Baruna Villas Review: Great Family Accommodation in Gili Trawangan

If you’re looking for great family villas in Indonesia, then check out this Baruna Villas review. It might change your opinion of family travel in Gili Trawangan. It certainly did for us. Baruna Villas Review Great Family Accommodation in Gili Trawangan We really loved our time exploring Lombok’s Gili Islands with kids. And out of […]

Nayaka Surf School Review – Surfing in Lombok with Kids

Looking for surfing lessons in Lombok? Check out Nayaka Surf School near Senggigi Beach. Lombok Surfing: Nayaka Surf School Review Located in Senggigi in western Lombok, Nayaka Surf School is a locally-run outfitter for surfing, snorkeling, tubing and more. We chose Nayaka Surf School because of their experience with kids. In our research, we repeatedly heard […]

Rinjani Lodge Review: Best Family Hotel in Senaru, Lombok

If you’re visiting Senaru, Lombok with kids or hiking Rinjani Mountain, then spending a night or two at the Rinjani Lodge should be the highlight of your trip. Our Rinjani Lodge review below. Rinjani Lodge Review Magical Stay in Senaru, Lombok We’ve loved every part of Indonesia we visited thus far: all over Bali, and Bukit Lawang, and Berastagi in […]

Sumatra with Kids: Bukit Lawang and Berastagi

The largest of Indonesia’s islands, Sumatra could be considered its own country, and the small northern corner that we visit doesn’t begin to cover all of what visiting Sumatra with kids would have in store. Traveling to Sumatra with kids was so much fun that we had to go back for a second helping. Visit Sumatra with Kids […]

Things to do in Ubud with Kids: Ceramics and Silversmithing

As you may have read in my recent posts, creativity has been on my mind. Bali was certainly one great place to express it. Alas, the “Eat Pray Love” boom has caused irreparable damage to the island. Some would even advise you not to go at all but don’t listen to them. To be sure, […]

Art Classes in Ubud with Kids: Wood Carving, Traditional Painting

As I mentioned in my last post, I am the father of two very different children: one with a natural love of the arts and one with other predilections. Like all children, my son and my daughter are creative in their own ways, but where my girl has an unabashed fascination with drawing, painting and performance — her own […]

Berastagi with Kids: Lake Toba, Sipiso Piso waterfall

For the final installment of my Sumatra travel series, let me tell you about our final day in Berastagi with kids. Our first day was spent climbing a volcano and soaking in a local hot spring. We had so much fun that we hired the same driver to take us further afield the following day. Abdy, […]

Hot Springs and Mount Sibayak in Berastagi with Kids

Have you hiked up on active volcano? We have. We hiked up Mount Sibayak in Berastagi with kids. It was a trip. You see, it’s only an hour away from Mount Sinabung that has erupted several times since September, 2013. We didn’t scare kids with this fact, but were thinking what if ourselves. Mount Sibayak […]

Bukit Lawang with Kids: Jungle Trekking, Tubing and Orangutans

This was our first time to Sumatra, Bukit Lawang with kids, but it won’t be our last. The flight time from Penang was about 50 minutes. Then from the Medan airport came a three-hour drive over rough roads as we moved further from the city and close to one of the last jungles that orangutans […]