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Adventurous Places North America

Snorkeling in Hanauma Bay

There are many amazing things to be found on the island of Oahu. One activity definitely worth mentioning is snorkeling in Hanauma Bay. The name Hanauma is actually derived from two Hawaiian words, “hana” which means bay, and “uma” meaning curved. The curved bay is actually a natural pool that was formed inside of a volcanic […]

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The Trail to the Summit of Diamond Head Crater

Aloha from Waikiki! Rebecca was already five months pregnant when we landed in Oahu on that warm and sunny day in April. That being said, all of our recreational opportunities on the island have been far more tame than what we would typically do when exploring a new place. With things like surfing, parasailing, and […]

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Never Go Caving with a Bun in the Oven

Never go caving with a bun in the oven, It’s just not the safe thing to do. Since you can’t see your feet, You might slip on some peat, and at the very least, blow out a shoe.   The view from the upper Makau Cave. Never go caving with a bun in the oven, […]

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Adventurous Places North America

Scenes from Haleiwa and the North Shore

Located on Oahu’s North Shore, in beautiful Waiaula Bay, lies the “malahia” (laid-back) surfing community of Haleiwa. This small town, full of unique shops and eateries, is the first thing visitors will encounter right before reaching the North Shore. Since pregnancy and surfing aren’t recommended by most physicians, Rebecca and I spent the day staying […]

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Adventurous Places Europe

Into Innsbruck’s Old Town

Neatly tucked away inside the North Chain of the Karwendal Alps lies the city of Innsbruck, Austria. The city is well-known for its winter sports and there is even an Olympic ski jump on the south side of town. Because Olympic ski jumps are highly frowned upon when one is pregnant, Rebecca and I decided […]