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Choosing the right Hawaiian island

Choosing the right Hawaiian island

For those of you who are frequent visitors to Hawaii, you know that it all boils down to a personal choice since each island is truly unique. On each you’ll find island spirit and aloha. It is indeed hard to imagine not having a great vacation no matter which island you choose. We’ve just updated our thoughts on this subject, including some issues on one island you should be aware of. We look forward to hearing yours. Oahu A good pick for a Hawaii vacation when looking for value, city, nightlife, history and activities. In Honolulu you’ll generally find better Hawaii deals on airfare and accommodations here too. Maui is a close second in that regard. Eighty percent of Hawaii’s population reside on Oahu so there’s an abundance of energy. Not to mention great shopping, major museums in addition to entertainment and dining options galore. Plus Pearl Harbor. If...

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Hiking Down South In California

Hiking Down South In California

Torrey Pines Joshua Tree Death Valley California has a lot to offer in the way of beaches, entertainment and such. Many people fail to realize there are tremendous hiking opportunities, particularly in the south. When discussing hiking in California, it is important to get a caveat out of the way. You can go hiking on any of the beaches and walk for days. It is a good time since you can people watch and there are also plenty of places to stop for food and grog. That being said, I am not going to include beaches in this list of hiking trails. If you want to hike them, you already know where they are. The trails in Torrey Pines State Reserve make for good day hikes. Although very close to the ocean, they are located about 300 feet up on a bluff overlooking the north end of La Jolla....

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Sedona: A Travel Adventure in Red Sandstone

Sedona: A Travel Adventure in Red Sandstone

Sedona, Arizona, is one of the USA’s ten most beautiful places. It is a four-season adventure in beauty. The community boasts a list of 102 things to do while in Sedona, and the list is not exaggerated. Some are free, some are pricey, but all are viable possibilities, accentuating this beautiful land. You will meet lots of people in Sedona, from everywhere in the world, but it’s not the shoving, hurry-hurry crowd (with the possible exception of the early morning or late evening commute of the friendly service population). More often it’s rubbing shoulders with others who hike and stroll and caravan endeavoring to capture their share of the beauty and peace surrounding the valley. Which of the following will appeal to you? • Visit the Africa Wildlife Park • Golf at one of Sedona’s 18-hole Courses • Take a jeep tour • Photograph your aura • Hike to...

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The Best of Hawaii: Breathtaking Kauai

If you ask anyone in the world what their dream destination is, chances are they are going to tell you “Hawaii.” With alluring ocean waves, breathtaking landscapes, and a vast amount of natural beauty surrounding the island — it is no surprise why millions of vacationers visit this destination each year. While there are hundreds of cities in Hawaii, one of the most awe-inspiring hotspots is Kauai. From rich beach hangouts to an array of activities such as parasailing and surfing; the opportunities are endless. If you are looking for fun in the sun, one of the most popular things to do in Kauai is relax on the beach. Lumahai Beach Park is a wonderful place to visit if you are looking to take beautiful photos. While it is not recommended to swim in the water, due to dangerous currents, the landscape is astonishing. Clear blue water, jagged cliffs,...

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