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How to Enjoy Hawaiian Shave Ice on O’ahu’s North Shore
How to Enjoy Hawaiian Shave Ice on O’ahu’s North Shore

How to Enjoy Hawaiian Shave Ice on O’ahu’s North Shore

Few places on the planet have as much mojo as O’ahu’s North Shore. It is simply a place where good vibes and energy overtake even the most uptight, out-of-whack traveler. You must visit a place called Matsumoto Shave Ice where…

A Visit to Pluma Hildago, Oaxaca Mexico’s Coffee Town
A Visit to Pluma Hildago, Oaxaca Mexico’s Coffee Town

A Visit to Pluma Hildago, Oaxaca Mexico’s Coffee Town

Pluma Hildago, about an hour up in the Sierra Madre Mountains along Highway 200 from Huatulco in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, is known as Mexico’s Coffee Town. Not to be confused with the ridiculously bad Josh Groban movie by…

Where to Stand on the International Date Line in Fiji
Where to Stand on the International Date Line in Fiji

Where to Stand on the International Date Line in Fiji

The International Date Line is one of those travel destinations that often eludes even the hardiest of travelers. It’s out there in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the place where today becomes tomorrow and where yesterday is really today.…

Exploring New Zealand’s South Island by Camper Van – Part 2
Exploring New Zealand’s South Island by Camper Van – Part 2

Exploring New Zealand’s South Island by Camper Van – Part 2

Exploring New Zealand’s South Island in a private vehicle is relatively easy, once you get the hang of driving on the left hand side of the road. A big orange sticker on the dash board reminds drivers of this necessity.…

Exploring New Zealand’s South Island by Camper Van – Part 3
Exploring New Zealand’s South Island by Camper Van – Part 3

Exploring New Zealand’s South Island by Camper Van – Part 3

Exploring New Zealand’s South Island by camper van required a few adjustments to the small quarters that we called home for this eight day journey. Actually any vacation by motor home requires some condensing, but this little camper van was…