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Amazing Haleakalā, Maui

I just now realized that I left this post as a draft from my trip in December 2014 and never published it, so under the “better late than never” heading, here it is. 🙂 One of the most spectacular things we saw on Maui was Haleakalā. Originally, we had toyed with the idea of getting up at 2am to make the drive up the mountain so that we could see […]

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Scenic Spots in Kauai

On our way back from horseback riding, we decided to stop off at a scenic lookout, and it sure lived up to its name. The next day, after we finished our snorkeling trip and got off the boat, we decided to trek to the top of the island and stopped off at a couple of other spots. The first spot, Waimea Canyon, was nice and sunny and offered up a […]

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Snorkeling off the Coast of Kauai

Automatticians on a boat

For our last full day in Kauai, we scheduled a snorkeling trip that was supposed to take us to the Nā Pali coast. The ocean had a different plan, however, and we ended up going the other way around the island due to high surf and rough seas. No matter—the weather was perfect, the views were spectacular, and the water was still cold. 🙂 Our ship was a nicely outfitted catamaran, the […]

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Hawaii on Horseback

As I mentioned in my previous post, my last two days on Kauai were spent doing purely social activities. Since our group was so large, on our first “fun” day, we split up into smaller groups with different folks choosing different outings. I opted for horseback riding, one of my favorite things to do that I don’t get a chance to do very often. One of the funniest moments from […]

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Aloha, Hawaii!

Hawaiian rainbow

One of the (many) perks of my job is the opportunity to travel to some pretty amazing places. When our December meetup destination was announced, I was excited for two reasons: We were going to Hawaii (yay!!) My husband and I honeymooned there and have wanted to go back ever since. Since we are nearing our 20th anniversary, we decided that this was just about perfect timing for a second […]

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