Category Archives: SCUBA

Great Barrier Reef

I completed my open water scuba diving requirements 17 years ago on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Since then I had completed 13 dives. (Puts me way behind the curve from most divers.) As a Minnesotan, diving is an expensive … Continue reading

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2016 Travel Plans

A new year brings excitement and opportunity. While I don’t do formal resolutions, I do have a goal every year to visit a new country. I visited three new countries in 2015: Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. I might get to two … Continue reading

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2014 Travel Recap

One year ago, I created a list of places I wanted to visit in 2014. It was a brave, but short list – Bora Bora, Hawaii, and Rome. I went to none of those places. But 2014 was a great … Continue reading

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The beauty of Maui

We arrived in Maui at around 8 pm on Saturday night. It was dark and we didn’t see much on the drive to Lahaina. This was the first thing I saw Sunday morning coming out of our condo. We are … Continue reading

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My long-awaited return to Hawaii

This is a planning post. I am finally going back to Hawaii! I was there 11 years ago for my combo wedding/honeymoon. My last trip was spent mostly on Kauai, with a couple of days on Oahu. I am now … Continue reading

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Anniversary cruise day 4 – Belize

Belize and the second largest barrier reef in the world! (in the book) First time in Central America. This was the part of the trip I was most excited about, and my expectations were exceeded. I love diving and don’t … Continue reading

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Anniversary cruise countdown

11 more days until the 13 members of my family leave on NCL’s Spirit for a Caribbean cruise to celebrate my parents’ 50th anniversary. I finally got around to making some plans. I ordered flowers and a party package for … Continue reading

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