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Laura Garcia-Halpin



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“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” -Terry Pratchett

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AChicago: Chicago: Is Navy Pier, the Bean, and Willis Tower really worth seeing?

If you're going to be in that area of Michigan Ave. anyway, you should definitely go to the Bean.  It's in Millennium Park​ which also has art installations, gardens, and a big fountain all with the lake in the background.  Just a really nice... See More

AO'ahu: Great new restaurants

Hi Heidi,   For some good new places, I would go to Chinatown​, McCully - Moiliili​, and Kaimuki​.   The Pig and The LadyLivestock TavernAgu Ramen Bistro​... See More

AVieques: Suggestions for the best beaches?

For Vieques: Balneario Sun Bay​, Flamenco Beach​, Red Beach​, and all of those little off-road sites right by them. There are some really good, high end places by you.  Also, I would try Trade Winds​ in... See More

APuerto Rico: Is Puerto Rico worth the 12 hour flight?

It is DEFINITELY worth it!  I live in Hawaii and I am from PR and they are very similar places.  It is easy to travel in PR because it is such a small island, so you can pack a lot in one day.  Also, it is more the Caribbean/Latino experience whereas Hawaii is more of... See More

AWhat's your favorite product from abroad that you can't find at home?

Shrimp Cocktail crisps (chips) from the UK.  I'm DYING without them! See More

AWhat's the best website for Frequent Flyer deals, bonuses and offers?

I would definitely suggest the book, "How To Fly For Free" by Scott Keyes.  Full disclosure, he's a friend of mine, but that just means I've been able to talk with him extensively about affordable travel and he REALLY knows his stuff!  He has come up with... See More

AWaikiki: Best time to visit Waikiki

I agree with Stephanie.  Come out of peak seasons (Nov.-Feb. or June-Aug.) so you can get better prices all around.  Because Waikiki is such a tourist attraction, there is always something going on, even out of high season. See More

AChicago: Cheap Fun Activities in Chicago

If you like Blues, definitely go to Kingston Mines​.  Definitely drink some Half Acre Beer Company​, too! See More

AO'ahu: "Stairway to Heaven" Oahu Tips

Hey!  I live on O'ahu​ and have done Haiku Stairs​ many times - SO BEAUTIFUL!  There are 2 ways to do it: The much longer, but legal way is to take the Bowman Trail​.  It's around 10 miles to the end.  I... See More

AWhat are your favorite travel books?

If you like food as well, this book is amazing:  Eat My Globe: One Year in Search of the Most Delicious Food in the World: Simon Majumdar Life, food, travel, and love.  Nothing better. See More

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