Bali, Baby!

Today is “tbt”… (throw back Thursday). That’s why our news feed is flooded with pictures of the poofed hair, bell-bottom jeans, and “that time I went to…”

Me? A throwback picture today? Nope. But I can guarantee in a few Thursdays (and years to come), I’ll be throwing back to this very day.

I met Stephanie on the very first day of college. I had no clue we would be traveling to the other side of the world together 8 years later! 272 days ago, we announced the next bucket list destination was to Bali, Indonesia! Guess whaaaaaaat?!

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That’s right. The journey starts tonight with a 20+ hour plane ride!

I’ve dreamed of Bali as my top “bucket-list” destination for years (since reading Eat, Pray, Love) and today I get to satisfy my wanderlust parched soul and go go go.


There’s something so surreal standing on the edge of a dream about to come true. I suppose it’s a similar feeling people have when they’re about to walk down the isle or give birth and meet their baby for the first time. (Or eat frozen yogurt for the first time after lent…)

Anyways, I’ll be blogging our adventures in between massages, yoga classes, and market shopping. Perhaps one of my favorite subjects to write about (other than Eleanor) is traveling. Like that time I started Bird’s Next with a backing packing trip!

Sorry girlfriend, not this trip!

Sorry girlfriend, not this trip!

So come along with me to explore rice paddies, trying questionable foods, getting purposefully (and safely) lost, and more.

Ah…more. The unexpected. The surprises. The unbelievable discoveries.

“Certainly, travel is more than seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”

-Miriam Beard

Let’s go!



4 thoughts on “Bali, Baby!

  1. “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” — Rosalia de Castro
    “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” — Jawaharal Nehru
    “How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterwards.” — Spanish Proverb
    “I travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are.” — Diane von Furstenberg
    “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block
    “One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.” — Edith Wharton
    “To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” — Danny Kaye –


    • I’m excited for you. Can’t wait to see the pics. I had a nice chat with Jia last night. Speak of seeing the world, that girl gets around. I’m off to Siberia in July for 3 weeks. Its nice to share the journeys instead of keeping it to ouselves. My prayer is for your safety, fun, experience and growth. You will be a better, different person for this adventure!

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