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The Road to Hana

One of the top things to do in Maui, potentially right below catching the sunrise on Haleakala, is the famous road to Hana. Located right on the eastern end of Maui, the small town of Hana is widely known, not quite for the town itself, but for the journey towards it. Unsurprisingly, it can be overwhelming figuring out where to stop along the way, but to help any future Maui goers, we’ve put our itinerary here which hits some beautiful sights, memorable surprises, and a couple of spots that  ...

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Lisbon: Belem and Alfama

Following our short trip to Sintra, the next two days in Lisbon were spent in two of its famous neighborhoods, Belem and Alfama. We chose to spend the first day exploring the coastal town of Belem because we had gotten a glimpse of it on our Sintra tour and wanted to see what else the neighborhood had to offer. After leaving the metro station and doing some walking, Kristine and I found the Pont du Avril and immediately saw its resemblance to the Golden Gate Bridge. (It looked identical!)  ...

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Lisbon: A Day Trip to Sintra

If Madrid is the city that took my heart, Lisbon is the city that took my breath away. After meeting with Kristine at the Lisbon airport, we managed to successfully navigate through Lisbon’s metro system and when we emerged from the Baixa Chiado station, we were greeted by a stunning view of the city. For some reason, I had come to Lisbon thinking that there wouldn’t be a huge difference from Spain, but I was so wrong. (…and extremely ignorant!) Lisbon is often referred to as San  ...

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