All in Bali

Living The Bali Beach Life

Just the word "Bali" has become a byword for the good life. It conjures images of jungle-fringed beaches and cascading rice terraces, of tropical vistas and salt-spraying seas, all underpinned with a current of mystery and magic, wreathed in incense and scented with enticing peanut satay and BBQ smoke...

The 5 Best Things About Bali

I've been traveling in Bali for almost two weeks now. I still have another five days left, but in the short time I've been here I have come up with five of my favourite things about this place that really put it apart from others I have visited.

Bali's Top Off-The-Beaten-Path Destinations

Leave behind the hangovers and the surfboards of Kuta, Seminyak and the south, and head for Bali's other, wilder, lesser-known reaches, all courtesy of this LBW list of the top off-the-beaten-path places to visit on the fabled Indonesian Isle of the Gods.

THE BEAUTIFUL BLISSFUL BALI

After 2 days of travel, Blissful Bali..

I have arrived!I arrived in Kuta in anxious excitement to meet up with the crew I would be spending the next 3 weeks with. I checked in and got my bags situated when Petty, our guide, popped in to take me down to the beach, where the others were gathered. I had a feeling there would be a decent age gap between me and the others in the group and wondered whether it might b an issue.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF KUTA, BALI

Well tip one I learnt upon arriving in Bali, is that the ATM are a lil reversed compared to Canada! Take your money first, then your credit card! Learnt that the hard-ish way (currency exchange had it). The views and the architecture alone had captivated me right out of the airport. I felt the humidity on every part of my body, and yet it still had not clicked that my year of waiting was here. 

10 THINGS TO DO IN THE BALI RAINY SEASON

If you happen to be traveling Bali in the midst (and mist) of the rainy season (typically running between November and March each year), don't despair. There are actually plenty of things to keep you busy while the droplets fall on the jungles outside. Check them out…

WELCOME TO BALI!

What an amazing first couple of days we have had here in Bali! Started off with our awesome tour guide Petty picking me up at the airport on his scooter! Such a fun way to start the trip. Bali is absolutely beautiful, there's a type of warm and welcoming feeling here that I have never felt anywhere else, from the beautiful beaches to the kind local people it truly is wonderful here.