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Snorkeling With Manta Rays

BigB was not enthusiastic about the idea of snorkeling with Manta rays. I was surprised by his reluctance. We’ve been snorkeling before, albeit not for a couple of years. It only took a few moments for me to winkle out of him that he was scared because we haven’t been snorkeling since he’s been wearing Read the Rest…

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Imiloa Planetarium And Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Jet-lag is tough on the body but sometimes it’s worth it. Like when BigB and I traveled from Seattle to Hawaii and found ourselves awake with the birds and a perfect opportunity to explore Liliuokalani park in Hilo without a soul in sight. This park leads to Coconut Island (pictured above), a pretty peninsula with Read the Rest…

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Wanderfood Wednesday: Cinnamon Rolls in Kona

BigB and I stopped for coffee in Kona on our way to the airport after three really fun days on the Big Island. The Lava Java cafe is perfectly situated on the Kona waterfront for a sun-soaked relaxing coffee stop and some people-watching. BigB, as you can see was more interested in the cafe’s excellent Read the Rest…

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Hilo Hawaii With Kids

I’d totally forgotten that Hawaiian’s wear flowers in their hair – and how beautiful it is. This and many other memories from my last visit to Hawaii flooded back as we wandered through the terminal in Honolulu waiting for our connection to Hilo on the Big Island. I was excited. I’d been to Maui and Read the Rest…

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Three Easy Hikes Kids Love In Washington

Today’s guest post is by Allen Cox, a Seattle-based travel writer. Writing a hiking guidebook is a great motivation to get out there and find some new trails. When I wrote Best Easy Day Hikes Seattle and Best Easy Day Hikes Tacoma for Globe Pequot Press, I already had a handful of favorite local trails Read the Rest…

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Hiking With Kids Annette Lake

Over the past few weekends, we’ve been trying to get out hiking as much as we can firstly, because we (my husband and I) like to hike and secondly because we need to all be prepared to hike the Machu Picchu Trail in October. My kids usually complain about going hiking because they’re geeky boys Read the Rest…

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Snow Lake Trail Western Washington

It was mid-June and I thought this trail would be pretty clear of snow but I was wrong. It was a beautiful day, the sun was strong and warm when we passed out from under the tree cover. My kids (rightfully) grumbled at having to hike through snow pretty much all the way up and Read the Rest…

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Holiday Decor Florida Style

We spotted this on a random residential street in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. It was just too good to pass without taking a photo This post is part of a Photo Friday series. Related Posts Visiting The Kennedy Space Center With Kids Swans At Lake Eola Like what you’ve read? Subscribe for updates via RSS, Read the Rest…

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Swans At Lake Eola

We spent Christmas 2009 in Cocoa Beach, Florida with some family. I’m not a huge fan of theme parks and I didn’t find the strip-mall ambiance of the beach towns on Florida’s Atlantic Coast very appealing. However, we stopped in the Lake Eola area of Orlando on our way to the airport and discovered that Read the Rest…

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The Oregon Trail At Whitman Mission

When we spent the weekend in Walla Walla last fall, we stopped by the Whitman Mission for a little leg-stretching between visiting wineries. As you would expect, the NPS provides plenty of information on the history of the Mission. CAM surprised us by sharing what he had learned in his Washington State History class about Read the Rest…

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