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…

Chasin’ Lavafalls with Hawaiian Lava Boat Tours

Over the last few years our adventures around the world have led to many cherished¬†memories, countless hilarious moments, silly inside jokes, and a few magical experiences¬†where it felt like the whole world stopped in time. From skydiving, to scuba diving, to whale watching, and beyond, there have been quite a…

A Big Island Gem: The Kapoho Tiki Cottage

After our first trip to the Big Island¬†back in 2014, Cody and I promised each other¬†that on our next visit we would spend¬†at least a weekend on¬†the Hilo¬†side. The guidebooks aren’t kidding when they say that the Big Island is BIG —¬†believe me,¬†we learned our lesson the hard way on…