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...
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...
How to Pick the Perfect Cocktail

How to Pick the Perfect Cocktail

Years ago, I memorized a few standard drink names. This gave me a way to have an answer at the ready when I went to a bar without a cocktail menu in sight. In my quest to discover cocktails, I had to figure out what I liked (tough!) and how to navigate ordering new...
2019 Adventures Await

2019 Adventures Await

As I mentioned in my last post, I like to plan out as much of the year’s travels on January 1 as I can. This allows me to set a budget and savings plan, gives me things to look forward to, and lets me know when I can plan things at home with friends/family (since...

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