BREAKFAST BY THE POOL🌸🍍
Two of my favorite things together 🙈
We had so much fun in Nusa Penida and today I’m sharing all my favorite spots in the islands so you can save them and don’t miss anything ✨
Crystal Bay for sunset, where you may even see 🐷 in the beach
Island View Point & the tree house
Teletubbies Hill, perfect for drone shots 🌴
Floating breakfast at La Roja Hotel
We also just booked our first flights for 2020, Thailand!! If you have any recommendations or travel guides let me know 🌴
When everyone tells you to get a corporate 9-5 job, you just gotta STICK it to the man, take a leap, and move 10,000 miles away to Indonesia 😜
No, but for real. These past 6 months have been the absolute craziest times of my life. It was filled with some of the most memorable and exciting experiences I’ve ever undertaken…
From going climbing at the #1 rock climbing location on the planet (Kalymnos, Greece), to staying in a $30,000/night villa in the Maldives, to witnessing the most stunning sunrise I’ve ever encountered (Nusa Penida, Indonesia).
The one thing I hate about Instagram and social media though is that Instagram is just a highlight reel. You never see the downturns or the mishaps along the way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
These past 6 months I had a near-death experience in Indonesia and almost drowned. I got very sick in Bali which landed me in the hospital AND I almost lost my entire business due to social media algorithm updates (all within my first week abroad).
But you know what? Looking back on all of these mishaps, all I can do is smile and grin and label each as a learning lesson. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
All of this discomfort lessens the severity of future negative events. You become more numb to discomfort over time, develop a better mindset, and become more confident. When I was curled up in my bed in Bali incredibly sick with my business collapsing around me, I remember grinning and saying to myself out loud- “dude, you’ve got this. You’ve been through worse. Keep your head up."
All I can say is that my heart feels so full right now. Full of these experiences I’m eternally grateful for, full with these new relationships and friendships that were formed, and full with all of the hard lessons I learned along the way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I have always preached experiences and relationships > material things, and these past 6 months have only further cemented this belief for me.
Thank you all for continuing to follow the journey. Big things to come in 2020. Announcing my next trip and a HUGE new project soon! 🙏🏼
On my last morning in #UbudBali I decided to take my scooter out and just ride around town. 🛵 After spending two full days hitting up “the go to spots” I wanted to explore and get lost without an agenda. Luckily for me, I stumbled upon an empty path full of local rice paddies. 😍 There were no tourists. 🙌 Just an open road with stunning views of the countryside. 🌾 THIS was the #Bali I had been hoping to find. I enjoyed my time in #UbudCity, but was constantly overwhelmed by the amount of tourists. Everywhere we went there were crowds #doingitforthegram 📸 which got annoying fast... and if I’m saying that, it must be next level! 🤣 Stumbling upon this untouched stretch of land and roaming around the neighborhoods was just what I needed. ✨ Riding a scooter is the best way to feel like a local and to see the city like one. Plus, it’s fun! So if you visit #Ubud trust me... rent a scooter! 👍👍