Champagne Ponds of Hawaii

Champagne Ponds of Hawaii

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 … Continued

Not Wasting Time: Meet Plan Go Career Break Style

  In October 2011, George and I were the hosts for Meet Plan Go Los Angeles, part of 17 cities hosting events about Career Breaks, Mini-Retirements and Long Term Travel. We had traveled for nearly a year in 2008-9 and this month we left again for at least a year. Meet Plan Go National recently … Continued

Kailua Beach, A Tropical Oasis in Oahu

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 … Continued

10 Questions from Contiki!

Thank you to Contiki Blog for a wonderful interview asking me TEN GREAT QUESTIONS including: When and where did you first travel by yourself, and why did you choose that particular destination? Will you be shocked to know it was ARIZONA! Which destinations are you consistently drawn to, and why?  (Places you’ll always come back … Continued

Couples Travel Together: How do we do it?

Our year journey in South East Asia started July 2, 2012. When we were gone for eleven months in 2008, one of the common questions was, “How can you spend so much time together?” We were recently  interviewed about Traveling as a Couple by Travelinksites: Today we have the fine pair behind the super blog … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Hawaii: Honolulu Sightseeing

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, … Continued

Merrie Monarch Hula Festival

Merrie Monarch Festival 2012, Kanaka’ole Stadium, Hilo, Hawaii The elevated wood stage is well lit by the flood lights above. A giant arch serves as the ceiling, giving the feel of being in a wind tunnel as two sides of the arena are open air. Through that wind, comes a bouquet of smells; fresh night … Continued

Do you have to have cash?

In The End of Money and the Future of Civilization, Thomas H. Greco states: Money is such a basic feature of our everyday lives that a world without it almost inconceivable. It is a thing as necessary as air, water, food—because, in a developed economy, it is by the process of exchange that we acquire … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel