a perfect weekend in new york by way of jersey city

Oh, hey there. It's been a little while, hasn't it? My writing mojo's been missing, so I was just taking a little break, zooming through books, and planning our end-of-the-year escapades to Australia and New Zealand. (I'm not counting down the days, not at all.) But now I'm back, and I'm going to tell you …

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hawaii travel guide: pearl harbor

Hawaii Travel Guide | Pearl Harbor

Like many people, I am very interested in World War II. It's a fascinating, if not completely bonkers, section of history, and I gobble up pretty much anything that has to do with it---be it historical fiction (like All the Light We Cannot See), or actual biographies (like Unbroken), or films (like The Imitation Game or Valkyrie)---the list …

the top 10 things to do in kauai, hawaii

Top 10 Things to Do in Kauai | Climb Wailua Falls

Recently, I read an article in the LA Times about Kauai's record rainfall earlier this month: Records indicate that Kauai got 50 inches of rain within 24 hours, and scientists posit that this record-breaking and destructive weather is a result of global warming---and that there's plenty more where that came from. And while I know …

kauai, hawaii travel guide: tubing and ziplining with kauai backcountry adventures

Kauai, Hawaii Travel Guide | Go tubing and zip lining with Kauai Backcountry Adventures

It's been so sad watching all this news coverage about Kauai over the last week or so, seeing the devastation wreaked by the excessive rain and flash flooding has caused the oldest of Hawaii's islands. I worry about the folks whose homes have been washed away. If anyone is interested in helping Kauai rebound from …