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Author Archives: Alexa

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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Exploring Oahu’s Beauty on Foot, Bike and Boat


There are many sides to Waikiki, Hawaii’s biggest city and many ways to spend a day. Of course, you can relax pool side drinking blended drinks, play in the surf or shop the many ultra high end stores in town. Or you can seek out another side to this cosmopolitan Hawaiian locale; one that includes hiking in a bamboo rainforest, finding some of the best city views by bike and ending the day with a catamaran sail.

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Oahu Culture, Sushi and the Perfect Mai Tai


A trip to Oahu isn’t quite complete without tasting a perfect Mai Tai. Nor is it complete without a chance to see hula dancers and experience the beautiful music of the island. You can spend lots of money on one of the many luaus offered on the island or head to the Royal Hawaiian Center for one of their free shows.

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Portland Happy Hour Guidebook Contest Giveaway

Portland Twitter Contest Giveaway!!

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Glider Ride on Oahu’s North Shore

52 Perfect Days, editor Alexa Meisler soars in the sky with The Original Glider Rides on the North Shore of Oahu. Taking off from Dillingham Airfield on Oahu’s North Shore our glider was towed up into the sky by a small propeller plane and then let loose to glide over the Pacific Ocean, Mountains and the television show "Lost" filming sight. Check out their site to set up your own incredible high flying adventure!

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