Hawaii – The Big Island (Part Two)

Part 2 of my trip to the Big Island (see part one here) Our next stop was Volcano National Park. Along the way we saw the Green and Black Sand beaches. We also visited South Point, the southernmost point in the USA where we saw some crazy people jumping from the cliff into the Pacific... Continue Reading →

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Hawaii – The Big Island (Part One)

I just returned from an 8-day trip to Hawaii. I have been to Hawaii twice before, but this was my first visit to The Big Island. I made this trip with 3 objectives in mind. Witness lava flow from a volcano Watch the sunset and the stars from Mauna Kea Snorkel My wife’s key objective... Continue Reading →

Taiwan

I made another trip to Taiwan this past September. As you will see from this article, Taiwan holds a special place in my heart and I believe it makes a wonderful vacation destination. I have been traveling to Taiwan since 1998 and lived there for 1 year in 2012. Taiwan is a well-kept travel destination... Continue Reading →

National Baseball Hall of Fame

The calendar tells me I am getting to the end of the best Major League Baseball year of my life. Did I mention the Astros won the world series? What better way to cap off this awesome year than to take a trip to Cooperstown, New York and visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame?... Continue Reading →

Branson

I just returned from a 3-day trip to Branson Missouri. I know what some of you are thinking. Alan is moving quickly into full up, ride the bus to Branson, see the oldies show, and eat at the buffet level of retirement.  Well, that is only partially true. You see, the primary purpose of this... Continue Reading →

Jumbo Jet

United Airlines final Boeing 747 flight took place on November 7, 2017. I am an aviation geek who has flown over 1.5 million miles on United Airlines. I have always been especially fascinated by the Boeing 747. Introduced in 1969 it was by far the largest airliner in the world. The 747 held this title... Continue Reading →

Enthusiasm

I am an avid baseball fan and have attended many games in the USA from little league to the major leagues. I am also a lifelong Astros fan so I am very excited about the upcoming ALCS games against the Yankees. A few weeks ago, I attended a baseball game in Taipei Taiwan. This was... Continue Reading →

Out of Control

I just returned from a 3-week mission trip to Taiwan. The trip went well, however, the logistics on the trip home were a bit challenging. In my attempt to save money on airfare, I booked a return trip through Beijing with a 22-hour layover. Before booking this flight, I confirmed that I could get a... Continue Reading →

Havasu Falls

My wife likes waterfalls. Perhaps obsession is a better word. On most of our vacations, she has managed to work in some sort of quest to find a waterfall. I decided to make 2017 “The Year of the Waterfall.” First, we visited Niagara Falls. Next, we hiked to waterfalls in Algonquin Provencal park in Ontario... Continue Reading →

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