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5 Day Kauai Itinerary | Suitcasey

I recently returned from a weeklong vacation in Kauai, the fourth largest Hawaiian island. I thought it might be helpful to share my 5-day itinerary that centers around me and my boyfriend’s interests which include hiking, sunshine and good food. I’m really happy with how the trip went, we fit in a ton of activities […]

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Hike to Hanakapi’ai Falls, Ha’ena State Park | Kauai

If you’ve been following along with my Kauai posts, first of all, thank you for being here, and second, welcome to my favorite part of the trip! When I began researching Kauai, hiking to Hanakapi’ai Falls immediately went to the top of my to-do list. It’s a 9.1 mile out-and-back trail that takes you along […]

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Hiking Sleeping Giant and Ho’opi’i Falls | Kauai

On the eastern side of the island of Kauai, are two really fun and accessible hikes. Sleeping Giant in Wailua and Ho’opi’i Falls near Kapa’a. The trailheads are only about a 15-minute drive from each other so it’s worth checking out both if you’re in the area. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect: Ho’opi’i […]

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Waimea Canyon and Koke’e State Park | Kauai, Hawaii

Located on the western side of the island of Kauai is Waimea Canyon also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Starting in the town of Waimea, a 2-mile scenic drive will take you through two state parks and to tons of scenic overlooks and hiking trialheads. I highly recommend taking Waimea Canyon Drive […]

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Hiking and Beers in Marquette, Michigan

After four days of camping (check out the posts on the Apostle Island and Porcupine Mountains if you missed them) we decided to break up our 10-day road trip with a stop in Marquette, Michigan. We passed through Marquette last year to pick up some sleeping pads for camping (which we still use to this […]

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Grand Marais and Minnesota’s North Shore

To celebrate our two year dating anniversary, my boyfriend Glenn planned a surprise weekend away to Minnesota’s north shore. I’m usually the planner in the relationship but this time I let him take the reins. Most of the activities were a surprise but he’s one of those people who gets too excited about fun things […]

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Minnesota Bucket List

I’ve had a very busy first two months in Minneapolis. You can read about some of the highlights like frozen waterfalls, restaurant week and cross-country skiing in my postĀ Things to do in Minneapolis in February. I decided to keep the momentum going and create a bucket list of a few more Minnesota activities I’d like […]

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Things to do in Minneapolis in February | MPLS Diaries

I’m a Minnesota newbie. February 2019 was my first month living here. It also happened to be the snowiest February in Minneapolis history. I didn’t let that stop me from getting out and experiencing as much as I could. Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite activities from this month and things I would […]

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