Maui Hawaii


We have been to Maui many, many times and have taken advantage of all of the primary, and many of the secondary attractions. This trip, we stayed in and spent most of our time in West Maui, within about a 30 minute drive of Kaanapoli Beach, an area of which we have been but wanted [Read more …]

Exploring the Rest of Honolulu Hawaii

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There is more to Honolulu than Pearl Harbor. In our short time on the island, we set out to explore as much as we could A Day on Waikiki After a day of actively learning about the art of war, we were ready for a day of peace and leisure. So, after a nice catch-up [Read more …]

Honolulu (Oahu) Hawaii and Pearl Harbor

Queen Liliuokalani

We don’t often visit Honolulu when we go to Hawaii, but since it had been some time since we were there, we decided to stop to visit some friends and a cousin. as well as taking a revisit to Pearl Harbor. As our time in Honolulu was limited, so were the number things we experienced. [Read more …]

A Return to Hawaii - Kauai


How best to recover from a trip to, including hiking and camping on Antarctica? How about going to Hawaii—a place we had not been to for almost ten years. And a complete reversal from the cold climate of Antarctica. Our first stop was Kauai Kauai is the most beautifully rugged and least commercialized of the [Read more …]

Copacabana Bolivia

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Copacabana, on Lake Titicaca, was revered by the Incas. Then, when the Spanish built a chapel to commemorate the virgin, it became a Catholic pilgrimage site that continues to draw pilgrims to the city four times a year, swelling the city’s population of 18,000 to 40,000 or more. The city’s attractive lakeside site, meanwhile, draws [Read more …]

South Australia Wine Tasting

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We love tasting Australian wines anytime, for any reason. This being said, we were particularly happy to receive an invitation to a San Francisco tasting of the wines of South Australia (the state in Central South Australia of which Adelaide is the capital). The reason? We are planning a two month trip to Australia later [Read more …]

Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

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We had a few extra days to spend in Bolivia and decided to take a two-day trip with Grupo Rossario to Lake Titicaca, its primary Bolivian city and religious pilgrimage site of Copacabana (the original, after with the Rio beach was named) and the Pre-Columbian Incan archeological sites on Island of the Sun. But before [Read more …]

The Amazing Uyuni Salt Flats in Boliva

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One of the reasons why we were going to Boliva was to visit the Uyuni Salt Flats. We arrived there from a flight from La Paz to Uyuni. And since we figured that this would be the only time we would visit the area, we wanted to stay in a “salt hotel”. What is a [Read more …]

Eating and Sleeping in La Paz Bolivia

Dinners in La Paz Bolivia Gusto is the most famous La Paz restaurant that many people seem to even know. Created and run by a co-founder of Copenhagen’s NOMA (the #1 rated restaurant in the world which we plan to visit in the summer of 2016), it is an attempt to do for Bolivian [Read more …]

La Paz, Bolivia


We hadn’t yet been Bolivia so, on a recent trip to South America, we decided to check out the country. Our original plan was to have a day in the historic, colonial capital of Sucre, have a long-multi-faceted visit to La Paz, and then take side-trips to the Uyunui Salt Flats and Lake Titicaca. While [Read more …]