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One Last Post Before The Pro Bowl Presented By USAA

One Last Post Before The Pro Bowl Presented By USAA

  Short bonus post today: the runup to the Pro Bowl continues. Thursday's pre-game event was "Marine For A Day" up at Kaneohe. I can't show it any better than this NFL player getting to try on a set of explosive ordnance disposal gear: NFL #ProBowl players get to experience a day in the life of a Marine ...

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The Pro Bowl Presented By USAA

The Pro Bowl Presented By USAA

        We're ramping up to Sunday's Pro Bowl tailgater-- and, oh yeah, the football game. Those of you who know me well are probably smirking as you read: Nords at the Pro Bowl?!?  I know, "pearls before swine." For the rest of you, here's a confession: I hardly watch TV, ...

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I’m Goin’ To The Pro Bowl With USAA!

I’m Goin’ To The Pro Bowl With USAA!

      If you're at the Pro Bowl events next week, please stop by and say hello. I'm the 5'10" 190-pound middle-aged balding ponytailed surfer dude who'll probably be wearing sunglasses, surf shorts, & t-shirt. And SPF50 sunscreen in the middle of winter because, you know, Hawaii. ...

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Travel While You Can

Travel While You Can

We came home from our second trip of the year in late November.  Financial independence gives us the flexibility and time to travel as much or as little as we want, and we spent nearly half of 2015 away from Oahu.   In this post I'll answer the usual reader questions about where we went and what we did, but people are ...

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Surprising Secrets Of Slow Travel

Surprising Secrets Of Slow Travel

Earlier this year my spouse and I spent three months in Spain visiting our daughter. (She's stationed on a guided missile destroyer in Rota.) It was the longest trip I've taken since a 1991 submarine deployment. We roamed all over Andalusia and took hundreds of photos (no selfies!). We really enjoy slow travel and ...

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Fast Personal Growth Through Slow Travel

Fast Personal Growth Through Slow Travel

  As I'm writing this post (four weeks before you're reading it) we've been in Spain for over a month. Here are a few facts about our trip: My spouse and I are financially independent. I've been retired for 13 years, and I'm now 54 years old. We're empty-nesters again (for the first time in over 22 ...

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