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Hawaiian souvenir shopping guide for Maui

Hawaiian Souvenirs: Shopping in Kihei

When shopping for Hawaiian souvenirs, the Kihei Kalama Village and the open air market on S. Kihei Road are must-stop destinations! There is a little bit of everything between these two locales from touristy knick-knacks (made in China) to more authentic Hawaiian treasures.  You will find lei, Hawaiian print shirts and wraps, Pacific black pearls, …

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Exploring Hawaii's coral reefs, marine life, and pristine blue waters is an absolute requirement while visiting Maui. Head out on a glorious snorkeling adventure to Molokini with the Pride of Maui!

Snorkeling Adventure to Molokini

Exploring Hawaii’s coral reefs, marine life, and pristine blue waters is an absolute requirement while visiting Maui.  Head out on a glorious snorkeling adventure to Molokini with the Pride of Maui!   *This post was written in collaboration with the Pride of Maui. All opinions are 100% my own.* Can you believe it? I have …

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An afternoon Tour at Blount Mansion. Check out this historic house of Knoxville. Home of William Blount. Wonderful piece of Southern and American history.

An Afternoon Tour at Blount Mansion

As a newcomer to Knoxville and a public historian, I’ve made it my goal to visit all of the 7 historic homes of Knoxville. I like to start learning about a new city by delving into its past! So far I’ve spent a festive evening at the Mabry-Hazen House and a lovely afternoon tour at …

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Maby-Hazen House. Read about this historic house on penderandpeony.com

Visiting the Mabry-Hazen House

Gunfights, Civil War strategy, lawsuits, and scandal mark much of the history of the Mabry-Hazen House, but from its serene perch atop Mabry’s Hill with towering magnolia trees shading the wide veranda you could hardly imagine this notorious past. The Mabry-Hazen House was home to three generations of the same family and showcases their original …

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Touring Brookgreen Gardens

All these gorgeous spring blooms have me fantasizing about our tour through Brookgreen Gardens this past summer.  Brookgreen is just south of Myrtle Beach down in Murrells Inlet. With thousands of acres of gardens to explore, Brookgreen offers a mezmerizing blend of horticulture and art.     In the early 1930’s Archer and Anna Hyatt …

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