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Sep 25 2017

Things to Do on Kauai's North Shore

Category: Best Of | Favorites | General | Itineraries | Lists | Sightseeingkmaxwell @ 05:23

Known as "the Garden Isle" thanks to the lush tropical forest covering much of its 562.3 sq mi of terrain, Kauai has been featured in more than 70 Hollywood movies and TV shows—in large part for the breathtaking beauty of its dramatic peaks, scenic waterfalls and stunning canyons.

If you're lucky enough to visit this peaceful island in the middle of the Pacific, consider adding the following sights and activities to your itinerary:

Kilauea Lighthouse

This century-old lighthouse situated on a rocky peninsula 180 ft above the ocean is located in the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, a protected breeding ground for many Hawaiian seabirds. Placards along the walkway provide information on wildlife visible from the point, including the red-tailed tropicbird (koa'e 'ula), Layson albatross (moli), great frigatebird ('iwa) and more.

Tours are offered, but times vary based on availability of staff and volunteers. The refuge is open 10 am-4 pm Tuesday-Saturday.

Kilauea Lighthouse from the lookout point


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Dec 7 2015

Discovering holiday magic in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Category: Destinations | Favorites | On The SceneMegan Leader @ 05:22

At this time of year, it seems that everybody has his/her own traditions that draw on deep connections to family, home and heritage. I love the holidays because of all the traditions that coexist so beautifully. Twinkling lights, food and family seem to come to the forefront. Your warmest holiday memories may tie to a candlelight service at your church, a great meal cooked by your grandmother, or cocktails and sequins with some of your best friends. The holidays always remind me of why I love to travel: Everyone has a unique story.

When I needed a dose of holiday joy this year, I turned to my current hometown, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and it surprised me with its cozy, comforting, delightful magic. From stunning architecture dotted with winter greenery to Christmas carols sung by candlelight, this city is full of experiences that will make you feel right at home, no matter where you're from.

Image provided by Old Salem Museums & Gardens.

Old Salem Museums & Gardens. This Moravian settlement is a must-see any time of year. Restored original structures and guides in traditional dress take you back in time to the 17- and 1800s. At Christmas, however, Old Salem More...

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Nov 18 2011

Will run for chocolate

Category: DestinationsJanet @ 07:32

Now that my husband has had a couple of weeks to recuperate from his first marathon in Washington, D.C., I wonder if he will start to think ahead to other runs. While many of his shorter races took place close to home, (a half marathon in High Point and a 30K in Kernersville, North Carolina), his first half marathon was a part of the Run Disney series in Florida. I wonder where else his runs could take us? More...

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