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Here are the top ten articles for the Adventure Living Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Maui's Best Beaches Surf, Kiteboard, Windsurf
On Maui, locals know the best beaches for adventure: Jaws for professional board surfers, Ho`okipa for expert windsurfers. At both those beaches, watch the experts; never get in the surf. Come to Kanaha Beach to learn kiteboarding.
2. Eat like a local in Maui, Hawaii
When you eat like a local in Maui, be prepared to savor a wide range of food influenced by the Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Portuguese and other immigrants. You can try these meals at moderately-priced restaurants.
3. Inspiring Adventure Quotes
There are many quotes about adventure and adventure living, crazy and interesting, thought provoking and inspiring; here are some of my all-time favorites.
4. Tips for Travel with your Best Friend
Follow these tips to make sure that after traveling with your girlfriend, sister or best buddy, you come home friends. Even the closest people can have different travel rhythms and goals. Just because you love, like or live with someone, doesn’t mean you can travel with them.
5. Maui's Best Beaches for Families
Maui offers some of the best beaches for families in Hawaii. With more than 30 miles of sands, families have lots of options. The key is to know where to go for what ambiance. Wailea offers scenery and service, Kihei has public parks, and Kaanapali caters to see-and-be-seen teens.
6. Shopping in Shanghai and Beijing, China
For those who consider shopping a trip essential, China is magic. The vendors at Shanghai’s and Beijing’s markets hawk everything—tea pots, Buddhas, pearl necklaces, scarves, jade bracelets, cheap watches, "designer bags," silk shawls and more. But you need to know where to look and how to shop.
7. Cozumel and Los Cabos, Mexico’s Coasts
Cozumel, along Mexico’s Caribbean, offers white sands as well as first-class snorkeling and diving. In Los Cabos on Mexico’s Pacific coast, the desert meets the sea and jagged mountains rise. The sands turn coral in the sun and blue waves send plumes of white spray crashes against the shore.
8. Discover the New Roanoke, VA.
A former railroad headquarters, Roanoke, the largest city in Virginia’s southwest, moves with a new energy. Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Roanoke offers a weekend getaway that combines interesting shopping and good food.
9. Hard Rock Hotel, Dominican Republic
The recently opened Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Punta Cana, ushers in a new era for the music themed chain. The 1700 room property in the Dominican Republic is the Hard Rock's first all-inclusive. The beachfront behemoth, comes with a conference center, a casino and sometimes free concerts.
10. Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, VA
On Assateague Island the breezes bring the sounds of snow geese honking and the neighs of wild ponies. Misty, the pony from Marguerite Henry's book helped publicize Chincoteague, but the area also has sunlit beaches, wetlands and in fall thousands of migrating waterfowl.
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