discover hawaii
1/31/16
Hawaiian Vanilla Company

Hawaiian Vanilla Company

Hawaii offers a plethora of activity tours, from zip-lining to shark diving (and everything in between). If you look slightly off the beaten-tourist-path, you’ll find one that’s even more exciting: the Hawaiian Vanilla Company, located up in the secluded town of Paauilo of[…] Continue reading

6/27/15
north shore shrimp shack

10 places to visit on Oahu’s north shore

Kai was born a few days past his due date. Waiting was torture, but we tried to keep ourselves busy. Sam planned some fun activities including a road trip – which turned out to be a perfect adventure for such a[…] Continue reading

3/18/15
kauai babymoon

Things To Do on Kauai: Babymoon Edition

We started planning a “babymoon” weekend (aka an excuse for a romantic getaway before baby arrives) a few months back . Despite the fact that most pregnancy resources suggest traveling in the second trimester, week 34 was literally our only[…] Continue reading

3/8/15
poipu beach

Kauai Babymoon {in iPhone photos}

Last weekend we managed to squeeze in a 2-day getaway to Kauai. Here’s a look at some of the highlights:

8/29/14
aloha friday

aloha friday

Friday mornings on my way to work, the local radio station here on Oahu literally plays a song called “Aloha Friday.” Every Friday. And honestly, there’s no better pick-me-up. “It’s aloha Friday, no work ’til Monday…” Except in this case, I[…] Continue reading

8/1/14
aloha friday

aloha friday

At this point in the moving process, everything is a milestone. Like, the fact that today is my last day of work. It’s also my last Friday in Portland. And of course, the last weekend to eat and drink my way through[…] Continue reading

7/11/14
aloha friday

aloha friday

Aaaaaaloha and TGIF! Now that summer’s in full swing, I’ve been trying to spend less time in front of the computer, and more time outdoors. Problem is, there are so many fun summer ideas on Pinterest, that it’s hard to[…] Continue reading

5/30/14
aloha friday

aloha friday

Here’s the truth about four-day weeks: you’re still required to squeeze five-days’ worth of work in. So I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready for the weekend. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining. The three-day weekend[…] Continue reading

5/23/14
aloha friday

aloha friday

Spring is one of my all-time favorite seasons in Portland, despite the totally schizophrenic weather. It can literally be hailing one minute, and completely sunny the next. And the weather man is always wrong – in fact, it’s almost comical. But,[…] Continue reading

5/16/14
aloha friday

aloha friday

This week was a total bust. I realized that Amazon Prime comes with free live streaming video rentals, and I’ve watched the first 4 seasons of Parenthood. I know (!!). I might need an intervention soon. Except, I’ve already planned out[…] Continue reading