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AHI LELE FIRE SHOW HEATS UP KAUAI

AHI LELE FIRE SHOW HEATS UP KAUAI

Ahi Lele (which translates to dancing/jumping fire) is a must-see!

After living on the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kaua’i for the better half of last year, I had the privilege of experiencing many jaw-dropping cultural performances from local artists, musicians …

Kaua’i Adventures For Your Heart & Soul

Kaua’i Adventures For Your Heart & Soul

Have you ever visited Kaua’i? Chances are, if you did you saw terrific beaches, not to mention great hotels, world-class golfing, sweet local restaurants, and (if you got really lucky), the elusive “green flash” which supposedly appears on the famous …

Captivatingly Coy Kauai

Captivatingly Coy Kauai

Our flight departed Phoenix, Ariz., at an obscene time of the morning – 6:30 a.m. – but despite that fact, we were still ready, willing and able to kick off our vacation with a morning mimosa. It was the beginning of …

Aloha Families!

Aloha Families!

There may be no more diverse destination on the planet than Hawaii.  Not only is the terrain amazingly varied – deserts, beaches and lush rainforests, mountains and oceans, deep valleys and soaring volcanoes – but the climates there range from …

Over, Under, Around and Through – Experiencing the Beautiful Water of the Caribbean

Over, Under, Around and Through – Experiencing the Beautiful Water of the Caribbean

There is no water anywhere in the world quite like the Caribbean. I have been to beaches all my life but the first time I saw the incredible, innumerable shades of blue and green that make up the Caribbean I …

Seven trips inspired by Disney Movies

Seven trips inspired by Disney Movies

Inspiration for your next trip can come from many places — websites, guidebooks, other people’s travel tales and even classic Disney cartoons. Those idealized landscapes, the sweeping opening shots set to iconic music — no trip could ever be as …

Hawaii on a Budget

Hawaii on a Budget

Here’s a great secret – you don’t have to spend a fortune to spend time in Hawaii.  Don’t get me wrong – if you want to stay at first class properties, fly in the front of the plane and eat …

Aloha, Oahu: a Hawaiian escape

Aloha, Oahu: a Hawaiian escape

I suspect that if you looked up the phrase “finding paradise” in the dictionary, one of the definitions you’d be given would read like this:

“the act of spending five carefree, abundantly sunny days exploring the idyllic Hawaiian island of

Top 10 Beach Vacations

Top 10 Beach Vacations

Beach at Paradisus Punta Cana
Beach at Paradisus Punta Cana

The world is full of beautiful beaches, but some places are better than others to spend your vacation. Think about what you really want to do on that trip before deciding where to go. You …

Rediscovering Oahu

Rediscovering Oahu

To see and really know the Islands of Hawaii takes a minimum of six trips, one for each island. I for one would be willing to make that kind of commitment. But each island in Hawaii is a world of …

Hawai’i- Six Islands of Paradise: An Introduction

Hawai’i- Six Islands of Paradise: An Introduction

If you are like most who have never been to Hawaii, the state’s islands blend into a mass of unpronounceable vowels and indistinct images of a tropical paradise. The geography of the islands is not difficult, however, and all it …

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