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Volcano

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in USA: Hawaii | 0 comments

Volcano

Volcano National Park, Hawaii Hawaiian mythology says that Pele is the goddess of fire and creator of the Hawaiian Islands. Her mythological might is quite active today at Kilauea Volcano, located at the south end of the Big Island of Hawaii. An active volcano is a little scary, even from the distance at the top of the Volcano National Park. The fierce force of nature erupts, spews and then flows to the ocean.     We gathered with hundreds of volcano watchers at the Jaggar Museum & Overlook after dark. There it was, the active...

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Magnificent Nature

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in USA: Hawaii | 0 comments

Magnificent Nature

Hilo, Hawaii The rainy side of the Island of Hawaii is green, vibrant, lush and well, to state the obvious, wet. In the coarse of a one-hour RoadTrip from our hotel, we navigated through fern-laden grottos, tree-canopied roads, brilliantly colored botanicals, moss-covered bridges and three powerful waterfalls. Imagine the roar and mist from water plunging 442 feet at Akaka Falls. Magnificent nature is all around.     After our waterfall...

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Hula in Hilo

Posted by on Jun 10, 2017 in USA: Hawaii | 0 comments

Hula in Hilo

Hilo, Hawaii Revelers celebrate hula dancing annually at the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo. The festival is named for King David Kalakaua, known as the “Merrie Monarch,” who ruled the Hawaiian kingdom in the late 1800s. He was an advocate of Hawaiian culture, especially music and dance. Protestant missionaries, who ventured to the Hawaiian islands in the early 1800s, had suppressed local traditions. They deemed them as heathen rituals. The king championed a renewal of Hawaiian culture during his reign. He said, “Hula is the language of...

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Travel Destinations

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Featured | 0 comments

Travel Destinations

For travel stories, tips and recommendations, click on the dropdown in the sidebar below for destinations around the world. If you are traveling to a destination soon, be sure to email us for any specific information you may be seeking. Bon Voyage! Janet@RoadTripFlavors.com Karen@RoadTripFlavors.com Share this:FacebookTwitter

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Fat Tuesday

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in USA: Louisiana - New Orleans | 0 comments

Fat Tuesday

New Orleans, Louisiana It’s Fat Tuesday! For the faithful, it is one last day of feast before the fast for Lent. In New Orleans, it is the final day of Carnival season celebrations that began 12 days after Christmas. K.O., daughter Margaret and I were actually in New Orleans when Carnival season started on January 6 this year. The kick-off parade was postponed due to inclement weather. Even with the rain, we still enjoyed the lively city. If tonight is anything like our experience in January, it is going to be a fun time in the French...

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Recipes

Posted by on Jan 1, 2017 in Featured | 0 comments

Recipes

Inspired by our travel throughout the world, our original recipes are crafted in our home kitchen for you to cook in yours. Click on the Recipe Index tab to search recipes by ingredient, coarse or cuisine. Or just scroll through the photos and click for the recipe. Share this:FacebookTwitter

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Park and Go

Posted by on Oct 5, 2016 in USA: California: Santa Barbara | 0 comments

Park and Go

Santa Barbara, California We made a cozy little motel on Bath Street our home away from home in Santa Barbara. We checked in, parked the car safely in front of our room and set out to discover Santa Barbara on foot, bike, Surrey cycle and city shuttle. “Park and Go” is our relaxing way to see all that downtown and beachfront Santa Barbara has to offer without driving a single mile. Craft brewery finds and tastings topped our list of things to do during our stay. Our first two stops are an easy bike ride or power walk from Bath Street. We...

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Canals

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Netherlands: Amsterdam | 0 comments

Canals

Amsterdam, Netherlands The canals of Amsterdam captured our favor immediately. They are shimmering corridors inter-woven into this Northern European city. Our three-night stay began with a walk along the Herengracht, one of the most beautiful canals in Amsterdam. It took us from our hotel to the city center. Sixteenth and 17th century architecture lines the canal and tells stories of city planning, commerce, wealth and the uniquely Dutch way of life. Near the city center, we boarded a long boat for a cruise through even more canals. It...

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Big Sur RoadTrip

Posted by on Aug 7, 2016 in USA: California - Big Sur | 0 comments

Big Sur RoadTrip

Big Sur, California It had been many years since we traveled the California coastal highway from Monterey to Cambria: Big Sur. It is a 100-mile RoadTrip everyone should experience at least once. We arrived in Monterey the night before our Big Sur excursion on a warm summer evening in June. The Holiday Inn Express near Cannery Row was a perfect respite for our short stopover. We had a wonderful evening meal at Schooners Coastal Kitchen located just a block from our hotel. Our table hugged the bay front windows. We lavished on locally...

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5 Things About Oslo

Posted by on Jun 4, 2016 in Norway: Oslo | 0 comments

5 Things About Oslo

Oslo, Norway There are five things about Oslo, Norway that we took to heart: cleanliness, hardiness, trustworthiness, openness and thriftiness. We spent a day and a half combing the streets, parks, and places throughout the city and learned about the Norwegian culture first hand. We loved everything, except #5.     #1 Cleanliness: the city, waterways and landscape are crystal clean. From the moment we entered the Oslo fjord, we were enchanted by spectacularly pristine views. Deep blue water was framed by clear blue skies and...

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