• Destinations,  Hawaii,  North America,  Oahu,  Our Adventures,  USA

    Things to do on the North Shore, Oahu

    Aloha! Are you heading to Oahu soon? You’ll definitely want to schedule in time on the beautiful North Shore. While it is known for its big waves (perfect for surfers), there are several other incredible things to do on the North Shore of Oahu. Our family of 3 recently spent time on the North Shore as part of our trip to the beautiful Hawaiian island of Oahu, and we loved every minute. Although we stayed on the East Shore for most of our trip, Oahu is very drive-able, so it was easy to drive to the North Shore when we wanted. Our highlights included exploring Waimea Valley and snorkeling at…

  • Destinations,  Hawaii,  North America,  Oahu,  USA

    Things to do on the East Shore, Oahu

    Aloha! After spending one week on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Oahu, our family can safely say that the East Shore (Windward) is our favorite part of the island! The region is packed with things to do and see, including beautiful beaches (that are especially family-friendly), fun activities, and stunning landscapes, making it the perfect place to settle if you would like to explore beyond Honolulu/Waikiki. We stayed in the beautiful town of Kailua, which was a great destination for exploring the East Shore. In order to get the most out of your stay on Oahu, I highly recommend renting a car. When we compared driving in Hawaii to other…

  • California,  Destinations,  Our Adventures,  Sonoma County,  Traveling with a Baby or Toddler,  USA

    Fall Family Activities To Do in Sonoma County

    Pumpkin Patches, Apple Picking, Fall Festivals, and more! There are so many Fall activities to do in Sonoma County, California. Fall is my favorite time of year! I love the change in the weather, the beautiful orange and red leaves, and the fun activities that come with the season. Fall in Sonoma County is beautiful, and locals and tourists will find that there’s no shortage of fall activities to fill your weeks this fall in Sonoma County. This is our toddler’s second fall, and we do not hesitate to drive throughout the county to enjoy the best activities, so you’ll find that my recommendations stretch from Sebastopol to Healdsburg to…

  • Destinations,  Hawaii,  North America,  Oahu,  Our Adventures,  USA,  Vacation Photo Shoots

    Beach Vacation Photo Shoot in Hawaii + $50 Flytographer Discount Code

    Dreaming of your next beach vacation? Or maybe you already have it on the calendar and now you’re dreaming of a beautiful vacation photo shoot! It is hard to beat the beauty of professional photo sessions on stunning sandy beaches next to gorgeously clear water. Our family recently had a beach vacation photo shoot done in Hawaii with Flytographer, and we love the memories that were captured! We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post. We only recommend products and services that we love! My husband and I discovered Flytographer two years ago when we were planning our babymoon to Paris. We discovered that they…

  • Visiting Utah's National Parks- Zion, Arches, and Bryce Canyon - An Adventure is Calling
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    Visiting Utah’s National Parks: Zion, Arches, & Bryce Canyon

    The National Parks in Southern Utah are incredible! They have a unique beauty to them that I haven’t experienced anywhere else. My husband and I took an unforgettable, amazing road trip through Southern Utah (and Colorado), where we explored the awesome Narrows at Zion National Park, the perfect sandstone arches at Arches National Park, and the unique hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park. We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post. We only recommend products and services that we love! We lived in Orange County, California, so we started our road trip from home. We left in the evening after work and drove to Las Vegas…

  • How to Hike the Narrows at Zion National Park - An Adventure is Calling Blog Banner
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    How to Hike the Narrows at Zion

    Of all the national parks my husband and I have visited together, Zion National Park is one of our favorites. It is located in southwest Utah and its red cliffs are absolutely stunning (everything we hoped for and more!). We visited the park for two days during our road trip across southern Utah, and we knew long before we visited that we wanted to spend a day hiking the Narrows while we were there. We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post. We only recommend products and services that we love! The Narrows (a narrow gorge) is a hike that requires you to wade through…

  • Destinations,  Hawaii,  Kauai,  North America,  Our Adventures,  USA

    10 Things To Do In Kauai

    Our trip to the Hawaiian island of Kauai has been one of our favorite travel destinations. We have longed to go back ever since! We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post. We only recommend products and services that we love! Kauai is truly an outdoor lover’s paradise. The island is home to amazing, beautiful beaches (with awesome snorkeling opportunities!), but it is also filled with gorgeous waterfalls, valleys, and canyons. There are so many opportunities to explore by river and foot (for kayakers and hikers), and it honestly left us breathless! We traveled to Kauai in the spring and loved every moment of our…

  • California,  Destinations,  North America,  Orange County,  Our Adventures,  USA

    Whale Watching in Orange County

    Whale watching is an incredible way to see beautiful whales (of all kinds!) in their natural habitat! We are given the opportunity to go to them and leave them undisturbed, in their natural home (the wide open ocean). As my husband and I have gotten older, we’ve researched the treatment of these animals (and others) more and more, and we have made the decision to never participate in animal tourism that hurts animals. We are thankful for opportunities like these, which allow us to enjoy these beautiful creatures without supporting mistreatment of them. My husband and I have had several amazing whale watching experiences over the years in both Orange…

  • An Adventure is Calling One Week in Kauai Itinerary
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    One Week in Kauai Itinerary

    Of all the trips my husband and I have ever taken, our one week trip to the Hawaiian island of Kauai has been the most relaxing. We loved every minute of our trip and truly did not want to leave. It is an outdoor lover’s paradise! We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post. We only recommend products and services that we love! We joined my side of the family (13 people total, including 5 children) for an amazing week in Kauai during the month of April. The trip was the perfect blend of extended family time and couple time. We took this trip before…

  • An Adventure is Calling Visitng the Grand Canyon with a Baby
    Arizona,  Destinations,  North America,  Our Adventures,  Road Trips,  Traveling with a Baby or Toddler,  USA

    Visiting the Grand Canyon with a Baby

    The Grand Canyon is absolutely stunning, and it is a bucket list item for many people. Our baby girl recently got to cross it off of her list (although I don’t think she realizes it yet!), after our family enjoyed 24 hours there in December. Although our time there was brief, we loved exploring the South Rim of the Grand Canyon during the winter, and it was the perfect time to go with our daughter, who is under one year old. (Note: The North Rim is closed during the winter months.) We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post. We only recommend products and services…