Claudia Austin Travel

Claudia Austin Travel

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Virtuoso travel agency specializing in tailored journeys. Next: Christmas in Bedford, NH. ❄️ ⛄️ 🎄 📧:claudia@claudiaaustintravel.com
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Love this gingerbread house version of the Moana Surfrider Hotel!

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One of my favorite things to do when traveling is exploring small, historic towns. Makawao was one stop on our trip. It is known as “paniolo town”, paniolo is a Hawaiian cowboy. The small history museum was very informative and we learned a lot about how the Portuguese came to help out with cattle herding. Another spot we had to check out was Komodo Store & Bakery. This store has been open since 1916 and is known for its cream puffs. But you need to get there early because they sell out by 10am. We didn’t make it but did get to try their doughnuts on sticks which were delicious! We finished off our visit at a local cafe where we ate with local roosters and chickens!

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One thing we didn’t plan on doing in Maui was visiting a goat farm! Because it is located on the slopes of Haleakalā Crater, we decided to stop by. For a small fee you can get a tour of the farm, feed the goats, and taste several types of cheese. The goat cheese with jalapeño spread was delicious!

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Mai Tai Monday! Did you know that this famous Hawaiian cocktail was created in California?

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A highlight of our Maui trip was watching the sunrise on top of Haleakalā Crater. We left the hotel at 3am, @fsmaui had the car ready to go with blankets and water for us! It gets cold up there: elevation 10,023’. After an almost 3 hour drive, we made it to the top and it was so worth it. You must have a reservation to enter the park. Make sure you dress warm and take a flashlight!

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Famous statue of Duke Kahanamoku on Kuhio Beach in Waikiki. He helped spread the sport of surfing around the world, earning him the nickname “the father of modern surfing”. You’ll usually see leis thrown on his arms however this is discouraged due to the acidity of the flowers on the bronze material.

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The Ritz Carlton Kapalua celebrated its 25th year anniversary and plans were to expand construction on this beachfront hotel. However plans were put to a halt when skeletons were discovered on this land...ancient burial grounds! Notice the divider? The small rock past the bush divider is actually called a birthing rock, it has been there for hundreds of years and women back then were supposed to go there to give birth. Interesting right?! Even if you’re a hotel guest here, please respect the grounds and don’t walk all over them without a blessing.

8 Days ago
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So, I love a good cocktail and I always tell my bartender what I usually drink to order the right one. This one was recommended by Jeff at Hideout at the Laylow. It’s one of his creations and the perfect day drink. If I remember correctly it’s called The Ladies Man. Anyway, I highly recommend a visit at this spot in Waikiki for lunch or dinner. To see what I had for lunch, check out one of my previous posts!

9 Days ago
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When evening starts to hit and you have this view from the Hyatt Regency Waikiki..

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Surf culture.

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There is something about Waikiki that makes me think in black and white. It may be its rich history, its royal past, surf culture, or maybe it’s the fact that I’m staying in the city’s first hotel...the Moana Surfrider. All I know for sure is that when I first visited I was 17 years old and I fell in love with the place, the culture, and its people.

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My favorite thing to eat in Hawaii is poke! Just had this rice bowl with ahi poke, kimchi, chili aioli, topped with a fried egg at Hideout at the Laylow. 😋

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I’m going to miss this view of Diamond Head! After a couple of full days of learning and networking with other successful travel entrepreneurs, there’s nothing more relaxing than getting back to your room with this view.

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Aloha from the 31st floor of Alohilani Resort! I’m here attending the Hawaii Elite Education Experience by Classic Vacations. Today was filled with amazing speakers, all successful entrepreneurs in the travel industry. And a keynote speaker that is not in travel but with a great story of how to build a successful brand. Feel extremely lucky to have been invited to this event.

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Made it to Honolulu and checked into the new Alohilani Resort. Looking forward to spending a few days here and exploring a Waikiki I have not visited in over 13 years!!!!

14 Days ago
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Had a great time learning all about how pineapples are grown and harvested at Maui Gold Pineapple Co. We saw crates filled with pineapples which had been harvested the day before. They come in different sizes and are boxed by size then sold. They are only sold by boxes. We each received a pineapple to take home! I never realized how cute the little pineapples are!

15 Days ago
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This is exactly what I picture when I think of Hawaii.

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Visited the Maui Tropical Plantation today. We saw a variety of Hawaiian plants, tropical fruits, and rows of crops. Included in the plantation tour is a live coconut husking demonstration. Those suckers are hard to crack open!

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Stopped by Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay where you can watch people buying loads of fresh crabs! There was a long line, some waiting with large coolers to fill up.

18 Days ago
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Surfers look so tiny! Did you know that Half Moon Bay is home to Maverick’s, a popular beach destination for some of the world’s best big wave surfers?

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Had fun exploring “downtown” Half Moon Bay.

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Quaint fishing town in Half Moon Bay. The spot is known for catching salmon and crabs!

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Bunk beds to bring out your inner child. How cute is this? And there is a screen at the end of each one.

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San Francisco finally has an open air rooftop bar!!! Charmaine’s on top of the new San Francisco Proper Hotel is a must stop when in the city.

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That’s my little bro! AKA - Dork! Can’t wait to meet up with him later this week. Favorite part of the holidays is getting the family together.

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Looking forward to spending time with these two this week!!!!! Hanging out with my parents is always FUN. They love to explore and look for new adventures. I’m lucky to have been brought up by two curious minds.

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My dad and brother admiring the giant sequoia trees at Kings Canyon.

23 Days ago
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Love this picture of my dad while we visited Fort Ross, CA. California may be known for its strong Spanish presence but Russia also left an impression. Gregory Shelikhov, a Russian fur merchant, started his trade in Alaska. Once animals became scarce, sights were set on California. 60 miles north from San Francisco you will find Fort Ross, the largest trace of this hunting effort. More of Russia’s impact on California can be found in the naming of San Francisco’s “Russian Hill” neighborhood!

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Did you know that the Birds of Paradise is Los Angeles’ official flower?

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Words I like to hear from clients: “We want to go to Spain”.

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Can’t believe this was five years ago! ❤️

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Are your travel plans all set for the holidays? Anything you want to check off for next year? Let us help you get there.

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