A FINtastic Birthday Celebration!

Aloha Friends! If you haven’t noticed I’m a little bit behind schedule. My birthday (and our wedding anniversary) was in June, and here it is, already the end of September. I’m hoping to catch up soon. As always, thanks for following along. 🙂 I love Birthdays! In my family we have a running joke about celebrating not just our birth-day but our “birthday month.” I mean, why celebrate only one day when you can celebrate the entire month? 🙂 I was lucky enough to celebrate my 25th birthday in Maui, and I surprised…

A Dreamy Bucket List Stay at the Hilton Mo’orea

I remember the day that I picked up my first travel magazine. Browsing through the pages filled with beautiful photos of far-off, exotic lands, I came across the dream-like islands of the South Pacific; and ever since that day I’ve dreamed about staying in an overwater bungalow. There’s just something about the destination that screams bucket list — from the incredible lagoon, to the exotic little tiki huts, to the sun-bleached pontoon just above the water — it’s all so dreamy. And when the day came to finally reserve our overwater…

Bucket List: The Angel’s Have Landed

When I reminisce about some of the craziest adventures in my life, the adrenaline-fueled days that immediately spring to mind are when I went swimming with sharks in the Bahamas, jumped out of a perfectly good airplane in Kauai, went scuba diving with lemon sharks in Mo’orea, and my childhood memories of cliff jumping at Lake Powell. I’m sure you’re not surprised to read that I’m always on the lookout for my next adventurous thrill, and after reading about Angel’s Landing — Zion National Park’s most popular…

Spring Break in Zion National Park

Back in my college days, Spring Break was synonymous with the warm, sinny sunny city of Las Vegas, Nevada. Our week-long hazy adventures were filled with late nights, bright lights, neon signs, casino chips, strong drinks, and your typical silly shenanigans as we hopped from casino to casino along the Strip. This past spring, more than seven years post-college, I found myself enjoying another Spring Break adventure — albeit slightly more tame compared to the shenanigan-filled adventures in the desert playground. My older brother and his cute family planned to visit Zion National Park for Spring Break…

Happy Birthday America! My Top Five Favorite U.S. Destinations

While jetsetting around the globe is a foolproof way to any wanderluster’s heart, I feel that it’s also important to explore your own backyard and appreciate your roots. After a long international flight and standing in a long line to get through Customs, I can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of happiness and gratitude when I hear the words: Welcome Home. And what a beautiful home we have. With 50 incredibly diverse states just waiting to be explored — from red sandstone deserts to tall snow-covered peaks; large populated cities to vast…

Summer Break

Aloha friends! It has been a while, I hope you all are well. I took a little break from blogging over the last couple of months, however, just because I stopped writing doesn’t mean that I stopped adventuring — you know me, I always have an adventure or two up my sleeve and these last two months were no exception. I’m hoping to get back into my groove over the next couple of weeks and I’m excited to share all of my recent shenanigans with you (including quite a few bucket list adventures). Thank…