Saving the Best for Last – Tandjung Sari

As we drove toward what would be our last hotel in Bali, we were all a little sad knowing that the vacation was coming to an end. We pulled into the palm tree lined driveway and up to the welcoming reception pavilion of the Tandjung Sari. We didn’t know it at the time, but we…

Tranquility in the Jungle – Wapa di Ume, Ubud

Having just left a quiet, jungle paradise, the the chaos and people of Ubud was a strange site. I wondered how we would get to a hotel that advertised itself as a retreat and boasted peace and tranquillity. Then, just as quickly as we entered the madness, we left it. Just a few minutes later,…

Luxury in the Jungle – The Menjangan Resort

It was dark and late when we pulled into the dirt road that lead to The Menjangan Resort. All we saw was dirt roads, tall trees and eyes in the darkness. Where was this they were taking us? Then, out of a clearing we saw the tall Bali tower with it’s soft cushions and chairs,…

Mathematical Models Employed For Practical Use

Apartment hunting for Buenos Aires got underway last week. My husband and I (and by that I mean mostly I) spent entirely too much time on TripAdvisor looking for an apartment based on availability, access to public transit, number of bedrooms, and of course cost. After creating a ridiculous spreadsheet listing all features and each…