How To Angkor Wat Without The Crowds

hot take: The Angkor complex, including Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Ta Prohm, is a bucket list worth destination, but expect to suffer the elements (heat and crowds) for your photographic reward. (4.0 stars)

pro tip: Explore early to avoid the worst of the heat and the tour bus crowds…also visit the Angkor National Museum before you go for some much-needed context and history (in the comfort of AC)

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Best of Bali Restaurants

hot take: Bali has meals at all price points to satisfy most palates across a wide range of cuisines...Ubud especially was a treat. (4.0 stars)

pro tip: Some of the best meals we had were in empty restaurants (and we had some marginal meals in busy ones), so be confident in your research to get the best meals.

pro tip: Some of the best meals we had were in empty restaurants (and we had some marginal meals in busy ones), so be confident in your research to get the best meals.

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10 Top Hidden Gems in Bali

hot take: Seeing the unimagined is why we travel…the hidden gems of Bali delivered more than we could have ever hoped. (5.0 stars)

pro tip: Make a plan so you can be at these sites either early or late to get to really connect with the place (instead of just tripping over other tourists). (aside from our #1, which was surprisingly empty mid-afternoon)

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Best of Nusa Penida

hot take: Best resembling that rugged island that you were picturing in your head when you booked your trip to Bali, Nusa Pineda delivers adventure and wonder for adventurous souls. (4.5 stars)

pro tip: start your day as early as you can (for land tours, earlier means less crowding for photos…for ocean trips, the wave action is weaker).

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