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Hawaii 2010: Day 8 – Body Glove Snorkel (Kona)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 For this morning, we booked Body Glove Snorkel (called Dolphin & Snorkeling Adventure on their web site) through Norwegian Cruise Line. If you want to do a snorkel cruise excursion in Kona, you have many options but the most popular are Fair Wind, Captain Zodiac, Sea Quest, and Body Glove. Chris […]

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Hawaii 2010: Day 7 – Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls (Hilo, Big Island)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 This was the only day that we packed sandwiches from the breakfast buffet at Aloha Cafe because we expected that we would be in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park during lunch time and they don’t sell food. In addition to packing sandwiches, we brought a half-full stack of chips that we had […]

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Hawaii 2010: Day 5 – Haleakala, Iao Valley, Old Lahaina Luau (Maui)

Sunday, November 28, 2010 We rented a car at every port on this cruise, except in Kona. We made reservations at Thrifty through Hawaiian Cruise Cars (which is no longer in business). Every port had a shuttle to the Thrifty office and back to the pier, except in Kona. In Kona, Thrifty is across the […]

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Hawaii 2010: Day 3 – Dolphin Encounter, Polynesian Cultural Center (Oahu)

Friday, November 26, 2010 Instead of having breakfast at Duke’s again, we decided to get us some of those famous malasadas! We arrived at Leonard’s Bakery a little bit before 8 am. We each got a Portuguese sausage wrap and original malasada. I also tried a Haupia filled malasada and Chris tried a custard filled […]

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Hawaii 2010: Day 2 – Grand Circle Island Tour (Oahu)

Thursday, November 25, 2010 We woke up around 7 am on Thanksgiving Day and was greeted to this gorgeous sight on our balcony! Morning view of Waikiki Beach from our balcony Not bad for a “City View” room, huh?! As I mentioned in my review of Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, I loved having breakfast […]

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Hawaii 2010: Day 1 – Outrigger Waikiki & Sushi Sasabune (Oahu)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 I was a bit anxious on the days leading up to our flight. The news was buzzing about the airport security body scanners and the “more thorough” pat downs. There was a campaign urging airline passengers to “protest” on this day by opting out of the body scanners in order to […]

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