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Traditional Handicrafts of Hawaii For Authentic Souvenirs

Traditional Hawaiian Handicrafts to Buy On Your Trip - Bring Home Authentic Souvenirs Hawaii isn’t only the ultimate vacation destination, but it also happens to be a real paradise for souvenir-shopping. With a wide assortment of authentic items that are sold at Hawaiian markets, in boutiques,...

Top 10 National Parks in America
Can You Guess The Top 10 National Parks in America?

America's National Park Service is celebrating 100 Years of protecting the country's most precious and awe-inspiring scenery while welcoming visitors to experience their grandeur. In 2015, more than 300 million visitors enjoyed the beauty and history of our National Parks and this year promises...

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A Look At America’s Most Iconic Coffee Houses

Where Do You Get Your Coffee Fix? - Here Are Seven of America's Most Amazing Coffee Houses You Simply Must Try. There's something about a hot, steaming cup of coffee that just makes the day better. What is it about the aroma of...

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Surf The World! Best Surf Cities Around The Globe

Great Cities For The World's Best Surfing Experiences - Grab Your Board and Soar! Waves not only produce beauty and excitement, they create magic for those who ride their power. If you are looking for a great surf town for your next vacation then the...

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Top Maui Attractions Every Visitor Simply Must See

Aloha! Don’t you love just saying it?   Maui was one of my all-time favorite get-aways. For me, Maui just can’t be beat. Pack the sunscreen and get psyched! You’re almost there! With the fresh lei around my neck, the first thing I craved was some Hawaiian...

Maui’s Most Romantic Sites To Take Your Breath Away

Hawaii feels made for romance with turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, exotic flowers, Polynesian culture and a laid-back vibe. Sure, you can spend all day at the beach near your resort or near one of the many Hawaii villa rentals, but if you are like my...

Unique Hawaii – A Local Expert Shares His Secrets

While millions of tourists descend on this gorgeous state every year, I believe too few ever venture far from their hotel's beach or the tried-and-true tourist attractions to see the true beauty of the islands. This is a real shame, as the Hawaiian...

Hawaii Vacation Rental Tips – How To Find Your Paradise

For many people, nothing embodies a tropical vacation more than a trip to the golden sands and crystal blue waters of sun-drenched Hawaii.  It’s as beautiful as its reputation claims with perfect weather, friendly people and sights that are almost too incredible to believe. Where...

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Intriguing New Resort Hotels For 2012

There's nothing like taking a ride in a brand new car or vacationing at a glittering new hotel that's been primped and polished to impress all who enter.  While the slow economy has diminished the number of new hotel construction projects in recent years, the...

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Affordable Family Friendly Christmas Vacation Rentals

Good news: there are ways to hang on to your hard-earned dough when planning a Christmas vacation for the whole family. Spacious vacation rentals offer up an affordable alternative to hotels, and kid-friendly cities are easy enough to enjoy on a shoestring. You just have...

Aqua Resorts Hawaii Has Quirky 15% Off Deal for Summer

I love it when a travel company puts their tongue firmly in cheek and comes out with a great quirky promotion.  Hat's off to Aqua Resorts, a  budget friendly hotel company with dozens of nice properties throughout the Hawaiian islands.  As a nod to President...

World's Most Luscious Food Markets

Local food markets give a glimpse into the soul of a destination.  The crops that local farmers grow and the culinary creations that food artisans produce speak to the history of the location and the traditions of its citizens.  Nothing is more pleasing and engrossing than roaming among the stalls of a neighborhood farmer’s market or the grand food halls of a metropolitan city.  In China I was almost afraid to look (bugs on a stick?!), in Vancouver the smells and colors were dazzling, in Hawaii I found vegetables I had never seen before in my life, and the markets in Rome and Paris were sensuous.  Now that it’s harvest time around the world, don’t miss the opportunity to visit a luscious food market wherever you roam – here are some of the world’s favorites:

Americas
New York
Chelsea Market, a hub of foodie activity
San Francisco
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, large Organics Markets, operates 3 times per week
New Orleans – Crescent City Farmers Market
, Uptown and Downtown fabulous fruits
Seattle – Freemont Sunday Market
– more than fruits & veggies – treasures of all description
Hawaii – Hawaii Farmers Markets Online, several gorgeous markets on every island
Vancouver – Granville Island Public Market
, The ethnic diversity of Vancouver makes this market a sensory explosion
Mexico City –
Mercado de la Merced, nirvana for chili pepper lovers – every color of the rainbow!