Friday, August 22, 2014

Vote For Me: Define Your Aloha

It would mean the world to me if you all could vote for me everyday until September 16th (or at least just today) for the Define Your Aloha photo contest from SPG Hawaii. Please click the link, click me!, and vote for the photo you see below.

{My Aloha, My Peace at Mauna Kea Beach, Hawaii Island}

What does Aloha mean to you? Thank you for voting and have a wonderful weekend!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Weekly Travel Pic

Today I wanted to share a picture that has been on the blog before but I wanted to highlight it again. This is from my time in Norway. This was taken while I was on a walk in the town I was staying in, H√łnefoss. The river was so still on the serface and it picked up the colors of the sky perfectly.


Monday, August 18, 2014


I have been SO excited to share this project with y'all! It just took me a while to get it all done.

So I saw this post on YoungHouseLove and I knew I had to do the same thing! Unfortunately I read the post too late and all the large calendars were sold out! Boo! So I settled for the flip calendar that is supposed to sit on your desk. Once it was in I measured the page and my very talented dad made the frames for me (since they were an odd size). Then I painted them black and hung them in our guest room.

{In Process}
{all done!}
I love these little pictures, its such a fun way to bring traveling into the home.

How do you bring your love for travel into your home?

Friday, August 15, 2014

When Vacations Attack

Imagine you are on a safari, a once in a life time adventure. As you are driving a long you see an elephant, "Oh  honey, look at the elephant coming our way..." one might say. Well what happens when that elephant has an itch he can't scratch?!?! Pictures below...

{Hmmm, whats that smell?, Source: Armand Grobler}

{Thats the spot right there!, Source: Armand Grobler}

{ohhh yeah!!!!, Source: Armand Grobler}

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Weekly Travel Pic

Today's picture is actually about 20 pictures all tied together to make a gif. This is the beautiful Mauna Kea beach on Hawaii Island. I love this beach! Its crystal clear blue water, the lava rocks and the green of the trees...oh, whats not to love?! Hawaii, you'll always have my heart!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Extreme Travelers: 90 year old is Running Across America

Ernie Andrus, the 90 year old World War II veteran started running/jogging/walking across the country last October from San Diego. In June, when CBS News profiled him, he was in Payson, Ariz. And now, more than 10 months after he started, he has crossed into New Mexico.

{Source, Ernie's Facebook Page}
Ernie runs three days a week. Each running day he covers as much ground as his legs will carry him, and then catches a ride back to his RV. He drives to the spot he stopped running and chills out until he's ready to set off again.

Ernie explains that his journey will end when he reaches the Atlantic Ocean, near Brunswick, Georgia, some two to four years down the line.

There is a point to his running, he is helping to raise money for the LST 325 SHIP MEMORIAL, INC. Ernie was one of the crew that brought the LST 325 back from the Isle of Crete, Greece to the US in 2000, 2001 as aired on the history channel as The Return of LST 325. One thousand fifty one LSTs were built during World War II. The 325 is the only one left that has been restored and is still operational. Plans were being made to return the ship to Normandy for the D day memorial service (D day plus 70, 2014) and beach it at the same location where it was on Omaha beach 70 years before. The cost of taking this ship across the Atlantic and back is tremendous. Shortage of finances caused the 2014 trip to be canceled. Perhaps we can raise enough money for D Day plus 75 in 2019.

{Source, Ernie's Facebook Page}
You can also join Ernie on his runs. Catch up with him using the links below.

Friday, August 8, 2014

No More Meals on Shorter First Class Flights

American airlines, along with US Airways, has decided to discontinue full meals on flights less than three hours for first class passengers.

1 hour or Less: Your snack will be packaged
1 to 2 hours: Your snack will come in a basket
Up to 2 hrs 45 mins: Your snack basket will be enhanced with fruit, breads, or sandwiches and other packaged snacks

{Lufthansa Business Class, Paris to Frankfurt}

{United Business Class, Houston to Chicago}
For me, one of the best things about first class is that I get some food prepared on a cute little tray with tiny salt and pepper shakers. Now you’re telling me that I have to fork over all this money for a comfortable seat and I won’t even get a hot meal?!?! WTF?!?! Where is the humanity?! (I’m only half joking here…seriously, you pay A LOT for first class). Luckily, I am a United flyer and don’t have to deal with this…YET.

American is keeping full meals on some of their routes that are frequented by business travelers. Flights to and from Dallas-Fort Worth to Chicago O’Hare, Chicago to New York’s LaGuardia and JFK, and Boston, Denver, Raleigh-Durham, and Washington’s Reagan National.

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