North America

Our Lava Ocean Tour: An experience of a lifetime

If you’ve made it to the Big Island, or if you’re planning a trip there, it’s highly likely that the main reason for your visit is to check out the Kilauea volcano. Who wouldn’t put watching lava flowing from an active volcano onto their bucket list? Of course, nature is unpredictable and although the lava […]

10 Things to Do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

A trip to the Big Island would not be complete without a visit to the Volcanoes National Park to see its two active volcanoes. The Mauna Loa volcano last erupted in 1984 but the Kīlauea volcano has been erupting since 1983. It is the most active volcano in the world and over a million people […]

Our Week on the Big Island of Hawaii

Just in case you weren’t aware, Hawaii isn’t just the name of the United States’ 50th state; it’s also the name of the biggest island in the Hawaiian archipelago. Nicknamed the “Big Island”, Hawaii is home to two active volcanos, lush rainforests, charming little towns and diverse scenery. It was also the first stop on […]

Why Mexico is my Favourite Country

When people ask me what my favourite country is they always seem puzzled when I answer Mexico. Then come the questions. Isn’t it so touristy and spoiled? Isn’t Mexico one of the most dangerous countries in the world? Don’t people get kidnapped, beheaded or killed in Mexico? Every time I hear this it makes me […]

Must Do in Kauai: Doors Off Helicopter Ride

One of the most popular things to do in Hawaii is to take a helicopter ride. We had both been in a helicopter before but since we would have our wedding anniversary on Kauai, we decided to splurge on another ride. Because most of Kauai’s north side is unaccessible by car, a helicopter ride is […]

Catching the Sunrise in Haleakala

Another amazing thing to do in Maui is to watch the sun rise above the clouds, ten thousand feet above sea level at the summit of Haleakala. I wasn’t sure about this one at first. Firstly it meant getting up super early (which never appeals to me) and secondly I hate the cold! We had […]

Driving the Scenic Road to Hana

On our trip to Maui, we drove along the famous and scenic Road to Hana. The Road to Hana is one of the most breathtaking drives in America and is the number one attraction on Maui. There are two ways to tackle the Road to Hana. You can hire a car and drive it yourself, or you can […]

Hawaiian Islands Hopping – Kauai the Garden Isle

After our amazing six days in Maui, it was time to head to our final island, Kauai. I read that Kauai was even more beautiful than Maui (if that’s even possible) and a lot less touristy. We both were really sad to leave Maui after the awesome time we had there. How could Kauai possibly top that I […]

Hawaiian Island Hopping – Maui the Valley Isle

The second leg of our Hawaiian islands hopping adventure was a visit to Maui. Over the years we had heard a lot about Maui. It’s certainly a popular destination; especially with honeymooners. Reading up about Maui really started to change my opinion of Hawaii. It did look pretty amazing! The thing about Maui is that there is so much to do on the […]

Hawaiian Islands Hopping – Touchdown in Oahu

For many years we’ve considered going to Hawaii; but our images of Waikiki with buildings over-shadowing the beach, hordes of tourists, chains of shops and restaurants turned us off going. We love beach holidays but we love quiet ones. Staying in cabanas or bungalows rather than one of a thousand condos. Then after some more research […]

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