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Australian Water Animals

Indo Pacific Dolphin

Above the ground are some of the world’s most deadliest animals; below the ground and in the water are some of the world’s most deadliest animals – why would anyone want to go to Australia? Simply: it is awesome. Australia is a country and continent unlike any other. For the adventurous traveler, it can be […]

Australian Animals

grey kangaro

Australia has been one of our favorite countries, continents and cultures to visit. From snow capped mountains, ancient rain forest, red deserts and ever crashing oceans all around it, Australia is a top spot for exploring and finding wildlife. My husband Chris and I lived in Australia for about two years and the ability to […]

12 Must-Experience Tonga Moments, Part 2

Uoleva, Tonga

Smiles are the currency of Tonga. The man with the battered boom box wore one as he swayed to a steel drum beat.  Grinning at nothing in particular, one hand held the portable machine while the other slapped out a rhythm on his thigh. “Hey prince, hey princess,” he called out to us, “welcome to paradise!” […]

12 Must-Experience Tonga Moments, Part 1

Uoleva, Tonga

Brass notes hit us before the heat, rushing loudly through the opened airplane door. “Who called out the band?” I asked my boyfriend.  Polished tubas and trumpet bells glinted under the airport floodlights.  Above the instruments, locals cheered and waved frantically from a second-story deck. Smiling graciously, I felt like a celebrity, not a tourist. […]

Lost Ring in Oahu!

ringless

Lost Ring in Oahu! The day just started off on a bad note.  My father in law let the dogs out in the front yard by accident…again.  Leina, my fiancé, dragged herself out of bed early to watch the dogs.  Sasha, our oldest dog, was not the problem.  It was Pa’a, the one year old […]

Champagne Ponds of Hawaii

Huge Natural Warm Springs meet the Ocean

Big Island, Hawaii We stopped at the hard, black lava rock road in my 4 wheel drive Tucson. While technically, my car was four wheel drive, it’s suspension was not high enough to handle most 4 wheel drive jobs on Big Island. After a few chunky clanks to the chassis, I backed out of the […]

Kailua Beach, A Tropical Oasis in Oahu

Enjoying the beach in Kailua, Hawaii

Thank you to Johnny Jet for posting my article about Kailua Beach. George and I really enjoyed our time there. Here is how the article starts: Should you visit the Hawaiian island of Oahu, don’t miss meeting Carol, the wonderful owner at Mani Mele Bed and Breakfast, a tropical oasis steps from the beach on […]

Wandering in Waikiki

Recently my article about our visit to Waikiki posted on the site, JohnnyJet.com. Thank you to Johnny Jet for sharing my post! It starts like this: The area around Waikiki’s famous two mile-long white sand crescent beach is a mecca for tourists. Waikiki means “spouting waters” and is located on Oahu, the third largest of […]

Visit Pearl Harbor

Recently my article about our visit to Pearl Harbor posted on the site, JohnnyJet.com. Thank you to Johnny Jet for sharing my post! It starts like this: My father was born on December 11, 1941 while my grandfather had already joined the military. For my whole life I have heard how my father was born […]

Hawaii: Honolulu Sightseeing

Hbay

by Tara Blair As the largest city on the Hawaiian Islands, Honolulu will provide the ideal tropical holiday. The city is the heart of Hawaii’s government, business and transportation. In fact, the city claims an estimated one million residents. Waikiki Beach With its history of being one of the most famous beaches in the world, […]