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  • Journey Along The Civil Rights Trail

    2/20/2023 12:57:40 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    9 Day USA Tour of the American South from Memphis to Atlanta 4.7 Stars

    Meet activists and historians and hear enlightening first-hand accounts as you travel along the Civil Rights Trail on this deeply moving journey. Hear the sounds of Alabama’s Carlton Reece Choir and visit important sights including the National Civil Rights Museum and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Go after-hours at the STAX Museum of American Soul, pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr, and so much more.

    Enjoy must-sees and local secrets...

    You'll hear

    Hear the soul-stirring sound of Gospel music of Alabama’s Carlton Reese Choir. Meet the singers and hear about the deep importance of song to African American communities in the South.

    You'll taste

    Enjoy a warm Southern welcome joining host Sandy Taylor for brunch at her home, a former antebellum estate built in 1855.

    You'll learn

    Enjoy an immersive and interactive journey through the American Civil Rights movement at the former Lorraine Motel, now the National Civil Rights Museum.

    You'll meet

    Join an activist and speaker in Selma to visit historical sites including the Brown Chapel AME Church, the starting point for voting rights marches.

    Did you know the U.S. Civil Rights Trail enconmpasses more than 120 historic sites and landmarks that were significant in the Civil Rights movement of the 1950’s and 60’s? To get your FREE copy email us at travel@tyustours.com. In the subject line put “Civil Rights Trail travel guide”.

    To learn available travel dates and pricing visit https://bit.ly/3O6Xkgs or call Tyus Tours & Travel at 866-547-5362.

  • The Road Less Travel

    2/10/2023 9:07:12 AM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Believe it or not, road tripping in Hawai?i is a thing! It just rarely involves being behind the wheel for more than a hundred miles. Seek out the Hawai‘i road trips less traveled and you could find yourself cruising stunning coastlines, winding through rolling countryside hills, or pulling into the overlooks of breathtaking valleys, waterfalls and canyons. While enjoying views and landscapes unique to our amazing collection of islands, kindly remind yourself to drive with aloha by following speed limits, respecting warning and informational signage at overlooks, and parking only in designated areas.

    Kaua‘i: Waimea Canyon and Koke?e State Parks

    Are you aware Kaua‘i is home to the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”? It’s called Waimea Canyon. And you’ll want to make sure you take a mini-road trip of the canyon’s overlooks, beginning in the charming westside town of Waimea and traveling scenic Waimea Canyon Drive. The road will take you past lower-elevation lookout points before the main Waimea Canyon State Park overlook and its breathtaking views of the breadth of the canyon and Waipo‘o Falls. Waimea Canyon Drive continues further up into cool mountain forests of Koke?e State Park, ending at the Kalalau Valley Lookout where you can get a glimpse down one of the valleys along Kaua‘i’s famous Napali Coast. There are numerous trails in both Waimea Canyon and Koke?e for beginners and seasoned hikers as well.

    O‘ahu: Windward Coast and North Shore

    Trade Honolulu’s cityscapes for a day of driving and exploring the island of O‘ahu’s verdant Windward Coast and beach-filled North Shore on Kamehameha Highway (Route 83). The two-lane highway winds alongside the foot of the verdant Ko?olau mountains and the coast’s picturesque shoreline, with lots of great stops along the way, including Ho?omaluhia Botanical Garden, Kualoa Regional Park and Mokoli?i Island, and ‘ono (delicious) lunch and snack stops, food trucks and fruit stands. We advise you to save some appetite for stops at Kahuku and Hale‘iwa towns’ popular garlic shrimp trucks and take time to stop at the North Shore’s world-famous beaches and surf spots. In the surf town of Hale‘iwa, you’ll want to hop out of the car and explore its main street shave ice stands, funky boutiques, assorted eateries and surf shops. To avoid traffic and crowds, we encourage you to make this trek on a weekday.

    Maui: Upcountry Maui to Haleakala

    Many Maui visitors wake up early every day to drive in the dark of the early morning to the top of dormant volcano Haleakala for the iconic sunrise view from its crater-like summit depression. The experience is indeed mesmerizing. But we also encourage you to experience the same road trip up Haleakala Highway to Haleakala National Park during daylight hours to explore the rest of the park’s scenic wonder and multitude of hiking trails with less of a crowd. You’ll begin yourr journey in the rustic, farm-filled upcountry Kula district, where you can opt to join in on a variety of farm tours and explore the area’s botanical gardens. As the highway gains elevation climbing Haleakala’s slope, you’ll take in sweeping views of Central Maui as well before hitting the trails.

    Island of Hawai‘i: Hamakua Heritage Corridor

    We suggest on the island of Hawai‘i you take a memorable day trip driving and exploring the Hamakua Heritage Corridor. The beautiful drive alongside the sea cliffs and lush rainforests of the island’s Hamakua Coast begins in the east side town of Hilo and ends at the Waipi?o Valley Lookout. Along the way, you can visit several waterfalls, including Waianuenue (aka Rainbow) Falls and ‘Akaka Falls, tour the biodiversity of Hawai‘i Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, stop at stunning sea-level Laupahoehoe Point, and dine at local eateries in Honoka‘a town. The Heritage Corridor road trip finishes a few miles north of Honoka‘a with a breathtaking view of Waipi?o, a valley deeply rooted in Hawaiian history and culture. Stopping to take in the view up top at the lookout is recommended, but please note that driving or walking down from the lookout into the valley via Waipi?o Valley Road is strictly prohibited.

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  • Family-Fun Festivals throughout the Hawaiian Islands

    2/2/2023 2:08:51 PM Link 0 comments | Add comment

    Waves crash on the Black Sands of Pohoiki Beach, Big Island of Hawaii

    Planning a family trip can often be challenging when seeking activities to interest each family member. Luckily, the Hawaiian Islands offer exciting festivals that appeal to all generations, making Hawaii the ideal destination for travelers wanting to enjoy family vacations filled with fun, lasting memories of loved ones.

    Kaua‘i's largest and longest-running festival, Waimea Town Celebration, celebrates its 45th anniversary with nine days of music concerts, cultural exhibits and vibrant cuisine, all culminating in a two-day ho‘olaule‘a (celebration). Held between February 18-26, this festival is an enriching way for clients to experience the history and culture of historic Waimea town in West Kaua‘i.

    If you're heading to O‘ahu this spring, consider checking out the annual Waikiki SPAM JAM, which takes place on April 29. This festival celebrates Hawai‘i’s love for, of course, Spam, with local restaurants offering creative Spam dishes alongside special events and merchandise from Hawai‘i crafters. Just around the corner from the Waikiki SPAM JAM is Lei Day, which has been celebrated annually since 1928 on May 1. Held at Kapi‘olani Park in Waikiki, this event honors one of Hawai‘i’s most emblematic symbols of aloha, lei, and the traditions surrounding it with festivities, including pageants and competitions for lei queen and the crafting of colorful, fragrant flower lei.

    For traveler’s who love art and culture, you will not want to miss The Celebration of the Arts at the Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua from April 7-8. The celebration is one of Hawai‘i’s premier arts and cultural festivals where travelers can experience oli (chants), music and hula, hands-on art workshops, cultural demonstrations, local-made films, and Hawaiian cultural panels. Food enthusiasts can interact with Maui’s local farmers and ranchers at the Maui AgFest on June 3, presented by the Maui County Farm Bureau. You will enjoy Maui’s agriculture history and culture through farmers' markets, ?ono (delicious) food booths, educational activities, and more.

    Island of Hawai‘i
    Island of Hawai‘i-bound travelers shouldn’t miss the rich cultural festivals offered throughout the year! From June 9-11, the Hawai‘i Kuauli Pacific and Asia Cultural Festival celebrates the island’s cultural melting pot. Attendees will enjoy tasty authentic food, fashion, cultural expressions, a keiki hula (children’s hula) competition and cultural workshops. In November, Hawaii’s longest-running food festival, the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is a caffeinated, week-long event that honors local farmers and their hard work to harvest some of the world’s best coffee. Complete with coffee tastings, cupping competitions, farm and mill tours, coffee art exhibits, and an evening lantern parade, this event is a must for all coffee enthusiasts.

    When you plan your Hawaii vacation with a Pro in 2023, not only do you get access to our hard-earned expertise, but incredible value for your dollar too! To help it stretch even further, we're offering up to 35% off hotel. To learn more visit https://bit.ly/3pcpMU1 or scan the QR code.

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