Gwyneth Lake Provincial Park

We packed up Kronk and started our 6-day road trip up North.

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Hiking Cobble Hill Mountain

I should have known that when my cousin Jeff said that the hike we are doing was an “easy hike” – I should have actually interpreted it as “easy for him, steep hike for me“. Continue reading

Deadman Falls

 Today was not at all how I expected it would go.

Let’s start at the beginning briefly – Adrian and I woke up early and packed the truck and headed to Deadman Valley. 

We drove through dirty roads and passed by abandoned houses. Continue reading

ACCIDENTALLY OFF-ROADING IN A MINI-VAN (KONA DAY 8)

My brother-in-law turned a little early, and thought he was going the right way to the beach (he wasn’t). When we got to gravel road and later potholes, he decided to commit and keep going as we can see the ocean ahead and a few cars, so “there must be something there, right?”.

Normally I would be all for it! EXCEPT: 1) We were in a mini-van 2) My parents were not into it 3) My sister was not into it 4) My 4-year old nephew was not enjoying it 5) My 1-year old nephew was not into it, but then promptly fell asleep and 6) I was more worried about the tires.

But we committed.

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HAKUNA BAY + I FINALLY GOT TO SEE A SEA TURTLE! (KONA DAY 4)

Today was a day full of activities!

Went to the Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company factory to get some shortbread cookies for my co-worker. These are by far my favourite shortbread cookies!

From there we went and spent time at Hakuna Bay. This, I remember being, where I filmed a time lapse of the sun setting. It’s nice to go earlier in the afternoon and spend some time in the water.

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I Sat Beside 2 Drunk Girls On My Flight to Kona (Kona Day 1)

10:25am – I was out the door and in the car as my brother in law, Anthony, drove me to YVR airport. My flight was at 1:59pm, but I prefer arriving a little early to get through security and just settle and maybe grab a bite to eat.

Luckily, by having a Nexus card, I breezed through the security line-up quite easily. It took a total of maybe 7 minutes (?) Not long at all! I almost forgot my Toronto Blue Jays hat because I breezed through security so easily!

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ELFIN LAKES

I finally made it to Elfin Lakes! My friend, Adrian, has been trying to get me to make it out there for the past year!

It was a good test for me as I started doing kickboxing at the start of this year and I wanted to improve my strength and conditioning. It’s an 11km hike (there and back), in total 22km.

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EXPLORING GOLDSTREAM TRESTLE

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Day 4 – Krabi, Thailand

Today we went on a second boat tour! I think this was probably one of my favourites! We went and visited the 7 Phi Phi Islands.

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Day 1 – Krabi, Thailand

First day in Thailand! We had a wonderful stay in the first Villa we were staying at (where I learnt that you could pay a fee if you flush your own poop!).

We were scheduled to go to another villa closer into town, so we decided to explore and find some lunch before we headed to our next location.

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