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Hawaii's Best Spots for Beginner Surfers - Kristina D Travel

Hawaii’s Best Spots for Beginner Surfers

Surfing is synonymous with Hawaii. It was known only in Hawaii until Duke Kahanamoku brought it to the international stage in the early 1900s. And so what better place to learn to surf, than in its ancient home? You might have aspirations of riding the Bonsai pipeline, but if you’re new to the sport, check out one of

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5 Tasty Bakeries in Honolulu - Kristina D Travel

5 Tasty Bakeries in Honolulu

Honolulu is full of restaurants, but what if you want a little treat? A donut or a cupcake… Luckily, the city has a number of amazing bakeries as well. You should definitely check out one, or all five, of these spots next time you find yourself in town. Leonard’s Bakery https://www.leonardshawaii.com | 933 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu,

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The History of the Hawaiian Aloha Shirt - Kristina D Travel

The History of the Hawaiian Aloha Shirt

Today’s post is a guest post from my mentor, Lisa Chambers. In addition to being an amazing teacher and mentor, Lisa is an expert in Hawaiian travel and culture. For over half a century, the Aloha shirt has been Hawaii’s most enduring and visible greeter and ambassador. Like a flower lei, the Aloha shirt is

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What is Kamehameha Day all about? - Kristina D Travel

Kamehameha Day in Hawaii

  Aloha mai! Greetings to all! Hawaii has been in the news a bit more than usual lately, with Pele showing us her feisty side. The island chain needs a little positivity and next Monday, June 11, will be a big up-lifter. It’s the 146th celebration of Kamehameha Day! The History of Kamehameha and his Day

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3 Places to Celebrate Dia de Muertos in Mexico - Kristina D Travel

3 Places to Celebrate Día de Muertos in Mexico

As many Día de Muertos events as we have in the US, there are many more in Mexico. All across the country, even in the Northern states now, cities and towns have their own unique events. There is one very special place though, so keep reading to the end! My number one piece of advice

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Celebrating Dia de Muertos in the USA

6 Places to Celebrate Día de Muertos in the USA

Many American cities host Day of the Dead celebrations from places you expect, like Tucson and Los Angeles, to those you might not, like Missoula and Boston. Chicago, IL Chicago is home to one of the oldest Day of the Dead celebrations, sponsored by the National Museum of Mexican Art. The museum transforms into a

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Celebrating Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)

A bit about Mexico’s Día de Muertos

  By now, you’ve probably seen Disney’s newest animated hit, Coco. It was a visually beautiful film. I mean, I’m kind of excited for when I can cross that marigold bridge myself! Well, maybe not, maybe I can just visit like Miguel did… Or, I can just experience some of the fun here, top-side. Whether

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Is traveling in Mexico safe? YES!

Safe travels in Mexico

  Is it safe to travel to Mexico? Short answer: YES! Long answer: In any country, there are areas that are less safe than others and Mexico is no different. Currently, the US State Department lists Mexico as “Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution” – the same as Spain, Germany, The Bahamas, the United Kingdom, and many

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Don't waste your time off this year. Take vacation makes you MORE likely to succeed at work.

The Importance of Using Your Vacation Days

662 million. According to a survey by GFK, that’s the number of vacation days America workers left on the table in 2016. As huge as that number is, 1% fewer employees ended 2016 with unused days than did in 2015. So, we’re doing better! But, that’s still a LOT of time-off that you’ve earned and

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Why not make a difference with Voluntourism?

This week’s topic comes to you from my mentor, Lisa Fletcher. She’s amazing and always willing to lend a hand, or a pen, or even a keyboard in this case… Given the events in the last couple months, from hurricanes and earthquakes to terrorism at home and abroad, it’s important to think about the things

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