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Mokupapapa Discovery Center in Hilo

The ground floor of the Koehnen building,  76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo suggests 1920s grandeur with a wide staircase leading to law offices back in the day.  The building ocupies the corner of Waianuenue Avenue and Kamehameha Avenue  — powerful names … Continue reading

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Training for a Walking or Hiking Tour

YOU KNOW that walking regularly can mitigate or even prevent a host of conditions ranging from obesity to heart disease. But do you know how to walkto get the most out of your exercise sessions? Here are some pointers. * Aim … Continue reading

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La Virgin Guadalupe: Patroness of the Americas

I first visited the shrine to La Virgin at Guadalupe on the fringes of Mexico City during the sweaty summer of 1976 with my parents. In 2006, I visited with my niece, the photographer sjlzocklein. In 2011, I started reading books … Continue reading

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Walking as Transportation

Books about Walking The Complete Guide to Walking, Mark Fenton.  Written by an editor at Walking magazine, this comprehensive how to guide, takes you from inertia to regular walking.  Exceptionally useful book aimed at the beginning walker or occasional exerciser. A … Continue reading

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Long Distance Walking and Upset Tummies

Medical research studies suggest that an upset tummy (gastrointestinal disorders) can arise because of intense physical activity such as many hours of hiking and walking.   Over-exercise can make you feel sick.   This is not news to most humans … Continue reading

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Do Trekking Poles Help You Walk?

“You don’t need sticks!” a British mountaineering friend announced with a hint of scorn in his voice.  We were reviewing pre-hike gear for a Lake District holiday.  Able bodied adult hikers should wear stout boots, carry a small pack with … Continue reading

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Meet People :: Get Your Hands Dirty :: The World :: Close to Home

Meet People * Cultural Programs * Volunteer * Work Exchange * Travel   …get started with your dream of helping people and reaching out….meeting new friends….BE the change you want   Applications accepted during July, 2014 * Virtual Student Foreign Service – online … Continue reading

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