I just got back from Hawaii. I visited Oahu and Kauai. Oahu certainly had more varied delicious restaurants from which to choose, but we were able to find a few gems in Kauai. Here are my recommendations. Disclaimer: my husband and I begrudgingly acknowledge that we fit the “foodie” stereotype. We prefer restaurants that have… Read more
You can also read about my packing list plan, pre-trip. Personal item: Arc’teryx Mantis 26L This bag held up well between airport and car rental commutes, as a daybag in the town, and as a hiking bag along short hikes. Below is the bag with what it held on the way back home, after some… Read more
Islands and Duration: Oahu (4 nights, 4.5 days), Kauai (5 nights, 5 days) Considerations pack as little as possible without sacrificing comfort Since I’m still dabbling in minimalism, a few of my recent subreddit obsessions are r/onebag, r/HerOneBag, and r/ultralight. As a result, compared to previous trips, I’ve decided to downsize my camera from a… Read more
For the past month, I’ve been searching for the perfect bike EDC/hiking/traveling backpack. I have gone through 11 bags. Finally, after learning and relearning about all my preferences, I settled down on the Deuter SL Trans Alpine 26L Pro. Before purchasing both the Deuter SL Trans Alpine 28L and the 26L Pro to try in… Read more
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