Tioman Island, Malaysia

Tioman Island, Malaysia

Stepping off the boat and onto the long pier resembles something out of Jurassic Park scene. The inpenetrable jungle emerges almost immediately out of the sand, with its stunning natural features hinting at a fantastical world lurking beyond. Beautiful clear water crashes up against monstrous granite rocks, with the backdrop of impressive limestone cliffs jutting [...]

Boracay: Still The World’s Best Island?

Boracay: Still The World’s Best Island?

"World's Best" lists are convenient when you have the urge to travel yet have no idea where to spend the holiday season. With the rain pouring down on Makassar and going home to Texas not being an option, I figured why not explore stay in SE Asia and explore more? After a couple eager minutes of googling, [...]

Bunaken

Bunaken

I've watched the years roll by in Spain, Italy, France and now Indonesia. I've been fortunate enough to travel every birthday since my 22nd. As luck would have it, this year continued the tradition of being away from home and getting to age adventurously. My 25th birthday weekend was heavenly and gave me more than [...]

Bira Beach, Indonesia

Bira Beach, Indonesia

Despite its obvious beauty, most people don't just stumble upon Bira as their main destination when looking for paradise. There's a couple reasons for that. First, it's four hours away form a big city like Makassar and actually, most foreigners in Makassar are just stopping through before getting to places like Bali, Toraja or Manado. [...]

Lombok, Indonesia

Lombok, Indonesia

Lombok is the less bragged about of the islands in Indonesia, and I can't figure out why. In my opinion, it has the potential to surpass Bali's appeal in the coming years if people take notice accordingly. The persisting culture of the indigenous Sasak people, unspoiled beauty, pristine beaches, waterfalls, active Mount Rinjani volcano and [...]