Pu’u Pia, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

July 22, 2014 Categories Hiking, Trails, Travel, USA

The Pu’u Pia Trail is a very secluded, easy hike without a lot of other people. This hike can be used as a romantic getaway, a picnic, or a refreshing escape. The trail head is actually the same path for two different hikes: the Pu’u Pia Trail and the Kolowalu Trail. About 5 minutes in, … Continue reading Pu’u Pia, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Kuli’ou’ou Ridge Trail, Hawaii Kai, Oahu, Hawaii

May 8, 2014 Categories Hiking, Trails, Travel, USA

Kuli’ou’ou Ridge Trail is in my list of Top 3 hikes in Hawaii. For me, nothing beats Koko Head, but if I’m out for a little bit of a longer hike with a good workout and great views, Kuli’ou’ou Ridge is it. My other favorite hike is the Lanikai Pillbox Trail. For the first 10 … Continue reading Kuli’ou’ou Ridge Trail, Hawaii Kai, Oahu, Hawaii

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

May 25, 2009 Categories Travel, USA

As an American, there are certain things I feel you just have to see in your lifetime. One of those things is Mount Rushmore, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This memorial is just amazing. There is so much detail and precision that it’s hard to believe that it was carved using dynamite! … Continue reading Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

Multnomah Falls, Oregon

May 23, 2009 Categories Travel, USA

Multnomah Falls is a waterfall located on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. This beast has a total height of 620 feet. It’s first drop is 542 feet, followed by a second drop of 69 feet. It’s a mighty impressive view and even has a bridge you can walk across to proclaim yourself … Continue reading Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Moki Dugway (Hwy 261), Utah

May 16, 2009 Categories Road Trips, Travel, USA

The Moki Dugway is an unpaved, 3 mile long, steeply graded switchback road that traverses up the side of Cedar Mesa in Utah. It’s part of Highway 261, which is a paved road, however this 3 mile section of road is just gravel. It was built in 1958 by a mining company to transport uranium! … Continue reading Moki Dugway (Hwy 261), Utah

Hwy 82, New Mexico

May 15, 2009 Categories Road Trips, Travel, USA

Driving along on Highway 82 in New Mexico was one of my favorite days during my 2009 “Wild, Wild West” road trip. A storm was forming and the road was directly on the edge of it, giving us sunshine on one side of the car and rain drops on the other. It was so beautiful, … Continue reading Hwy 82, New Mexico

White Sands, New Mexico

Categories Travel, USA

White Sands, New Mexico is probably one of the biggest sand boxes (cat toilets) you’ll ever play in. With 275 miles of gypsum sand, this is one of the coolest deserts there is – literally and figuratively. It’s cool to look at and cool to the touch because the gypsum sand doesn’t convert the sun’s … Continue reading White Sands, New Mexico