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Merrie Monarch Parade in Hilo Hawaii 2016

Merrie Monarch Parade in Hilo Hawaii

Merrie Monarch Parade in Hilo, Hawaii The Merrie Monarch parade caps a week long celebration of hula dance, music performance and creative arts in Hilo, Hawaii. It was a beautiful day celebrating the best parade filled with tropical flowers, beauty queens, colorful floats and bands from across the United states marching the parade route through downtown Hilo. Not only […]

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Merrie Monarch Festivals 2016 Ho'ike night

Merrie Monarch Festivals 2016 Ho’ike night

Merrie Monarch Festivals 2016 Ho’ike night   The entire week of Merrie Monarch festivals in Hilo, Hawaii celebrates everything focused on hula dance, art and other creative performances. Many of the Hilo performance venues are free and open to the public except for the competition night events which are always in demand and sold out […]

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Lisu villas and lush tropical landscapes

Hill tribe stay in Northern Thailand

  A hill tribe visit and stay in Northern Thailand   My driver picked me up from my Chiang  Mai hotel early afternoon for a short one hour trip to the Lisu hill tribe in Northern Thailand. This area has been settled with a variety of tribes that immigrated from various parts of China, Tibet and […]

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Parmigiana at the Fancy food show

The Fancy Food Show – Travel Photo Mondays

Eating my way through the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco   It was my first sample bite: sharp, edgy and bursting with flavor.  It was just the perfect first bite of cheese and not just any cheese, it was from an entire wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano from Parma in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. I’m already in heaven and wanting to […]

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Alcatraz island and exploring the island

Alcatraz island and exploring the island

Alcatraz island:  an art exhibit, penitentiary and exploring the island   Hard to believe that it has been over 20 years since I’ve visited Alcatraz island in the middle of San Francisco bay.  I haven’t had a desire to visit the island until I heard about a current show happening at the same time which […]

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Downtown Vegas is Where It's At

Downtown Vegas is Where It’s At

Did you know that downtown Vegas is where it’s at? It seems like Downtown Las Vegas is giving the strip a run for the money –  attracting locals and visitors; showing that Downtown Vegas is where it’s at! What is spurring on this interest in reviving the downtown area? There’s a combination of events including redevelopment and […]

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