Hawaii: Captain Cook

We snorkeled many times while in Hawaii, but nowhere had clearer waters than Captain Cook. A fun day of kayaking and swimming with all the beautiful tropical fish.. and I even found Totoro!!!

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One can’t really visit Hawaii and not go snorkeling, so we were sure to get out as much as we could.  While Two Step had some amazing fish (and sea turtles), we found the water clarity simply couldn’t be beat at the secluded Captain Cook point.

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Hawaii: Two Step

We’ve been posting a lot for Japan, and we have more we’d like to share with you, but we do travel to other places! We thought we’d give you a bit of variety with some other locations.

This was an impromptu photography trip to Hawaii, and it was quite the adventure!

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It’s been too long since we’ve travelled (Japan feels so long ago!), and we’ve been itching.  So when a photographer friend invited us to Hawaii for a week of photos, how could I resist?

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Isla Tortuga Banana Boats and Snorkeling – Costa Rica

For my 40th birthday, I wanted to do something pretty awesome. I always enjoy doing some kind of boat ride whenever I travel. So we took this cruise from Puntarenas to Isla Tortuga. What a beautiful trip! The boat ride was nice with a loaded bar, a couple of mini pools to stay cool, and awesome views. It couldn’t get much better…… Continue reading “Isla Tortuga Banana Boats and Snorkeling – Costa Rica”

Hawaii: Undersea Adventure

While I wasn’t daring enough to go exploring the more distant waters at Two Step, Brianna spent an hour taking pictures and video. We were all worried since we could not see her snorkel anywhere for so long, but she eventually resurfaced. Take a look at her undersea adventure in the short video below. Continue reading “Hawaii: Undersea Adventure”

Our Top 5 Activities on the Big Island of Hawaii

While we were on the Big Island of Hawaii, we definitely had our adventures.  Some were off the beaten path while others were more crowded.  What we liked about the Big Island is that there aren’t as many people living there, or as many tourists, so you have more room to explore without the masses.  It has beautiful beaches, a 13,803ft mountain, waterfalls, and active volcanoes with lava.  How can you beat that on an island that only takes 1.5 to 2 hours to drive across? Continue reading “Our Top 5 Activities on the Big Island of Hawaii”