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In early May the Hanalei Colony Resort had the pleasure of hosting several travel writers from around the country. Here on a cultural press trip, the Resort was one of their stops along the majestic north shore.

They enjoyed networking by our recently renovated pool and dined on a sumptuous dinner at The Mediterranean Gourmet. The writers who joined us represented several publications that include:

AFAR - a magazine of world travel & cultural perspectives. Writer: Constance "Connie" Hale

Journal & Topics Newspapers - dating back to 1930, this publication brings its readers the best in community newspaper reporting including local news, travel, lifestyle, business and more. Writer: Todd Wessell - a Canadian company with offices in Berlin, Madrid & Paris, Suite101 is dedicated to delivering great articles to its readers. Writer: Jennifer Miner - launched in Sept. 2009, this fun web site covers the tales of three professional travel writers (and moms) who are eager to share their favorite destinations for family trips, girlfriend getaways and romantic escapes. The Hanalei Colony Resort offers a special girlfriends' package, not to mention, romantic room set ups for those who want to be cozy and cuddle. Writer: Jennifer Miner

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Beverly Hills Times Magazine and San Diego Magazine - these publications gives their readers the insider information they need to experience Beverly Hills and San Diego, respectively. Granted Kauai is not Beverly Hills or San Diego, but we certainly have our fair share of guests who visit here from both places. Writer: Richard Carroll

Backpacker - focuses on backcountry adventure from backpacking and camping venues to trail nutrition and wild life. Kauai certainly has its share of great places to hike and camp. Writer: Gigi Ragland

Global Writes - this is the official travel magazine of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association. Travel journalists offer readers their insights on the best vacation ideas and itineraries, plus tips & recommendations on global destinations, places to stay, restaurants and more. Writer: Gigi Ragland

It's always fun to introduce the travel writers to the magnificent Garden Island of Kauai. We've already heard from a couple of them who wrote just to thank us for the great time they had at the Resort. Mahalo to them for joining us and sharing the beauty of Hanalei Colony and our Kaui resort accommodations