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Re: AAA: Where Americans are going this summer

DrFumblefinger ·
I would love to go on a road trip to Maui! How do I go about arranging that?
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 29, 2015: The art of lava

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm often amazed at how beautiful the small things in nature can be.  Whether a bee pollinating a flower, a wild animal stopping to look at you, a blade of grass struggling to grow in a desert, or how sculpted lava can seem.   These photos...
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The Valley Island of Maui: 3) Central, Upcountry and South Maui

DrFumblefinger ·
 The largest stretch of (relatively) flat land on Maui is the valley between the two volcanoes, Haleakala and the West Maui Mountains.  This area is commonly called “Central Maui” and it’s here most locals live....
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The Valley Island of Maui: 2) Haleakala National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Volcanoes never cease to fascinate me!  Something about their massive size and primal earth shaping power appeals to my sense of curiosity and awe.  So it’s not surprising that I find Haleakala to be Maui’s most interesting place...
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Lanai: Sorry, Island Closed for Renovation

PHeymont ·
Larry Ellison, the software billionaire (Oracle) has a dream of making the Hawaiian island of Lanai "the first economically viable, 100% green community" and he's closed down the island for a while to work on it. He can do that, because three years...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 27, 2014: Nene, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
  A nene is a goose native to Hawaii and is that island's state bird.  The first time I saw nene was several years ago when my wife and I spent a week in Maui.  We spotted them while on a drive to the summit of the dormant volcano,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 10, 2014: Weddings in Paradise

DrFumblefinger ·
  Many people look for a very special place to hold their wedding, so it's no surprise that Hawaii is a popular destination for nuptials.  Most of the folks I know who were married in Hawaii did so on an isolated beach in Maui, or Kauai, or...
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Out-Of-The-Box Last Minute Weekend Getaway Ideas

Andrew Lowen ·
After a long week of fast life and pressure at work, you just want to unwind. Andrew Lowen has some ideas for how you can do it.
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10 Reasons Why New Zealand Should Be Your Next Holiday Destination

Muhammad I (Guest) ·
New Zealand is a country of wonders. Here is a listing of some of the best (sponsored content)
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 7, 2013: Sunset, Haleakala National Park, Maui

DrFumblefinger ·
It's hard not to like a Maui sunset!  I'm fond of this image because it was taken from the summit of Haleakala, looking down at the sunset and thick layer of clouds that surrounded the mountain and obscured the Pacific Ocean and Maui.  The...
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Rooms for the 1%: World's 10 most expensive hotels

PHeymont ·
The most expensive hotel in the world...       Photo: Aman Resorts Luxury-hotels.com, whose name tells you what they're about, has published a survey of this summer's most expensive hotels in the world. Although, of course, they'll try...
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Escaping to the Cape

Jill's Scene ·
The East Cape on the North Island of New Zealand, Aotearoa, is remote and it’s sparsely populated - most tourists never get there. Those that do, discover one of our best kept secrets.   The climate is warm and generally dry. The people,...
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Air Canada bumps up Hawaii with 737 MAX

PHeymont ·
Air Canada is using its new 737 MAX fleet to extend its Hawaii services from western cities.
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Southwest inches closer to 'Aloha!'

PHeymont ·
Southwest has the planes, it has the landing slots...all that stands between it and Hawaii is approval for its new 737 MAX to make the big hop.
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Southwest has plans for Hawaii island-hopping

PHeymont ·
Southwest's plans for flights to Hawaii also include island-to-island routes to compete with Hawaiian Airlines.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 12, 2013: Sugar plantation, Maui, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
 Looking remarkably like grass, this is actually a field of sugar cane.  What's lacking is a size perspective because these canes are about 3 meter(10 ft) tall.   The central region of Maui, between the two large volcanoes of that...
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The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 4). Kohala & Saddle Road

DrFumblefinger ·
My final blog post on the Big Island covers the driest (less than 25 cm of rain a year) and oldest parts of the island — the northwest and central regions.  (Petroglyphs, King's Trail, Waikoloa village) The Kohala...
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The Valley Island of Maui: 1) Introduction and West Maui

DrFumblefinger ·
There are few destinations that evoke more traveler’s fantasies than the Hawaiian islands; of these, Maui is thought by many as THE island to visit.  I have a genuine fondness for the Big Island, one of my favorite travel...
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Parks and Gardens: 5 Amazing Green Areas of Hawaii

Lily B (Guest) ·
Lily B picks five terrifically beautiful spots for you to enjoy when visiting Hawaii (sponsored content)
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AAA: Where Americans are going this summer

PHeymont ·
London is becoming a more popular tourist destination for American travelers.
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Virgin America flies into crowded Hawaii skies

PHeymont ·
Virgin America doubles its Hawaii routes in a market already heavily served by all the majors, plus Hawaiian and Allegiant.
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5 Adventure Sports You Must Try in Hawaii

Paul Wilson (Guest) ·
Like to get your adrenaline pumping? Check out Paul Wilson's suggestions for your next Hawaii adventure.
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Southwest finally ready to say 'Aloha!'

PHeymont ·
The airline's CEO says its Hawaii test flights passed FAA inspection and a final OK will be announced soon.
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August 30, 2018: Old Sugar Mill, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the ruins of an old sugar cane plant on the garden island of Kauai.
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Americas Best Beach, Maui, Hawaii

GarryRF ·
Garry investigates what make a "Best Beach"
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Unusual planes for U.S. domestic flights

PHeymont ·
With international travel still at a low point, U.S. airlines are leveraging their premium-rich widebodies for domestic routes.
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10 Top Ranked Travel Destinations to Visit Today

Joshua (Guest) ·
An interesting collection of some of the top travel destinations in the world (sponsored content)
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