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Total Travel Disasters: Lost License Edition thumbnail

Since I started my little “Total Travel Disasters” series, I’ve highlighted travel meltdowns in which I was, more or less, an unwitting victim. Getting screwed with a broken camper rental. Being targeted by a bed and breakfast tyrant. Finding ourselves on the wrong side of a battle with a rental car in Britain. This post is…

Feeling like Ohana with Kaimana Divers in Oahu thumbnail

Love to dive? Nab one of the last three spots on my Wander Women: Dive + Yoga Retreat in Koh Tao, Thailand! After kissing my land-lubber boyfriend goodbye in Maui and heading back to Oahu solo, the first thing I wanted to do? Get straight underwater. After an excellent experience with Kaimana Divers four years prior…

A Long Weekend in Waikiki thumbnail

Waikiki seems to be one of those places that some travelers love, and some travelers love to hate. I’d been to Waikiki before, and had seen many of it’s major sites — Diamond Head, Pearl Harbor, The Aquarium, a sunset booze cruise and beyond — but I’d never actually stayed there or taken the time to…

Oahu’s Disney Aulani Resort… For Adults! thumbnail

Ian and I tend to fancy ourselves a pair of fairly with-it twenty-somethings — though I admit I’m concerned that saying so is the blogging equivalent of wearing non-ironic mom jeans. When we travel, we like to book boutique hotels, chic apartments, or design hostels; go out to eat at trendy local cafés and restaurants; and…

In Love with The Aloha State: My Third Trip to Hawaii thumbnail

Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace. — Paul Theroux As a full-time travel blogger, I’m frequently asked about my favorite destinations around the world. My answers, depending on my current whims and the energy I have to delve into such a query, range from a carefully calibrated, heartfelt list of…

Aloha Therapy: My Secret Oahu Trip in Five Senses thumbnail

Have I ever told you guys that I’m like, the worst secret keeper in the world? Sure, when it comes to someone confiding in me about their secrets, I’m a lock-it-up-and-throw-away-the-key kind of girl. But the second I have a confidential tidbit of my own, you will find me either (a) giggling wide-eyed in the corner…

North Shore Weekend thumbnail

My favorite part of visiting friends when I travel is getting to jump in and live their lives for a while. When Heather and I went to visit Wim and Dave in Oahu, we got a little taste of what it’s like to live in Hawaii — Dave showed us where he goes surfing in the…

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