A while back Marie suggested I add posts to cover trips that happened after I stopped blogging in 2011 but before I started again in 2015. I liked her idea and am finally getting around to making it happen. These retroactive posts will be light on narrative and heavy on photos.
First up: Hawaii. In late 2011 – thanks to the generosity of a college buddy who runs a travel company – I spent a week on a small cruise ship that toured all the islands. Off the coast of the Big Island we went night-snorkeling with manta rays, one of my all-time favorite wildlife experiences. And when the cruise ended Marie met me for a great week in Kauai.