The Outdoors

Hiking the Kilauea volcano

Unpredictable, wild and exciting During our visit to the Big Island of Hawaii in 2018, we booked a trip with Aloha Lava Tours to hike on the Kilauea volcano.Timing can be everything because nature can be unpredictable. Four months after our adventure, the 2018 lower Puna eruption on Kilauea volcano's...

Exploring Joshua Tree and the Wild West

Palm Springs is known to a lot of people for their beautiful golf resorts and for Coachella, the yearly music festival. However, we went to Palm Springs with a different plan: exploring Joshua Tree and the Wild West. Joshua Tree National Park, just an hour from Palm Springs, is...

Hiking and Canyoneering Zion

Zion is one of the famous National Parks in Utah. Only a 2 1/2 drive from Las Vegas, it is an easy destination for a weekend. We had talked about going on a girls camping trip, so we decided to go hiking and canyoneering Zion National Park. Moonlight...

Swimming with dolphins on the Big Island

Swimming with the dolphins has been on my bucket list for years. And when I say swim with dolphins I mean swimming with them in the wild, not in captivity in a pool. After  a couple of unsuccessful  tries in Maui and New Zealand,  I did more research and...

Paradise

One of my first bucket list projects several years ago was to buy a place in Hawai’i. Actually, at that time, it wasn’t even a bucket list yet, it was part of my New Years resolutions. Every year sometime around the first of January I would sit down and...