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My favorite Komodo dragon Photo

Hiking with Komodo Dragons

…continued from last post. The past 2 1/2 days of sailing the blue waters of the Indian Ocean let our eyes feast on nature’s finest, vibrant islands and sea life. Now we were heading to Komodo Island to hike around and say hello to Komodo Dragons, hopefully at a distance. I know what you’re going […]

Lake Brata- Bedugal, Bali

Road Trip to Freezing Bedugal, Bali

We’re freezing. I’m not sure how it can be this cold so close to the equator, but we are wearing the warmest clothing we have, including socks. The view from our not so child or adult friendly cabin is stunning. Lake Bratan has dark waters on this cloudy day and the horizontal line of mist […]

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 […]

Eye candy.

I found a rare, beautiful orchid in KL

The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park was exhuasting, but after having a little snack, we were in the mood for a little bit more. Across the street is the Orchid Park, which is free to enter. Inside, I found a bounty of orchids, but one very special one that I think is a rare treat. Here […]

Zen Mama with her baby.

Visiting the Sacred Monkey Forest

Monkey Forest is a lush forest sanctuary of nature right in the heart of Ubud. It’s hard to miss and provides a nice break from Ubud shopping and dodging motorbikes. We visited it our first week here and recommend it for adults and children. The Monkeys The obvious attraction to this forest for visitors is […]

Elephant painting

Celebrating “4” at Elephant Safari Lodge

“It’s my birthday. I’m going to ride elephants. And eat ice-cream. It’s my birthday.” My boy sings, he’s excited and he’s back. He deserves this. Our ease into living in Bali was tormented by a severe ear infection that left him spiritless. The infection spread to the mastoid bone of his skull making his ear […]

Pretty or Ugly? It's all perspective.

Eating Poisonous Fish: The Lionfish Meal

Delectable seafood fare or a death wish? We’re bold enough to try it and see. Caribbean Invasion What is a lionfish?  To me it looks like a combination of a lobster and a firework explosion with a little candy cane striping for drama. It’s beautiful and ugly at the same time. Lionfish is an invasive […]

Adventures in the Osa Peninsula

On our second day of adventure, Mario took us on a hike through the jungle, along the beach, and to a river where we were met by a gentleman in a canoe who took us across the river to his place. His name was Ricardo, an amazing man who has a personal sea turtle rescue […]

Primary Rainforest - Corcovado

Hiking in Corcovado National Park

Hiking in the Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica was awesome.  The boat picked us up at 7:30 am and whisked us past some of the most virgin coastline I have ever seen.  As beautiful as the beaches and jungle were, I had a hard time keeping my eyes on the coast.  October is Whale […]

Getting to the Osa Peninsula Costa Rica

We’ve traveled all over Costa Rica and have seen a lot of rainforest.  So we were wondering how is this one going to be different?  To find out, we took a trip with our friends, The Pearce Family.  Both of us are digitally nomadic families that have lived in Costa Rica for the past 1 […]