Bali can get very busy during the dry season from June to August and if you want to get away from the crowds to enjoy nature, head North to Lake Batur. With Mount Batur on one side and even higher Mount Agung on the other, you get some dramatic views. If you really want to get away, you can join a group or hire a mountain guide to take you to the top of these mountains for even better views!
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Rafflesia is considered the largest single flower of any plant on Earth, at least by weight, and I took these photos in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo! It takes 6-9 months from the bud in the upper left to flower – and the bloom only lasts 2-3 days, making this a very rare sighting, before it dies in the bottom right!
It’s easy to get around Sabah, cheap to stay and the wildlife is incredible – check out the Top 5 things to do!
I love road trips, especially when they offer you breathtaking views, and the Great Ocean Road in Australia’s Victoria State is one of my favorite driving trips in the world! It’s more than 200 km of road with beautiful beaches, stunning limestone stacks at the 12 Apostles and a history of shipwrecks! So, rent a nice car and go for … Continue reading →
Borneo is my favorite wildlife destination in Asia – watching our close cousins, the Orang Utan, or sneaking up on a snake are just as exhilarating as seeing a baby silver leaf monkey hiding in the trees! Climb Mt Kinabalu, learn about long houses or the last head hunters or relax on the beach – all possible on Borneo!
Namibia is one of the least populated countries on Earth and the Sossusvlei desert is the most remote region I have ever visited. It’s strikingly beautiful and very much worth the effort! I went as part of my Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure and highly recommend the trip!
While the rice fields on Bali are of course man-made, walking among the paddies around Ubud feels like a return to nature from the busy towns of South Bali – it is so very relaxing and peaceful, I’d recommend it to anybody visiting Bali!
One of my favorite national parks in the US is Yellowstone – from the reliable geysir Old Faithful to wildlife next to the roadside, there is so much to see, you’ll be sure to create memories for a lifetime! Read my review of Yellowstone for more photos and stories!
Borneo still offers unspoiled nature and wildlife to explore at your own pace. In Bako National Park in Sarawak, Southern Borneo, I got as close to the wildlife as I was comfortable!
Borneo is easier to reach and less expensvie than it sounds and the head hunters are long gone – so check it out, before the crowds arrive!
I enjoy sleeping in, but the promise of a mirror-like Lake Louise got my out of bed on my trip to Banff– and I was rewarded with the picture above. And hiking through the National Park offered many more beautiful views, making it one of my favorite parks in North America!