Two Things I Know for Sure

Happy Thanksgiving to you! As you’re reading this, we are in the midst of traveling to Thailand for the magical Yee Peng lantern ceremony. I wanted to share with you two great truths that I am grateful for. There are two truths that I’ve come to know intimately. These truths are evident in nearly all […]

Why organic gardening is important to us

We are no strangers to organic gardening. Having space for a garden is high on our list of ‘wants’ when we look to live somewhere for an extended period of time. It’s important to us to be able to grow our own food. Even though organic produce is easy to find in Ubud, having a […]

Celebrating on Monkey Beach, Penang

Admittedly, we have a lot of fun experiences, maybe more than the average family. Our most fun experiences are shared with others. Meeting other travelers or locals transforms a time that would have been simply memorable to extraordinary. The energy level of our meet up in Penang was immense. We traveled to Penang to meet […]

The Post-Vacation Slump

Don’t feel sorry for us. We’ve just returned from a kickin’ 2 week vacation of constant socializing with other traveling families, exploring, talking and new experiences. But we’ve been suffering from a serious case of recuperation. We’re not sick, but we are dragging with the post-vacation slump. The kids are not themselves and Mr. King […]

A Sea of Foam Party @Hard Rock Hotel – Penang

Experiences bond. Strange and fun experiences bond better. What else, besides attending a foam party, could break the ice better for a group of eight families that have all converged on the island of Penang in Malaysia? This week, we’re in Penang meeting up with several traveling families for a week of fun.  Starting with […]

The Perfect Storm in Penang

As I sit in the 9th floor apartment overlooking the ocean, I’m exhausted. My head leans back against the couch and I watch the dark storm clouds creep their way towards shore, the wind picks up so fiercely that it whistles and the rain, which just started, is pelting down. This is a powerful storm. […]

The Roulette of Driving a Motorbike in Ubud, Bali

At first glance, driving in Ubud looks like a game of roulette. In the casino game, numbers spin in one direction while the ball travels in the opposite direction. This analogy is translated literally to driving in Ubud. Cars going in one direction while motorbikes spin around, pass or travel in the opposite direction. It […]

Applause for Life (and Chocolate)

I just got home from a sexy chocolate party at Alchemy, a raw food & juice hangout for all the health food eclectics in Ubud. They were celebrating their one year anniversary and the party was a packed, smashing success. There was dance music, acro-yoga performances, raw chocolate, cold pressed coffee and multi-faceted people expressing […]

Matching Men.

Temple Ceremony in Ubud

When our nanny, Jero, offered to take us to a temple ceremony in Ubud we had to say yes. I was curious to experience the ceremony, but I really wanted to wear the beautiful clothes that are required for entry. We were in for a treat! Ceremony is the lifeblood of the Balinese culture. Bali […]

Special flowers for the offerings.

Kuningan – Life is an Offering

I’m in love with the Balinese Hindu culture. The people themselves are beautiful with celebrity worthy smiles, wide eyes, perfect posture and endless patience. But it’s their reverence to the natural and supernatural world that amazes and endows me with a fortunate feeling to simply be among it. The Balinese are always preparing for a […]

And we got creative too...shot from inside of a carved coconut candle holder.

My super freakin’ awesome Thursday

Days come and go and most of the time I have no clue if today is Wednesday or Saturday. I definitely know when it’s Sunday because that is the day that my cook doesn’t come to work. Today is Thursday. It doesn’t matter to me. The sun rises and sets and it’s a day. What […]