What to Know Before You Visit Kauai

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, read through these tips to help you plan, pack, and make the most of your time!

Shingu Shrine

Originally published on 21 July 2006. This post is part of a series of “e-mails to home” from my first summer abroad while living and working in Japan! Well hello! I hope everyone’s had a good week. Let me know what you’re up to! Yesterday I went to the Shingu Shrine at the recommendation of theContinue reading “Shingu Shrine”

10 Reasons to Visit Guam

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!

Galapagos Island Hopping Tour

Welcome back! Friday dawned early for us. That’s a nice benefit of being two hours behind where your body thinks you are; you wake up early and get going with your day! We went down for breakfast, and can you believe they had banana cake for breakfast? And coffee, and toast, and granola, and eggs, and fruit! The coffee is really good here. I was expecting it to be too strong, but it seems to be just right!

The Cliffs of Moher!

Originally published 14 May 2012. Day 2 started well–better than Day 1 ended! I was surprised at how well my body had already adjusted to the time change. At 7:00 am Ireland time (2:00 am DC time), I felt like it was time to get up! Cherie said she just never wants to get up inContinue reading “The Cliffs of Moher!”