• Must Know Before Traveling to Bali

    The Essentials: Bali

    I’m back with another Essentials post! This time I’ll be guiding you through everything you absolutely need to know before traveling to Bali. I’m talking more than just restaurants that you need to visit. Instead, I’ll discuss important matters such as visas, vaccinations, and more. This little island has been a trendy destination for a while now. If you are planning a vacation or looking to join the remote/expat community, I suggest you bookmark this page for easy access! Is a Visa Needed Before Traveling to Bali? Free Visa/Visa Exempt There is currently a free visa that allows you entry for 30 days. This free visa is an exemption given…

  • Cost of Living in Bali

    Bali Cost of Living for 1 Month

    Another country down, another month of expenses to talk about. The last place I shared with you was Bangkok, which you can read about here if you’re curious. Today, I’m going to give you the insight of how much the actual cost of living in Bali was for me. My entire life I always thought Bali was a tropical paradise, which meant living there was out-of-my-league expensive. However, when I did some research before visiting, I found that not to be the case at all! Reading about other personal travel bloggers numbers showed me that it is actually affordable. I saw monthly average amounts being around $800, so let’s see…

  • Home Sweet Home: Living in Canggu

    Home Sweet Home: Living in Canggu

    If you’ve been following my travels, you may have known that I actually settled into the Kuta – Seminyak area of Bali first. Then after a few mishaps, well… I’ll be honest; after seeing cockroach after cockroach for a week in my Airbnb, I decided to relocate. With the help of the wonderful customer service at Airbnb, I luckily was able to find an extremely relaxing villa in Canggu. At first, Bali wasn’t ideal for me, but living in Canggu definitely changed my opinion. Meet Julio and Felix, My Airbnb Hosts Checking into my accommodation was a bit of a struggle because I couldn’t even find the place at first!…

  • Don’t Fall into the Bali Taxi Tourist Trap

    Transportation fees are unavoidable while traveling. Whether you are using Uber or renting your own bike, you can’t escape the cost of getting from one point to another. This is why I want to ensure I always choose the most affordable way to get around – even if that means a lot of walking. When I was researching taxi fares, I came across many people stating to only trust Blue Bird Group. While this is true, these people also failed to mention the Bali taxi tourist trap that I recognized immediately. Only Trust Blue Bird Group Blue Bird Group taxis are the only ones that you should ever step foot…

  • 24 Hours in Bali

    24 Hours in Bali

    From US, to Sweden, to Bangkok, to ending the year in Bali! A year ago, if you would have told me I would end up in Indonesia during the holiday season, I would have laughed and said ‘yeah okay’ sarcastically. However, a 4-hour flight and some fried chicken later… here I am! This is my first 24 hours in Bali. Traveling to Bali was much less stressful compared to Bangkok. Zero flight delays makes for an easy transition. Before leaving Bangkok, I ended up downsizing much of my belongings, so it felt good traveling with a lesser load. My bluetooth speaker actually takes up almost half of my luggage. Priorities.…