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Compelling Hawaiian-inspired dining in Oahu

Oahu, the gathering spot of the Hawaiian Islands, has become the center point of exceptional dining experiences. While most people who visit Hawaii might want the cultural experience of a Luau, the fusion of cooking styles and cuisines make this a one of a kind destination. Expect dishes where Hawaiian culture meets international influence. And with the number of visitors, restaurants are incredibly competitive with you being the dinning winner.

Life’s A Beach Wine Festival

Hawaii has roving wine and food festivals that span almost six months on the various islands. With a sunset view, the Life’s A Beach combines a variety of wines and dishes (dense on the meat and fish ingredients), into an evening, which is a total event with on the water entertainment and fireworks...


5 Winter Activities in Portland Maine That Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Although Portland’s lovely sea breeze and outdoor attractions appeal to the masses during warmer months, you will be surprised to know how many fun activities the city has to offer in winters too. It becomes a winter wonderland, where the beautiful lighthouses blanketed in snow makes you feel like you’ve actually walked inside a snow globe and just about everywhere is decorated for the holidays to help get you in the spirit.


1. See the Portland Head Light Surrounded in Snow

There are many lighthouses along Maine’s coastline from Kittery to York’s Nubble Light, but the most famous is Portland Head Light at Fort Williams Park. Completed in 1791, the quintessential lighthouse is the state’s oldest one and has a rich historic significance with spectacular ocean views.

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10 Local Foods to Try in Hawaii

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Hawaiian food is taking over the world. Poké is practically available on every corner in food hotspots around the globe, but it’s only the tip of the iceberg… There is so much incredible Hawaiian food to be had both on the islands and abroad!

First inspired by the cuisines of the Pacific Polynesian Islands as well as China and Japan, traditional Hawaiian food has always had a unique flavor that is completely it’s own. The typical table is filled with Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, and distinctly Hawaiian inspirations.

These days, Hawaii has a diverse population with locals bringing their own natives dishes from all over to create a dynamic fusion of flavors.

Are you hungry yet? Here are my top ten local foods to try in Hawaii!

kalua pork

Kalua Pork

This is the star of any luau party! In the ...


Christmas in New York 2019 – 14 Best Things to do in NYC for the Holidays

Who doesn’t want to celebrate Christmas in New York?

It seems that every great Christmas movie or memory of ours is somehow associated with NYC.  It has always been our dream to spend Christmas in NYC and we finally got the chance to make it happen.

Dave and I had big plans for our Christmas in New York City. We asked all our Manhattan friends what to do during the holidays and they gave us amazing suggestions.

We made our list, we checked it twice, and off we went to New York City for the holidays.

Our Christmas in New York

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“It’s Christmas time in the city. la la la”

If you don’t know the reference, there’s a classic movie with Bing Crosby called Holiday Inn. How could we not stay at a Holiday Inn during the holidays?

So the Holiday Inn Times Square made ...


Uncruise Alaska – The Ultimate Alaskan Cruise Through Glacier Country

An Alaskan cruise is on many person’s lists of dream vacations. There are numerous cruise lines in Alaska to choose from. We were looking for a trip that took us off the beaten path away from the usual route, and the small ship cruise with UnCruise did the trick.

Alaskan Cruise introduction.

Today, we will cover the benefits of cruising with a small ship and a detailed breakdown of what’s included in an UnCruise to what you can expect from day-to-day.

Alaskan Cruise

Alaskan Cruise

Uncruise Alaskan Cruise

When UnCruise asked us if we would like to go back to Alaska, we jumped at the chance because we knew we wanted to do something different.

We’ve taken small ship cruises to Antarctica, Greenland and along the Amazon River and loved them.

When looking at the UnCruise website and itineraries, the experiences looked right up o...


Silverton Bucket List: 10 Things to Do in the Southern Colorado Town

Though a really tiny town (population under 1000!) , Silverton not only has its rich history but has its fair share of visitors. Wedged in Colorado’s southern San Juan Mountains, the city’s roots may be in mining, but today its draw is mostly in adventure and heritage tourism. It’s the gateway to surrounding activities, like skiing, hiking and ATVing. But, the town itself has remained true to its authentic and old charm, rather than rounding its curves for the tourists.

1. ✧ Take the Durango-Silverton Steam Train

This historic train began its services way back in 1882, with its original reason for existing being to carry silver and gold from point A to point B. However, due to the scenery of the route it became popular amongst regular passengers...


Downtown Las Vegas Bucket List: 11 Best Things to Do Off The Strip

There are fun things to do in Downtown Las Vegas? Isn’t the Strip where the action it at? Believe it or not, Sin City is more than just the main drag where choreographed fountains dance to music, tourists crowd the streets and you hear the gleeful screams from speeding roller coasters. Just make your way a couple miles north to Downtown. There may not be dancing fountains there, but there are plenty of attractions (like the Fremont Street Experience!) and here are some of the best.

1. ✦ Get Your Photo With One Million Dollars

Do you know what it feels like to have your hands on one million dollars? Me neither. But, you can get a taste of the large sum of cold, hard cash by heading over to Binion’s Gambling Hall...


6 idyllic honeymoon destinations you never thought of

If you have finally decided to take the step with your loved one, you have a lot of work ahead of you.  I know the organization of a honeymoon is long and stressful; that’s why I want to help you choose the idyllic destinations for your once in a lifetime journey. Here is an article where I introduce some of the most remote destinations for a romantic honeymoon to connect with nature.

Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique

To live the magic of love, whether it’s a honeymoon or a couples vacation, there are places that deserve to scratch your pocket and enjoy those well-deserved vacations...


The Best Destinations to Travel to in May



Forget about summer vacation! May is one of the best times to visit some of the best destinations around the world. You’ll get lovely weather without the crowds that come with June and July, and there are plenty of flight and accommodation deals!

Ready to spread your wings after a long winter? Here are some of the best places to visit in May.

Lipari, Sicily


I absolutely adore Italy and would rank it amongst the most beautiful places in the world. May is the perfect time to visit when the weather is warm, but the rest of Europe isn’t quite ready for their summer sojourns.

I visited Sicily with Yacht Week Italy and fell head over heels in love. It is one of the most beautiful spots in the Mediterranean, and it’s at its prime in May.

The weather is already warm enough ...


Celebrate Woodstock’s fifty-year anniversary – NYC weekend getaways

It is hard to believe, but it has been fifty years since the historic Woodstock festival in 1969.
Woodstock’s effect on music, art, and culture is indisputable.  However, many people don’t realize that the Woodstock festival did not take place in the New York town of the same name.  Instead, due to logistical reasons, the festival was moved several times until it finally settled in the town of Bethel, NY.  The historic Woodstock festival grounds are preserved to this day as the site of the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.  Today, you can visit the grounds, tour the museum dedicated to Woodstock and participate in special events.  The summer is the ideal time to visit Woodstock’s Historic site and celebrate a special piece of history with a great weekend getaway from NYC.

Woodstock’s fifty-year anniversary