Category: Travel

Pillbox Hike, Lanikai and Kailua Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

I joined a day excursion to Lanikai and Kailua Beach from my hostel. Our driver dropped us off in the morning at Kailua explaining how we could walk to the trailhead to hike Pillbox, a short trail promising rewarding views of the area. The…

Koko Head Crater and Hanauma Bay Reserve, Oahu, Hawaii

Koko Head Crater Hike: 2.9km round-trip Elevation gain: 302m 1h30 After my diving course, the first day trip I took was a hike at Koko Head and an afternoon snorkelling and relaxing at Hanauma Bay. There are a lot of pillboxes and bunkers on…

Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii

For Spring break this year, I decided to treat myself to my first solo trip since I came back from my South America trip in 2016. It was a long needed alone time for me, but I wanted to make sure it was simple…

Teapot Mountain and Jiufen Old Street, Ruifang, Taiwan

After spending most of our week in the city, it was time to get out of town and get some hiking done. ¬†We headed on the coast for a hike. We chose to hike Teapot Mountain in the Jinguashih region. We had to take…

Taipei, Taiwan

Back in January, I was fortunate enough to take part in a trip to Taiwan, as part of a team presenting projects at an event at the Taiwan National Science Education Center. Most of the activities that we joined during the week were organized…

Mt. Washington and Forbidden Plateau, Comox Valley, BC

It was a short time for our holidays, so we decided to stay on the island and keep exploring our new backyard. All fully equipped now with my new mini-van DIY camper, we found a campground that was still opened in Comox to stay…