Last Days in Hawaii and North Shore Oahu Favorites

Every move has its twists and turns. For the end of our stint in Hawaii, we had the following timeline: Finishing work in early June Vacating our apartment in early June Leaving the state in mid-June We would have loved to stay in our apartment a little longer, but our landlords wanted to have theContinue reading “Last Days in Hawaii and North Shore Oahu Favorites”

Life/Summer Update: Leaving Hawaii and Next Location

Without any intention of doing so, we will leave Hawaii exactly three years after we moved here. We flew into Hawaii to move here on July 15, 2018, We left for good on July 16, 2021. So I guess three years and one day. In true fashion for the team, we’re going to a placeContinue reading “Life/Summer Update: Leaving Hawaii and Next Location”

Tourists at Home: We Finally Went Up Diamond Head

You know when you live somewhere and there are landmarks that everyone wants to see when they visit, and you live there, and you never go? Or you don’t go unless someone comes to visit, and you say you were saving it to visit with them, but really, you just never wanted to deal withContinue reading “Tourists at Home: We Finally Went Up Diamond Head”

#favoritethings: Coffee by the Water

I think we can all agree that in the times we’re living in, we are all trying to build practices that help us maintain our sanity and build joy through simple things. Our Saturday mornings involve drinking coffee for…well, a few hours. On Sunday mornings, we drink coffee for, again, a few hours. I postedContinue reading “#favoritethings: Coffee by the Water”

Spring Break on The Big Island – Only Paid for Meals!

One of the biggest changes for us since coming back to the US is traveling less than we used to when we lived in Asia. Also, we now live in Hawaii, which is far from EVERYTHING (look it up on a map. We are surrounded by ALL THE OCEAN!). The first year anywhere always involvesContinue reading “Spring Break on The Big Island – Only Paid for Meals!”

A little life update: Hawaii Year 2

So this has taken long enough… Since we live our lives in academic years, we are well underway on our second year in Hawaii. This year has been one of fairly unexpected changes and doing things a little bit differently. The school where Cam worked last year closed after 94 years of service. It basicallyContinue reading “A little life update: Hawaii Year 2”

Hawaii – The Bad (or 1st post)

Okay so let’s start with the bad of Hawaii now and believe you me, there are some things here I truly despise, but above all else (yes even including the astronomical cost of living) is the roads and drivers. 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬 Roads first, yeah? So Hawaii’s roads are…..horrendous. I mean horrendous. Part is due to theContinue reading “Hawaii – The Bad (or 1st post)”

Hawaii – The Good

Hawaii has a ridiculous amount of amazing things to offer. A truly ridiculous amount. While you might think the best is the weather or the beaches, I’m here to tell you it isn’t. It’s the mountains. They are, in my opinion, what makes these islands so amazing. That’s not to say that the beaches orContinue reading “Hawaii – The Good”

Great Experiences: Wayfarer Studio Photography

This review is coming long after we actually did this, but I didn’t want to pass the opportunity to go into some detail about our great experience getting some pictures with our friends at Wayfarer Studio Photography. Jen and Isaac Marshall, original Pacific Northwesterners, have taken their passion for telling stories in beautiful detail through picturesContinue reading “Great Experiences: Wayfarer Studio Photography”