Pacific Islands

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Galapagos Islands

Guam

  • Romantic Things to Do on Guam - Updated April 2020! Temperatures are in plummet mode in the northern hemisphere, and if you’re like me, you’re longing for a tropical getaway! In case you and your honey need some inspiration (or just need to live vicariously through some pictures for a minute or two), I’ve got your guide to the best romantic thingsContinue reading "Romantic Things to Do on Guam"
  • Top 10 Things to Do at Tumon Bay - Updated April 2020! If you’re planning a tropical Guamanian getaway, odds are you’ll be staying at Tumon Bay! Almost all the hotels are here, and with good reason—it’s gorgeous, the waters are calm, and it’s walkable to tons of restaurants, shopping, and attractions! 10. Make the Most of Your Accommodation Many of the accommodations onContinue reading "Top 10 Things to Do at Tumon Bay"
  • Ruined: Beauty in the Broken Places - Updated April 2020! Do you like ruins? They are major draws for tourists around the world, but they’re not for everyone. They serve as a warning against whatever was their downfall, they make epic backdrops, they are a window into the past. There is beauty in the broken, but sometimes it takes hundreds of yearsContinue reading "Ruined: Beauty in the Broken Places"
  • 2017: Year of Islands - Updated April 2020! As 2017 comes to a close, I’m reflecting on our travels and realizing… we visited a lot of islands this year! When I think of islands, I think of tropical weather, beaches, sea turtles and swimming nearby. But when I looked back on our island excursions, it struck me that not allContinue reading "2017: Year of Islands"
  • 6 Days on Guam - Updated April 2020! Hafa Adai! That’s pronounced like “have a day” and is Chamorro for “Hello!” This Thursday we’re throwin’ it back to last week and our winter getaway to beautiful Guam, USA! This trip was longer than most of our trips–over six days in one place! I almost didn’t know how to handle thatContinue reading "6 Days on Guam"
  • What to Eat on Guam - It's What I Ate Wednesday and Guam week! Parrot fish, coconut iced coffee, and SUSHI await! Who's hungry?
  • The Ultimate Guide to Guam - Updated in April 2020! Steve and I just got home from our second trip to Guam, and we might have loved it more the second time around than the first! This island in the Marianas is a real treasure, and those who visit very quickly adjust to passing showers and island time. So just forContinue reading "The Ultimate Guide to Guam"
  • Guam on a Rainy Day - Updated April 2020! It’s Guam Week! My husband and I were incredibly excited for our week-long trip to Guam to get away from the inauguration madness in D.C.! Since our trip started with a rainy day, it’s only fitting for Guam Week on the blog to start the same way! Islands generally get a lotContinue reading "Guam on a Rainy Day"
  • 10 Reasons to Visit Guam - Updated April 2020! If you’ve been following my Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages, you know I just got back from the beautiful, tropical island paradise of Guam! I’ll be posting some tips and other fun Guam posts next week, but for this Faraway Friday, here are 10 reasons YOU should consider a trip to Guam! 10.Continue reading "10 Reasons to Visit Guam"

Hawai’i

Big Island of Hawai’i

  • Ultimate Big Island Hawaii Bucket List - There are a zillion fantastic things to do and see on Hawaii’s Big Island, and it can be hard to pare it all down and fit it all into one vacation! From luaus to lava, from palaces to mountain peaks, there’s something on the Big Island for everyone! This handy dandy bucket list has allContinue reading "Ultimate Big Island Hawaii Bucket List"
  • Packing for Ladies: A Week on the Big Island of Hawaii - The best part of a trip to Hawaii is... Hawaii! The sun, the ocean, the kindness, the food, the aloha---it's the best! But the worst part of a trip to Hawaii is... packing. But never fear!
  • 2017: Year of Islands - Updated April 2020! As 2017 comes to a close, I’m reflecting on our travels and realizing… we visited a lot of islands this year! When I think of islands, I think of tropical weather, beaches, sea turtles and swimming nearby. But when I looked back on our island excursions, it struck me that not allContinue reading "2017: Year of Islands"
  • What I Ate: Iconic Eats - When one thinks of England, they think of Big Ben... and fish 'n chips. When one thinks of Hawaii, they think of hula girls... and pigs roasted in the ground! Come along with me on a culinary adventure of the most iconic foods I've ever eaten--so far!
  • What I Wish I Knew: Hawaii’s Big Island - If you’ve been following the blog, you know that Hawaii has been on my mind since we visited earlier this month! We had an incredible time, and we highly recommend it for your next vacation or celebratory getaway! There are a few things, however, that are good to know if you’ve never been before. ManyContinue reading "What I Wish I Knew: Hawaii’s Big Island"
  • Unforgettable Lava Boat Tour - Disclaimer: I have not and will not receive compensation for this blog post. It was such a great experience, I needed to write and tell you about it. There are a few epic experiences from our travels that really stand out: swimming with penguins and sea lions in the Galapagos, hot air ballooning in Cappadocia, attendingContinue reading "Unforgettable Lava Boat Tour"
  • 7 Steps to Plan Your Big Island Trip - Aloha! It’s a very special Where I Went Wednesday! If you’ve been following along on the blog, you know my sweet husband and I just took a big anniversary trip to beautiful Hawaii! After our first anniversary on O’ahu (the island with Honolulu, Waikiki, and Pearl Harbor), we decided to spend every anniversary on anContinue reading "7 Steps to Plan Your Big Island Trip"
  • Hiking Hawaii: The Big Island - It is Travel Tip Tuesday on the blog, and today it’s all about tips and tricks for hiking Hawaii’s Big Island! The Island of Hawaii has tons of trails. In fact, many of their best beaches and most unique sites are only accessible via hike (or 4 wheel drive + serious skills).We were only ableContinue reading "Hiking Hawaii: The Big Island"
  • Top 10 Highlights of Hilo - Happy Aloha Friday! It’s also Flyaway Friday here on the blog, and this week we’re setting our sights on beautiful Hilo, Hawaii! We only spent one day in Hilo, but I wish we’d spent at least one more day–so consider that for your trip! We did hit the highlights in this cute, seaside town, andContinue reading "Top 10 Highlights of Hilo"
  • What to Eat on Hawaii’s Big Island - It's everyone's favorite: What I Ate Wednesday! Last week we talked about the luau on the Big Island, and this week I'm letting you in on the rest of the Hawaiian goodness! If there’s one thing Hawaiians know how to do, it’s eat well!
  • Road Tripping Hawaii’s Big Island - Islands are typically small enough to drive around in less than a day. That’s why Steve and I like them for anniversary trips–there’s only so far you can go, so it’s an inherently relaxing place to be. Not so for Hawaii’s Big Island! This trip took a little more planning because there is just moreContinue reading "Road Tripping Hawaii’s Big Island"
  • 10 Reasons to Visit Hawaii’s Big Island - Aloha! If you’ve been following me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you know my sweet husband and I had an absolute blast celebrating our third wedding anniversary on the Big Island of Hawaii! We love the state of Hawaii for plenty of reasons, and we recommend that everyone visit at least once in a lifetime.Continue reading "10 Reasons to Visit Hawaii’s Big Island"
  • What to Eat at a Luau! - Aloha! This What I Ate Wednesday is all about the beautiful, tasty, traditional luau food. My sweet husband and I have been to Hawaii three times now, but this was our first luau experience. And we're bringing you along with us!
  • Hawaii’s Big Island Royalty - Aloha! If you’ve been following me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you know that we just got back from our third anniversary trip to the Big Island of Hawaii! We love the islands more and more each time we visit. I would venture to say most mainland Americans never learn about our most recently added state’sContinue reading "Hawaii’s Big Island Royalty"

Kaua’i

  • The Ultimate Kauai Bucket List - Kauai, Hawaii, if the most beautiful place I have ever been, and I have been to a lot of beautiful places! When people ask me where my favorite place in the world is, or where I would go back to over and over again, I always say: Kauai. The colors, the water, the flowers, theContinue reading "The Ultimate Kauai Bucket List"
  • What to Know Before You Visit Kauai - This Faraway Friday I’m taking a break from my usual “top 10 reasons to visit” list to bring you some tips for visiting the most beautiful place I’ve ever been in all the world: Kauai, Hawaii! They don’t call it the Garden Isle for nothing. If you’re taking a trip Kauai in the near future,Continue reading "What to Know Before You Visit Kauai"
  • 10 Reasons to Visit Kauai - This Flyaway Friday is all about my favorite island in the world–so far! My sweet husband and I went to Kauai for our second anniversary, and it was the most beautiful, majestic place I’ve ever seen. Here are a few reasons why! 10. The Glass Sand Beach Kauai’s unique glass sand beach is an exampleContinue reading "10 Reasons to Visit Kauai"
  • What to Eat on Kauai - Do you love island life? Island food? Islands in general? Me, too! This What I Ate Wednesday, we're reliving our delightful feast from Hawaii's Garden Island, Kauai!

Mau’i

  • Ultimate Maui Bucket List - Maui is “trip of a lifetime” material for many, especially those who thrive in a tropical paradise! It’s home to some unique scenery and things to do, all of which should go on your Maui trip’s bucket list. Here’s the best of the best from our trip, which will hopefully inspire you for yours! 1.Continue reading "Ultimate Maui Bucket List"
  • 8 Days on Maui - Planning a trip to Maui? That’s a great idea! I’m sharing our itinerary with you. We went to Maui from Saturday-Saturday, and I think we did a pretty good job of combining relaxation with excursions and activities. Feel free to use this itinerary for your own trip, or just take the parts you like best!Continue reading "8 Days on Maui"
  • 10 Reasons to Stay in Hana - If the Road to Hana is on your Maui “to do” list, you’re probably getting a lot of information about doing it all in just one day. And sure, that’s a fine way to do it. However, I strongly suggest you consider spending a night or two somewhere along the Road to Hana, and hereContinue reading "10 Reasons to Stay in Hana"
  • What He Wore: Maui - Packing for my husband is usually very easy. His uniform is a polo and jeans every day of every week, rain or shine, sun or snow. But when we go to Hawaii for our anniversary, I get to have a little more fun with it.
  • Hiking Hawaii: Maui - It’s Maui Monday! One of Steve’s and my favorite things to do when we travel is hike, and Hawaii has no shortage of beautiful hikes across each and every island. Maui’s nickname is the Valley Isle, so you can imagine the lush green landscape and all the beautiful trails there are to explore. Whether youContinue reading "Hiking Hawaii: Maui"
  • 10 Reasons to Visit Maui - It’s Aloha Friday! Let’s round out the week with some inspiration for a beautiful, tropical,  exotic trip to Maui! Here is our top 10 list of reasons to visit the Valley Isle on your next vacation. 10. Because Everything’s Aloha It’s a bit of a joke between my husband and me that “everything’s aloha” inContinue reading "10 Reasons to Visit Maui"
  • What to Eat on Maui - It's What I Ate Wednesday! And this week's food post all about the tropical flavors from the island of Maui, Hawaii. We did a little of everything from grocery shopping to roadside stands to fine dining. There are options for everyone!
  • What to Know Before You Visit Maui - It’s Maui Monday! This week I’ve pulled together my top tips for beautiful Maui, Hawaii. Here is everything you need to know to make the most of your trip and enjoy it to the fullest! Be on the lookout for an upcoming post about what to know about Hawaii in general, including a guide toContinue reading "What to Know Before You Visit Maui"
  • Maui & Molokai Helicopter Tour - Have you ever flown in a helicopter? This was our first time ever in a helicopter, and we were very excited for the experience! We booked our tour in mid-February, though our flight would be May 2–our fourth anniversary! If you’re looking for a memorable way to experience Maui, this is it. What to KnowContinue reading "Maui & Molokai Helicopter Tour"
  • Top 10 Sites on the Road to Hana - It’s Aloha Friday! You may have heard of the Road to Hana, which is one of the top “things to do” on Maui. But most people only take the road and skip Hana entirely. But I encourage you to consider spending a night–or two!–in or around Hana instead, so you can really enjoy everything HanaContinue reading "Top 10 Sites on the Road to Hana"
  • Packing for Ladies: A Week in Maui - What should you pack for a week on Maui? Bathing suits! And perhaps a few more things. Here is my packing list, complete with photos and Amazon links to help you go carry-on only to beautiful Maui, Hawaii!
  • 3-Day Road to Hana Itinerary - Are you ready to road trip one of the most scenic, small, and curvy roads in the world? Well, buckle up because here we go! Most visitors to Maui choose to drive the whole Road to Hana and back all in one day. But for those of us who don’t necessarily love to drive, doContinue reading "3-Day Road to Hana Itinerary"
  • What to Know Before Driving the Road to Hana - It’s Aloha Friday, and this week you are in for a treat! On our anniversary trip to Maui, we drove the famous Road to Hana, or Hana Highway. This breath-taking drive is absolutely worth your while, but there are definitely some things to know before you go! Know Your Options There are three ways toContinue reading "What to Know Before Driving the Road to Hana"
  • What to Eat at Mama’s Fish House - Steve and I rounded out our trip to Maui with a meal at the highly-recommended Mama's Fish House on Maui.
  • Romantic Maui - It’s Maui Monday, and Quick Whit is back to blogging! My sweet husband and I just got back from our fourth anniversary trip, and this year we chose Maui. We love Hawaii, and we decided during our first anniversary trip (on O’ahu) to always spend our anniversary on an island. Islands are inherently relaxing, there’sContinue reading "Romantic Maui"

Molokai

  • Packing for Ladies: Molokai, Hawaii - There are plenty of Hawaii-inspired packing guides out there, but packing for Molokai is different because Molokai is different from all the other Hawaiian islands. It's more rugged, less populated, less "touristy," and by many standards, it's more Hawaiian.
  • Ultimate Molokai Bucket List - Molokai is called the “Most Hawaiian Island,” and a visit to this beautiful place will help you understand why. Much of the island is untouched by technology, and the slower pace all but forces you to slow down and settle into the spirit of aloha. We spent our fifth anniversary on Molokai, so when theContinue reading "Ultimate Molokai Bucket List"
  • Your Ultimate Molokai Travel Guide - Lots of people go to Hawaii, but not a lot of people experience Molokai. It’s known as “The Friendly Isle” and “The Most Hawaiian Island,” but its history and inaccessibility have kept people away over the years. But that’s not such a bad thing… it means you could have this paradise practically all to yourself.Continue reading "Your Ultimate Molokai Travel Guide"
  • Hiking Hawaii: Molokai - Where is the best place you’ve ever hiked? For us, it’s definitely the Islands of Hawaii! Each island is distinct in its beauty, and every time we hike in the islands, we find ourselves in awe of the waterfalls, mountains, and epic coastal views. So of course Molokai, the “most Hawaiian” island, couldn’t help butContinue reading "Hiking Hawaii: Molokai"
  • 5 Days on Molokai - Aloha from Hawaii’s Friendly Isle! We spent our 5th anniversary on Molokai, the “most Hawaiian” and least touristy of the islands. There are plenty of special things about Hawaii and each of its beautiful islands, but we wanted to know more about Molokai’s unique history and landscape. Here is an itinerary similar to ours butContinue reading "5 Days on Molokai"
  • What to Do on Molokai - When I first said I wanted to visit Molokai, my husband said, “Really? What is there to do?” Well, the answer is: a lot! Molokai is known as the “Friendly Isle” and “the most Hawaiian island.” It’s the 5th largest and one of the least visited Hawaiian Islands, and the locals like it that way.Continue reading "What to Do on Molokai"
  • How to Mail a Coconut from Hawaii - Everyone loves real mail! In the 90’s, snail mail was super boring; we all wanted an e-mail! Then e-mails became bothersome—so much junk mail! So snail mail made a bit of a comeback. The appeal is in that personal touch, you know? But what’s better than a post card or a traditional letter (and wayContinue reading "How to Mail a Coconut from Hawaii"
  • What to Eat on Molokai, Hawaii - Much to our delight and a little to our amazement, everything we ate on Molokai was fabulous! I mean, there aren't that many options, and you're kind of a captive audience, so you'd have to eat at the restaurants around whether they were good or bad. But the restauranteurs on Molokai take great pride in their food, and it shows!
  • What to Know Before You Visit Molokai - Never heard of Molokai? You’re not alone! It’s one of the lesser-known and less-visited Hawaiian Islands, though people do actually live here! It’s called “The Friendly Isle,” and because it’s relatively untouched by the same tourism as the other islands, it’s also called the “most Hawaiian” island. Another side effect of it being less-visited: thereContinue reading "What to Know Before You Visit Molokai"
  • Lei Making at Molokai Plumeria Farm - Steve and I have been to five Hawaiian islands now, and we’ve done the “Hawaiian” things: a luau, scenic flights, sunning on Waikiki, toured coffee farms, lava peeping, etc. But there was one thing we hadn’t really done yet: lei making! I came across the Molokai Plumeria Farm in my trip research, almost on accident,Continue reading "Lei Making at Molokai Plumeria Farm"
  • Halawa Valley Cultural Hike, Molokai - “Culture is sacred, not secret.” —Greg Solatorio Our recent trip to Molokai was one I will never forget. I had wanted to visit the Friendly Isle for over four years, and the time had finally come! One of the things I was most excited about was the Halawa Valley Cultural Hike. I do love aContinue reading "Halawa Valley Cultural Hike, Molokai"
  • Ultimate Guide to Visiting the Kalaupapa Peninsula, Molokai - For four years, ever since I read the historical novel Molokai by Alan Brennert, I’ve wanted to visit Kalaupapa for myself. I couldn’t believe I had never heard of this leper colony. I couldn’t believe people still got leprosy as recently as 150 years ago. I couldn’t believe people still get leprosy. Hawaii has fascinatedContinue reading "Ultimate Guide to Visiting the Kalaupapa Peninsula, Molokai"
  • Fascinating Facts about Molokai, Hawaii - Updated 31 August 2019! What?! You’ve never heard of Molokai? Join the club—there are a lot of people in it! This is the least visited of the main Hawaiian islands, but in spite of that, or perhaps because of that, I have found it to be the most fascinating. Here is a quick list ofContinue reading "Fascinating Facts about Molokai, Hawaii"
  • Maui & Molokai Helicopter Tour - Have you ever flown in a helicopter? This was our first time ever in a helicopter, and we were very excited for the experience! We booked our tour in mid-February, though our flight would be May 2–our fourth anniversary! If you’re looking for a memorable way to experience Maui, this is it. What to KnowContinue reading "Maui & Molokai Helicopter Tour"

Lana’i—coming soon!

O’ahu

  • 10 Things to Do on Waikiki - Dreaming of a beach vacation this year? Me, too! We here at Quick Whit Travel believe islands, beaches, and proximity to water all equal the ability to relax, and they make us happy! We’ve been to loads of beautiful beaches in the world, including one of the most iconic in the world: Waikiki on O’ahu,Continue reading "10 Things to Do on Waikiki"
  • Ultimate O’ahu Bucket List - Hawaii is an epic, beautiful, friendly, majestic place. Many people dream of going but never make it happen. Others go all out and make it a once in a lifetime trip! We took our first trip to Hawaii together for our first wedding anniversary back in 2015, and we chose O’ahu so we could visitContinue reading "Ultimate O’ahu Bucket List"
  • What to Pack for O’ahu: Ladies Edition - "Packing is my favorite part of travel!" --said no one ever! It's not my favorite thing either, and I'm literally a professional packer!
  • Hiking Hawaii: O’ahu - Hawaii has some of the most beautiful hiking in the world, and Steve and I have been fortunate enough to explore a lot of them on our trips to the islands! With O’ahu being the most populated and most visited of the islands, you won’t likely have a trail to yourself here, but you willContinue reading "Hiking Hawaii: O’ahu"
  • What to Eat in Waikiki - I like to eat all over the world. Sushi in Japan. Pierogis in Poland. Pad Thai in Thailand. Afternoon tea in England. I'll pretty much try anything. But in all my travels (including five trips to Hawaii!), there were still two food firsts for me this trip! Read on to find out what!
  • Staying at the Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki - If you’ve ever been to Waikiki, you’ve definitely seen “the Pink Hotel,” which is the Royal Hawaiian! It’s one of the oldest resorts in the world, and of course one of the first in Hawaii. Steve suggested we should stay here for our 5th anniversary, and it was really something special! *This is not aContinue reading "Staying at the Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki"
  • What to Know Before You Visit O’ahu - It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! I don’t know about where you are, but where I am, it is cold outside! That also means I’m dreaming of beautiful Hawaii. I have a few friends planning trips to O’ahu this year, so I decided I need to create some “know before you go” material for this beautiful, historic, iconicContinue reading "What to Know Before You Visit O’ahu"
  • 10 Reasons to Visit O’ahu - It’s Faraway Friday, and this week we’re jetting off to the Island of O’ahu! My husband and I needed a relaxing trip for our first anniversary, and we decided an island would probably be just the right pace to help us slow down and soak in the happiness of our first year of marriage. ThisContinue reading "10 Reasons to Visit O’ahu"
  • What to Eat on O’ahu - Aloha on this What I Ate Wednesday! This week we're coming at you from O'ahu, Hawaii, where Steve and I spent our first anniversary. This is the tale of the many island delicacies we enjoyed on our trip!
  • Pearl Harbor at 75 - In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, I decided to write a tribute from our trip to Pearl Harbor in May 2015. My husband Steve and I chose O’ahu as the destination for our first anniversary because we wanted to go somewhere beautiful, relaxing… paradise. But there was another draw,Continue reading "Pearl Harbor at 75"
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