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Category Archive: travel

Philadelphia Day 1

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I visited Philadelphia, a favorite city of mine.  A couple of colleagues and I flew in to NYC on Hawaiian Airlines and hired a private driver to take us to Philadelphia. We could… Continue reading

Day 6–Our last day in Peru

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We started off our last full day in Cusco, with our guide Patricia who took us to Plaza de Armas and explored the Cathedral of Cusco and Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus… Continue reading

Day 5 – Peru – Back to Cusco

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Hotel Pakaritampu was beautiful but it was time to leave and head back to Cusco. On our way from Ollantaytambo, we stopped at one roadside vendor where we saw more cuy being raised in… Continue reading

Day 4 in Peru — Sacred Valley, Cuy, Ollantaytambo

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We had a fresh breakfast filled with local fruits at the Hotel Pakaritampu nestled at the foot of mountains where we stayed after our return from Machu Picchu.  What a great feeling of… Continue reading

Only Live Once: Laplanque, France

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By Misty I. I recently visited France again. I’ve already written about food in Paris, so this time I thought you might like to hear about some dishes from the South of France.… Continue reading

Day 3 in Peru — Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu

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We woke up at 3:30 a.m. so we could stand in line at 4 a.m. to catch the 5:30 a.m. bus that would take us to the entrance of Machu Picchu for its 6… Continue reading

Day 2 in Peru — Cusco to Aguas Calientes

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Breakfast was again included at the hotel buffet so we had some eggs and toast in the morning before checking out of our hotel and heading to the hills above Cusco. After stopping… Continue reading

First Day in Peru — Cusco!

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Hello Cusco!  Our guide picked us up from the airport and took us to our hotel Tierra Viva San Blas. We found more free coca leaves in our hotel lobby! We had a… Continue reading

Take the Island of Hawai‘i Pono Pledge

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The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau (IHVB), launched a new public information campaign. This partnership campaign between IHVB and the County of Hawaii aims to educate and encourage residents and visitors to be… Continue reading

Leaving on a jet plane — to Peru!

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I never would have thought I’d have the chance to set foot anywhere in South America. As it turns out, I have an adventurous friend who had Machu Picchu on her bucket list. This… Continue reading