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Cultural Wanderings: Wānanalua Canoeing in Hana

Paddle into Maui’s ancient past with a maritime adventure aboard Travaasa Hana’s Wānanalua Outrigger Canoes. Expert guides Mapuana Kalaniopio-Cook and Jerry Ziemer teach the basics of canoeing during a paddling tour of Hana Bay. The four-person, custom-made canoes provide an interesting twist on a full body workout and offer a perfect activity for groups and individuals to discover secluded beaches, bays and…

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Travaasa Austin Named a Top 10 Organic Spa in the World

We are honored to announce Travaasa Austin has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Organic Spas in the world by Organic Spa Magazine. The magazine praises Travaasa Austin for its authentically natural and organic products, certified organic cotton sheets, locally sourced food from the property’s organic farm and its in-house irrigation system: “Tucked into…

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Mindful Independence: Tips For Challenging Your Brain

Independence Month is meant for exploring, taking part in new experiences and embracing the never-ending quest for better health and more knowledge about yourself and the world around you. While it is important to exercise your body, it is also vital to treat your mind with quality care. To stay sharp and keep your brain performing at its best,…

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Historic & Humbling: Montalcino, Italy

Travaasa Austin Certified Sommelier, Edward Morgan, embarked on a two-week long journey through Italy, learning the intricacies of Italian winemaking along the way. His adventure has taken him through Piedmont, Veneto, Verona, Emilia Romagna,  Reggio Emilia and Abruzzo. Here is an excerpt from his incredible Italian saga highlighting his time in Montalcino.  Atop of the high hills and winding roads of Montalcino is the Fortress of Montalcino, the…

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Dreams Do Come True: Watch “Operation: Vacation”

Tune into Logo TV (Channel 542 on Oceanic – Hawaii) tomorrow at 4 p.m. HST to watch as Jacqueline Brooks’s dream vacation unfolds at Travaasa Hana on the documentary show Operation: Vacation. The television show follows vacationers on the trip of a lifetime as they discover a new destination, relax in luxury accommodations and try exciting new adventures. For…

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Six Generations of Excellence: Abruzzo

Travaasa Austin Certified Sommelier, Edward Morgan, embarked on a two-week long journey through Italy, learning the intricacies of Italian winemaking along the way. His adventure has taken him through Piedmont, Veneto, Verona, Emilia Romagna,  Reggio Emilia and Abruzzo. Here is an excerpt from his incredible Italian saga highlighting his second day in the Abruzzo region.  The name “Teramo” is a corruption of the word Interamna. It suggests the…

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Abruzzo: The Greenest of All

Travaasa Austin Certified Sommelier, Edward Morgan, embarked on a two-week long journey through Italy, learning the intricacies of Italian winemaking along the way. His adventure has taken him through Piedmont, Veneto, Verona, Emilia Romagna, and  Reggio Emilia Here is an excerpt from his incredible Italian saga highlighting his first day in the Abruzzo region.  Abruzzo, which boasts the title of “Greenest Region in Europe,” has…

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Solo Travel: Take A Break, Mom

The joys of parenthood cannot be compared to any other experience in life. Being a parent is exciting, stressful, wondrous and scary all at the same time. Moms, especially, have the innate ability to stay “on” even when they’ve only gotten eight hours of sleep in three days. As a new and young mom, it…

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