30/07/2018 ChandreBo

When the beaches of the island are named “Dream” and “Sunset” you know you are heading for something special. Lembongan is just that. Special from start to finish. If you want to scuba or snorkel this is a must-stop on your Bali trip. Or if you just want some spectacular views and fun in the sun. From driving through mangrove forests on our tiny scooters, to driving out to cliffs on those very same scooters Lembongan was an adventure. Getting to Lembongan We took Marlin Fast Boat from mainland Bali to Lembongan. The service included pick up from our hotel in…

31/05/2018 ChandreBo

Consider yourself more of a traveler and less of a tourist? Want to immerse yourself in the arts, crafts and culture of Bali? Then Ubud is a must-stop on your adventures.   For many, Ubud is considered the cultural home of Bali, and is the literal home of one of the Balinese Royal Families. The town is surrounded by workshops specializing in wood carving, silver smiths, textiles and art. My personal favourite, the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is also in Ubud. This town has plenty to see, more to buy and amazing foods to eat. The main streets are full of…

18/04/2018 ChandreBo 1Comment

Kuta was the first stop on our Bali trip. It was also the closest stop to the airport! After 24 hours in transit, we didn’t want to travel much further, so we didn’t. We spent our first few days in Kuta just recovering from the flight, swimming and getting our bearings!   What you need to know about Kuta Kuta is probably the most “touristy” part of Bali. Perhaps because it is close to the airport, great swimming beaches and big malls. Kuta was definitely the most ‘modern’ and built up of the areas that we visited. This is where you…

23/03/2018 ChandreBo 2Comment

If you’ve kept an eye on my instagram account, then you will be keenly aware of the fact that I recently returned home from Bali. The trip was a massive surprise for my 30th birthday from my super-awesome-amazing husband, and two beyond fantastic friends. Mauritz and I went to Bali for our honeymoon (we called it our Balimoon) three years ago. I literally set our wedding date so that we could have a two week honeymoon and be back home for Mauritz to celebrate his 30th birthday with friends and family. When he booked our honeymoon he decided that he…

20/02/2018 ChandreBo

We aren’t really “weekend getaway’ people. Perhaps because over the last few years we’ve spent weekends writing postgraduate dissertations, raising puppies or working on our “fixer-upper” house. After working straight through December we decided that our January wedding anniversary would be the perfect excuse to rest our weary bodies for a weekend and head off a mini-adventure.   1. Know what you want from your weekend We wanted to relax, reconnect, and have a glass of wine and go for a run in a pretty setting. Usually we are up for the adrenaline fueled, adventure type pack your sportsbras kind of…

30/08/2017 ChandreBo

Let’s be honest, when you have wanderlust in your veins, your pockets are usually empty. Flights, accommodation, car rental, meals and activities all cost money. I’ve had friends ask me how we are able to afford to travel as much as we do. There are two things that make our travel possible. Firstly, travel is a big priority in our little household. We are always planning and saving for the next big adventure. Even if that means not going out as much, or not buying those designer jeans I’ve been drooling over for the past year. Thank you instagram ads. Secondly,…

13/07/2017 ChandreBo

George Ranch Historical Park was the last stop on our Houston adventure. After all our artistic, educational and cultural pursuits of Houston we wanted to do something with a big more cowboy flair. Studying trip adviser brought us to George Ranch. Situated about 50 km outside of Houston. We were ready for cowboy fun and a taste of life on a ranch in Texas.   The Ranch George Ranch is a type of living, functioning museum of four generations of the same family. The first generation came down from Arkansas in 1824, and were of the first settlers to set up…

20/06/2017 ChandreBo

When I thought of Houston I didn’t exactly think of a roaring arts district filled with with theatres and performing arts centres. I also didn’t picture museums, art galleries and horse drawn carts. I was waiting for New York for the cultural part of our adventure. Once again, Houston bowled me over. A few street away from all the theatres hosting a range of ballets, musicals and theatre productions is the Houstom Museum District. Tree lined roads of cultural exchange, ancient sculptures, modern art and a look back at history and our planet. Our Awesome Houston CityPASSes included access to the…

31/05/2017 ChandreBo

“Houston, we have a problem” and NASA are basically synonymous. My husband was both excited an envious after my brother checked into The Johnson Space Center during a trip to Houston with friends. My husband wanted to work for NASA when he was a child. There is still a part of him that would love to send his CV to Elon Musk to see if he couldn’t get involved with Space X. When we booked our flights to Houston going to the Johnson Space Center became a top priority. Getting Tickets: NASA here we come! Important to know, is that the…

19/04/2017 ChandreBo 2Comment

When we left Colorado, at 6 in the morning, I was flying with my skiing thermals under my jeans and my sheepskin snow boots. I was still cold. When we got off the plane in Houston I thought I was going to melt. It was a mildly warm, sunshine day when we landed a few days before Christmas in the heart of the American winter. A day that could easily pass for summer in many parts of the world. I was out of the ski-boots and into a skirt sans thermals before you could say “hee-haw”. Houston really took me…