HOW TO TRAVEL WITH A TODDLER FROM HONOLULU TO KYOTO

HOW TO TRAVEL WITH A TODDLER FROM HONOLULU TO KYOTO

Can you believe the holidays are here!? Time is flying by and I wish it would slow down a bit. We just got back from Japan a few weeks ago and it was seriously one of our best trips! Traveling with a toddler isn’t always the easiest, especially an international trip! We were so afraid because of how long the flight was, but thank goodness she was so well behaved and all the activities I brought kept her busy. (I have to thank Melissa & Doug removable sticker books and their water and color pads) We found an unreal deal to Japan on Air Asia for $298 RT! Yes, you heard that right.

TRAVEL TECHNIQUES WITH SPYDER

TRAVEL TECHNIQUES WITH SPYDER

Happy Aloha Friday everyone!! The other day I did a special blog post over on Spyder’s website and just wanted to share a tid bit from it. We are taking our first international trip to Tokyo with Kaia in a few months and I shared why it’s important to travel with her and some rules we make as a family when it comes to traveling. We’ve been traveling with her since she was two months old, but never farther than Utah, so I’m anxious to see how this trip will go, mainly just the flight! I’ve already ordered some great toddler toys for the airplane that I hope will keep her occupied till we absolutely need to break out the iPad. (If you recommend any toys great for long flights, please comment on this post or e-mail me. Your tips are greatly appreciated).

TOP 10 TIPS FOR TRAVELING LIKE A PRO

TOP 10 TIPS FOR TRAVELING LIKE A PRO

We’ve been traveling a ton lately and with many more trips planned for the summer, we seem to have the packing down like a pro. With our top 10 tips, we hope these can make your summer travels easier! If you have any tips, be sure to leave a comment below. 

HONUA KAI RESORT & SPA

HONUA KAI RESORT & SPA

At Honua Kai Resort and Spa, on the Kaanapali Beach coast of Maui, is the perfect family getaway. With just a quick plane ride from Honolulu, you will find a little slice of heaven on this stretch of coastline be it poolside or at the beach. With each luxury studio, one, two or three bedroom suite, you will find that they each come with a gourmet kitchen, large lanai’s and in-room washer/dryer making it convenient for the whole ohana to enjoy like you’re back at home, but with services you will find at a luxury hotel.

SPYDER X SHAPE TAKE TAHOE

SPYDER X SHAPE TAKE TAHOE

If you guys have been following my Instagram, you will know that I went on an amazing trip with Spyder Activewear and Shape Magazine two weeks ago. (It was a pinch me moment for sure!) Amie Engerbretson who is a professional skier sponsored by Spyder, hosted us to a fab weekend in her hometown- Squaw Valley. Tahoe was one place that I’ve never been to that I’ve always wanted to visit. Flying in from Honolulu was a trek, but so worth all the planes and automobiles to get to our cabin for the fun-filled, bucket list weekend.

HOW TO MAKE SUSHI THE NOBU MATSUHISA WAY

HOW TO MAKE SUSHI THE NOBU MATSUHISA WAY

Last week, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa was in town for a few days visiting his new Nobu Honolulu restaurant that just opened up in Ward Village. (That whole area is booming!) We had the great pleasure in joining him for a private sushi making class with a few others that was quite memorable to say the least. Each of us had our own little sushi-making station setup with delicious fresh fish to make nigiri and hand rolls. Nobu started off explaining that he follows a six-step process for making nigiri and let’s just say, it’s so much harder than it looks!