Alcatraz Island

It wouldn’t be a trip to San Francisco if we didn’t visit the most famous island in the world, now classed as one of America's 61 National Parks. Alcatraz was home to some of the most notorious criminals to have lived at the time between the 30’s and 60’s. Including non other than life gangster, … Continue reading Alcatraz Island

Yankee Dave

Met up with an old friend from a long time ago. He lives here in San Fran. Met at Beretta on Valencia street. So great to catch up after these 18 years. Hopefully we will get another meet up before we head up the coast back to San Fran.

The Exploratorium

If you ever visit San Francisco with kids, The Exploratorium on Pier 15 is an absolute must. By no means a cheap date at $100 per family, but it is certainly a unique experience. The Exploratorium is filled with what can only be described as science experiments on an industrial scale, built to stand a … Continue reading The Exploratorium

San Francisco

We were lucky enough to be loaned the most beautiful flat from Paul, an ex colleague of Tans. Located near Mission district and surrounded by lots of cool things and foody places. It didn’t take us long to feel at home there. San Francisco has a great feel to it, kinda like Hipstery. We spent … Continue reading San Francisco

Zip lining

Second to last day we decided to partake in some Zip Lining. Located just a few miles north of us is Climb Works @ Keana Farm, within which the owner has turned the airspace above, into a Zip Lining experience. We had so much fun. There are 8 of the highest and longest zip lines we … Continue reading Zip lining

Kawela Bay Beach Park

Not to far from where we are staying is a great little beach that you get to via a small forest of Banyan trees. Not just any trees  though. These Banyan trees have seen Johnny Depp dressed up as a pirate and some other people from a show that got lost, called, err, Lost.

Food Trucks

Having completed little research before landing on Hawaii, I had no idea about the standard of food being pumped out of the food trucks here. North Shore is especially loaded with food trucks, and they all serve a main menu theme (Mexican, Shrimp etc.) with quite a few more dishes on offer than we expected … Continue reading Food Trucks

Ad Hoc Dentistry

Whilst we were on the Maili side of the island, one of my dental bridges came loose as a tooth snapped off the root. It wasn’t painful (already root canalled) at all, just annoying. When we got to a dentist, it was a bit of a chin scratcher, followed up with “we need to do … Continue reading Ad Hoc Dentistry

Shark Cove

Today we went for a snorkel off Shark Cove. A semi enclosed area teeming with life. We headed out and were soon greeted by all kinds of reef fish, it was lovely. As we crossed over a drop off to peer under looking for life we came across a baby White Tip Shark sleeping under … Continue reading Shark Cove

North Shore

North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii. Famous for its surf and fabulous beaches, did not disappoint. We’d already been up here a few times in week one to visit the Turtles, and try out the Poke. The accommodation was lower key, but still had a great feel to it and suited the surroundings very well, beachy. From … Continue reading North Shore