Archive for November, 2008

 | November 18, 2008 5:00 pm

Well, I’ve been in Hawaii for a couple days now and as much fun as I know I’m going ti have over the next two months, I got to say, I miss having my car.

I hate planing very far in advance. Normally while traveling, I don’t know in the mornings where I’ll be sleeping that night. I may have a general idea of where I want to go, but this whole having to plan and book rooms/campsites is cramping my style. Too much stress! I suppose I’ll get the hang of it though. When I get to the Big Island I’ll stay longer in each place and that should help.

Tonight I’m trying out my tent for the first time. It’s pretty windy, but I guess that’s why it’s called the windward coast. I’ve got my tent all set up on a nice spot next to the ocean and even though it’s only 3 in the afternoon I plan on just hanging out here, not doing much and putting off worrying about accomadations for the rest of my trip until tomorrow.

Hostels are nice, but I still got to say that traveling by and sleeping in a car is much, much simpler.

Living out of a backpack for the next two months.

 | November 14, 2008 10:42 am

I think I’m nearly completely packed up for my two months in Hawaii.  Which is good, since I leave early tomorrow morning. It’s strange, but I love packing.  All the planning and making guesses as to what I’m going to need or not need. Together my backpack, day bag and purse are down to about 40 pounds. I’d like to be lighter, but at this point I don’t think there’s much I could take out.  About 12 pounds of that is camera and recording equipment, and most of the rest is camping stuff.  I’m hoping to save a fair amount of money by camping as much as possible, so we’ll see how that works out.

Any suggestions for things to see or do on Oahu, Kauai or the Big Island would be greatly appreciated!

Updating my links page

 | November 3, 2008 10:03 am

I had a great weekend hanging out with some old friends.  (I love it when old friends move closer!

Now I’m back to work and am updating my links page (“Other Stops on the Road”).  I know I’m missing a lot of great pages, send me your suggestions.

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