Food Travel Adventures On Maui

Attention Foodies; looking for relevant information on where to eat and food related sightseeing in Maui? Then look no further! Agritourism is the new way to Travel!

What is Agritourism? Agritourism is defined by Wikipedia as tourism in which tourists visit and learn about or take part in farm or village activities. Agritourism’s popularity helps communities in a two-fold capacity. Farms that can no longer compete in the rising costs can begin to expand their business through tourism, secondly farms can drill down into niche categories; like specialty cheese production.

Hawaii, traditionally thought of as only for beach savvy travelers is fast becoming a destination for food minded tourists. This melting pot of ethnicity meets a jewel of agricultural diversity; the end result being defined as Hawaiian Regional cuisine which was started in the 80’s by 12 Hawaiian Chef’s.

Maui offers many self-guided food tours. Travel through the Maui Uplands by car to find the Surfing Goat Dairy (3651 Omaopio Rd. Kula, Maui 808.878.2870). Maui’s only Goat Dairy Farm which produces top Artisanal Cheeses is located on one the beautiful slopes of Maui’s Haleakala crater in lower Kula. There are many tours and activities to choose from; check website for more information. Highly recommended is the 1-2-3 BBQ Tour. $59 pp. Walk with the herd, touring the Orchard while stopping to pick a fresh Tangerine from one of the fruit trees. Finish with a Ranch BBQ complete with upcountry steaks grilled to perfection on Kiawe wood topped with our “Men’s Challenge” horseradish cheese and for dessert try their delicious Fruit Quark! Farm tours are daily with hands on milking, cheese making demonstrations, and finally tasting the award winning goat cheeses.

Alii Kula Lavender Farm, (1100 Waipoli Rd. Kula, Maui 877-878-6058) where visitors can wander through the lavender fields with unobstructed views that stretch out over the Ocean as far as the eye can see. Learn how the terroir of Maui sustains the growth of Lavender bushes in this volcanic rich soil and end with a culinary demonstration of how to cook with Lavender. A Lavender Chicken Salad lunch is offered tying up the last question remaining; What does Lavender taste like?

Journey on to the Shim Protea and Coffee Farm (625 Middle Rd. off HWY 37 1-808-876-0055) located in the historic Chinatown section of Kula. Learn about Hawaiian Coffee and Protea flowers through a guided tour. Culturally speaking the Chinese had a hand in shaping what is Hawaii today, as the Shim tour points out historical dates of significance.

The final destination is the Tedeschi Winery (Ulupalakua Hwy 877-878-6058)
located on a working ranch in Ulupalakua. The tasting bar is open to anyone over the age of 21, offering 5 different varietals of wine to sample. Try the “Hula O Maui”, a crisp dry sparkling pineapple wine , with overtures of green apple. Just down the road is the Ulupalakua Ranch Store; try the BBQ lunch or made to order sandwich offerings under the trees of the Tedeschi Vineyard paired with a bottle of wine.

While there is still the traditional Lu’au available; Maui is fast beginning to offer so much more. Through defined Hawaiian Regional Cuisine and Agritourism, the traditions and foods of Hawaii will be preserved for tourists alike to taste and experience.

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African Safari Travel Adventures

When you are looking to enjoy a wonderful African safari, know that you have many different options to choose from so you should not feel pressurized to make a choice. Some of the main choices you have to choose from are Family Safaris, Classic Safaris, Luxury Safaris, Trek Safaris, Historical Safaris, Extension Safaris and more.

You can choose your ideal safari according to just how many days you would like to spend away, what exactly you would like to do while you are away, where you would enjoy staying, and how many people you want to take along. These are all the factors you will take into consideration when you are looking for the best African safari travel adventure.

A safari is a trip taken in natural environments, and the reason for these trips is usually for the viewing of the different hunting animals. With most of the safaris that are available, some of them are sure to involve activities like photography, viewing, and most importantly, experiencing the animals in their own habitat (which can be rather interesting). Going on a safari is all about seeing different animals and getting up close and personal with them. There is no better source of adventure than going on a safari as there is so much for you to see and do.

If it is the Classic Safaris you are interested in, a few of them that you can choose from are the 12 Day of Kenya’s Finest, Kenya Explorer, Kenya Wildlife & beach Safari, Jambo Safari, Kenya & Tanzania Treasures, Monumental Egypt, Egypt & Kenya Voyage and many more. These are the typical safaris that you could also choose from, so be sure to check them out to see if it is any one of these that catch your interest. The shortest safari you can go on in this category would be the Best of Tanzania tour or the Monumental Egypt, where as the longest one if you want to be away for at least two weeks is the Egypt & Kenya Voyage.

If you want to go away and really be taken aback by your experience, you would more than likely be interested in the Luxury safari tours that are available in the African safari travel route. These are the Kichwa Tented Safari, the Wings Over Kenya, Jambo Safari, Classic Tanzania, Monumental Egypt, Old-World Cape Safari, South Africa Rails, Trails and Falls and the Red Earth Safari. These tours offer you the greatest when it comes to luxury and living in style when you are away from home. When you leave home, you want to experience something new but you also want to be in the center of the most luxurious camp there is.

When you are looking for an African safari travel route for you to be a part of, there are many different ones for you to choose from, so be sure to pick the one that appeals to you. You could even choose a different one each year. That way you will get to experience them all eventually.

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The Travel Adventures of Lilly P Badilly by Debbie Glade – Book Review

“The Travel Adventures of Lilly P. Badilly: Costa Rica” is a book about a millipede named Lilly. Lilly is about to go on a trip to Costa Rica because her grandparents are sick of living in an airport. One day, they decided to get on a plane. The grandpa didn’t want to go but they went anyway. Lilly loved to read and learn and was excited about this new adventure.

Lilly used a guidebook to help her learn about Costa Rica to get an idea of what she could expect. She was looking forward to going and seeing all of the many animals there. She wanted to eat new food and see all there was to see. Even when things got tough, they all stayed together and happy as a family.

They came back from their trip and lived back at home in the airport. They liked Costa Rica but were happy to be home.

I liked “The Travel Adventures of Lilly P. Badilly: Costa Rica” a lot. It was educational and showed me new things about a new country. I didn’t like the CD that came with it because it read the story to me. I liked the background music but since I can read, I didn’t need the CD to read the book for you. For younger kids who can’t read the CD might help but for me, I didn’t like it. Other than that, this book was really good.

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Planning For a Culinary Travel Adventure

Planning for a culinary travel adventure is the best thing to do for a food lover. Tasting different kind of food can be experienced in several ways. First thing to do is you need to decide what region you are most interested in. It is all based on your culinary taste whether you like tends to like more cream and butter on your food or uses more tomato-based recipes that include olive oil. But, the variety of culinary arts is not limited in those foods.

Your trip will have more fun if you also plan your budget. Let’s say you choose to take Italian culinary adventure. This adventure for four day cooking tour could cost you around $1200 to $1500 per person. The tour cost does not include airfare. You can also consider booking a trip through a cooking school in Italy. When you entering this class, you need to ask about class levels, find a class with other people who are just starting out if you are beginner.

It is better to collect information regarding different cooking schools in the various regions of France. The prices and accommodations for each French culinary vacation class could be varying.

To start this class, determine how hands-on you want to be. Different cooking schools offer varying degrees of learning, from students simply watching to preparing everything themselves. Spend more time in your plan to do some sightseeing and visiting special attractions of culinary artistry in the French region where you are taking your culinary class.

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