New Zealand Week 1: Auckland, Bay of Islands, Coromandel Peninsula

Kia Ora Friends! We have been having a great time here in New Zealand for the last week. It hasn’t all been super fun though as we are still adjusting to driving on the left and dealing with being generally allergic to the countryside (I have sneezed twice while writing this sentence). But we haveContinue reading “New Zealand Week 1: Auckland, Bay of Islands, Coromandel Peninsula”

Big Island of Hawaii: Week 4

Our last week on the big island was full of activities — mostly ticking off the last few locations from our lists of must-see places. Some highlights include the turtles at Kiholo bay, our green sand beach adventure, and a delightful thanksgiving with our hosts (including night pool volleyball!). Kiholo Bay Our hike to KiholoContinue reading “Big Island of Hawaii: Week 4”

Big Island of Hawaii: Week 3

You guys, week three was maybe the best week so far! We snorkeled until we were too tired to snorkel anymore. For my birthday, we stayed over on the Kona side of the island for two nights (its just too far from our main Airbnb to do all of the activities and drive home inContinue reading “Big Island of Hawaii: Week 3”

Big Island of Hawaii: Week 2

During the second week of our stay on the big island, we went to new beach parks, explored more of Hilo, saw the tallest waterfall in Hawaii, and hiked in Volcano National Park. Beach Parks! Richardson Beach Park Our new favorite east side beach park was discovered this week: Richardson Beach Park. It is similarContinue reading “Big Island of Hawaii: Week 2”

Big Island of Hawaii: Week 1

We are starting our big round the world adventures with a one month stay on the big island of Hawaii. Our Airbnb for the month is just north of Hilo and has beautiful ocean views. The owners are great and have provided what we need for the month in terms of supplies and knowledge ofContinue reading “Big Island of Hawaii: Week 1”