Hawaii

Escape to (from?) the Big Island

The Big Island of Hawaii has been in the news a lot lately. In case you haven’t seen it, the volcano there has been erupting non-stop in the middle of a residential area since the beginning of May. We were…

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What to Pack: The Big Island

I bet you didn’t know that Hawaii has ten of the world’s 14 climate zones on the Big Island. Because of this diverse landscape you’ll need to pack a fairly diverse suitcase as well. Of course you’ll need the essential…

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Where to Hike: Kona & Hilo

Hiking on the Big Island felt very different than Oahu. While Oahu had lots of forests, ridges, and greenery, the Big Island had lots of lava rock. To be sure, there were still many green spots around the island and…

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Where to Eat: Kona & Hilo

Breakfast Kona Bongo Ben’s – Sit watching the waves crash in this open-air restaurant. The breakfast was amazing – you seriously can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but definitely check out their cinnamon roll! Evolution Cafe & Bakery – Dubbed…

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Where to Eat: Oahu

Breakfast Goofy Cafe & Dine: Our favorite breakfast spot! We tried nearly everything on the menu, the smoothies, fresh juices, eggs benedict, and french toast were our go-to’s! Island Vintage Coffee Company: Great place for a Macadamia Nut Latte and…

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Where to Hike: Oahu

Vacations with me are never really overly relaxing… I always have to be on the go, whether that means hiking, biking, shopping, or trying a new workout class. For our Hawaiian vacation, we opted for a lot of hiking since…

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What to Pack: Oahu

The hardest part of any trip – whether for work or vacation – is packing, am I right? I’m admittedly an overpacker, but even more so when I’m traveling to a place I’ve never been, especially one that’s warm! This…

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Moanalua Middle Ridge to Haiku Stairs

Ever since I saw pictures of the Haiku Stairs, aka the Stairway to Heaven, I’ve been obsessed with visiting them. I don’t know exactly what caused me to become obsessed with them, but suffice it to say that the mystery…

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Spontaneity

I have to say, this has been the weirdest year of my life. Between traveling for my previous job so much, switching jobs, and plenty of other personal and professional changes, it’s been anything but normal, which is hard to…

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