Adventure

Running With the Dinosaurs – Kualoa Ranch Oahu


Dinosaurs exist, and they live with King Kong and some horses and cows. I saw this with my own eyes at Kualoa Ranch in Oahu.

Kualoa Ranch is where they filmed Jurassic Park(remember the stampede?) and Jurassic World, also, Kong: Skull Island, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, 50 First Dates, and over ninety other Hollywood films.

We were able to ATV for a couple of hours around a real World War II bunker, movie sets, and scenes from Jurassic Park.
While I wasn’t there to learn, I was schooled on a few things:

Almost one hundred movies were filmed at Kualoa Ranch.
My thumb is all that’s needed to accelerate an ATV.
Kualoa Ranch is privately owned, originally purchased for $8000.
You can get married at the ranch.
There’s a World War II bunker that shot anti-aircraft weapons here.
T-Rex sightings still happen (see video)

Ziplining, horseback riding, bus tours, and VIP private tours are also available so no one is left out. Cats, they also have cats.

Adventuring around dinosaurs, giant apes, war relics, and cats with a coastal breeze is the perfect way to spend the in the hidden valleys of Oahu. All these things exist in harmony even with humans at Kualoa Ranch.

Have you ever been to Kualoa Ranch? If so, what did you think? Also, what’s your favorite Jurassic Park movie? It has to be the first or last one right? No one ever says Lost World or Part 3…

Share in the comments!

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Con Life

SDCC Fashion Tip: Try Something New Because You Won’t Die (Probably)

What percentage of people care about what they wear to San Diego Comic Con? 

I’ll say 100%. 

Everyone’s making a statement. From graphic tees, to earrings, to evening gowns and yes, now men’s blazers, fans are making a conscious effort to let the world know their passion. 

San Diego Comic Con is a welcoming environment, and amongst fifty thousand people, this would be a great time to try something new when it comes to fashion and style. 

These examples may sound small, but they’re a big step forward for a lot people:

  • Wear a hat (try it backwards)
  • Slimmer pants (not necessarily skinnys)
  • Baggier pants 
  • Cuff your pants (Max 2x)
  • Make your tee a cutoff
  • Show your socks
  • Get a tattoo (EXTREME)
  • Vans instead of Chucks
  • Chucks instead of Vans
  • Layer your graphic tee (denim or flannel or blazer)
  • Color block Your Outfit (Google: DisneyBound)

Whatever new fashion trick you try, it’ll feel uncomfortable for a bit, but it won’t kill you. Eventually, you’ll find your groove. 

The SDCC hype train will carry you, and your new confidence will have you walking the showroom floor and after parties with new style and swag. 

For starters, you can find the latest clothes and styles from the top geek clothing brands at Game of Bloggers Wednesday night at the House of Blues (see below).

What’s something fashionably new you’re trying at San Diego this year? What have you done at a con that you’ve never done before? Share in the comments! 

Culture

Blindsided: A Reaction To Wonder Woman

“My body’s ready.” “I’m so ready.”

No. No one was ready for what Wonder Woman brought as a film and as a message. I boldly say everyone was blindsided by the impact of this film. 

The parallels and symbols of what Diana did on the front lines of the war had levels that transcended time, social norms and emotional barriers. 

And that reveal of her armor, her splendor. The strategy behind that had me reciting righteous expletives in my head. I have goosebumps recalling the scene as I write. 

Wonder Woman as a film is a cultural and historical icon. 

We need to keep talking about Wonder Woman because I know I’m not the only one gushing with wonder. No pun intended. I swear. 

What kind of emotions did Wonder Woman elicit within you while watching? Did it meet or exceed your expectations?

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