So it’s been months since our last trip……. the kids have itchy feet and have been asking non-stop about when our next trip will be and where we will be going! When I did the trip wrap-up post after our Europe trip I said we didn’t have anything planned but were working on plans for 2018. Well since then, there has been a lot of travel booking going on.
First up it’s a trip to Bali in January! Then there is another epic Europe trip in the works for early 2018, but more about that later………
Why Bali? Well, every time we run (or cycle) around a random assortment of countries on one of our crazy holidays (usually in freezing temperatures) we wonder why we don’t book one of those holidays where you fly somewhere warm, and then lay around a pool sipping on cocktails. We tried a version of that back in 2014 when we took the kids to Thailand (Khao Lak and Koh Samui) for a few weeks. We had a great time but it was too long by the pool and not enough action for us (although the elephant trekking was awesome). Since then we haven’t yet managed to pull off another ‘relaxing’ holiday, but we are going to give it a go……. and this time around we thought we’d try Bali. In January we are heading to Nusa Dua, Bali and staying at the Sofitel Nusa Dua for 8 nights.
I’ve actually been to Bali before, way back when I finished uni and did a bit of traveling with my friend Karin. Anto and the kids have never been to Bali – shameful for Aussie kids with an impressive array of countries under their belts, as it’s a pretty common overseas jaunt when you are an Aussie! Anto has been to Indonesia (for work), but not Bali. He will be tacking a work trip on the end of our Bali adventure, while the kids and I head home for the start of the school year. We are all rather looking forward to a week of swimming in beautiful pools, eating our way through delicious food, and hopefully a little bit of adventure outside of the resort.
So, all of you who have been to Bali (with or without kids), hit me up with any tips or suggestions for our Bali trip. Have you been to Nusa Dua before? What activities outside of resorts did you enjoy? Where was your favourite place to eat (regular blog readers know it’s all about the food!). Are there any fabulous photos spots that I should know about, because lets face it there is no way my camera gear is going to stay at home!
I’m looking forward to getting a few tips from fellow travelers as so far we have nothing much planned. I’m neck-deep in planning the next (somewhat logistically complicated) Europe adventure and the Bali trip is all booked and confirmed, but this relaxing holiday thing is a little bit difficult to deal with for me. Flights and accommodation and transfers are dealt with and there is nothing else to do……… We have 8 days available and no plans whatsoever!