Entries Tagged as 'travel'

Magic Kingdom Fireworks

May 6th, 2014 · No Comments

If you’ve ever been to Disneyland or Disney World, especially during the holidays, you know there really is nothing quite as spectacular as a Disney fireworks show. Because they’re Disney, they spare no expense, so the pyrotechnics are amazing on their own merit. But something as simple as Cinderella’s castle just standing there and being […]

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Giraffe Ranch, Dade City, Florida

May 5th, 2014 · 2 Comments

While I was planning our recent vacation to Central Florida, I decided to check Google for whether the region had anything worth exploring other than Disney World and Universal Studios. I didn’t come up with a whole lot, but I did find mention of something called Giraffe Ranch Farm Tours on a Visit Florida website. […]

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Kona: Run for Hope Weekend

September 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Every year, the Four Seasons Hualālai at Historic Ka‘ūpūlehu hosts its Run for Hope Weekend, the proceeds from which benefit the American Cancer Society and the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center. For a while now, the Friends of the Cancer Center have paid for volunteers from the Cancer Center to fly to and stay in […]

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Travelog: Chicago, June 2011

June 16th, 2011 · 6 Comments

I finally had some time off this past week, so you know what that means: CHICAGO! Yes, we already covered that ground earlier this year . . . but that was during hockey season. Now it’s time for some BASEBALL! We were only in the Midwest for a slightly extended holiday (Kamehameha Day) weekend, which […]

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Food in Chicago: Salads

March 29th, 2011 · 2 Comments

I know, it seems like there should be an entire blog devoted to food in Chicago. There probably is one, but that blog isn’t mine, so Chicago food is only going to get a few entries here – a few entries per year, anyway. I thought I’d tackle salads first. Here are my favorite salads […]

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Skating at Wrigley

March 28th, 2011 · No Comments

The first things we did when we got to Chicago were eat and ice skate. Since we were planning on hitting up the ice, we needed to eat something light, but we didn’t want to waste time on McDonald’s. Thank goodness for Portillo’s, which is just a block away from our hotel in River North […]

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Honolulu City Lights

September 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment

When the Keola Beamer wrote “Honolulu City Lights,” I’m pretty sure he was inspired by something like this: These aren’t views from my house in the valley, but from the 30-something-th floor at the Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio, where a friend of a friend was staying a few weeks ago. We went up to the […]

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Kona Vacation: September 2010

September 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Since everybody seems to think I’m always on vacation anyway ;o) . . . here are some highlights from our trip to Kona a couple of weeks ago: Madagascar day geckos are more commonly found on the Big Island than anywhere else in Hawai‘i. They are delightful to look at – and, fortunately for photographers, […]

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Taste of Chicago 2010

June 27th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Yes, it’s that time of year again: time for me to visit the Midwest and love it but not be able to resist complaining about how freaking HOT it is. Because it is. As cold as Chicago gets in the winter, it gets pretty damned hot in the summer. And I’m taking “what WINDY city?!” […]

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Where Else We’ve Been: Mid-Atlantic

May 9th, 2010 · 4 Comments

I just realized that I only covered half of our last trip. For shame! We also had a great time visiting with my aunt and uncle in Maryland and the surrounding area, including our nation’s capital (where only one tree along the tidal basin actually had any cherry blossoms left) . . . . . […]

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