World Highlights: Our Favorite Hike in Norway

Norway is a stunning country to visit; the landscapes are national-park-quality no matter where you go.  And there are many ways to take it all in.  We picked up a rental car and drove throughout most of our trip, but we also stopped a few times to hit the trails.  Some of these were planned, but most were merely a case of “oh look, a trail!  I wonder where that goes!”

So of all the areas we visited, which topped our list?  Read on to find out!

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Hawaii: Pukas

This was one of the most beautiful spots we visited while in Hawaii. The sun, the water, and the rocks all sang in perfect harmony at this photogenic beach.

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In Hawaiian, “puka” means simply “hole.”  It is most commonly used in association with the small shells strung together into a necklace.  These have a naturally occurring hole, making them nature’s beads.  The term is also used to refer to holes in the lava rock, much like Pali Puka on Oahu or the heart-shaped puka next to Nakalele Blowhole on Maui.

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Norway: Raging Waterfalls

Since we are from Oregon, it takes A LOT to impress us when it comes to waterfalls. We have them everywhere. However in Norway, they are not only everywhere, you can see many at the same time! The volume of water coming off of the glaciers is so intense that you feel more alive as the water rushes down the mountain. Here are a few of our favorites.

 

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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”