Bali, Indonesia

After an amazing stay at Nihiwatu we moved on to Bali. My first visit to Bali was almost 15 years ago and it was nice to be back. Bali is a magical place filled with the essence of all things exotic. I really can’t describe it… the first time I set foot there it felt…

Sean Borland, magician extraordinaire!

Our stay on Sumba has been filled with amazing events; some humbling, some breathtaking, some absolutely out-of-this-world. On our first night we met a friendly guy named Sean Borland who is originally from Edinburgh. Turns out he works for the hotel and is also a world class magician. By “world class” I mean “world class” (not some…

Sumba malaria clinic and school outing

As I said in my previous post, in the late 80’s Claude and Petra Graves arrived on the island, fell in love with it, and started making plans to build an eco-friendly resort. As a part of the plan the Graves’ started the Sumba Foundation; the foundation’s mission was to help improve the lives of the…

Nihiwatu – Sumba, Indonesia

OK, so I just made a trip to paradise. Honestly. My husband wanted to visit a resort called Nihiwatu, on an island called Sumba — neither of which I’d ever heard of. The island of Sumba is located in Eastern Indonesia, a short plane flight from Bali (we’ll get to Bali in a later post). In…

Apples: One of world’s super healing foods

My husband loves apples! Big apples, small apples, green apples, and especially tart crisp apples. I guess he’s on to something good… From theunboundspirit.com Why The Apple Is One Of The World’s Most Healing Superfoods This commonly overlooked superfood protects the body from nuclear fallout, kills a wide range of cancers, and keeps the arteries…