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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Announces Ultimate Pop-Up Volcano Adventure

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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Announces Ultimate Pop-Up Volcano Adventure

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Announces Ultimate Pop-Up Volcano Adventure Bucket list experience and first ever pop-up by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts features an exploration of the world’s most active volcano, exclusive helicopter journey through hidden valleys and secluded beaches, and a night in a rainforest cottage hideaway Four Seasons Resort Hual?lai announces the first…

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Getting cheated on Caribbean vacation packages

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Getting cheated on Caribbean vacation packages

Getting cheated on Caribbean vacation packages. It used to be that you could count on the quality of a nice vacation in the sun and on a beach for the family. But these days, the resorts have come up with new gimmicks to increase their cash while misleading the public into thinking they are getting…

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Eggspress Cafe knocks it out of the park

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Eggspress Cafe knocks it out of the park

Restaurant Review: Eggspress Cafe is now my favorite go-to-breakfast location near Candlewick Lake. Located in the tiny hamlet of Machesney Park just south of Rockford, Illinois. Their big feature breakfast sandwich: The New Yorker, a fabulous lox and bagel cream cheese sandwich By Ray Hanania I’ve driven past the new breakfast cafe a few times. It’s…

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Geneva Inn restaurant lacking in variety

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Geneva Inn restaurant lacking in variety

Restaurant review: The Geneva Inn Restaurant in Lake Geneva Wisconsin is a typical, regular restaurant overlooking a not-so-typical lake at Lake Geneva. It doesn’t deliver what it promises, and we won’t be going back anytime soon By Ray Hanania I planned a great brunch to celebrate a family event so we decided to go to…

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No Aloha for Obama in Hawaii

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No Aloha for Obama in Hawaii

President Obama was born in Hawaii, something that under other circumstances would be considered a big deal for any state in the union. But President Obama is African American — Black — and Hawaii is very conservative, the hub of the remnants of the old Pearl Harbor military heritage. And apparently they don’t think too much…

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Oahu Travel: How to really enjoy the Hawaiian island

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Oahu Travel: How to really enjoy the Hawaiian island

Hawaii is described as an archipelago of eight Islands long ago known as the “Sandwich Islands.” After the Pineapple lobby based in San Francisco flexed its political and military muscle in 1893 to de-thrown Hawaii’s  Queen, Lili?uokalani, and grab land and resources, the Island became a major vacation resort for wealthy American tourists. Today, Oahu, which is…

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Is handicap parking being abused?

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Is handicap parking being abused?

Too often, I see people briskly step out of their vehicles parked in handicapped parking zones and displaying handicapped licenses plates or handicapped rear view mirror tags. They just don’t look like they need the plates, but who in government is courageous enough to set this abuse straight? By Ray Hanania Three times in the past…

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Travel: Western Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Epic

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Travel: Western Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Epic

Travel: Western Caribbean cruise on the Norwegian Epic By Ray Hanania We cruised the Eastern Caribbean and the ports of the St. Thomas, St. Marten and Nassau in November 2013 over Thanksgiving and we decided to do it again over Thanksgiving in 2014, this time visiting the port cities of Ocho Rios, Cozumel and George Town…

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Travel: Ft. Lauderdale, by Water Taxi

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Travel: Ft. Lauderdale, by Water Taxi

Travel: Ft. Lauderdale, by Water Taxi By Ray Hanania On our second cruise on the Norwegian Epic, this time doing the Western Caribbean itinerary (we did the Eastern Caribbean in November 2013), we decided to spend a few days on land before boarding the boat in Miami, Florida. So we booked a two night stay in…

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Traverse City Winter Comedy festival slated

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Traverse City Winter Comedy festival slated

By Ray Hanania The star-studded lineup for the Fifth Annual “Traverse City Winter Comedy Arts Festival” — the world’s ONLY festival that has six words in its name will feature big name entertainers and comedians, according to a release put out by filmmaker and activist Michael Moore. The festival will be held Feb. 13 –…

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