Reasons to Join Me in Bali #9: The Joy of Swimming Like a Fish

Travel Writing Tip #9:  In many travel stories, a little literary license is okay.

One of my favorite parts of being in Bali is the experience of exploring, not just on land, but also underwater. I’m a scuba diver and so I love the opportunity to dive deep in the tropical seas.

And on the Write, Travel Transform trips to Bali, I also savored the opportunities to go snorkeling.

Our very first day, after arriving in Candidasa, before our first writing workshop, we climbed into a big old van and headed out to the local harbor to board a boat for a snorkeling expedition:

And in our last location, Munduk mountain village, we went on an all-day trip to

West Bali National Park. On the way, we got to see stately trees arching over the road-something we`d never seen in Bali before-a gift from the Dutch colonial rulers who wanted their vehicles shaded as they drove down the road.

After a boat trip in a rickety, but efficient old boat with a captain, Wayan, who had the biggest smile I have ever seen, we were dropped off on an island where we could see the volcanoes of Java in the distance. After crawling out on broken coral, we came to a 100 foot drop off and some of the clearest water I have ever experienced in my life. Riding the surge of the waves, we saw an incredible variety of fish, colors, coral and clams.


All I could think besides, “This is amazing,” was, “I have to come back here and do this again.”

Laura diving

And this June, you can join me.

5 spots left…act now…


In the spirit of adventure,


Laura Davis
The Writer’s Journey

P.S. This year’s trip is filling up with some incredible people. Here’s what a few of them have to say about what they’re looking forward to next summer in Bali:

Here’s Emily, in snowy New Jersey:

And here’s Julie, who came to Scotland with me last year. She’s coming to Bali, too!

If you’d like to join Julie and Emily and and a wonderful community to welcoming writiers in Bali later this spring…there’s still time to become part of our delightful family of travelers. Sign up here!


Read more reasons to join me in Bali . . .

Scroll to Top