Hello from Paradise!

I don't have time to write a full blog post this week for the weekly challenge, as we're currently lazing on a tropical beach in Costa Rica, celebrating Aaron's birthday!  I promise I'll write all about it when I get back... For now, I just have this image from one…

Hawaii: The Volcano

Hawaii is a series of islands created through volcanic activity.  However, when we honeymooned there seven years ago, it was the one major thing we didn't fit into our itinerary, despite Aaron's affinity for geology.  Therefore, we were determined to explore it this time. (more…)

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: Captain Cook

One can't really visit Hawaii and not go snorkeling, so we were sure to get out as much as we could.  While Two Step had some amazing fish (and sea turtles), we found the water clarity simply couldn't be beat at the secluded Captain Cook point. (more…)