ALL THE DEETS: My Trip To Bali



We travel not to escape life, but so life does not escape us. – unknown

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. – Robert Louis Stevenson

The miracle of travel is returning home once again to discover that while everything here seems the same, I am somehow different. – Me



There are no limits on the fabulouslessness that my life can be. I create a life I love.

It’s either this or something greater. I am never stuck.

All I am responsible for is the next right step. Many little, right steps over time add up to the life of my dreams.

If I can dream it, I can have it. I let my imagination run wild.

I am a powerful attractor. What I have asked for is on it’s way.




Hello Lovers!

I am so excited for my newest VLOG! Lots of people have asked me lots of different questions about my trip to Bali so I made you a VIDEO! The video walks you through all my favorite moments of my trip from arriving at the airport to the very last sunset! I included a ton of pictures in the video with explanations. It’s rather entertaining – if I do say so myself.

Also I made you a little list below the video of all the places I stayed, ate, shopped, and relaxed! Consider it your Little Bali Vacay Guide. You now know everything I know. Enjoy!

BONUS! At the end of the video I include a little bonus on how to create a life you love. This tip will get you what you want whether you are traveling the world or lounging at home. You must watch!



To view the video on YouTube, click here:


ALSO – if you want to see ALL my pictures from the trip, click here for my Balinese Life-Changing Moments Photo Album.


All the Deets:

Money: Bali is definitely among the least expensive places I’ve stayed. Getting there costs a bajillionish dollars (my flight was $1800), but once you are there it’s smoooothe saililng. :) Our bungalow in the Gili’s for example, was less than $60/night. I often had dinner and a drink for $10-$15. Facials were approximately $8. If you are splitting lodging with a friend, you can probably live on approx $50/day.



Stay: Megan’s House, Duh.

Eat: Atman Kafe, Sari Organik, Clear Cafe, Bali Buda, KAFE

Relax: The Yoga Barn, Holy Springs Water Temple, all the spas (try a milk bath :))

Work: Hubud Co-Working Space



Stay: Gili Hideaway

Eat: Scallywags Organic Seafood, Cafe Gili Trawangan, Horizontal, Ecco, Kayu Cafe, The Irish Bar

Relax: The Spa at the Hotel Ombak Sunset, everywhere — all you do in the Gili’s is relax, Gili Yoga

Work: Kayu Cafe (only stable internet on the island — also only air-conditioning I felt the entire trip :))



Stay: Ananda Resort

Eat: Cafe Bali, Earth Cafe,

Relax: Potato Head, KuDeTa

Shop: Bamboo Blonde, Kody & Ko, Universo Oberoi, anything on Jl. Raya (the main road)

Work: I did NO work in Seminyak, but Potato Head did have good internet. Megan worked while we were there. :)


Final Peptalk: Remember you can create a life you LOVE! Many little, right steps over time add up to the life of your dreams! You have big amazing gifts inside of you that the world is desperate for. Do not doubt the gifts God gave you. Go out there and do what you love. That’s what you were made for. You are effing awesome. I love you!



Amanda Frances




Amanda Frances McKinney is a life-coach, blogger, and therapist. It is her passion to use her education, personal experience, and spiritual practices to contribute to the growth and happiness of others. Her blog,, was created as a space where her passions of spirit, self-love and style are celebrated. Through her blog and her life-coaching/mentoring practice, Amanda Frances International, she pursues these endeavors. Amanda has a Masters of Science in Counseling from Southern Methodist University and is currently in pursuit of a PhD. She has been featured twice in InStyle Magazine. She is a self proclaimed self-love junkie, yogi, fashionista and international traveler. Learn more:




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