Hawaii’s Best Adventures

As you may know if you’ve ever met me, I LOVE Hawaii! I was ready to move there on my first ever trip to the islands for Steve’s and my 1st wedding anniversary. Now we’ve been to five of the six inhabited islands and I am more in love with the culture, people, and food than ever before. If Hawaii’s on your short list of places to visit, here are some truly epic experiences to put on your to-do list!

What to Know Before You Visit the Hawaiian Islands

I’ve been posting a lot about Maui lately, since that was our big anniversary trip this year, but I got to thinking that there are a lot of things to know before you visit any Hawaiian island. So, here is the quick run-down of things to know before you visit Hawaii–whichever island or islands you choose!

What to Know Before You Visit O’ahu

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, iconic island to help them–and perhaps YOU!–plan the perfect O’ahu getaway!

Pearl Harbor at 75

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, and that was the history. I didn’t know much at all about Hawaiian history before we visited, but I did know I wanted to visit Pearl Harbor for the American history–the infamous history.

Bonus Day in Paradise

Originally published 11 May 2016. Happy Monday! That’s how Steve and I felt last Monday in O’ahu! I think we were starting to get over the jet lag a little more than anticipated (or wanted, truth be told!), but we still rose just before the sun and got ourselves going. We ran together for aContinue reading “Bonus Day in Paradise”

Everything’s Aloha!

Originally published on 10 May 2015. Happy anniversary to us! Our first anniversary fell on Saturday, May 2. Our second first anniversary fell on Sunday, May 3. Yes, we had two weddings. It was complicated. But I got to marry my best friend twice in a row! We woke up early again and enjoyed aContinue reading “Everything’s Aloha!”

Unplugging for Love

Originally published on 8 May 2015. Aloha, my faithful readers! After a 9-month long blogging break, I’m back and ready to bring you with me! Steve and I chose the beautiful island of O’ahu as a celebratory destination for our first anniversary. Steve had been before, but I had not. I wanted to see Waikiki,Continue reading “Unplugging for Love”