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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

The Curious Case of the Benjamin Franklin Museum

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Benjamin Franklin Museum Philadelphia

The famed statesmen Benjamin Franklin wore many hats. He was a philosopher, diplomat, printer, scientist, and civic planner. But if you pay a visit to the newly revitalized Benjamin Franklin Museum in Philadelphia, you’ll not only respect the man more, you’ll appreciate the clever ways of his odd imagination.

 

In an effort to have the museum appeal to children and adults, the collection offers an array of artifacts and Franklinisms, (though it does not go into any great depth, which Marissa appreciated), and it attempts to provide visitors with a hands-on experiences and even a few laughs. Read more