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

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