Bitcoin in Bali

Bitcoin in Bali

By Gary Dykstra/Cover photo by Vitto Christaldi WELCOME to Bali. You’ll need cash. New adventures take one to far-off lands where everything is fresh, exciting and novel. People dream of travel- ing to Southeast Asia to experience the breeze and lush jungle settings....
What knowmads should know about: The four hour work week

What knowmads should know about: The four hour work week

By Renee Martyna/Photo of Hubud by Saskia Athlene Catherine Rysenbry YOU may be among the many millions who read Tim Ferriss’ book “The 4 Hour Work Week” and felt it changed your life. You are not alone! Bali is teeming with people who dropped traditional careers for...
Repeat after me

Repeat after me

By Meredith Lewis/Cover Photograph complements of Dave Stringer In a dimly lit room overlooking the dark Balinese jungle, I sit on a yoga bolster in a crowd of a hundred and watch musicians set up. It’s my first kirtan experience and I am entirely unsure of what to...
Endangered animal of Bali

Endangered animal of Bali

Cover photograph by Madeline Stine There are currently 3079 animals and 2655 plants classified as Endangered worldwide. In Bali, a number of individuals and organizations are hard at work to take these FOUR off the list. Sharks The emperor of the Sung Dynasty would...

The antidote for unsustainability

By Ben Tamblin A leader is any person with a pulse. Beyond that, one’s effectiveness as a leader is largely determined by the interplay between two things: Life, and your ability to learn from it. So, the essential question for us to answer is: what does effective...
A picture & a thousand words

A picture & a thousand words

The Bird Girl and the Painter Boy Once upon a time on a mountain high above Lake Batur in Bali there lived a Bird Girl named Kiriana who was very unhappy. Kiriana had marvelous feathered wings which changed colors according to the Bird Girl’s moods – canary...