Step away from the beach and inside the rich history of the Hawaiian Kingdom.America’s only royal palace is here in Honolulu.Iolani Palace, built 125 years ago in 1882, was the home of Hawaii’s last two monarchs. For this two part series, Iolani Palace joins the Shangri La estate as my two homes every visitor should see in Honolulu.
Say the word Shangri-La and images of a paradise on earth come to mind. The late heiress Doris Duke found her Shangri-La in Hawaii. With advanced planning you too can step inside Ms. Duke’s five acre Shangri La estate on your next Honolulu vacation. This is a must see attraction and reservations must be made early. Built in 1937, […]
In Japan you’ll need to take 60 days out of your schedule and walk 900 miles to visit 88 Shingon shrines. If you’re like me and need a faster spiritual renewal, take my advice and visit the Lawai International Center on Kauai. In one hour you can complete a miniature 88 shrine trek and still have time to catch […]