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Hawaiian island Maui vacation

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Now that summer is overt an island getaway from the main land might be in order. If you are planning to vacation in Hawaii, Ka’anapali Resort, located on the beautiful Hawaiian island Maui is “no ka oi” which means the best in Hawaiian the best. It is also a great place for either a getaway wedding or honeymoon. When you stay at the Ka’anapali in Maui Resort you will experience a multitude of amenities and activities. These things include a must do Luau, Helicopter Rides, Snorkeling, Hiking, Sailing, Whale Watching, Maui Weddings, and many Historic Sites. There is so much more as the other events and activities you could plan while on this trip are endless as Ka’anapali Resort is located on eleven lush acres along Maui’s fabled Kaanapali coastline. The guest experience that genuinely reflects the beauty of Maui’s people and culture can be had during your stay. The Hotel boasts one of our state’s most accomplished Hawaiian Chorales. You can experience a musical and dramatic presentation on the history of Maui that would be right at home on the Broadway stage. There is a reason Hawaii is one of the most sought after vacation destinations for anyone in the world. This is a chance to enjoy the sites of the Pacific Ocean and all things Hawaiian.

victoria bc hotel Best Western Inner Harbour Hotel

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

If you are looking to travel up north and need a victoria bc hotel. The Best Western Inner Harbour Hotel is situated in downtown Victoria’s best location, at the beautiful Inner Harbour. We think it is great because is just a short walk from many of the city’s best highlights, including the majestic Parliament Buildings, the award-winning Royal BC Museum, Beacon Hill Park and Fisherman’s Wharf. The hotel has deluxe guest studios, spacious one bedroom suites and luxurious penthouse apartments. When you combine the fabulous location and warm hospitality from their award-winning staff, there is no better choice than the Victoria BC hotel. They also offer daily complimentary continental breakfast, free gated parking and various recreational amenities, including their large  indoor whirlpool and seasonal outdoor pool.

Kaua‘i Museum

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Like there is anything you need to see when you are in Hawaii. As the old saying goes anything you see in Hawaii is great because to see it you are in Hawaii. We wanted to let you know about the Kaua‘i Museum is two floors of permanent exhibits pertaining to the history of Kaua‘i from the birth of the island up through the Territorial Period. These exhibits provide an understanding of the unique cultures and history visitors will encounter on the island. You should allow at least two hours for your visit. The entrance fee is good for several days, so do ask for a pass. The fee is for the General Public: $10, Seniors: $8, Students (13-17) $6, Children(6-12) $2, Under 5 get in for Free. You have to check out The Story of Kaua‘I which is two floors of exhibits in the Rice Building. On the first floor, walk through a passage highlighting geological wonders of the island, its natural history, and the coming of the Hawaiian people and portraits of famous chiefs from ancient times. The Juliet Rice Wichman Heritage Gallery located on the main floor of the Wilcox Building has large koa-lined cases display fine kou umeke, rare and exquisite Ni‘ihau shell lei, and possessions once belonging to monarchs and Kaua‘i ali‘i. Beautifully carved furniture, wall plaques, tableware from the monarchy period. Oriental Art Gallery is on the Mezzanine of the Wilcox Building Hawai‘i sits in the middle of the Pacific Ocean bounded by the American continent on one side and Asia on the other. From the early post-contact days, beautiful Asian china, sculpture, and paintings made their way into Hawaiian homes. Most of the Museum’s collections come from Kaua‘i families for the community to enjoy and learn about Asian art.

Times Square Is Heat Pounding Alive

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

We do not have to tell you how great Times Square in New York is, it has been written, sung, and danced on paper, film and music. We do want to say that there is no more feeling of electricity then standing in Times Square among the lights, people, and hustle of the city. It is not about the stores, the tables in the square, the bleachers, the big ball the looms over the square all year, all those things are part of it though. The whole thing makes you stand back and just want to take it all in. You have seen it on TV thousands of time, but standing there you realize just how impressive standing there can be. This is truly one of the greatest places on the earth because when you are there you are in a place everyone knows. This is not a local thing Times Square is a world wide known place of destination. This is the same feeling that must be had at the Eiffel Tower or Big Ben, these places that are landmarks, known by everyone around the world. We recommend everyone at some point get to Manhattan, get to Times Square and go with the idea to do nothing. Just get there and stand amongst the hustle and bustle and soak it all in. Then go back again at night as it is two different worlds and the lights make the Square come alive. Tea512 puts Times Square as one of the top ten destinations you must see in your lifetime.

Orlando International Airport – Great Design

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Traveling in American since 911 that has included an airport has been miserable. Long lines, feet smell, TSA rudeness, and too much time waiting around. We were pleasantly surprised with the Orlando International airport. If you are landing are taking off there are multiple runways and no waiting once you begin. The terminals have a tram that leads you out easily to your gate. The main area of the airport is more like a suburban mall. The airport itself is clean and there are plenty of restrooms. There is plenty of vending machines as well so if your there after hours you can get pretty much anything you need from iPod accessories, bathroom toiletries, and the usual suspects of soda, chips and bottled water. The flow through the airport is well designed, and there is plenty of seats for waiting for your flight at each gate. There are close to 100 gates but because it is Florida there was plenty of real estate to design the airport right the first time. The TSA entrance to the terminals slows everything down but there is a good amount of room to pack your belongings back up, put your shoes on and move along. This system works well instead of the other approach at some airports where you check in with TSA at every gate. We give high marks to the Orlando International Airport but in all honesty it is one of the most highest traveled to vacation spots in the world so they expected traffic 365 days a year.

The Crayola FACTORY at Two Rivers Landing

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Next summer we are going to take a trip through Pennsylvania probably around the beginning of spring. We are thinking about making a stop at the The Crayola FACTORY. The little guys are full of creativity and they say the place is where there is no limitation to creativity and imagination. You can color, draw, paint and create with the latest Crayola products. Each creative space invites you to play and explore while learning and having lots and lots of fun. See how Crayola Crayons and Markers are made. Learn about the history of the Crayola brand. Explore dozens of interactive projects and activities. This is not the real manufacturing plant, but instead a visitor center that allows the child inside each person to unleash its creative spirit. Each quarter, themes and projects change, giving visitors a variety of projects to create throughout the year. We have started to work out the trip but we think it will include two days at Hershey Park, a day at Sesame Place and a final stop at the Crayola FACTORY the tickets for the day are lass than $10. We have not booked anything yet but we are also thinking about a trip to Florida in January.

Mount Auburn Cemetery October Trips

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

We were looking for something in the Halloween spirit to do in October. It was suggested we try Mount Auburn Cemetery. We have never been a big cemetery visitor or grave site viewer so it was kind of stretch for a family trip. The Mount Auburn Cemetery has been designated a National Historic Landmark by the Department of the Interior, recognizing it as one of the country’s most significant cultural landscapes. The grounds were founded in 1831, it was the first large-scale designed landscape open to the public in the United States. The design is amazing as the natural landscape with ornamental plantings, monuments, fences, fountains and chapels is full of amazing beauty. It is full of well known people final resting place like Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Charles Sumner, Charles Bulfinch, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Cabot Lodge, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., and Little Women authero Louisa May Alcott. If you get a chance to this gravesite you will be amazed that somebody so famous and beloved, final resting place is marked so plainly. There are maps and things to look for as vistors are encouraged and you can even sign up so that Every month the Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery sends out an electronic newsletter to you with historical, horticultural and birding highlights as well as news and program reminders. The Mount Auburn Cemetery is located at 580 Mount Auburn Street in Cambridge, MA

north vancouver condos North Shore living

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

We wanted let you know about the north vancouver condos. There is a 20-story tower with a six story podium, and an extensive grocery store. There are street front shops that are part of what makes the local landscape so charming. Lonsdale is a neighborhood building that includes a public plaza, art and a green roof. The architecture becomes part of the Central Lonsdale community. The tower was conceptualized to capture the views and mountainous skyline of this natural landscape while creating functional living spaces. The landscaped one acre green rooftop is the largest in North Vancouver, and surrounds residents in an enviable urban outlook while enhancing the sea of green that defines North Shore living. The bottom line is there are 20 Stories of Inspired Neighbourhood Living that is the North Vancouver condos.

Opus the best of the Vancouver hotels

Monday, October 18th, 2010

We wanted to let you know about Vancouver hotels and one of our favorites is OPUS, a Vancouver hotel in the fashionable Yaletown area. They provide the service and amenities of a luxury hotel within a stylish and intimate environment. There are ninety-six luxury guestrooms featuring vibrant colors, spa bathrooms and five lifestyle-inspired décor schemes. This Vancouver hotel is home to One Hundred Days Restaurant and Vancouver’s Most Popular Nightlife by Zagat, OPUS Bar. We know you need to be there as OPUS Vancouver is voted one of the world’s top 500 Hotels by Travel and Leisure and Conde Nast Travel, Gold List. They will reward your loyalty when you book direct online at and you will receive all of the following benefits: Best Rate Guarantee, Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi, Complimentary Valet Parking or reimbursement for round trip fare between YVR Airport and OPUS Vancouver on the rapid transit Canada Line and Unlimited Local Calls.

The Stanley Museum Maine

Monday, October 11th, 2010

We want to let you know about a great take for kids and parents the Stanley Museum in Kingfield, Maine. The Stanley Museum keeps and shares the traditions of Yankee Ingenuity and creativity as exemplified by the Stanley family in order to inspire those values in children and adults. The Exhibits in the museum include Steam Cars from1905, 1909, 1910, and 1916. There are massive amounts of Air-Brush Portraits and Paintings, Violins Photographs and Chansonetta. The museum was established in 1981, the Stanley Museum located in the beautiful Georgian-style Stanley School built in 1903. Kingfield is the birthplace of the Stanley steam car. The Museum commemorates and preserves the heritage of Stanley family genius. Visitors to the Stanley Museum are greeted and directed first to the car room exhibiting the steam cars, and a 20 hp Stanley engine, boiler and burner exhibit that demonstrates the power plant of the Stanley steam car. There is also a chain-driven Mason Regulator engine on exhibit, an engine used in the first Stanley cars and the original Whitney steam engine that started it all in the 1890s. Photographs telling the Stanley steam car story are arranged with information panels in chronological order, beginning with a photo of the Stanley twins, seated in the first Stanley Steamer in 1897.