Boomeresque:Definition
1. Adj.: Describing a person born between 1 Jan. 1946 and 31 Dec. 1964
2. Adj.: Description of a person, place or thing possessing Baby Boomer je ne sais quoi
3. See also, Boomer, Esq.: A Baby Boomer who is also a licensed attorney (See, e.g., About).

The Bernice Pauhi Bishop Museum — Honolulu, Hawaii

April 18, 2014 49 comments

Ships of Oceania, Pacific Hall, Bernice Pauhi Bishop Museum

Mr. Excitement and I managed to visit Honolulu three times before we made finally our way to the Bernice Pauhi Bishop Museum, Hawaii’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History. In retrospect, it should have been one of the first places we visited. The museum was established in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop, the wealthy American […]

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Hawaii Quilt Guild Show: E Ho’onanea I Ka Mili Kapa

April 7, 2014 73 comments

Pineapple Quilt at the Hawaii Quilt Guild Show

E Ho’ononea I Ka Mili Kapa Got that? I didn’t think so. It’s the theme of this year’s quilt exhibit by The Hawaii Quilt Guild at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. The translation from Hawaiian is “Come and Be Soothed by the Quilting”. After last week’s unpleasantness, I was more than ready to be soothed by […]

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“If You Want to Make God Laugh, Tell Him About Your Plans.” Honolulu, Hawaii Edition

March 28, 2014 128 comments

Waikiki Beach from our Lanai with the Hawaiian Hilton Village's Rainbow Tower.

According to my blog publication schedule, this post is supposed to share more information about Chiang Mai, Thailand. However, if you’re a Baby Boomer, you’ve inhabited this planet long enough to know that Woody Allen had it right when he said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” My latest […]

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To Write or Not to Write, That is the Question

March 20, 2014 70 comments

letters from Colombia

I need to clarify that by “write”, I mean “hand-write”. This post is inspired by a Facebook discussion started by a homeschooling mother. She, her husband and two young sons (ages 7 and 9) are traveling the world. She expressed some surprise and disagreement upon learning that some homeschoolers are not teaching their children cursive […]

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What’s Up with Wats in Chiang Mai, Thailand?

March 14, 2014 53 comments

Seated and standing Buddhas at Wat Suan Dok, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Our 40 hour marathon trip from Philadelphia ended in Chiang Mai, a small city  in northern Thailand. After a decent night’s sleep in a real bed and a slow morning, we set off to find out what’s up with wats in this former capital of the ancient Lanna empire. (I was on the fence about […]

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How to Travel Without Your Dog

March 2, 2014 89 comments

There are many websites full of helpful information about how to travel with your dog. (I’ve included a list of some of my favorites below). I wish we were traveling with our dog, Dino, but on a month long trip to Southeast Asia that included a 40 hour air travel marathon and ten flights on […]

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The Hawaii Chocolate Festival – Educational and Yum!

February 25, 2014 76 comments

Hawaii Chocolate Festival

One of the pleasures of being a travel writer/blogger is the opportunity to meet up with other travel writers/bloggers. Most recently, I found myself in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the same time as Canadian travel writer/blogger, Doreen Pendgracs. Doreen has a delicious niche. She writes about chocolate. Her quest to inform herself about this gift from the […]

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Say What??? Southeast Asia Signs

February 10, 2014 62 comments

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Warning: Do not read this if you are consuming a beverage which you do not want to see coming out your nose.  Even for those of us who love to travel, getting around in countries where we don’t speak the language and often can’t even read the alphabet, can be stressful. As Southeast Asia has […]

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Wanna Feel Kinda Small — in a Good Way? Our Visit to the Elephant Nature Park Near Chiang Mai, Thailand

February 3, 2014 63 comments

Getting ready for an after bath dusting.

Our visit to the Elephant Nature Park, 60 kilometers from Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, was replete with wonderful photo opportunities. At one point, I carefully aligned my camera to take a photo of my husband Steve (a/k/a Mr. Excitement) and was somewhat annoyed when his fake smile disappeared and he became a little agitated, […]

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The Longest Day – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA to Chiang Mai, Thailand

January 11, 2014 66 comments

View out airplane window

 As my Boomeresque Facebook friends know, ever since we returned from New Mexico in October, I’ve been mostly consumed by planning our trip to Southeast Asia and Hawaii. Some 32 years ago, I had the dumb luck good fortune to marry someone who gets to travel to warm interesting places as part of his job. […]

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