Our Hawaiian Adventure :: Days 4 & 5

Our Hawaiian Adventure | Such the Spot

Day four was an exciting one in our Hawaii itinerary because it marked a big change in our trip: we drove from the Hilo side of the island to the Kona side. But not before stopping at the Hilo Farmer’s Market. It was a high priority on my list because it’s rated as one of the world’s best. I’m so glad we went. Not only were the colorful fruits and flowers a feast for the … Continue reading Our Hawaiian Adventure :: Days 4 & 5

Our Hawaiian Adventure :: day 3

Our Big Island Hawaiian Adventure | Such the Spot

More than one of our children was most excited about Hawaii day three. Why? We had a big ziplining excursion planned for that day. An early start was required; we were scheduled to be at KapohoKine’s downtown Hilo location by 8:00. From there, we quickly filled out the required paperwork and loaded into a van for the short, narrated drive to the zip location. On site, we were happy to find that the crew was … Continue reading Our Hawaiian Adventure :: day 3

Our Hawaiian Adventure :: Days 1 & 2

Hawaii: our Big Island adventure | Such the Spot

We’ve been home from Hawaii for just over a month and already I miss it something fierce. Somehow the desert view out my office window pales in comparison to the white sand beaches of Hawaii. Since I find myself missing that place, I thought now would be the perfect time to share a few blog posts on how we spent our time there. So pack your virtual bags and come along with me to the … Continue reading Our Hawaiian Adventure :: Days 1 & 2

A closer look at Beaches Turks & Caicos

Beaches Turks & Caicos : A Closer Look | Such the Spot

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, I might have made you just the teensiest bit jealous over the last several days. You probably guessed that the azure blue waters and white sandy beaches were not sights from our home here in the desert. You were right; my main squeeze and I escaped to the Caribbean for three blissfully uninterrupted days at Beaches Turks and Caicos for the invitation-only Social Media on the Sand … Continue reading A closer look at Beaches Turks & Caicos

Our top 5 picks for family-friendly fun on the Big Island

**Special thanks to Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Native Guide Hawaii, KapohoKine Adventures, and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel for hosting my family.** Can I just start by telling you that our trip to Hawaii was the best vacation I’ve ever had? It was absolutely my favorite. I was nervous going in because when it comes to Hawaii, everybody has a favorite island. We heard from friends who swear by Oahu, an eye doctor who lives for … Continue reading Our top 5 picks for family-friendly fun on the Big Island

Aloha from Hawaii

Big Island Hawaii photo journal | Such the Spot

You may have noticed a brief interruption in regular posting. It’s because I’m busy soaking up the sun and surf on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii. If you’re interested in following along, you might want to like Such the Spot on Facebook. I’ve been posting a daily photo journal there. Mahalo :)

5 must-have beach vacation outfits

5 Must-have beach vacation outfits | Suchthespot.com

I have a couple of beach trips planned for this summer and fall.  To help pass the time between now and then, I’ve spent some time researching destinations and planning activities.  I’ve pretty much got our itineraries finalized down to where we’re stopping for ice cream.  With all the big stuff planned out, I had to turn my attention to the little things, like, you know, outfits.  Oh, who am I kidding?  You and I … Continue reading 5 must-have beach vacation outfits