by Patti Podgers Hawaii...just the “word” conjures images of brilliant rainbows, Lucy gardens, sweeping beaches, and melodic music. Correct on all counts! One of the most beautiful places in the world, Hawaii has something to offer for the young, and, well, mature visitor. And this past Christmas had me singing along to Bing Crosby’s “Mele Kalikimaka” under a star-lit sky on Waikiki Beach. Now, can it get any better than that?? Photo of Oahu vista courtesy of northshoreexplorers.com. Although I am not a Hawaiian newbie—this was my third trip to the islands—each visit has been an adventure. On previous visits, I...
Watch your wardrobe when traveling to avoid offending foreigners, and frankly, looking like a goof.
Photo: Tourists sculpture by Duane Hanson
The weather was beautiful -- sunny skies, seas every shade of blue, and temperatures in the high 80s. Although the Greek economy is struggling, everyone we met was friendly and welcoming. Our ship's staff made every effort to make us feel at home; by the end of the cruise, we were greeted by name.
by Patricia Podgers