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Top 5 Reasons Hawai’i is Still the Best Vacation Destination

Top 5 Reasons Hawai’i is Still the Best Vacation Destination

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A few weeks before moving back to Hawai’i, a friend from Oregon told me that “We keep thinking about taking a trip to Hawai’i but Cancun always wins because it just seems to be a better value for our money.” I respect…

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King Kamehameha in Hilo Town and Volcano, Hawai’i – Part 2

King Kamehameha in Hilo Town and Volcano, Hawai’i – Part 2

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Kamehameha the Great was the first king of the United Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands. His actual name was Kalani Pai’ea Wohi o Kaleikini Keali’ikui Kamehameha o ‘Iolani i Kaiwikapu kau’i Ka Liholiho K’nui’kea – which history has shortened to Kamehameha the…

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland

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Hanane’s citizenship ceremony was two days before Thanksgiving and rather than going to Portland and then driving back to Reedsport, we decided to revel in the company of family and friends and enjoy being surrounded by people who overwhelmingly did not vote…

Trees of Mystery – A Northern California Coast Roadside Attraction featuring Giant Testicles

Trees of Mystery – A Northern California Coast Roadside Attraction featuring Giant Testicles

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I’ve never been one to pass by a roadside attraction – many of them disappoint – but not Trees of Mystery in Klamath, California. I remember visiting it as a child when my family went camping in the Redwoods – the giant…