• Kauai Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
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    Kauai Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    From an eye-popping coastline to a colossal canyon… from ancient cultures to cool coastal vibes, if ever there were an island where all things bloom, surely it is Kauai. It once took mariners months to reach her shores, but today, the Hawaiian island of Kauai is just a six-hour flight from mainland USA, or a half-hour flight from Honolulu. Kauai is the tip of a giant volcano, which rose from the Pacific floor over 5 million years ago. The waves brought coconuts. The birds brought seed, and the mountains, rain. By the time the legendary Polynesian navigator Hawai’iloa arrived, Kauai was a veritable garden, ready to nourish all with her…

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    Quito Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    San Francisco de Quito, the capital of Ecuador, sits at over 9,000 feet above sea level. Quito’s volcanic peaks straddle the equator, the invisible line around the center of the Earth after which this South American country was named. Located high in the Andes, on the bulge of the equatorial line, Quito is the closest national capital to the sun. Fitting for a place at the intersection of two hemispheres, there is symmetry everywhere you look. As a meeting point between two equal halves, Quito is all about balance. Just like the Earth, it’s intersected by an imaginary line, separating the UNESCO-protected Old Town from the trendy New Town, mirroring…

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    Lake Tahoe Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    Filled with over 39 trillion gallons of pure Sierra snowmelt and pushed a mile into the Californian and Nevada skies, Lake Tahoe is the USA’s largest alpine lake, and one of the country’s oldest, year-round vacation playgrounds. Lake Tahoe has forever drawn travellers to its shores, from the Native Americans who call this place Big Water, to the trappers, timber cutters and pioneers who followed. In the 1870s, an awestruck Mark Twain wrote, “to breathe the same air as angels, you must go to Tahoe”. By the time the 20th century rolled ‘round, lodges, taverns and casinos had sprung up all around Tahoe’s shoreline catering to legions of weary city…

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    Margaret River Wine Region Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    The Margaret River region juts out from the south-west coast of Australia, into the waters where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet. Mother Nature was in very fine form the day she put this place together. The Margaret River Region, or Margs as locals like to call it, is place of abundance. It’s a playground, a place of stunning beaches and over 50 world-class surf spots. It’s a pantry, a place that wherever you go, something delicious is being put before you. It’s a garden, where ancient Karri forests give way to coastal heath carpeted with thousands of species of orchids and wildflowers. The Margaret River region runs down the…

  • Nashville Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
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    Nashville Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    From old-world charm to the new frontiers of Southern style… from high culture to hot chicken and honky tonks, Nashville is a greatest-hits package few other cities can top. Nashville sits in the heart of Tennessee, just a four-hour flight from Los Angeles and a two-hour flight from New York City. Nashville also sits at the heart of some of the greatest music ever to hit the airwaves of America. From lonesome cowboy blues to boot scootin’ boogies, since the earliest days of vinyl Nashville has produced a never-ending stream of country classics. Today, music makers and music lovers of every genre make the pilgrimage to Music City USA, hoping…

  • Monterey Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
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    Monterey Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    The city of Monterey sits on the central Californian coastline, a scenic five-hour drive north from Los Angeles, and an easy two-hour drive south from San Francisco. Perched on the edge of a marine sanctuary larger in size than Yellowstone and twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, Monterey’s wild majesty has long humbled those who’ve walked her rugged shores. This is a place where the upwelling of cold, dark Pacific currents lifts a bounty of sea life and mystery onto the shore. This is a place where the breath of the sea shapes both stone and wood, and has stirred the imaginations of artists and writers like Salvador Dali…

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    Lanzarote Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    Lanzarote is the easternmost island of the Spanish archipelago known as the Canary Islands. Lanzarote was created by volcanic forces millions of years ago and its people have embraced the beauty of its stunning landscape in unique and creative ways. Over the generations, many myths have abounded about the Canary Islands. Its original inhabitants believed the volcanic mountains to be the home of the gods, while early scholars believed the area to be the uppermost mountains of the Lost City of Atlantis. With its spectacular landscapes, organic architecture and striking beaches, Lanzarote is perhaps the most magical of all the Canary Islands. There is no better place to begin your…

  • Guernsey Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
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    Guernsey Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    Just a 45-minute flight from Englandk and a 30-minute flight from France is Guernsey, the second largest of the Channel Islands. Just 25 square miles in area, this pocket-sized British Crown dependency is big on sunshine, serenity and history. Separated from the French coast of Normandy 8000 years ago by rising sea levels, Guernsey’s fortunes have been periodically shaped by the crosswinds of trade, and the crossfire of war. For those who’ve called this island home, Guernsey has long been a safe harbour, a place of pride and inspiration. Guernsey’s capital, St. Peter Port, was a trading post long before the Romans settled here around the year 200. Today, this…

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    Baton Rouge Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    Baton Rouge lies along the banks of the legendary Mississippi in southeast Louisiana. It is the state’s capital, famous for its sports-mad universities, its cultural fusion and of course, its laid-back southern charm. Larger-than-life legends of politics, music and sport weave their way through the pages of Baton Rouge’s storied past. From the days when a red stick (or Baton Rouge) marked the boundary between native tribes, to its subsequent administration by France, Britain and Spain, transformation has been built into the DNA of this city. In 1846, a stroke of the pen made it the Louisiana State Capital – providing a moral alternative to what was then considered “sinful”…

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    Sunshine Coast Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

    Australia’s Sunshine Coast is just over an hour north of Queensland’s capital, Brisbane. Generously blessed by mother nature, one side offers 60 miles of spectacular coastline the other, tranquil hinterland. The Sunshine Coast is where Australia goes to relax. Endless golden beaches, water warm enough to swim year-round and an easygoing attitude, make this the perfect place to slow down, unwind and simply enjoy yourself. In this beautiful region, the casual glamour of Noosa, gently merges into the family fun of Caloundra and blends with the artistic flair of the hinterland. The Sunshine Coast’s most famous town is Noosa Heads an indulgent and stylish getaway that attracts many of the…