California, Hotels and camp sites

Glamping: Our stay at the Yosemite Half Dome Village

Glam camping? Once a year my brother, father and I gather for a National Park retreat. We gather all of our camping gear, tents, sleeping bags, coffee, food, snacks, and everything else imaginable and kick it in the woods, sleeping on the floor with a bonfire crackling all night. This year however, we decided to… Read More Glamping: Our stay at the Yosemite Half Dome Village

California, Hiking the Mojave Desert, Locations, The Mojave Desert

Climbing One of America’s Tallest Dune Fields, The Kelso Dunes at The Mojave

The Mojave Desert, America’s hottest and lowest altitude desert, isn’t just home to venomous snakes, cacti and Joshua Trees. Located between the Sonoran (South) and the Great Basin Desert (North), the Mojave Desert houses four different parks within its territory; Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave National Preserve and Lake Mead National… Read More Climbing One of America’s Tallest Dune Fields, The Kelso Dunes at The Mojave

Hawaii, Hiking Hawaii, Locations

Pu’u O Hulu Kai Hike: The Pink Pillbox

History Behind The Pinkpill Box Legend says that the “Pinkpill” box didn’t always go by that name; instead it was simply known as The Pu’u O Hulu Kai hike. On the Pu’u O Hulu Kai hike, one of the five bunkers or pillboxes had a prayer box attached to it. Hikers could write a prayer or note and deposit… Read More Pu’u O Hulu Kai Hike: The Pink Pillbox

Hawaii, Hiking Hawaii, Locations

Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail

The Makapu’u Point Lighthouse is home to one of three lighthouses on Oahu. Not only is it paved, but it is also dog and stroller friendly. Free to the public, the Makapu’u lighthouse is located on the windward side, a few minutes from Kokohead next to the Makapu’u Lookout & Sea Life Park. Where to… Read More Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail

Attractions, Florida, Locations, Orlando

Universal Orlando

Orlando “The City Beautiful” also known as my beloved hometown. Home to Walt Disney World & dozens of other world-famous theme parks, Orlando is a fast growing city & an emerging melting pot. Amongst its many theme parks & water parks however, lies my all time favorite park & what I consider my childhood playground; Universal Orlando. Universal Orlando… Read More Universal Orlando

Hawaii, Hiking Hawaii, Locations

Hiking the Ehukai Pill Boxes

The Ehukai Pill Boxes aren’t hard to find & hold a beautiful view. Hidden within the Sunset Beach Elementary School parking lot, one would never think that there is a hike at that location, but there is. Parking depends on the day that you go, and could either be difficult or extremely easy to accomplish.… Read More Hiking the Ehukai Pill Boxes

Arizona, Grand Canyon, Locations

Hiking and Exploring the South Kaibab Trail

How to go about hiking the Grand Canyon South Kaibab Trail.   The Grand Canyon South Rim is one of the most beautiful places I’ve had the privilege of exploring. From the drive to the hike down, the South Rim should definitely be on everyone’s bucket list! The South Rim, unlike the North Rim, is… Read More Hiking and Exploring the South Kaibab Trail