Tennis at Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii

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The view today starts with tennis at the Bay Club. We’ve stayed and played at many of the courts at the Waikoloa Resorts. The good news is there are several, giving you lots of choice. Since we like to start our mornings with a set of tennis, finding courts when booking a room or resort is important to us. Some…

Walk Along Waikoloa Beach

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The view today is still filled with glorious 80 degree sunshine, the sounds of the sea and warm aloha vibes. From the Bay Club and Hilton Waikoloa Village there is an easy beach walk over lava, coral and sand that meanders down to Waikoloa Marriott Resort   We spent the morning with a hard-fought set of tennis (6-3). Then for…

Why We Love Our Timeshare

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Today’s view is our “almost” second home in Waikoloa on the westside of The Big Island. The weather here is sunnier than any other spot in Hawaii. Even when the rains are coming down in Hilo or the vog has blown into Kona, Waikoloa offers cloudless blue sky with year-round moderately warm daily temperatures. Hilton Grand Vacations has four timeshare…

Aloha Luxury and Beyond

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The view today is pure aloha magic at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, about 30 miles up the road from Kona. We were wide awake about 4:30 because of the difference in time zones (and our early to bed from the 27 hour day yesterday mixed with Mai Tais!). The room was quiet and comfortable and Bub was delighted to…

When Are We Getting To Hawaii?

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The view today takes me from chilly Phoenix to tropical Kona. We are a little late leaving Sky Harbor Airport, but there doesn’t appear to be any issues with TSA. Our very full American Airlines flight makes up the time and we land a little after 3 to a bright sunny afternoon. On my Granddaughter Lily’s first trip to the…

The Hilton Doubletree Treats Us!

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Hilton Honors and Doubletree Benefits Today’s view…Nothing is better than a warm chocolate chip cookie! And, we get two as we check into The Phoenix DoubleTree Suites . Less than two miles from Sky Harbor Airport, it is a perfect place for us to stay the night before our flight to Hawaii. Using my Hilton Honors points for the room,…

Caruso’s…For Richard’s Italian Birthday Dinner

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Annually for the last 40 years, our whole family celebrates my son, Richard’s, birthday at Caruso’s in Tucson. A family restaurant, Caruso’s serves up the best Italian food in downtown Tucson. Affordably priced, with a vast selection of everything you would expect. We are never disappointed! We always start with Antipasto and garlic bread. I’m sure we tax the waiter’s…

Tohono Chul Garden Bistro- A Tucson Secret

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When you are in the mood for something special, Tohono Chul Desert Bistro will fit the bill. Tucked within 49 acres of gardens and pathways it is surrounded by desert plants teeming with flowers for the butterflies and birds. This oasis is located, surprisingly, just a step away from of one of the busiest commercial and residential areas of Northwest…