one of the top attractions on Oahu
Cultural Center allows visitors to experience
the cultural backgrounds of Hawaii, Samoa, New
Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, Tonga, and Marquesas.
Located in Laie, about an hour’s drive from
scenic Waikiki, PCC has entertained and enriched
the lives of over 33 million people since it
opened in 1963. Geared at educating the public
about each specific area of the Pacific, PCC
offers a wide variety of exhibitions in song,
dance, and cultural activities done in authentic
style. With the recreation of many of the island
villages and customs, it is easy for visitors to
immerse themselves in a variety of different
cultures in the same day.
One of the
most beloved and renowned exhibitions is the
recreation of the Hawaiian luau. With fare
prepared as it was done in old Hawaii—from
freshly pounded poi made from taro to kalua pig
steam in underground imus (ovens lined with hot
stones)—and traditional chants and hula added
for recreational entertainment, the Ali’I Luau
PCC remains one of the best in the islands.
Hawaiian luaus have always been the epitome of
celebration for locals, and the decadent luau
thrown at PCC is a testament to this tradition.
remained one of the top attractions on Oahu for
many years as visitors flock to the grounds to
enjoy the amalgamation of different cultures in
one condensed setting. It is a definite must-see
and cultural extravaganza for locals and
Make Their Mark at the Boulders Resort
yearning for a summer getaway can win a complete
Scottsdale trip and leave a lasting impression
at The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa. The
property’s Name the Cactus
promotion asks contestants to submit their most
creative and original names for the cacti that
reside on the resort’s 1,300 acres.
Now thru June
1, the six contestants who submit their most
creative monikers for the six distinctive cacti
pictured on The Boulders’ Web site will win a
Scottsdale vacation including two night’s
accommodations for two in a casita suite, a $500
airfare gift card per winner, daily breakfast in
Palo Verde restaurant, and two rounds of golf at
The Boulders Golf Club.
The Blue Ridge Parkway;
"America's Favorite Drive"
Parkway, our nation's most scenic byway,
stretches from Cherokee and the entrance to the
Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the
Virginia-North Carolina border and beyond.
The Blue Ridge
Parkway, nicknamed "America's Favorite Drive,"
is a 469-mile scenic route connecting the Great
Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Parks.
North Carolina is home to 252 miles of Parkway,
which meander through two national forests and
offer campgrounds, picnic areas, lodges,
restaurants and countless scenic overlooks.
celebrates its 75th Anniversary in 2010 and now
features a 12,800-square-foot, $9.8 million
destination visitor center with exhibits
highlighting the natural and cultural diversity,
traditions and recreational opportunities found
on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
opened in April 2008 and built to the latest
energy-saving standards, has a 70-seat
auditorium with an HD film, an I-Wall
interactive map of the entire Parkway and space
for groups. Also on the Parkway is the new “Go
Blue Ridge Card” multi-attraction pass featuring
one-price admission to more than 20 attractions.
The Federal Highway Administration recently
named the Parkway an All-American Road.
sites for more information:
Daniels, West Virginia
The Resort at Glade Springs
offers Spring Family Value Package
activities at the indoor leisure center which
features an indoor pool, Spa Orange, Studio M,
10-lane bowling, indoor basketball and tennis,
fitness center, video arcade and cinema. The
resort boasts three championship golf courses
(3rd one opening late 2009), equestrian center
and full service seasonal ski resort. A broad
selection of adventure activities are also
offered at the resort.
adventure and family are part of our specialty
at the resort," comments Mary Jo Klein, Director
of Marketing. "Our guests select from activities
such as white water rafting, mountain climbing,
caving, skeet shooting, fishing, ATV riding, and
the list goes on and on. Experiencing nature and
adventure in beautiful West Virginia makes for
lifelong memories for our guests."
SpringPerks Package is available from April 1 -
30, 2009 and includes two nights and three days
overnight deluxe accommodations, a $50 gas
rebate at check-in and a $450 resort spending
credit good toward all activities including
restaurants, spa, golf, adventure activities,
horseback riding and merchandise.
offers a wide variety of beautiful
accommodations designed from parties of two to
twenty. For more information or reservations
The Resort at
Glade Springs is located in Southern West
Virginia at the intersection of interstates 77