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Travel log: Why come to Bali for 6 weeks?

I bet a lot of people wonder why I travel so much. They might not understand the wanderlust I feel when I’m back on US soil. If you took a glimpse into my life you’ll see no attachments, no mortgage, no husband, no children. I tried last year to “settle down”, plant some roots, start a new life in a new city, but it just didn’t sit right with me. When I thought long and hard about it, my gut was yelling at me to continue traveling.

I was trying to fit myself into a box of what I thought I should be doing and damn was that feeling strong! You are sort of brainwashed into thinking from childhood that everyone is meant to get married, have some kids, work your ass off at a job you may not care for, and have a home with a white picket fence. This has never been my style. It’s just not how I roll!

Canggu Bali Sunset

Then it dawned on me. I don’t have to settle down. I’m in charge of my life and destiny. I create my life. And that is when the wheels started turning in my head. How can I manage to travel most of the year while earning money and helping others? That’s when Blissed Out Retreats was born. And it came together very quickly. I thought the Universe was conspiring with me to make this dream of travel a reality.

My two passions in this life are helping others and exploring the world.

Remember when I started setting a mantra for the year instead of resolutions? This year’s mantra is to EXPERIENCE. My goal for this year is to be out of the country as much as possible. Experiences will be had. I’m starting the year in Bali for about 6 weeks. My first blissed out retreat is here, so I decided to come early to explore more of the island (which I did not get to do the last time I was here). But I am not made of money, and this will not be a luxury vacation. I’ve graduated from backpacker to flashpacker because I require some level of comfort when I travel, but being frugal is my middle name. My goals are still to meet new people, eat delicious vegan food, have comfortable but not 5* accommodations, experience all kinds of new things and not break the bank.

In my quest for affordable travel, good vibes, and new experiences I landed upon Pelan Pelan. As it lucked out they were happy to have me come teach yoga classes! I made a little video to show you my first day here at this incredible piece of Bali. Located in Canggu, near the beach and set away from the noise of neighboring Kuta and Seminyak, I have fallen in love with Pelan Pelan.

So the plan is to be here until I head to Ubud for my yoga and Nia retreat with Allison on April 2nd. I’m going to learn how to surf!! I’m going to ride a scooter for the first time since I had one in Los Angeles that I crashed in the first week (edit: I actually did this last night and didn’t die!). I will also vlog more on Periscope and YouTube so you can follow along during my travels. You’ll find more photos over on Instagram, but beware it’s mostly food and you might wish you were here.

Curious about our wellness retreats? See the recap of my second retreat in Bali. 

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  1. Great post! I have struggled with this pretty much daily since I stopped traveling in 2014. I made a decision to travel again as much as possible starting in 2017 if not sooner. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy Bali.

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