Hokule’a Returns!!! A 3 Year Voyage Around the World…Without GPS

Sail Friends, I've been wanting to share this picture with you! Today, was the perfect opportunity with the word prompt "sail!" The Hokule'a recently returned to Oahu, HI from its 3 year voyage around the world using nothing but stargazing and traditional voyaging techniques from ancient days! After sailing 60,000 miles over three years, and… Continue reading Hokule’a Returns!!! A 3 Year Voyage Around the World…Without GPS


The Makapu’u Lighthouse Pillbox Hike

Trekking Thursday I volunteer to lead children and their parents on various age-appropriate hikes around Oahu. This week, I lead a 1.5 mile hike to the Makapu'u Lighthouse Pillboxes. I had done the popular Makapu'u Lighthouse trail several times but never to the World War II Pillboxes. So, I was pretty excited! I knew the… Continue reading The Makapu’u Lighthouse Pillbox Hike

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The Local Flavor of North Shore Oahu

Local My favorite things to do in Hawaii include hiking and go to the beach. When I'm not doing that, I'm finding fun places to go eat! I just love sharing the pineapple drinks with the kiddos! It's a special treat! The local food trucks on the infamous North Shore are my new favorite place… Continue reading The Local Flavor of North Shore Oahu


Trekking Through Jurassic Park!

Trekking Thursday Okay, so usually I devote Thursday to highlight a hike that I've done here in Hawaii. Well, this isn't a hike so much but it was an adventure and I can't wait any longer to share it with y'all! Hollywood has been busy for months building sets in preparation for filming the newest… Continue reading Trekking Through Jurassic Park!


A Chance to Triumph Fear

Triumph You'll have to excuse me...I just got home from leading an exhilarating hike to the Pali Puka this morning. I'm still coming down from that high! If you want info on the Pali Puka Hike itself, here is my blog post from a previous time of hiking it: Pali Puka-the Ultimate Precipice We had a great… Continue reading A Chance to Triumph Fear

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Time with a Tenderhearted Friend ❤️

Tender Some days you need to just take a break from the hustle bustle and enjoy some time with a tenderhearted friend! I spent today playing tourist in my own town! In Hawaii, that can be quite the adventure:  Hike. Food truck. Fresh Pineapple Drinks. Snorkeling...Perfect Day! Stay tuned for posts about the adventurous day… Continue reading Time with a Tenderhearted Friend ❤️


Lulumahu Falls: A Hikers Journey

Trekking Thursday Lulumahu Falls Distance: 2.5 miles Length of time: roughly 2 hours I'm oftentimes asked what my favorite hikes are on Oahu. It's a hard question to answer because there are sooooo many different hikes and each hike is unique in its own way! I usually reply by asking them what they are hoping… Continue reading Lulumahu Falls: A Hikers Journey


Hiking Kuliouou Ridge…with Kids

Trekking Thursday: My husband had a 3 day weekend which is extremely rare for our family. So, when we woke up and he said he wanted to go on a family hike I was SO excited! I could see from my hiking friends' posts that it was an unusually clear day and I just couldn't wait… Continue reading Hiking Kuliouou Ridge…with Kids

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In a Moment…He Was Gone: Sea Turtles

Daily word prompt: Evanescent: soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing. In honor of World Turtle Day, I wanted to share about sea turtles. I've always had a respect and love for sea turtles. I could sit and watch them swim around for hours. They are so majestic and stunning. My first experience… Continue reading In a Moment…He Was Gone: Sea Turtles