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  ...

Continue Reading

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  ...

Continue Reading

Travel Inspiration

Find Your Beach

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Summer? the beach, of course! For some of us who weren’t lucky enough to live near the ocean or Hawaii (lucky bastards), beach time is crucial. We try to plan trips that include lounging beachside, sipping on mai tais and basking in the glorious sun. There are tons of beautiful beaches around the globe but there’s always that one place that stands out. Check out what others had to say about their favorite beach  ...

Continue Reading

Tips, Travel Guide

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Yellowstone

Yellowstone is the first national park I visited back when I started traveling almost 3 years ago. It was definitely love at first sight! I remember hearing about Yellowstone through my Microbiology professor who couldn’t stop raving about her week-long vacation there. To think I even had a horrified look on my face when she gushed about a colorful hot spring formed by heat-loving bacteria. Little did I know that the hot spring that I used to call gross is now one of my favorite  ...

Continue Reading

Photo Diary

In Photos: Mesa Verde National Park

One of the most interesting places I’ve visited in the US is Mesa Verde (Spanish for “green table”) National Park in Colorado. In 1978, Mesa Verde was named a World Heritage Site because of its archaeological and cultural relevance. It protects thousands of archaeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings that became home to Ancestral Puebloans for over 700 years (AD 550 to 1300). Mesa Verde is most well known for structures like Cliff Palace, known to be the largest  ...

Continue Reading