My Adventures

I've traveled to many places and love to blog about my adventures, the hotels, service, food and more. I enjoy doing product reviews as well. Hi Folks! I am a seasoned 30 year traveller. I've travelled to many places and stayed in a variety of places. I've been to Columbia, England, Scotland, Las Vegas, Florida, Bahamas, California, New England States, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and all the Atlantic provinces, Nova Scotia (where I live), New Brunswick, PEI and Newfoundland. Now I can say I've been to Spain (Barcelona), Italy (Rome), Greece (Crete), Turkey (Izmir & Ephesus, Africa (Egypt) and Malta. What an adventure! We had a big adventure is Vancouver then Kauai, Hawaii!! AND HERE I AM! WHOA! I'm back home now. What a fabulous trip to Kauai! It was a magical vacation. We even saw Puff the Magic Dragon who lies with his head sadly on the island ground, covered in grass and trees with beautiful sand beaches all around him. We sang his song a lot. Didn't want to leave at all, but here we are back home and dreaming of the next adventure already! Well, the next adventure came and me and the kids traveled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The moment we landed, we fell in love with Mexico! We loved the people, the service and the country! Villa del Palmar didn't disappoint us at all. The Spanish style room with the view of the most exquisite site I've ever seen was beyond the imagination. So glad we went and hope to go back to again some day. This summer we went to Victoria, British Colombia then after 5 days, we got on our ship to Alaska and we did a dog sled ride in the Yukon. It was amazing! So many posts and pictures to put up, so stay tuned folks! Let us remember to pause for a smile to a stranger, or give a dollar to a homeless person, or feed a stray animal. Share the love you have inside for others so that they may share theirs as well.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
Another week of travel and I'm bushed! I'm not finished yet, there is still the 7 days travel coming up on Sunday for a big convention. I'm a little worried about a sick stray cat I have in my basement as well as my three indoor cats. I hope they'll be ok with me away. I do have people checking and feeding them, but you know the saying, nothing is like doing it yourself.
Well, I have been getting wonderful offers to write for other people's blogs or travel magazine. I can't wait to find the time to begin. Next year when I retire, I'll be able to lots of attention to my travel blog. Until later, take care and keep checking in for new and great travel, reviews and more!!


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Kauai, Hawaii, Land of Puff the Magic Dragon

How can I even begin to tell you how absolutely incredible our trip to Kauai, Hawaii was?! From the Wyndham Bali Hai vacation resort in the northeast of the island, to the incredible beauty of the entire island and the fabulous island people, who I can say were the friendliest people I have ever met.
The security personnel at the Honolulu airport went out of her way to reassure me that the water bulbs I purchased at Pearl Harbour will be mailed to me at home if I guaranteed her she would get her $12.00  back.  Where do you find people like this? In Hawaii!  Even the Hawaiian airline people were outstanding in their friendliness.  You really were made to feel at home everywhere you went.
The little community stores, the hand made items and the feel of Hawaii was evident in the buildings, the store layouts, but mostly the staff.  Wonderful people, I can't say it enough.  I love them and hope to go back some day.

The six of us women had a fabulous unit at Whynham Bali Hai with 3 full bathrooms & bedrooms and two had jet tubs!  The pool and surrounding grounds were breathtaking.  I loved it here so much.  The decor of the unit & rooms with a full complete kitchen (some things I don't even have home here), made it all the more comfortable for all of us and we called it home. 
Our large L shaped deck was a place we loved to eat breakfast and diner.  We were so hungry when we got there late Friday night, we shopped the next day and all bot too much food and drinks! 
The jewelery is pretty cheap there.  We found some great buys for gifts and clothes.  We loved the ABC store and they had a great K-Mart.  We loved K-Mart. I found some beautiful jewelery there so I bought a beautiful ring & bracelet.  The girls gave me the most beautiful necklace with the Island's flower in gold, to thank me but it is I who should thank them.  Six women together in one unit and we all got along great.  What a trip.  Well I'll put some pics on and tell more stories later.  Please enjoy.

Our pool




we swam here

we swam here





Breathtaking canyon

Drive down from Canyon on West side.  Actor Ben Stiller lives on this side

Canyon on West side





Na Pali coast

More interior from plane


Interrior of Na Pali & Canyon with waterfalls

Na Pali coast beach where they shot the scene with Johnny Deppe in 3rd Prirates

Beautiful coral from the plane

Na Pali  south Pacific beach movie location


Beach where they made South Pacific movie on Na Pali Coast

West side of Kauai from plane, coral in sea.

Na Pali coast

Na Pali coast from our tour boat

Na Pali coast from our tour boat

Na Pali coast line

Na Pali coast
two lane roads we drove, so lovely, beaches on one side, mountains on the other
Beauty from our plane tour on the west side
See the large green section, it's two football stadiums & so green- on the west side
beaches all along the roads
The flat level trees are so common here

One of many Water fall in Na Pali coast