Ten scrumptious, classic Hawaiian desserts and sweet treats to help you celebrate the holiday season. Mele Kalikimaka!
A guide to visit five fantastic, yet not-so-popular, scenic sites and towns in the southernmost part of France, near the border of Spain.
Yellow passion fruit liliko’i is plentiful in Hawaii. It has an irresistible tropical taste and many delicious culinary uses. This guide will provide information on the many uses of this wonderful plant and provide guidance on how to grow your own. Liliko’i cheesecake anyone?
Double tropical hibiscus is a showy, exotic-looking flower that blooms in vibrant colors like red, orange, pink, yellow or white.
Whatever your age, personality, and interest, the Big Island of Hawaii offers many unique, memorable things to do and see for the single and solo travelers.
Purple tropical flowers are quite uncommon! Here are some purple beauties from Hawaii that will add a mystical, magical touch to your garden.
Kahalu’u Beach Park is a snorkeler’s paradise on the Big Island! It’s easy to get to, family-friendly and offers an incredible look at the tropical underwater landscape and marine life.
Waipi’o Valley Lookout is one of the most amazing places to visit on the Big Island. Make a day trip out of it and enjoy the unforgettable views!
Calling all beach bums! The Kohala Gold Coast on the Big Island is filled with dreamy white-sand beaches. Some are wildly popular, while others remain quiet, hidden gems.
Wi apple is a tropical fruit tree that grows in Hawaii. The small, oval-shaped fruits have a wonderful mango-pineapple taste and contain a rather scary looking seed!
Uluwatu Temple is an ancient Hindu temple on Bali Island in Indonesia. It is famous for its stunning clifftop location and spectacular view of the Indian Ocean.
These off-the-beaten-path medieval villages of Provence sit on top of mountain plateaus and hillside cliffs. The views alone will make you swoon!
Since May 3, 2018, Kilauea volcano’s fissure vents have been erupting non-stop in the East Rift Zone, causing unprecedented destruction in lower Puna region on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Love is in bloom! Let these 12 exquisite red beauties of Hawaii put you in the romantic mood for Valentine's Day.
Surinam cherry is not native to Hawaii, but it is a versatile tropical fruit with an eye-catching shape and delightful taste.
Peanut butter fruit is an attractive tropical plant that grows in gardens in Hawaii. Oddly, they have the taste and texture of peanut butter!
Discover 10 delicious Hawaiian foods that represent the incredible history and cultural diversity of this tropical paradise.
Acerola cherry is commonly grown in Hawaiian gardens. The fruits are delicious and well-known for their high Vitamin C content.
Snorkeling is one of the top must-do things in Hawaii. Here are some helpful tips and suggestions for all snorkelers – to ensure a safe and fun underwater experience!
Travel to Barcelona for the first time? Here are 12 useful tips to make your visit to this amazing Catalonian capital city even more exciting and unforgettable.
Using only locally sourced, freshest ingredients to create such gastronomic feasts, here are 6 inspiring farm-to-table French restaurants to make your visit to southern France even more memorable!
Fun and festive, farmers market is a must-do if you’re visiting Provence in the summer. C’est super!
Tropical flowers in various shades of pink can add a romantic, exotic touch to any garden.
The breathtaking 4-mile Onomea scenic drive is a must do if you‘re visiting the east side of the Big Island.
Reminisce the past and enjoy the present while visiting a tranquil historic Hawaiian town by the sea.
Move over phở! Introducing five tasty noodle soups that you should try at a Vietnamese restaurant.
Little Saigon, Orange County CA is well known as a top culinary destination for Vietnamese food lovers and foodies who crave excellent, authentic Vietnamese cuisine – outside of Vietnam!
White tropical flowers brighten many Hawaiian gardens. Take a walk through this article and enjoy some of the most gorgeous white tropical flowers you'll ever see.
Exploring the beautiful countryside of Provence on electric bikes is a fun and unique experience. A must-do if you’re visiting southern France.
Whether you spend a weekend or the entire summer in seaside Sitges, you will feel like a celebrity on holiday at one of the most beautiful and most friendly places in Spain.
How do you see the best of Hawai'i in the least amount of time? With a road trip, of course! So put the top down on your rental convertible, grab your sunglasses, and hit the road for a three-day trip around the Big Island! Belting out your best rendition of “What A Wonderful World” is optional.
Spring is here! It’s the perfect time to give your garden a makeover with new colorful flowers. Tips on how to use the color wheel in your planting.
A 5-kilometer (about 3 miles) biking/walking trail runs along Sanur coastline, inviting visitors to go beach-hopping and experience the magic of this charming Balinese beach town!
Nusa Lembongan is an island off the coast of Bali. Sleepy beach town, powdery white sand, aqua blue water. It's a dream tropical destination for those who want to get away from it all!
Since 1985, the Fête de la Lavande has been held on August 15 every year at the historic village of Sault in Provence. It is a fun, festive, and very FRAGRANT event for everyone to enjoy!
A quick history of French desserts, along with photos and descriptions of some of the most famous French pastries and gâteaux, guaranteed to make you want to lick your computer screen!
A photographic tribute to Paris and the victims of the terror attacks on Friday 11/13/2015.
La Boqueria Market is a famous fresh market in Barcelona. Located in the popular La Rambla shopping district, this market is a must experience for visitors and foodies from all over the world.
Jardin du Luxembourg is a must visit in Paris. Located near the famous Latin Quarter, this spectacular public park has a rich history and is popular with local Parisians and visitors of all ages.
Ubud, Bali has many restaurants that serve only the freshest natural, organic, locally-sourced foods and ingredients. This hub features 8 of the best healthy food restaurants in Ubud.
Balinese architecture is strongly influenced by traditional Balinese Hinduism beliefs. This photo gallery shows a collection of gates and gardens found in homes and temples across the island. The photos were taken by the author in Sanur, Ubud, and Nusa Lembongan in Bali, Indonesia.
Visit Seoul’s top tourist attractions: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Jogyesa Buddhist Temple, and Insadong Street Market all during your layover!
Pak Khlong Talat is the famous flower market located on the bank of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand. Get ready for an unforgettable sensory overload experience!
Pahoa Village is an old plantation town on the Big Island. Interesting historic buildings, eclectic shopping/dining choices, and friendly local folks make this quaint little town a must visit.
A 12-hour excursion in central Tokyo by train from Narita Airport, visiting the magnificent Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, the beautiful cherry trees of Ueno Park, and the fascinating Ueno shopping districts.
Star of the Sea, a historic 85-year-old church, houses an incredible display of hand-painted murals that preserve and tell a fascinating story of the people of Kalapana.
Whether you want fertility or money, visit the unusual and fascinating Chao Mae Tuptim Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand. Get ready for the giant penises!
A visit to the charming Goldfish Market, Songbird Market, and Flower Market in Hong Kong will give travelers a unique experience and different perspective of this world-class city!
A guide to dining out in Chiang Mai, Thailand: 7 great restaurants - from classic Thai to International cuisine - to try and enjoy the unique tastes and flavors of this beautiful historic city.
Camelback Mountain (Phoenix, AZ) is a popular hiking destination for people who want to experience the extreme physical challenge of hiking/climbing up to the summit at 2,704 feet above sea level.
Visit the San Francisco Botanical Garden in early spring and be enthralled by the magnificent display of magnolias and other flowering plants in bloom. This spectacular 55-acre urban oasis boasts a collection of over 20,000 plants - many are rare and endangered - from all over the world.
Take a tour of a tropical garden in Hawaii and see some of the plants that are known for their stunning blossoms and varieties. Enjoy these exotic beauties in this photo gallery!
Cabbages & Condoms is a fine restaurant - with a special mission - in Bangkok, Thailand. You know you are in for an orgasmic feast when you see “Our Food Is Guaranteed Not To Cause Pregnancy” printed boldly and brightly on the front cover of the menu!
Kopitiam Café and Restaurant is located in the famous historic quarter of Phuket Town, Thailand. The combination of great food, modest price, gracious service, and old world charm atmosphere makes this small family-run restaurant unique and memorable.
At an elevation of 2,000 feet on the slopes of Mauna Kea volcano, Kalopa Native Forest State Park is a hidden gem! The 100-acre rainforest contains an incredible number of rare, endemic species of trees, shrubs, and plants that exist nowhere else in the world, only here on the islands of Hawaii.
Star apple is a wonderful tropical fruit that you should try when visiting Hawaii. It’s about the size of an apple, with smooth, shiny green or purple skin. Star apple gets its name from the interesting “starburst” core pattern that can be seen when the fruit is cut in half.
The Kalapana farmers' market is a lively night market that attracts over 700 people each Wednesday night for fresh produce, tasty food, and live music. Aloha and welcome everyone!
This is a collection of sunset photos taken on my island home - the Island of Hawaii, also called the Big Island. Each photo captures the sunset in its magnificent yet fleeting moment at the end of each day in tropical paradise. Enjoy!
This picturesque beach park survived the 2018 volcanic eruption. It now has a new spectacular black sand beach, created from the lava that destroyed half of the park.
One of the most unique and fun farmers markets on the Big Island is the SPACE (Seaview Performing Arts Center) market. It is located at BellyAcres - an artistic, sustainable agriculture, and eco-friendly commune. It is also the home the Hiccup Circus where circus performers and local residents...
Nature is a gifted painter! A photo collection of tropical foliage in their glorious colors and mesmerizing leaf patterns. Photographed at the hub author's property in lower Puna on the Big Island of Hawaii.
It's the spectacular annual blooming of the rainbow shower trees in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. Visitors and locals are enthralled by the stunning display of color, beauty and aloha charm from the cascading blossoms. Enjoy this photo gallery!
MacKenzie State Park is a remote but amazingly beautiful 13-acre park located in Puna on the Big Island. It is known as one of the most haunted places in Hawaii.
Abiu is an exotic fruit tree that grows in Hawaii. The bright yellow fruit has a delicate, creamy, sweet taste, with a strong hint of caramel and vanilla.
The annual orchid show in Hilo on the Big Island showcases thousands of orchid specimens from professional and amateur growers. It is a lavish and highly anticipated event among orchid collectors and hobbyists in and outside the state of Hawaii.
The Maku’u Farmers' Market is lively, fun, and famous for its eclectic mix of ethnic foods and abundant local produce. This market reflects the true image of a laid-back and diverse Puna community.
Mountain apple is a beautiful fruit tree that grows in many gardens and farms in Hawaii. It has a unique rose flavor, tastes sweet, and is extremely juicy. Mountain apples are usually eaten fresh or made into jams, pickles, and wines.
Kilauea erupted in 1990, burying the beautiful Kaimu beach under 60 feet of lava. Twenty years later, a new black sand beach is forming where the lava-extended shoreline meets the ocean waves.
The Kapoho Kalapana Road or Red Road travels along the coastline of the lower Puna district on the Big Island. Located south of Pahoa village, this spectacular scenery is reminiscent of old Hawaii.