Monthly Archives: October 2010

Day 6 – 5th day of Cruise, Kona, Big Island, HI

Last night we got the thrill of our lives watching the lava flow into the Pacific with a huge plume of steam rising up into the night sky. Went to sleep thinking that nothing that followed could live up to … Continue reading

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Day 5 – 4th day of Cruise – Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii

We woke up very excited; Volcanoes National Park everyone had told us was the most unique feature of Hawaii.  We did the usual free shuttle to the airport to rent a car.  This time though the compact car trick did … Continue reading

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Day 4 – 3rd day of Cruise, Maui

Glad you are still with me after 3 days! This was going to be an “easy day” meaning that I did not have to plan or do anything. Just get on the bus to Lahaina which is on the west … Continue reading

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Day 3 – 2nd day of cruise, The road to Hana, Maui

The day dawned bright and crisp.  We woke up very early and were able to take a walk on the ships walking track – each circuit was 1/3 mile – and were able to do a quick 2 mile walk … Continue reading

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Hawaii Day 2 Part II – First day of cruise

So finally we are off! Took a cab to the harbor and got a first look at the Pride of America. It is a 14 stories high and thus can be spotted from a far. The check in process went … Continue reading

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Hawaii Trip Day 2 Part I- The sands of Waikiki

Of course I woke up at 4.00 AM, which was pretty late considering that it was already 10.00 AM in Cleveland!  It was awesome walking off the hotel lobby straight on to the sands of Waikiki.  The beach was simply … Continue reading

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Hawaii Trip Day 1- Honolulu

We landed in Honolulu after 12 hours of flying, it was 7.00 PM local time but already 1.00 AM in Cleveland!  We were dog tired but not ready to go to sleep.  The Outrigger Reef hotel was beautiful, right on … Continue reading

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Best way to see Hawaii

Hawaii has 4 main islands, Kauai (oldest and most northwest), Oahu, Maui and Hawaii (Big island, newest and with active volcano).  Each of these are different and you should see all 4 if possible.  While there are many common activities … Continue reading

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