Six Days, Seven Nights (or thereabouts) on Kauai, pt. 1

In this period of COVID-19 lockdowns, it has never been more enjoyable, nor therapeutic, to relive past travel experiences. Fortunately, I have been writing about these experiences since 1999 so can read about them over and over again. Here is the first in a series of stories from our first trip to Hawaii in 2000, … Continue reading Six Days, Seven Nights (or thereabouts) on Kauai, pt. 1

The Hikers’ Credo: Six hours in the Honolulu highlands

The Manoa Falls hike started at Ala Moana Mall. We boarded the number 5 bus and were transported through one of Honolulu’s swankiest subdivisions. Behind the cubic “Hawaii 5-O” era homes, grey clouds hung low, creeping across deep green hills, shrouding them in heavy mist, the air humid and stagnant, but perfumed with tropical flowers. … Continue reading The Hikers’ Credo: Six hours in the Honolulu highlands

5. Intangible benefits of travel writing

In the previous four entries of this blog, I focused on activating non-visual senses while writing, on stories instead of places and things, on using writing as a means of committing a trip to memory, and on discussing reliving those memories over and over again, especially when we are quarantined inside during a global pandemic. … Continue reading 5. Intangible benefits of travel writing