Category Archives: Destinations

A Dose of Aloha and Adventure in Kauai

You know that Jerry Maguire line, "You had me at hello." Well, Kauai had me at aloha. Nearly three years ago, I got my first taste of the Garden Isle and aloha. Shortly there after, it became my writing abode and basecamp of many adventures whether on foot, in kayak, or by helicopter. Why did…
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What Has Changed with Travel to Cuba and What Hasn’t 2016

[caption id="attachment_3219" align="alignright" width="225"] Street in Trinidad, Cuba[/caption] Do you want to cut through all of the paparazzi about travel to Cuba and how it may be different than before? As someone that beat not only Beyonce and Jay Z to Cuba, but also President Obama, here's my two cents on my travels to Cuba…
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Hiking Kauai’s Alakai Swamp Trail

All right, I know exactly what you’re thinking after reading the headline above. I didn’t come to Hawaii to check out a swamp! Also … What would I find fun about an adventure in a swamp? As it turns out, quite a lot. The Alakai Swamp Trail is a true aloha hiking adventure full of eye candy for nature…
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Hawaii Adventure Travel – Big Island Night Manta Ray Dive

After living in the Hawaiian Islands for almost two years, I finally made it to the Big Island of Hawaii. Not only did I get to check Big Island off my bucket list of destinations, but I also did one of the best night dives in the world, Night Manta Ray Dive Big Island, Hawaii.…
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Adenture Travel to Kauai – Kayaking to Kipu Kai

For those that have already visited the Garden Isle or for those that are experienced kayakers with a sense of adventure, I would highly suggest going to one of the most beautiful beaches on Kauai, Kipu Kai. This beach, featured in the movie The Descendants, is on property of the Waterhouse Family between Poipu and…
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Eataly – Culinary Travel to Florence Italy

They say a way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Well, that goes for this adventurer as well. Last month, I was able to feast my eyes (and stomach) on Florence, Italy. Yes, I did climb the Duomo. Also, I admired the details of the grand feat of David, which was much larger…
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Cultural Travel to Kauai through Taro

I say potato, you say patato. I say tomato, you say tamato. I say taro, whereas in Kauai, many will say kalo. Regardless of how you say it, on your travels to Kauai, you will no doubt come across taro in one of its numerous forms whether eating poi at a luau or awing at…
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Choose Your Own Adventure Minneapolis Minnesota

Did you read choose your own adventure novels when you were a kid? The books are set up to tell an adventure with twists and turns that give you the option to create your own path and story. You arrive at the end of each chapter with a decision to make between different activities. You…
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Kuranda Scenic Railway – Adventure Travel Queensland Australia

At the tail end of a whirlwind, eight-day, maiden voyage tour to Down Under, including Tasmania, Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef, and Cairns, I had traveled by catamaran, helicopter, bus, foot, cable car, plane, semi-submersible, and car. I was short one of the most pleasant ways to travel; yes, you…
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