Those of who you know me personally know that I moved back to the mainland in May of 2017 after spending two years living in Hawaii. I have had a lot of time to reflect upon my life in Hawaii, … Continue reading Lessons from Hawaii
I’ve always been fascinated by dolphins. In high school, I discovered the horrific dolphin slaughter that happened each year in Japan through the documentary The Cove, and dreamed of being Hayden Panettiere: dolphin activist. In college, when assigned an informational … Continue reading Dolphin Crazed
Island time is one thing, but Molokai time is another. This island was the last of the six main Hawaiian islands that Clay and I had the chance to visit and we were so glad that we did! Molokai offers … Continue reading Molokai Time
A couple of months ago on a beautiful North Shore morning I found myself willingly exiting the safety of a boat to enter into shark infested waters. Funnily enough, one of the first things that Clay and I did upon … Continue reading Swimming with Sharks: Uncaged
It’s Christmastime in Hawaii. Things feel a little bit different this time of year – about 50° different to be exact! Spending this holiday season apart from family and lacking a winter wonderland, I am pulling out all the stops … Continue reading Christmastime in Hawaii
When asked, “Which is your favorite Hawaiian island”, one in particular tempts me most in my reply. The truth is that I do not have a favorite island. I love Oahu because it is my home, offers the most beautiful … Continue reading How to Explore Hawaiʻi (the Big Island) in Seven Days
Have you ever heard of Taaluma Totes? Or seen the fun, vibrant, uniquely-patterned backpacks being sashayed onto planes and trains and around the world? Two years ago, I was thrilled to learn that my high school field hockey teammate, Alley … Continue reading Taaluma Totes: Hawaii Edition by Hayley Spear
Last week I embarked on my first open-water multi-day sailing trip. It was all things incredible! It turns out that a couple days spent on the open ocean basking in the sun, snorkeling, fishing, and learning more about the sport … Continue reading 10 Must-Do’s for a Most Epic Sailing Trip!
I find it interesting how meeting a stranger, or maybe a handful of them, can drastically impact and bring about change to an individual’s life. One day in January, my friend and coworker, Marty, and I had the pleasure of … Continue reading Each Day to the Fullest: Updates!
This week during a kayak tour, I was leading guests around the rocky point of Kailua Bay when I turned my head to the sound of shouting coming from the rear of our group. I slowed to a halt until … Continue reading Each Day to the Fullest