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 love love. And I am so excited for my dear friends, Laura and Charlie, in their engagement! Laura was one of my first friends on the island. I have Laura to thank for introducing me to the world of … Continue reading Engagement Session: Laura & Charlie
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!
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
According to USA Today, Hawaii is the #1 most expensive U.S. state to live in. Based on this article, to live comfortably here you would need a salary over $122,000. Further, the relative value of $100 as compared by state … Continue reading How to Afford Living in the Most Expensive U.S. State and Still Have Money to Travel
About this time last year, my friend Kelly was preparing to return to Colorado after spending a summer guiding sea kayak tours in beautiful Hawaii. On the eve of her departure, we threw her a goodbye BBQ with all of … Continue reading You May Have Seen a Sunrise, But Have You Seen a Moonrise?
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!
Seven months spent in this beautiful paradise and I find myself getting ready to visit home for the holidays! What was originally going to be a permanent move back to the mainland sometime this fall is now a two and … Continue reading Let Hawaii Happen
The other week I had an amusing conversation with an assistant at a doctor’s office. It made me realize and remember my current way of living – one that is not of the norm. In a recent phone call to … Continue reading Inside the Nomadic Way of Living
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!