Thoughts, Travel

The Inevitable Goodbye

I stared at the quickly-moving clouds as a tear streamed down my face and fell on the hard granite rock I chose to lounge on. The clouds captivated me. This island captivated me. Clouds flowed and dissolved as pleased. I hate saying goodbyes and therefore I don’t mind not saying them.I read somewhere to always… Continue reading The Inevitable Goodbye

Travel

Flying Standby: A Blessing or a Curse?

I think the time is now to spill the beans about my life of travel. No, I don't make millions. Nope, I didn't find a mysterious bag of benjamins. I simply fly for free [minus the simply]. Ryan and I owe our lucky life of free or nearly free airfare to Ryan's father, who has… Continue reading Flying Standby: A Blessing or a Curse?

Destinations, Travel, travel tips

10 Tips for Backpacking the Big Island of Hawaii

Backpacking Hawaii is a great way to experience the island and the locals. Most visitors to Hawaii stay in resorts. By exploring on foot, you will see sights most tourists won’t see like private beaches, untouched hiking paths, and perfect opportunities to witness both sunrise and sunset by camping on beaches and parks. Disclaimer: This… Continue reading 10 Tips for Backpacking the Big Island of Hawaii