That Time When We Stayed Up The Road From An Active Volcano

Once upon a time, years and years ago, Sharon and I decided that when got married in 2002, we would honeymoon in Hawaii. We were going to take a cruise around all of the Hawaiian islands and had even booked and arranged all the plans for the trip, including flights. Then the unimaginable happened on the morning of September 11, 2001. We watched the horrific events happen on TV on the morning we were set to finalize the details of our wedding with our Disney wedding planner.

During the aftermath of the attacks, with the decreased amount of travel, the cruise line we had booked our honeymoon with went bankrupt and stopped all operations. We already had set plans to visit Hawaii with our flights so we decided to make the best of it and planned a whole new trip with about 2 months notice. We focused on two islands, Maui (where we were landing from our flight) and Hawaii (the Big Island). Now, the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island had been erupting on a continuous basis for over 30 years, since 1983 (it still is). Sharon loves volcanoes so spending some time near Volcanoes National Park seemed to be the best plan. With the limited internet available in 2001, I found 2 nights at a bed and breakfast in the nearby Volcano Village, HI and we hoped for the best.

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What Not To Do When Earning Points & Miles, The Horrible Thing About Google Fi, Travel Dad Of The Year, & More

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Sweepstakes Alert! Win A Trip to Maui!

HAWAI’I Magazine is running its 8th annual Best of the Best Readers’ Choice Awards for hotels, resorts, bed and breakfasts, spas, restaurants, food, golf courses, activities, products and a bunch of other categories.

Your picks will determine the winners’ lists in HAWAI‘I Magazine’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards feature, that’s current schedule for its March/April 2019 issue.

Here’s what you have to do to enter:

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The New Ban On 78% Of Sunscreens, New WDW Pass Options, How To Keep Your IHG Points From Expiring, & More

Happy Sunday y’all! We hope you had a good week! Here are some travel articles we’ve recently seen that we think you may enjoy.


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Must-Buy Items To Bring Home From Certain Cities

When visiting a certain city, what’s the item you need to bring home? You know, that thing that’s only available there. You might even get excited about going somewhere because you know you’re going to be able to buy this specific item.

Over the years, we’ve developed a list of things we need to bring home if we’re going to be somewhere. Granted, I know that nowadays you can pretty much order anything from anywhere. Frankly, I don’t need these items that much to pay the shipping and handling costs; I can go without them. But if I’m visiting a place where I can just buy it, why should I pass up that chance?

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