Chun’s Reef: Tide Pooling Fun on Oahu’s North Shore

What’s one of the best, most useful travel tips out there and one you hear most often?  For me it’s one simple piece of advice that seems to come up over and over again.

Ask a local.

Following this tip almost always yields good results, and hey, if not, at least you struck up a conversation with someone new.  You never know where that connection might lead you.

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Baby #2: Welcoming Our Newest Wild Adventurer

It’s a Girl!

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Just one week ago, on December 14, 2014, our second wild adventurer, Georgia, arrived, right on time! After a tough labor, but easy delivery, filled with laughter in fact, she joined our little family and made it complete.

For those who like specifics, here are some of her stats:

Born: Sunday, 12/14/14, 8:50 am

Weight: 8 pounds (even!)

Height: 20 inches

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She’s an eating machine, and already fitting right into the family with a love of getting out and about for walks (short ones so far) and other outings with her big brother. We are so blessed and lucky to have Grandparents in town to take care of us and provide some amazing support.

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We’re slowly getting back into the swing of things, but especially with the holidays coming, expect the blog to be rather quiet.  We may share an adventure or two on facebook, instagram, and twitter, so be sure to connect there to see what we might be up to!

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Merry Christmas!

 

Flying While Pregnant: Ideas on Staying Comfortable in Flight

Baby #2 is coming! Believe it or not (that’s me talking to myself) in just a few short weeks, we will be welcoming our second little adventurer into the world.  He or she has already been coming along on quite a few journeys, and has probably logged more miles than Bergen (now 3 years old) when I was pregnant with him.  We believe in the importance of traveling as a family, and more than ever we felt it was essential to build that bond as a family of 3 before adding another member.

I flew several times during the pregnancy, but it was on our last trip, a week in Oahu at about 28 weeks, that I really took notice and reflected on some best practices for air travel while pregnant.  Considering that I’ve had more discomfort during this pregnancy, I was somewhat anxious for how this last set of flights would go.  Not worried enough, of course to be alarmed or call anything off, but cautious.

In the end, I didn’t have much to worry about as the flights to and from Oahu went smoothly.  With a few implementations and considerations, I was comfortable, and the experience wasn’t too far from flying without a mini “passenger”:

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