Jun 302015

After our few days of wedding festivities in Seattle, we hopped on another plane and continued our journey west, to Hawaii. We flew directly to Kona International Airport on the west side of the easternmost island, Hawaii, AKA the Big Island. A quick walk through the all-outdoor airport, then we picked up our rental silver Altima (which appeared to be the official rental car of the Big Island), and we were off to the resort!

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Nov 192014

IMG_4173By the time we hit the halfway mark in our trip, the weather turned from record-breaking cold into something much nicer. The morning started with really appreciating the view from our room (and its small—but existent!—balcony), the blue skies, the sun, and the fact that we no longer had to worry about wearing layers. I’d tweaked our FastPass and dining reservations several times for the first weekday, and while things weren’t exactly ideal, we were happy to at least have a plan in place.

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Sep 182014

It’s been several months since I first posted about our “small trip” vacation planning. The plans went through a few iterations, temporarily settling on Cape Cod… then veering south after seeing hotel prices in that region. Eventually, we decided on a multi-stop driving trip focusing on Williamsburg, Shenandoah National Park, and Gettysburg: Hence, “The ‘Burgs.” Or, possibly “The Beers.” Continue reading »

Jun 202012

We’ve been back for several days now, and I’m nearly readjusted to the time change. Overall, this was an incredible trip, and I can only hope you enjoy reading about it as much as I’m going to enjoy recalling the last few days (and going back and reading this in the future). So, settle in, and read on to hear about the latter half of our Alaska cruise!

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Jun 092012

We managed to get out of the house with reasonable efficiency Thursday night, though getting to the Renaissance by the airport was something of a nightmare. (Very convenient location in the end, though.) A quick dinner at the hotel restaurant and it was off to bed, as we had to catch a 7:30 flight out to Seattle. That, thankfully, went off without a hitch. Continue reading »