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Maui : 7 Romantic Things To Do On Maui

 Conde Nast has rated Maui as "The Best Island in The World" for 20 consecutive years.  There's no mystery why Maui has held this honor for two decades, Maui is truly a magical island filled with natural beauty and wonder. If you're looking for romance you don't need to look far when you're on Maui.  The island's beauty is the perfect backdrop for romance.  Here is a list of romantic things to do on the Valley Isle. Haleakala Sunrise Watch the sunrise over the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Haunted Places in the 50 States

England's Tower of London is said to be one of the most famous haunted places in the world; not surprising given it's bloody history.  The Tower counts among it's prisoners Anne Boleyn, Henry the VIII's second wife, and Lady Jane Grey who was Queen of England for just over a week. Both ladies were subsequently executed on the Tower's grounds. England boasts many more haunted places from castles and churches to parks and cemeteries.  But haunted places aren't limited to England, or for ...

13 Ghost Tours in America

Image by Carmina Ahmed Halloween is around the corner and just about everyone is thinking ghost, goblins, and things that go bump in the night. Admit it or not most of us have thought about supernatural and paranormal things.  Many of us jump at the sound of creaking floors when we're alone late at night, I know I do! Whether you're a true believer or a skeptic we all want to be just a bit "spooked" during the Halloween season.  We visit haunted houses, watch scary movies, ...

America’s Most Haunted Hotels

My cousin recently told me that the only thing his 7 year old daughter wanted for her birthday was to stay at a haunted hotel.  Ever the indulgent father and avid fan of the paranormal,  he and his wife packed up and took their only child for a stay at the Jerome Grand Hotel. Reportedly a haunted hotel in Jerome, Arizona, a historic artist community that really plays up the "haunted town" theme as reflected in area businesses such as The Haunted Hamburger, Asylum Restaurant, and the Spirit ...

A Day In Tombstone, Arizona

Tombstone, Arizona, the name evokes visions of gunfights, saloons, Wyatt Earp, the Clantons, Doc Holliday, and ghosts. Everyone's heard of the infamous gunfight at the O.K. Corral and may have seen it depicted in the recent movie bearing the town's name.  But Tombstone is not just  a remnant of the Wild West.  It's a real town with real people who've lived there through out history and live there still.  This has earned Tombstone the epitaph "The Town Too Tough to Die." Ever since my ...

13 Kid Friendly Places to See in Houston

 It seems we find ourselves in Houston just about every year. Either to visit family or to catch a flight to Europe or the Middle East.  When we stop by we usually spend a day or two, it's a good place to rest between long flights. That's why I'm always looking for new places to see and things to do in Houston.  Recently I found many interesting places to see in Houston. I doubt we'll have time to do them all, but we'll certainly try to do some special Halloween activities, maybe even ...

6 Great Road Trip Games and Activities for Kids – Free Printable

Many folks are going to find themselves on the road this Summer.  It's that time of year when many pack up the kids and make that long trip to Grandma's house or to the seashore for the annual family vacation. In my earlier post I talked about ideas to keep your car neat and organized during the trip.  Once you've done that it's time to think of activities to keep the kids, and adults, busy and entertained during the long hours on the road.  We all try to spare ourselves hours of having to ...