The Best Year Of My Life: 2014 - A Year In Review

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Looking back on 2014 brings me nothing but amazing and life-changing memories.  I don’t even know how to express how much year this has influenced my life, but I will always look at 2014 as the year when I got it all “somewhat figured out”.…

The 5 Best Places To Trip on Magic Mushrooms in South-East Asia

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You might be surprised to find out that Magic Mushrooms are pretty common in several destinations around South-East Asia. This hallucinogenic party drug shouldn't be taken lightly though -- the powerful components in these mushrooms…

Gili Trawangan Booze Cruise

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I'd heard about it, I had seen pictures posted from friends, and I had been recommend to do it by fellow backpackers.  But the Gili Trawangan Booze Cruise still exceeded all my expectations. Cost:  350,000 IDR ($30 w/ One Drink Included) But…

October 2014: Month in Review

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October was definitely a solid month, having spent almost the entirety traveling Indonesia.  I fell in love with the country, the food, the culture, and had such an amazing time.  It's difficult to say, but Indonesia might have just topped…

Weed & Drugs in South-East Asia

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When it comes to drugs in South East Asia, the first (and best) tip I can give you is to avoid them while traveling through the region!  They can be very dangerous, are extremely illegal in some countries (heard of the death penalty?),…

Favorite Balinese Hobby: Resort Crashing

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There's something incredibly fun about only paying $8 for a hostel bed, and then crashing a luxury resort and hanging out there all day pretending to be a rich vacationer... I've done this several times, not just in Bali.  The secret is…

The Ultimate Guide To Gili Air

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When it comes to paradise, you can’t get too much closer than the Gili Islands in Indonesia.  While most backpackers and travelers head to the main island, Gili Trawangan (Gili T), known as the “party island”; you would be a fool to only…

How to Get from Bali to the Gili Islands

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Trying to get from Bali to the Gili Islands ?  Here's how... The Gili Islands are easily my favorite part about coming to Bali.  Which I probably shouldn't say, because they are actually just off the northwestern coast of Lombok.  However,…

Adventures in Indonesia: Bali Road Trip

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Indonesia is a really cheap country, especially transportation around the island.  I was fortunate enough to be able meet up with some family out here (shoutout to the Rosa clan), and we ended up renting a car with a personal driver for 12…