Warm Winter Vacations: 20 Getaways to Escape the Cold

If you’re planning to beat the Winter blues and escape the cold for warm winter vacations, you’re not alone. Many people actually explore good warm getaways to avoid the chilly weather, at least for a couple of days. In a perfect world, anyone who wants to visit warm places in December to February outside the … Continue Reading

20 Best Places To Visit In Hawaii

The 20 Best Places To Visit In Hawaii

Planning a honeymoon, vacation, or a quick getaway to Hawaii and wondering where to go? Well, look no further because this is a rundown of all the best places to visit in Hawaii. Hawaii is the youngest state and the only archipelago, which was formed by volcanic activity. It thus offers a beautiful landscape with … Continue Reading

7 Best Waterfalls in the US (That You Haven’t Heard Of)

Few things are as exhilarating and picturesque as seeing a towering cascade of water crashing down before you. I’ve had the privilege of being able to visit quite a few of the best waterfalls in the US over the course of my life. Everyone already knows that Niagara and Yosemite falls are some of the … Continue Reading

How to Swim with Dolphins in Kona & What to Expect

There are plenty of dolphins off the Hawaii coast, and if you get the chance to swim with dolphins in Kona, you should definitely take it. Most of them are Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins. They are smaller than the better known bottle-nose dolphins which can make them more difficult to spot. That is, unless you find … Continue Reading

Snorkeling vs Scuba Diving – Best Way To See Hawaii’s Manta Rays

I recently answered a whole lot of questions about swimming with Hawaii’s manta rays.  I hope those answers have helped to ease some of your fears and hesitations.  There was one question though that I struggled with.  After typing way too many paragraphs for a Q&A type post I realized that this question warranted a … Continue Reading

Manta Ray Night Snorkel in Kona – Was It Scary?

Cover photo is a Scenic States photo from the Georgia Aquarium. The Manta Ray Night Dive/Snorkel off the coast of Kona, Hawaii is certainly a bucket-list attraction.  It has made many lists such as CNN’s 50 Best Dive Sites,  National Geographic’s Top 10 Things To Do In Hawaii, and PADI’s Top 5 Places To Scuba Dive With … Continue Reading

Spending 3 Weeks Visiting California and Hawaii

Wow.  It’s been a while since my last post, but I promise it’s for good reason.  I’ve been traveling on quite a fantastic 20 day adventure through LA and Hawaii (specifically the Big Island and Maui). There truly is so much to see and do throughout the US.  It’s amazing that you can spend almost … Continue Reading