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I'm Terri. I took my kids to all 50 states and I want to help you achieve the same goal. Learn more...

37 Reasons to Vacation in Hawaii

37 Reasons to Vacation in Hawaii

 

Aloha! Did you know that Hawaii is the #1 aspirational destination for North American travelers? Maybe a post about reasons to vacation in Hawaii isn’t necessary if so many people already want to travel there. On the other hand, maybe you do need 37 reasons to get that Hawaii vacation scheduled sooner rather than later.

My husband and I went to Hawaii for our final vacation before having kids. Then we went again in 2015 with our kids to complete our family goal of visiting all 50 states. Since then, I’ve become a travel agent so that I […]

Scuba diving with giant manta rays in Hawaii

People often ask about our favorite state or favorite trip. That’s such a tough question to answer because we’ve had so many memorable experiences. I think the one that tops the list, though, was scuba diving with giant manta rays in Hawaii. It was a thrilling climax to an unforgettable trip to Hawaii.

Recently, my daughter Corinne had to write a paper for her Philosophy 101 class in college about her most exhilarating experience. It wasn’t at all surprising to me that she chose our manta ray dive in Hawaii as the subject. Her professor added a twist to […]

We did it! Hawaii was my kids’ 50th state!

Hawaii - 50th State

It’s been several months since I’ve posted here and I wanted to give my readers an update. First of all, we accomplished our goal! All five of us have now been to all 50 states. We spent two weeks in Hawaii in June and had a wonderful time.

A brief update about my family: it’s hard to believe, but most of the traveling we’ve done over the last six months has been to visit colleges (with little or no time for sightseeing). My oldest is entering his senior year of high school and is ready to start filling out […]