• Throwback Thursday: Random Access Memory (RAM)

    As a new feature here at dougandmegan[dot]com, we’re going to try and post a Throwback Thursday-related article every, uh, Thursday. A coworker of mine posted a link to this article in one of our Slack channels, and I thought it was worth posting here. I am fascinated by the progress that’s been made in the field… Read more »

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    Posted on March 10, 2016 by
  • Ken Block’s Gymkhana EIGHT: Ultimate Exotic Playground; Dubai

    As a huge fan of Ken Block and his work, I had to share his Gymkhana Eight video immediately! Having visited Dubai a time or two while deployed to UAE, it’s awesome to see Ken doing his thing in some of these familiar places. Be sure to check out Gymkhana 1 through 7 if you… Read more »

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    Posted on March 1, 2016 by
  • Last day in Kauai and our recommendations

    Since our flight didn’t depart until 6:30pm, we enjoyed a leisurely morning in our condo, savored the ocean view one last time, and then headed to Lihue. We stopped at the Kauai Community Market and enjoyed some fresh coconut water before heading to Costco to pick up some souvenirs of Koloa rum and a big bag of… Read more »

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    Posted on February 21, 2016 by
  • Hiking the Napali coast and the best sushi I’ve ever eaten

    After our failed attempt at hiking the Napali coast earlier in the week, we decided to try our luck again. We hit the trail at about 9:30am and found it open (red danger tape still up, but not blocking the way). We knew this was going to be tough (especially not having done a strenuous… Read more »

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    Posted on February 20, 2016 by
  • Kiahuna beach and anniversary dinner

    Since the waves were not letting up on the north coast, we thought we would try our luck snorkeling one of the southern facing beaches. We headed down to the Poipu area (we visited it briefly in this post) and found a beach next to the Sheraton that was less busy called Kiahuna beach. This… Read more »

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    Posted on February 19, 2016 by
  • Trail closure, chick attack, and making the best of a rainy day

    We started off our day with the best of intentions of hiking the Kalalau trail on the Napali coast. However, when we arrived to the trail head, we were greeted with red tape, police, and trail closure signs. We couldn’t get any immediate information about the status of the trail or when the park service… Read more »

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    Posted on February 18, 2016 by
  • North shore food tour and Mahiko Lounge

    On one of our first nights here, we happened to stumble upon the Tasting Kauai food tour. Last year, we took a walking food tour through Puerto Rico and it was educational, interactive, and delicious. So, when we saw this food tour highlighting the north shore, we were sold. This four hour tour started at… Read more »

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    Posted on February 17, 2016 by
  • Chocolate farm tour and waterfalls

    Yesterday we started our day with coffee and egg sandwiches on taro buns from Passion Bakery Cafe before heading up to the family owned Steelgrass Farms for our chocolate and farm tour. During this 3 hour tour, we learned about growing, harvesting, and making vanilla beans and chocolate. Each vanilla bean on this farm is hand pollinated… Read more »

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    Posted on February 16, 2016 by
  • Helicopter tour and exploring the south shore

    Words cannot express how amazing our morning helicopter tour was. We had front row seats in the helicopter for our 60 minute island circle tour with Island Helicopters. Our helicopter pilot was excellent as we had a lot of close-up views of mountains, waterfalls, and a grumpy old goat (apparently this is quite rare as… Read more »

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    Posted on February 15, 2016 by
  • Ke’e beach and Kauai exploration

    We woke up bright and early (still on Utah time) on our second day and conveniently caught the sunrise. After a quick breakfast of chocolate-banana croissants and local coffee from Haole Girl Island Sweets, we decided to explore the island a bit. Kauai has one main road and if you go the the very end of… Read more »

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    Posted on February 14, 2016 by