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  • Surfer walks among rocks at Blue Point beach, Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
    Bali, Blog, Home Display, Indonesia, Photo Friday, Travel

    Photo Friday: Bali’s Blue Point

    There’s this thing I do sometimes with places I’ve visited…I close my eyes and conjure up a colorful mental snapshot of the place. In my memory, for example, London is all white and matte grays. Nice, France on the other hand is muted orange and sandy browns. And Bali is pure blue. Have you ever noticed that? That an entire place can be summed up in a single color or two? David and I ended…

  • Green leaves and blue waters in Sanur, Bali, Indonesia
    Blog, Indonesia, Travel

    Bali’s Little Beach Town: Sanur

    By Alexis Our first stop in Indonesia was a little town on Bali’s east side: Sanur. The city itself is small and quaint, with tons of little restaurants on a main street and pretty ocean views. It’s got all the comforts of a vacation town but it doesn’t feel like it’s been discovered by the masses just yet. Don’t get me wrong: it is definitely touristy; it’s just not overly crowded yet. My favorite part of…

  • Wat Inthakhin Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Bali, Blog, Indonesia, Photo Friday, Thailand, Travel

    Photo Friday: Thai Nights

    By Alexis We’ve been in Sanur, Bali for about a week and a half now and today’s the day we get back on the move! We’re heading over to a new place in Balangan, Bali where we’ll be stressed about my unemployment relax in the sun for a couple weeks. We’ll be staying in a pretty sweet looking bungalow that’s walking distance to the beach and even has a pool! Perfect for shark-a-phobes like me :)…

  • Rice paddies and a blue sky near Ubud in Bali, Indonesia
    Bali, Blog, Indonesia, Photo Friday, Travel

    Photo Friday: Back in Bali

    By Alexis We’re back! We loved our visit to Bali last October, so when David’s mom and little brother said they were intrested in taking a surf vacation here, we knew we had to come back and meet up with them. The photo above was snapped out the car window during a day-long private tour of the island (a highly recommended activity in Indonesia! Only costs about $40 USD). One thing I really like about Bali…

  • Roses on the Road Travel News Button
    Bali, Blog, Indonesia, Travel

    Indonesia May Allow Visa-Free Entry

    By David Only two more days left in Thailand. It’s crazy to think back on this whole journey and to then realize it’s over. Alexis and I have been doing a farewell food tour of all our favorite places in Chiang Mai over the past week or so (so much massaman…). We’re definitely ready to move on to the next chapter of our lives, but it is a little bittersweet as well knowing the dream…

  • Bali, Blog, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Germany, Home, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Life, Mexico, Montenegro, Nepal, Spain, Thailand, Travel

    Our 2015 Monthly Country Itinerary

    By David Our Monthly Country itinerary is set! We’ve mentioned this a few times over the past couple months, but now we’ve made the adventure official: We have paid for our monthly homes for the rest of 2015! Just for fun, here’s a little visual tour of where we’ll be traveling, displayed in weather……

  • Bali, Blog, Borneo, Gili Islands, Indonesia, Lombok, Malaysia, Thailand, Travel

    5 Travel Lessons From Our SE Asia Trip

    By David Since we’re getting ready head out on another adventure in a little over a month, I figured it was time to finally finish this post I started back in October (you are correct, I’m the worst). When we got back to Chiang Mai after our Borneo, Bali, and Ko Lanta trip, we said we would post about the latest travel lessons we learned. Obviously, that never happened. But now, as we’re gearing up…

  • Bali, Blog, Indonesia, Japan, Life, Thailand, Travel

    Where Are We Headed in 2015?

    By Alexis In 2014, we lived in England, Hawaii, and Thailand, and we visited Switzerland, Malaysia, Laos, and Indonesia. For 2015, we’ve got even bigger travel plans. We have just officially BOOKED the first 5 months of travel! Eep! :D So here’s where the first half of 2015 will take us……

  • A woman walks along a canal that brings water to the rice paddies at Jatiluwih, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in central Bali, Indonesia.
    Bali, Blog, Indonesia, Photo Friday, Travel

    Photo Friday: Bali’s Rice Terraces

    By Alexis For this Photo Friday post, I’m sharing what I think are the best 3 photos that I shot in the past year of traveling.  Here you’ll find part 1 of 3. In the photo above, a woman walks along a canal that brings water to the rice paddies at Jatiluwih, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in central Bali, Indonesia.…

  • Blog, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Travel

    The RotR Awards: Southeast Asia Beaches Edition

    Our recent SE Asia trip was a ton of fun. One thing we focused on was making sure we got lots of quality beach time. We definitely succeed in that. After five beaches across three countries, we thought it would be fun to give out some awards to these beautiful beaches. The RotR Awards are named after yours truly, Roses on the Road, for those of you who haven’t figured that out yet. To win a…

  • Beach and sunset on Gili Air Indonesia
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    Photo Friday: Gili Air at Dusk

    By Alexis This is a panorama shot taken on the west side of Gili Air, the lovely little Indonesian island where we spent a couple days lounging on the beach during our last vacation. I liked Gili Air for a lot of reasons — soft sand, no big waves, tons of yummy restaurants — and the view from the shore was another pretty perk. Gili Air is only a 15 minute boat ride from the large island of Lombok, which means…

  • Blog, Gili Islands, Home Display, Indonesia, Lombok, Travel

    Gili Air: Three Steps to Paradise

    By Alexis For our last big vacation, we traveled through Malaysia, Indonesia, and southern Thailand, and during one leg of the trip, we met a friendly German guy who’d been on the road for months. Tanned skin, wild hair, he was the kind of guy who literally did not own shoes because he’d been living the island life for so long. We got to talking and it turned out he was getting his dive master certification out…

  • Blog, Indonesia, Lombok, Travel

    Why We Shouldn’t Have Gone to Lombok Before Gili Air

    By David After three perfect days in Bali, we trooped east to the next island in the Indonesian archipelago, Lombok. We had heard Lombok was how Bali used to be before it became over-touristed and devoid of the real and natural beauty that made it so popular in the first place. We can’t speak too much about Lombok as we were there for less than 24 hours, but we absolutely loved Bali, so I don’t think…