Permaculture on Hawaii’s Big Island

La’akea Community is an intentional permaculture community near Pahoa, on the Big Island of Hawai’i. On our recent trip to the Big Island, we had a chance to visit La’akea and spend a night there¬† learning about some of the farming techniques used in the community, as well how the community structures itself. The Community sits on approximately 23 acres…

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Coastal Adventure in Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay is a beautiful city along the Pacific Coast in San Mateo County, California. If you live in the Bay Area, and want to get a feel of the scenic Big Sur, or the Morro Bay ambiance, without having to travel too far, this is the place to go. The city is super charming, it offers more than…

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The Lovely Vineyard

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you spend an entire day at a vineyard? My husband volunteered at this lovely vineyard for seven weeks, right before we met, and there he met a man who he say is one of the biggest influences of his life. When we went to Oregon last summer, we had the…

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Oakland Zoo Day Trip

There’s always something fun to discover and do in Oakland. Early this month, we went to the Oakland Zoo, a 45 acre land “nestled within the rolling hills of the 525-acre Knowland Park”, which serves as home to “660 native and exotic animals”. It was a leisurely day visit. A group of cute baboons welcomed us — there were about…

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