There are lots and lots (and lots) of critters here, which range from domesticated to downright creepy. Having already shared with you what the centipedes are like, here is a smattering of other animals we share our days (and nights) with: THE BUGS & OTHER “PESTS” Fruit Flies They are everywhere, small, and supremely annoying. […]
Having grown up just north of the border in Toronto Canada, and with American grandparents (on one side), I'm no stranger to the States and have traversed many of them many times.
Since starting my full-time travels, I lived and volunteered in Hawaii for six months, and I've spent quite a bit of time in different parts of Florida (mostly Hollywood), as well as California, Colorado, and New York.
Having grown up in a day and age when taking candy or rides from strangers was a huge no-no, hitch hiking never showed up on our radar as a way to get anywhere. Since we’ve started to network in travel circles though, we are discovering that hitch hiking provides for relatively easy (and inexpensive) passage, […]
In a short space of 36 hours, we experienced the best and worst of Sea Turtles, Cheeseburgers, and Car Alarms. Having completed the lion’s share of the Open Water Scuba Diver’s course in Edmonton (thanks to a terrific birthday present from Kelly), I had a nagging need to finish my certification by doing the required […]
The dreaded Centipede attacks….again! Here we sit, Kelly reading his book and I writing furiously. Well, I’m not so much writing furiously, as being furious whilst writing! See, just when we thought it was safe to sleep soundly at night; just when we figured that our last middle-of-the-night centipede attack was a rogue and uncommon […]
Every Sunday morning at 10am at Kalani resort there is an event called the Ecstasy Dance. An eclectic selection of dance music is played for the 100 or so attendees, and the cost is a donation of whatever people can afford – generally $5 or $10. We had heard about this event, and figured we’d […]
Every day here we see, smell, and hear more signs that we are in a completely different place from where either of us have ever ventured. Even just the other night, the ocean sounded substantially different from previous nights (without any different weather patterns to change it), and it put us on edge. As we […]
Just in case anybody was wondering, the Hippie culture is alive and well here in Hawaii! We were invited out for an evening at Coco (short for Center Of Conscious Openess), a small retreat/studio where the musician Tina Malia would be playing. Tina Malia is apparently a world-renowned singer/songwriter whose music can be categorized as […]
This is the ferro cement yurt where we live, about 11 miles outside of the town of Pahoa. It is approximately 20ft in diameter, which may seem small, but truly (and especially with all the space on the property, which you’ll soon learn about) it’s all we need! The front door stays open all the […]
One of the wonderful things about tropical Hawaii is the lack of typically evil tropical critters. Critters that are poisonous, or gigantically grotesque, or both. On land at least, there is a distinct absence of such critters. The worst we were told about were some nippy spiders, as well as the dreaded centipede. Although venomous, […]
Panic. Sheer Panic. That’s what we felt after settling in (if you can call it that) at our new home in Kapoho, Hawaii. First, let me go back to tell you how we landed here. After two nights on beautiful Waikiki beach in Honolulu, we were just getting used to the idea that Hawaii will […]
After 18 hours of travel (including layovers, shuttles, and Sonia’s poor car almost not starting at 6am!), we arrived in Honolulu tired but excited. We enjoyed some of the sights of Waikiki beach at sunset and a lovely dinner, before hitting the sack for a well-deserved night of sleep. Halloween day was a whirlwind adventure […]