Hawaii: A Packing List

So, you’re going to visit Hawaii? I’m excited for you! Hawaii is a lovely place that I really just can’t get enough of. Living on the U.S. West Coast, Hawaii is actually a very affordable travel destination for me. As a result I’ve been there many times, and I plan on going there many more times in the future. Wherever you call home, however, a trip to Hawaii is a wonderful thing. To help you get prepared, I’ve decided to tackle that question of the ages: What to pack?

How to Make a Long-Haul Flight Less Horrible

If you’ve never been on a long-haul flight, I can tell you with authority that they are quite brutal. There’s really nothing quite like spending 10+ hours in the air, nonstop to drain you of all energy and make you forget that there was ever a time in your life when you weren’t tired and smelly from wearing the same clothes for far too long.

Identity

A traveler is a person who thinks about traveling all the time. They prioritize travel above other things in their life. They make sacrifices in order to travel. They daydream about travel when they aren’t on the road. They make changes in their lives in order to fit their lives around travel, rather than fitting travel into their lives.

On Swimming With Sharks on the North Shore of O’ahu

One of the coolest things I’ve ever done in my life was to plunge into a cage surrounded by large, toothy sharks on Oahu’s North Shore. Some of you might say, “Awesome! Sign me up!”, whereas others might shy away from the opportunity to come face to face with a 6 foot long shark. I am here to say that this is absolutely something you should do in your lifetime if you get the opportunity to do so.

A So Cal Native’s Tips for Visiting Disneyland

If you’re in Southern California for the first time, there’s probably a good chance you’ll be visiting Disneyland. I don’t blame you! As cheesy as it sounds, Disneyland is still fun even after living in California and going there my whole life. That being said, there are certain times when I won’t go anywhere near it due to obscenely large crowds that make the whole experience more brutal than magical. So, with that, I would like to give you some of my favorite tips for visiting Disneyland.

Japan is in my Future

One of the places I’ve always wanted to go is Japan. I’ve always known that someday, the land of the rising sun would be in my future. What can I say about a place I love so much and yet I’ve never been to? There is just something about Japan. […]