Experience Traditional Balinese Charm at Kori Ubud

Ubud was once ‘just’ a tiny mountainside town in Bali, Indonesia.  Nestled in lush green forests with a deep river ravine etched between the rolling hills and rice paddies, Ubud has now become a haven for tourists visiting Bali. Many travelers visit seeking peace, and serenity, and of course the traditional charm of the Balinese […]


WIN a 5-star experience at Maya Sanur Bali Picture yourself lying here – relaxed and stress – free at Maya Sanur Resort and Spa.   Picture yourself sitting here for breakfast at Maya Sanur Resort and Spa. Picture yourself watching the sunrise from Maya Sanur Resort and Spa.   Picture yourself strolling by this awesome pool at Maya Sanur […]

Best Value Family Accommodation Seminyak Bali

Earlier this year we visited Bali, and when the resort we booked didn’t work out, we literally walked in off the streets and booked the Ramada Encore Bali Seminyak, so when we returned to Bali again, we decided we would stay here again. Flights from Australia usually arrive in Bali at night.  We had arranged this […]

Bali Is Not A Country, It Is An Island

Firstly let me share some small and interesting facts with you with you. Bali is NOT its own country, It is an island of Indonesia or a Province of Indonesia … but it is not its own country!  Also, whilst Indonesia is predominantly Muslim, this island has Hindu faith. We arrived in Bali on a hot […]

“WINNER” of the 2015 ‘New Voices’ BLOG COMPETITION

“Ruth Johnston, (that’s ME !!), Australian travel writer and full-time housesitter, travels around the world with her son by housesitting, volunteering, and finding new and exciting locations for travel journalism. They find that housesitting saves them money and enables them to keep traveling around the world. In this our choice for the 2015 HouseSitMatch ‘New […]

BIG Blog Exchange 2014

Big Blog Exchange 2014 Then travels can continue with Random Acts of Kindness to help others along the way. So here I sit in Italy. One single Mum from Australia – Exploramum, and I sit with one 9-year-old boy – Explorason. So far we have traveled through 33 countries, and we are now in our 3rd […]

Ironman Panama and Cycling Islas Calzada de Amador

Ironman Panama and Cycling Islas de la Calzada de Amador Cycling Islas de la Calzada de Amador We jump into a Panama City taxi and ask to go to The Causeway because we want to check out the cycling Islas de la Calzada de Amador using a tandem. At first the taxi driver says he […]