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Sail into Spring with an Easter Cruise

Sail into Spring with an Easter Cruise

Sometimes hiding Easter eggs in the backyard just doesn’t cut it. So how about giving your kids a treat this year with a hunt aboard, say, a cruise ship?

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Ten Romantic Travel Destinations

Ten Romantic Travel Destinations

Pick the perfect romantic destination for you and your loved one with a little help from The Gutsy Traveler and our good friends at Marriott International!

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Best Tropical Islands

Best Tropical Islands

Go off the the grid, feast on fresh-caught seafood and sink your toes into soft sand at my picks of the best island escapes, including  the Caribbean, Hawaii, Bali, Easter Island, and Fiji. Bali  Bali is my idea of heaven. On my fourth trip to Bali I was introduced to the Amanresorts’ award-winning, secluded properties. […]

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Big Island Big Adventure

Big Island Big Adventure

As the jet makes its arching descent across Hilo Bay on the Big Island of Hawai’i, we’re mesmerized by the tropical tableau below – translucent blue water fringed with green rolling hills. The couple across the aisle compares the scenery to Ireland. But when my husband and I step off the plane the floral fragrances […]

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Hawai’i Island-Kīlauea volcano’s new eruption, spews lava

Hawai’i Island-Kīlauea volcano’s new eruption, spews lava

Kīlauea volcano’s new eruption site, which suddenly cracked open on Sat., Mar., 5, continues to spew lava through fissures on its east rift zone, following the dramatic collapse of Pu’u ō’ō crater’s floor. Fiery curtains of orange lava – some as high as 80 feet – have been captured on video and in photographs the […]

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The Insanity of Learning to Surf at my Age – On the North Shore of Oahu

The Insanity of Learning to Surf at my Age – On the North Shore of Oahu

I can remember exactly the first time I felt I had to surf….against all expectations, as I am uncomfortable in the ocean when my feet don’t touch a sandy bottom. Surf movies were projected onto the walls of the hip restaurant where we celebrated my daughter’s birthday.  Watching surf movies is like seeing poetry come […]

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Hawaii Adventures – Night Snorkel with the Manta Rays

Hawaii Adventures – Night Snorkel with the Manta Rays

Night Snorkel with the Manta Rays Travel Channel says it’s one of the Top 10 things to do in your lifetime Snorkeling at night to look for Manta Rays is advertised as one of Kona’s most unique adventures, so we signed up. Just before sunset we were outfitted with “shortie” wetsuits and snorkel gear and […]

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Hawaii Lomi Lomi Chocolate Wrap

Hawaii Lomi Lomi Chocolate Wrap

Blissed-Out with a Chocolate Body Wrap Lomi Lomi is Hawaiian massage. Practioners of this ancient Polynesian healing technique use not only palms, but also the forearm, fingers, knuckles and elbows. The Hawaiian phrase, Lomi Lomi, means, literally, to rub, knead, massage. The Sheraton Ho’ola Spa offers open-air massage on private patios where your mind and […]

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Hawaii Five Adventures – Fins and Paddles on the Kona Coast

Hawaii Five Adventures – Fins and Paddles on the Kona Coast

Leaving the rainforest and volcanoes behind, we traded our backpacks for fins, goggles and paddles on the Kona Coast. There is a world of difference between the east and the west coasts of the Big Island. One side is wet and verdant; the other side is dry and volcanic. We moved our base to the […]

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Hawaii five Adventures – Bike the Rim of the Volcano

Hawaii five Adventures – Bike the Rim of the Volcano

Bike the Rim of the Volcano The forty-five minute drive from Hilo to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park leads you to one of the twenty World Heritage sites in North America and the only one in Hawaii. The Visitors Center was a good place to get our bearings and hear the ranger’s talk before we joined […]

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