February 11, 2015

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Postcard San Francisco: Lynch Canyon Open Space escape

Lynch Canyon Open Space

Immediately adjacent to Interstate 80, between San Francisco and Sacramento or Lake Tahoe, California, there is a quiet and wonderful park that isn’t commonly known– Lynch Canyon Open Space, a part of the Solano Land Trust. The HI Travel Tales team, needing a break during a drive to the San Francisco Bay Area recently, hopped […]

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February 5, 2015

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Prana Stretch Zion pants functional style perfect for travel

Prana Stretch Zion Pants in Hamburg 20014

A perfect travel pant sounds easy, but it’s not. Too many are durable and functional enough for outdoor adventure yet they also leave me looking like should be heading out on safari rather than a night out in Paris. And those that offer urban style are rarely stain-resistant, water-resistant and abrasion resistant enough to handle […]

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January 30, 2015

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Postcard Zurich: Smells like chocolate!

Smells Like Chocolate -- Schoggi Huesli Switzerland

We all know Switzerland is known for its chocolate … amazing, rich, yummy, decadent chocolate. A few yeas ago, the female half of HI Travel Tales got off the train in a small suburb of Zurich and, as she walked to her hotel, she thought to herself, “This place smells like chocolate.” Every breath she […]

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January 27, 2015

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ExOfficio Calluna Fleece Hoody – Warm, snuggly goodness

ExOfficio Calluna Fleece Hoody warm cuddly goodness

Sometimes the simplest things can bring such pleasure. A fleece. A warm, cuddly fleece. Every company has a fleece sweater of some sort, right? So what’s the big deal? This new Calluna fleece line, featuring the ExOfficio Calluna Fleece Hoody, launched in late 2014 has such snuggly goodness. I snagged an ExOfficio Calluna Fleece Hoody […]

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January 21, 2015

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Shanghai city parks: Dance, exercise, breathe

Shanghai City Parks Lu Xun

Public parks in much of Asia are vital parts of a community. From the size of postcards to sprawling, multi-level affairs with pools and gazeboes, parks are the place to go if you want to see real big-city community culture. Look for green swatches on a map, consult your favorite travel guidebook, and then just […]

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