Monthly Archives: January 2017

Great Day in Oahu

This week we spent a truly memorable day in Hawaii. Visiting with Tanya’s old boss from 30 years ago and checking out old neighborhoods, big waves at Waimea Bay on the North Shore, Korean barbecue, pre-sunset cocktails at the Royal … Continue reading

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Hanging Out at the Volcano

Tanya and Jay spent Wednesday kicking around the Kilauea volcano on the big island of Hawaii. Naturally, we expected a major eruption to occur right under our feet and we were hoping we could be rushing for shelter as fire, … Continue reading

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At Sea on the Amsterdam

One of our readers suggested we post a description of what it’s like to spend 125 days on a ship sailing around the world. So far we’ve been aboard the Amsterdam for just under one month and here are our … Continue reading

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Never Smile at a Crocodile: Adventures in Costa Rica

“Never smile at a crocodile, never tip your hat and stop to talk awhile. Don’t be taken in by his welcome grin. He’s imagining how well you’d fit within his skin”….From Peter Pan Costa Rica’s Tarcoles River is the home … Continue reading

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Back Through the Ditch

We spent a day last week transiting the Panama Canal again, this time from the Atlantic side to the Pacific. The other day in the chow line, we chatted with a lady who was incredulous that we would be going … Continue reading

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Santa Marta, Colombia: In Search of Juan Valdez

We spent a lazy Colombian Saturday in the northern port city of Santa Marta. This is the second city in Colombia we’ve visited lately and we still cannot find the elusive Juan Valdez. As any child of the 50s and … Continue reading

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Romancing the Stone in Cartagena

OK, so we’re not really Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. And, Danny DeVito wasn’t chasing us around in an old beat-up Fiat. But, we did get the feel for the romance of Cartagena, Colombia on our one-day stop. It was … Continue reading

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Transiting the Panama Canal

Going through the Panama Canal is something every traveler should experience, at least once in their life. The eight hour trip along the 47 mile route of the waterway that connects two oceans gives one the chance to dwell on … Continue reading

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