Intro Travel Guide to Hawaii

Made up of hundreds of volcanic islands over 1,500 square miles the the central Pacific, Hawaii is the most isolated island group in the world. Peppered with golden, red, black and even green beaches, the landscape is tropical defined with a beautiful ruggedness to get any adventure traveler excited.

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5 Things to Do in San Diego When it Rains

If your San Diego vacation turns from laying out on a sunny beach to being swept away by wind and rain than you might be looking for things to do when it rains in San Diego. If you end up in sunny San Diego when it rains, I got your back with 5 things to do when it rains in San Diego.

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Which Hawaiian Island? Big Island

Deciding which Hawaiian Island can be a somewhat daunting task and you might be leaning towards the Big Island. But maybe there are little stings in your gut questioning whether that is the right decision or not. We have ventured on three of the Islands of Hawaii and can help quell that uncertainty.

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How to Make This Your Year of Adventure

Perhaps you’ve resolved to be more adventurous in the New Year. To take risks and break out of your routine. You decided that you needed to shake things up. But where to start? Here are some ideas to tip the scales and get you living more adventurously this year.

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Backpack Review: Osprey Porter 46L

It takes guts to jump onto a plane with only your necessities squeezed into a carry-on bag and not return for two weeks. Should I bring a pair of kakis? What if I need to play Jenga? The lean-packing process still stresses me out even after doing it enough. But let me tell you it is worth it. It liberates you like a monk’s vow and it takes a great bag to do it.

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Weekend Getaway: Things to Do in Portland

Surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, Portland, Oregon is a funky, outdoorsy, foodie town. From mouthwatering cuisine to heart pumping hikes it’s easy to spend a weekend (or many!) here. After your well-planned weekend getaway to hit all the main sites, you’ll immediately want to plan your return to explore even more of this amazing city.

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Día de los Muertos in Tijuana, Mexico

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Tijuana, Mexico is an exciting day trip for Southern Californians looking for an authentic experience. Taking place on November 1st (All Saints Day) and November 2nd (All Souls Day), Día de los Muertos is a beautiful Mexican...

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10 Tips for Visiting a Cat Cafe in Tokyo, Japan

  The popularity of Cat Cafes in Tokyo, Japan exploded in the early 2000’s due to tight living spaces and a love for all things Kwaii  (cute or adorable). Cat Cafes offer a respite from the sensory overload that is Tokyo by allowing patrons to cozy up to their...

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About Me

Hi! I’m Daina, a Chicago native turned Southern Californian. I didn’t quit my job to travel, but my limited vacation days can’t stop me from finding adventures both abroad and near. Adventure is out there, you just have to know where to look for it.

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