Indonesia is a vast archipelago nation made up of over 17,000 islands. From the crowded cities of Java to the beaches of Bali, to remote ethnic minority villages in Flores, each island offers something unique to travelers. We absolutely love Indonesia – so much so that we moved to Bali for a year. Check out our awesome guides to places like Yogyakarta and the Gili Islands, how to plan a DIY trip to Mt. Bromo, a recap of volunteering at the Bali Spirit Festival, and lots more.

The Gili Islands

Visiting the Gili Islands

Located just off the northwest coast of Lombok are the Gili Islands, three tiny little islands that have become one of the most popular spots in all of Indonesia. Gili Trawangan is the biggest and farthest from the mainland followed by Gili Meno and Gili Air (pronounced AH-yer). If you’re planning a trip to this idyllic location, read on …

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Villa Life in Bali

Villa Life in Bali

Check out our vlog about living villa life in Bali! There are lots of amazing things about traveling or living in Bali. You’ve got beaches, rice fields, temples, waterfalls, and volcanoes to explore. You can surf, hike, do yoga, cycle, and go snorkeling or diving. Amazing restaurants and bars number in …

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14 Awesome Bali Villas

Where to Stay in Bali: 15 Awesome Villas That Won’t Break the Bank

There were lots of highlights in our year living in Bali – the Balinese New Year with its creepy ogoh-ogoh monsters, climbing Mt. Batur for sunrise, and having a honeymoon in paradise all come to mind. One of the best things about spending so much time on the Island of the …

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Bali ogoh-ogoh

Bali’s Day of Silence

For one day a year, the waves crash the shore without carrying surfers. The music pulsating from the beach clubs is gone. There are no motorbikes whizzing by carrying entire families. Even the airport is quiet, with no flights coming in or going out. It’s hard to believe, but in one …

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Mt. Rinjani

Hiking Mt. Rinjani

One of the highlights of traveling in Indonesia is a multi-day hike up Mt. Rinjani on the island of Lombok. Towering at 3,726 meters (12,224 ft), this active volcano is the 2nd tallest in the sprawling archipelago nation. Trips range from 2-5 days and go all the way to the summit or just …

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10 Things to Do in Ubud

Ubud is known as the cultural heart of Bali. There are so many things to see and do in this beautiful part of the Island of the Gods. Here’s our Gypsy Guide for 10 things to do around the city center.

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