Photo Post – Lava Landscapes

Hawaii's volcanoes - active, dormant and extinct - offer amazing landscapes and scenery, and a lot of it. Almost anything on Hawaii is touched by lava at some point and it makes for some amazingly beautiful landscapes. Here are my best shots from our two weeks on Hawai'i. From the slopes of the volcanoes... https://www.flickr.com/photos/dirtybanana/35750221304/in/dateposted-public/

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A city girl survives the desert

After a few days in the tropical rainforests of Australia, it was time for a visit to the Outback. I'll admit I was not excited about this part...at all. I'm a city girl through and through, so the idea of being in the literal middle of nowhere for 4 days was pretty unappealing--not to mention …

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We’ve gone to the Land Down Under

When we were planning all of these travels, we were torn between heading towards Asia vs. Oceania after Hawaii, since both routes were plausible. After researching flight prices, best routes, and weather patterns (i.e. avoiding monsoon season in Asia), we decided Oceania should go first. Yes, we recognized this meant we would be going to …

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Photo Post – Mt. Haleakala Sunset

After a long trek up to the summit of Mt. Haleakala (read all about it in Sally's Maui post), we were rewarded with spectacular landscapes and views across the island. We came for the sunset, of course, but got there early in plenty of time. The rugged, windswept terrain offered a fascinating interplay of light …

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Following Our Travel Updates

Just a quick update on how to follow our travels, if you simply can't get enough of our adventures😉. Pick whatever works best for you! Dirty Banana Goes Global Blog: This, obviously! Comprehensive updates with photos, although sometimes a bit behind our actual travels. Instagram: Follow us on Instagram (Sally and/or Ben) if you like frequent photo and …

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What to Pack: Gentlemen Edition – part 2

In part 2 of the Gentlemen Edition packing list, I'll focus on a variety of miscellaneous items that will come in handy at various times during our travel, as well as my photography gear. For details on clothing and other everyday items have a look at part 1. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS Multi-tool: Lots of travel blogs recommend …

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