Honolulu is home to many fantastic restaurants. The popularity of Hawai’i has attracted travelers from all over to make the state their home and open thriving businesses. The Barefoot Beach Cafe is one of the many restaurants opened by people who made Hawai’i home. This is a great place to stop for breakfast, but get there early because the lines get long quickly. Plan to spend less than $15.
No trip to Honolulu is complete without making the trek to Diamond Head. This walk will take some time to get to the great view but it’s worth the walk. It’s Hawai’i’s most recognized landmark and known for its hiking trail. The view of the coast is magnificent and offers visitors an unparalleled view of the island. The crater was formed 300,000 years ago during an explosive eruption. Once everything settled it looked like a diamond. The fee is $5 per car and $1 per person.
Try O’Kims for lunch. This Asian-fusion restaurant is the perfect place to settle in for an interesting lunch. Try a few different things from the menu and you won’t be sorry. All the food is delicious. Budget around $20 for a lunch with a few different items.
After lunch, visit Iolani Palace. This palace was the home to the royals of Hawai’i and rulers of the Kingdom of Hawai’i. This is a great place to learn about the history of the state and about the royal families. Not many people are aware Hawai’i used to be a kingdom that governed itself and it’s interesting to learn about.
For a moderately priced dinner, eat at Karai Crab. This restaurant offers great Cajun seafood options in a lively atmosphere. Seafood restaurants on islands usually have fresh seafood and you can expect that here. Plan to spend around $30.
Breweries are everywhere today and, while many craft and microbreweries specialize in particular styles of beer, few are quite as specialized as Ghent Gruut Brewery in Ghent, Belgium. Here, the current craze for hop-heavy India Pale Ales is entirely eschewed as absolutely no hops at all are used in the brewing process. Before you clamor to claim this can’t be beer at all as everyone knows the four ingredients of beer are grain, water, yeast, and hops, consider hops weren’t actually added to beer until the 13th century. Before then, all beers were flavored with herbs and spices, or gruut, as the French population of medieval Ghent called them.
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For many couples, honeymoons serve as a once-in-a-lifetime luxurious trip, often fulfilling a bucket list destination or experience. South Africa is one of those places. The country offers a variety of experiences, whether you want a relaxing or adventurous honeymoon.
Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., with some of the most beautiful views of the nation’s capital, Alexandria, Virginia, is one of the most endearing small cities in America. From the historic charm of Old Town to the artistic development of the waterfront and the bohemian flair of Del Ray, Alexandria has something for everyone. With increased attention comes an ever-exploding culinary scene and, despite its size, Alexandria already overflows with excellent options. These five will give you the best representation of the city’s diverse scene.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Picking a destination is perhaps the most important part of planning a trip with your family. If your group includes small children, there are some destinations better suited to your needs than others. Consider these spots for your next trip with the little ones.