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Visiting Kenai Peninsula — Jan 30

Well, I am back at the Captain Cook Hotel and feeling totally exhilarated from a day trip to the Kenai Penninsula.  When I was in Alaska two years ago, my trip was primarily on the Kenai and when I think back to the brilliant and majestic turquoise river,

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Self Care & Fabulous Dinner — Feb 1

Well, it’s our last night at the regal Captain Cook hotel.  The Anchorage component of the Alaskan adventure is drawing to a close.  It’s been fun, but as with travel and with life, we must be moving on.  We started our day by hitting the Athletic Club to get some real exercise in. 

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Chena Hot Springs — Feb 4

It’s amazing how wiped out we are, but I guess a day of hiking, getting cold, and soaking in 104 degree water can do that to you.  I sat back at the cabin we’ve been calling home for a few nights, remarking how much living I fit into five hours today.

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Discovering West Camargue — Oct 14

Calendal remains an endearing place to call home for a few days – close to the action, yet quiet enough, to simply sit and comfortably reflect about my days.

We started off our day heading downstairs to the spa. The hotel receptionist led us outside and downstairs into the special area.

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First Full Day in Amsterdam — Oct 21

I woke up and was itching to get my body moving.  So I started with a long bike ride outside of the city.  The open roads and exercise felt incredible and the scenery, well, not so much.  I headed northwest from Amsterdam and basically got a good view of garbage barges,

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Owyhee Canyon — Boise to Jordan Valley

The Basque Hotel, not to be missed. You simply haven’t lived, until you have been at the Basque Hotel. And I lay here late at night, so happy to be in a comfortable bed.  Where is the Basque Hotel you ask? France or Spain, in the Pyrenees?  No actually, it’s in the town of Jordan Valley (JV),

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Hana to Kipahulu — May 31

It is very late, technically, it’s Monday, and I am in a most wonderful spot in Kipahulu, feeling blissful on so many levels.

I woke up at Wia’anapanapa State Park and went for a morning walk. I have taken Scooter for his morning walk for years and now he has me trained.

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Maui Upcountry — Jun 1

It’s 9:30 at night and I am at Hosmer’s Grove, 12 miles south of the summit of Haleakala. I want to get to bed not too late, since I am getting up at 3am for what will hopefully be a monumental event.

I woke up at Cafe Attitude and the rain was coming down something fierce.

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