I was feeling blue about spending so much time marketing Wai-nani, High Chiefess of
and thought I was losing touch with what had inspired me to write her story in
the first place. I longed for the sensuality, sustenance, and nurturing that
comes when I am in what Mark Twain dubbed “the prettiest fleet of islands ever
to lay anchor in the Pacific”—the Hawai’i Hawaiian Islands.
Then, in my email appeared an invitation for an “Un-Cruise” with American Safari Cruises throughout the
Hawaiian Islands. Spending a week on a smallish ship with
a maximum of 36 other passengers; stopping in sleepy lagoons on Lanai, Molokai,
Maui and the to snorkel over coral reefs
teeming with flamboyant fishes; kayaking; paddle boarding or skiffing sounded
like this adventure travel writer’s idea of perfection. Big Island
Experiencing “moana,” the grand and vibrant sea, like the early Polynesian voyagers is a thrilling prospect for me. Not only would I be immersed in the elements; sun, balmy breezes and heavenly, cobalt blue water, I would not have to hassle with where I would sleep that night, or where I was going to eat. Was I dreaming? No! American Safari Cruises had already conjured up the perfect holiday for me with forays on land to sacred sites of historical significance.
OMG! I just completed the creation of Wai-nani’s Wayfinder—a map of sacred sites on the
that I am giving as a gift to those who purchase a copy of Wai-nani. Could anything be closer to my heart? Big Island
So, this is why I say be careful what you ask for. You are liable to get it, and then the question becomes are you ready to meet the answer!
I promise to return brimming with warm "Aloha" and ready for a fantastic New Year!