Hawaii – Ko ‘Olina 2018

September 13, 2018 – September 20, 2018 

This trip to Hawaii was pretty cool because our friends Ozzie and Erica were joining us. We visited our favorite spots which included Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck and we also visited Pearl Harbor.

We took a sunset cruise and of course, went to a Luau.

If you want to see what we ate while in Hawaii.

Maria
John & Maria
Erica & Ozzie

Maria & John
Ozzie, Erica & Maria

Hanauma Bay

John, Maria, Erica & Ozzie
Ozzie & Maria

Maria
John, Maria & Ozzie

John, Maria, Ozzie & Erica

Ever notice the Four Seasons logo has the four seasons depicted in it Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall

Erica living her best life
John & Ozzie – This picture is an inside joke and if I wrote it down it wouldn’t translate well
Ozzie & John
Erica, Ozzie, Maria & John

Erica

Maria & John

John, Maria, Ann, Erica & Ozzie
Manoa Falls Hike

Maria & Erica

Manoa Falls – Ozzie, Erica, Maria & John
John & Maria

Ozzie, Erica, Maria & John

Ozzie & John
Erica & Ozzie
Ozzie, Erica, John & Maria
Maria & Erica
John & Maria
John & Maria
Ozzie & Erica
Ozzie, Erica, Maria & John

Erica & Ozzie

Eze, France

August 4, 2018

Today we took a taxi to Eze Village in France which we absolutely loved. We visited the Chapelle St. John. We lit a candle for my mother in law because she wasn’t feeling well which was special to me since I’ve never lit a candle in a Catholic Church. I was happy to light a candle for her. We also visited The Exotic Garden of Eze. It was really cool they have 100’s of different cactus plants and a little waterfall which was cute.

We will definitely be visiting Eze again in the future and will probably spend about 3 days there. Afterward, we took a taxi back to Monaco to go and check out the famous casino. Inside the casino, there was a maze made out of a deck of cards.

The next stop while there, we grabbed a cab and went up the big rock to the Grand Palace and we were lucky we got there just in time for the changing of the guards. We visited the Saint Nicholas Cathedral of Monaco where Princess Grace Kelly is buried. Afterward, we walked back to the ship.

 

Maria
John
The Exotic Garden

Charleston, South Carolina

September 3, 2018 – September 6, 2018

Our first stop on the tourist list of Charleston was the Historic Middleton Place which has become one of South Carolina’s most enduring icons. It was pretty impressive. I would definitely recommend a visit there.

The next thing we decided to check out while in town was the Charleston Tea Plantation. On the way, we decided to check out the Angel Oak Tree which was truly impressive. The tea plantation was interesting I never knew so much went into making tea.

The last stop was Patriots Point we got to see the inside of a destroyer and a submarine.

Middleton Place

Angel Oak Tree

Angel Oak Tree

Maria

John

Charleston Tea Plantation

Charleston Tea Plantation

Dock Street Theatre

The Dock Street Theatre @ The Planter’s Hotel

Patriots Point – Home of the USS Yorktown

US Custom House @ Night

Kefalonia (Cephalonia)-Argostoli, Greece

August 20, 2018 

Today we got a taxi to drive us around and the first stop was Melissani Cave/Lake which is really pretty. After that we drove to a high point to take a picture of Myrtos beach which is the most popular beach in Kefalonia then next beach stop from above was Agia Kyriaki which was also a beautiful white sand beach with clear blue water. Afterward, we drove back to the ship.

Follow us on our journey the next destination is Catania-Sicily, Italy.

A nice gift from Oceania Cruises
The worst lightning storm we have ever been in

Split, Croatia

August 17, 2018

Today we hired a private boat to take us around the first stop was this nice town called Trogir and we walked around there about half an hour.

The next stop was this other nice place called Maslinica and we decided to have lunch at Martinis-Marchi Hotel Restaurant called Minutus Vinum where the Blue Lagoon is. Afterward, we went back to split and had a Tuk Tuk Tour (sort of like an electric golf cart) which was fun.

The driver took us around to a few panoramic picture spots and we also drove by a really nice beach called. The last stop on the Tuk Tuk Tour was the old town where we walked around for a bit and then headed back to the ship.

Follow us on our journey the next destination is Dubrovnik, Croatia.

If you would like to see what we ate while we were in Split, Croatia.

Kastel Kamerlengo

Young Entrepreneur

Tuk Tuk Tour

Our Tuk Tuk Tour Guide looked like the UFC fighter McGregor. A car of tourists started yelling his name out when we passed by them.

Best antiques sold here. Her business card is below

Koper, Slovenia

August 15, 2018 

Today we got a private car to drive us around the first stop was the Ljubljanski Castle which was really nice after a visit to the castle we walked through this cool forest that ended in the Town called Ljubljana.

We walked around there for a little while and then headed to Postojna Cave which was absolutely amazing. The next stop was Predjama Castle which was built onto the side of a mountain.

Afterward, we went back to the port and walked around the town of Koper and went back to the ship.

Follow us on our journey the next destination is Rijeka, Croatia.

If you would like to see what we ate while in Koper, Slovenia.

Ljubljanski Castle

Handmade Lace

Postojna Cave
Postojna Cave
John
John

Chandelier in the cave

John & Maria

Predjama Castle
This family has the same hairstyle as their dog.

John & Maria

Zakynthos, Greece

July 7, 2018 – July 11, 2018

Before boarding the ship we decided to visit Zakynthos. We stayed in Lesante Blu Hotel which was beyond amazing. We had a private pool and we got a chance to relax before the cruise.

Follow us on our cruise which started in Athens, Greece.

If you want to see pictures of the food we ate while in Zakynthos, Greece 

The name of our hotel room.
Lesante Blu Hotel

John
Maria & John

Turtle Island is Yummy….

Maria & John
Maria
John
Maria & John

Maria

Kalo Nero, Kyparissia, Messinia, Greece

July 5, 2018 – July 7, 2018 

Today we visited my family who I haven’t seen in 14 years. I was very excited because they were going to meet John as well.

The next day we visited the Temple of Hephaestus. It was really hot so we cut our tour short.

After a few days, we drove to the port to catch the ferry to Zakynthos, Greece.

Follow us on our journey the next destination is Zakynthos, Greece.

Follow our cruise which started in Athens, Greece.

Maria & John

My Family
Maria & Aunt Eugenia
My uncles homemade wine
The old train station we used to use.

Temple of Hephaestus

Bacchus, Greece