Big Island Hawaii Itinerary: winery, volcano, and hippie farmers market

Big Island Hawaii Itinerary: winery, volcano, and hippie farmers market

Big Island Hawaii Itinerary: winery, volcano, and hippie farmers market

Big Island Hawaii itinerary –  Tucked in a corner of tropical paradise surrounded by hardened black rolling lava fields is Hale Hau’oli’, a towering artistic eco-villa Airbnb with a surreal view of the Kalapana lava flow.  

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Romantic Getaways For Couples in the US

Romantic Getaways For Couples in the US

Romantic getaways are fabulous to reconnect with the love of your life. They are a way to make Valentine’s Day extend beyond one day. Here are five ideas for small-town romantic getaways to help you start planning a sizzling weekend retreat. 

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Holiday Canal du Midi cruise

Holiday Canal du Midi cruise

The Canal du Midi, a silky pale green liquid ribbon that slowly meanders connecting the Mediterranean port city of Sète to Toulouse is one of the most notable and oldest inland waterways of Europe still in use. The lofty dream of engineer Pierre-Paul Riquet to create a direct passage between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean bypassing the Strait of Gibraltar enabling farmers and producers of wheat, wine, wools, silks, and salt a way to export their goods for trade.

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Canal du Midi Guide: A Must Read For Cruising

Canal du Midi Guide: A Must Read For Cruising

  Cruising the Canal du Midi is a bucket list destination for empty nesters wanting to enjoy the French countryside, sipping wine and eating artisan cheese at a relaxed, unhurried pace, away from crowds. This guide to cruising the Canal du Midi will help you plan your bucket list vacation.

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Lake Charles: casinos, horse racing, and the largest Mardi Gras Museum in the world

Lake Charles: casinos, horse racing, and the largest Mardi Gras Museum in the world

Lake Charles, Southwest Louisiana’s premier destination for luxurious Vegas-style casino resorts. With a Southern welcome, Lake Charles offers its visitors gourmet restaurants, derby race tracks; and something you won’t find in Las Vegas – deep sea fishing and the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu.

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Cooking on the Canal du Midi: Learning the art of French Cuisine

Cooking on the Canal du Midi: Learning the art of French Cuisine

Cooking by the Canal du Midi, which offers hands-on cooking classes, is an entertaining way to learn about and create timelessly classic French cuisine with modern ease. Located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of Southern France, owners David and Heather teach the classes two to three times a week in English. The classes cover a range of culinary topics from basic knife skills to modifying recipes to suit a person’s busy lifestyle or dietary restrictions with a focus on using local, seasonal ingredients – regardless of your location.

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Fall Color Wonderland In Northern Alabama

Fall Color Wonderland In Northern Alabama

Autumn is the season of pumpkins, corn mazes, and stunning fall color. Make time this fall for a romantic weekend getaway to explore Alabama’s picturesque countryside. Generally awash in color from mid-October to mid-November with peak color the last week of October and the first week of November, Alabama has five state parks that are ideal weekend escapes to experience the splendor of fall.

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Puerto Vallarta: Mixing Art, Ecotourism and Craft Beer

Puerto Vallarta: Mixing Art, Ecotourism and Craft Beer

The concept of ecotourism is one that has been around for decades. It is the concept of building responsible cultural and environmental awareness of an area while respecting and preserving the well-being of the inhabitants, both human and animal. Puerto Vallarta does this through art and eco-tours such as swimming with dolphins in the wild. 

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Galveston: Tall Ships Festival Video

Galveston: Tall Ships Festival Video

Galveston was a bustling seaport delivering food, textile goods, and people from around the world. The Galveston Historical Society brings this seaside city’s rich maritime history to life at the Tall Ships Festival where people can experience sailing nostalgia on board multi-masted schooners.

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An Unexpected Adventure In Quebec City

An Unexpected Adventure In Quebec City

It was a beautiful sunny day in Quebec City, finally, after several days of grey, cold rain the sun was a welcome change on my

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The Guadalupe River: Escape the Texas Heat

The Guadalupe River: Escape the Texas Heat

  A Cool Reprieve The Guadalupe River lovingly called “the Guad” by locals of the Lone Star state, winds and meanders its way through Texas Hill Country. It flows past carved out limestone cliffs and mounds of gnarled cypress roots looking like they are dipping their toes in the river as they reach for water. A favorite destination for locals and visitors alike who are trying to escape some of Texas’ sweltering hot summer humidity. Thousands will travel to this cool water mecca over the course of a summer for a day of kayaking, tubing or rafting.

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Natchitoches – Louisiana’s Best Kept Secret

Natchitoches – Louisiana’s Best Kept Secret

  Remnants of Natchitoches French Creole and Spanish roots are evident in its historical cotton plantations, and 19th-century landmark buildings. Natchitoches – A Road Trip To Louisiana’s Hidden Gem Natchitoches (pronounced nack-a-tish), settled in 1714 it is the oldest settlement in

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Why Visit Huntsville, Alabama

Why Visit Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama Diverse, unique, and eclectic. It is a land where you will find lush, rolling green hills

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Space Camp and the Empty Nest

Space Camp and the Empty Nest

Space Camp – An Empty Nest Journey 3, 2, 1, mark. Pilot, you are a go to start auxiliary

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This is why Shreveport ~ Bossier City, Louisiana should be on your radar!

This is why Shreveport ~ Bossier City, Louisiana should be on your radar!

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Flyboarding in Puerto Vallarta

Flyboarding in Puerto Vallarta

Flyboarding in Puerto Vallarta Tick! That is the sound of checking an item of my bucket list. What was it? Flyboarding. It has been on my “gotta do it!” list for several years. Right next to swimming with manta rays (watch the video here) – which, by the way, felt like I was staring in my own National Geographic movie!

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Mexican Bus – Myth Busted

Mexican Bus – Myth Busted

Would there be chickens? I put my coins in the meter and got on the bus, a Mexican bus. Thanks to Hollywood and an over active imagination, I had

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Texas Renaissance Festival – a party for your eyes

Renaissance Festival – transport your self to another world and another time. Last year at the Texas Renaissance Festival we had such a good time! Of course, we had to visit the King’s Bar The parade is always fun to watch #renaissance #texas  

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Zip lining with Slotzilla

Zip lining with Slotzilla

Would you jump out of a perfectly good airplane? Would you jump from a building that was structurally sound? Not even on fire or anything as

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Sailing the Sea of Cortez video

Sailing the Sea of Cortez video

Sailing to unplug Before we became empty nesters we sailed the Sea of Cortez with our sons. This is a video of our adventure with our sons.

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