Almost all hotels are located on the sunnier and warmer Kona side, though the very rainy Hilo side has more to do. When we honeymooned in Hawaii we rented a treehouse near the volcano using VRBO…it was awesome and is definitely the way to go if you want to stay on the Hilo/Volcano side as the hotels around Hilo are few and pitiful. … [Read more...] about DansMeals: Hawaii For The Kosher Traveler. Part 2: The Big Island of Hawaii
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The Great Ocean Road is magnificent. The only thing I can personally compare it to is the Road to Hana on Maui. There are many differences though. The Great Ocean Road is significantly longer. The Great Ocean Road measures 168 miles from Geelong to Warrnambool. The Road to Hana from Kahului to Hana is 47 miles. The Road to Hana is more about waterfalls, hiking, and vistas overlooking the ocean, while the Great Ocean Road is much closer to the ocean for a many portions of the trip. The Great Ocean Road simply can’t be done as a day trip, while the Road to Hana can be if you get started early enough in the morning. The purpose of both of these drives is the drive itself, not the destination. Both roads have a loop to go back a different way, the Road to Hana has an incredible loop to return with and there are multiple loop options when you done with the Great Ocean Road. Driving either of these 2 routes can be hair-raising at times, but personally I loved them … [Read more...] about Round-The-World Trip Notes, Part 3: Melbourne, Australia.
NY Times: “Don’t miss the unique and addicting pizze, dense bricks of sweet dough bursting with whole almonds, pine nuts, raisins and chunks of candied fruit (price varies by weight; a typical pizza goes for about 3 euro each). Baked throughout the day to keep up with demand, they’re usually warm and, like most of the forno’s sweets, are burnt almost to a crisp on top.” … [Read more...] about Trip Notes Rome: Veni, Vidi, Vici In 48 Hours; United Polaris First Class And Polaris Lounge Review