Category Archives: domestic travel

Final Days at Aulani, Disney’s Hawaiian Resort and Spa

We have one more full day and then a travel day from Hawaii. Our flight doesn’t leave until 8:45 pm, so our travel day will afford us some beach time. The latest checkout I could get was noon. Today however, … Continue reading

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Soaking Up The Sun at Aulani, Disney’s Hawaiian Resort and Spa

We are enjoying a 6 day-5 night stay at Disney’s Hawaiian Resort, Aulani, located on Hawaii’s most populous island Oahu where the capital Honolulu is located. Boris likes his sit-down-and-be-served breakfasts, so we started our day across the street from … Continue reading

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Another day in Paradise: Aulani, Disney’s Hawaiian Resort and Spa

Boris and I are soaking up the sun in Hawaii with a trip to Aulani, Disney’s newest non-park resort.  This will be our first full day on property and we are starting with a very unBoris activity, a character breakfast.  … Continue reading

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Natasha Goes to Aulani, Disney’s Hawaiian Resort:  Arrival and COVID restrictions

Three weeks after our wedding anniversary, Boris and I made a 6-day, 5-night trip to Hawaii’s most populous island Oahu, where the state’s capital city of Honolulu is located.  We are visiting Disney’s newest non-park resort and Vacation Club destination, … Continue reading

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Natasha Goes to the World Series

Those of you that regularly follow the blog know I live in Houston, Texas USA. Our beloved Astros are in the World Series for the third time in five years. We have home field advantage meaning the first two games … Continue reading

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A Drive Along the Lake

Today we will make several stops as we leave Mackinac Island in the Straits of Mackinac in Lake Huron between the upper and lower peninsulas of the state. After a ferry ride, we will collect the car in St. Ignace … Continue reading

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Mackinac Island, Michigan

While my mom was most looking forward to the Soo Locks, today’s visit to Mackinac Island was at the top of my list. The island sits in the Straits of Mackinac in Lake Huron and embraces the romantic notions of … Continue reading

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More Michigan with Mom

It is not unusual for us just to do regular stuff while I am in Grand Rapids, Michigan with my mom. We run errands, do doctor appointment, shop, and, well, eat. It is significantly cooler here than at home where … Continue reading

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The Most Important Trip of the Year: A Visit with Mom in Michigan

Photo ©Jean Janssen. This is what utter bliss looks like. My arrival at the Grand Rapids airport for my first visit with mom in a year and a half This is the most important trip I will make all year. … Continue reading

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A Stop in Gettysburg on the way Home

Photo ©Jean Janssen Cyclorama, Gettysburg National Military Park We are checking out of the Hershey Lodge today and driving to Gettysburg, PA on the way to Baltimore. Our morning began with packing and then the farewell wedding breakfast. It was … Continue reading

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