So. I am feeling pretty nostalgic for this pretty country after an early morning wakeup to watch the royal wedding. Last one, we were happily cozied in our stone flat, and spent the day toasting with dear friends. What a thrill. We will never not be nostalgic for the salty, storied island where we fell in love. It’s been a while since I’ve written about anything but travel, so thought I’d take a wee break from restaurant recommendations and itineraries. This year has held the most…
Hawaii Tropical Botanic Gardens filled with orchids and waterfalls were delightful.
Look at that! I think I could leave this post at this sight, which captivated me well before I'd seen it in person. I hadn't noticed the waves in the photos I scanned trip dreaming, and they turned out to be one of the most captivating images from above. My mother in law and I had both read about this ancient valley's beauty before we landed on the island, but after our concierge, who grew up nearby, suggested it yet again, we were in. The only issue? The drive down was very narrow and very…
Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau, the Place of Refuge, taught us about the traditional Hawaiian culture, and filled us with serenity.
Swimming with Manta Rays with Kona Ocean Adventures was absolutely a highlight of our week in The Big Island.
The Fairmont Orchid on the Kohala coast was the perfect hub for all the northern coast of the Big Island had to offer.
Swimming with dolphins off the Big Island, Hawaii, was mesmerizing and calming.
Looking for humpback whales on Wahine Charters from the Honokohau Marina
An early morning hike into the Pololū Valley on the Big Island of Hawaii was the perfect start to our visit to the volcanic island.
Happy November! We are both fully obsessed with autumn, and this year, we cheered especially heartily for the summer to leave, as it kept prolonging humid days. Since September, we've visited Maine, France and Italy, so haven't had a chance to visit our favorite fall destination for pumpkins, my aunt and uncle's fresh-blown farm in Connecticut. We actually traveled up for a birthday, but didn't take many photos, so thought we'd share some fall glory from last year that we never got around to…