Jimbaran Bay

Jimbaran Beach is one of Bali’s best beaches – and it has Sundara

By Janice and George | December 23, 2015

Calm Jimbaran Beach on Bali’s south coast is ideal for swimming. At night, its seafood restaurants are popular. But the “wow” place to be is Sundara.

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Tugu Bali review

Seeking Bliss in Bali: Hotel Tugu Bali

By Janice and George | December 17, 2015

Beauty in Bali? Hotel Tugu Bali houses a museum-worthy collection of Indonesian artifacts, like a 15-foot-high Garuda (sun bird king) in the lobby.

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Alila Purnama

The “Alila Purnama”: Sailing, diving and, oh my, Komodo dragons!

By Janice and George | November 29, 2015

Scuba diving in coral gardens, idyllic beach forays and, oh my, Komodo dragons! Cruising Indonesia aboard the luxurious “Alila Purnama” comes with a dash of adventure. Sign us up!

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Hotel Tugu Lombok review

Art? Antiques? Private pools? Hotel Tugu Lombok is gorgeous!

By Janice and George | October 29, 2015

Rescuing ancient temples, the “temple whisperer” turned his love for Indonesian art and antiques into the fab Hotel Tugu Lombok with private pools.

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Ballroom dancing a hit on Lombok island

By Janice and George | January 5, 2015

The creator of Puri Mas Boutique Resort on Lombok, Indonesia is a former world-champion ballroom dancer. His young dancers waltzed right into our hearts, just like Puri Mas.

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Lombok beaches

Lombok beaches and boutique hotels lure travelers

By Janice and George | October 24, 2014

Is tropical Lombok a new Indonesian paradise where luxury is affordable? There are few tourists on the white sand beaches, and boutique hotels offer terrific value for a beach vacation.

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Monkeying around in the Ubud Monkey Forest

By Janice and George | July 6, 2014

Beware the monkey business at the Ubud Monkey Forest in Bali, home to over 550 cheeky macaques. Hang on to your things! But the babies sure are cute.

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Ubud the cultural heart of Bali

Fall in love with Ubud culture (and the heart of Bali)

By Janice and George | June 12, 2014

Talk about Ubud culture! Temples grace every village and home. Art museums abound. And mystical Balinese dances are performed nightly.

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Snapshot Story #7: Sailing Indonesia on a phinisi

By Janice and George | April 3, 2014

We’re getting ready to sail Indonesia on the luxurious Alila Purnama. There’s a dive center onboard and we’ll see Komodo dragons. We can’t wait!

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