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The Great American Staycation

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Layoffs are rampant, gas prices are volatile, airlines are cutting flights, and Americans are feeling the economic pinch of a recession. As much as we hate it in this country of big dreams, big cars and Big Macs, we have to find a way to cut back. For many Americans, that means turning the Great American Vacation into a staycation, which is the big buzzword of the year, having appeared in articles everywhere from www.CNN.com to Newsweek . But what does a staycation really mean? Newspaper humor columnist and frequent staycationer Matt Wixon shares with readers the definition of a staycation as well as: Rules for a successful, satisfying vacation at home or nearby Motivation and encouragement for people who can't afford the big, traditional vacation Ways to make the most of time off from work Strategies and experiences from more than a dozen staycationers, as well as hundreds of Internet links and specific ideas to help plan a vacation in your hometown. From alternatives to destination theme parks to making the most of out local amenities to reigniting the flame in a relationship, Americans will find this guide a humorous and invaluable guide to staying home on vacation.
Category: Travel. ISBN: 9781605506562

Official Maine Staycation Manual

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The Official Maine Staycation Manual is part fun-instigator, part planner, and part resource for anyone spending time in Maine. It's a combination inspiration and relaxation guide that will help you make the most of your staycation no matter where you are or how much time you have to spend. Feel free to open The Official Maine Staycation Manual to any random page and try any idea you find there. Build a blanket fort! Make stove-top popcorn and have movie night. Take in waterfalls, lighthouses, and state parks. Do it all! Plus there's an extensive resources section where you'll find lists of spas, whale watching options, day trip ideas, beaches, paddling excursions, and a whole lot more. Whether you have a week to play or an hour to kill you'll find thoughtful and fun ideas on every page.
Category: Travel. ISBN: 9780892729746

Moon Maui

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Endless stretches of golden sand, legendary surf, and epic outdoor adventures: Discover the true meaning of living Aloha with Moon Maui . Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries, from day plans for each region to a week-long Maui adventure, including coverage of neighboring islands Moloka'i and Lana'i Strategic advice for backpackers, beach-lovers, adventurers, honeymooners, families, wellness-seekers, and more The best outdoor adventures like kayaking, hiking, and scuba-diving, and the best beaches for swimming, surfing, and snorkeling Top activities and unique experiences: Drive the epic 30-mile Road to Hana or bike through misty hidden valleys. Hike through thick bamboo forests to thundering waterfalls or to the top of a dormant volcano. Snorkel with giant green sea turtles, learn how to catch the perfect wave, or hop on board a whale-watching tour. Unwind at a luxurious spa, jam to live music in Old Town Lahaina, or relax on the sand and watch the sunset with a mai tai in hand. Chow down on fresh fish tacos from a local food truck, sample Polynesian cuisine, and sip coconut porter beer at Hawaii's largest brewery Expert insight from Maui local Kyle Ellison on how to experience the island like an insider, support local and sustainable businesses, avoid crowds, and respectfully engage with the culture Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Background information on Maui's landscape, history, and cultural customs Handy tools including a Hawaiian phrasebook, packing suggestions, and travel tips for international visitors, families with kids, seniors and LGBTQ travelers With Moon's practical tips and local know-how, you can experience Maui your way. Exploring more of the islands? Check out Moon Big Island of Hawai'i, Moon Kaua'i , and Moon Honolulu & O'ahu . Visiting all of them? Check out Moon Hawaii.
Category: Travel. ISBN: 9781612381107

Maui Snow

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Just two weeks out of the loony bin, journalist Willow Finnegan finds herself at the center of a murder investigation. Bill and Angela Priest are dead, and Willow, still struggling to control the flashbacks from her last assignment in Iraq, has somehow landed in the middle of their living room holding an open cell phone dialing 911 and soaked in a lapful of Angela's blood. She leaves the Society Hill house with Angela's diamond ring, an old surfboard depicting clues to the whereabouts of an even rarer diamond, and way too many gaps in her memory. To fill in the blanks, Willow heads to Hawaii. Before long she finds herself immersed in the massive waves of the Bonzai Pipeline and the manic lives of the surfers who live and work there. As the murders pile up and the competition for Pipe Master's Crown heats up, Willow begins to doubt everyone involvedincluding herself.
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9781450248303

Staycation Ideas: Exciting Vacation Ideas for Your Home City

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ABOUT THE BOOK Staycations may not be a new concept, but they are quickly becoming a trendy alternative to spending time off work in hotels, cabins or on the road. A staycation, at the heart, is a vacation held in your home. You may indulge in restaurant fare, visit local tourist attractions or simply lounge around resting and reading books, but you do it in the comfort of your own house. Thousands of American families are giving up on the idea of driving or flying to faraway locations to take their annual vacation. Between busy family schedules and the state of the economy, more and more families are opting to spend their time off work at home, exploring the sites nearby and simply relaxing in their own house and yard. While economics is the main reason many of these families opt for a staycation, you save a number of other things by staying home instead of going on the road. Physically, it may be more comfortable to spend your vacation time at home. You can sleep in your own bed, cook your own food or eat at familiar restaurants and avoid the germs from thousands of people who you might otherwise meet at a crowded vacation spot. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Every time you travel on vacation, your carbon footprint increases dramatically. Using transportation often can't be helped during your average work week, but you can completely avoid having a damaging impact on the environment while on vacation by indulging in a staycation instead of going out-of-town. Restricting travel reduces carbon dioxide emissions as well as fuel consumption, two critical areas where environmentalists are concerned. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Driving a car adds to the excess carbon dioxide in the air, adding to the greenhouse effect. Every time you make an unnecessary trip in your car, you're damaging the environment when you didn't need to. If the emissions from automobile exhaust are bad, airplane trips are even worse. According to a study by The Babcock School, the average airplane gives off one pound of carbon dioxide per mile for every passenger on board. When you consider the hundreds of miles each plane flies and the hundreds of passengers in the average commercial flight, you can begin to see the problem with unneeded plane flights going across the country every single day... Buy a copy to keep reading!
Category: Reference. ISBN: 9781614648635

Maui Love Letters

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Maui, Hawaii was the inspiration for this collection of romantic poems, accompanied by original ink drawings. The island's beauty and the emotions that it inspires makes it beloved by couples young and old. Maui is an island paradise that only wishes to be shared with those with love in the hearts. Share this gift with the one you love, to better remember the fondness of this gorgeous place in both your hearts.
Category: Poetry. ISBN: 9781257581771

Under a Maui Moon

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This new title from a proven author of women's fiction (nearly 4 million units sold) will strike a chord with today's women because of its investigation of the effects on families of the current economic difficulties. It will also appeal to the stores currently searching for more romance and women's fiction. Carissa doesn't know who she is anymore. She and her husband, Richard, are recent empty nesters; Richard is spending more and more time at work counseling his volatile clients and less time at home with his wife; his clients are starting to show up at the house at night causing Carissa to feel scared in her own home; and to top it all off, Carissa's boss informs her that she's been let go. She wonders where God is in all of this since He doesn't seem to be around to protect herand she's already stopped trusting her husband. In the midst of her world tilting off center, she's offered time at a hideaway on Maui. Hiding seems like the best way to respond to life's overload, and the thought of being alone sounds like just the right balm to soothe her wounded heart. The languid Hawaiian sun, white beaches, and warm-hearted people bring respite, but meeting handsome Kai causes Carissa to toy with the idea of being romantically involved with him. Then, under a Maui moon, she looks to God for guidance and hope for the future. That's when she discovers His hand still is on her life, and that love is closer than she ever realized.
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9781416583394

Adventure Guide to Maui

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This is the most detailed guide available to Maui, the second-most visited Hawaiian island, with 2+ million visitors yearly. There are endless fascinating things to do here. Watch amazing sunsets from mile-long beaches, visit ancient temples or learn about Maui's whaling history in the nostalgic town of Lahaina. Frolic under waterfalls, hike through bamboo forests or explore Haleakala National Park with its 10,000- foot volcano summit. Hundreds of shops, hotels, restaurants, art galleries, spas, activities, festivals and historical attractions are described.
Category: Reference. ISBN: 9781588435163

The Maui Onion Cookbook

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Just what makes the world's sweetest onion so darn sweet? Is it because it grows in only one place on Earth? Is it the rich, volcanic soil? Is it the altitude? Is it the continuous fog and extra-long growing time? No one really knows for sure. But there is one thing we do know, this glorious garden bulb, cultivated exclusively on the slopes of Haleakala, will grace any dish you care to try. Much more than a holiday souvenir, the MAUI ONION COOKBOOK is a compilation of recipes gathered from every corner of the island. Professional chefs, creative citizens, and local characters from the best restaurants, hotels, and hang-outs have contributed to this delightful compendium of culinary magic. Thanks to the increasing availability of exotic ingredients in mainstream supermarkets, most of these recipes are well within reach of any mainland cook. So don't be afraid to try the Macadamia Nut-Crusted Brie with Maui Onion and Oven-Dried Tomato Relish, the Maui Onion Souffl? with Red Pepper Sabayon, or Snorkel Bob's Caesar Salad. These island secrets are now at your fingertips.
Category: Food and Wine. ISBN: 9780890878026

Mystery on Maui

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Nancy, Bess, and George are on Maui to check out a major international surfing competition. But there's trouble in paradisebig money is at stake in the contest, and someone's playing a dirty game.
Category: Children's & Young Adult Fiction. ISBN: 9780671007539
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