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Aloha!”A lovely view of Waikiki paradise!”

By MM Travel and Tours in Travel

 

Mahalo to Darrin Laing for sharing this great pic with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Darrin’s caption is, “A lovely view of Waikiki paradise!” Lovely, indeed!

Note that Darrin’s photo was taken months before COVID-19 struck Hawaii. Waikiki looks different now with the 14-day quarantine and the stay at home orders. The Star-Advertiser created a video showing scenes of an empty Waikiki.

 

The current emptiness is almost unfathomable, but Waikiki will eventually be lively again. Happier times will come.

 

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Perfect Pairing

By MM Travel and Tours in Norwegian

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RECIPE: Green Eggs & Ham Tots from Green Eggs and Ham Cafe

By MM Travel and Tours in Travel

Before I do that thing that food bloggers love to do — you know where they tell you all about their personal connection to their Aunt Susie’s sweet potato casserole recipe before they just tell you what it actually is — let’s just get to the good stuff.

Universal Orlando Resort’s Food and Beverage team has been kind enough to share their recipe for the greens egg and ham tots served in Seuss Landing, and now I’m here to share it with you all! Because does anything say comfort food quite like a meal from our childhood?

INGREDIENTS

Here’s what you’ll need for just one serving. So, I’d suggest you go ahead and quadruple it ‘cause these are gonna be gooood:

  • 2 cups worth of tater tots (a bag of frozen ones will do just fine)
  • 2 tablespoons worth of diced ham (about 2 slices worth)
  • ¼ cup of white cheddar queso (store-bought is great, unless your Aunt Susie has a great white cheddar queso recipe)
  • 2 Green Eggs (…OH. Do you not have those? OK, OK. Two just regular eggs, scrambled together. And below are the ingredients for the spinach pesto we’ll be whipping up to make ‘em green…)
    • ¼ cup of chopped italian parsley
    • 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375℉.
  2. We need to prepare the spinach pesto first, so combine the spinach, parsley, basil leaves, parmesan, and olive oil all into a blender and pulse until the ingredients are mixed together.
  3. In a bowl, mix together one tablespoon of the spinach pesto with ½ cup of scrambled egg. Place egg mixture into a small baking dish into the preheated oven for six minutes. Once finished, remove eggs, fluff, and set aside.
  4. Prepare your tater tots according to package directions then set aside on a paper-towel-lined plate to remove any excess grease.
  5. Place queso into a microwave-safe bowl and cook on high for 20 seconds.
  6. Place tater tots into a tin or a small oven-safe baking dish. Cover them with the warm green eggs and about ½ of the ham, place into oven (still at 375℉) for about 3 minutes.
  7. Pull tots out of the oven and pour queso over the entire plate, ensuring proper coverage. Garnish with remaining ham.
  8. Eat your heart to three sizes and don’t forget to share the results with us by tagging us on Twitter @UniversalORL and Instagram @UniversalOrlando.

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Rays of Hope – Go Visit Hawaii

By MM Travel and Tours in Travel

Mahalo to Michael McGill for sharing this lovely Hawaiian sunset shot with us Aloha Friday Photos.

While this is not a time to be visiting Hawaii, we are hopeful that better days are coming.

Have a happy and healthy Aloha Friday!

The post Aloha Friday Photo: Rays of Hope appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.

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Top 10 Reasons to Host Your Destination Wedding at Now Jade Riviera Cancun

By MM Travel and Tours in Travel

The search for a perfect destination wedding resort is equally fun and challenging. With several destinations to consider and hundreds of resorts at your fingertips, it can seem impossible to decide which one the best is. Luckily the first thing we with our clients is talk them through what is and is not important to them and their group to learn about matching them with the perfect resort fit. Myself and the Weddings by Funjet team had a recent opportunity to visit Now Jade in sunny Riviera Maya, Mexico and we all fell head over heels in love. A great resort overall, this hotel has a lot to boast, and doesn’t break the bank either! While the price and location are perfect for anyone from anywhere, there are many other reasons why Now Jade is the ideal resort to host your own destination wedding at.

1. Anyone of Any Age Will Find Happiness

Yes, ALL ages. Whether your nephew just took his first steps, or your great aunt just celebrated her 80th, this hotel is the right fit. There are kids programs from ages 3 and up, and for the adults, endless activities! The resort is a medium size, perfect to get around easily but still big enough where you can find alone time to enjoy the crashing waves and tropical bliss.

2. The Wedding Venues Are Perfection

Now Jade has a vast variety of venues for your dream wedding. If you’re looking for an ocean backdrop but without the sand, no worry! Want a jungle atmosphere for your reception? No problem. Looking to have a traditional lawn ceremony in the garden? Well, they’ve got it. Feeling classic and want your toes in the sand? Of course, there is the beach! Don’t forget the large number of air conditioned restaurants and ballrooms also at your disposal.

3. The Bars Are Above Average in Fun

You know as well as I do, every hotel has a variety of bars. But at Now Jade, we love “The Mix Bar” located at the beach. Complete with fun swings, fruity cocktails and the best beach views in the house! Best of all, we have to mention that this bar is located next to most of the wedding venues, so it makes for the perfect cocktail hour location in between ceremony and reception times.

4. The Room Décor is adorbs

I mean it! The room décor here is the perfect combination of fun and festive combined with traditional. You’ll find dark wood finishing’s on the furniture paired with bright eye-catching designs on the headboards and throw pillows. It’s the perfect way to feel modern and tropical the moment you enter your room no matter if you’re an adult or a child.

5. Now Jade’s Instagram is Lit

Now Jade’s in house wedding coordinator J. Castillo has his own wedding focused Insta account and is one of my favorite industry accounts to follow. Follow him at @jccastilloweddings and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Instagram stories are frequent if not daily, and he still posts on the regular. It’s the perfect way to feel inspired and completely jealous at the same time because all of the pictures are magnificent.

6. The Resort’s Preferred Club is 100% Worth the Upgrade

This isn’t a sales pitch, I promise. I am telling you that every aspect of the Preferred Club is worth the upgrade. You’ll be spoiled the moment you arrive with VIP check in in a private lounge that has air conditioning, snacks, and booze. Move to your room where you have the best location in house, and excellent ocean views. Preferred club members have a whirlpool on their balcony, and upgraded bath amenities to enjoy after. Best of all, the Preferred Club has its own beach and pool locations with exclusive staff to keep your margaritas and cervezas full. Both areas come with bali beds and hammocks to enjoy.

7. Activities Run Non-Stop

Especially if you are traveling with a group, you may wonder what everyone will do to keep busy (as if the pool and swim up bar weren’t enough already!). Fear not because Now Jade has endless activities throughout the day. You can start your day with a morning Yoga Class, crush some balls at the driving range, get competitive with some beach volleyball followed by beach soccer, and then end your night with the evening shows. Notably, the sports bar turns into a night club after 10pm for adults only!

8. The Spa-ahhhh

The Now Spa by Perovia is something to talk about. Whether you plan to get ready the morning of your wedding, or schedule a relaxation massage the day after, the spa is the place to be. Clean, cozy, and expansive, the spa can spoil you each day of your stay. With more than 4,800 square feet, you can enjoy everything from hydro-therapy to facials, and massages to fish pedicures. They even offer spa services for kids and teens who want to join in on the fun too!

9. The Restaurants Will Take You Around the World

Looking for a culinary adventure? Now Jade has it! There are no reservations required to enjoy their 6 a la carte restaurants, buffet, and café. Just walk up, walk in, and enjoy! If you had too much fun in the sun, there is also the 24/7 room service included for all guests. Restaurant styles include Mediterranean, Italian, Mexican, Asian and even Caribbean! Don’t ask us to pick a favorite because it would be much too difficult.

10. Book Your Wedding and Receive a FREE Welcome Cocktail Hour

You read that right. We saved the best secret for last. If you book your destination wedding at Now Jade through Weddings by Funjet, you can earn a complimentary cocktail hour to use as your Welcome Cocktail Party for your entire group. Contact Weddings by Funjet today because this deal is too hot to last long!

Ashley

Concierge

Ashley loves to combine her passion for planning dream weddings with her love of travel and adventure to give couples the experience of a lifetime. She quickly makes strong relationships with her couples, so much so, she frequently travels with her couples to destination to see the event through to execution. Ashley contributes to the blog with her first-hand travel experiences and best wedding planning tips and tricks of the trade.

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Keep looking up during these uncertain times – Go Visit Hawaii

By MM Travel and Tours in Travel

A year ago, if anyone told us that there would be a mandatory 14-day quarantine along with closures of popular Hawaii tours, hotels and restaurants, we would have probably laughed at such a preposterous prediction. Yet, here we are in the midst of such a predicament.

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Next time you’re in sunny San Diego, why not get off the beaten path?

By MM Travel and Tours in Travel

From our friends at Hilton Hotels and Resorts.

Next time you’re in sunny San Diego, why not get off the beaten path? Explore the coast when you visit Cabrillo National Monument, a 25-minute drive from Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa 📸IG: curlyq0323http://hil.tn/EGjr7U


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Shoreline from North Side of Oahu – Go Visit Hawaii

By MM Travel and Tours in Travel

Mahalo to Lisa Marie for sharing this shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this photo while visiting Oahu in May 2019. Looks like a great place to admire the scenery and listen to the sounds of the ocean.

 

The post Aloha Friday Photo: Shoreline from North Side of Oahu appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.

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