About Kirsten Raccuia

Best place to live

The Best Place to Live in the World

When my husband Mark and I decided to make the move overseas, one of the main motivations was money. I knew I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life working 80-hour weeks just to make ends meet. Don’t get me wrong; I like to keep busy, but life can’t be all work and no play.
Live in Bali

5 Reasons Why This is The Best Place to Live in Bali

Gamelan music spills out of the temples and mixes with live music from nearby bars. The beautiful beach is lined with row after row of hip restaurants. The main street adds cafes and shops to the mix. Sandwiched in-between are traditional Balinese homes, hidden behind ornate wooden gates sheltered by verdant creepers…
Sanur, Bali, Villa in Bali

$796 a Month for a Luxury Villa in Bali

Luxurious villas with private pools at low costs—that’s Bali. Don’t get me wrong, you can spend just as much or more than you would in Australia on a fancy home, but in Bali, you don’t need to. Life on this tropical island is luxurious and no matter what town you choose, you can find a private home near the heart of it to suit your budget.
Kota Kinabalu

Firefly Queens, Sea Slugs & Monkeys in the Mangroves

The night is pitch black as we board the boat and set off down river. Our guide has a torch but it isn’t to light the way. As the boat drifts sleepily along, he flicks on the golden yellow light and in an instant the night sky is alive with tens of thousands of glowing fireflies, hypnotized by the glowing light from our guide’s torch.