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Sonoma Getaway

The other week the world was brightened with thirty-something years of one of my dearest friends April, or as I like to say, Apies. You may remember the backpacking trip she and I took through the Dominican Republic not long ago. I’ll spare you the quick math and confirm that April was indeed born in… Read More





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Bali Diary: Uluwatu

From Ubud we headed south to the area known as the Bukit Peninsula and spent one night in Balangan and one night in Jimbaran, both about five miles north of Uluwatu. Southern Bali is home to some of the best surf in the world. To a surfer, this is fantastic news. If you’re not a surfer,… Read More


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Bali Diary: Ubud

I knew within minutes of arriving in Ubud that I had found the place in Bali that would break my heart to leave. From Seminyak, we caught an hour and a half taxi for Rp 250,000/USD $20 to Ubud. Among visiting Monkey Forest and the Tegalalang Rice Terraces, the five days we spent in Ubud was… Read More