Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. Oahu, Hawaii

Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay, O’ahu, Hawai’i

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It is another Touristy Tuesday on the blog today as we take a look into snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. As I drove there yesterday, I remembered a time when I was living in Australia and about to come to Hawaii to visit my honey. I remember sitting at my work desk on my lunch break googling ‘best snorkeling in Hawaii’…

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Diamond Head. Must see and do in Hawaii

Hiking the Popular Diamond Head Trail

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Simply put, there is so much to do in Hawaii. When I think about what adventures I have here on the blog, it is not even a quarter of the things I have actually done, and then what I have actually done is not even a quarter of the adventures here on the island. It is almost like the never-ending…

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Diamond Head. Must see and do in Hawaii

Friendship Lessons and the Ka’ena Point Trail

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Today I am thankful for friends who reach out. I am very guilty of being a bad friend when it comes to staying in touch with people. Maybe even the worst! I get so caught up in my own world and whatever I am doing day to day that I tend to forget to reach out to people even if…

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ehukai pillbox hike. Must see and do in Hawaii.

The Iconic Ehukai Pillbox Hike, Oahu, Hawaii

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This 4th of July, I sat on the stool of my outdoor setting on my balcony with a (not so) wholesome dinner of Brie cheese and Trisket crackers and watched the Waikiki fireworks light up the city. With each burst of bright color that filled the sky, my heart sank and I missed my husband a little more. Turns out that…

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How to start a blog

How to Start a Blog: The 5 Essential First Steps

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“Katie, how do I start a blog?” This question has become rather common recently and is one that I find a little tricky to answer in a way that can be most helpful to those asking. I usually respond with “What do you want to blog about?” at which point an awkward pause usually follows. When this happens I know…

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Surviving the Long Distance Relationship

Tips for Surviving the Long Distance Relationship

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It is pretty safe to say that having to part with your loved one is not fun. Not one bit. Those who have experienced this will know all about that heavy, achy feeling of longing for someone and just how harsh it can be. Fear not, because this post is for all of you long distance lovers out there and,…

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berry springs nature reserve northern territory australia

Cool Off at the Berry Springs Nature Reserve, Darwin, Australia

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It’s the end of Australia week on the blog and I am finishing it off by showcasing a few gorgeous photos of the Berry Springs Nature Reserve. If you remember back to the blog about the Territory Wildlife Park, you will remember that I mentioned that it is a great idea to pack your swimwear and take a dip in…

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jumping crocodile cruise northern territory australia

The Must See Jumping Crocodile Cruise in Darwin, Australia

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The Australian Saltwater Crocodile is the largest reptile in the world. The ultimate apex predator who has remained virtually unchanged for millions of years. If you are in the Northern Territory and want to see them up close and in the wild, then look no further. The jumping crocodile cruise is a tour that you need to do.

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Mataranka Thermal Pool. Must see and do Darwin.

A Road Trip to the Mataranka Thermal Pool from Darwin, Australia

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Tonight on the blog, we are venturing about 100km south of the small town of Katherine in the Northern Territory to a hidden gem called Mataranka. I had never been to Mataranka and felt like this trip was as good a time as any to head down there and see what all the fuss was about. So my husband and…

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Territory Wildlife Park

A Day at The Territory Wildlife Park, Darwin, Australia

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The Territory Wildlife Park is nestled 45 minutes away from Darwin and is a wildlife park that needs to be on your ‘must see’ list while visiting the Top End. The park boasts enclosures that allow you to see the array of animals in their natural environments as well as keeper demonstrations and interactive encounters, so there really is something…

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