Koko Head Crater Trail

One of my favorite things to do on Oahu is hike up the Koko Head Crater Trail on the southeast end of the island.  The Koko Head hike is the very first thing I did when I first came to Hawaii.  Back then, my friend picked me up at the airport in Honolulu and took…

Italy, Part 3: Amalfi Coast

One challenge to travelling in Italy is that their local transit system doesn’t always state the type of transport medium it will be providing nor does it always stay on schedule.  When booking our train tickets from Naples to the Amalfi Coast, Karan and I were under the impression that we would be changing trains…

Italy, Part 2: Naples

It was dark by the time Karan and I arrived in Naples.  I managed to get a power nap on the train but was still a bit tired once outside the train station.  We took a short walk from the train station to a pastry shop where Karan got a small bite and a drink….

Italy, Part 1: Rome

It often takes time to plan an overseas trip.  Many factors have to come together for a trip to be successful and enjoyable….especially if you’re travelling with someone who doesn’t live in the same place as you.  You have to coordinate schedules.  You have to ensure that you have sufficient funds.  You have to agree…

Hawaii vs Iceland

When I went to Iceland last year, I took notice to the striking similarities between it and Hawaii.  Both places have volcanic origins, so I guess the similarities are to be somewhat expected.  It wasn’t until I did some side-by-side comparisons that I realized just how alike the two places are.  Below are side-by-side comparisons…

Maui

Back in 2012, I wanted to go see Journey in concert at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.  At that time, I was still in the recruit academy of my current job and didn’t have time to go see them because I was so busy with my studies.  After five years, Journey came back to Hawaii…

Iceland, Part 2: Reykjavik

In Iceland, five days were spent in Reykjavik.  The first day was before driving around the country and the second, third, fourth, and fifth days were after Zach and I got back. DAY 1 We drove to Reykjavik from the airport and did a quick exploration of the city center.  I would classify Reykjavik more as a…

Iceland, Part 1: Road Trip

About a year and a half ago, I did a random Google search while at work of different places I might want to visit.  I don’t know why Iceland came to mind but the images that came up were insanely beautiful.   After that, I added Iceland to my list of places I want to go to. My…

California Fun

I spent the week in California because I had a few errands that I needed to take care of in San Diego.  I also spent some time in Los Angeles visiting friends because life is too short and it’s important to make the most of everything you have.  It ended up being a busy week with little down…

Honolulu Short Trip

I had a couple of work meetings in Honolulu that I had to attend and I was due for a staycation on Oahu anyway, so I made a short weekend trip to Honolulu before my work meetings the following Monday morning. After landing in Honolulu, I took public transportation to Waikiki and checked in to…