Family-Friendly Resort Review: Padma Resort Legian, Bali

Review: Padma Resort Legian, Bali

The Padma Resort Legian in Bali, Indonesia, is a beautifully designed resort with lush gardens, several swimming pools and a convenient location steps away from Legian Beach. We stayed at the Padma Resort Legian for twelve nights in July 2016, and its family-friendly facilities and excellent customer service truly made for a memorable holiday. Stunning…

Dinner for Two at Tirtha Dining, Uluwatu

Magical Dinner for Two at Tirtha Dining, Bali

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m sharing one of our most memorable travel experiences: an intimate sunset dinner for two at Tirtha Dining, Uluwatu, Bali. It was an experience we won’t soon forget, having a table on a glass stage perched on a cliff, with a view overlooking the Indian Ocean and the place practically…

Sea Turtle Release - Kuta Beach Bali

Turtle Release with Bali Sea Turtle Society

While in Bali this past July, we participated in a sea turtle release with the Bali Sea Turtle Society which was one of our most memorable experiences of the trip. I’ve mentioned the turtle release on my Snapshots from Bali and Activities with Kids in Bali posts, and in this one I’ll be expanding a…

Flying at Sunset with Garuda Indonesia

Flying Garuda Indonesia with Kids

In this review, I’ll be covering our experience flying with Garuda Indonesia in July 2016 with nearly three year old (33 months) Little T. Garuda Indonesia is the country’s national airline and is part of the SkyTeam Alliance, which also consists of Alitalia, Air France, Delta, KLM and Saudia. This was our first time flying with…

Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

Located across the Badung Strait from Bali’s southeast coast, the small, tranquil island of Nusa Lembongan truly feels a world away from the bustling traffic and crowds of Bali’s beach areas. Our day trip to Nusa Lembongan turned out to be a fun family adventure that we all enjoyed, exploring the island’s stunning coastline and…

Arriving at Nusa Lembongan

Activities with Kids in Bali

For our nearly two week holiday in Bali, we were based on the beach in Legian, which is between Seminyak (to the north) and Kuta (to the south). We planned three day trips to Uluwatu, Ubud and Nusa Lembongan, and the rest of the time was spent mostly splashing about in the hotel pool and…

Seminyak Beach at Sunset

Snapshots from Bali

We’ve just returned from a trip to Bali, Indonesia, last week, and it already feels like ages ago. We recovered from jet lag last weekend, our tans are beginning to fade and we’ve settled back into our daily routine. Bali was always up there in the top three places we would discuss for our summer…

Makati Shangri-La Pool

Review: Makati Shangri-La, Manila

After over 20 hours of travel, there is nothing better than arriving someplace like the Makati Shangri-La that makes your family feel right at home. The Makati Shangri-La is a tranquil oasis conveniently located in the bustling Makati city district of Manila, the Philippines, amidst sprawling shopping malls and towering office skyscrapers and only 20…