Hawaii Collection – Oh my, Hawaii!

I've been blessed to have been to Hawaii four times in the last couple of years (and I am due for another trip).  There is nothing quite like this island paradise. It breath-taking, relaxing, fun, tasty.  You can be adventurous as you want, explore the local cultures and foods, or do absolutely nothing and just enjoy the tropical breezes. I know the East Coast has the Caribbean and I've … [Read more...]

[mis]Adventures in Loco Moco in Hilo

I view the world through a food-colored lens and it definitely is a focus when I travel. One of the best things about traveling to lands near and far is the discovery of unique dishes. The world is a smaller place these days and you can get just about anything anywhere, so it is really cool when you can try a truly local dish in the place it was created. And in Hilo, Hawaii, that dish is loco … [Read more...]

[mis]Adventures in Kona

I knew with the brutal schedule that Mr. Misadventures was going to have during his photography workshop in Hilo, that he was going to need some serious rest and recovery. So for the last three days of our trip to Hawaii, I planned a stay in Kona. Also, after five days of restaurant food (even though it was delicious!) being able to eat or prepare meals would be welcomed. The perfect … [Read more...]

[mis]Adventures in Hilo Redux

Back in January when Mr. Misadventures mentioned he wanted to take a photography workshop in Hilo, I jumped at the chance to return to Hawaii Island. (I didn't even pretend to begrudgingly acquiesce.) I had such an amazing time on my last trip to Hilo that I immediately began dreaming about visiting again. While the hubby was getting up at 3:30 a.m. for a 4 a.m. departure not to return until 11 … [Read more...]

Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort Highlights

Although my stay at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort was brief (way too brief, hello it was Hawaii!) it was the perfect spot to dash in-and-out of, eat at and sleep in during the time I was in Waikiki for SPAMJam. Here are a few highlights from my stay. I arrived Friday afternoon, to this beautiful view, I never get tired of the color of the water in Hawaii! During my weekend I got … [Read more...]

An Interview with Outrigger Resorts Bitsy Kelley

[Instead of just doing a question/answer interview format, I decided to write a essay that highlights the many topics covered in my interview with Bitsy Kelley who graciously spent an hour with me on my recent trip to Oahu to attend the Waikiki SPAMJam.] There is light within Bitsy Kelley. She is effervescent. There is a constant smile in her eyes. She is warm, friendly and gracious and … [Read more...]

Waikiki SPAMJam 2015

SPAMJam. What can I say? It was an incredible experience! I am so thankful to Outrigger Resorts for graciously inviting me to discover what can only be described as a food extravaganza of the highest order! There are doubters. I had many questions on Instagram asking: “is SPAM really a big deal? Does SPAM really taste good?” To all these questions I say: YES! Except for the island of … [Read more...]

Upcoming SPAM Misadventures

It's so funny how life is a series of little events all strung together. I don't often think of SPAM, I do like it, but it is not in Mr. Misadventures repertoire and he does all the cooking in our household! For the most part I usually eat it in the form of musubi (pictured above) from food trucks in San Francisco.  But I also love it in fried rice and with eggs (but then again, I love anything … [Read more...]

Hawaii’s Joie de Vivre Hotels – Eco-conscious Efforts

It's always nice to stay in a great hotel. After a day of adventuring or shopping, or if you are like me, eating, you come to a place that is warm and welcoming (or cool and hip, depending on your preference) with a clean room and a made bed. Sometimes there is a little treat like a bottle of wine or freshly squeezed fruit juice and that just makes your day. You continue to come and go as you … [Read more...]

85 Years of Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendant Uniforms

Did you guys know that Hawaii has a Fashion Week? They didn't, but as of this year they do!  And it is going on right now. In Honolulu.  In fact, Courtney Taira who you met in my interview on Monday is there right now checking it out.  I think it would be cool to check. And when you are celebrating your 85th anniversary in the midst of that fun, you have to show off your own fashion sense.  … [Read more...]