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The Sake Shop Has Godzilla Sized Selection

Honolulu has a lot of hidden treasures, and The Sake Shop is one of them. I admit, when I visit Honolulu, I eat sashimi and I drink sake. I just associate a good sake selection with Honolulu Japanese restaurants. The Sake Shop (on South King Street) is Hawaii’s first retail shop devoted to sake. They’ve been open since 2010, and ...

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ULU Ocean Grill Big Island Experience – Review

ULU Ocean Grill restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort Hualālai sits on one of the most beautiful oceanfront beach settings on the Big Island of Hawaii. They had me at inspired cuisine composed of 75% local ingredients from Hawaii Island. The whale show and breathtaking sunset were a magical bonus. Jump to review. Check out my trip to Buddha’s Cup ...

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Visiting Award Winning Kona Coffee Grower Buddha’s Cup

Visiting an Award Winning Kona Coffee Farm – Tour and Tasting I tasted my first cup of Hawaiian Kona Coffee about 15 years ago. It was grown, fresh roasted and ground, and brewed for me at a family run boarding house. It was an etherial experience. When you’re in Kona Hawaii, enjoy the local flavour and richness of an estate ...

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24 Hours in Vancouver – The Best Things to Do

24 Hours in Vancouver Itinerary for Travellers,  Tourist, and Cruise Ship Passengers If  you only have one day in Vancouver, either as part of your cruise itinerary, or a flight stop over, these are the things that will delight! Welcome to Vancouver. Often, I  have family or friends who visit Vancouver, sometimes on a stop over on their way to ...

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Getting Around Town in Vancouver – Transportation Answers

I get a lot of questions about how to get around Vancouver from cruise ship passengers and day tourists – using public transportation, biking, hop on hop off bus tours, car rentals and ferry planning. If you’re planning a visit to Vancouver, here are some answers for Getting Around Vancouver. Getting Around Town in Vancouver Bikes, Trains, Ferry, Walks, and ...

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Diamond Head Cove Health Bar Satisfies More Than Hunger

Diamond Head Cove Health Bar in Honolulu is why I love travel. It’s a special group of people giving thought into creating a welcoming place and presenting the best local food. Local means locally fresh caught Hawaiian Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin and Big Eye Tuna, and local produce like Molokai tomatoes, Kauai Paa Salt, local avocado, onion, ripe apple bananas, strawberries ...

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Richmond International Buddhist Temple at New Year

An Inspired Visit to Richmond’s International Buddhist Temple at 2014 Chinese New Year 恭喜發財! Gung Hay Fat Choi! (Happy New Year!) I had the pleasure of traveling to Richmond to visit the International Buddhist Temple this weekend for their Chinese New Year Flower Bazaar 2014. As a charitable, religious, and cultural organization established in 1981, the International Buddhist Society manages ...

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