The Rambling Writer’s Hawaii: Return to the Big Island, part 1

Thor and I returned to the Big Island, Hawaii, to enjoy some snorkeling and sunshine before gloomy gray winter descends on our Pacific Northwest. Listening to my doc’s concerns, and considering the complications of multi-destination European travel during the pandemic … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits the Big Island, Hawaii

Thor and I escaped to the islands after too many months without travel. Here’s an overview of the Big Island, Hawaii. We’re enjoying some long-delayed R&R in Hawaii, and the big island is fascinating. Here are some highlights. Please vote … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 7: Back to the Sea

Thor and I diligently pursue our physical and spiritual therapy in the clear, nurturing Mediterranean off Southern Crete. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love with the … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, Part 5: Plakias Pleasures

The journey and accommodation were a lot different from my previous trip to southern Crete 37 years ago. But the magic of swimming the purple-blue sea remains the same! NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Kauai, Part 6: Napali Coast Cruise — with Dolphins!

Closing out our Kauai trip reports with a cruise along the amazing Napali Coast. Volcanic cliffs dripping greenery and waterfalls! Frolicking dolphins! Aloha! Thor and I have been blessed with opportunities to travel to amazing, magical lands, and are now … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Kaua’i, Part 5: Beautiful Beaches! With Dolphins!

As rainy autumn creeps up on us (or smashes, in the case of the East Coast hurricane), Thor and I revisit our June trip to this beautiful Hawai’ian island, which was recovering from its own historic storm. For those following … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Takes a Detour Through the Yucatan, Part 1

Rainy gray spring in the Pacific Northwest demands a change of scenery, so Thor and I recently headed south to the land of the Mayans and endless Caribbean beaches. Our favorite secluded getaway just a mile by sea from the … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Revisits Maui for Winter Solstice

Maui Dreams—Swimming in a Winter Wonderland NOTE: Here are repurposed photos from earlier blogs, with a few added bits. I’ll return next Saturday with the next installment of my Greece travels: The amazing island of Santorini. Happy Holidays to all! … Continue reading

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