Discover Wonder: Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary is a hotspot for some pretty epic marine biodiversity which was my main motivation for visiting the islands.
Lisfranc and Broken Foot Recovery: How I Broke my Foot
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to break your foot? Or maybe you recently broke your foot and you aren’t sure what the future holds for you. Based on my recent experience of breaking my foot I’m here to help you better understand what it’s like to break your foot. I’d like to preface this entire post that everyone’s broken foot experience is different. For example, everything that I read online right after I broke my foot scared the crap out of me.
Reduce Your Stress with the Help of Nature
We’ve all been a bit stressed out lately, ahem COVID-19, and our ability to be one-with-nature is severely limited. Spending time in nature is good for our health. Science backs this. But not many people know that simply viewing images of nature is shown to reduce...
5 Easy Ways to Reduce Plastic Use
Plastic is a hot topic these days and rightfully so. By 2050 it is projected that there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish (source: Ellen MacArthur Foundation). Kind of mind-blowing, right?
How to Make Travel More Affordable
I recently surveyed you, my readers, on a variety of travel related topics to better understand how I could help you make your travel dreams a reality. One question was “Please choose your top 3 frustrations with travel.” The response that tied at number 1 was: ...
An Authentic Hawaiian Experience: Hiking Halawa Valley on Molokai
Hiking into Halawa Valley on Molokai is hiking into one of Molokai’s most ancient places. The Halawa Valley trek will lead you past the ruins of structures believed to have been built by Polynesians around 650 AD, through thick foliage, and through a river. You will ultimately end at the double tiered 250 foot Mo’oula Falls…
How To Plan a Surprise Trip
Planning a surprise trip for someone is an exciting and fun way to integrate travel into your life. Finding any excuse, like a birthday or a promotion, is a great excuse to plan a surprise trip and celebrate whatever occasion it happens to be.
Tips for Planning a Trip to Tonga
Planning a trip to Tonga can pose a number of challenges that range from not finding the information you are looking for online to having to understand cultural practices that can and will impact your travel plans. Traveling to destinations, such as Tonga, that are much less …
The Ultimate Tonga Travel Guide
The Kingdom of Tonga appeals to travelers wanting to escape popular South Pacific destinations frequented by luxury seeking tourists. While it’s relatively easy to get to the Kingdom of Tonga, a visit to the islands is recommended for only those willing to forgo the…
My Top 5 Travel Trends for 2018
Now that 2018 is in full swing, it’s time to keep looking ahead and predict what 2018 travel trends might start to or continue to rise. Combining my propensity to travel and my nerd tendencies to research things to death I’ve devised my top 5 travel trends for 2018.