Monthly Archives: September 2010

A Message to Old Ulysses from Young Ulysses

Twenty years from now, when we come back to Maui, walk your fat ass into the water to put on your snorkel fins. If you put them on when you’re on dry land, there are two options: (1) you walk … Continue reading

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Maui Mornings

We sit on the lanai watching the sky lighten as the birds greet the day with loud “chirrups.” It is sticky, but not yet hot. A gentle breeze ruffles the leaves of a tree just beyond the railing and it … Continue reading

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Luau!

A trip to Hawaii just wouldn’t be right without a luau! I know they can be cheesy, have mediocre food and incredibly weak drinks, but The Feast at Lele broke all of these stereotypes. There were four (yes, four) courses … Continue reading

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Sailing Snorkeling Trip

Before I left Portland, I did some reading and wrote portions of a post about Molokini Crater, a snorkeling destination off the coast of Maui. I think I doomed our voyage before it began. The winds descended from the north … Continue reading

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Snorkeling: Day 1 in Maui

Calm descends. It’s only me, the coral, and whatever fish I can see. The water crackles with the activity of some unknown creature. There’s a Moorish Idol! I love their graceful movements, with their threadlike fin swaying. Now a pufferfish! … Continue reading

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Every Travel Blog Needs a Travel Mascot

  Meet Homer!    I would love to have some fantastic story about how we found Homer on a dusty shelf, in a long-forgotten corner of an antique shop on our travels in Marrakesh. Unfortunately, we haven’t made it to Marrakesh … Continue reading

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Anticipation

I love the anticipation of travel. We are leaving in 3 days for Maui. I have a packing list and pile of clothing. We bought new snorkel gear 3 months ago and a waterproof housing for our digital camera 6 … Continue reading

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A Beginning

Experiencing new people, new places, new foods and new languages is what keeps life interesting. To travel to different places and experience foreign cultures is (mostly) a pleasure. To immerse ourselves in those other cultures is a challenge. Today, we … Continue reading

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