East Bali Day Trip: What to See Beyond the Bali Gates of Heaven

East Bali Day Trip: What to See Beyond the Bali Gates of Heaven

East Bali is home to some of the top Bali attractions and landmarks including the famous Pura Lempuyang, former water palaces and incredible volcano viewpoints. Short on time? Here is an East Bali itinerary to get you started. With the vast majority of travelers to Bali frequenting popular areas like Canggu, Seminyak, Uluwatu and Ubud,…

Tandjung Sari in Sanur: Balinese Boutique Luxury at Its Best

Tandjung Sari in Sanur: Balinese Boutique Luxury at Its Best

This peaceful beachfront hotel in Bali’s east coast town of Sanur is the epitome of Balinese luxury. Read on for my first-hand Tandjung Sari review after a blissful week-long stay. Looking for the best accommodation in Sanur? There are some incredible luxury, brand-name beachfront hotels in Sanur to pick from…but here is the one that…

Samui Elephant Haven: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary in Koh Samui

Samui Elephant Haven: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary in Koh Samui

Not all elephant sanctuaries in Thailand are created equal. Here is my experience meeting the herd at Samui Elephant Haven in Koh Samui. Thailand is probably the single most popular destination for elephant interaction experiences – there is no other place in the world with so many elephant shows, sanctuaries and parks. To this day,…

The Best Things to Do in Sanur in Bali (Plus Sanur Day Trips Not to Miss)

The Best Things to Do in Sanur in Bali (Plus Sanur Day Trips Not to Miss)

Known as Bali’s original and first major tourism destination, Sanur is now often overlooked with a reputation for being “too sleepy” and slow-paced. Those in the know will tell you why you should add Sanur to your Bali itinerary – here is my Sanur travel guide to help you plan your stay. Offering a quieter…