Oahu, Hawaii in 72 Hours

What to see and do in Oahu, Hawaii.
Aliʻiōlani Hale with King Kamehameha V Statue out front.

When booking long-haul flights, do you ever think about spending a few extra days in your connecting city to break up the trip? Or maybe you just want to get away for a quick trip but don’t have a lot of time to give up. Sometimes, a short trip can be just as fulfilling as a week or two away.

While researching our flights from New Zealand back to Toronto, Tristan and I weren’t exactly excited about the prospect of spending 24+ total hours up in the air. As we looked over our route (Christchurch to Sydney, Sydney to Honolulu, Honolulu to Vancouver, Vancouver to Toronto) we couldn’t help but feel a little excited that we’d be flying through Hawaii. So we did what any sane person would do (right?). We decided to break up the trip and spend 2 nights in Honolulu, Oahu. I know, toughest decision of our lives! Our flights also worked out in such a way that we would arrive at 8am and depart in the evening, so it meant we had 3 days to spend on the island. Read more “Oahu, Hawaii in 72 Hours”

Video: Snapshots of New York City


I hadn’t planned on making a video while I was in New York. I really just wanted to roam around, take some pictures, and soak in my surroundings. I didn’t want to be bogged down with spending lots of time planning, shooting, and making sure I had all the necessary shots. But I guess after going to school for video production, working in the TV industry, and shooting dozens of videos during my backpacking trip, I couldn’t get away with not making a video about my trip to New York City.

After I got home and I went through my memory cards, it turned out I had actually captured quite a lot of video footage about the things I did and saw in the city. So with the addition of some of my photos, I had enough material to put together a fun, “snapshot” look of the Big Apple. The video is meant to give you a quick glimpse of some of the sights you can take in, along with a closer look at life in New York. Read more “Video: Snapshots of New York City”