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Having already given a list of things to do and eat on the Big Island, this post is my review of the Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort in Kailua Kona.  I’ve stayed at this awesome resort twice now, and had a great time on both occasions.  The above link is to Expedia’s booking page for the resort, but there…

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Things to Do On the Big Island of Hawaii

My husband and I chose the big island of Hawaii for our combined honeymoon/first anniversary trip last year, and loved it so much we decided to take the whole family back this year.  To be honest, I’d never really been interested in traveling to Hawaii, but my husband was very keen to travel to somewhere neither of us…

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How To Plan A Vow Renewal in Hawaii

As I promised in my Two Years Down… post, here’s the story behind the recent vow renewal I surprised my husband with during our anniversary vacation to Hawaii.  I know it’s more typical to do a vow renewal after a big milestone anniversary, but I decided to do it this year for a very distinct reason.  This last…

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Two Years Down…

730 Days AgoOk, so it’s not exactly 730 days at this point, but basically my husband and I celebrated our two year wedding anniversary on August 7th.  This post is actually late because we celebrated this occasion on the big island of Hawaii, and the island was too lush to spend time pounding away on this keyboard.  Now…


My Ultimate Travel Bucket List

A recent conversation with my husband resulted in my serious contemplation of what destinations “I just have to see” before I die.  I had always kept a few of them in the back of my mind, but this conversation revealed that some new locales have jumped up my list.  I won’t share my husband’s travel list because let…

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Ground Zero Memorial Visit

Fears FacedWhile in NYC for my father’s memorial service (check out my post about losing my dad here), my husband and brother were both interested in visiting the WTC site (check out the official site here).  My brother moved away from NYC several years ago, and my husband did not get to see it the one other time…