view from above Avalon, Catalina

Winter Warm-up in Los Angeles

hiking griffith park in los angeles

I’ve lost track of how many years I’ve called the San Francisco Bay Area home, but I always get excited about planning a trip to Los Angeles. Southern California and Northern California may call the same state home, but it’s safe to say a bit of a rivalry exists. LA was where I spent my college days, and fell in love with summer-like weather that’s typical all year long.

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Hawaiian Turtle in water

Set Sail in Hawaii

One of the toughest things about planning a trip to Hawaii is deciding where to visit. Flights between the islands can get pricey and eat up valuable vacation time. So how do you cover a lot of ground without coming home feeling like you need a vacation? Small ship cruising has a huge advantage when it comes to travel because you can unpack once and wake up just about every morning in a new spot.

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Sunrise at Travaasa Hana

Why We Travel

Sunrise at Travaasa Hana

Think about your last vacation. How did you decide where you wanted to go? Was it the destination? The climate? Maybe even the food?

Traditionally, when it comes to traveling, it’s about the destination. You may decide, I’d really like to go to see Hawaii, so you book plane tickets and then start looking at the all the options and activities you have to choose from while you’re there.

But more and more, it’s the activity or even the food that’s the inspiration for the travel.

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