The South Pacific on a Budget

I swear that’s not an oxymoron. At least, not entirely… I will just come out and say it: we spent more money on our trip to Mo’orea than we’ve spent on any other vacation. We knew that those fancy overwater bungalows came with a hefty price tag, and I soon…

When Life Gives you Lemons, Grab Your Camera

“If we get lucky, we’ll see a lemon shark or two at this dive site.”¬† This was the last thing I heard right¬†before I back-rolled into the aqua-colored water at our second dive site of the day. Because visibility was over 140-feet I could clearly see the reef over 45-feet…

Fins Up! in the South Pacific

Many of my long time readers know that I have a sliiiiiight obsession with sharks. I’m fascinated by my sharp-toothed friends and am often left speechless (if only for a moment)¬†after each¬†peaceful encounter. From diving in Maui, to snorkeling in St. John, to that one time we saw a¬†shark “attack”…

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. ūüôā I love Birthdays! In my family we…

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…

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…