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Woman to Woman in Bali

Woman to Woman in Bali

It’s the name that immediately comes to mind when you think of the romantic ending of Eat, Pray, Love. The lush, languid island of Bali lingers, embedded in our imaginations from Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling book and the movie starring Julia Roberts. As much as Bali is known for its romantic resorts, sandy beaches and luscious green […]

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Luxury Travel in Bali at the top of the dream list.

Luxury Travel in Bali at the top of the dream list.

If you could go anywhere, for a week of unparalleled luxury and exoticism,  consider Bali. Already well known to discerning global travelers,  the exclusive Amanresorts are also popular with Hollywood stars. There’s a buzz among the well-heeled Aman-junkies who are treated like royalty for a honeymoon, anniversary or big celebration. My Favorite Amanresorts on Bali and […]

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Returning to Paradise, Bali

Returning to Paradise, Bali

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.   This was all my idea. And there were many moments before we boarded the twenty-five-hour flight for Bali via Taiwan when I thought I was crazy. Like when our fourteen-year-old daughter, J.C., announced we just had to get a hotel with a pool and internet access so […]

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Best Tropical Islands

Best Tropical Islands

Go off the the grid, feast on fresh-caught seafood and sink your toes into soft sand at my picks of the best island escapes, including  the Caribbean, Hawaii, Bali, Easter Island, and Fiji. Bali  Bali is my idea of heaven. On my fourth trip to Bali I was introduced to the Amanresorts’ award-winning, secluded properties. […]

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Bali and Beyond . . . Trance Dance!

Bali and Beyond . . . Trance Dance!

Watch this to the end to see what the men do when they’re in a trance. I got a chance to see this rare Javanese dance performed in rural villages and accompanied by gamelan music. Dancers are calling the spirits to possess them.  When a dancer is possessed, he no longer performs regular dancing, but […]

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A Sultan’s Palace in Java and a puppet artist.

A Sultan’s Palace in Java and a puppet artist.

Regal school girls practice English with Marybeth Bond, the Gutsy Traveler. School girls, market, artist making shadow puppets. Shopping, handicrafts, etc.

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