Kawah Ijen Without a Tour

Once I saw how easy it was to watch the sunrise over Mt. Bromo without a tour (read my post here), I figured Kawah Ijen without a tour could be done just as easily. The two are usually packaged together in a three day, two night uncomfortable and sleepless package of tourist-crammed outlooks. I think [...]

Kalibiru National Park: Finding High Places

Searching for things to do in Yogyakarta or Jogjakarta, I came across a picture of a person at Wisata Kalibiru National Park. They were hanging out on a platform that appeared to be high in the trees on a mountain side. The view was stunning and it caught my attention, I needed to check this place [...]

Mount Bromo Without a Tour: Spectacular Sunrise

Mount Bromo without a tour Tours are nice for people who have little time or don't want to deal with the adventure of finding their own way. Of course, there are acceptations, but the Mount Bromo sunrise is not one of them. (And Mount Ijen too!) If you would like to spend countless hours [...]

Pangandaran: Surf, Swim and The Green Canyon Tour

The town of Pangandaran in West Java, Indonesia is a quiet village known for its great beginners' surf and relaxed vibe. Since the small town is out of the way of the normal Jakarta-Jogjakarta backpacker path, there will be few foreign tourist roaming the town making it a perfect spot to visit! We arrived [...]

Yoga at Blue Marine Yoga: Gili Air, Indonesia

After about a month of travel and constant movement, it was finally time to relax on the quiet Island of Gili Air, Indonesia. I was excited to find that there were two yoga studios on the island as it has been difficult to find a class in many places. Blue Marine Yoga especially appealed to [...]

H2O Yoga Centre on Gili Air, Indonesia

When I walked into the H2O Yoga Centre it made sense why it was highly recommended place for yoga on the exotic and tranquil island of Gili Air. Nestled in the center of the island and hidden in the trees, it makes a great location for a quiet and peaceful practice. H2O Yoga Centre has [...]

Swimming with the Green Sea Turtles of Gili Air!

A fellow traveler was heading out to snorkel around Gili Air and I was quick to join after hearing about the majestic Greens Sea Turtles on the reef. My last snorkel experience ended with a blistered sunburn on my back, so I was ready to beat the sun this time! I rented a set of [...]