203. The French Quarter – New Orleans, LA

While I did post previously about Bourbon Street,which is technically in the French Quarter, I feel for the most part they are worlds apart. Bourbon Street is a racey no holds barred non-stop party, a bit smellier and dirtier than any other street in the French Quarter and not a place for families with small children. I do, however, think a family could plan a relatively decent vacation in New Orleans while keeping off of […]

202. Bourbon Street – New Orleans, LA

Whenever the subject of Bourbon Street comes up, I find either people love it or hate it. There doesn’t seem to be any gray area amongst people I’ve talked to who’ve been and even the reviews on TripAdvisor are split 50/50. I, however, do both love and hate it and there is a lot of gray area. I’ve been to New Orleans several times and the first day I’m there, I always hit Bourbon Street. […]

201. Madison Farmers Market – Madison, WI

Held on the Capitol Square in Madison, Wisconsin every Saturday of the month from 6:30am-2:00pm, this farmers market is the best I’ve ever been to.  So much so, that we drive 2 hours just to get there.  It’s one of my favorite ways to spend a summer Saturday though and we usually make a whole day of it.  There is always something going on in the area around Capitol Square, the mood always festive, and […]

200. Larsen’s Beach – Kilauea, Kauai

Larsen’s Beach is located in a secluded area on Kauai’s northeastern shore. There is no road that leads all the way to the beach, and the one that leads near it is a dirt road. It is also quite a steep mile hike down to the beach on an overgrown Kaua’i red earth path. If it has been raining (and it does a lot on the North Shore) then expect slippery sections and some trail […]

199. Na Pali Coast Helicopter Tour – Kauai, Hawaii

This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and definitely the most memorable hour of our entire trip. Only 10% of Kauai is viewable by car so we decided what better way to see the other 90% than by air. After much research, we chose Jack Harter Helicopter Tours http://www.helicopters-kauai.com/tour.html for their safety record and great reviews on both Yelp and TripAdvisor. And, although priced higher than their competitors, they were the only helicopter company […]

198. Hanalei Bay – Hanalei, Kauai

We loved this beach and town so much that we actually came twice. The first time was on our way back from Ke’e Beach to watch the sunset from the famous pier that juts out into the bay. I had seen so many pictures on Pinterest and travel sites that I just had to get some myself. The pier sunset and flame throwing entertainment didn’t disappoint but we also fell in love with the beach […]

197. Kilauea Point Lighthouse – Kilauea, Kauai

Kilauea Lighthouse is situated on the northernmost point of the main Hawaiian Islands. Built in 1913, it had the largest lens of its kind and guided ships heading to and from the Orient. In the 1970’s its light was turned off and was replaced by a low-maintenance light beacon. The lighthouse is located on a narrow peninsula and attracts thousands of tourists who come to view the dramatic sweeping cliff and ocean vistas and the […]

196. Ke’e Beach – Ha’ena State Park, Kauai

Ke’e Beach is on the North shore of Kauai and about as far as you can go via car on Highway 56– literally the end of the road. It took us about an hour to get there from Poipu and by the time we arrived, parking was very limited. We actually ended up parking on the side of the road about ½ mile from the actual beach and schlepping all of our stuff down there. […]