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Life is Better at the Lake

Did you know that you can rent a cabin in a lot of state parks? This is a totally new discovery for me, but two weekends ago S. and I did just that to celebrate our four year wedding anniversary.  We rented a little cabin on the lake at Big Ridge State Park, and it …

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Experience the aloha spirit and Hawaiian Ho'okipa at a joyful Hawaiian luau.

Aloha! A Hawaiian Luau

Experience the aloha spirit and Hawaiian Ho’okipa at a joyful Hawaiian luau. Aloha! While traveling in Maui this Southern girl truly felt the aloha spirit.  It was evident everywhere we went from the warm greetings of “Aloha!” to the giving of lei and the ready extension of a helping hand to the pleasant conversation offered …

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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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