Stories written by Trish Friesen
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Headed to Hawaii? Here’s The Smartest Way to Pack for Paradise

From Hawaii’s snow-dusted summits to its sand-soaked shores, there’s a lot of ground to cover when packing for a trip to the Aloha State. Hop aboard the pineapple express to the Pacific isles and you’ll find high-altitude peaks, lush jungles, remote swimming holes, lava fields, rolling farmland and swaths of sand ripe for activity—and lounging! […]

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First Time to Maui? Here’s How to Enjoy the Island Like a Local!

Brimming with lush valleys, easy-going surf, pristine beaches, top-of-the-world hikes, and wow-factor sunsets, Maui is often voted the top island in Hawaii by leading travel magazines—think Travel + Leisure—because of its breathtaking beauty and culture of aloha. Here, locals are proud of their Pacific Ocean Eden awash with surf and turf activities that keep them […]

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2018’s Top Travel Trends (And Where to Find Them)

In the travel industry, trends begin as a glint, grow into a glimmer and morph into a star that can be seen near and far. To find next year’s leading lights we consulted industry experts, scoured headlines, walked on the ground, and flew many miles to bring you the top travel trends for 2018. Read […]

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7 Reasons to Love Palm Springs

Once a hideaway for the Hollywood heyday set – Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe, Bing Crosby, to name a few – Palm Springs is an ode to the Golden Age of the Silver Screen, when poolside cocktail parties happened nightly, tennis was “Hollywood’s game” (according to a 1963 Sports Illustrated article), and seersucker suits were it […]

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The Best Temples to Visit Around the World

Offering a first-hand view into another culture and another time, temples fling open the doors of our worldview and invite us into a sacred place. Some of the most awe-inspiring structures around the globe, these spiritual monuments speak to different society’s sense of beauty and the divine through their architecture, artifacts, and acknowledgement of a belief […]

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Best Travel Fitness Apps

Gone are the days of giving up on exercise while traveling. With the onset of fitness apps offering guided instruction, expert advice, and GPS tracking – to name just a few features – finding a wealth of workouts at your fingertips is easier than a single sit-up. From celeb training drills to exercises you can […]

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Peak Summer Experiences in Whistler

Known for its award-winning winter landscape spanning two mountains and 8,171 acres – and that’s just the alpine terrain – Whistler has been bolstering its summer scene for more than 20 years. From hiking through wildflowers, to exotic hot springs only reachable via helicopter and highbrow art, when the temperatures rise from freezing to fabulous, […]