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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

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

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

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

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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Spring Break for Baby Boomers

March 23, 2010

Spring Break—it’s not just for college students or families with children on school holidays. When the weather starts warming up, Alan and I join millions of other baby boomers whose feet are itching for a travel adventure. A sunny location, hopefully with a good beach accompanied by plenty of outdoor activities, comes to mind. That’s […]

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Come on Baby, Do the Loco Moco

February 18, 2010

Warning: This blog post could be hazardous to a boomer traveler’s health. Want to experience a Hawaiian fast food tradition? Try a Loco Moco. A loca whatta? You heard me right. Fried egg, over a hamburger patty, over rice, topped with brown gravy. I call it, “a heart attack on a plate.” Unfortunately, Loco Mocos […]

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