I don’t know about you but when I was a kid the coolest thing in the world was a tree house. There was something about them that invoked excitement in me, and made me feel like magic existed.
That’s why when I was invited to visit this villa that same excitement raced through me. I knew exactly where it was having had it on my bucket list for some time, and let me tell you the place is even better then the pictures.
Set in the rice terraces of Karangasem, Camaya Bali is an eco friendly bamboo house that is perfect place to detach from the rest of the world and enjoy an experience of pure bliss.
My eyes were wide with wonder the entire time I was there, constantly in awe of the beautiful structure, incredible attention to detail and stunning scenery. Although the space isn’t huge every area has been cleverly created to fit the rest of the villa, and allow a whole new perspective of the house and incredible surroundings.
There are two big beds, one in the upstairs bedroom and one in the downstairs area. There are no walls in the downstairs area, with only mosquito nets separating you from the outside world. I stayed in this ares and loved every minute of it, noises coming from geckos, frogs and the pouring rain, it reminded me of camping as a kid and really made me feel like I was in the outdoors.
The house came equipped with musical instruments, which we made great use off, basic gym equipment, an incredible hammock, a beautiful bamboo kitchen and a gorgeous outdoor shower.
However the best feature of Camaya was the net attached to the upstairs bedroom, that when filled with blankets and pillows, provided the perfect spot to chill and take in the incredible rice field views. There was absolutely zero human footprint as far as the eye could see and meals were brought promptly each day from the Camayas small kitchen just a short walk away.
Camaya has left me with butterflies in my stomach knowing that such beautiful places exist. I am so thankful to be able to experience such a beautiful place and cant wait to return here some day soon
xx from Kaitlin
Hot air balloon breakfast on the rooftop of Sultan Hotel
So I have been travelling on and off for a good 6 years now. I have visited 22 countries and many many more cities, but there is nothing quite like last city I visited on my most recent 6 month trip.
AND THAT PLACE IS CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY.
There are no words to describe how fast and hard I fell in love with Cappadocia. It was the most magical city I have ever visited and I think it is one of those places that needs to me experienced to be believed. I have been travelling Europe for 4 years now and I can honestly say I would go back to Europe purely to visit this city.
Let me just start with saying that Coachella weekend was one of the best weekends of my life
During my travels in bali I was very lucky to be introduced to an incredible bunch of people from the States, and 6 months later I somehow found myself on their turf surrounded by some of the sickest people I have ever met, and god did they show us a good time. Starting with Coachella.
If you’d told me a month ago that id be in Cancun Mexico two weeks later, wearing sombreros and drinking margaritas whilest jetting along some of the most beautiful waters I have ever seen by boat, I would have laughed in your face. Because even to me that sounds crazy.
However once again my life took and unexpected turn and I ended up half way across the world holidaying with some incredible friends who I hadn’t seen in years.
It was both a sadness and a miracle that I ended up in Rhodes, a result of my original trip to turkey being canceled due to the danger in the country at the time.
At first I was very dissapointed that I wouldn’t be able to go to Turkey, having dreamt of the beautiful coastline I had only seen in pictures and the hot air balloon rides I was itching to take
However after coming to terms with the fact I wouldn’t be visiting turkey, I was actually very excited to see a side of Greece that I had never seen, and a side rarely visited by tourists!
After spending a week in Bosnia I caught my flight out where I was to begin my first and only charter of the islands surroundings Rhodes. And let me just say it was possibly the most beautiful and picturesque set of islands I have ever seen.
A spur of the moment trip to Bosnia turned out to be one of the best spontaneous decisions I have ever made.
I traveled with 3 girls and 3 boys, skippers and hostesses/boat chefs from my company that like me, had a week off. We arrived in the night, after an 8 hour bus ride that we had originally thought would be 4, and at first I was a bit sceptical that we had made the right decision. It was cold, like jumper worthy cold (which after 3 months in Europe of 30 degree days was a huge shock to the system in the minimal clothing we had) and our Airbnb was in the middle of nowhere!!