Category Archives: US

Monterrey Aquarium

A few weeks ago, we went to the Monterrey Aquarium. It’s quite large (we didn’t see everything and we were there for several hours) and I highly recommend it as a family destination. We elected not to get a membership … Continue reading

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Hawaii with kids

Hawaii has a well-deserved reputation for being paradise. America’s fiftieth state is actually a series of hundreds of islands in the Hawaiian archipelago, of which only seven can be visited. This past December, our family chose to focus on three … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday–Aulani Disney Resort (Honolulu, Hawaii)

We chose to stay at Aulani, the Disney Resort and Spa while on Oahu, rather than on Waikiki Beach. It was one of the best–if not THE–top resort we’ve ever stayed at. The service was top notch, the rooms were … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday–Hawaii, Island of Maui (part 1)

All my best photos are from Maui and I couldn’t narrow the pictures down to a reasonable number, so I’ll do two sets (this week and next week). Maui was the highlight of the trip for me, especially the time … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday Hawaii (Big Island)

Photographer Elanor A lightpost decorated for Christmas Rhi, the shave ice Sunset from my in-law’s balcony Volcano National Park , overlooking Kilauea during the day Walking through Nahuku (Thurston Lava Tube) Impatient Rhiannon Kilauea (same as above) nighttime view This … Continue reading

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Greetings from Hawaii

We’re currently on vacation in Hawaii.  Here are a few photos taken with my underwater camera. DSLR pics will need to wait until we’re home.                       I’m using an Olympus … Continue reading

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New York City Dec 2013

I feel like I need to create some balance as I’ve been kind of negative lately.  In the interest of showing that I’m not cranky ALL the time, I’m going to share a little of our trip home last December. … Continue reading

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Boston and Singapore are the same place

It occurred to me while home that in some ways, Singapore throughout the year and Boston in winter are the exact same place. Weather The weather is often so extreme that people stay indoors.  In Singapore we complain that it … Continue reading

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In Memoriam…

In October 2010, I wrote a post called “The Hardest Thing” when my great-aunt passed away.  In it, I discuss what it feels like to lose a family member when you’re on the opposite side of the world. On this … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday-US Trip (detail photos)

These are pictures of little details from the trip.  Another post will picture people and places. *New Reader FYI–Your first comment will be held in moderation.  If you’ve had an approved comment in the past, it will appear immediately*

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