I still can't believe it! This is unreal! I am currently on the Big Island of Hawaii and I am OBSESSED with the way of life out here. The food, the culture, the landscape. The Hawaiian culture has always intrigued and inspired me. For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to travel (or live) on Hawaii and I cannot believe I am finally here, living out my dream.

As you know, Hawaii is pretty much on the complete other side of the world from New York, so it was never very realistic for me to get here, but Hawaii was always in the back of my mind. I am so lucky and thankful I have a job that lets me travel and see the world, all while creating amazing content and feeding my favorite hobbies.

The landscape is incredible out here. When you're driving down the "highway", all you see is empty land. To be honest, I wouldn't even call it land. It's black rock, or hardened lava. It's absolutely stunning against the blue sky and aqua water. It's still blowing my mind that I'm standing on a volcano. I will upload some more photos in the days to come!

I am so excited to begin exploring these islands. I am staying on the Big Island right now but I will be on Oahu later this fall with my best friends from home! Soooo stoked to see Pipeline going off! I am so thankful for these opportunities and appreciate life every single day. I've finally found heaven!!!!!

Jessica Altieri