David Duran

David Duran

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Beginners guide to hawaii kauai 2 article
Beginner’s Guide to Hawaii: Kauai

We began our guide recommending the islands of Maui, Lanai, and Molokai for a perfect blend of tourism and culture. Part two focused on the active and adventurous “Big Island,” as well as the most visited island, Oahu, which offers both the densely populated major city of Honolulu and off-the-beaten-path options, like the North Shore. But we've saved the best for last, so now it’s time for Kauai.

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Beginner's Guide to Hawaii: Oahu and the Big Island

Continuing our three-part series on how to see Hawaii for the first time, this installment moves on to the largest Hawaiian island, as well as the most visited of the six tourist islands. Hawaii is actually made up of eight islands, but Niihau and Kahoolawe are both off limits to tourists without special permission and permits.

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Beginner's Guide to Hawaii: Maui, Lanai, and Molokai

We’ve compiled a three-part series on how to see Hawaii for the first time, and it starts with Maui, which has the perfect mixture of tourism and culture, plus two lesser-known islands: Lanai and Molokai, both of which are easily accessible from Maui and can provide an authentic Hawaiian experience.

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10 Products and Services Every Super Traveler Needs

There are travelers and there are “super travelers,” the savvy ones who are constantly booking new flights and always on the go. These are the frequent flyers who use priority lanes, know exactly which seat to book on each type of aircraft, and essentially feel at home in an airport. For those already at that level, or anyone aspiring to get there, this list will help you reach that super status.

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Inside Washington, D.C.'s Red-Hot Dining Scene

The nation’s capital has become a culinary hot spot in recent years, with top chefs from around the world making their marks on the city. As a result, D.C. is eating up all they have to offer and still wanting more.

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Ultimate Guide to Louisville's Hip Neighborhoods

The city of Louisville, Kentucky—one of the destinations featured on Fodor's Go List 2015—is quickly gaining a new reputation with travelers from all over the world. Known best for the Kentucky Derby and its production of bourbon, this city is now surprising visitors with its unexpectedly hip scene.

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7 Must-See Sights in Bolivia

What most travelers don’t know is that Bolivia offers a lot for the adventure seeker, as well as those set out to explore something new and mostly unseen. From the high peaks of the Andes Mountains, to the hot and sticky jungles of the Amazon, to the mind-blowing salt flats that can be seen from outer space, Bolivia has a little bit of everything.

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Discovering Maui's Cultural Activities

The island is a place where visitors let go and leave feeling refreshed and reinvigorated. A lot of that is solely based on the chilled out atmosphere that permeates the air, and that is due to the Hawaiian culture that is part of each and every local on the island.

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Affordable Things To Do In San Diego

When planning that trip of your dreams, finding the right balance of affordable and splurge is key. San Diego does have lots to splurge on, but equally, the city and county have a variety of fun, family-friendly, and budget conscience activities too.

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Best Fort Lauderdale Vacation Spots

Greater Fort Lauderdale is one of the most visited destinations in the United States. There’s no doubt about it, the weather is almost always perfect and the beach is always calling. The area itself has continued to develop over the past decade and more and more attractions, culinary options, shopping and nightlife have come to town.

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5 Can't-Miss Spa Treatments in Bangkok

Many travelers headed to Bangkok look forward to spoiling themselves with budget-friendly massages in parlors on the city's streets. While cheap, these options are often unprofessional and disappointing. For a fraction of the cost of a quality massage in the United States, spending a bit more and indulging in a spa treatment at one of Bangkok's luxury hotels, home to some of the best spa facilities in the world, is the best choice for anyone in need of a little pampering.

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Tropical Treasures - Tahiti and The Islands of French Polynesia

French Polynesia may not seem like your typical vacation spot, but it has some of the best hotels in the world, insanely gorgeous waters and a wide range of activities to occupy your time when you’re not sipping from a coconut. And paradise isn’t as far as most would imagine—just eight hours from Los Angeles.

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Get to Know Oahu's North Shore

Hawaii has some of the most-visited islands in the world, and of the six major islands, Oahu welcomes the most visitors, especially to the south side of the island's famous Waikiki Beach and the city of Honolulu. The south side is great and has everything you could want on vacation in Hawaii, but for those looking for a bit more of an authentic Hawaii experience, the North Shore on Oahu is popular with travelers who are looking for a more laid-back and local vibe.

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Rain and Thunder Can't Stop #LoveIsLove

What was meant to be a mass beach wedding to celebrate marriage equality in Florida, on the normally sunny sands of Fort Lauderdale, quickly turned to a last-minute reorganization at the fabulous W Hotel across the street, where the champagne-toast reception was scheduled for immediately after the ceremony.

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Instagram Envy: Grand Wailea, Maui 

The whole point of Instagram is to show off some great shots and when on vacation, it's a way for users to boast a little about where they are. Now when visiting Hawaii, it's pretty hard to take a bad photo of all the island beauty, but sometimes...you don't even need to leave your hotel to get those photos that will cause pure envy.