The goal of PuffinTreesCo is to inspire many to learn introspectively and break free of any struggles that hinder the ultimate goals in life. To learn, explore, discover, recreate, and innovate.

We really want to encourage and inspire people to look outside of the box or cycle they created for themselves

We do this by sharing our journey, experiences of different countries and cultures, how to relate with other peoples, even from various backgrounds and various settings.

Welcome, and many mahalos



Born and raised on the island of Oahu,  Sam grew up seeing the ocean all around, making the world she lives in that much smaller, yet the people within it that much closer.  She grew up knowing all the generations of her family, from her great grandparents, to her grandparents, her aunties, uncles, cousins, which she treasures.  Deep down, her friends are her family too, and their parents are also aunties and uncles all teaching us life lessons.  But even with all the close ties and love (plus the warm sand beaches and unique island cuisine), there lurks island fever. The underlying nagging that there is more to life far away from this rock in the middle of the sea. Sam believes in always keeping an open mind, and consistently seeking knowledge.  
"Through travel with my husband we experience and grow so much.  We see ourselves and the world in a different light that doesn't shine the way it does at home.  To take a risk is scary, to examine your life is challenging, but, as Socrates once said, 'a life left un-examined is a life not worth living.'"



On his quest for his personal legend, with his beautiful soulmate by his side, Russell pursues in his quest to understanding the world. Through the finest of palaces and into the thickets of darkness, this pursuit for understanding and unity of humanity is a worthy ideal every step of the way. Various hobbies and arts keep this buddha's mind young, and you'll always find him trying to learn and understand more. His passion and curiosity of the unknown urges this scientist to expand into various other fields. A compassionate stoic of sorts with the goal of working towards peace within himself and those he encounters. Onward, into the abyss of our minds...

"There is a deeper meaning to life that we understand as children. Our imaginations connect us to the universe, and inevitably to one another. We are gods of our world; being that it may, our actions define who we are. My love and I will venture onto our life journey exploring the world and the larger picture within ourselves"