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Tuesday Deal Day: Bring Your Swing Hawaii Golf Package

Waikiki golf package at Embassy Suites

Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk guests score a hole in one with the resort’s new, exclusive “Bring Your Swing” travel packages which include rounds of golf at two of Oahu’s top-rated Pacific Links Hawaii courses. Guests can get into the swing of things with two rounds at the lush and exotic east Oahu Royal Hawaiian Golf […]

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Postcard from Kihei

Kihei, on the island if Maui, was the first place I went to in the islands. It’s changed in the past few decades, but it’s still a great beach.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Today is St. Valentine’s Day. And while I’m sending out lots of hug and chocolate kisses to you, I would be remiss if I didn’t remind you that romance – and more specifically, romantic travel ideas – don’t need a special calendar date. So enjoy the romance of the holiday and then make some special […]

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Romantic Travel Destinations for Every Occasion

spa treatment tables

I’m frequently asked for some suggestions about where to go for a romantic travel getaway. I always have a few favorites to recommend, but ultimately everyone’s definition of romantic travel or a romantic destination is different. Romance is where you find it, whether that’s a secluded beach or the top of the Empire State Building, […]

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Sweet Island Goodness at Maui Onion Festival

Huge Maui Onions

I spend a lot of time in Hawaii, and specifically on Maui, so it’s a downright shame that I’ll be missing this year’s annual Maui Onion Festival.  The golden-pale Maui Onions, grown in Kula, have a mild, crunchy flesh and are thought by many to be the sweetest onions in the world.  These onions take […]

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Polynesian Cultural Center Invites Visitors to Participate in Island Life

polynesian cultural center

The Polynesian Cultural Center is a popular attraction for visitors to the island of Oahu, and with its new Go Native! programs, visitors will have even more opportunities to learn about the Polynesian culture.  Guests will be enticed into participating in traditional aspects of daily life from Pacific island cultures like those of Samoa, Tahiti […]

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Delicious Dining From Oahu’s Food Trucks

shrimp plate

Lunch wagons have long been a part of the Hawaiian culture, feeding workers as well as hungry surfers.  Lately, though, it seems these 4-wheeled eateries have started providing more upscale, dare I say gourmet friendly cuisine, responding, in large part, to the mobile restaurant trend that’s hot all across the country. Choose from among these […]

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Honolulu’s Punchbowl Honors Veterans

Honolulu Punchbowl Hawaii

Overlooking the city of Honolulu is the extinct volcano Punchbowl Crater, home to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, frequently referred to as Punchbowl Cemetery, or simply the Punchbowl. In addition to its tremendous views of the city, Waikiki, Diamond Head, and Pearl Harbor, the Punchbowl is the final resting place for veterans of […]

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Honolulu Pride: Military History in the Islands

US Battleship Missouri The Mighty Mo

It’s easy to be c aught up in the sun, sand, and surf of Hawaii, but the islands are also rich in military history and sites.  Although it can be sobering and painful to think about, these military sites deserve a spot on any must-see list. Next time you’re on Oahu, take a beach break […]

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USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor

USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor Hawaii

Honolulu may be known for its sun and sandy beaches, but it is also home to one of  the most sobering military history sites that I’ve ever visited — the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.  The Memorial, dedicated in 1962, honors the site where World War II began for the United States, with the […]

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Tuesday Deal Day: Holiday Getaway at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco

Christmas at Mandarin Oriental San Francisco

The double Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco invites guests to enjoy all that the City by the Bay has to […]

Recommended Thanksgiving Reading

AAA projects that 46.3 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home during the Thanksgiving weekend, the highest […]

Sunday Stories for November 23, 2014

LLoret de Mar

The stress level has been high this past week, with an annual training class (always stress inducing), some family decisions […]

Talking About Instagram

Acropolis in Athens

Let’s talk about Instagram. I love this photo sharing platform, and although I have no prowess as a photographer, I […]