Archive for category: United States

  • Volcanoes National Park

    Volcanoes National Park

    According to Hawaiian legends, the Kilauea Caldera (Halema’uma’u) in this part of the Big Island is home to the powerful goddess Pele. The crater is 3000 ft across and more than 280 feet deep! A […]

  • Kauai Wildlife

    Kauai Wildlife

    They call the island of Kauai, Hawaii “The Garden Isle”. We would call it “Island of Wonder”! From massive canyons cut deep into the earth to spectacular soaring vistas of waterfalls and cliffs, this island […]

  • Voyeurism 101

    Voyeurism 101

    I have a secret I’m ashamed to admit. Having never lived in a high-rise with a view before, I’m finding daily life “on the outside” to be much more exciting than ever before. I think […]

  • Humuhumu nukunuku apua'a

    Humuhumu nukunuku apua'a

    No, that’s not a dish on the pupu platter – it’s the Hawaiian name for their state fish. “Humuhumu” is much easier to pronounce, though locals are happy to give lessons on correct pronunciation of […]

  • Island Time – Cart Racing!

    Island Time – Cart Racing!

    It’s been just over a week since we moved into our Oahu condo, home for the next eight months. A place I’d never dreamed we’d be living (Hawaii’s incredibly low real estate market definitely was […]

  • The Great Urban Race

    The Great Urban Race

    We’d been feeling a little bored since being back in the States, so decided to take on something outside of our normal comfort zone – The Great Urban Race. Sort of like a mini Amazing […]

  • Time to try out the backpacks!

    Time to try out the backpacks!

    Visiting Seattle and the San Juan Islands! (June 15-22, 2007) This was to be our “break-in-the-backpacks” trip. It would be the first time I’d ever been traveling with something on my back instead of a […]


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