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Totaling just under 11,000 square feet, the Hawaiian island of Maui feels like a small town in the tropics. It’s not all beaches and surf like you might think — Maui’s eco systems range from desert-like Kaupo to the moonscape of Haleakala volcano to the jungles of Hana and Kipahulu. Not to mention Upcountry, where the evenings [...]

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What to do with 7 days on Maui (#1 is the most important)

There are so many things to keep you busy on Maui; choosing what to do depends on your interests. If we only had seven days, this is how we would spend them. 1. Relax Isn’t that the reason you flew to this island in the middle of the ocean? With only seven days, you definitely [...]

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The Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

The Sofitel Los Angeles, located right in the heart of Beverly Hills, is simply a wonderful hotel. Location, service, the restaurant and bar (and great wine, of course), the spa, the rooms… and the pillows. My God, I could have slept for days. Over the Christmas holidays, I was back in Southern California to visit [...]

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Paradise is a state of mind: Maui

Paradise is a state of mind

For years I imagined the real Maui was what I had experienced at a hotel on the “touristy” side of the island. Everybody is always happy, greeting everyone they pass with a warm smile and aloha. The rooms are clean and the only sign of critters are the sweet little geckos scurrying around. It’s paradise! [...]

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Dog sledding: a Canadian boy’s dream

Dogsledding

Since I was a very young boy, I have always wanted to drive a team of dogs through a forest trail heavy with snow on a crisp winter day. I’m sure dog sledding is many a Canadian boys’ dream, but, if you grew up in town and your family dog was a poodle, it was probably [...]

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5 spectacular things to do in Sabah, Borneo

Sabah sunset

The very word Borneo conjures up images of lush forests, remote outposts and wildlife as it still exists in few [...]

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