Hanalei

Ahh, Hanalei. I daydream about this place more than anywhere else that doesn’t involve skiing, which is funny because it’s about as far from snow as you can get. If you’ve found a more perfect beach town – anywhere – please let me know where it is. We went to Kauai for a week this summer, and although we stayed […]

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Princeville

Like the other major islands in the Hawaiian chain, the North Shore of Kauai is the windward side of the island, meaning that during most of year it’s comparatively rainy and receives large, strong waves. That’s great for tropical vegetation and expert surfers, which are both in abundance. But if you’re someone looking for a relaxing beach vacation, it’s not […]

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Burien

To be fair, this post isn't specifically about Burien itself. I'm sure this suburb, a few miles south of Seattle near the airport, is a good place to live, but there isn't anything especially remarkable to visit there...unless you happen to know s...

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Vieques

On paper, Vieques is idyllic: a Caribbean island, 21 miles long by 4 miles wide, with only 9,000 residents, no stoplights, no megaresorts, and an airport that can't handle anything larger than a Cessna. There are gorgeous sandy beaches with water ...

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