Everest. The tallest mountain in the world located in the Nepalese Himalayas. Two years ago today my girlfriends and I succeeded in reaching new heights – 17,598 feet in elevation to be exact. On March 29, 2015, we reached Everest … Continue reading Feeling on Top of The World at Everest Base Camp
A Guest Blog by Tori Barker! Disney’s Moana has dazzled audiences around the world, making over $450 million. Although the box office hit was a unique and darling tale for Disney, directors weren’t quite sure how the film would resonate … Continue reading Moana: A Depiction of Present Day Polynesia
Being back in the Pacific Northwest this week has been nothing short of wonderful. With five days spent around Portland and the Columbia River Gorge, Clay and I made the most of our visit. Undoubtedly, this place that I used … Continue reading 5 Days in a PNW Winter Wonderland
This week, my dear friends left Hawaii to continue on to their next adventure: Boston. Ashley and Eddie, two people that I have become close friends with here in Hawaii, are two of kind. I have a deep affection for … Continue reading A Hui Hou, Ashley and Eddie!
It’s no secret that I love my job, my office, and being on the water. Kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and surfing are my favorite ways to get out and play in Kailua Bay. And so, I want to share these experiences … Continue reading So You Want to Go Kayaking?
I hope that you read this blog title to the tune of “Teach Me How to Dougie”- that was the intention here! Some of you may know that I took a trip to Indonesia in the fall of 2016. It … Continue reading Teach Me How to Bali
Anyone who works in the service industry is not unfamiliar with the concept of having to work on national holidays. On Saturday, Christmas Eve, my day was spent photographing paddlers and showing guests the beauty of Kailua Bay from the … Continue reading Nice to Meet You, President Obama
I believe that the greatest leap we’ll ever take may not be the one in which we uproot ourselves in terms of the greatest amount of miles. It may not be the leap in which we put the most on … Continue reading The Greatest Leap We’ll Ever Take
As I am wondering why I have not shared more about my favorite place in all of Hawaii, I realize it is because it is so difficult to express just how special the Mokulua Islands are. These islands are the … Continue reading December Days
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