Cruising along a quiet road on Kauai’s west side, I’m offered a glimpse into the Hawaiian countryside. Filling my view are green rolling hills, cows grazing, and papaya fields. Sparsely developed, this is what I imagine more of Hawaii used to look like before its booming tourist industry kicked in. It pleases me to see there is a quieter side to this island paradise.
When my plane touched down on the island of Lana’i, night had fallen. An island where the deer outnumber the locals, the dark ride to the Four Seasons Lana’i was anything but. During the ride marked by only a handful of road signs, no traffic lights or streetlights, and virtually no other cars, the starry night sky was in full bloom.
Calling all couples that like great local food, long walks, antiquing, and giving a new sport a try. If this describes you, then Sandy Springs, Georgia is your kind of place. Adjacent to Atlanta’s perimeter lies the town of Sandy Springs. Once within Atlanta’s city limits, Sandy Springs incorporated as a town just 11 years ago and since then has grown into weekend getaway destination.
When you think of Newport, visions of sailing, lobster rolls, Gilded Age mansions, and rocky coastlines come to mind. These are all great, but there is so much more to experience in this seafaring town. For a true Rhode Island experience, you must do these nine things, but prepare yourself for a wicked good time.