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Three Luaus in Hawaii

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Luaus in Hawaii

Luaus are touristy, but if you think about them as Hawaii’s version of a Broadway performance (that the locals will never attend), you’ll probably enjoy a luau or two. I attended three, and while there wasn’t a direct diminishing return on the luau experience–the first one was good, the second great, the last awful–I was satisfied after one, but could have gone every night just to watch my toddler break out her hula. So the following review will be biased in the following ways: I gave extra credit to luaus with space so that Harper could dance (there was only one), I gave props to performers who made me laugh (there was only one), and I despised those who served food on cafeteria trays, making much of their meal taste no better than the poi, (which is a trite joke that I’m making here, but will reproach later on. Oh, and there was only one luau to do such a thing). Read more

When The Waves Refuse to Break: A Summer Day on the North Shore

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A Flat Pipeline on Oahu's North Shore
There are a few truths about the populations on Oahu: Waikiki is too crowded and the North Shore is too crowded, as well. And while Waikiki is a place worth escaping, as it’s a metastasizing pocket of tourism, much like a swollen appendix, the North Shore is a lovely, must-see destination. Read more

The Best Things to Do in Kona in One Day

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best things to do in kona in one dayKona, on the west coast of the Big Island, should be enjoyed like the coffee growing in its volcanic earth: slowly. But should you only have time for the espresso version of Kona, here are the best things to do in Kona in one day. Read more

The Best Parks in Atlanta

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Best Parks in Atlanta

In all the conversations that I’ve ever been a part of or overheard, pertaining to Atlanta, the city always seems to be the setting of terrible traffic, highway shutdowns after one inch of snowfall, bad local sports teams, or crime. I had never heard anything very glamorous. But one of the city’s overlooked gems is its green space. The best parks in Atlanta not only run through the city’s heart, but can be found in all corners of this urban jungle, which by the way does have quite a lot of charm.

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The Greenest Hotel in Connecticut

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A Green Hotel in Connecticut

We have long held that there is both outer and inner beauty. Usually these terms are reserved for describing humans; but it’s worth extending this quality to certain buildings, especially those at the forefront of the green movement. Read more