6:35 | August 9, 2019

NUSA LEMBONGAN AND NUSA CENINGAN TRAVEL GUIDE

Travel

What an incredible day! This was my first day exploring Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia and I was pleasantly surprised. Originally, I had booked a few days on Nusa Lembongan to chill out and edit. No exploring planned.

My friend and I decided we might as well see what Nusa Lembongan had to offer and ended up having an incredible day!

First stop was a restaurant called Nano Nano that had a beautiful mangrove right in front of it! The plan was to have lunch, do a mangrove tour, and finish with some snorkeling. That didn’t exactly happen when we arrived and saw the tide was out and there was no water in the mangrove! hahaha rookie mistake. Oops. So make sure you check the tides on Nusa Lembongan if you plan on visiting the mangroves. The mangrove tour did look pretty epic if I say so myself. Next time 😉

While having lunch we made a new friend who told us about a secret cliff jumping spot on the adjacent island called Nusa Ceningan! Naturally, we had to check it out. The cliff jumping area featured in my vlog is called Blue Lagoon. I had planned on jumping but once we got there and saw the tides there was no way in hell I was getting in that water haha. If you are planning on going cliff jumping at Blue Lagoon, it’s best at low tide AND you must be a VERY strong swimmer. Our friend who jumped almost didn’t make it out of the water. Scary stuff.

Overall I was pleasantly surprised at how incredible Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan were. The islands were a great escape to the high-season Bali crowds.

Hope you enjoyed today’s travel vlog and learned what to do when visiting Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan!

xx,

5:14 | August 9, 2019

THE VICEROY, BALI

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Welcome to The Viceroy in Ubud, Bali!

For this Ubud travel vlog series I’ve partnered up with The Viceroy Bali to share their boutique luxury hotel nestled in a jungle paradise.

I’ve been to Ubud a few times before, but this was my first visit where I ever felt like I was getting the true “Ubud” experience.

The moment we stepped into our suite, my jaw hit the floor. Our room was incredible! It was decked out with a private pool, gazebo, living room, and massive California king size bed. Watch the first Viceroy vlog linked above to see what I mean.

We spent our entire first day just hanging out in our private villa/suite enjoying the jungle views and lots of room service. The Viceroy Bali made a damn good Nasi Goreng, but you couldn’t really go wrong with anything on their room service menu. Highly highly recommend.

I can truly say this was one of the most incredible experiences I’ve ever had, and the Viceroy Bali is absolutely stunning. If you are looking for a luxury Ubud experience, this is the place to be. Also major honeymoon vibes!

Hope you enjoyed this glimpse into the Viceroy Ubud, and see you soon.

xx,

4:46 | August 9, 2019

SUSTAINABLITY

Lifestyle

This is 100% my favourite video I’ve made yet. Not because it’s the most entertaining, because I am finally talking about something close to my heart – protecting our planet.

Admittedly, sustainability has been a passion of mine only for about a year or so. Everyone knows you’re supposed to use less plastic, recycle, etc. But I don’t think you can truly understand the effect global warming and excess plastic consumption has on our earth until you see it firsthand.

About a year ago my boyfriend and I spent a month in Tulum, Mexico. When booking our trip, we were expecting a tropical paradise with crystal clear water and lush jungle. Sounded like a dream. Upon arrival, we saw a jungle filled with garbage and dark red water (that literally looked liked blood) teaming with seaweed, bugs, and trash. Not once in our entire month in Tulum did we swim in the ocean. 

This. Woke. Me. The. Fuck. Up.

I honestly can say I was a pretty wasteful person up until this trip to Tulum. Seeing a beautiful paradise destroyed because of my own laziness and wasteful habits was my breaking point.

Enough was enough.

After this trip Troy and I made big changes to move our lives to becoming more zero-waste. I will be talking about this more but thought I’d start with a few simple tips on how you can be less wasteful and keep tropical paradise… well, paradise.

Today’s vlog on simple sustainability tips shares what I saw in Bali (hint: it’s not clean beaches…) and how you can help prevent more beautiful beaches from being destroyed!

Hope you like this video on simple sustainability tips and make sure to leave it a thumbs up.

xx,

10:29 | July 23, 2019

LOMBOK, INDONESIA

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Welcome to Lombok!! This trip was one of the most memorable I’ve ever had and definitely need to go back and explore more of Lombok.

Lombok is an island near Bali, about a 20 minute flight to be exact. I wanted to come visit Lombok to escape the crowds of Bali for a bit. July is busy season in Bali and it is veryyyyy different from March here. When I visited Bali in March it was wonderful. Now, it’s honestly a bit crowded for my taste!

Lombok was the perfect escape from the crowds. And there was so much to do I definitely could have stayed an entire month!

Make sure you check out my Lombok series to get a taste of what it’s all about!

xx,

8:52 | July 19, 2019

BALI VLOGS

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Wow I have just been the absolute worst at updating my blog with my vlogs lately! (lol blog with my vlogs..)

Anywho, if you mostly read here and don’t keep up on YouTube here are my first set of Bali vlogs! The trip has been absolutely incredible so far and I can’t say enough good things about Indonesia :

Hope you are doing well!

xx,

3:15 | July 6, 2019

HONG KONG DUMPLINGS

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48 hours in Hong Kong is complete! And all I did was eat dumplings. Lots and lots of dumplings.

Fun little fact I actually used to work in Shanghai. While I was there, I developed a deep love for dumplings. The “Chinese food” we have available in North America is nothing in comparison to the real thing, the QUALITY dim sum in Shanghai/Hong Kong.

So yes, watch today’s Hong Kong vlog to discover 2 Michelin Star dumpling restaurants that are worth checking out!

See you in Bali, friends 🙂

xx,

2:44 | July 4, 2019

WHAT TO PACK FOR BALI

Travel

Hello friends! Today’s vlog is all about what to pack for Bali. I am about to depart for another 1 month trip to Bali and figured I would share, IN DETAIL, what to pack for Bali. Realistically I probably way overshared on this one but I felt it necessary hahah.

If you want to check out my full Bali packing list, it’s live on YouTube!

Super excited to spend another month exploring the best of Bali and sharing all my adventures with you 🙂

Talk soon!

xx,

3:49 | June 26, 2019

SANTA MONICA BEACH

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Finally back in Santa Monica! Feels amazing to be in sunny California weather again.

Only in town for about a week and a half but trying to fit in as much as possible.

Quick little vlog today but I hope you like it! My schedule has been all over the place lately and I am **hoping** next week things get back to normal. 🙂

Thanks for your patience!

xx,

4:02 | June 21, 2019

CONNECTICUT & NYC

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Today’s vlog is from Connecticut and NYC! This was my first time ever visiting Connecticut and it was SO beautiful. Honestly had no idea the East Coast had any beaches like that – very very pretty.

Highly recommend visiting Greenwich Point Park if you’re ever in Connecticut! Also I’ve since learned it’s not pronounced GREEN-WITCH but GREN-ITCH, because…. logic. English makes zero sense, honestly lol.

Anywho, great day in GREN-ITCH and New York! Make sure you head over to youtube and show this video some love!

xx,

Robyn

3:20 | June 16, 2019

STAYCATION MONTREAL

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This is the first time in a VERY long time I’ve taken a little staycation! Troy and I decided to wrap up our trip to Montreal by staying at Hotel Le Crystal in downtown Montreal.

We were able to stay in the Executive Suite and it was SO beautiful! Legit all we did was lay around and eat room service and drink champagne. It was PERFECT. My version of a vacation is literally doing nothing hahah. Exploring and seeing things is travel to me, not vacation. Vacation is a very special category where I just want to be fed good food and drinks and have no other purpose to my existence except to eat said food and drinks. Also possibly have a very long bath. That is up there too.

Hotel Le Crystal also had a cool outdoor hottub – I can imagine it would be STUNNING in the winter as well when the whole area is covered in snow!

Actually quite sad to be leaving Montreal after two months now that the weather has gotten so nice. The city really came to life when the weather started warming up. Every night everyone would be hanging out in parks having wine and picnics, going to festivals, enjoying outdoor patios, etc. Super cool vibe and I really would love to come back in the summer again!

Anywho, that’s all for today! Hope you enjoyed this Montreal Staycation and feel free to leave a comment here or on YouTube saying hi 🙂

xx,