postheadericon Eternity Bay / Halona Cove – Oahu, HI {Photography}





 The Halona Cove Beach / Eternity Bay is located near the Halona Blowhole and Sandy Beach in Oahu, Hawaii







postheadericon Sandy Beach Park – Oahu, HI {Photo Essay}










postheadericon Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort – Hotel Review



Visiting Hawaii (Oahu) with Kids – Hilton Hawaiian Village

Choosing the right area to stay in can be a tough decision.  Between the famous North Shore and Turtle Bay area, the beautiful and peaceful Ko’Olina area on the Leeward Coast, the breathtakingly stunning Kailua area on the Windward Coast, or the infamous Waikiki Beach area in Southern Oahu the choices are endless.

After hours of searching hotels and trying to decide the best fit for our family we decided to stay in Waikiki Beach -a bustling beach city full of life!  We chose Hilton Hawaiian Village because of it’s sprawling grounds, multiple pools, lagoon, and wide beautiful stretch of beach.  It’s also within walking distance to shopping, dining, and entertainment.


Did you Know:  The North Shore is an infamous spot that attracts surfers from around the world, but those big waves do not happen in the summertime.  They are in the winter months (November-February).  Summer waves are gentle making it a perfect spot for beginners.

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postheadericon Campfire Lodgings ~ Review by Travel and Photography Today

Campfire Lodgings


Campfire Lodgings Mountaintop Camping – Asheville, NC

Located just minutes from downtown Asheville, NC, Campfire Lodgings was a perfect place for our first trip in the new travel trailer!  It offeres paved back-in sites with full hookups and each site has a grill and picnic table.  The premium sites have a million dollar view (pictured above) and the other sites are just a short walk from the open common area so everyone can enjoy it.

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postheadericon Kayaking in Hilton Head

Kayaking with Dolphins Hilton Head Island

Kayaking with Dolphins in Hilton Head

Who:  Spencer, Myself, and our two girls.

What:  Kayaking the pristine waterways and inlets of Hilton Head Island.

When/Where:  First thing in the morning on Broad Creek.

Why:  Our goal was to see dolphins in their natural habitats.  Mission accomplished!

If you are looking for a fun and active way to get on the water and see dolphins in their natural habitat in Hilton Head consider renting kayaks and paddling the calm inlets of the island!  We chose Kayak Hilton Head and renting two tandem kayaks for two hours.  This gave us more than enough time to explore the waterways and see a lot of gentle, slow moving dolphins right next to our kayaks!

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postheadericon Maui with Kids: Amazing Stay @ Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa

Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa


On our recent trip to Maui we decided to stay at the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa for the second time!  A couple years ago my husband and I stayed here and fell in love with the resort and knew when we returned with our kids we’d want to stay again!

One of the most popular beaches on Maui is Kaanapali Beach and Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa is perfectly situated at the end where black lava rock meets the ocean.  This popular snorkeling spot known as Black Rock is one of the many reasons we love this resort!   When you combine comfortable rooms, expansive grounds, an amazing pool, and a beach that offers both a sandy bottom and amazing snorkeling with a beautiful tropical reef and fish you have to perfect recipe for an unforgettable Maui vacation!


Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa on Kaanapali Beach

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postheadericon Scenic Drive on Oahu ~ Tantalus and Round Top Drive

View of Honolulu and Diamond Head Crater


Where to See Amazing Views of Diamond Head Crater and Waikiki

If you have a little bit of time to spare and want to see amazing views of Diamond Head Crater, Honolulu and Waikiki consider driving Round Top Drive!  It’s hard to believe that only minutes away from the bustling city, but here you can get some of the most magnificent views in all of Oahu!

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postheadericon North Carolina Winery: Elkin Creek Vineyard

Elkin Creek Vineyard {Photo Essay}


Elkin Creek Tasting Room


Elkin Creek Vineyard is located in Yadkin Valley Wine Country, just one hour north of Charlotte and only 20 minutes from the Virginia border!

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postheadericon Visiting Hawaii with Kids

Kayaking Kailua Beach


Visiting Hawaii with Kids

Is traveling that far really worth it?  That is a question I frequently get asked when talking about visiting Hawaii.  The simple answer is YES!  It is.  Endless sunshine and the kind of weather you dream of, soft sand between your toes and beautiful beaches at every turn, tropical reefs just off of the beaches, and more things to do than you can pack into your vacation are the exact recipe for a perfect vacation and I think it’s definitely worth the journey!


Flying to Hawaii

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postheadericon Hawaii Must (Photo Essay)

Black Sand BeachBlack Rock at Kaanapali BeachHonolua Bay Top Snorkel SpotRock Jumpers at Black Rock MauiDolphins in MauiParagon Sailing Drive the BoatChip and Jeanette SNUBAMaui SunsetBlack Rock Maui

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