Archive for May, 2009

Kauai 2009

After three nights on Maui, it was time for three more on Kauai.  Flying between the islands isn’t as easy as it used to be. I seem to recall that you could once fly nonstop — now you have to change planes in Honolulu.

Here are all of my photos from the Garden Isle of Kauai!

Maui 2009: Part 3

Here are the rest of the photos from my stay on Maui… didn’t really discover any photo “hot spots”, like I was hoping for. Still, it was beautiful, as usual.

Maui 2009: Part 2

On my second day in Maui I spent the morning snorkeling, and the afternoon driving around the island. The snorkeling pics were taken with the Canon PowerShot D10, one of three underwater cameras that I brought along with me. The above sea-level photos are from the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1.

Maui 2009: Part 1

Aloha from Maui… yes, I’m here again, for a little working vacation. I’ve got three nights here, then three more in Kauai.  I brought along a camera to review, plus three underwater cameras to take snorkeling with me.

Below are photos from Day 1, which are mostly of my drive through Upcountry Maui, which is a fun road, if not a little scary!    I threw in some beach photos for good measure, though I’ll  lots more of those in the week ahead.

Those last two photos are panoramas, by the way. All of these were taken with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1.

Time for shore excursions

It’s only five months until my big cruise to Asia, and we’re finally able to book all the shore excursions that are available. Originally I was hoping to do the overnight stay in Beijing (so you don’t have to haul yourself back to the ship at night, and then go right back in the morning), but that turned out to cost an arm and a leg. I’ll end up seeing the same stuff, just with the long bus rides.

I booked excursions in Busan (South Korea), Nagasaki, Beijing, and Taipei — and those are only half of the ports! I posted the descriptions of which tours I picked on the following page.
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