9 (almost) free things to do on Oahu

Hawaii as a whole has a reputation for being very expensive. And it can be. But with any travel destination, research is major key in helping you stay on budget. This could be the difference in having a vacation that is budget friendly vs breaking the bank. I prefer the former, therefore I'm willing to put in a little legwork to help me stretch my coin.

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Memory Lane: A Quick Photographic Trip

I'm sure I'm not the only one that houses (read: hoards) hundreds of travel photos in their phones.  I have a ton, and while I used Flickr and Google Photos to store them, I have a hard time with pressing that delete button.  I like to scroll through and remind myself of travel moments and inspire myself to get back to those moments and create new ones.  When I'm traveling I don't discriminate on the device I'm using to capture said moments.  Whether it's my iPhone or Canon, the challenge is more about capturing what I'm seeing versus what I'm using to capture it.

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Travel Journal: New Mexico

I'd been wanting to go to New Mexico for a few years now, and since I'm in California, I'm taking advantage of quick visits to the western states as much as possible. I had exactly four things on my must do list, visit Santa Fe, mineral hot springs, visit White Sands National Monument, and most exciting, take a hot air balloon ride. 

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Local Tourist: Temecula Valley

I scoured through the likes of Travelzoo and Living Social/Groupon to see what kind of deals were out there.  I'm all about saving a coin while having some fun.  I came across two deals for wineries in Temecula that caught my attention and that didn't require reservations. I've been wanting to visit Temecula for years, and for some reason I've never made the trip.

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5 Tips for Using A Tripod To Capture Amazing Travel Photos

I get asked so many times, “who takes your pictures?!”, whenever I post a self-proclaimed fire picture on my Instagram page.  In a previous post, “How to take pictures while traveling solo”, I shared some ways to take some dope photos while traveling solo that can work for anyone, and shared my (not-so secret) favorite method of taking photos while on my solo travels

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