Na Pali & Chill

It felt like we had just plopped our heads on our pillows when the roosters started up. Minutes later our alarms chimed in. I’ll be honest, the weather was looking fierce when we landed the day before, and I thought for sure we would skip this hike. Maybe I was even a little bit hopeful of it. But, up & at ’em we were, and into the unknown.

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How to: Swim in a 300ft Waterfall

Hanakapi’ai Falls is just off of the Kalalau Trail… which I will totally brag about completing until the day I die because that thing was no joke (and even though a portion of the trail to Hanakapi’ai is along the Kalalau trail, hiking to the waterfall is not the same thing as “hiking the Kalalau,” for the record. I have to emphasize that as another way of bragging. Sorry! Humor me.) 
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A Little Slice of Heaven: Kalalau Beach

Everything you can imagine is real
–Pablo Picasso. 

This is and has been my favorite quote for quite some time so I’m just going to lead with it…

On our first day on Kauai, we woke up with the roosters and got our butts to the trail head that would later show us our way to one of the most magical, secluded beaches in the world.  Continue reading A Little Slice of Heaven: Kalalau Beach


Still jet-lagged from my fifth visit to the beautiful Hawaiian islands…where I think I finally discovered the answer to this question that I’m constantly getting:

What is it that you like about Hawaii so much?  Continue reading WHY HAWAII?

Walking in Wormsloe

Years from now when the Army sends us into the next chapter, my memories of this southern city will be anchored to the beauty of the oaks draped in Spanish Moss in the warm summer air.  Continue reading Walking in Wormsloe

Botany Bay Beach

Work sent me to Charleston for training so I started Googling places worth checking out near the area. I was in a bit of a post travel depression and in need of a local pick-me-up and that’s exactly what I found about an hour away. Continue reading Botany Bay Beach

Kayak to Cockspur Island Lighthouse

As much as I love laying on the beach soaking in the sun, my hubbs does not. So this activity was actually a compromise that ended up being pretty cool.   Continue reading Kayak to Cockspur Island Lighthouse

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