Hike to Hanakapi’ai Falls

We did an 8-mile hike on Kauai. I've done this hike before, and you'd think I learned my lesson the first time around. Maybe the views were so beautiful that I totally forgot how much pain I was in after. The hike starts at Ke'e beach on the Kalalau Trail. It's 2 miles to Hanakapi'ai … Continue reading Hike to Hanakapi’ai Falls


Coastal Weekend

Last weekend, we decided to get out of the city. We drove down to Santa Cruz Friday night and went to the Boardwalk. Saturday, we were supposed to go whale watching but they cancelled due to high winds, so we drove down to Point Lobos State Park instead. We hiked out to Sea Lion Point … Continue reading Coastal Weekend

Monterey for MLK

For the long weekend (thank you MLK, you still continue to be the man), we went to Big Sur / Monterey for a nice getaway from the city. We drove down to Big Sur first to do a couple of hikes. Fun Fact: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park are not the same … Continue reading Monterey for MLK

Throwback Hawaii: Maui

We went to Maui last October, so it was another Hawaiian island to check off the list for me. Since it was off-season, we got pretty cheap round-trip flights from Oakland, and an one-bedroom condo AirBnB for a pretty good rate in Maalaea Harbor for the first 3 nights, a cabin in the Haleakala National Park, … Continue reading Throwback Hawaii: Maui

Tonight, I’m Missing Hawaii

Hawaii makes me want to be a better person. I've had some of the best experiences in my life there, and I always have the best conversations on this island. Conversations that are inspiring, motivating, and often highlight paths to self-discovery and self-enlightenment - actually, this most likely should be attributed to the people with … Continue reading Tonight, I’m Missing Hawaii