Two Days in Seminyak

Two Days in Seminyak

After our salt-water adventures in Nusa Ceningan, we headed to the Southern beach resort area of Seminyak, Bali. Known for incredible sunsets, nightlife, and luxury accommodations, it was another dimension of Indonesia to experience. Two days in Seminyak was a perfect...
Two Days in Nusa Ceningan

Two Days in Nusa Ceningan

Unfortunately, vacations are not limitless. It’s always a fine line between seeing “all the things” and finding time to relax. When you add a destination that is halfway around the world, you feel like you’d better see what you can. Although we...
8 Things Not to Miss in Ubud, Bali

8 Things Not to Miss in Ubud, Bali

Brian planned a trip to Indonesia for my 40th birthday. Our first stop was in Ubud, which is in the uplands of Bali. It’s quieter than other parts of the island, although plenty of tourists visit, and it is said to be the cultural capital of Bali. I had a...
A Perfect Day in Chattanooga

A Perfect Day in Chattanooga

I traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee for the first time three and half years ago. I had been to Nashville and Memphis before, but I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Ranked fourth for population, behind Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville, Chattanooga has a great...
What’s On My Reading List

What’s On My Reading List

I’m an avid reader and like to set an annual goal for myself. This year, I am trying to read 50 books, last year I read 47. I am a huge fan of tracking all my books on Goodreads. This lets me file away recommendations from people as I hear them, and know what I’ve...
Where to Dine in Raleigh

Where to Dine in Raleigh

Along with my bitters research, I also made time for a few good meals, and a couple more drinks while in North Carolina. Raleigh is an easily walkable city with plenty to see and do. I spent most of my time indoors working, but here’s where to dine in Raleigh,...
Bitters and Bars in Raleigh

Bitters and Bars in Raleigh

I’ve been making craft cocktails at home for a while. Over the past few years, I have acquired all the tools and ingredients needed to create a variety of libations. However, I’ve been stumped about how to properly use cocktail bitters. I figured it was a good...
The Best Vegetarian BBQ in Kansas City

The Best Vegetarian BBQ in Kansas City

Kansas City has been a BBQ town since the early 1900’s when Henry Perry arrived from Memphis and started smoking meat in a trolley barn near 18th & Vine. The BBQ in KC is characterized by three things: the wide variety of meats (even fish) that are used; the...
Packing for Two Weeks in a Carry-on

Packing for Two Weeks in a Carry-on

I enjoy the challenge of getting everything I need into carry-on bags. Not only do I save time at the baggage carousel, and avoid lost bags, I save money. It also makes it easier to get around. Hopping into a Lyft or onto a train is so much better when you can hold...

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