Why You Should Visit North Bali

Just do it. If you are traveling all the way to Bali, you would be seriously missing out if you didn’t plan at least a few days in this area of the island ⛰

Why?

It’s CALM: Compared to it’s busy neighbors to the south (cough, Kuta, cough), Northern Bali is serene and quiet.

It’s BEAUTIFUL: We can never decide if we’re mountain or beach people, and being up here gives us some mountain time. Except, these are tropical mountains and instead of skiing, there’s plenty of waterfall chasing to be had (Aling Aling is our fave) .

It’s ADVENTUROUS: It will get you just far enough out of our comfort zone: The vibe up here is so different than southern Bali. There aren’t warungs and sarong shops on every corner, but there is so much natural beauty up here to explore that it leaves you with a sense of “yes! I can do this” and that’s why we travel in the first place.

Check out our video below, and if you’re planning a trip to Bali, make sure you check out our other Bali posts for all the insider information you need!

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VLOG: 3 Things to Know about Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan and Fleur de Chine Hotel

Do you love lakes and mountains? Our second stop in Taiwan was the incredibly picturesque and tranquil Sun Moon Lake. Sun Moon lake is in the foothills of Taiwan's central mountain range and considered an “alpine lake”. Fun fact, this alpine lake has palm trees and lush green mountains surrounding it! It’s a little different than the pine trees and snowy mountains we’re use to at other alpine lakes we’ve visited. But either way, lakes nestled into mountains are kind of our favorite thing, so we knew we'd love Sun Moon Lake. Read our full blog here, or click the video to watch our vlog!


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