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Day 2 Hilo to Hokkaido — Furano and Biei

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Despite going to bed at around 1ish, my strong body clock still got me up around 5 a.m. My roomies slept in a bit longer so while they slept, I did some work… Continue reading

Day 1 Hilo to Hokkaido—Sapporo, Here we Come!

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We started our trip on a Thursday from Hilo International Airport. We saw friends at the airport who were headed to Boston. I asked my friend’s teenage son to take our picture and… Continue reading

Girlfriend Trip to Hokkaido — What to pack?

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My friends and I decided to take a trip to Japan. Since it is summer, we wanted to avoid the humidity that is expected in Tokyo so we decided to go to Hokkaido… Continue reading

Mohala’s Bayfront Fish and Chips

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One Saturday, my daughter wanted a sandwich from Makani’s Magic Pineapple Shack. I wasn’t quite in the mood for a sandwich and right next door is Mohala’s Bayfront Fish and Chips. It used… Continue reading

When Brother Visits Hilo

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My brother and his family came to Hilo to help celebrate Steven’s graduation from Hilo High School. We had a great time hanging out with my nephew Max! After the graduation ceremony, we… Continue reading

Sunset, Stars, and Glow Golf at Makani Golf Club

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You know the golf course in Pu’uanahulu you see on the makai side of the road that is near the beautiful jacaranda trees? Near Pu’u Lani and Pu’u Wa’a Wa’a? That golf course… Continue reading

Wine and Grindz at Seaside with LOLA

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Ryan from Kadota Liquor worked with Rene Ahu from Young’s Market, Colin from Seaside Restaurant, and Seth Cripe, winemaker at LOLA Wines to offer a 6 course dinner of “local style” grindz paired… Continue reading

Maui for our last state track tournament.

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This year the Hawaii High School Athletic Association State Track Tournament was on Maui this year so we decided to attend to cheer on my son at his last track tournament of his… Continue reading

Weekend in Las Vegas

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Circumstances came together to allow me to spend a long weekend in Las Vegas! Here is what I did on this whirlwind weekend. Friday: Checked in to Nobu Hotel at Caesar’s Palace, ate… Continue reading

Aloha, Food, Shopping, Track, Gardening, Love

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It was a great few days here in Hilo. The Merrie Monarch Festival brings many good things to Hilo. Lovers of hula visit Hilo. People are adorned in colorful aloha attire and lei.… Continue reading