WC: This Varietal World

The world is a remarkable place, full of very beautiful vistas.  Even a single location can feature a variety of elements to tease the senses.  From a cool ocean flowing through grounded rocks shrouded in moss to gulls soaring in front of a fiery sunset.  These details are there for…

Hawaii: Cape Kumukahi

As we neared the end of our stay in Hawaii, we took the opportunity to knock a few Hilo-side items off our bucket list.  We snorkeled (again) - that's the thing to do in Hawaii, after all - we had some amazing Thai food in Hilo (we love to eat!),…

Hawaii: Pukas

In Hawaiian, "puka" means simply "hole."  It is most commonly used in association with the small shells strung together into a necklace.  These have a naturally occurring hole, making them nature's beads.  The term is also used to refer to holes in the lava rock, much like Pali Puka on Oahu…

Hawaii: South Point

We couldn't visit Hawaii without hitting the southernmost tip of the United States.  We had, of course, already been to Florida's Southernmost Point (though this isn't even accurate), but this is markedly less touristy and clearly more south.   (more…)

Coastal Storms

Living so close to the ocean means we can reasonably traverse the 1.5 hours of highway on any given weekend.  Most folks prefer summertime trips with the warmth and the sunshine, the swimming and sandcastles.  I enjoy these visits as well, but I prefer to balance it out with a trip or…