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Hawaii, Travel Guide

First Timer’s Guide to Oahu

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that Hawaii is my happy place. In fact, all I wanted for my birthday this year was a trip to Hawaii. Of course, my husband happily obliged. This makes it our third annual trip to the islands and I couldn’t be more happier! What I love the most about Oahu is that there’s a little bit of everything. Out of the three we’ve visited (Kauai and Big Island), Oahu is the only island that gives you the best of both  ...

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Travel Tales

Experiencing The Lights Fest

After a tiring work week, James and I went on a last minute trip to Mesquite for The Lights Fest. It’s the lesser known counterpart to Rise Festival, another lantern festival that takes place in Las Vegas. I’ve always wanted to go to Rise but the ticket prices have deterred me from attending. $129 for a regular ticket + $29 parking pass or $39 shuttle pass? It’s a bit steep if you ask me. What I like about The Lights Fest is their reasonable ticket prices. If you buy your  ...

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California, Photo Diary

In Photos: Disneyland California

Hello guys! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here. The last few months have been crazy busy. Aside from spending some quality time with my family during the holidays and working at the hospital, I also used the time off to think about how I want to continue with my blog. I wasn’t really happy with the direction it was headed. I felt pressured to keep up with everyone else that I forgot why I started this blog in the first place. But now that I’ve sorted everything  ...

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Hawaii, Itinerary

How to Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in One Day

The Big Island of Hawaii is not only known for its colorful sand beaches and its stunning waterfalls but mainly because it is home to the most dynamic national park in the US, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It is renowned for having one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Kilauea and the largest subaerial volcano in the world, Mauna Loa. I don’t know about you guys but I don’t need a volcanologist to tell me that’s pretty awesome! If you’ve been following my  ...

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Hawaii, Travel Tales

Hiking the Big Island’s Pololu Valley

Since Hawaii’s Big Island is known for its colorful beaches, I decided I need to see at least one colored sand beach during my husband and I’s anniversary trip there. There’s a handful of black sand beaches in the Big Island but none of them compares to the beauty of Pololu Valley. Pololu Valley is located at the end of Highway 270 on the northern side of the island. Getting there from our hotel in Waikoloa Village wasn’t too bad. The scenery was so stunning that we  ...

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