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Category Archive: travel

Oahu Overnighter

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We had an unexpected overnighter on Oahu recently to attend a service of a loved one. Although these occasions may cause tears, it is always nice to see family whom you may not… Continue reading

Day 6 Hilo to Hokkaido — Sapporo to Hilo

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It’s our last day in Japan. We woke up and made it to Nijo Seafood Market where we had delicious sushi for breakfast. I took the group to the same restaurant that I… Continue reading

Day 5 Hilo to Hokkaido — Otaru to Sapporo

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On day 5 of my Hokkaido trip, I woke up early and took a walk around the neighborhood. There isn’t a whole lot to see around the Kuramure ryokan but there was a… Continue reading

Day 4 Hilo to Hokkaido — Otaru

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I woke up feeling refreshed after a good night’s sleep on a comfortable futon. We headed to our private dining room to enjoy a Japanese style breakfast. After breakfast, we headed off to… Continue reading

Day 3 Hilo to Hokkaido — Sapporo to Otaru

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Our group hired a driver to take us to Otaru and will be leaving Keio Plaza Sapporo Hotel. We are staying at a ryokan in Otaru for two nights. I woke up early… Continue reading

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

Only from Japan: Beauty Finds 2019

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By Misty I. July 10, 2019 During a recent trip to Hokkaido with some friends, I bought and tried the following products: Uma (Horse Oil) Cream (¥3000) – I had never heard of… 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

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