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Oahu’s North Shore Shrimp Trucks

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Oahu’s North Shore serves up some tasty shrimp. Just visit one of the many shrimp trucks located in Halewia and Kahuku for some of the yummiest, fresh shrimp. Trucks have specialties ranging from garlic shrimp to spicy shrimp and coconut shrimp. It’s a delicious way to enjoy lunch like a local. Read More

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San Felipe Shrimp Festival 2011


I recently attended the 2011 Shrimp Festival in San Felipe. It has been a good 15 years since I was last in San Felipe and that was for college break where I roughed it at Pete’s Camp with a couple hundred SDSU students. While my college experience was certainly fun in it’s own way– we never actually visited the town of San Felipe–instead merely enjoying beer and the beach. I… Read More

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Sleep Organic Aromatherapy Stick


When traveling a few hours or across the Atlantic by plane, sleep is coveted and sometimes elusive. The .3 fluid ounce “Sleep” roll on stick from Bath by Bettijo helps to relax your mind and body with aromatherapy. It’s small enough to bring as a carry on and helps to relax you during flight. One additional benefit is that is smells great and frankly planes usually do not. Roll a… Read More

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Beauty Fixation Pre-Filled Portable Swabs


Japonesque, the brand that has brought us a plethora of everyday beauty tools has recently added a new line; Beauty Fixation Touch-Ups. The six varieties of tiny pre-filled swabs are perfect for travel beautification. Each pack includes 24 fun and easy swabs. Just snap the side of the swab with the color ring which releases a blend of oils, aloe and other specific ingredients to do their magical job. The… Read More

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Comfort Mixes with Luxury at the Kahala


Six miles outside the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, nestled in a secluded cove with white sand beaches, a hidden luxury resort awaits. From the minute you arrive at the Kahala and are presented with a flower lei or for the men, a hand-painted necklace you know you are in for a one of a kind experience. Once the aroma of the lei envelops you and you walk into the… Read More

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Learning to Ski At Timberline

If you want to get your little ones out on the slopes for the first time or they need a skiing 101 refresher, Timberline can’t be beat. 

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Kauai Girlfriend Getaway: Quest for Adventure


Kauai, once known mostly as a quiet romantic island is quickly becoming a hot spot for adventurous and luxurious girlfriend getaways. With almost endless options for fun and sun, it’s nearly impossible not to have a perfect day with the girls.

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Oregon’s Dundee Hills: Wine Tasting at it’s Best


Oregon’s Dundee Hills in the central Willamette Valley is ground zero for the states famous pinot noir. With over thirty wineries and vineyards located across 2,000 acres, the area offers well-known producers like Erath and Argyle, cult wineries like Cameron and lots more offering stellar wines and all of this comes with phenomenal vineyard views.

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Exploring Chicago: It’s Views, Shopping and Lake


If you’ve never been to Chicago, you may only equate it to Oprah, the Cubs and windy and cold winters. Dig a bit deeper and you’ll realize this influential city offers locals and visitors alike some of the nation’s best jazz clubs and improvisation troupes, world class shopping, restaurants, an amazing skyline and phenomenal architecture.

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Flying High on the North Shore, Shrimp Truck Deliciousness and a Stay at Turtle Bay


The North Shore of Oahu is world famous for the big waves winter brings to surf spots like Pipeline and Waimea. Many tourists venture over to check out the surfers in action as a day trip. While the surfers are certainly fun to watch as they ride the huge swells, there is way too much to see and do on this amazingly beautiful side of the island to limit it to a day trip.

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