Around Santa Fe, Northern New Mexico

Taos Pueblo

Santa Fe is one the oldest city in the USA, it has a strong indian and hispanic heritage and has a thriving art community. Santa Fe is said to be the second largest art market in the US after New York City. Whether you are a foodie, a hipster, art junkie or a natural wonders aficionado there is something for you in or around Santa Fe. On one of our day trip, about 1 and 1/2 hours North of Santa Fe, we spent the day at the Taos Pueblo, a village belonging to the Tiwa-speaking Native American tribe of the Pueblo people. It was fascinating to discover the Native American way of life, the architecture, the landscapes and the friendliness of the people was very inspiring. Taos Pueblo is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

On another day trip, we went for a ride on the Santa Fe Southern Railways (SFSR), it was a fun traveling through beautiful untouched scenery of the high desert, a perfect half day trip for kids.

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Taos Pueblo

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Oahu’s North Shore – Hawaii

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Oahu is the main commercial Hawaiian island, with its famous Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. The North Shore is a beautiful part of Oahu, famous for the legendary Banzai Pipeline beach. This iconic surf spot has massive waves and is not for your average surfer. Sunset Beach is also another big wave surfing spot. The day we went, the swell was small with almost no wind, but it still had very strong rip currents reminding us of the beaches in Australia.

We stopped by “the hole in the rock” located at the tip of La’ie Point on Oahu’s North Shore. The hole was created during a tsunami in 1946 when water blasted through the rocks.

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We ate nice freshly farmed prawns and and tasty garlic butter sauce at Romy’s food truck.

Romy’s
Romy’s Kahuku Prawns & Shrimp
56781 Kamehameha Highway
Kahuku, Hawaii 96731
Open everyday from 10:00 am – 6 pm
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Grand Canyon, Arizona

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On a road trip from Los Angeles to Santa Fe, we stopped by the Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is the largest canyon in the world and it is humongous!

The Grand Canyon is 446 river km (277 miles) long, up to 29 km (18 miles) wide and over 1,800 metres (6,000 deep). It took millions of year for the the Colorado river to carve the Grand Canyon the way it looks today and become a natural wonder.

The Grand Canyon has been inhabited by Native Americans, the Pueblo people for thousands of years. The Grand Canyon offers many hiking, walking and camping opportunities.

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