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What I’ve learned about seeing the Aurora Borealis

Monday, February 18, 2019


Andy and have gone aurora chasing to Iceland and Alaska, with some limited success. In Iceland, we saw the aurora, but without color — only white and gray. In Alaska, we had some of the same issues and also encountered cloudy weather. We did see the aurora in color from the tarmac of our departing […]

Thrilling ride down 1664 feet and 26 switchbacks

Sunday, July 14, 2013


Thanks to Beth of BeersandBeans.com, we have a photo of me riding a mule named Chevy down the trail to Kalaupapa on Molokai. This steep, cliff-side trail drops 1664 feet in elevation. With each of the 26 switchbacks, Chevy took the turns wide — at the edge of the trail. I was clinging on to […]

Scenic cruising through Norway

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


I wrote a guest post about our two cruises of Norway with Seabourn. As a destination blogger specializing in Hawaii, I don’t normally have the opportunity to write in a narrative style.  So, I had fun writing the guest post. Please check it out.

Scenes from Norway Cruise on Seabourn

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


After cruising Southeast Alaska on Regent the summer of 2009, we certainly developed a taste full on appetite for luxury cruises — especially cruises that provide almost constant scenery en route to the next port. This year, we talked about how we’d like to cruise Alaska again in the hopes of better weather. After reviewing […]

Our 12-Day Tour of New Zealand

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Ah, beautiful N Zed! What a pleasure it was to tour the North and South Islands of kiwi country in 2010. Planning a trip to New Zealand can be a tad overwhelming. Whether you’re in the midst of making your own travel plans or considering a future trip, I hope you’ll  find some useful travel […]

Sunset Reflections

Friday, March 4, 2011


Recently on Go Visit Hawaii, I asked readers to share their favorite thing about Hawaii. One of the most frequent responses was the sunsets. So, that’s got me wondering why are we so enamored with sunsets? Wherever Andy and I travel, we like to know when the sun sets and if there’s a scenic spot […]

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