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Category Archive: travel

Hilo to Tampa and Boston

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I recently had some work that took me to Tampa. To get there, I flew on Hawaiian Airlines and took the direct flight from Honolulu to Boston. Because I had some miles banked… Continue reading

Hilo to Denver, Work and More

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I had some work that took me to Denver, Colorado recently. Since Hawaiian Airlines does not fly to Denver, I booked United Airlines to get me there. Once I got my bag, I… Continue reading

Hilo to Honolulu — Phantom and More

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My husband loves musicals. We don’t mind seeing a favorite musical more than once. So when we heard that Phantom of the Opera was returning to Oahu, we didn’t hesitate to get tickets.… Continue reading

Only on Lāna’i: Blue Ginger Restaurant

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By Misty I. September 4, 2019 Don’t let that humble blue building behind me fool you, it may be the most famous restaurant on Lāna’i! Blue Ginger Restaurant is smack dab in town… Continue reading

Weekend in NYC? Yes, Please!

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My family hasn’t gone on a family trip for a while. Between school, sports, and their social lives, the timing just never worked out for us. We finally found one weekend when an… Continue reading

Only on Lāna’i: Lāna’i City Bar & Grille

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By Misty I. August 28, 2019 Some of us went to Lāna’i for the weekend recently and had dinner at Lāna’i City Bar & Grille. We went during Happy Hour and enjoyed a… Continue reading

Oahu Overnighter

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We had an unexpected overnighter on Oahu recently to attend a service for the passing of a loved one. Although these occasions may cause tears, it is always nice to see family whom… 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