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Amazing Views in Beautiful Kauai

Friday, December 19th, 2008

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Hawaii has lots of beautiful islands to choose from, but if you can only visit one, choose Kauai.  The oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands, the “Garden Isle” has been featured in many movies including the animated film “Lilo & Stitch” and the dinosaur flick “Jurassic Park.”  As you arrive on the island you are sure to be taken aback by the sheer magnificence of it all, and to be certain that you see everything there is to see it is suggested that you take a guided tour.

On one of the many helicopter tours available, you can marvel at the gorgeous scenery from above, which is an opportunity that you do not want to miss.  There is nothing quite like the high you will feel as you soar above the islands and experience them from all angles.  You will have the chance to see Nawiliwili Harbor, Waimea Canyon, and Menehune Fishpond, which is rumored to have been built by leprechauns entirely in one night.  You will also float over Kipu Kai and the Tunnel of Trees, as well as Olokele Canyon and Na Pali.

If you are looking to have your fun on the ground, consider taking an ATV tour and navigating your way through thick vegetation to the Kahili Mountain Range or to the Koloa Plantation, depending on which tour you choose.  With the latter, you may even get to see a spectacular whale show as you travel along the Poipu shoreline.  This typically happens from December through March.  The former features amazing views of a private waterfall which, if you are feeling adventurous, you can go cliff-jumping near later in the day.

Visit Kauai and you will be in for the experience of a lifetime.  Don’t forget to bring extra film for your camera since you will be snapping continuously from beginning to end, and keep an eye on for more exciting options for your Hawaiian vacation.

Photo Opportunities Abound in Brazil

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Brazil is the largest and most populated country in South America.  It is also the only Portuguese-speaking nation in the Americas.  There are, not surprisingly, many activities to suit your fancy, whether you are interested in taking a scenic bicycle tour, taking in a show, or taking it all in on a helicopter tour over Rio de Janeiro.  Whatever your mood, there is sure to be a tour or activity that is a perfect match.

If variety is what you are looking for, check out the Rio Special Tour, which includes the Botanical Gardens, Maracanã, and the MAC Museum in Rio de Janeiro.  The Botanical Gardens feature approximately 7,000 species of tropical plants.  Founded in 1808, it serves as both a popular attraction for tourists and a research institute.  You cannot miss the towering royal palms, which stand at about 100 feet tall.   Maracanã, one of the world’s largest stadiums, currently seats 95,000 people who come to watch one of the many soccer clubs in Rio de Janeiro compete.  It is currently slated to be the site of the 2014 World Cup.  A visit to the MAC Museum, which houses over 1,000 paintings and sculptures from local artists, will satisfy your artistic desires.  Designed by Oscar Niemeyer in 1991 and completed in 1996, this flying saucer shaped building draws in many an art connoisseur and the views of Rio are out of sight.

For those looking for a peaceful drive through a placid setting, the Sugar Loaf Cable Car Tour is a must.  Ride up above the trees and peer down at the gorgeous sights below.  Take a mental picture of the sparkling Guanabara Bay and catch a great view of Copacabana Beach.  You will also see the Rio-Niteró Bridge and Corcovado Hill along the way.

For a more active look at beautiful Rio de Janeiro, take a historic walking tour.   On this tour, you will visit the São Bento Monastery, a Benedictine complex where Gregorian chants are still recited on Sundays.  This incredible building was completed in 1641.  Also on the agenda is the Candelaria, Uruguaiana Street, and the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Brazil is a wonderful place to visit, whether you have a few days or a few weeks to do it.  For more ideas on how to make the most of your trip, visit  You will be so glad that you decided to incorporate these fun and educational activities into your vacation.

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