Nyepi, or Bali’s day of silence can be a wonderful day of quiet and relaxation, but with 2 kids aged 4 and 9 it can also seem like an endless day of whinging about being bored. Before kids it was all about reading a book and snacking the day away, now breaking up fights, tidying…

Tourists from all over the world flock to the ancient Balinese temple of Tanah Lot, but very few consider staying in the area. Close to Canggu, but far enough from the hipster-ness of it all, is Pantai Kedungu and a scattering of villas and guest houses in between rice fields and world class surf. While…

The Padma Ubud may not get quite as much hype as its Legian sister, but this post might just sway you towards splitting your time between the two locations. I wasn’t particularly looking forward to heading further north than we live during of one of the rainiest weeks I’ve ever experienced in Bali, but I packed…

In the last weekend of my mum’s visit to Bali we decided to get away and see a bit of the island away from our usual Ubud hangouts. Reviewing the Novotel Nusa Dua was the perfect opportunity for a relaxing last weekend, so off we went, myself, my mum and the kids (Lola 8 & Marlow…