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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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
We’ve arrived in Kauai!
We have made it to paradise! We have a pretty cool Jeep Wrangler to cruise around in (already took the hard top off to enjoy the ocean breeze). After a quick trip to Costco to get some champagne and some board shorts for Doug (those are in short supply in Utah at the moment), we… Read more »Posted on February 13, 2016 by Megan
And….we’re back! Sort of.
Forgive us for the lack of content here, but we just got dougandmegan[dot]com back up and running. Someone – alright, it was me – let our past registration lapse and things were out of commission here for a while. As I sit here at 32,010 feet on our way to Kauai and think about the… Read more »Posted on February 12, 2016 by Douglas