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Lei Making at Molokai Plumeria Farm

Steve and I have been to five Hawaiian islands now, and we’ve done the “Hawaiian” things: a luau, scenic flights, sunning on Waikiki, toured coffee farms, lava peeping, etc. But there was one thing we hadn’t really done yet: lei making! I came across the Molokai Plumeria Farm in my trip research, almost on accident,… Continue reading Lei Making at Molokai Plumeria Farm

DC Local Guides · Maryland · pennsylvania · Virginia · Washington DC

Day Trips from D.C.

Washington, D.C., has enough going on to keep you busy for weeks—or months!—but sometimes you just want to get out of town. Lucky for you, D.C. has tons of beautiful, exciting, fun, historic things to offer within driving distance! Here are my favorites, organized by state. All distances are calculated from the D.C. city center.… Continue reading Day Trips from D.C.

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Halawa Valley Cultural Hike, Molokai

“Culture is sacred, not secret.” —Greg Solatorio Our recent trip to Molokai was one I will never forget. I had wanted to visit the Friendly Isle for over four years, and the time had finally come! One of the things I was most excited about was the Halawa Valley Cultural Hike. I do love a… Continue reading Halawa Valley Cultural Hike, Molokai

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What to Blog About: Ideas to Help You Get Creative

This is a bit of a departure from the usual travel posts I write, but hopefully it’s worth reading anyway! I belong to some blogger and influencer groups, and one question keeps coming up: how do I come up with enough material?! I am admittedly terrible at marketing myself, but I am also unashamedly good… Continue reading What to Blog About: Ideas to Help You Get Creative

airlines · Hawaii

Inter-island Flights on ‘Ohana by Hawaiian

Aloha! If you’re reading this, you’re probably planning a trip to Hawaii—woohoo! You’ll love it! And whether you’re exploring more than one island or connecting to Molokai, you may be flying Hawaiian Airlines or their affiliate, ‘Ohana Airlines. My sweet husband Steve and I flew with Hawaiian from Honolulu (HNL) to Molokai (MKK) and back… Continue reading Inter-island Flights on ‘Ohana by Hawaiian

airlines · Hawaii

Surviving the Flight: IAD-HNL on United

We thought it would be great! A non-stop flight from our home airport (IAD) all the way to beautiful, exotic Hawaii (HNL). No worries over missed connections, short layovers, or bad weather in our connecting city to add any stress to our travels. And since it’s so long, we’d definitely get a meal, maybe even… Continue reading Surviving the Flight: IAD-HNL on United

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Ultimate Guide to Visiting the Kalaupapa Peninsula, Molokai

For four years, ever since I read the historical novel Molokai by Alan Brennert, I’ve wanted to visit Kalaupapa for myself. I couldn’t believe I had never heard of this leper colony. I couldn’t believe people still got leprosy as recently as 150 years ago. I couldn’t believe people still get leprosy. Hawaii has fascinated… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Visiting the Kalaupapa Peninsula, Molokai

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Fascinating Facts about Molokai, Hawaii

What?! You’ve never heard of Molokai? Join the club—there are a lot of people in it! This is the least visited of the main Hawaiian islands, but in spite of that, or perhaps because of that, I have found it to be the most fascinating. Here is a quick list of some of the most… Continue reading Fascinating Facts about Molokai, Hawaii

Travel Lists · Uncategorized

Ultimate Travel Couple Bucket List

Looking for some adventures to have with your loved one? There are definitely some bucket list items out there that are best experienced as a couple, and I hope you’ll find that this list is your ultimate guide! Go Hiking through Maui’s Bamboo Forest Hiking as a couple is always a winner—sometimes you have to… Continue reading Ultimate Travel Couple Bucket List

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Romantic Verona

Verona is my new favorite city! Steve granted my Valentine’s request and whisked me away to fair Verona, Italy, of Romeo and Juliet fame. The tale of Romeo and Juliet predates the Shakespearean play, but he certainly did make this beautiful city famous for centuries to come. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and it’s safe… Continue reading Romantic Verona