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Why You Shouldn’t Skip the East Side of Big Island, Hawaii

I've only been to one Hawaiian island, but I'm convinced the best one is the Big Island.  I loved it because it has it all.  In a single week, you can snorkel, volcano hike, sunbathe by the beach, search for petroglyphs, or do a million other things.  If you're as restless as I am, that variety is priceless.But most tourists barely leave the western half of the island. … [Read More]

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How to Get Ready for Vacation

There's a lot of work that goes into planning a vacation, but what about all those extra things you need to do to make sure your trip starts (and ends) on the right foot?  Take some time before you leave to through these small tasks to ensure that your trip … [Read More]


Did I Give Up the Opportunity of a Lifetime?

Recently, I was selected as a semi-finalist in a competition to be a globetrotter on behalf of Vagabond Travel.  The website was looking for someone to travel the world (on their dime) for 365 days and document the experience on video for their site.  I … [Read More]

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Glacier Trekking on Mendenhall Glacier (Juneau)

It looked like it was going to pour when I woke up in Juneau.  Suddenly, I was really regretting for signing up for an all-day glacier trek instead of staying snuggled up in cruise cabin.  But they say there's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable … [Read More]