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Travel Bucket List: Bali, Indonesia

Updated: Sep 8, 2019


First and foremost, Happy New Year!


For those of you that made a resolution to travel more in 2019, you are in luck, as I have decided to add travel to my blog! Last year, I unexpectedly found myself racking up the frequent flier miles and already have a few trips on the books for this year. Travel is exciting, but can also be overwhelming, so I am eager to share my tips, reviews, itineraries, and anything else you want to know, to inspire you to explore the world! First up...BALI


Mid-2018, my sister and I decided it was time for another trip together - our last vacay was to Hawaii, nine years ago, when I graduated college. After researching a few different countries we settled on Bali. Kristin had actually been to Bali before, but was willing to re-visit the beautiful island and explore a few new areas with me as the destination was high on my list.


Oahu, HI - 2009

My"Type C" personality means I am detail-oriented and like to be in control, translation: I need an itinerary! Who I will be traveling with typically dictates the intricacy of each itinerary - I don't have to follow it exactly, but a general plan for each day ensures I am making the most of my time. Below is the itinerary (first 6 versions not included) my sister and I followed during our 5 night, 6 day adventure in Uluwatu and Ubud.

Day 1

Arrive in Bali!! (8:00am local time)

Hotel in Uluwatu - Dreamsea Bali Surf Camp

Padang Padang Beach

Sunset Yoga (Kristin did yoga, I relaxed in a hammock with a Bintang)

Dinner at the hotel


Day 2

Uluwatu Temple

Lunch at Single Fin on Blue Point Beach

Relax at hotel and pack up

Drive to Ubud

Late night arrival at hotel in Ubud - Kupu Kupu Barong


Day 3

Pemulan Bali Farm Cooking School

Art Market and downtown Ubud shopping

Saraswati Temple

Ubud Palace

Dinner at the hotel


Day 4

Hang at our private pool and cabana for the day

Campuhan Ridge Walk at sunset

Dinner in downtown Ubud - Spice


Day 5

Tegallalang Rice Terrace

Tegenungan Waterfall

Lunch at Clear Café

Taksu Spa

{Balinese Massage, Body Scrub, Flower Bath, Reflexology}

Warung hop for dinner

{Bun Bali Cafe, The Spell Creperie, Frozen Yogi}


Day 6

Bali Swing

Hotel pool

Start the journey home (7:00pm local time)


Bali was an incredible experience and I highly recommend you add it to your bucket list! I'll provide more details about our activities, lodging and delicious food we ate, so sign up for e-mail alerts to be the first to know when posts go live. Also, if you have any specific questions or things you want to know about, feel free to leave a comment - I'd love to hear from you. Cheers!



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