Would You Rather…Splurge on food or Accommodation?
Archives for March 2012
Thailand Overnight Bus: The Good, The Bad, and The Smelly
It started with the good. We took our flight to Singapore from Bali to connect and go on to Bangkok. In Singapore we were lucky to enjoy the Cathay Pacific Sky View lounge where we caught up on the lack of food from the last 24 hours and enjoyed the coffee and other beverages. We […]
I Retired at Age 26
Josh recently wrote an article about how he quit his job. He and I are both lucky to have retired at such a young age. We have 74 work-free years ahead of us. I don’t want you to get the wrong impression, I am not averse to work, but for many, their work has turned […]
Oceans 5 Dive Resort [Bungalow Review]
Name: Oceans 5 Where: Gili Air, Lombok, Indonesia When: March 2012 Price: 450,000 – 600,000 IDR / night (Low Season) Who helped us? [Service] We have stayed at guesthouses were everyone is actually family, and here at Oceans 5 you get the same feeling. Everyone that works here becomes family by the end of your […]
How to Get to the Gili Islands
Adding in the Gili Islands was an unexpected trip that came with additional travel expenses in both transportation and activities. Trying to travel on a budget is tough but you always have to weigh the cost, time and convienence. Our first thought when we decided to come to Gili Air was to take the inexpensive […]
Saying Goodbye – Ripping the Band-Aid Off Slowly
Saying goodbye is never easy. Your personality and who you are saying goodbye to plays a big role in how you leave. In reality you can’t see everyone. Some people you have to send an email or a quick phone call. Today most news gets around via Facebook or Twitter. This is an easy way […]
Quick Sweaty Workout
Just as the name implies, this is a quick sweaty bodyweight workout you can do at home or on the road. Josh and I completed this workout in the living room of our parent’s house as a nice break from travel planning. It ended up being pretty tough to get through all 5 sets.
Self-Diagnosis: Computer Head
What is Computer Head? A diagnosable condition where you get stuck sitting in one position and staring at the computer for a prolonged amount of time. Computer head can affect both those working diligently or simply surfing the web for fun. High risk of infection during rainy days. Symptoms: Computer head symptoms tend to go unrecognized until […]
30 Days of Indie Travel Project Wrap-Up
Back in November we participated in the BootsnAll 30 Days of Indie Travel project. We posted once each day in response to a prompt given on the BootsnAll website. We’ve linked to each of these posts below. Day 1: What are your travel goals? Day 2: Embracing the Idea of Change Day 3: My Around the World […]
One Hour. One Dive. Piles of Garbage.
In one hour, ten divers were able to fill 10+ bags with garbage that was entangled in the beautiful reef down below. Gili Air is a small island of only 1,800 residents and with the increase in tourism each year the trash has piled up and is finally starting to be addressed by the locals […]