Roaming Along the Redrocks

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” -Edward Abbey Throughout the years I’ve shared my hiking misadventures with you all, and I have to admit that the tides or should I say, trails, are slowly starting to turn. I once looked at hiking as a sweaty,…

2017 Travel Plans: Passport Stamps and Wanderlust

2017: A New Year. New passport stamps. 🙂 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…