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
Sunday morning, 6:15, bright and early, I was one of thousands at Dulles International Airport. I stopped at security to give my parents one last hug goodbye when I head a woman’s voice say, “Is she a girl scout”? I … Continue reading Bittersweet Goodbyes
There are several things to take into consideration when planning your hike along the Kalalau Trail. From obtaining a camping permit to choosing a water filtration system and cooking your meals – planning appropriately will make for a smooth trip. … Continue reading Plan Your Trek to Kalalau
So far, I have loved every moment of my time here in Hawaii. While living in Kailua, I have had the chance to explore Oahu, and I have discovered that it has it all! The mountains, the beaches, the snorkeling, … Continue reading The Hawaiian Islands’ Best Kept Secret
We all have dreams. Sometimes dreams are too often left to our subconscious while we sleep. And sometimes we experience these things called “daydreams”, where the connotation of the word itself has a surreal, lofty, and meaningless implication behind it. … Continue reading Dreams To Reality
I suppose this is the place where I share a little bit about myself. My name is Hayley. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, raised in Vienna, Virginia and currently residing in Kailua, Hawaii. As I think back to how I came … Continue reading Hello world!