Packing it all in

As I write this blog tonight, I am sitting in the airport in San Francisco, waiting for about 2 1/2 hours before my almost 24 hour flight to Bali (via Taipei).  Wow! That's a long time. I've been up to a lot over the past few weeks. I celebrated the holidays. I wrapped up some … Continue reading Packing it all in

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Eight is Enough

I'll be on the plane to Bali in just eight days!  As I consult with my boyfriend, a seasoned international traveler, for the best things to bring, he of course mentions a towel. And naturally, I cannot help but think of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.  I'm sure if I'm together enough to remember … Continue reading Eight is Enough

Many, Yet One

Indonesia is a nation made up of many islands –17,508 islands. However, only about 6,000 are inhabited. The country is second only to Brazil in its biodiversity. In short, there's a lot of potential differences rolled into one country.  This is reflected in the national motto, Bhinneka Tunggal Ika -- which translates into "Unity Through … Continue reading Many, Yet One

One month away!

I started this blog to chronicle my 2014 trip to Bali -- and it's almost here! In just 30 days, I will be flying from San Francisco to Taipei, and then from Taipei to Bali.  When I travel, even small distances, the reality of the event hits me when I get in the car or … Continue reading One month away!