Las Vegas


What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas :)

A long journey home


Hawai'i is a long way from home…cab to plane, to plane, to plane, to plane, to train, to train, to bus, to HOME. 


On the way to Hawaii, the break in Toronto helped to split the travel time.  We don’t have such a luxury on the way home.   

We leave O’ahu shortly after 20:00 and with the time zone change and flight time, we arrive in Vancouver shortly after 5.00 local time,  As we board the plane to Toronto, our upgrade request is accommodated and they are able to upgrade us to business class.  …

O'Ahu - Honolulu


We’re in Hawaii…tell me again how we ended up on the old number 2 bus?


Somehow, after only a few hours…and most of them spent sleeping…the hotel rooms looks as though we have moved in or been robbed.  We reorganize the chaos of clothes and repack our bags for the final time on this trip.  After breakfast we drop our bags at reception and set out to make the most of the day.  …

The Big Island - Volcano


Helicopters in the morning, airports in the evening…and Walmart, Target and an iHOP in between


MG indulges my love of markets and we go to the local Volcano market, which is up and running by 6:30.  It’s bustling with locals and feels as though the whole town has come to socialize and stock up on local produce and treats.  …

Around the Big Island - Kona to Volcano


Some things are better at night…welcome to the Volcano National Park


While the professional triathletes start the 3.5Km swim portion of the triathlon in the morning, we enjoy a wonderful breakfast of fruit and eggs and fresh scones.   From the dining room of the Inn we can see the black shadow of race participants move through the water.  …

From Maui to the Big Island - Kona


Questions of the day: Was your Jeep always missing a tire? AND If you’re checking in, who is the couple already in the cottage?


We wake up and get organized to depart, as today is our last day morning at the Four Seasons.  We have a few hours before heading to the airport, plenty of time for breakfast and a quick swim in the ocean.  …

The Road to Hana


Windy and loopy is my middle name…was that really a waterfall?…and, do you think you could move like that in a grass skirt and coconut bra?


After the first proper sleep in what feels like a very long time, we are up early and on the road.  Today we are on route to the famous road to Hana – a Maui highlight.  …

Toronto, Hawaii...and an unexpected stop in LA


Toronto, Hawaii...and an unexpected stop in LA 

The night before our Toronto flight to Maui, we head to an airport hotel.  After encountering traffic on Friday we have learned our lesson, or rather, we listen to DH when he suggests traffic on Monday will be a disaster (thanks to DH for the hotel coordination).  …



Off to Hawaii..but before we begin...


With eager anticipation we get ready for two vacations in one trip – a long weekend in Canada for Thanksgiving (which does not coincide with American thanksgiving, the basic concept is the same) and a trip to Hawaii.  Not exactly around the corner from Switzerland, but once in Canada we are already half way to Hawaii – I’ve always wanted to go and MG always wants to go somewhere new.