Author Archives: Greg

We expected to be better at this…

Kuta, Bali, Indonesia So Tami kept her part of the bargain, flying halfway around the world to bring us our stuff. (That’s not a turn of phrase, by the way.  She actually did.  Fly, that is.  Pretty much halfway around … Continue reading

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In The Details

Kuta, Bali, Indonesia When we called Bali the Cancun of Australia, we had no idea how right we were. Because, like Mexico, people do come to Bali to drink cheap beer on the beach, party and buy cheap souvenirs so … Continue reading

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Who even buys tin!?

Tampa, FL, USA Really? Really!?  10 years. 10  YEARS and we’re supposed to buy each other tin?!? Freaking TIN!? (ok, or aluminum…yeah) What the heck would we even use tin for? And are we supposed to carry this in our … Continue reading

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Sacred Monkey Theives

Kuta, Bali, Indonesia The Balinese have an odd relationship with their monkeys. On the one side, they are considered sacred (and therefore protected and allowed to live where they want) for their ability to ward off evil spirits from the … Continue reading

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Traveler’s Tax

Kuta, Bali, Indonesia Here is an important bit of travelers’ etiquette that you should become aware of: When you join a long-term traveler, you need to be ready to pay the tax. Related posts: House or Travel? Life passing us … Continue reading

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Criminals vs Rebels

Departing Australia Australian friend: Well, we are a bunch of criminals over here. Us: Is that considered better or worse than the bunch of violent rebels we come from? One of the things that has amazed us about Australia has … Continue reading

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What are the odds?

Kuta, Bali, Indonesia There are those things you hear about but you assume the chances of them happening to you are just so scarce as to not even give it much thought.  Then, of course, it happens to you. But … Continue reading

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The Cancun of Australia

Kuta, Bali, Indonesia Sailing out of Australia would have been a great idea except for two things: 1) We had arranged to meet Tiffany’s sister in Bali on a specific date. 2) Our work holiday visa in Australia was expiring … Continue reading

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House or Travel?

Karumba, QLD, AU As our time wound down in Australia we found ourselves having a difficult conversation about a choice we could not had foreseen coming when we first started this adventure. Like we said last week, we had a … Continue reading

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Backpacker Jobs How-to

Karumba, QLD, AU How the heck are we doing this? This article comes by way of a reader.  Travis asks: “I love to travel and have recently come to the decision that I should spend my youth doing what I … Continue reading

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