Just the Two of Us

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Just the Two of Us

It was our first vacation together. Just the two of us; Ed and I. The day after Thanksgiving in 2008, we hopped aboard a plane from Columbus, Ohio to Las Vegas, Nevada. I have to admit that I was a little nervous. Would I get on his nerves? Would he get on mine? The dynamic can so easily change when you’re traveling and have only each other, and the occasional interaction with complete strangers.

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Not so Bright and Early

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Cities, Lodging, Parks and Recreation, States | 1 comment

Not so Bright and Early

Bright and early on a recent Saturday morning, my aunt and I boarded a plane for West Palm Beach, Florida. Ok, so maybe it wasn’t so bright but that’s only because it was so early! 4am to be specific. It’s tough extracting yourself from bed when the sun hasn’t even plucked itself over the horizon yet. The promise of waves crashing on the shore was a pretty darn good motivator, as was the knowledge I would soon get to see my other aunt, uncle, and cousins who call Florida home these days.

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Pipiwai Trail

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Parks and Recreation | 1 comment

Pipiwai Trail

Maui offers a few hidden gems. One of my favorites is the Pipiwai Trail tucked away along the Hana Highway. Many visitors turn around in Hana, but I urge you to continue to the trail head about 10 miles farther down the road. Here you will find a large parking lot, restrooms, and a Ranger Station since this trail is part of Haleakalā National Park.

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Cozumel, Mexico

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Cities, Countries | 0 comments

Cozumel, Mexico

Part 3 of 3 – Part 2 can be found here:  http://thezestytraveler.com/it-was-unbelizeable.html

We left Belize behind in the setting sun, and set a course for Cozumel, Mexico. I’ve been to Cozumel before, but it has definitely become even more touristy than it was before. To be frank, I try to avoid Cozumel as a port of call because it is too commercial for my taste.

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Top 10 Pet Peeves of Air Travel

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Tips | 0 comments

1. THAT GUY  You know the one. He talks on his phone loudly enough for the entire terminal to hear every word. Completely self absorbed in his conversation (usually work related – I bet his company loves their business shouted for all to hear) so much so that he doesn’t notice the dirty looks and snide comments from his fellow travelers. Or maybe his ego is just too big to care.

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