Category Archives: Destinations

My Best Souvenir – Bet You Can’t Guess

[caption id="attachment_3632" align="alignright" width="300"] Heidi Siefkas in Barcelona, Spain[/caption] With many adventures under my belt, you can imagine I have souvenirs from all corners of the world. I have rugs from Peru, sculptures from the Dominican Republic, a sombrero grande from Mexico, and jewelry from Australia and New Zealand to Cuba. With that said, I've…
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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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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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