The Big Island – Hawaii – Day 4

First stop of the day was Lava Tree State Park (free entry & parking).  The reviews made me think we’d only want to be there about 15 minutes, but the path was actually longer than we thought and it was very pretty.  Imagine slow moving lava surrounding and burning trees as it progresses towards the... Continue Reading →

The Big Island – Hawaii – Day 1 & 2

We found a great deal on flights to the Big Island ($280 roundtrip using Flights From Home), so we decided to take the whole family on an adventure. Jeri and I have been to Oahu and Maui and love the Hawaiian Islands, and jumped at this opportunity to see another island. Traveling to Hawaii during... Continue Reading →

Rome & Vatican

We made a spontaneous 7 day trip to Italy this April because of a great airfare deal ($461 roundtrip from SLC). It wasn't a direct flight and we had a layover in LAX each direction, so the total travel time was around 24 hours. When we arrived at Milan, we took a train to Rome.... Continue Reading →

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