Travel

Travel

When one thinks of Bali, the first thing that comes to mind is the rice fields. Bali is famous for its beautiful green rice fields spread out not only in the valleys but terraced up steep hillsides creating maze-like patterns in the landscape. This allows for irrigation of the rice fields with the water going from the top to bottom one rice field at a time. This was just one aspect to the exotic island of Bali that we photographed and in our travels we were also thrilled to see the carvings and structures at the temples and the water palace. When travelling, we like to eat all local food when possible and in Bali we were in food nirvana! The food, the landscapes, and the wonderful people all contribute to Bali’s reputation as a great travel destination.

I didn’t start travelling until I was into my 40’s. It wasn’t until I started getting really serious about underwater photography that the travel bug bit me. My first trip was a big one and I still consider it one of my favorite trips. That trip was to Papua New Guinea. Our main focus in PNG was SCUBA diving and underwater photography, but we also spent several days in the PNG highlands where we photographed cultural events and people. It was amazing!

Since then, I have traveled to Indonesia (three times), the Philippines, Malaysia (Borneo), Bonaire (twice) and have been all over the western U.S. With each trip my trip report became longer and more detailed and I eventually started my Divermaiden Travels blog to keep everyone up to date with our travels while we were still traveling. I hope you enjoy the trip reports and they are useful to you in planning your trip. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding trip planning, packing, photography and locations that I’ve been to.

More stories of my travels are in my blog, Divermaiden Travels. Use the Category search at the bottom of any page to search specific topics.