April 8, 2018

Skill: Beginner

Distance: Depends on which route you take, but can take one-hour round trip

Island: O`ahu

When to go: Early to mid-morning as there is not much shade, so you are exposed to the sun or at sunset because West O`ahu has spectacular sunsets

I’ve lived in West O`ahu for nearly two years and cannot believe I’ve never done the Maili Pillbox Hike before. Only 15 minutes from my door, the drive here was super easy. Head straight down Farrington Hwy and pass through Nanakuli. When you arrive...

April 2, 2018

When you’re looking into a getaway for blue waters and powdered sugar beaches, it’s only fair that the mind wanders towards the Caribbean or an island somewhere in the crosswinds. I agree I love me a Caribbean island, however I encountered a little slice of heaven on earth recently - right in our continental USA. Home to beautiful beaches, delicious seafood, friendly people, and a whole lot of fun and sun. Here’s a quick look at some of the best island vibes I’ve had this way north of the Keys.

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February 3, 2018

This week, I'm checking out Hollywood... Hollywood, Florida to be exact.  With it's neighbor city Ft. Lauderdale being more well known, Hollywood may be new to you.  The last time I was down in this area and stayed at this resort, it was a Westin property.  It was not a place I would have stayed on vacation as the massive adjoining meeting space made it feel too much like a convention hotel to me.  The resort, however, has undergone a massive $100 million renovation and the place truly has a ne...

January 19, 2018

You’ve heard me say before that when you travel you should try to get outside of your comfort zone. It’s so easy to lose sight of that, especially when you’re sitting in your lounge chair with a drink in hand soaking up the sunshine. However, I decided to truly take this to heart on a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. I’ve previously written about my stays at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever stayed. I was back again and decided to mix up my trip a bit...

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