Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Coeur d’Alene (CDA) is a super quaint city in Northwest Idaho, known for its proximity to the lakes and hosting an Ironman race. We came for a friend’s wedding and spent a leisurely week hiking in the Coeur d’Alene National forest and walking through the downtown area. It’s a great city for outdoor and water […]

photo of sunset on Mount Haleakalā, Maui

Maui, Hawaii

Maui is a main hub and typical entry point into the islands. It’s a great option that’s inbetween ultra touristy Big Island and low-key Kauai. There’s plenty to do – like learn how to scuba dive! – whether you’re looking for luxurious relaxation or beautiful outdoor adventures. Spend a day split between golfing on the […]

photo of bird of paradise at Allerton Garden, Kauai

Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai is the island you go to really unwind and experience island living. It has an amazing contrast of climate zones and environments all within one island: one side of the island is dry as a desert and one side is wet as the tropics, where rainclouds roll in at anytime. You have black sand […]

Photo of the sunset, Rio, Brazil

Rio, Brazil

I apologize beforehand, as this trip was a little different for us. We blindly tagged along on a group trip, staying with some host families and mostly relied on Google Translate. Below is a recollection of my feelings of the trip, hopefully it will still do its part to entice you to visit this extraordinary […]

Portland Food carts photo

Portland, Oregon

There’s a rumor going around that Californians are migrating to Oregon due to the skyrocketing cost of living in the Bay Area. While I will neither confirm nor deny our interest in the idea, I will admit that our trip to Portland spawned mainly from a take me anywhere search off Kayak, comparing the absurd […]