Aloha… Adventure… Repeat…, my lifestyle blog… So who am I??? My name is ‘Ilikea and I enjoy all the simple things in life. I am a wife, a mom, a daughter, a granddaughter, a sister, an aunt, a dancer, a teacher, a crazy friend and a lover of adventure and exploration…

So, before you read any further I should clarify that I do not claim to be an expert by any means. I am however skilled in living a crazy, fun-loving life in Hawaii surrounded by family and friends and on occasion exploring my dreams and the world to create magical adventures and memories. I do admit that I am far from perfect, but I do enjoy the life that I live even through all my ‘learning moments’ that come with my own shortcomings and little mess-ups.

I have been blessed to be born and raised on the island of O’ahu in Hawai’i. It is absolute paradise. The weather is constantly tropical, we are surrounded by lush green mountains, beautiful oceans and a melting pot of people who share a welcoming, family spirit that we call ‘aloha’. The islands are rich with a variety of cultures that peak my interests to want to learn and experience more of what’s out in the world.

I am 39 years old. I have been married for 10 years. We have 3 beautiful children (2 teenage boys and a little princess). As a family, we love to spend quality time together. On occasion, we enjoy a little friendly competition between all of us whether it’s a simple game of Go Fish, a volleyball game or running a 10k race. We also enjoy the adventure of exploring the world to see and learn about new people and places, and we try our best to pack a little fun and adventure in between.

I am currently a teacher at the youth correctional facility on O’ahu. It is definitely not a job for the faint at heart. It does however push me to explore different ways to look at things and different ways to reach and teach a variety of youth.

At first, I was very apprehensive about starting a blog and putting myself out there. But, as I read through a variety of blogs and how to start one, I decided that this was the next journey that I’d like to embark upon. I plan to write about life in Hawai’i, family, my dreams, adventures, travel and other random experiences that I can share. I also plan to explore different ways to use this blog to travel and to make money.

So, here I am… Pick up your glass and come with me. I’m excited to share my experiences and knowledge with you as I embark on this new journey…