Costs of Traveling in Bali on a Budget in 2015

Costs of Traveling in Bali on a Budget in 2015 I just spent one month immersed in my beloved Bali – after a 2-year hiatus. Quite predictably, prices in Bali have risen again since I last left the island in late 2012. At that time I wrote Costs of Budget Travel Around Bali in 2012, …

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The Joys of Visiting Bali

The Joys of Visiting Bali  In 2014 I left SE Asia entirely to explore Oceania for one year. I spent six months roaming around New Zealand, four months visiting friends in Australia, and two months checking out Fiji. That region of the world is expensive and I managed to afford traveling an entire year mainly …

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Bali Arrival Visa 2015 and other Arrival Procedures Updates

Bali Arrival Visa 2015 and other Arrival Procedures Updates I just arrived back in my beloved Bali after a much-too-long absence of over two years. To my surprise, I noticed immediately that a lot has changed since late 2012. As I travel around the Island of Gods during the next month, I’ll be updating everyone …

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NEWS: My Second Article is Featured on A Luxury Travel Blog!

NEWS: My Second Article is Featured on A Luxury Travel Blog ! I’m thrilled to announce that A Luxury Travel Blog has recently published my second article, entitled 5 Unique Luxury Resorts on Langkawi Island – Malaysia. Along with my article, five of my own photos were included, three of them used as feature photos …

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News: I’ve been Interviewed About Teaching English in Japan

News: I’ve been Interviewed About Teaching English in Japan Before I set out on my nomadic world travels way back in 1998, I living in Kyoto, Japan for six years. I moved there from the USA in 1991, specifically to save money to travel the world. As you can see from my ongoing travels, that …

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Travel Tips: Staying Healthy in the Tropics

Travel Tips: Staying Healthy in the Tropics Of all the amazing destinations on Planet Earth, I have always considered tropical islands and beaches the cream of the crop, akin to paradise on Earth. And I just know I’m not alone in this sentiment! Who wouldn’t love miles of endless white sand beaches, swaying coconut palms, …

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PHOTO GALLERY: The Natural Beauty of South Island New Zealand

PHOTO GALLERY: The Natural Beauty of South Island New Zealand SEE Photos of South Island New Zealand here I just completed an extensive 3-month trip around New Zealand’s stunning South Island. World-famous for its spectacular nature, the island features a mind-boggling diversity of topographies and natural features. Easily-accessed glaciers and fjords draw tourists from around …

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My 10 Favorite Places in Bali

My 10 Favorite Places in Bali  While traveling these many years I’ve discovered that a majority of people seem to have a rather negative view of Bali, Indonesia. Australians and New Zealanders, in particular, think of Bali as a crazy vacation spot for wild party-ing surfers and bar-hopping youths. Indeed, a huge volume of such …

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NEWS: I’ve Joined Matador U Travel Media School!

NEWS: I’ve Joined Matador U Travel Media School!  I’m thrilled to announce that I have become a student of Matador U Travel Media School! I’ll be taking courses in travel writing and travel photography. I’ve been wanting to join Matador U ever since I began travel blogging in 2011. Every year I say, “Ok, this …

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My 12 Best Experiences at New Zealand’s South Island

aerial view of Abel Tasman NP - from scenic flight

My 12 Best Experiences at New Zealand’s South Island I just completed an adventurous 3-month trip around New Zealand’s famed South Island, the place where NZ’s most renowned outdoor adventures and dramatic natural wonders are found. The island boasts fjords, glaciers, mountain peaks over 3000 M, rain forests, wild rivers & coastlines, several magnificent national …

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