snapshots of hawai’i

The last days in Hawai’i

How can it already be the weekend? Our last couple of days were spent snorkeling, stargazing, more snorkeling and beach naps. It’s important to go home from vacation well rested, after all:) Saturday we stayed local, snorkeling at some of the best Kona lava beaches....

Waterfalls and Volcanos by Night

These days just keep getting better and better…we’ve had some great moments and tours, but as far as full days go, this was my favourite by far. After seeing so many waterfalls during the helicopter ride, I wanted to see them up close. So we headed across the island,...

A Hawaiian Luau

It’s Thursday and this week is just whizzing by. We had booked tickets for the Luau at a local resort for tonight, for which we needed to be home by around 4pm, so we couldn’t stray too far. So we decided to head north to some well known snorkel areas, known for their...

Cliff Jumping

Helicopter aside, this may have been my favourite day in Hawaii so far! We keep trying to get up and out early, but without a shuttle or race to hurry for, we seem to roll out onto the open road around midday. Today we headed southwest, to the most southern point of...

Hawaii by Helicopter

What a great day – we got a full tour of the island by helicopter! The day started off early (4:30am!) to meet our shuttle across the street from our airbnb at 50olo0ol-0po[;lk,.m0pol,polkm :15am. We arrived just on time and met a couple from Australia, Howard (but he...

On the road to Hawi

What a day!! We decided to spend our first full day without an agenda on the road headed north. We grabbed our swimsuits and after renting some snorkel gear in town headed north to Hawi (the turning point for the bike portion of the Ironman race). Most of the way the...

Kona – the real vacation begins

Today, with Ironman finished, our real vacation starts. And it started with an early morning (we’re used to that, after all) on the water. A couple of days ago I booked myself into a Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga class at a nearly resort. It was from 7-8am and it...

Ironman 70.3

Well, we made it! The long awaited vacation – a real vacation! – to Hawaii. Most of our travels have been tacked on to Chris’ work travel, so this is a treat. Two weeks in Hawaii on the Big Island. We’re here for the Ironman 70.3 (half the...