Thursday, July 20, 2006

Travel jouralists en mass: Santiago, Chile

By Renata Stepanov (
Santiago Times
July 20, 2006

Santiago de Chile will host the world’s largest gathering of travel journalists from October 18 to 23, an event that some likened to “bringing the World Cup to Chile.”

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Monday, July 17, 2006

Visiting Kauai? Tour the island's only organic coffee farm.

Although the Kona coast of the big island of Hawai'i is most well known for producing coffee, the first Hawaiian island to commericially produce coffee was Kauai back in 1831. Today, visitors to Kauai's Blair Estate have an opportunity to take a first hand look at how coffee was produced in Hawaii before the turn of the 20th century.

The Blair Estate offers free guided farm tours of aproximately one hour in length. In addition to the tour, visitors are treated to a free coffee cupping and a visit with the farm hair sheep. Visitors are also able to purchase
all the Estate's 100% Hawaiian grown coffees, macadamia nuts, honey, chocolates, jams, jellies and gifts. As this is a family operated farm, please contact the Estate for weekly tour times.

Blair Estate coffee is organically grown, hand picked, fermented, sun-dried and fresh roasted daily.
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