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Singapore – A Modern Oasis

I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face or stop proclaiming just how nice everything was. The nearly empty airport stood immaculate. Goodness, it smelled good, clean. Orchids and greenery sat in planters, even the wall was a calming water feature. Dozens of immigration desks awaited us, the only two people in the arrival hall. We ...

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Ubud
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Ubud, Bali – Jungles and Rice Terraces

After over a week on the beach, we felt excited to see what the inner jungle of Bali would be like for four days. Ubud sits about an hour north of the main beaches of Kuta and Baruna. I was particularly excited to experience the town, perhaps do some yoga, take in the many art shops, and generally enjoy the tranquility of an idy...

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Bali Sunset
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Bali, Indonesia – Surfing With Friends

Reunion, by Kathryn
Shouldn’t they be here by now? Zack and I anxiously awaited the arrival of our friends, Tessa and Kyle, from our modern hotel room in Bali. The hotel was only a mile from the airport, but the taxi ride out of the airport takes twenty minutes, on a good day. No, this isn’t an anathema, it’s just the way it go...

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Bali Sunset
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Bali, Indonesia – Our Week of Surf Life

A wide beach stretched for miles in either direction. The red-orange sun was lowering to the sea. The tide was out and the packed sand was perfect for runners, families taking photos, and groups playing soccer or volleyball. Beach surfboard shops were transitioning to miniature beach cafes, all with plastic lawn chairs, bottle c...

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