Australia, Part 3: Sydney

Sydney was actually the first place I flew into when I landed in Australia.  I had an eighteen hour layover before flying to MacKay to meet Dan and Dave.  After they dropped me off at the Airport in Brisbane, I flew back to Sydney for two days. It was dark already when I landed in…

Australia, Part 2: Brisbane/Gold Coast

After several days of driving, Dan, Dave and I arrived in Brisbane from MacKay.  The next few days were spent hanging around the Brisbane and Gold Coast area.   DAY 1 They dropped me off in the city after I found out that Brooks, a guy I know from Honolulu, happened to be in Brisbane.  After…

Australia, Part 1: Road Trip

I had been communicating with some friends from Toronto for quite some time about the possibility of taking a group trip somewhere.  After some years, we were finally able to meet up in Australia.  This was the first time I travelled with anyone other than myself since my friend Elvis in early 2010.  I was a little…

Holidays on Oahu

I got lucky this year in that I got four days off work during the holiday weekend.  Rather than stay in Kona, I decided to fly over to Oahu for my four days since airfare to the US mainland was expensive.  I lived on Oahu for a while a few years ago and I go…

Seattle

I have always heard good things about Seattle, so I decided to make a trip out there since I knew some people there and had never been before.  I’m glad I did.  Seattle’s natural beauty rivals that of Hawaii and with a daily high of about 54 F, the weather could not have been better. DAY 1…

Oahu Day Trip

My work flew me to Honolulu for my annual physical needed as part of the requirements for my job.  Since I got done early, I tried to make most of the day before flying back to Kona. After I got done with my physical and was given the clear to leave the doctor’s office, I drove over…

Sleep Well, My Angel

….The title of a song by the band “We Are The Fallen.” I make it a point every year to travel somewhere on or around my birthday weekend.  This year I decided to go back to Los Angeles for a few days.  I made some great friends while living there, and I make it a…

Whistler/Vancouver

Though I enjoy my time in Hawaii, I have been due for a return visit to Canada.  I travelled to Vancouver once some years back.  Though I don’t recall it making a big impression on me, I don’t recall disliking it either.  Since I end up an emotional rollercoaster every time I go back to…

Hawaii (The Big Island)

All images were taken by me unless otherwise specified. I have been living in Hawaii for quite some time now, and I never get tired of the immense beauty this island has to offer.  The best part of it is that much of the Big Island’s natural beauty is actually nothing like what many people…