2017 Travel Plans: Passport Stamps and Wanderlust

2017: A New Year. New passport stamps. ūüôā I’ve been meaning¬†to share a few of the destinations on our 2017 globe-trotting horizon and today is (finally) the day! In past years, I’ve shared our travel plans closer to the beginning of the year, however, considering that only one out of…

The Big Island: A LAVA Roundup

Although it feels like I just started writing about our most recent visit to the Big Island, this post marks¬†my last in this series. Which means it’s time for the Big Island Round Up. I started the “Round up” series a few years ago¬†in order to recap our adventures¬†and¬†provide¬†a source…

A Feeding Frenzy off the Kona Coast

We had been spoiled on our dive day so¬†far — a whale, two manta rays, a honu, schools¬†of fish, and the good fortune¬†of diving with an endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal — and as the sun set over the horizon I had a feeling that our Night Dive with the Manta…

An Unexpected Visitor at Garden Eel Cove

Our trip to the Big Island was originally supposed to include two dive days — allowing us to add¬†another four dives to our Log Books — however, on our very first night in Kona I was hit with a severe bout of food poisoning. And after 12 hours of trying…

A Beachin’ Time on the Big Island

If there is one teensy-tiny-little drawback to the Big Island (if there even is such a thing), it would be the limited number¬†of beaches on the island. When you fly into Kona you’ll see¬†a gorgeous coastline of solid lava rock and if you’re anything like me, you may¬†wonder,¬†“Where are all…

Around the World: Valentine’s Edition

Oh hello there, Valentine’s Day. Nice to see you again. It seems as though there are two kinds of people in this world: those that love Valentine’s Day and those that think¬†it’s a silly materialistic holiday. As for me, you can find me in the former group of folks surrounded…