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  • Maui, Hawaii ocean view
    Five things to do before Hawaii, Maui trip
    So you finally have a chance to take a Hawaii island vacation and choose Maui to drop a few bucks or use your hotel points). Obviously you can just hop on that plane, cross the Pacific Ocean, and take pot luck with everything. Or... you can spend...
  • Road to Hana 1
    Maui, Hawaii vacation spot
    Maui, Hawaii tropical islandsI strongly recommend... if you haven't already been…. Maui, Hawaii as a vacation spot. Once you visit Maui, one of the great Hawaii islands vacation spot destinations, you will want to return to this...
  • Weather is mostly seasonal and boring across the U.S.
    Weather is mostly seasonal and boring across the U.S.
    About a week ago, the first of the autumn season Canadian air masses made its way into south Florida. As advertised, that air mass dropped dew points into the 50s and 60s and allowed nighttime temperatures across the area to “plummet”...
  • Flooding in Naples, FL (Aug. 4, 2014)
    Record-breaking rainfall and flash flooding in Naples, FL on Aug. 4, 2014
    On Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, while Tropical Storm Bertha briefly gained hurricane status hundreds of miles from the east coast of Florida, a separate tropical weather system (Fig. 1 and Fig. 2) brought flooding rainfall to parts of Collier and Lee...
  • The best place to hang around in a hotel is a hammock
    The best place to hang around in a hotel is a hammock
    Tuesday was National Hammock Day (yes, there is such a thing), and it got me thinking about how there are few finer things in life than relaxing in a hammock on a sandy beach somewhere with a tropical cocktail in hand as a cool ocean breeze wafts...
  • Water Vapor Imagery(evening of 6/30/14)
    A Hazy, Hot, And Humid Stretch Begins Tuesday
    We reached 88 at Philly International Airport Monday afternoon after a low of 68; this was under morning clouds with rain to the north and west and sunshine by the late morning that gave way to a mostly cloudy afternoon. Overnight will feature...
  • Wave Therapy in Kauai
    Wave Therapy in Kauai
    Four properties on Kauai treat you to unobstructed vistas and the seductive sounds of the open Pacific right outside your lanaiThere’s nothing quite like the sight and sound of ocean waves breaking on a tropical island shore. On Kauai,...
  • Romance on Hawaii's Garden Island: Kauai
    Romance on Hawaii's Garden Island: Kauai
    Kauai offers nature, adventure and romance in abundanceFrom the air, the remote and wonderfully wild island of Kauai floats in a vast pool of Pacific Ocean. White-crested waves pulse against her shore and a primordial mist lingers over her crest:...
  • Belize Oceanfront View
    Ambergris Caye: Up and coming Central American hot spot
    Some people would likely have trouble locating Belize on a map. Nestled just south of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and east of Guatemala, Belize has become a hot spot for Americans seeking a new escape on the Caribbean waters. And Ambergris...
  • Tropical Atlantic system map early on Aug. 15, 2013
    Forecasters monitoring two Atlantic tropical systems
    Early this Thursday morning (Aug. 15, 2013), National Hurricane Center (NHC) forecasters are monitoring the progress of two tropical systems. The first, far out in the eastern Atlantic, has now reached tropical depression (TD) status. TD 5 is...
  • Mango
    The Health Benefits of the Mango
    Mango is a tropical fruit with a weird smelling outer peel, which is a yellow/orange colorand rich flavor inside. It is believed to be native to India. It grows from a tree much like apples and pears do. Many people like it because of its sweet...
  • Periods Of Rain To Start The Week
    Wet Start To The Week
    A slow moving cold front will bring periods of rain to the Philadelphia and New York City metropolitan areas through this afternoon. Behind the cold front, a refreshing polar air mass will bring pleasant conditions to the region, but first a rainy...
  • Plumeria in the desert
    Plumeria as a low desert plant
    One of the biggest myths about the desert is that the only floras to be found are cacti. Although Arizona’s low deserts do display a rich variety of cacti and other succulents, these arid regions will also support many tropical plants....
  • In retirement why not create Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
    In retirement why not create Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
    If you are a wealthy couple on the verge of retirement would you purchase a lush, overgrown Hawaiian oceanfront cliff side dotted with rusted cars and discarded washing machines and spend years turning it into a spectacular botanic garden? Would...
  • Storm
    2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season
    Some say that there are two seasons in Florida - hurricane season and not hurricane season. As the latter season approaches, the predictions are blowing in.And if the report from, of all places, Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins,...