Catch a Wave with a Kauai Surf School Lesson

Catch a Wave with a Kauai Surf School Lesson

Who wouldn’t want to go to Hawaii and ride the waves? Our kids did for sure. When we planned our Hawaii trip, we asked the kids what one activity they most wanted to do. Our daughter insisted on taking a surfing lesson. After a lot…

The Best Things to Do on Oahu

The Best Things to Do on Oahu

When people think of visiting the Hawaiian Islands, most people think about Oahu. After all, Honolulu (the capital and largest city in the state) is on Oahu. Flights to and from the island are plentiful. And there is a plethora of things to do on…

Visiting Lake Tahoe’s Kings Beach

Visiting Lake Tahoe’s Kings Beach

Lake Tahoe is one of the most spectacular alpine lakes in the world. People travel from around the world to catch a glimpse of the lake’s pristine beauty among the Sierra Nevada mountains. The lake, straddling the borders of California and Nevada,  is a popular…

Best Family Activities on Kauai

Best Family Activities on Kauai

Kauai is the Garden Island of Hawaii. After spending five days on the island, we can confirm that it deserves this name. The scenery is stunning and once you are on the island, it is difficult to leave. Fortunately, there are plenty of family activities…

Spending the Day at Starfish Island, Belize

Spending the Day at Starfish Island, Belize

There’s nothing like a beach day! Every once in awhile, the best thing for the body and the soul is a day at the beach. And what better than a day at the beach on your birthday. We visited Belize via cruise ship on my…

Ten Not-To-Be-Missed Activities at Gumbalimba Park on Roatan Island

Ten Not-To-Be-Missed Activities at Gumbalimba Park on Roatan Island

Honduras is not a popular vacation destination. In fact, the country has one of the highest homicide rates in the world. However, Roatan Island just off the mainland of Honduras, is a popular and relative safe destination. Cruise ships dock at Roatan regularly. On West…

Cozumel’s Spectacular El Mirador Beach

Cozumel’s Spectacular El Mirador Beach

During a recent cruise, our family visited Cozumel, Mexico. While in port, my son and I toured the island, visiting a number of island locales. While on the east side of the island, we stopped at El Mirador Beach. The beach boasts a picture perfect…

Entertaining and Family Friendly Northern Nevada

Entertaining and Family Friendly Northern Nevada

I was born and raised in the “Biggest Little City in the World.” Reno, Nevada — like it’s southern counterpart Las Vegas — is not considered a family friendly destination. In the 1930s and 40s it was the Divorce Capital of the World, as many…

A Winter Trip to Lake Tahoe’s Sand Harbor

A Winter Trip to Lake Tahoe’s Sand Harbor

Spanning two states, Lake Tahoe is a photographer and nature lover’s dream landscape. The mountain lake is world-renown for its clarity and beauty. The surrounding snow-capped mountains attract snow skiers and snow boarders from around the world. Drives around the Lake offer stunning vista landscapes…