Hawaii’s Big Island: Exploring Hilo

As part of our perimeter tour of Hawaii's Big Island, we spent a leisurely day driving from Volcano Village to Waimea via Hilo. We heard Hilo, and the Big Island in general, referred to as 'old Hawaii,' and it was certainly the experience I had in my mind. Laid back, welcoming and beautiful. After sleeping in …

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Hiking in Wallace Falls State Park

We didn't get to ride our motorcycles at all in 2015 due to Ohio weather, our move to the Pacific Northwest and  weather in Washington. Brian spent a ton of time getting them ready for this year-- there's a lot that needs checked and refreshed when they've been sitting for more than 12 months-- but his …

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State Parks on Whidbey Island

We had beautiful weather during my parents' visit and spent most of our time outdoors. On Saturday we got an early start and enjoyed what was left of the Skagit Valley tulip festival before exploring some of the other towns throughout Skagit County. There were lots of people with similar plans and we had had enough …

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Hiking in Deception Pass State Park

After a wonderful day of wine tasting on Whidbey Island we spent the night in Oak Harbor and then headed to Deception Pass State Park the following morning. It was chilly, wet and windy but we decided to brave the elements and make the most of our morning hike. With the proper gear and attitude, …

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