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Free (or nearly free) things to do on Maui

Maui has loads of activities to keep you busy, and although it can get quite expensive, there are still plenty to enjoy for free or nearly free. We had the opportunity to spend five months there recently and, being on a strict budget, we had to seek out affordable things to do. These are some of [...]

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This is what desert waterfalls can teach us about travel

There is something wholly anticlimactic about being wet and cold in Moab, Utah. Especially if it happens shortly after a ten day trip to British Columbia, in which you were all but wringing rainwater out your underwear every morning. We drove 20 hours in search of heat. I joked that we were going to Moab [...]

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Maui in photos

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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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Love to Ski? For Free? Read on (and enter)

If you enjoy spending some time on the slopes, or have considered taking up skiing or snowboarding, then I think [...]

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