Travel And Exploration

Things to do in Hawaii with Kids (Big Island)

Things to do in Hawaii with Kids (Big Island)

Get the local scoop on how to enjoy the best Hawaii has to offer for families with young children!

Visiting Lava in Hawaii

Visiting Lava in Hawaii

I was completely filled with gratitude for this incredible universe. I felt fully alive, with the glowing lava on one side of me, the ocean on the other side, and a crisp dark sky sparkling with stars.

Join me on this adventure, and yes, I will be going back at least once more to witness this.

Hawai’i National Volcano Park

Hawai’i National Volcano Park

We visited Volcano ParkĀ a few times now to walk through a lava tube and enjoy all the park has to offer. It is just 30 minutes from us, a steady climb up hill and a fast drive back riding the brakes. For just $25 we […]

Rainbow & ‘Akaka Falls

Rainbow & ‘Akaka Falls

  There are two beautiful falls within minutes of Hilo. Rainbow Falls is probably the most famous. There is a small parking lot and a short walk to get a closer look at the falls. There is a lookout right next to the parking lot […]

Video Tour of our Piece of Ocean

Video Tour of our Piece of Ocean

The sights and sounds of the ocean go beyond still photos. We love going here, it is such a peaceful, relaxing place. Filmed in Hawai’i (The Big Island, East side).

Secret Beach & Weird Traffic Rules

Secret Beach & Weird Traffic Rules

We find ourselves going to the ocean at least a few times a week. It calms us, centers us, and makes us feel rooted to nature. I have struggled with meditation, but when I’m at the place where wave meets earth, the mind can be so clear and wonderfully empty.

Big Island Farmer’s Markets

Big Island Farmer’s Markets

We found a few farmer’s markets that we really like on the Big Island. First I’ll show you up close what kinds of food we find at the markets, then I’ll take you on a short tour of my favorite markets in our area.

Hawai’i Weekend: Hapuna Beach and Saddle Road

Hawai’i Weekend: Hapuna Beach and Saddle Road

  Live in Hawai’i and Vacation in Hawai’i! We took a weekend day trip over to Kona (west) side of the big Island to enjoy the white sand beach of Hapuna Beach, just 30 minutes north of Kona. The water was piercing blue and at […]

First Weeks Living in Hawaii

First Weeks Living in Hawaii

We have been living in Hawai’i for about 10 days now. On about day 7 everything was crazy and I wanted to run away. Living in a one bedroom vacation house is fun, but we have had pressing things to arrange that take up our […]

How to Move to Hawai’i

How to Move to Hawai’i

Packing up our Stuff After a week of loading up our 22′ shipping container from Matson, the truck came to pick it up. The boys loved watching the driver hook the trailer to the semi truck. To help the kids say goodbye to the house […]