Why a Trip to Indonesia MUST include Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park and the surrounding region in and around Flores is one of our favorite places on the planet.  Despite fairly easy access from Labuan Bajo (a 1 hour flight from Bali), Komodo National Park was virtually empty when we were there.  Go now before the world finds out about this place!  Here’s why: It’s the…

Gili Air – Another Island We Never Wanted to Leave

After an exhausting jaunt across Java, we were ready for some beachy downtime and some beers. Insert the Gilis, three islands just off the west coast of Lombok. There is a Gili island for everyone. Gili Trewangan for the party hardy backpackers, Gili Meno for those looking to escape everything and everyone, and Gili Air…

You Know You’re a Backpacker When…

Back in January, Brian and I were orienting ourselves to this new and foreign world of backpacking. Now that we have almost four months on our backpacking resume, we thought it was time to share a few things we’ve learned along the way. We had fun compiling this list (and I’m sure we’ll continue to add…