My full Trinidad Carnival costume from Rogue

The Ultimate Guide to Trinidad Carnival as a Tourist

It’s that happy time of the year – Carnival! I’m suffering from a bad case of Carnival tabanca right now after seeing all the posts and pictures from this year’s Trinidad Carnival. Tabanca is Trinidadian (or Trini) slang that refers to a strong heartache and longing for anything you love. The word is mainly used …

Showing tattoo on Batu Bolong Beach, Bali, Indonesia

That Time I Got a Hand Poke Ritual Tattoo

So I did a thing… I got my first ever tattoo in Bali, forever changing my body! For the longest time, I have always wanted a tattoo. Let’s just say it’s my inner rebellious girl streak peaking through. Possibly due to my Asian parents telling me tattoos are bad and I should never ever get …

white sand beaches, red lichen covered rocks, blue ocean water - Bay of Fires, Tasmania, Australia

6 Reasons Why Tasmania is an Absolute Must-Visit

Tasmania or Tassie (as the Aussies call it) is an absolute must visit if you’re traveling around Australia. It’s often overlooked as people prioritize other destinations in Australia instead. For this reason, Tassie remains relatively undeveloped and untouched, often seen as rustic and perhaps even a little backwater. Even many Australians themselves have not visited …

Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida, Indonesia

10 Places to Inspire a Visit to Nusa Penida

If you enjoy jaw-dropping coastal cliff views, beaches, or snorkeling, then you need to visit Nusa Penida in Indonesia. Nusa Penida is the largest island of the 3 islands neighboring Bali. Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan are the other two islands. Most people go to Nusa Lembongan for snorkeling and the beaches since it’s the …

Gunung Kawi temple with shrines in Bali, Indonesia

15 Incredible Temples to Explore in Bali

Bali is known as the Island of the Gods or Island of a Thousand Temples. It’s easy to see why since there’s a temple (pura in Indonesian) everywhere you look. A temple could be as simple as a shrine in a family housing compound. Once you step onto the island, it’s hard to ignore the spiritual …

Adult male Komodo dragon, Komodo National Park, Indonesia

Where to Find Wild Komodo Dragons in Real Life

Have you heard of the famous (or infamous…) Komodo Dragon? Komodo dragons are the largest lizards on the planet. These prehistoric beasts are badass mofos that you do not want to mess around with BUT there is an opportunity to see them in real life in Indonesia. You can briefly pretend to be the Mother …

Brushing and petting a baby water buffalo with love

Making Buffalo Mozzarella with the Most Love

Mmmmmmm buffalo mozzarella or mozzarella di bufalo… the thought of it brings to mind a delicious white orb with a soft center that melts in your mouth! Yummmmm I’m drooling as I’m thinking about it right now. So where does this delightful cheese come from? Well, did you know that fresh buffalo mozzarella is made …

Sunset view from klotok river boat

The Best Way to See Wild Orangutans in Borneo, Indonesia

Imagine yourself sitting on the open air deck of a boat with the engine puttering as the boat drifts down a river with the rainforest jungle on both sides. Bright lush greenery as far as the eye can see with palm trees growing straight out of the water. There’s no phone service so no technology …

Sipping water at Tirta Empul in Bali

How to Experience a Holy Bathing Ritual in Bali

One of my most memorable experiences in Bali was participating in a Hindu holy bathing ritual at Pura Tirta Empul. Bali is known as the Island of the Gods, and it’s definitely a very spiritual place. You can feel the energy in the air where there’s a bit of a magical charge in the atmosphere. …

Nasi Campur

Top 20 Must-Try Things to Eat and Drink in Indonesia

One of the best things about travelling is eating the local dishes and trying new tastes and flavors. Before I went to visit Bali, I actually didn’t know too much about Indonesian food, and the dishes I had tried before didn’t really wow me. Yes, I’m fully aware that eating the dishes outside their country …