Tag Archives: nature

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 […]

Mayan human sacrifice skull located on a ledge of the cave

What do Oranges, Mennonites & Caves have in Common?

Answer: They are all found in the diversity of the Cayo District of Belize. The Cayo district in Belize is full of an incredible mix of history, culture and sites to explore. Today we delved into the Mayan underworld at Barton Creek Cave. But to get to the Barton Creek Cave, we drove past beautiful […]

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 […]