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Category Archive: travel

Only Live Once: Laplanque, France

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By Misty I. I recently visited France again. I’ve already written about food in Paris, so this time I thought you might like to hear about some dishes from the South of France.… Continue reading

Day 3 in Peru — Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu

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We woke up at 3:30 a.m. so we could stand in line at 4 a.m. to catch the 5:30 a.m. bus that would take us to the entrance of Machu Picchu for its 6… Continue reading

Day 2 in Peru — Cusco to Aguas Calientes

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Breakfast was again included at the hotel buffet so we had some eggs and toast in the morning before checking out of our hotel and heading to the hills above Cusco. After stopping… Continue reading

First Day in Peru — Cusco!

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Hello Cusco!  Our guide picked us up from the airport and took us to our hotel Tierra Viva San Blas. We found more free coca leaves in our hotel lobby! We had a… Continue reading

Take the Island of Hawai‘i Pono Pledge

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The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau (IHVB), launched a new public information campaign. This partnership campaign between IHVB and the County of Hawaii aims to educate and encourage residents and visitors to be… Continue reading

Leaving on a jet plane — to Peru!

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I never would have thought I’d have the chance to set foot anywhere in South America. As it turns out, I have an adventurous friend who had Machu Picchu on her bucket list. This… Continue reading

What’s Your Go-To Camera? Why I got an Olloclip

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I love taking photos. The camera I use is the one on my iPhone X. I’ve been happy with the features and quality of the photos I get from it.   If I kept… Continue reading

Hilo Robotics Team Going to Kentucky–Donations Requested

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by Christian Wong, Mechaneers Coach The Mechaneers compete in the VEX IQ Robotics leagues. These six Hilo 4th and 5th graders from DeSilva and Waiakeawaena Elementary Schools are in their first year of… Continue reading

Nashville–Achieving the Dream

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A group of UH Community college educators headed to Nashville to attend a student success conference called Achieving the Dream where we discussed and learned about strategies for student success. I caught the… Continue reading

Hilo Pals in Korea. Day 3 and Olympic Adventure!

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For our last day, we decided to go to an Olympic event.  When we first realized that we were going to be in South Korea while the Winter Olympics were going on, we… Continue reading