SoCal Tiki Getaway – Part 3: The Tiki Apartment Tour

On the last day of my stay, John-O, being the resourceful tour guide that he is, decided that we would go visit some of the tiki apartments that were along our route back to LAX. These little curiosities were some of many that once were prevalent in Southern California. Living la vida "native" meant that …

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So-Cal Tiki Getaway – Part 2: Sven Kirsten, & The Power Of Fate

One of the things I most was looking forward to about my California trip this time around was the visit to the Tiki Ti. I've been there numerous times, but what made this one so special was that I would be meeting Sven Kirsten for the first time. Tikiphiles know him as the greatest force …

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So-Cal Tiki Getaway, Part 1: Purple Orchid & Palm Springs

What happens when you end up with a free week of work at the end of the year, with pay? Duh - You find a place to travel to, ASAP! And what better place to visit than SoCal, my home away from home? This trip was a little different than most of my others, where …

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Inside The Desert Oasis Room, & The Mind Of Adrian Eustaquio

Ok, so it has been a while since my last post; apologies to my readers for the extended absence! I am back today, however, and am featuring a very special guest: Adrian Eustaquio, creator of the tiki podcast Inside The Desert Oasis Room. The weekly show recently celebrated its one-year anniversary, complete with a party …

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The Tiki – Lake George’s Little Slice Of History

My most recent travels took me to Syracuse, NY to visit Todd's family, and I figured that with it only being 3 hours away, The Tiki Resort in Lake George would be a great place for us to get a tiki fix. I know this is where the Ohana: Luau At the Lake event is …

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Defining Tiki – An Observation

Disclaimer: This subject has been very hot-button in many social media forums as of late. The statements in this blog are the opinions of the writer. Tiki has experienced a resurgency of sorts within the last year. It has popped up in cities that are total tiki deserts, such as Dallas, TX, where I currently …

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