the Osprey Kyte 46, but being a photographer, I wanted […]

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