Orientation for Antara Bungalow, Penestanan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Orientation. Turning right when you’re leaving the bungalow you’ll go down a steep hill and back up a hill to an intersection with a taxi stand (small group of men relaxing on a platform under a roof)  From this intersection: Turn right to go to Warung Ting Ting. They have really good coffee and wifi … Continue reading Orientation for Antara Bungalow, Penestanan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia


So here I am in Bali, more specifically, Ubud, a new-age Yoga and spirituality hub which has really gained in popularity in the last 15 years or so. We're in the middle of a 3 month experiment "snow-birding", being away from the cold, snowy New England Winters. It's going pretty well so far. We booked … Continue reading Bali

Why I need YOUR help with MY New Year’s Resolution

UPDATED: Link to donate - click here. I don't normally make resolutions for the new year. I usually just make adjustments and changes to my lifestyle on an ongoing basis. Knowing what needs to be done and doing it. But something significant happened on Monday. I opened my mouth and some words came out. I … Continue reading Why I need YOUR help with MY New Year’s Resolution

The Food Issue

There are 3 things we love about India. The people, the food and the culture. Today we’ll look at the food. Indian food. I’ve been eating Indian food for over 30 years and I really like it. I’m going to assume you’ve already tried Indian food like samosas, pakoras, dals, naans, and those thick gravy … Continue reading The Food Issue

Another Chance Encounter

There’s a lot of interesting stuff that happens in our day to day life in India. I find most of it quite extraordinary because it’s so much different from our daily lives back home. I’ll even go as far as to say it’s like being on another planet. It’s that different. Piecing together some of … Continue reading Another Chance Encounter

Up, up and away!

I usually don’t have enough material for a blog post until I’ve been on the road for a few days or so. But I could have written this one even before I left the bus station in Concord. Here’s why. I spent a lot of time getting ready for this trip, getting the house prepared, … Continue reading Up, up and away!


We've decided to become snowbirds (seasonal travelers, usually retirees who migrate to areas with warmer climates during the winter months.) Folks who ditch the cold New England winters and head to warmer climates. During the next few weeks we'll drag out the suitcases and try to come up what we think we'll need for a … Continue reading Snowbirding