My lifelong interest in Jakarta

I've never been to Jakarta, but here's the story of why I've always wanted to go. I bet you have your own list of places to visit from the same random kind of connections, too. So, moving house has turned up so much fascinating memorabilia, and among this is a box full of my all-time favourite … [Read more...]

Travelling helps kids: my son’s Bali experience with shyness and confidence

Travelling helps kids for so many reasons, and our recent Bali trip was good for my son for a reason I really hadn't expected - it helped him gain confidence and act less shy. Yay for travel! How travelling helped my shy preschooler become confident My son was four when we went to Bali a couple of … [Read more...]

Should experienced travellers go to Bali? A note from my own experience

Bail is one of the most popular destinations for Australian holiday-makers, and especially for people from Perth (my hometown) because it's basically the shortest flight you can take to get anywhere holiday-ish (apart from a few places within Western Australia which are gorgeous, but way more … [Read more...]

6 ways the Courtyard Seminyak helped me enjoy Bali

Bali, hey? I was never really planning to go there but when the chance kind of fell into my lap, I finally thought it was worth a shot. The Courtyard Seminyak was a new Marriott hotel, they were looking for bloggers to enjoy a few days there, and who was I to say no to an intriguing way to help the … [Read more...]

Bali for beginners: I’m a Perth girl who’s never been to Bali before

Here in the arguably-most-isolated city on earth, Perth, we are actually closer to Bali, Indonesia, than to the next Australian city. (I promise that's actually true: Bali is just over 2,600km away, and Adelaide is nearly 2,700km from Perth. There is really very little of anything in … [Read more...]