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  While studying abroad in the Galapagos we took a short boat ride to Isla Tortuga to see the frigate birds mating. The island was speckled with dots of red from these birds. It was pretty awesome. We also snorkeled off the island. We saw a few reef shark, lobitos, and other cool critters. Here are…

Ecuador, Galapagos, South America, Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Tortuga

The Southernmost point in the United States…    

Hawaii, Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: South Point

  I’m going to feed my Hawaii homesickness today and reminisce about Papakolea for this week’s Throwback Thursday. Papakolea, also known as Green Sand Beach, is located on the southernmost portion of the Big Island. It was formed by the eroding of a cinder cone. The green sand comes from olivine, a green gem found…

Hawaii, Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Papakolea Green Sand Beach

   Do you know what gives me a bigger adrenaline rush than dropping in on a wave a little too steep for me or even jumping out of an airplane? Caves. It’s not entirely strange that I can feel my heart pounding in my chest whenever I’m hiking through one. Caves are just plain creepy.…

Galapagos, Throwback Thursday, Travels

Caving Galapagos

  One of the few non-terrible things about living in 29 Palms, CA was that we lived off the same road as the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. It was actually a pretty nice place to do some hiking and rock climbing if it wasn’t 120 degrees outside. When there, I felt like I…

California, Hikes, Throwback Thursday

Joshua Tree National Park

  If I could live anywhere in Hawaii, it would definitely be Waipio Valley. When I was there I truly felt like I was isolated from the rest of the world. It was what I had always imagined Hawaii to be like. To get there you have to drive down a steep road (up to 45 degrees)…

Hawaii, Throwback Thursday

Waipio Valley

  If I could live anywhere in Hawaii, it would definitely be Waipio Valley. When I was there I truly felt like I was isolated from the rest of the world. It was what I had always imagined Hawaii to be like. To get there you have to drive down a steep road (up to 45 degrees)…

Hawaii, Throwback Thursday

Waipio Valley