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Hawaii: Kona is for chillin’

Hawaii: Kona is for chillin’

Kona (or Kailua-Kona as the post office calls it) is the main town on the western side of Hawaii. It was established in 1812 by King Kamehameha I as the capital of the new Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. After the capital moved on to Lāhainā and then to Honolulu, Kona was primarily...

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Hawaii: Lava and fountain grass

Hawaii: Lava and fountain grass

Lava flows look forbidding. You’d think nothing could grow on lava. But on the eastern side of Hawaii, which is blessed with abundant rainfall, we saw ferns, especially the Asian sword fern (Nephrolepis brownii), and even ʻōhiʻa lehua trees (Metrosideros polymorpha) growing right out the lava.

Things are different here in...

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Hawaii: Thunder Mountain Coffee Plantation

Hawaii: Thunder Mountain Coffee Plantation

When people think of the Big Island of Hawaii, two things come to mind above all else: volcanoes and Kona coffee. The volcanic legacy is everywhere, not just in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Kona coffee is just as ubiquitous; virtually every store sells it, and virtually every sweet treat...

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Eddie Bauer Launches Outdoor Adventure App

Eddie Bauer Launches Outdoor Adventure App

Eddie Bauer IPhone App.A new outdoor enthusiasts App for IPhone, described as "revolutionary" by Eddie Bauer, has more than 10,000 U.S. locations for nine different outdoor activities. The App is designed to provide a resource for discovering and plann...

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Hawaii: Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau

Hawaii: Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau

Here’s a tongue twister for you: Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau. Hawaiian is a seemingly difficult language to pronounce, but it really isn’t. The key is to break words into individual syllables. So Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau is pronounced “poo-oo-HO-new-ah o HAW-now-now.” Easy, isn’t it? Not!

Hōnaunau is a small town south of Kailua-Kona, the...

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Sacramento Magazine
Grape Days of Summer


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Vic’s to Gunther’s Ice Cream Walk

Jul 30, 2014


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New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beer & Film Tour

Jul 30, 2014


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American Cheese Society’s Festival of Cheese & Cheese Sale

Jul 30, 2014


Tahoe Truckee Outdoor
34th Annual Squaw Valley Mountain Run this weekend

34th Annual Squaw Valley Mountain Run this weekend


The view looking down on High Camp.

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