Category Archives: US Travel

Floating the Kohala Ditch – video

During our March vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii, we floated the Kohala Ditch. Our video is below. To read about the adventure and see photos, click here.

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A Backpacking Journey Turns into a Fishing Trip

In the remote wilderness adjacent to my in-law’s cabin near Aspen, there is an isolated mountain basin containing a couple of lakes that I have wanted to visit for many years. I’ve made a couple of attempts to get reach … Continue reading

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Sailing the High Seas…..of the Rocky Mountains

For many years, as I would zip down Interstate 70 on my way to assorted mountain destinations outside of Denver, I would look out over Dillon Reservoir. I saw the little sailboats plying the blue waters of the lake and … Continue reading

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Return to Hawaii…The Big Island: Cruising Around the Southernmost Point in the US

Our last day in Hawaii…is it time to go home already? Today we parted company with the rest of the family and headed back to Hilo where we’d catch our flight back to Colorado. Our flight didn’t leave until 9:00 … Continue reading

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Return to Hawaii…The Big Island: A Look into Hawaiian History

The Big Island is rich in history.  Along the west coast there are several archeological sites where we were able to get a glimpse of how the ancient Hawaiians lived. Our first visit was to the restored fishing village found … Continue reading

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Return to Hawaii…The Big Island: Let’s Do the Ditch!

During our stay on the big Island, we were invited to participate in a “Kohala Ditch Adventure” on the northern tip of the island that contains many ranches and lush rain forest  foliage. We would float 2.5 miles down an … Continue reading

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Return to Hawaii…The Big Island: Best Malasadas on the Island

What’s a malasada? Well, it’s sort of a doughnut without the hole. It’s pretty much like a jelly or creme filled doughnut. It’s a Portuguese recipe that has found quite a popular following in Hawaii. We heard from more than … Continue reading

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