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Private Island Day Trip to Monu Island, Fiji

We did one other day trip in Fiji and it was a private island picnic lunch on Monu Island, which is directly across from Monuriki.  We signed up for this a few days in advance and filled out a card with what we wanted for lunch and what time we wanted to go and be… Continue reading Private Island Day Trip to Monu Island, Fiji

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Snorkeling in Fiji

This will be more of a photo diary rather than an involved post. I love snorkeling and do it almost every time I visit a tropical island/beach location.  So, I’ve been snorkeling in several places in the Caribbean, Mexico and French Polynesia.  Fiji blew them all away in terms of healthy reefs and abundance of… Continue reading Snorkeling in Fiji

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WIIIIIIILSON!!! Visiting Monuriki Island (Castaway Island in the Movie)

Our hotel was located about a 10 minute boat ride from Monuriki Island, which is where the movie Castaway, starring Tom Hanks, was filmed.  We took a day trip over there for a few hours one day to explore the island and do some snorkeling. As no one else from the hotel signed up for… Continue reading WIIIIIIILSON!!! Visiting Monuriki Island (Castaway Island in the Movie)

Uncategorized · United States · Washington D.C.

Guide to the Memorials of Washington D.C – National Mall and Tidal Basin

I had to be in D.C. (or “the District” as the locals call it) for work last Friday so I tacked on an extra night and my husband came up for the weekend.  We went to the National Gallery Museum on Friday afternoon and spent Saturday walking about 8+ miles to visit all the major… Continue reading Guide to the Memorials of Washington D.C – National Mall and Tidal Basin

New Mexico · Santa Fe · Uncategorized

What to do in Santa Fe for 3 Days

Shopping around the Plaza Santa Fe is a very walkable city, especially around the main historic plaza and downtown area.  There are so many boutiques in a small few block area, selling jewelry, clothing, outdoor gear, home goods, pottery and local food products. Like any touristy area, some of the shops are pretty junky but… Continue reading What to do in Santa Fe for 3 Days

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The Inn of the Five Graces, Santa Fe

The Inn of the Five Graces is probably my favorite hotel in the United States and I know that is saying a lot.  The hotel is owned by Ira and Sylvia Seret who are interior designers and own a business that imports furniture, textiles, rugs and art pieces from the Middle East and Asia.  Their… Continue reading The Inn of the Five Graces, Santa Fe