The island of Huahine is a destination port for Windstar Cruises, Paul Gauguin and Oceania Cruise excursions. Part of the Society islands, Huahine was once home to Tahitian royalty and is known as the Garden Island for its rich green color and foliage. Arriving on the island you can see rich hues of green everywhere with the sun filtering light into the deeper parts of the foliage. The island has only 6000 inhabitants and has a standard ring road for getting around the island.
Travel to Malta for a destination that will satisfy your wanderlust for ancient civilizations, intricate architecture and a culture rich with history. Malta, located in the Mediterranean Sea, just south of Sicily and north of Africa, is actually an archipelago of three islands. Besides Malta, there is Gozo and Comino, both smaller than the main island but with their own rich and ancient history and epic scenery. It has a long history spanning centuries of colonial occupation, from the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs and France to Britain in more recent times.
Make your winter holiday visit to Washington D.C. special at the U.S. Botanic Garden exhibit. The holiday season elevates this local attraction to a top thing to do in DC with it's amazing train and model exhibit. This year it is all about train stations from around the country vs the 2017 display features model trains traveling through an exhibit of roadside attratctions from around the country with each state represented. Fair warning that this is a busy exhibit, typically with lines and parking in the area over the holidays is very limited. This is a great family excursion exploring the 50 state road side attraction while trains whistle by and Thomas the tank engine chugs along its tracks.
Tradtional Season's Greetings includes pine trees and pine wreaths but get ready for something unique. Your visit to the Botanic Gardens will deliver you an architecutral experience of how plant materials are used to build the models of many of the Washington D.C. landmarks. There are twelve plant-based model in the 2017 exhibit that incorporate materials such as corriander seeds, willow sticks, pine cone scales and over 70 more plant materials. It would be a great eye spy game to try and find each and every plant material used on the models. This is painstaking work with U.S. Capitol builidng taking over 600 hours to construct but what an amazing sight. Models on exhibit this year are include the following:
Albert Einstein Memorial
The 2018 hoilday exhibit feature train stations from around the country which is so appropriate because there are trains. You can read more about this years exhibit here.
Biltmore Depot North Carolina 1896
Cannondale Metro-North Railroad Station Connecticut 1852
Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal New Jersey 1889
Chattanooga Train Shed Tennesse 1859
Cincinnati Union Terminal Ohio 1933
Citrus Train and Citrus Groves Diorama Florida 1925
Dinosaur Depot -- --
East Glacier Park Station Montana 1912
Ellicott City Station Maryland 1830
Gettysburg Lincoln Railroad Station Pennsylvania 1859
Grain Elevator Minnesota --
Grain Fields Kansas --
Grand Canyon Depot Arizona 1910
Grand Central Terminal New York 1871
Kirkwood Missouri Pacific Station Missouri 1839
Lahaina Station Hawaii 1970
Los Angeles Union Station California 1939
Michigan Central Station Michigan 1913
North Bennington Depot Vermont 1880
North Pole Station -- --
Peanut Farms Alabama --
Pennsylvania Station (interior) New York 1910
Pikes Peak Cog Railway Colorado 1891
Point of Rocks Station Maryland 1860s
Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot Utah 1909
Santa Fe Depot California 1887
Santa Fe Depot Oklahoma 1928
Union Station Washington 1910
Union Station D.C. 1907
Viaduct Train Hotel Maryland 1873
Vicksburg Train Barge Mississippi 1907
There are more than 40 roadside exhibits at the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory this year expressing America's love for the automobile. If you are a Route 66 enthusiast you will recognize many of the attractions. But there is so much more like the first on the list below that honors one of the most destructive pest ever on U.S. soil.
Boll Weevil Monument Alabama
Cadillac Ranch Texas
Coffee Pot and Cup Water Towers Iowa
Coney Island Hot Dog Stand Colorado
Corn Palace South Dakota
Dinosaur Park Dinosaurs South Dakota
Earn of Corn Water Tower Minnesota
Elwood, The World’s Tallest Concrete Gnome Iowa
Golden Driller Statue Oklahoma
Hollywood Sign California
Jimmy Carter Peanut Statue Georgia
Jolly Green Giant Statue Minnesota
Leaning Tower of Niles Illinois
Lucy the Elephant New Jersey
Mr. Potato Head Statue Rhode Island
Mt. Rushmore South Dakota
Niagara Falls and Maid of the Mist Boat New York
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox Minnesota
Peachoid Water Tower South Carolina, Alabama
Pineapple Water Tower Hawaii
Randy’s Donuts California
Route 66 Diner New Mexico
Santa Monica Pier California
Sapp Bros. Coffee Pot Water Tower Nebraska
See Rock City Barn Tennessee
Spoonbridge and Cherry Minnesota
Teapot Dome Gas Station Washington
The Big Chair Washington, D.C.
The Big Duck New York
The Blue Whale Oklahoma
Twistee Treat Florida, Texas, New York, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois
Volkswagen Beetle Spider Iowa, Alabama, California, Nevada, Idaho, Pennsylvania
Watermelon Water Tower Texas
Wawona Tree Tunneled Sequoia California
“Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” Sign Nevada
Willis Tower (aka Sears Tower) Illinois
World’s Largest Basket Ohio
World’s Largest Bat Kentucky
World’s Largest Chili Pepper New Mexico
World’s Largest Pecan Texas
World’s Largest Pistachio New Mexico
This evocative travel video of the sumptious new W Punta de Mita resort on the Pacific coast of Mexico is thoroughly captivating and will have you asking when can we go? The lush tropical setting and the sleek modern decor in vivid eye-popping colors reflects the culture of the Riviera Nayarit and a bohemian theme which together creates a dazzling exotic feel to the resort. The overall design is very interesting and appealing. The resort evokes a cool hipster vibe that awakens your senses. The luxurious rooms/villas mirror the common areas with lively colorful decor and are beautifully appointed with Huichol details. We were unable to determine exactly what the "W" stands for, some say Whatever/Whenever, but from the reviews it seems to mean "Wow!".
Looking for a totally relaxing and romantic vacation escape? This travel video will lure you with calming messages that will entice you to book a vacation of complete relaxation and rejuvenation at one of the Zoëtry Wellness And Spa Resorts in the Caribbean or Mexico. This captivating video will encourage you to plan a luxury getaway where pampering is taken to a whole new level. It's a vacation that will nourish your body and soul and allow your senses to be awakened through the art of living well.
Take an epic tour through some of the most stunning landscapes in western North America in this extraordinary travel video that will take you through Alberta Canada, beautiful Banff National Park in Alberta, Vancouver Island down the coast to the Pacific Northwest USA cities of Seattle and San Francisco and all the way south to Los Angeles and even Mexico, to name a few spectacular locations. The preview image of the video, beautiful Lake Moraine in Banff, Canada, immediately caught our attention, and the video that followed was simply amazing. If you've ever dreamed of exploring all these breathtaking places, then let this extraordinary video take you there.
For more information about Jasper and Banff National Parks, take a look at our video article here.
Kayaking like you've never seen before. GoPro has captured amazing footage of Dane Jackson's extreme kayaking adventures. Probably not for everyone, but you can experience his unbelievable feat from the comfort of your chair. Watching this you may even feel your heart race a bit and find yourself holding your breath as he dives over the waterfall.
GoPro Athlete Dane Jackson ventures to a kayaker's paradise in Veracruz, Mexico to chase some of the most challenging waterfalls in the world. Shot 100% on the HERO4® Black camera from http://GoPro.com. Get stoked and subscribe: http://goo.gl/HgVXpQ Music William Ryan Fritch "Till Fresh Earth II" http://www.williamryanfritch.com/
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The clock begins with sunrise, a morning golf game, breakfast, a leisurely boat ride to view nature, maybe a bike ride, then of course lounging in your beach chair, a delicious lunch, afternoon cocktails, a massage, gourmet dinner, and much more. This video shows you what you can be doing every hour of the day, and we're pretty sure these activities would be your dream day in the Caribbean too.