As I wait for the rest of the family to get ready for the day, I’m sitting on the balcony enjoying this view. I’ve scanned through Twitter and Facebook, confirming the world is still where we left it, and then I made sure the social media apps were off my phone and only accessible by my iPad, which will be left behind today.

As I listen and watch life pass by on this little slice of O’ahu I can’t help but think there are many wonderful things that allow us to experience this remotely, but there’s many more things about the Internet that are second best.

Never settle for second best.