Exploring The Big Island – Part 3

Exploring The Big Island – Part 3

Leaving Hilo, we hit the road to visit the Volcanoes National Park. During our visit, we are in the midst of the longest government shutdown so we weren’t certain what would be open or accessible to the public. It wasn’t clear reviewing the website if the...
Exploring The Big Island – Part 2

Exploring The Big Island – Part 2

The Big Island of Hawaii is very easy to travel around. Great highways link the main parts of the island within a couple of hour drive from about anywhere. One day trip we did was Hilo on the Northeast part of the Island. We left the Western side and drove over the...
Exploring The Big Island – Part 1

Exploring The Big Island – Part 1

Leaving bright and early on a cold January day, we departed Portland (PDX) for the Big Island of Hawaii. A six-hour flight followed that was thankfully uneventful. What we missed on the flight? Food. Gone are the days where airlines have a variety of food to serve...
Din Tai Fung Portland Opening

Din Tai Fung Portland Opening

After over a month of waiting for our reservation, we ate at the new Portland Restaurant Din Tai Fung that opened in Washington Square. You are greeted by a brigade of dumpling chefs carefully rolling, stuffing, and crimping each dumpling with precision and care. As...