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Oahu

For today's blog post, I thought it would be fun to list what I thought were the ten best Instagram spots around Honolulu. As much as I have a love-hate relationship with Instagram, I always find myself trying to find Instagram-worthy locations to take pictures of. Even though I am way more comfortable taking pictures behind the camera, I know one day I'll appreciate the pictures that I'm in. Granted, Instagram has taken photography to

Oahu

During our Hawaii trip this past February, we decided to fly to Oahu and spend nine glorious days at the Prince Waikiki Hotel. If you've read my previous blog post about traveling to Hawaii during COVID, then you probably already know that a small group of us decided to "work from home" for a week in Hawaii. Since we were planning on staying nine days, we wanted to stay somewhere that was comfortable for all

Hawaii

It truly is a strange time to be traveling to Hawaii during COVID right now. Almost exactly one year ago, a group of us were off to Oahu to celebrate my birthday for four days. It was the first big group trip I've done in a while and I was so excited. Deep down, I was also nervous because a new virus was coming out of China and making its way around the world. Hawaii

Colorado

Earlier this year, we were lucky enough to visit Colorado and stay at the beautiful Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas. A little back story to this is that we were supposed to stay here for a week-long snowboarding trip the previous season. My friend had a timeshare at the Sheraton and planned a trip for all of us. Unfortunately, this same friend also bought a motorcycle for himself the same year. He took it out on

Utah

Everyone seriously needs to stay at one of these tiny homes at Escalante Escapes. It's located in Escalante, Utah and is right outside Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. Out of all the places we've been, we were surprised to find such luxurious accommodations in a very small town. I mean this is a type of town where we had Subway and breakfast sandwiches from a gas station for our meals. It was going to be

Utah

Have you heard of Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Slot Canyons? Well, I hadn't until I was searching for hikes to do at Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. If you have been following along on my previous posts, you would know we just visited Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. The last stop on our Utah trip was Grand Staircase Escalante (GSE) National Monument. I wished we could have traveled farther to Capitol Reef, Canyonlands,

Utah

Watching the sunrise over Inspiration Point in Bryce Canyon was one of the most beautiful moments I experienced on this trip. I want to first start off by saying though that it was unbearably COLD! The coldest temperatures I've ever experienced in my life. Since we started before sunrise, the temperature outside was already at 0 °F. What I didn't factor in was the wind chill which made it -18 °F below! I was DYING.

Utah

I must have been crazy to want to hike Angels Landing in the dead of winter. I've been to Zion National Park multiple times during the summer, but never during the winter. This was going to be my first time. I seriously couldn't wait and was planning like a madwoman for months. I've never hiked Angels Landing, let alone in the winter, so I really didn't know what to expect. I've seen so many pictures

Las Vegas

Today we're going to explore another Chase Luxury Hotel and Resort Collection property: Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. So, let's begin by saying that this trip wasn't even supposed to happen. One day I was looking at my Southwest Airlines account and noticed that there was $111 of unused Southwest credit. I haven't been flying as I used to and I must have forgotten all about it. The credit was due to expire in

Washington

On the second installment of my photography series (first installment can be found here), we're going to visit Palouse Falls in Washington. When I first heard about Palouse Falls, I thought it would be an excellent place to shoot some landscape photography. Luckily, we were already in the city of Walla Walla, Washington on a wine tasting trip so we decided we would make an afternoon trip of it. Originally, we had planned on doing