The Big Island of Hawai’i has at least two different kinds of sand that I can vouch for: black and white. There is also a third if you count the hybrid of the two, salt-and-pepper sand. At the Volcanoes National Park, a display claims that there are two other kinds of sand hidden on the […]
So this happened last month: And we spent three weeks here: It was dksflkerjkerjieroiucGAH As you can see, I’m still looking for the words to describe it all, so I’ll leave you with one more pic and a vague promise that I’ll come back and start writing again very soon.
I have this thing about whales. They’re awesome. I saw them in the wild for the first time from a dive boat in Coffs Harbour, Australia and was absolutely gobsmacked. Here they were, swimming alongside our boat, doing their whale things like diving and shooting bursts of air from their blowholes. When my mom and […]
The bike ride was my dad’s idea. “It’s 26 miles, all downhill. You won’t even have to pedal,” he reassured us. Actually, it’s more like 23 miles. Inexperienced cyclists kept getting hurt on the twisted roads at the summit of Maui’s Haleakala volcano, so they made a new rule that the bike tours had to […]
My friends always joked that I was going to meet some guy on my travels who would sweep me off my feet. I laughed and said I hoped it would be an Australian. Even still, I think we were all a little bit surprised when that’s exactly what happened. Jared and I met in Bruges, […]
I know Hawaii has beautiful beaches and historic Pearl Harbor. It’s got mountains and palm trees, volcanoes, grass skirts and manta rays. All of these things are, I’m sure, wonderful and attract tourists in their own right. But Hawaii’s got something else, too. It’s got pineapples. I’ll just take this time to say that I […]