Unplugged in Ubud, BALI

The verdant rice fields, temples and spiritual village life of Ubud, Bali offers a back-to-nature family break away from tech driven tantrums. If my kids were left to their own devices during vacation, they would be eternally plugged into some kind of device: Minecraft, Youtube, Angry Birds, iTunes, iMovie… iDunno. I often question whether killer apps are killing kids’ appetite for real … [Read more...]

Life-Changing Journeys: Asia’s Top Ten Sacred Sites

Experience gilded temples, devotees and sacred rituals in these mystical locations that make up Asia's sacred geography. All indications are that American travelers are increasingly visiting Asia, but also looking for deeper, experiential journeys that take them into the heart of the region. One of the best ways to do this is to join the millions of devotees that flock to the … [Read more...]

Blessed in Bali

A seasoned traveler takes us off-the-beaten path in search of tranquility in Bali, the land of endless beauty currently co-starring in the film Eat, Pray, Love. Think of Bali and most travelers picture hordes of sun-seeking Australian and British travelers all converging in a mad frenzy on Kuta to purchase cheap DVD’s and get their hair braided. But, there is more to Bali than just sand and … [Read more...]