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Best Waterfall Hike in Tahiti – Find Your Inner Peace on an Unforgettable Valley Hike

Best Waterfall Hike in Tahiti – Find Your Inner Peace on an Unforgettable Valley Hike

Find Inner Peace by Hiking the Fautaua Valley to Two Spectacular Waterfalls in Pape’ete, Tahiti

Neither lengthy nor difficult, if there is any outing you really ought to take in Tahiti, it is the Fautaua Valley Trail hike. When we entered the gate opening the way into Fautaua Valley, the following step was obvious – follow the bubbling stream and the trail of fruit trees. We asked beforehand, not wanting to be horrible tourists, and yes, visitors are allowed to pick fruit, but you’d have to wash them first. Avocados, mangoes, passion fruit, everything looked like a tropical fruit flavored shampoo commercial, but we were actually there.

August 27, 2014 | By More
21st Annual Tour des Fleurs – California’s Premier Gardening Event – Trip Report

21st Annual Tour des Fleurs – California’s Premier Gardening Event – Trip Report

21st Annual Tour des Fleurs. was a huge success and a wonderful day spent meeting growers along California’s stunning Half Moon Bay. This unique event offers the public a special once-a-year opportunity to tour local nurseries, greenhouses, wineries, harbor, and farms – many of which are not ordinarily open to the public. With anticipation July 26 arrived and I was headed to Half Moon Bay, a sunny coastal city south of San Francisco. So come along with me on my day of discovery:

August 25, 2014 | By More
York Maine Trip Report – A Great Beach Destination Without The Crushing Crowds

York Maine Trip Report – A Great Beach Destination Without The Crushing Crowds

When the highway clogs with summer vacationers heading off to Cape Cod and Cape Ann, we suggest you drive a bit further north to York Maine, where you’ll find great beaches, festive amusements and even a bit of early American history. Just over an hour’s drive north of Boston, York, Maine, offers something to interest every member of your family. Whether you’re looking to outlet shop, collect antiques, play at amusement parks or simply sit with your toes in the sand, York has you covered in spades.

July 16, 2014 | By More
Holman Ranch Trip Report – A Magnificent Setting For Family or Group Gatherings

Holman Ranch Trip Report – A Magnificent Setting For Family or Group Gatherings

Holman Ranch…A place where ANYTHING and EVERYTHING is possible for your family or group gathering!

Holman Ranch, located in the hills of Carmel Valley, California is Monterey Peninsula’s best kept secret, and our much anticipated destination for a travel writer’s gathering. A 400 acre guest ranch awaited us and what we were about to see transported us to another world. Discover with me the unique offerings at Holman Ranch that make it an unforgettable spot for multi-gen family gatherings, weddings and group meetings.

July 2, 2014 | By More
Discover Lubec, Maine, Eastern Most Town in USA, For Fresh Lobster, Wild Blueberries and Heavenly Chocolate

Discover Lubec, Maine, Eastern Most Town in USA, For Fresh Lobster, Wild Blueberries and Heavenly Chocolate

Most vacationers consider a visit to Downeast Maine to be a weekend spent jostling through the crowds in Bar Harbor. But if that’s as far as you venture, you would be missing the true rugged beauty of a coastal Maine town that embraces the rhythm of the sea and centuries of seafaring traditions.

For an authentic Downeast experience far from summer tourists and Starbucks, drive past Washington County’s wild blueberry barrens, and along Maine’s Bold Coast to discover Lubec, Maine on the edge of Passamaquoddy Bay. Perched at the furthest point east in the continental United States, the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse greets the very first rays of sun each day before the rest of America

June 25, 2014 | By More
Ronda Spain Trip Report, A Fascinating City In The Andalusian Countryside

Ronda Spain Trip Report, A Fascinating City In The Andalusian Countryside

What an unforgettable way to spend a few days in Spain! While spending three weeks touring the south of Spain, we were encouraged by friends to check out the city of Ronda in the province of Malaga. So we did.

Approaching the town, the landscape gave us no clues as to what was ahead. The terrain was rather plain and agriculture oriented, until we got to town. Once in town, history starts to come alive as the narrow cobble stone streets echo the voices from the past.

June 9, 2014 | By More
Sandpearl Resort Is A Rare Sparkling Gem on Clearwater Beach

Sandpearl Resort Is A Rare Sparkling Gem on Clearwater Beach

Looking for a picture perfect setting of white sand beaches and luxury resort where you can slip away to rejuvenate your body and mind? We’ve found the perfect place – The Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The Sandpearl Resort is just one of the gems in the OPAL Collection, a collection of premium luxury resorts, and one of the only LEED Silver Certified properties in Southwest Florida.

May 19, 2014 | By More
Rock Harbor on Cape Cod – Come For The Beach, Stay For The Sunsets

Rock Harbor on Cape Cod – Come For The Beach, Stay For The Sunsets

Sunsets on the beach. That phrase alone can conjure up powerful, peaceful images. A beautiful sunset, in a beautiful location, can make a bad day good, or a good day even better. Cape Cod has no shortage of beautiful places to catch a sunset. I have been privileged to live here my entire life and have seen thousands of sunsets from hundreds of locations. Choosing a personal favorite would be an impossible task as I have many. However, for any new visitor to the Cape I can recommend the place to catch your first sunset. That place is Rock Harbor in Orleans.

April 18, 2014 | By More
Legoland Discovery Center New York Trip Report

Legoland Discovery Center New York Trip Report

What is more exciting to kids than Legos? Here’s our trip report of a toddler’s first visit to Legoland Discovery Center in New York. My son could not wait to go and we invited some friends join us for the trip. Our friends purchased their tickets online prior to going, which is highly recommended to guarantee entry, and to take advantage of discounted online prices.

April 2, 2014 | By More
Rediscovering Camelot in The Land of the Kennedy’s on Cape Cod

Rediscovering Camelot in The Land of the Kennedy’s on Cape Cod

This past November, the nation paused to commemorate 50th anniversary of the assassination of one of the most iconic presidents in American history. Elected President at the age of 43, John F. Kennedy was the youngest man to ever hold that office. Kennedy’s young family and his all-American background captured the hearts of the American people. Nicknamed “Camelot” for its idealism, the Kennedy Administration was respected and unique. The Kennedys were much easier to relate to than older, stuffier presidents of the past, and were quickly embraced by media as pop icons of the day.

March 10, 2014 | By More