Oceanic Arts – A Tiki Decor Wonderland

If you are into living la vida Tiki, Oceanic Arts is a place that should be on your travel agenda. They are the premier purveyor of Polynesian paraphernalia (say that 5 times fast), and have been since their inception in 1956. They have outfitted many amazing mid-century and contemporary Tiki locations, including the Polynesian Village …

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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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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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Tiki Caliente 9, & 4 Days Of Tiki Cool

I got a small taste of Tiki Caliente for the first time last year, when I made a 32 (yes 32) hour trek out to Palm Springs from my home in Dallas. By the time I caught my flight back, I knew I would have to return to experience the event in its entirety, and …

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The Tiki Ti – Ray Buhen’s Legacy

With Tiki Caliente 9 only a day away, I figured what better way to kick off 4 days of non-stop tiki than with a visit to one of the most famous and best tiki bars on the planet? I scheduled our flight from Dallas to arrive in L.A. on Wednesday, when the Ti opens for …

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Latitude 29 – Home To Tiki Royalty 

One can't talk tiki without mentioning Beachbum Berry.Before the re-emergence of tiki in the late 90's and early 2000's, he was already rediscovering and cracking the code to many lost and secret recipes from tiki's glory days. He has written numerous books about tiki drink history, Polynesian food, and of course, recipes. It was only …

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