Best Things to do in Ohau, Hawaii

Ohau, Hawaii

Check out the article I wrote for Kaleidoskope Magazine: Best Things to do in Ohau, Hawaii about my previous trip to Ohau, Hawaii–my first dream turquoise bucket list destination during my around-the-world-travels. This post brought up so many fond memories of my solo backpacking adventure to 22 incredible countries. Hawaii is just one of them, but it’s amongst my top favourites. I bet you’ll soon see why! Continue reading

5 Incredible Musts when in Oahu, Hawaii

HawaiiOahu, Hawaii  

I knew I would find an abundance of turquoise in Hawaii. I’ve always imagined Hawaii to be a place where houses would be painted turquoise. I was right. From the beautiful turquoise coloured beaches, to the island’s décor, turquoise can be spotted. It would appear that Hawaii’s colour of choice is turquoise. I couldn’t capture all that is turquoise on Oahu. There is turquoise around every corner, which left a permanent smile on my face. Continue reading

Last Chance, Contest Closes Today:Spartan Race Giveaway-Continental U.S. and Hawaii

This year’s summer and fall Spartan Races are coming up and to get you even more excited about the events… I am giving away two 2014 Spartan Race Codes: one for the continental U.S. and the other for Hawaii. In fact, there are actually three races happening in Hawaii and endless options in the U.S.. Is it your dream to run a race in Hawaii or the United States? Are you ready for a running vacation? Or were you already planning to do one of the Spartan Races and want to win your entrance? Let’s make these dreams a reality. Pick out your favorite sneakers and start logging the kilometres because here’s your chance to win! During the month of June I’ll be running (no pun indented) the Spartan Race Giveaway on Turquoise Compass for your chance to win a race code for a U.S. race or Hawaii race. Be sure to enter the contest while you can. Continue reading

For all Fitness Freaks: Spartan Race Giveaway-Continental U.S. and Hawaii

This year’s summer and fall Spartan Races are coming up and to get you even more excited about the events… I am giving away two 2014 Spartan Race Codes: one for the continental U.S. and the other for Hawaii. In fact, there are actually three races happening in Hawaii and endless options in the U.S.. Is it your dream to run a race in Hawaii or the United States? Are you ready for a running vacation? Or were you already planning to do one of the Spartan Races and want to win your entrance? Let’s make these dreams a reality. Pick out your favorite sneakers and start logging the kilometres because here’s your chance to win! During the month of June I’ll be running (no pun indented) the Spartan Race Giveaway on Turquoise Compass for your chance to win a race code for a U.S. race or Hawaii race. Be sure to enter the contest while you can. Continue reading

My Five Favourite Turquoise Destinations in 2013 & 2014

You Should Go There

I’m nominating 5 places in which I think ‘you should go there’. I can’t wait to return to these amazing turquoise destinations.

Hawaii

Hawaii

If you know me then you know that I am a lover of the ocean and the beach!  There is nothing better than being by or in the sea. Growing up in a small fishing village on the coast in Atlantic Canada has made me extremely passionate about being close to the water. I don’t often travel too far from the coast and even if I do it’s not long before I find myself back on a beach. Hawaii is one of the best destinations to be if you are a lover of the sea. With two weeks in Hawaii, I spent every day on the beach and in the water. All of the water sports I did allowed me to get the best turquoise experience Hawaii can offer. I also tried in Hawaii for the first time two items on my 2013 bucket list: kite surfing and paddle boarding. Hawaii truly is one of the best countries if you love to be on the beach and active in the water. Continue reading

Lanikai Studios: Sleeping in Paradise

Lanikai Studios

During my time in Hawaii, I fell in love with Lanikai Beach on the Eastern shore of Oahu. Although every beach on Oahu has something unique to offer I couldn’t help but love Lanikai a little bit more than the others. Its calm turquoise clear water was the perfect place to swim, snorkel, or to just wade in the warm shallow water. Walking along the powder white sandy beach for sunrise with the Nā Mokulua islands in the background was beyond anything I have seen before. Hiking Pillbox for sunset to see the sun magically disappear behind the mountains was tranquil and enlightening. It is no wonder why I love Lanikai. What made my Lanikai experience even better was staying 30 yards from the most beautiful beach on the island at Lanikai Studios (Kailua Beach Rentals). Continue reading