When you walk into a shared room, peek into the outdoor bathroom…complete with an Indonesian bidet (aka a bucket of water and a scoop) and say to one another, “This place isn’t that bad,” you may have bitten off more than you can chew.  This is the exact situation Chase and I found ourselves in … More “Flashpackers”

Ubud Dreams

In our minds Ubud was going to be all about relaxing.  The “cooler temps,” rain, and yogi vibe would be a welcomed environment after touristy Legian.  While Ubud was incredible it was NOTHING like we expected.  The temperatures were just as high without the relief of the ocean breeze.  The rainy season is experiencing quite … More Ubud Dreams

Sunrise n’ Shine

A nice long stroll is good for the soul.  I’ve felt this way for as long as I could remember.  My daddy used to take me for walks when I was a little girl;  he would help me pick out the perfect walking stick and off we would go.  I’m sure it was just a … More Sunrise n’ Shine

Reason to Rescue

You know those days when everything is perfectly planned and then one thing occurs and your day ends up drastically different than you had imagined?  Today, was one of those days.  Chase and I had every intention of relaxing.  A beard trim for Chase, a quick stroll around the palace, blogging and research, then finish … More Reason to Rescue

Travel Daze

Jet lag – noun; a tired and unpleasant feeling that you sometimes get when you travel by airplane to a place that is far away. (Miriam-Webster Dictionary) If I was unclear of this definition before, I am definitely aware of it now.  After four days of travel we have finally arrived in Indonesia but we … More Travel Daze


Goodbyes suck.  There’s really no better way for me to put it.  Chase is pretty graceful with goodbyes and they tend to be fairly nonchalant.  A simple hug and a, “See ya later,” and he’s set.  There’s no big fuss about it. Me, on the other hand, I’m a blubbering mess.  Sobbing, gasping for air, … More Farewell