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Trip Report Update: Doris Duke’s Shangri La

Monday, March 4, 2013

Today's installment of "Aulani to Walt Disney World" covers our tour of Shangri La, the vacation home of "The World's Richest Girl," Doris Duke. On her honeymoon in 1935, Duke purchased nearly 5 acres of land on Diamond Head, a now unheard-of amount of property in what has become Oahu’s most exclusive neighborhood. Duke had a ...

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Trip Report Update: Wizarding World of Harry Potter… After Dark! Plus, Dinner at Emeril’s Tchoup Chop

Monday, July 4, 2011

At last, I have finished the epic three-installment account of our day at Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Islands of Adventure. Sorry it took so long, but we shot more than 600 photos, so it was kind of a lot to wade through! As I wrap up this sixth day of our trip, you'll get to ...

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Trip Report Update: Islands of Adventure

Monday, June 27, 2011

After a little hiatus to allow me to post about all the cool new stuff at Disneyland, Trick or Tweet! Halloween at Disney World & Disneyland is back on track to be finished before next Halloween! When last we left our intrepid heroes, they'd just finished exploring the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Thrill as they now ...

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Trip Report Update: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

At last I've reached the part of the trip where we went to Islands of Adventure to see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. We took a TON of pictures that day, so I've had to break it into installments. This part covers the morning at WWoHP and lunch at Mythos, with a prologue that ...

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