Blowfish Malibu in Bali
“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small and in return life – and travel – leaves marks on you.” – The great Anthony Bourdain
I live with a constant case of wanderlust. Each year, I try to save as much money as I can so I am able to travel some place new. Whether it be a new city, far away country, or even a spot not too far from LA, my itchy feet always lead me to more adventures. This past year, I went big and embarked on a trip to Asia to visit friends in Hong Kong, but also to Bali, Indonesia.
Bali is known for its iconic rice paddies, beaches, and forested volcanic mountains. Popular resort towns, legendary surf spots, and beautiful religious sites can be found all over Bali. However, Bali is becoming more widely known for its yoga and meditation retreats. Before leaving, I had heard that Bali had a beautiful spirit, was a land of warm people and great culture, and was the place to unwind. (Upon returning home, I can confidently say that I completely agree.)
My boyfriend joined me on this epic trip (you’ll see him in the photos!). And while packing, I made sure to sneak in a pair of Granola-B for our adventures (also in photos!).
We used everyone’s recommendations – as well as our own research – to make sure we made the most of the trip!
Below are some highlights. I hope you enjoy my Bali photo journal!
We made sure to have a good breakfast to keep us going on our adventures. The fruit there is amazing.
We explored so many caves and beaches! This is Suluban Beach in Bali. Living in southern California makes me a sunset chaser, so I try to see sunsets wherever I go!
Visited the Monkey Forest in Ubud… (my boyfriend got very up close and personal with one!)
I sported my Granola-B at the Tegallalang Rice Terraces. My sandals were mighty comfortable for a 10-hour adventure by the way. I’m shielding my face from a tropical storm that was about to begin (my sandals held up!).👌
I (much to everyone’s demise) climbed up on a make-shift swing high above the terraces to take pictures.
Though visiting a country across the globe is quite an epic thing to do, not every trip needs to be. I encourage everyone to do something different once a week. Try driving a different way to work, or even stepping outside for longer than you usually do. It keeps the mind fresh and takes you out of your comfort zone, even if for just a little while.
Happy summer travels! xx, Karen