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Kopi Luwak Tasting in Ubud, Bali

On our recent trip to Bali, one of the things my husband was really looking forward to was the volcano hike in Kintamani. While I was looking forward to relaxing for a couple of days at the luxurious villa, as … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving from warm, sunny countries!

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving holiday with the extended family and friends this year here in Montana, I couldn’t help but look back on where we’ve celebrated a couple of years back. We love our time with the family, … Continue reading

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Our final stop in Bali: Holiday Inn Resort-Bali Benoa

Our final two days in Bali we spent at the Holiday Inn Resort -Bali Benoa. Staying in the chain hotel, we thought we would save some bucks and spend our hotel points we’ve both accumulated a lot of! Both Stan … Continue reading

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Urban Oasis: Bebek Tepi Sawah Villas in Ubud, Bali

After our delightful time in Kintamani, Bali, hiking Mount Batur volcano and relaxing at the Hot Springs thereafter, we headed down to the middle of the island, a town of Ubud. Ubud is known as the center for traditional Balinese … Continue reading

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Destination: Kintamani, Bali (and a review of Villa Jempana)

We just returned from a quick vacation in a beautiful paradise, a.k.a. tropical island of Bali. Our three older kids stayed at home with grandparents this time, only baby Richard came with us – this was his first international trip … Continue reading

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Tips and tricks for traveling the world as a family of five on a budget

Kids enjoying the beach time at the Mai Khao Beach in Phuket, Thailand  Many people ask us how we are able to afford to travel as a family of five. The answer is simple – it usually requires a lot … Continue reading

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