Lahiana, Maui ©

Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina was the former capital of Hawaii and a hopping whaling town.  It’s now all about saving the whales but it’s still hopping and a great place to spend an afternoon especially if it’s not a beach-going kind of day. … Read More

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A Whale of a Day

I feel like the only time anyone needs to visit Hawaii is during the whale migration.  Humpback whales come down from Alaska for the winter (they aren’t stupid!), have their babies and mate.  They start arriving in November and can … Read More

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Paia, Maui

On the north side of Maui is a cute little hippie town called Paia. It may be small but it has my favorite place to watch surfers; my favorite place to have a beer and pizza; my favorite clothing shop … Read More

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Maui Day 1 – Jet Lag Love!

Hawaii is a place I return year after year.  I’ve lost count but I think this is trip 12. Most of those were to my favorite island, Maui.  All the Hawaiian islands have their own personality but Maui has the … Read More

Music Monday – The Mother of All

The official Bonnaroo lineup announcement is just two days away. I thought I would share some of my favorite images from the festival of all festivals, Woodstock 1969. Most of these images are of the crowd and the life. I … Read More

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Vegan Tuffles for Galentine’s Day

I’m very anti-Valentine’s Day.  I hardly ever had a boyfriend in school and it really didn’t matter to me until Valentine’s Day.  There would always be a flower sale and all my friends would walk around with their flowers all … Read More

Peg Leg Porker, Nashville

No Car Nashville

We finally had a break from the Polar Vortex and had great weather this past Saturday.  I’m in the car a lot and I wanted to take a break from driving and enjoy the day.  Public transportation isn’t super in … Read More

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Super Bowl Snack – No Carb “Popcorn”

I’m knee-deep in New Year’s Resolution territory.  Since I have to be in a bathing suit in a few weeks, I’m not about to let a little thing like the Super Bowl get me off track.  I went searching for … Read More

Janelle Monae Ryman Nashville ©Ginkaville

Best Shows of 2013 & Music Resolutions for 2014

January is the month for new starts and reminiscing. So before the new concert season begins, here are my concert highlights from 2013.  Out of the 22 shows I attended there were some winners and not-so-greats.  I didn’t walk out … Read More