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Saturday’s scene: At the Luau

September 13, 2014
Old Lahaina Luau sunset

As the sun dips into the Pacific, dancers at Old Lahaina Luau begin to perform the history of the Hawaiian Islands through hula. A guest of the Maui Visitor’s Bureau, I have a ringside seat and the perfect vantage point to take photos. But this is just the beginning of an entertaining evening in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. […]

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Maui the Boomer Way

September 2, 2014
The view at Montage Kapalua Bay

Luxury plus adventure is my favorite travel combination. And the folks at Visit Maui have invited me to experience just that. I’m calling it Maui the Boomer Way. Look at what I’ll be doing for six days on this beautiful Hawaiian island: For adventure, I’ll be paragliding wit Proflyght Paragliding, snorkeling (more than once) and learning stand […]

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Take a Waterfall Walk at Akaka Falls State Park

February 27, 2014
Donna Hull at Akaka Falls on the Big Island of Hawaii

On a visit to the Hamakua Coast in Hawaii, Alan and I discovered the lovely Akaka Falls State Park located 11 miles north of Hilo. Although Akaka and Kahuna Falls are the star attractions, the park is filled with many small waterfalls and lush vegetation. It makes for a pleasant morning or afternoon of walking […]

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A garden lover’s paradise on the Big Island of Hawaii

April 18, 2013
Hawaii Botanical Tropical Garden

Hawaii is America’s very own tropical paradise and a favorite playground for boomer travelers. With breathtaking views, unique culture, fun adventures and tropical landscape, this spectacular group of islands should be on everyone’s travel list. Today, Suzanne Fluhr from Boomeresque offers advice on how to see the incredible local flora up-close at the Hawaii Tropical […]

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Hawaii: The Big Island, a Trailblazer Guide for planning your trip

March 22, 2013
Hamakua Coast on Hawaii's Big Island

Traveling to Hawaii is a dream come true for anyone looking to explore exotic landscapes, beautiful beaches and experience adventure. The largest out of the eight major Hawaiian Islands, the Big Island has a wealth of activities for anyone looking for active travel. Vera Marie Badertscher from A Traveler’s Library tells us how to make the […]

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Saturday’s scene: Hawaiian high five

February 16, 2013
maui-whale-watching

On a Maui whale watching adventure with Seabourn Odyssey, Alan learned, once again, just how hard it is to photograph whales from a moving boat. The cruise excursion began when Alan and I tendered from the ship over to the pier in Lahina, where we boarded the Trilogy catamaran for a morning of whale watching. […]

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Saturday’s scene: remembering the USS Arizona on Memorial Day

May 26, 2012
cruise-excursion-arizona-memorial

I photographed the USS Arizona Memorial while on a Seabourn cruise excursion to the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, better known as Pearl Harbor. Unfortunately, a photo doesn’t capture the somberness of the visit. When I boarded the Navy boat in Pearl Harbor that takes visitors to the USS Arizona Memorial, […]

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Boomer Adventure on the Kona Coast

March 7, 2012
snorkeling-hawaii

Updated 02.01.2014 Snorkeling is one of our favorite active travel experiences. Add a fast ride in the ocean on a zodiac raft and Alan and I are in adventure heaven. During our 2012 Seabourn Odyssey cruise from Sydney to Los Angeles, we had several snorkeling opportunities; but the cruise excursion with Captain Zodiac in Kona, […]

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Slow Food Dining in Hawaii

October 16, 2011

When planning a boomer adventure to Hawaii’s Big Island, what comes to mind? Sun. Surf. Relaxation. Aloha. What about dining at restaurants to experience locally sourced food? Are you ready for a healthy dining adventure? Step away from the resort scene to follow this off-the-beaten-path slow food tour. Your taste buds will thank me. If […]

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Saturday’s scene: A Most Beautiful Beach

December 4, 2010
hawaii-papohaku-beach-moloka

Frequently named to the most beautiful beaches in the world lists, Papohaku Beach, on the west side of Moloka’i, offers long stretches of golden sand. There’s a good chance you’ll have the beach mostly to yourself. Ah, paradise. Have you been to Papohaku Beach on Moloka’i? Post a comment to tell us about your baby […]

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