Hawaii is undeniably an incredibly special place, and depending on the ways in which you experience it, you might have this same thought for different reasons. Yes, the beaches, the mountains, the food, and its creatures are stunningly beautiful, delicious, … Continue reading Giving Back to the ʻĀina on your Trip to Hawaii
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!