Hawaii

Exploring Hawaii – Part 3

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After an awesome kick-ass tour we decided we wanted to explore as much as we could on our own before our flight.  The next morning I woke up and mapped out the locations our guide had shared with us and picked the best plan of action.  I’m pretty damn proud of my agenda (see feature picture)! Thursday we journeyed out on our own. Exploring most of the northern part of the island, Wamea. It was beautiful. We had breakfast at Hawaiian Cafe and everything was delicious. The pancakes were HUGE! After that we drove to Waipolu Valley. Some hike down to black sands beach or down into the valley where there are waterfalls and wild horses. But the activity from …

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Hawaiian Tour – Part 2

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Now it gets fun! Wednesday we had scheduled an all day tour! First we went to Kona Coffee to see how it was made. Granted Im not much into coffee this was lots of fun. The drive itself (off the resort) was worth it. I was happier the further and further we got away from Hilton hahaha. Our tour guide Jon was amazing — extremely kind and knowledgable about everything. After coffee and lunch we went to a bakery and tried some Malasades. Delicious Polynesian donuts. Id show you pictures but we didn’t stop to take any before chowing down haha. After filling our tummy with some treats we visited a gorgeous black sands beach.  The views were incredible.  Mostly …

Honeymooning in Hawaii

Honeymooning in Hawaii – Part 1

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“Our Plane Leaves Tonight!” That is an exact quote by yours truly. But I’ll get to that. So for our honeymoon/one year anniversary (the debate continues) we spent a week in Hawaii! Originally I was thinking we would postpone the trip until a few months after the wedding b/c I couldn’t imagine planning for both the wedding and trip at the same time. But we had a crap ton of points from wedding expenses and a marketing deal from Hilton Grand Club Vacations and so within a few weeks it worked out that we would be going to Hawaii. Now before I get into the details of our trip. A bit about Hilton and this Club (HGCV). So it’s essentially …

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The Moon

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Last week me and PK watched the documentary Antartica on Netflix. It was about how a majority of the earth’s population doesn’t know much about it. How it is so cold, far, and vast that it takes a certain type of person to visit let alone live there. It shared some of the hidden beauties and realities of the circle of life in such a climate. What stood out to me the most was the months where it was mostly dark. The winter. Where there is 2 months of where the sun doesn’t really rise or set but it visible on the horizon and the two months where you don’t see the sun at all. The light and noise pollution …

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My Trip to India

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I was about to write up a post about Hawaii and the wedding but then I remembered “WHOA SLOW YOUR ROLL KRISHNA — what about India?”  So yea — here is my trip to india #tbt post. India was amazing and amazingly HOT.  Some believe that because I’m an american born child that I don’t like it there but they couldn’t be more wrong.  Granted I’ve never lived there I would love to try it out someday.  But until then – visits will have to do. Whenever we visit we stay at the house my Grandfather built (or had gotten built).  Currently my eldest aunt and her son and his family reside there.  My other cousin is around the block and …

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Life After the Wedding

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So we’re about 4 months and 1 week out from the wedding and everything is pretty fantastic. I did have one minor freak out a few days ago but a few hours later the universe unfolded and things worked out, so here we are.  There is definitely enough time between now and the big day for other things to go wrong but for the most part I’m not too worried about it. As long as no one dies, gets terminally ill, or ends up in jail for any reason everything else is manageable. — dontchya think? I know I haven’t been around these past few weeks but I (and PK) have been discussing what we want after the wedding is …

Catalina Island Sunset

Catalina Island

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I’m 27 years old!  Granted the next 363 days will be a bit bleh but turning 27 was great. PK planned this amazing weekend for us and even though he got back into town real late Friday night (more like 2:00 am Saturday morning).  We started the weekend off strong. PK bought us breakfast in the morning and we caught up on all the things we wanted to talk about while he was away.  Then we quickly packed some clothes and hit the road.  A short ride and an amazing boat ride later and we had arrived! No trip is complete without a weird face selfie! We stayed at Hotel Catalina which was this adorable little hotel located minutes away …

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National Farook’s Cali Vacation

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HA! GET IT?! Instead of National Lampoon’s (insert any holiday here) Vacation it’s National Farook’s Cali Vacation, which should really be Global since he travels everywhere all the time but I digress. This past weekend our good friend from New York came to visit us here in the Golden State.  Farook landed Thursday around 5:00 pm and quickly experienced the infamous SoCal traffic.  His words, “It wasn’t that bad.”  It’s funny because it was also the first time PK has ever been stuck in traffic as well. He got to the apartment, go the tour and we got ready to head out to dinner.  We weren’t sure where to take him so we went to Solita’s Mexican restaurant in Huntington.  The wait was insane …

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Naples Island

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YOU GUYS! I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about this yet.  Granted you may not be as excited as I am but if you are ever in Southern California, specifically Long Beach you have got to — absolutely must — check out Naples Island. PK took me there for our date night (which was also our 1 month of being married) and it was absolutely beautiful!  I instagramed the crap out of it but now I’m here to share some details. Money Shot! lol This next photo is my favorite because I truly believe it represents us as a couple so well haha Seriously though, how beautiful is it here. #clouds !! Naples Island is this small nook off of Long …

World Market Center #lvmkt

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Next Steps So the weekend we were in Vegas for Sara and Alex’s pre-wedding party Las Vegas was also hosting a market show! Background Information: I’ve spent my entire novice adult life determining what it is I enjoy doing and what I don’t enjoy doing. Creating, editing, and molding the blueprint of my future. With every passing year I get closer and closer to my most desired lifestyle all while picking up useful skills. I’ve worked as a Project Manager at a marketing and branding agency. I’ve worked as a QA tester and JR Project Manager in the digital department for an advertisement agency. I also worked as a Project Manager in a web development agency. Realizing my path down …