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8 Romantic Things to Do on the Big Island

The Big Island of Hawaii is the largest of the 8 main islands that make up the 50th. State.  It is best known for its volcanoes Mauna Loa and Kilauea.  Kilauea is the most active volcano in the world.  Its current eruption began in 1983 and has added over 500 acres of new land to its southeastern shore. Many activities on the Big Island center around the volcanoes, both of which are easily accessible to visitors.  They really are a site to behold, but are not the only things the Big ...

12 Romantic Things to Do On Oahu

The mere mention of "Hawaii" calls to mind, pristine beaches, crystal clear warn waters, and amazing sunsets; all the ingredients for a romantic getaway to the Aloha State. Every island has its own charm and beauty, and you can find romance on all of them. The 50th. State is an island archipelago made up of 8 main islands, several atolls, numerous islets, and undersea seamounts.  Over all there are more than 100 islands that span 1500 miles from the the Big Island of Hawaii to Kure ...

The Most Romantic Hotels In Hawaii

Whenever I'm asked me where I live I always get the same reaction when I tell them that I live in Hawaii.  My declaration never fails to impress. Whether it's a taxi driver in Rome, the tour guide in Russia, a shop keeper in Istanbul, or fellow travelers on a cruise ship, my response is met with awe mixed with just a tinge of envy.  It seems that the 50th. State is on almost everyone's travel bucket list.  The mention of Hawaii invokes images of pristine beaches, ...

5 Things To Do In Cartagena, Spain

Cartagena is a Spanish city in the Murcia Region of Spain.  Located on Mediterranean coast in south eastern Spain, Cartagena is a major naval station. Cartagena was founded by the Carthaginians around 227 BC.  It has been inhabited for over two millennia.  Over its long history it has been inhabited by Romans, Vandals, Visigoths, Byzantines, and Moors.  Each culture left their mark on this city so you will see  ancient Roman ruins to art nouveau architecture. Cartagena is a small city ...

6 Things to See & Do In and Around Malaga, Spain

Malaga is a port city in Spain's famed Costa del Sol.  Founded in the 8th. Century BC, Malaga is one of the oldest Mediterranean seaports and one of the oldest cities in the world. Malaga has hosted a variety of civilizations starting with the Phoenicians who founded the first settlement they called Malaka.  It has been ruled by Romans, Arabs, and Christians.  Malaga's checkered past is reflected in the city's landmarks.  In Malaga you'll find the ruins of a Roman Theater, a 10th-century ...

Five Exceptional Adventures For Those Traveling Solo

Beyond The Box The first thing you need to figure out if you’re traveling solo regards your means of travel, and the “when”. It is December the 14th as of this writing. In about three or four days, Holiday commuters will clog roadways, airports, bus stations, and trains—in a lot of places this is happening already. If you don’t plan in advance, you could find yourself in the lurch—here are five holiday traveling tips.   Once you’ve got your travel ironed out, it’s ...

Things to Do in Bari & Quick Train Guide

Bari  located in south eastern Italy, the part we fondly refer to as the heel of the boot, is the second largest city in the region.  It is a port city on the Adriatic Sea and the capital of Italy's Puglia region. To be honest there isn't a whole lot to do in Bari, it's not a major tourist destination.  However it is an ideal base for those who want to explore the Puglia and Basilicata regions.  It's a major train hub with  trains heading to all the interesting places that one will ...

Matera Day Trip- A Step Back in Time

Matera.  Ancient city,  shame of Italy, or hidden gem, which describes Matera best?  The answer, all of the above. Matera is a city and a province in the Basilicata region of Southern Italy; the area we fondly refer to as the heel of the boot. The modern city like any other thriving city is filled with apartment buildings, businesses, and traffic.  But that's not the Matera people come to see.  They travel there to see the Sassi districts, the historical city center whose buildings are ...

Puglia Day Trips – Martina Franca & Alberobello

Puglia or Apulia in Italian, is a region in southern Italy that borders the Adriatic and Ionian Seas on the east and the Strait of Otranto and Gulf of Taranto on the south.  It's southern most portion of the country known as the Salento Pennisula which forms the "heel of the boot of Italy." Bari  the capital city of the Puglia region  has a population of 1.3 million residing within the city and it's suburbs.  It's a good place to base yourself while exploring the wonderful sites around ...

Traveling The World On Your Terms

  Escaping The Rut You’re in a rut. You’re tired. Life doesn’t have the zing it did before, and in the back of your mind, you think it never will again. But you’re wrong. You know how you get out of a rut? You realize you’re in one, and make a concerted effort to change. You may think you’ve seen everything. That’s just depression prompting you into complacency.   Proof positive: have you ever been to Australia? Yes? How about Antarctica? Alaska? Russia? Hawaii? The ...