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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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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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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Tiki Mecca -A Visit To The Mai-Kai

This year, the Mai-Kai celebrates its 60th anniversary, having been established in 1956. It is currently one of the longest-running tiki bars/restaurants in existence, and it maintains its reputation by continuing to serve top-notch food, delicious cocktails, and by having one of the most authentic and spectacular Polynesian floor shows in the world. The voters …

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