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Claire’s Tips

Galapagos Islands – Which One is Right For You

  Snorkel with sea lions, soak up the sun with the iguanas, or simply marvel at the natural beauty that surrounds you – just a typical day in the Galapagos Archipelago! Situated 600 miles off the coast of Equador, this isolated haven of biodiversity remains nature’s greatest science lab, home to dazzling array of birds,…

Claire’s Top Attractions for Kauai

Waimea Canyon – This is the largest canyon in the Pacific and truly a dramatic sight to behold. Though smaller than the Grand Canyon, Waimea rivals the beauty. Numerous lookouts and hikes offer terrific views of every aspect of this natural wonder. Hanalei Valley Kalalau – This lookout in Koke’s State Park stands 400 feet…

Claire’s Top Attractions for Maui

Drive the Road to Hana – This scenic drive along the coast offers gorgeous views including black-sand beaches, lush jungles and waterfalls. It takes about 2 ½ hours with no stops. But be prepared because there are about 620 curves – so it makes for a windy trip. Haleakala National Park & Crater – In…

Favorite Travel Apps

The best way to determine if an app is any good – for me at least – is to download it and try it out. Some have too many bells and whistles some don’t have enough features…and really often it is just about person preference so here are my favorite apps for travel: First is…

Best Travel Websites

In theory – the web should make things easier for travelers, but there are so many online services out there that it can often be more overwhelming than useful.  Claire Newell joins us now with some of her picks to get you started planning your travel online. There really are so many useful websites out…