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To Brazil!

16/07/2016 - 1 Comment - ManausBrazil

This year our big trip was… BRAZIL! Raquel & Andre are getting married (again! they eloped in Boston prior to moving to Paris in 2014) in Manaus – Raquel’s home town in the heart of the Amazon. We traveled from San Francisco to Panama City and Panama City to Manaus over the course of 18 hours. We… Read more →


Dolphin Discovery Swim

05/09/2015 - 1 Comment - Kailua-KonaUnited States

This morning we left at 6:30 am for our dolphin discovery swim. We were really excited for the opportunity to swim with dolphins, but a little conflicted because we learned yesterday that when dolphins enter sandy bay areas it is because they are trying to sleep. We were happy when our tour guides told us not to… Read more →

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Final Dive on the Big Island

04/09/2015 - Leave a Comment - Kailua-KonaUnited States

During our surface interval we travelled to our final site and got to see some dolphins along the way! Then off into the water we went for our final dive of the trip Dive Stats: Dive Site: Eel Cove, Kona, HI Dive Time: 45 min (we were tired!) Dive Depth: 81 ft

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Morning Dive!

Leave a Comment - Kailua-KonaUnited States

The reschedule of our initial dive (did I remember to mention that? Our night dives were rescheduled from the beginning of the week) resulted in our morning dives being… immediately after our night dives! Suffice it to say we were tired but we were still excited to dive. Less narrative for this one, here’s a… Read more →

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Manta Ray Night Dive

03/09/2015 - 1 Comment - Kailua-KonaUnited States

On board the boat we ate dinner and learned about the Kona manta rays and some other rare ocean life from Emily. Her background in marine science and great personality made our trip beyond incredible – she was hilarious and knew so much about the ocean. The boat crew got everything ready for us as we… Read more →


Mauna Kea Observatory & Stargazing

02/09/2015 - Leave a Comment - HiloUnited States

After stopping to get lunch in Hilo we drove (in the rain) to the meeting spot for our summit stargazing tour on Mauna Kea with Hawaii Forest & Trail. As home to the 13 of the world’s largest and most powerful telescopes operated by astronomers from 11 countries, the summit of Mauna Kea is the world’s largest observatory for… Read more →

Chain of Craters Road

Chain of Craters Road

1 Comment - PāhoaUnited States

I again woke up early and ran – this time 4 miles at “race pace” which was tough to achieve in the humidity (and heat!) of the Volcano rainforest. I made it back at 8:24/mi and Brett had already prepared breakfast in my absence – hooray! Our first stop of the day was Chain of… Read more →