New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve Waikiki, HI Waikiki, HI Wednesday 31st Mark and I woke early and snuck out for a walk south-east along the coast to the Sans Souci beach area; a popular walking/jogging route for the like minded early risers. We were taking a tour of the island today and met our guide, Lani, at … More New Year’s Eve

Hawaii: First day

Hawaii: First day Waikiki, HI Waikiki, HI Sunday Dec 28th Good morning all. It is 6.30am on Sunday morning in beautiful Hawaii. I am writing this whilst I sit out on the balcony of our hotel room overlooking Waikiki beach and the familiar Oceania Pacifica. The sun has not quite risen yet, the waves are … More Hawaii: First day

Boxing Day

Boxing Day New York, NY New York, NY Boxing Day Friday Dec 26th We made a decision to get as most out of our last day as possible. Thus, we set the alarm, rose early and were out the door by 9am to head downtown to Times Square to pick up a tour. We thought … More Boxing Day

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve New York, NY New York, NY Wednesday December 24th We were up early, hoping to get out and about in the am and to pick up Ali from the hospital later in the afternoon. Our morning call to her put an end to those plans. She was still in for today but, hopefully, … More Christmas Eve


Tuesday New York, NY New York, NY Tuesday 23rd We were all a bit slow getting going this morning. An early phone call to Ali established that she was ok. The rest of headed down to City Hall just above the World Trade Centre and below Chinatown. We strolled up Broadway and explored the streets … More Tuesday