FUN-video: Hawaiian Islands Movie Trailer

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We spent a total of 17 days visiting 5 islands for my birthday month of celebrating! It was another Fabulous & FUN one 🙂

FUN-photos: Hawaiian Islands – Part 2

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5th Stop – more humpback whale watching – breeding season has loads of them out in full force smacking their tails, fins, & breaching. Truly spectacular!

6th Stop – Hawai‘i, the Big Island

Highlights – Captain Cook Bay – filled with corals, sponges, and tropical fishes – some of the best snorkeling I’ve ever had! & Skiff ride exploring the rugged coastline

7th Stop – Hawai‘i, the Big Island – Pu’u Waawaa State Wildlife Sanctuary

Highlights – beach hike & trail to petroglyphs, Kaloko fishpond, bird watching & green sea turtles basking by the shore, & celebrating my birthday!.

8th Stop – Kona, Hawai‘i

Highlights – disembark, grocery shop & get ready to settle into our condo

9th Stop – King’s Landing, Waikoloa Beach

Highlights – spent 6 days exploring the Big Island by car, helicopter over Volcanoes National Park, & Buddha’s Cup Coffee Plantation tour & tasting

FUN-fact – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park protects some of the most unique geological, biological, and cherished cultural landscapes in the world. Extending from sea level to 13,681 feet, the park encompasses the summits of two of the world’s most active volcanoes – Kīlauea and Mauna Loa – and is a designated International Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

FUN-travel: Slow Boat to Singapore – 1st Port – Honolulu, Hawaii – Day 6

February 4, 2016 by · Comments Off on FUN-travel: Slow Boat to Singapore – 1st Port – Honolulu, Hawaii – Day 6 

Saturday, January 30th – Honolulu, Hawaii3E3A0010

  • Like King Kamehameha the Aloha Tower at 184 feet tall once ruled the waterfront. Now at 90 years of age, it has been dwarfed by all of the downtown high rises.
  • After docking at noon we hopped on the free shuttle bus that dropped us at the Ala Moana Shopping Center. Happy to be on solid ground after five fairly rough days at sea we strolled the length of the mall and back window shopping.
  • Then we met up with two of Chris’s former Kaiser Permanente friends who live in Honolulu for a lovely dinner filled with reminiscing and sharing FUN travel stories. We felt like Hawaiian Royalty when they presented us with two tropical fabric bags filled with fresh leis and Hawaiian candies, chocolates and an assortment of flavored Macadamia nuts.

FUN-fact – My father was on duty at the Kaneohe Bay base the morning of December 7th, 1941. We had been looking forward to making the short drive across the island in hopes of feeling a sense of connection to his personal history.

Not so FF – The itinerary listed Honolulu as our port for Sunday. As is turned out we set sail at 1 am so we were only in port for 13 hours. And we were not the only passengers who had booked rental cars and had made plans for Sunday!


Me, Chris, Gladys & Kaki