We’re Doing 11 Days on Oahu, Hawaii Bucket List Style

Hawaii Sunset

Most family vacations in Oahu include Pearl Harbor, Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, building sand castles on the beach, and splashing in the kid’s pool. Even with a toddler, that’s not how we do vacation. We’ve lined up three spectacular family-friendly resorts, tons of unique adventures, delectable dining with a twist, and fun cultural experiences. We’re doing Oahu bucket list style.

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Making Videos with GoPro Studio

Hilton Waikoloa, Hawaii

We have been shooting tons of GoPro footage over the last few years, but it’s been wasting away on a hard drive, unseen and unedited. GoPro Studio is a quick and easy solution to the problem. We’ve gone through a few of our trips and used the GoPro Studio Templates to create short video reminders of the fun we’ve been having. Continue reading

5 Best Bucketlist Adventure Companies in the US

Trek Alaska, Iceberg Lake

You don’t have to fly to the other side of the world for an epic bucket list experience; there are plenty of unbelievable opportunities right here in the United States. From wilderness trekking to flying a jetpack, I’ve come up with a list of the 5 best bucket list adventures in the US. Most I’ve tried while the others are still extremely high on my list, these experiences will get your adrenaline pumping and keep you coming back for more. Continue reading

Top 10 Favorite Travel Photos from 2013 – #3

10 countries and countless cities made it on my 2013 Bucket List. France, Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Jordan, Aruba, Curacao, Canada, USA, Mexico, and Fiji were all part of my whirlwind of adventures and new experiences. I never envisioned such an amazing year of opportunity; my life continues to be a dream come true. I am blessed. Some people create a bucket list because they are dying; I created one because I want to live.

Here are my top ten favorite travel photos from 2013.

Number 3 – The Big Island, Hawaii

Hawaii - The Big Island Hawaii Island isn’t just big, it’s still growing. The Big Island is the youngest island in the Hawaiian chain and is also by far the biggest, providing a vast canvas of environments to discover a variety of unrivaled natural wonders. This is the home of one of the world’s most active volcanoes (Kilauea), the tallest sea mountain in the world at more than 33,000 feet (Maunakea), the most massive mountain in the world (Maunaloa) and the largest park in the state (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park). All but two of the world’s climate zones generate everything from lush rain forests to volcanic deserts, snow-capped mountaintops to beautiful black sand beaches.

Have you been to Hawaii? Is it on your list?

5 Best Big Island Tours

Hawaii Adventures Collage

There’s never a shortage of things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii. You can swim with manta rays, hike through a lush rainforest and swim in a waterfall, watch molten lava flow as you soar above the island in a helicopter, zip through the tree tops, speed over the ocean in search of whales, dolphins, and other marine life before snorkeling and discovering the life below, or go a little deeper while scuba diving. While the options are endless, here are my top five Big Island adventures: Continue reading

Some “Wow” Photos from Waikoloa

Sunset at Hilton Waikoloa Village

Hawaii is Utopia, a society possessing perfect qualities, and Hilton Waikoloa Village upped my level of “wow”. As I explored the grounds, I was awestruck by the kind of beauty that isn’t used to describe a place; it’s reserved for something special like a child or a lover. It’s the kind of beauty that makes you wonder why you’d live anywhere else. Rather than trying to describe it, I want to show you. Pictures can’t do this kind of beauty justice but I’ve tried to capture a glimpse of it and you can fill in the rest with your imagination.  Continue reading

Keauhou’s Awe-Inspiring Views from Sheraton Kona

Sheraton Kona

Along The Big Island’s sun-kissed leeward coast, sits the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa, but when the Hawaiian sunset isn’t the most spectacular view of the evening, you know you’ve found something special. The revitalized Sheraton Kona offers diverse landscapes in every direction. From the dramatic lava cliff shoreline to “Rays on the Bay”, Sheraton is a bucket list location.  Continue reading