7 Days With Family In Oahu, Hawaii

  THIS BLOG IS DIFFERENT than my other ones because family hosted us in Honolulu. Out of the short 7-days we were there, my husband and I spent the most time in Alamoana, the biggest outdoor shopping mall in the US. We went on hikes, sightseeing tours and ate lots fresh Hawaiian Poke Ahi Tuna. Sometimes called “The Gathering Place,” 

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What To Do In Siargao, Philippines

MOST BLOGS I READ ABOUT SIARGAO have travel budgets around 4K per person. But my husband and I wanted to make the most out of our experience in Surigao Del Norte, so we stayed for 5 nights and 6 days. I prefer to travel slowly anyway, taking time to enjoy our destination and let days unfold 

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5 Days In Kauai, Hawaii: Things To See And Do

This 5-day itinerary will take you to 10 tourist spots around Kaua’i, Hawaii. -By Crystal Neri My husband Jovi, and I landed in Kaua’i, Hawaii and went straight to Alamo rental car. By automatic reflex, I grabbed the key and headed straight to the ‘compact’ car section. Only after a while I realized this was a 

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I’m Married! Our Wedding, Part 2

I’M NOW OFFICIALLY MARRIED to Jovi after many years of being together. Here’s Part 2 of a two-part series, with the final same-day edit video and a list of everyone that made it happen for us.  Our wedding suppliers: Giving business to our friends   Our simple gold wedding bands are from Suarez and Sons. 

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I’m Married! Our Wedding, Part 1

I’M NOW OFFICIALLY CRYSTAL NERI, married to Jovi after many years of being together. This is inside story of how we planned our wedding and the people and choices that guided our decisions. Here’s Part 1 of this two-part series, starting with the planning stages.  “Your wedding should reflect who you are as everyday people.” For the 

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