Bali Bulgari Resort

Natalie at Bulgari Bali spa

While Natalie and I were honeymooning at Amanusa I received a kind tweet from my friend Allison Sitch who is the PR whiz for Ritz-Carlton. She offered us a couples massage as a wedding gift at one of their hotels or sister properties. As you probably know Ritz-Carlton is owned by Marriott which also owns […]

Amankila Honeymoon in Bali, Indonesia

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I hung the white flag from our beachside cabana to get the attention of one of the beach boys so my wife and I could order lunch. Here at Amankila, a swanky beach resort in East Bali, you don’t have to do anything but relax. This is the third hotel Natalie and I stayed at […]

Bali Honeymoon: Amandari in Ubud, Indonesia

Natalie and JJ at Bali rice terraces

If you are following along with me on Facebook or Twitter then you know I got married in Toronto, flew 13 hours to Korea on Korean Air and spent the night in Seoul before flying six hours to Bali for an amazing honeymoon. The first three nights we spent at Amanusa and the next two were at Amandari […]

Our Honeymoon on the Island of Bali

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Ah Bali … It’s been on my wish list for most of my adult life and Natalie’s too. Just the name alone conjures up exotic images so when it came time to plan our honeymoon it was a no brainer. We flew Korean Air in their flatbed seats so it made the trek halfway around […]

Honeymooning at Amanusa in Bali

Natalie at Amanusa

Amanusa means “peaceful isle” and that’s how many travelers would describe the island of Bali and the Amanusa resort which was the first of the three Aman Resorts we stayed at during last month’s honeymoon.  Here’s 10 things we loved about Amanusa: 1. Arrival We landed at midnight and I was surprised how busy the […]

Johnny’s Honeymoon Contest Week 2 Winner!

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Johnny is almost done with his epic honeymoon, and his second destination was… Nusa Dua, Bali! Congratulations Elaine Song! You guessed closest to Johnny’s actual destination! This week’s prize: Johnny Jet has partnered with Marriott Rewards to give you 25,000 rewards points- redeemable at any Marriott Hotel. You need to be a Marriott Rewards Member to […]

Need Asia Advice

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One of my buddies is going to Asia in the fall and needs some advice. Do you have any recommendations? Here’s his email to me: I would love your advice on a trip that we are taking at the end of September for 17 days in Asia. The only thing I have booked right now […]

Papua New Guinea

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By Francis DiScala Jr.: Everything is starting to feel the same. I can’t tell the difference between Disney World and Venice. Cultural adventure is harder to find. And for that very reason alone it is worth the 15-hour flight and the expense to travel to the other side of the world. But for surfers, divers, […]