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Vacation adventures

Join Don and Peg Doman as they travel to fun and exciting places. Each vacation should be an adventure . . . something to remember for the rest of your life.

  • Baghdad - Another Day in Baghdad: The Experiences of American Soldiers in Iraq
  • Boston - An Adventure in Boston with the Freedom Trail, Old Ironsides, Cheers, Paul Revere, and Bocce Balls
  • Cape Cod - Things to know about Cape Cod when planning your own adventure like saltbox houses, glass blowing artist Michael Magyar, great tasting and low priced seafood, local accents, free coupons for local attractions and Cape Cod news


  • Not Leaving on a Jet Plane - We suffer a 24-hour delay getting to Hawaii, but have a local adventure in Sea-Tac, anyway.
  • Arrival and Welcome - Aloha! - We arrive in Paradise just in time for breakfast and tour: reindeer hotdogs, ambulance, lava tree statues, and rain.
  • Loco Moco and the Hilo Market - Loco Moco means breakfast to a Hawaiian. We tried it out and visited the Hilo Market, a fish store, saw famous banyan trees, and cooked our own fresh ono and ahi.
  • Sunday Market and the Cape Kumukahi Lighthouse & World's Freshest Air - I discover pasteles at the Maku'u Farmer's Market and we visit a lighthouse, a concrete house, lava fields and a painted church.
  • Keaau Village Market, Fancy Gates & Surf Camping - Peg and I get away on our own and visit the Keaau Village Market, and drive around enjoying the views along the shoreline.
  • Black Sand Beach and Green Turtles - We eat at the southern most restaurant in the USA. See giant Honu Turtles, see a a two headed cow, wild turkeys, visit the City of Refuge, and have cocktails with Don the Beachcomber on the Kona Coast.
  • Our Anniversary Day - I take a trip to the dump. Peg and I drive with our friends to the most visited tourist site in Hawaii: Kilauea crater and then go to dinner at Kilauea Lodge to celebrate our anniversary.
  • Hawaiian Thanksgiving - We see a mongoose and have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner . . . kind of.
  • Lava Walls and Landscaping in Hawaii - I loved the lava fences and walls . . . and how lava formations are incorporated into magical landscape.
  • Hawi and Kahola - We take a Sunday drive to the northern most village on Hawaii and have the most outstanding moment of my trip to Hawaii.
  • Puna Pool and Pahoa Lunch - A warm seawater pool refreshes our group, we visit a black lava beach, and have lunch in Pahoa at Kaleo's for fabulous food.
  • Last Day in Hawaii Looking for Whales - Shopping and packing take up most of our time during the last couple of days before leaving Hawaii, but we find time for a fantastic dinner and we search for whales until we have to leave. Did we get lucky? I was born lucky.

    ITALY and SPAIN - Click Here to see how we planned our dream vacation and some thoughts about the trip afterwards

  • An Adventure in Barcelona - A town of family neighborhoods, plenty of art, and a wooden submarine
  • Our First Night in Rome - Filled with energy we made plans and enjoyed the city
  • Our Second Day in Rome - From museums to dinner we had a great time in the Eternal City
  • Castello Di Pastine - The villa was a dream come true. It was perfect and so much better than a hotel
  • The Tuscan Landscape - The beauty of Tuscany was something you could enjoy almost any time of day
  • Borgo Poneta - We visit a six hundred year old farm house, vineyard, and farm tool museum
  • Antica Osteria Di Vico - One of the best places for food in Tuscany and Italy
  • Agro Tour: Il Paese dei Campanelli - Great wine and elegant dining from a hilltop village
  • An Adventure to Venice - We visit Venice and the island of Murano
  • An Easy Day of Liberazione in Poggibonsi - We visit Poggibonsi, find actress Gina Davis shooting arrows, and we celebrate the 62nd Anniversary of the liberation of Italy from the Facists
  • The Last Gathering - Peg and I dine one last time at Antica Osteria, visit with an American with Italian roots, and we bid a sad goodbye to Tuscany
  • Sagunto - Hannibal began his war with Rome here. He left archeaology finds and missed the warm hearts and good food of the Spanish people

  • Halcyon Suite - A Seattle Adventure with Nanci Griffith and Mary Gauthier
  • Hyannis - An Adventure in Hyannis with President John F. Kennedy, a Korean War memorial, and a visit to the sports car museum Toad Hall . . . and a collection of 496 bottles of Scotch
  • Quincy - An Adventure in the hometown of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, the heavy cruiser U.S.S. Salem, a miniature two-man German submarine from World War II, and a Brazilian buffet
  • Plymouth - An Adventure in Plymouth with Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower II, and the best boiled lobster in Massachusetts
  • Provincetown - An trip to Provincetown, which is where both we and the Pilgrims started our Cape Cod adventures
  • Portland on Amtrak - Ride the train and read a book
  • Seattle - Museums, Hotel Vintage Park, dinner with world reknown chef Walter Paisano, great food and more
  • Tacoma - Tacoma Actors Guild, Tacoma Sheraton Hotel, dinner with world reknown chef Charlie McManus, lots of fun
  • Victoria - Poetry, coffee, and a bra in the wind
  • West Dennis - A 17 pound lobster, NOAA, Celtic music, and homemade cranberry grilled bread