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Category Archive: travel

Day 3 in Osaka–Aquarium and Dr. Stretch

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It is day 3 and I still woke up before 5 a.m.  I went to Lawson’s for breakfast while the rest of my family slept.  This time, I got a melon-pan, katsu-don, katsu… Continue reading

Day 2–Fushimi Inari and Arashiyama in Kyoto

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I thought that the lack of sleep I had on my first night in Japan would have gotten me on Japan time quicly, but on the second morning, I still woke up at… Continue reading

(Night and) Day 1 in Osaka

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As I mentioned in an earlier post, our AirAsia flight from Honolulu to Osaka was delayed. Instead of arriving at 7:30 p.m., we arrived at 9:30 p.m. After getting into the airport, we easily found… Continue reading

Hilo to Honolulu–Waikiki, Whisky, and Family

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We took a quick trip to Oahu the day before our trip to Osaka so we could have some time to visit my super-cute and very “healthy” nephew, Max. Max’s grandma greeted us… Continue reading

AirAsia from Honolulu to Osaka

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Did you hear about the AirAsia airfare sale from Honolulu to Osaka for $99? I did and I got caught up in the frenzy of trying to get to Japan for $99 each… Continue reading

How I Spent Three Days in the Big Apple

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Wendy contacted me on a Monday to see if I would be interested in joining her that weekend on an impromptu trip to one of my favorite cities–New York City.  We did some quick… Continue reading

Breezing Through the Windy City

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. Recently, I traveled to Chicago for work. I had never been and didn’t have any expectations, except that it would be sweltering hot but it wasn’t – the… Continue reading

The Crown Jewel of Hilo

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The Crown Jewel of Hilo Monday Musings by Melinda M. Liliuokalani Park is the crown jewel of Hilo. Within its midst, you’ll find walkers of all ages, runners of all levels, fishermen, families,… Continue reading

Liholiho Yacht Club in San Francisco

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My friends and I heard about a hot new restaurant in SF and tried getting reservations. The online reservation system didn’t show any openings for the weekend we were there.  One friend tried… Continue reading

It’s Only 20 Minutes Away

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It’s Only 20 Minutes Away Monday Musings by Melinda M. It’s only 20 minutes away but somehow that’s been too far for me to venture. But this Saturday, my husband and I wanted… Continue reading