Big Island days 12-15: last chapter in Kona with the girls joining

Our last chapter in Hawaii ended with a bang. For the final days, our group of 2 became 4 as Rachel and Rene joined me and Joe. Our days were filled with lots of relaxing on the beach, outdoorsy activities in Kona, and even some partying. 🙂 Day 12: Beach/pool time + shopping in downtown … More Big Island days 12-15: last chapter in Kona with the girls joining

Big Island, Hawaii days 8-11: surf, relaxation, kava and coffee in Kona

These last 4 days flew by quicker than the other chapters of our trip, and that’s because we are now on the Kona coast where the climate is sunny and steamy and time is one big blur. 🙂 Relaxation was the theme these last few days but we did sneak in some activities too – … More Big Island, Hawaii days 8-11: surf, relaxation, kava and coffee in Kona

Big Island, Hawaii days 6-7: farm stay in Waimea + magical Waipi’o Valley

After kicking off the trip on the wet side of Big Island in Hilo, Puna, and Volcano, we headed away from the coast to inland to the gorgeous agriculture town of Waimea. Our time in Waimea was short but we made some very special memories exploring this underrated part of the island. Day 6: Quick … More Big Island, Hawaii days 6-7: farm stay in Waimea + magical Waipi’o Valley

Big Island, Hawaii days 4-5: botanical garden + exploring Puna district + Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

After our exciting first days in Hawaii, it was time to leave our peaceful yurt and move onto the next chapter: the funky district of Puna and the volcano portion of the island. Day 4: Hawaii Botancial Garden + Kehana Black Sand Beach + exploring Puna district After checking out of our yurt, we were … More Big Island, Hawaii days 4-5: botanical garden + exploring Puna district + Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Big Island, Hawaii days 1-3: waterfalls and hiking in Hilo + unplugging in an off-grid yurt

Surprise! Joe and I are in the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii!! We are so excited to be here after a year of being cooped up in California. We chose to spend two weeks in Big Island because we just wanted to unplug from our busy lives and spend time in nature. Since activities in … More Big Island, Hawaii days 1-3: waterfalls and hiking in Hilo + unplugging in an off-grid yurt

Ski trip to Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe + review of ski resorts during COVID

This past weekend was one I’ve been looking forward to for a while. Joe and I planned a ski trip to Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe. Our experience was a little different than normal due to COVID – you basically need to plan a lot more in advance (including reserving lift tickets online), which means … More Ski trip to Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe + review of ski resorts during COVID