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TRAVEL CHANNEL: Tandem Surfing

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Many of my favorite memories are from days I spent with my hanai big brother Brian Keaulana. Brian is a wealth of information when it comes to anything to do with the ocean. The first day I met him, he taught me how to standup paddle, canoe surf and tandem surf.

Soooooooo… Yeah.

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  So I’ve heard it time and time again… the middle children never get as much attention as the first. The novelty has worn off and parents have already “been there, done that.” I’m a first-born … so I wouldn’t know about that… ha ha! My husband, Kaimi, is the second child and he jokingly… Read More

Two Years of Marriage Bliss

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  My relationship is perfectly imperfect.     On March 9, 2013 – I pretty much married myself! ha ha! My husband and I have very similar personalities. We are stubborn, hardheaded, bossy and ALWAYS think we are right. We are also very sensitive, deeply caring, generous and love with all of our hearts.  … Read More

We Saw a Mama & Baby Whale Breaching!

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I couldn’t have scripted this whale watch to happen any better than it did. PERFECTION. Sunday night, Uncle Mike Spalding posted on FB an invitation for anyone that wanted to join him on a whale watching adventure…

A Weird Yet Surprisingly Fun Place… in Puna

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I felt compelled to write about this place because it was just so wonderfully weird. It’s called the “Hobby Garden” – my mom just created (by that I mean she jack-hammered the ground and built) her own koi pond in the front yard. She needs koi.

TRAVEL CHANNEL: Kapena Falls

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I have to admit… this one was not on my list. Sometimes, when you’re on a production you just have to go with what the producers want. Soooo, I did. Kapena falls is a dangerous area – people have died there. The water has the potential to carry leptospirosis and the cliff-jump is unsafe.

TRAVEL CHANNEL: Making Ti Leaf Lei

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This Travel Channel project is extra rewarding for me because I actually had a say in producing, field producing, location scouting and even scheduling everything! The original list was a little too “touristy” for me…

TRAVEL CHANNEL: Kahuku Local Grinds

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To sustain ourselves during our intense 3-day shoot we had to make sure to fuel our bodies with onolicious (yummy) food! The two spots that ended up getting featured in our Travel Channel episode were Kahuku Superette and …

TRAVEL CHANNEL: Dirt Biking

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I have to admit, dirt biking has never been on my list of things I must do in my lifetime. I like to have a little more “protection” between me the ground and other moving or fixed objects that could cross my path. I’ve always been kind of a scaredy cat…

The Wall Of Love…

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  Every year I post our Christmas and holiday cards on two rows of strings on our wall. I love receiving Christmas cards, reading them and looking at them! Makes my heart smile to see the smiling faces of family and friends on that wall as I walk up our stairs into our home. When… Read More

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