A Is for Aspen by Maria Kernahan

By Maria Kernahan

A excellent souvenir for any neighborhood or customer, A Is for Aspen is an enthralling photograph publication that explores town of Aspen, Colorado, via brief, candy rhymes. fresh, photo illustrations discover this iconic city with fascinating tidbits, locals' customs, and some tucked-away animals.

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Shoyu is the constant. These days, grocery stores sell a rainbow of varieties such as kimchi crab and anything goes, from adding mayonnaise to tobiko caviar. Fish lovers who want to take it to the next level order sashimi, the best cuts of ahi sliced and dipped in a mixture of shoyu and wasabi. Tropical Fruits Tropical fruits such as apple banana and strawberry papaya are plucked from trees in Island neighborhoods and eaten for breakfast—plain or with a squeeze of fresh lime. Give them a try; the banana tastes like an apple and the papaya’s rosy flesh explains its name.

The Polynesians Long before both Christopher Columbus and the Vikings, Polynesian seafarers set out to explore the vast stretches of the open ocean in double-hulled canoes. From western Polynesia they traveled back and forth between Samoa, Fiji, Tahiti, the Marquesas, and the Society Isles, settling on the outer reaches of the Pacific, Hawaii, and Easter Island, as early as AD 300. The golden era of Polynesian voyaging peaked around AD 1200, after which the distant Hawaiian Islands were left to develop their own unique cultural practices and subsistence in relative isolation.

If you’re staying in a condo, eat in or pack a picnic as often as you can. Activities: Pick up free publications at the airport and at racks all over the island; many of them are filled with money-saving coupons; also check newspapers. Activity desks—there are dozens around Kaanapali and Wailea as well as in Lahaina and Kihei—are good places to check on deals and discounts if you’re not booking in advance. However, advance booking will ensure you get the activity you want; sometimes you can save 10% or more if you book on outfitters’ websites.

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