Month: June 2018

View from the room at Hester Creek

Destination Guide: Okanagan Valley in British Columbia

Known as the “Napa of the North”, the Okanagan Valley is located in the Canadian province of British Columbia and spans an area of 180 kms. Home to stunning scenery, outdoor recreation and known for its wineries and fruit orchards, the Okanagan Valley offers visitors a lot to see and do for short or long…
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June 28, 2018 3
Mexican craft beers in Playa Del Carmen

Guide – Craft Beer in Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, and Cancun

There is a whole world of beer to discover in Mexico beyond the mass produced “cerveza nacional” beers like Corona, Pacifico, and Dos Esquis and we’re here to tell you all about it. In the last couple of years, craft beer has been making its way into popular tourist destinations in Mexico, like Playa Del…
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June 21, 2018 0
Fish cutters from Cuzz's Fish Shack

Dining Guide for Barbados: Cheap Eats

There’s a lot to love about Barbados: stunning white sand beaches with calm azure colored waters, consistent warm sunny days, and it’s relatively cleaner and safer than other Caribbean destinations. Since Barbados doesn’t have many all-inclusive resorts, you need to fend for yourself when it comes to food. Barbados calls itself “the culinary capital of…
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June 17, 2018 0
Hanalei Beach

Guide: Best Beaches in Kauai

Known as the “Garden Isle”, Kauai is geologically the oldest Hawaiian island, Over the years, Kauai has become our favorite Hawaiian island to enjoy hiking and beaches due to how stunning the landscape is and how low-key it is compared to Oahu and Maui. Those who love the outdoors and nature will love visiting Kauai…
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June 17, 2018 0
Us by the pool at the Andaz Scottsdale

Mileage Run: 36 Hours in Phoenix

If you can handle the heat, you may want to consider a weekend getaway to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area in the summer. Because it gets so hot, it’s actually considered low-season which means you can find some really amazing flight and hotel deals to enjoy warm weather in luxury. We’ve added 1-2 weekend trips to Phoenix/Scottsdale…
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June 12, 2018 0
Hawaiian Sunset

Destination Guide to Oahu: Waikiki and Beyond

As perpetual sun chasers, Oahu has become our most visited destination for trips ranging from 24-72 hours because there is a lot to do and see here. From hikes to beaches to museum and markets, it is possible to escape the crowds and the beaten path to find your own piece of paradise on the…
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June 6, 2018 0
The iconic sign at Leonard's bakery

Where to Eat and Drink on Oahu in Hawaii

In this post, we will share our favorite places to eat and drink when we visit the island of Oahu. This list focusses on primarily on small local businesses and cheap eats around the island. Waikiki: Banan: Vegans and non-vegans will fall in love with the delicious and tasty soft serve concoctions made from bananas at…
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June 6, 2018 3
Driving towads Sandy Beach

Getting Around on Oahu in Hawaii: Should you rent a car?

When we visit the island of Oahu in Hawaii, we usually stay in Waikiki and always rent a car, especially since we’re there for short stays. Renting a car allows us to visit the island at our leisure and more comfortably than other alternatives. In this post, we will help you to decide if you…
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June 6, 2018 3
Adult infinity pool at sunset at the Sheraton Waikiki

Where to Stay on Oahu: Waikiki and Beyond

On our 20+ trips to Oahu, we’ve stayed at about 14 different hotels and will share our top choices for specific criteria as opposed to reviewing each one. We have considered Air BnB and other vacation rentals but for our short stays, we prefer the convenience and consistent experiences offered by hotels. Since most of…
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June 6, 2018 2
View of Hanauma Bay from the top of Koko Crater

Guide and Tips: Beaches and Hikes on Oahu

In this post, we will share our favorite places to explore and enjoy the outdoors on the island of Oahu. Since we like to start each morning with a hike before visiting a beach, most of the suggestions center around the Windward Coast, the Hawaii Kai area in the south, and Waikiki/Honolulu. China Walls: Stunning…
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June 6, 2018 0