Next Stop: Oahu


Rare Underwater Scooters, Podium Raceway Go Kart Racing ,Wet N Wild Water Park, Tiki Grill and Bar, Aston Resort, Makana With Lono and Lopaka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT STOP: OAHU (TRANSCRIPTION)

00:00-00:05 Aloha, I’m Jon Olson. Welcome to Next Stop from the most isolated, and populated island in the world.
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00:21-00:38 JON: Oahu is the gathering place, and on this episode I gather some of my family and friends, my ohana, to share in the fun. We will show you an underwater activity found in very few places in the world, and we’ll mesmerize you with the tunes of Makana and his magical musicians. All this and more on Next Stop Oahu, the fun starts now.
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00:42-00:52 JON: Oahu is the gathering place, so I have gathered some of my friends and family, my ohana, for a day of fun. We are going to kick it off at Podium Raceway and then we will splash it up at Wet N Wild, but first, I have the need for speed with my ohana.
01:01-01:56 JON: This place is awesome.
MARK: Thank you.
JON: Now how long has this been here? You brought this from California kind of recently, right?
MARK: Yeah, that is correct. I came to Hawaii about 5 years ago, we were looking for a venue to do indoor entertainment, cart racing is real big there, so we decided to start looking for a building and bring it here.
JON: What is the process, you gotta go over there to the computers, you gotta get signed up, get your little card.
MARK: What you do is just come in, and on the kiosk, we have an electronic kiosk, you punch all your information in there, your email address, your facebook, walk right up here and it puts you in a race.
JON: So the kids actually get to have their own little drivers license, they must love that.
MARK: Yeah they love it. They got their picture on it, and it keeps all their information on so, once they sign in one time they don’t ever have to do that again, they can come back at anytime. Your information is on there, if you have 2 or 3 races left, swipe it and you can race again.
JON: So who loves it more, the kids or the adults?
MARK: Oh you know what? We run about 5 adult races for every kids race, so what does that tell you?
02:05-02:11 MARK: Ok Jon, that’s it, your history, your going to be last.
JON: Whatever dude, you’re going down. So is hot wax over there.
02:37-02:57 JON: Man that gets your adrenaline pumping, that was awesome.
MARY: I couldn’t catch you guys.
JON: Did you guys have a good time?
ALL-Yeah!
JON: So did I. Before we go to Wet N Wild, we have a special presentation for you guys. Alright!
ALL: Cheering.
JON: Thank you very much.
03:05-03:35 JON: So here we are at Wet N Wild, but we are obviously not in our Wet N Wild attire, so girls you have got 5 minutes, you go that way, guys we go this way, meet back here with your swimsuits. Go, it’s a race! Boys win!
ROBERT: Yay, boys on three!
JON:OK the girls finally arrived, everybody before we have some fun the sun is out, we have to protect our skin,everybody gets a squirt of sunblock and then you get to go play, Robert, you are first. Go play.
ROBERT: Yesss!
03:54-04:34 JON: I’ve sent my ohana off to enjoy the water park, there is lots to explore. Eddie, where do we even start at this place?
EDDIE: Well, depends. If you have kids we have many different areas for kids.
JON: What’s this? This is just a big cruising pool right here?
EDDIE: Yeah, right behind us in our Hawaiian Waters wave pool, it’s our man made wave sort of attraction here at the park.
JON: I also saw some people surfing over here, I’m not sure if that is going to be me or not.
EDDIE: You know, it takes a lot of good core to get on that boat, but basically what the floor rider is is a stand alone wave where you can either body board, or use a skim board which is similar to a snowboard.
JON: Oh cool.
EDDIE: So if you can snowboard you can definitely ride the floor rider.
04:41-05:11 JON: This looks like a ride for the real men, so we have got Charles. Mike, Johnny, and this Jon. Tornado time. We had a great day here today, did we have fun?
ALL: Yeah!
JON: Highly recommend Podium Raceway and Wet and Wild, for your ohana day on Oahu.
ALL: Aloha!
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05:18-05:22 JON: Stick around, coming up on Next Stop, one of the most unique water activities in the world.
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05:26-05:52 JON: Admitted to the union in 1959, Hawaii, our 50th state, is the most isolated population center on the face of the earth. China is 5,000 miles away, Japan 4,000 miles away, and the nearest population center is California, some 2,400 miles away. Now even though we might be far away from you right now, you never feel lonely in Hawaii, truly one of the worlds premier travel destinations. Book your Hawaiian getaway today at alaskaair.com
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06:00- 06:45 JON: We’re in Hawaii Kai marina heading out to the pacific to experience on of the most unique water activities you will find anywhere in the world, but you will find it on Oahu.
BOONE: Are you guys familiar with the Hawaii Five Oh show?
JON: Oh yeah.
BOON: Yeah. We’ve got some filming grounds right over here, this brown house with the shiny windows, it’s like an aspen style looking one? A bunch of like famous celebrities like Dog the Bounty Hunter lives on the beach, we’ve got some musicians, things like that. A lot of movie stars. Also in the introduction of Hawaii Five Oh? They use this whole bay, they take a helicopter and zoom in and they shoot down, and then if you guys are staying in Waikiki, this is the opposite side of Diamond Head from what you are looking at.
06:50-07:18 SAM: Alright everybody, so basically here is the alien you guys are going to cruise around on today. We know it is bizarre looking, but it is a really good water toy, you guys are going to enjoy it. How it works is we have a dive tank here on the front, which we will have in a second, it’s not there yet. And that pumps fresh air right into the dome here. So you’ve got fresh air coming in right in front of your face, and all the old air is coming out these holes here in the back, it’s really cool, and the only thing you guys got to be responsible for is pulling the trigger and steering around.
07:44-08:21 JON: Sam, we’ve done a lot of water sports all around the world and this is the first time we have ever seen scooters, where did you find these things?
SAM: I was on a surf trip about 6 or 7 years ago, and met a guy at the bar actually and started chatting, 2 years later he came at me with this proposition and told me that he wanted me to start this over here, he thought it would be a good fit for Hawaii.
JON: It’s a great fit for Hawaii.
SAM: Yeah, I mean it ties the gap between snorkeling and scuba, and a lot of people don’t want to go through the whole process of getting their dive card and all that and so it’s a good fit, and for non swimmers as well.
08:22-08:40 JON: So Charles, you are 10 years old. Not many kids get to go on underwater scooters. Your first time, was it what you expected, and would you do it again?
CHARLES: I definitely want to do it again, and it was kind of what I expected but kind of better than what I expected.
JON: Nice.
CHARLES: Exciting, more.
JON: Good opportunity. High five.
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08:50-10:33 JON: We are staying once again with our good friends with the Aston Hotels and Resorts on Oahu, which is a good thing, because there is a huge variety of properties here on Oahu, right Cara?
CARA: Absolutely, and variety is the spice of life.
JON: It is, I agree
CARA: Yes absolutely, so we have something for everyone, whether you are young or young at heart, whether you are a family or single, or a couple travelling together.
JON: If you are looking for luxury, you’ve got that.
CARA: Absolutely.
JON: The Aston Waikiki Tower is just absolutely beautiful.
CARA: Right, we have budget, moderate and upscale, and the Waikiki Beach Tower is our most luxurious property, with full service, so you get the beauty of the condominium, the space, and the great price.
JON: Now if you are looking for something a little bit more moderate, the Circle Hotel, some great values there and that is a really fun property, and it is in a circle!
CARA: Yeah, well you know the Circle is one of my favorite properties, one of the reasons why is because of its location, you can’t get that close to the beach and consider yourself a moderate property. And you are correct, it is shaped like a lantern, and it’s Fung Shui, and nowdays when it’s very important to have all the good vibes, you know, coming at you, and so all the bad spirits go straight up to the roof.
JON: I love it. And this property that we are staying at, The Waikiki Beach Hotel is right across the street, and you’ve got great shopping right here in the lobby, another perfect place for families.
CARA: One of the nice things about Aston Hotels and Resorts is we have, not only do we have a great price, but we have a great value. Obviously value isn’t about the price, it’s about what you get, what you pay for that price.
JON: Absolutely.
CARA: And with our Aloha Book, and having over 2,000 dollars worth of savings especially here on Oahu, even when I look through it, I get surprised. Ooh, we have this in the Aloha Book?
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10:39-10:45 JON: Coming up on Next Stop, a royal celebration at the Royal Hawaiian Waikiki, and Da Kine Grinds.
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10:48-11:09 JON: Duke Kahanamoku is a legend here on Oahu, and was a true renaissance man of his day. He won several olympic medals in swimming, and was the first person to ever be inducted into both the swimming and surfing hall of fame. Duke was an actor. Duke was a lawman here in Honolulu for many years, and was the Hawaiian Ambassador, helping spread the aloha spirit throughout the world. Duke Kahanamoku, we salute your spirit.
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11:20-12:45 JON: We are at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel for a Tihati Productions Luau, now I know from experience living here, if I see Tihati Prodictions on the bill, it’s going to be good.
AFATIA: Oh thank you.
JON: Afatia, thanks for having us brother.
AFATIA: Thank you, how are you doing?
JON: Good to see you.
AFATIA: Alright, pleasure to be here.
JON: Tell us about this luau, and lets talk story about the story.
AFATIA: Ok, what we have here is actually what we don’t like to call a luau, and its what we call  Aha Aina, or what is traditionally known as a feast, or a get together.
JON: And there is entertainment happening around the perimeter right now, you’ve got guys pounding poi over there.
AFATIA: Absolutely. We have some fishermen showing some of their unique wares as well as some of the techniques that they did, and lastly we have our women which was pounding tapa, ancient traditional Hawaiian bark cloth, and it was something only women were allowed to do back in ancient days, so you know, this first act is kind of pre European contact with our activities, and kind of let everybody know some of the activities we used to do as Hawaiians before everybody came.
JON: Lovely. Act 2 I assume is the feast?
AFATIA: Act 2 is the feast, absolutely, Aha Aina, this wonderful feast, but it is a wonderful range of variety of food, from some traditional Hawaiian to kind of pacific fusion. And then finally act 3 is the actual production piece, the show piece, and it takes us on a journey. Earlier days, ancient Hawaiian days was known as Halumaua, this whole area, and so we kind of teach you about how this name came about, and what our Hawaiian people did to make this place significant.

12:51-13:16 ACTRESS: The most prominent and renowned of all our elite year kings, was King Kamehameha Nui, Kamehameha the great.
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ACTRESS: And now we celebrate the Kalakaua dynasty in a medley of songs and dances written in their honor.
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13:43-13:56 ACTRESS: Just down the road from here, a very new sensation was taking center stage. The world was being introduced to the pulsating beat of the drums from Tahiti, and to awe inspiring fire knife dancing from Samoa.
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14:17-14:33 JON: With 112 miles of coastline, Oahu is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands, but it is also the most visited, thanks to attractions like Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, world famous Waikiki Beach, and the state capitol of Honolulu, which is also home to the only royal palace in the United States, the Iolani Palace.
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14:40-16:44 JON: I’m with Michael at Tiki’s Bar and Grill, Waikiki’s premier locally owned restaurant. Before we talk about food that is such a passion here on Oahu, let’s talk about this drink, what is this thing?
MICHAEL: Absolutely. Well, we have a couple of new drinks, and a couple of new custom tiki mugs. This is one that has cruzan rum in it as well as red stag cherry flavored bourbon. We put in a little dry ice, and you can see it is off gassing right now. You have to drink it with a straw, but it chills the drink even more and it makes it exciting. You get to take the mug home.
JON: And this of course is one of your traditional drinks.
MICHAEL: Yeah, the lava flow right here, and then we also have, in a real coconut cup, our world famous mai tai.
JON: Alright, lets get to the food, because I live here on Oahu, one of the things that I notice is we have a lot of ohana BBQ’s on Sundays, and everybody potlucks and brings food. Food is so much more than an eating experience, its a cultural experience on Oahu, why is that?
MICHAEL: Absolutely. Well families get together and people want to give a little, time is so limited that you get to spend with family and extended family, so when you get together, you want to be able to share something good, something exciting, you want to be known as that person that is either bringing that speciality dish maybe, or that you’ve brought something maybe a little unique that other people in the family haven’t had in a while.
JON: Lets talk about what is on the table here because we haven’t eaten lunch yet and we’re kind of starving.
MICHAEL: Absolutely.We have an ahi salad, its like a nicoise style, jumping up to the plantain chips right there that have been fried, that is our poisson cru, and that is made with ono today, guava glazed BBQ ribs, excellent.
JON: You are well known for your food, but you are also well known for your nightlife, this place has a really good nightlife Friday and Saturday nights, you have live music tonight I think, its a Thursday.
MICHAEL: Yep, absolutely. But we’ve also had some unbelievable visitors from around the world stop in and see this is going on, and they have their regular day job back home but they are a closet entertainer, so they get up and they perform and have a good time.
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16:53-16:58 JON: Up next on Next Stop, slack key guitar artist Makana, with Lono and Lopaka.
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18:22-19:08 JON: The New York Times calls his music dazzling, Next Stop calls it mesmerizing and Makana and your band, you are an amazing gift to Hawaiian music, thank you for joining us.
MAKANA: Right on.
JON: Next Stop Oahu, this is probably the most special music segment we have ever done, because we are in your home.
MAKANA: We are, and  you know, hawaiian music comes out of the home, hawaiian music is a very personal thing. When the missionaries arrived back in the 1800’s, a lot of what was culturally hawaiian was outlawed, and a lot of the cultural  practices kind of went underground, so hawaiian music including the style that I am versed in which is called kehowu, or hawaiian slack key guitar, kind of went underground and became very personal and was only played in the home, so we wanted to share hawaiian music in the context that it was created.
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19:23-19:55 JON: In Hawaii we talk story, right? And you talk story through your music. What is the source of it, besides the ancestors. What is the source of your music today?
MAKANA: The sense of place, it comes down to that. When you aloha someone, its an action, it is a verb, its not a noun, its a verb. You aloha, I aloha you. I aloha you means I recognize that whatever is lighting you up and making you alive, is the same thing that is lighting me up and making me alive. I celebrate that, and we are ohana, we are family, and so lets work together to create harmony. That’s aloha.
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21:33-21:53 JON: Thank you for tuning into Next Stop from my home, Oahu, the gathering place, and big mahalos to my friends and family for joining me in all the fun, I love you guys. Thanks to our shows sponsors, The Aston Hotels and Resorts,  Alaska Airlines and the Alaska Airlines VISA Signature card. We’ll see you next time on Next Stop. Next Stop, where will we take you next? Make good memories everybody.
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Next Stop: Cabo

Camel Ride, Nature Walk, Beach Hopping, Snorkeling, Art Walk, Gastronomy, Nightlife Bar Hopping Including World Famous Cabo Wabo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT STOP: CABO (TRANSCRIPTION)

00:00-00:05 JON: Hola, I’m Jon Olson. Bienvenidos to Next Stop from the lands end of Baja, California.
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00:20-00:38  JON: Welcome to Los Cabos, home of Cabo San Lucas, world renowned for it’s good times, which of course we will dive into on this episode. We’ll also take you to San Jose Del Cabo and dive into the areas rich traditions, history, culture and art. More local music, more great friends, and more surprises await you on this episode of Next Stop from Los Cabos. The fun starts now!
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00:44-01:32 JON: We are with Cabo Adventures in the Mexican outback for a nature hike, and a ride on dromedaries. Dromedaries? You’ll see!
DAVID: Well we are going to do, we are just basically here, we are going to go in a semi circle, and then so Avalo, he is going to be waiting at the end of this hike. Please, move a little bit more that side, this is a 500 acre property, there is room for everyone and everyone, yes.
JON: Laughter
DAVID: Thank you, you have the same sense of humor.
JON: I like it a lot.
DAVID: Either laughing as nobody else sees it man, thank you for validating my jokes man. This, just like downtown Cabo, this is when all the wild creatures come out. Please follow this way.
01:37-02:21 DAVID: Let me get my laser pointer so that you can see what I mean, we are 100% eco friendly, we are pioneering this technique, right? So this dried flowers, they can be boiled and then they can be made into soup. The sap of the tree, so if you are walking in a place like this, if you don’t have a chap stick, this is what you can use as chap stick. Often time this cactus is used by birds to make a nest, that one in particular has been made by a woodpecker, which is one of the most abundant types of woodpeckers that we have here.
02:25 DAVID: Ah you know its very important for everybody to know that there is a type of snake that is called a taipan, this snake is one of the most venomous in the world because one drop of venom about the size of a tear, only one drop of venom about the size of a tear can kill up to 60 people. This type of snake that is one the fastest, one of the deadliest, we don’t have it here!
JON: OH! Laughter
DAVID: Just handing out information. Girls break it when you go to the park, girls dig it man,
02:58-03:07  SIDI: In Sahara Desert it is tradition. It is tradition of symbol of welcome, gratitude, love and honor.
JON: Salud, man.
SIDI: Salud
03:23-03:26 JON: Alright, hasta la pizza!
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03:46-03:51 JON: when Next Stop returns we’ll do a nature walk, and we will ride this bad boy.
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04:02-04:33 CAROLINA: Good morning everybody, welcome on board to Ocean Riders, you see we are going to use these nice faster boats of course everybody shoes off, and then on board you can bring all your person belongings. Show me your hands up like this, this one means stop I feel sick, this is emergency stuff, ok? But if we are so happy, show me carnival hands, how about everybody carnival hands? Whooo, here we go, The first stop is gonna be on the lovers beach, where we can walk and take some pictures.
05:07-05:27 CAROLINA: And about the snorkel, just remember to close your mouth all the time, and if it’s too hard for you, push the water out, just turn upside down and the gravity may come. Questions? We are ok? Ready guys?
JON: Si.
CAROLINA: Muy Bien! Let’s go see my babies.
05:49-05:50 JON: It’s like a porcipine.
CAROLINA: Uh huh.
06:05-06:47 JON: We started out by taking the boat out to lovers beach, and divorce beach. I have to ask, who’s idea was it to put lovers beach and divorce beach right next to each other?
CAROLINA: Because they waves.
JON: Because of what?
CAROLINA: The waves!
JON: The waves? Oh, I see.
CAROLINA: Because the lovers looks so flat, the water is so warm it is the opposite, it is the cold, and the rougher here.
JON: Bigger waves and the more nasty side.Yeah, the lovers beach is very passive, we saw lots of things, lots of formations in the rocks, from elephants to lots of things. And there are movies that have been filmed there.
CAROLINA: Yes, lots of mexican movies around.
JON: Even Planet of the Apes.
CAROLINA: Planet of the Apes, Troy, the TV show Heroes.
06:59-07:18 JON: Apparently you have been coming to Cabo for many years.
JOSE: This is my 5th year, and I have been doing Ocean Riders for about 3 ½ years.
JON: What is is about Cabo that you like so much?
JOSE: It’s 2 hours away, and its peaceful.
JON: And it’s safe though, isn’t it?
JOSE: Very safe, very peaceful, everybody is very courteous. It’s not like other places you go, so it is very safe.
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07:28-07:55 JON: Golf in the Baja Peninsula offers a wide selection of courses located right here in Los Cabos, and this area is quickly becoming known as one of the worlds premier golf destinations. What sets these courses apart? The beautiful Sea of Cortez, which many holes lie adjacent to. Come experience golf in the Baja Peninsula and we guarantee you will be back. With such courses designed by legends like Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman. Great Courses, great champions, great vistas, and great golf, in Baja Sur.
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08:07-09:14 JON: Cabo is home to some of the worlds best hotels and resorts, and Dreams in Los Cabos is no exception, this place is absolutely stunning. Let’s talk about all the beach activities, starting with the weddings.
YOLANDA: The wedding:
JON: Every night we’ve been here there has been a wedding.
YOLANDA: We have 300 weddings a year.
JON: 300 a year?
YOLANDA: We are the more popular company in Los Cabos for weddings.
JON: And the activities on the beach I love. You have putt golf, you have horse shoes, you have the I don’t know what you call it, it’s the trampoline where people can flip upside down, you have 2 beautiful pools, I can’t think of a better place for families, for children, what do people tell you about your property?
YOLANDA: That is what, that they have everything in one place that is the main thing, that they have found here a very high quality of service, premium beverage, and it’s simple, I mean they have everything here and they really enjoy this beautiful property.
JON: Another thing you have is a really warm, wonderful and smart staff.
YOLANDA: That feeling for you know, to receive of guests in this hotel, and they really enjoy that.
09:15-09:50 PEPE: I’m glad to be you know, everyday with the guests, it’s awesome.
JON: You seem like you love your job, you’ve got that big smile on your face.
PEPE: I got a beautiful hotel right here you know, there is nothing compared to this.
JON: There is no doubt about it. You have worked every day that we’ve been here, do you ever get a day off?
PEPE: Every day but Saturday, Saturday is my day off.
JON: And what do you do? What do you do for fun in Cabo?
PEPE: A little bit of drink at the beach, you know, a couple margaritas.
JON: Well you meet people from all over the world, you must have some pretty crazy vacation stories, and weddings like every single night.
PEPE: Not that I remember, what happens in Cabo stays in Cabo.
JON: Alright, we’ll we are gonna look you up tonight.
PEPE: Alrighty.
JON: Great to have you.
PEPE: Nice to meet you.
JON: Muchos Gracias.
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09:53-09:58 JON: Coming up on Next Stop we learn about gastronomy at a dietz in downtown Cabo San Lucas.
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10:22-11:30 JON: Art knows no cultural boundaries, and tonight we celebrate art and history in downtown San Jose. Art is alive and well in downtown San Jose tonight, this is an art walk which happens.
ROSA LUZ: Every Thursday.
JON: Every Thursday
ROSA LUZ: Every Thursday, and it is from 5 to 9 and all the galleries are serving wine and new things that the artists are in town.
JON: Now you have several of your states represented in your gallery.
ROSA LUZ: I have almost every state in Mexico.
JON: Let’s start with the fruit.
ROSA LUZ: This is just a very colorful decoration for restaurants, or hotels, or your house.
JON: So what are some of your favorites?
ROSA LUZ: My favorite is the palo verra. And the ceramic is very intricate, very beautiful. It takes over 3 months to make one piece.
JON: Wow.
ROSA LUZ: So it is very detailed, very classy.
JON: what else do you like in here, there is so much to choose from.
ROSA LUZ: I love the blown glass from Guadalajara.
JON: That’s your home.
ROSA LUZ: Uh huh. Let me see what else there. Black clay from Oaxaca, that is absolutely pretty, it is one of the fewest places where the clay is completely dark.
11:37-12:02  ROSA LUZ: I want to show you some pearls, I was talking to you about,  and that what we are famous for, this is the pearl from Baja, the black pearls that we are famous for. The regular color pearls are white, and that is why we are very famous because it is black.
JON: I didn’t know that Baja was famous for black pearls.
ROSA LUZ: Yes.
JON: I learned something new tonight.
ROSA LUZ: We learn something every day.
12:03-12:28 ROSA LUZ: One the main attractions that we have in San Jose, it’s here, the galleries.The art galleries that present, and change the work.
JON: I like it all, I love that one, that makes me feel like I’m on vacation.
PATRICIA: That is a piece, that artist took it 4 years to do it. He started painting in 2005 and ended up in 2009. It’s an artist that doesn’t produce a lot, 10 to 12 pieces at the most.
12:34-12:45 JON: So much to see and do down here, but you have a guide that’s available through the hotels, and it’s free.
ROSA LUZ: yes, it’s free and we give it to any person that is interested in where to go and what to do in the historic district of San Jose Del Cabo.
12:51-13:55 JON: We are back where we started in front of the Mission in San Jose, we’ve done the art, we’ve had some wine, we’ve met some great people, but let’s talk about the history and the importance of this area, starting with the Mission.
MARIA: Yeah, this Mission is very important to us. We are at the location where everything was started, this Mission was built 1735, the Jesuit Mission, and it is one of the first ones they built in the southern part of the peninsula.
JON: So today when we arrived here at the town square, this place was jumping. What was happening here today?
MARIA: So they were celebrating the Corpus Christi. Corpus Chrisi is a celebration to celebrate the covenant that Jesus Christ made with the humankind. For instance, if you live under my commands, under the commands that are in the bible, under the same standard the humankind can have happiness. So we invite all your colleagues and friends, and visitors to come and enjoy and we can talk deeper and explore other areas.
JON: Muchos Gracias.
MARIA: Da nada.
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14:01-14:26 JON: With over 1 million varieties of desert plants, the Wirikuta was designed to honor both the cactus in its many forms, over 2,500 varieties of cacti here, and the traditions and culture of Mexico’s indigenous people. The Wirikuta also has 3 large pyramids made from large granite stones, each representing a different continent. As you stroll the grounds of these meticulously planned botanicals, it’s sure to impress you as you learn about plants from all over the world. It’s also a great place to just chilax.
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14:38- 16:20 JON: I learned a new word today, gastronomy, which means the art and science of good eating, it’s a very, very important word and Carmen here is an astronomy expert, especially down here in Baja Sur.
CARMEN: Thank you very much, I hope I can help you.
JON: The varieties of food in Mexico and Baja Sur is amazing, and healthy.
CARMEN: It is, as you can see here we have the lobsters, the sea bass, the tuna, the big shrimp.
JON: This restaurant  is beautiful.
CARMEN: It is.
JON: It kind of speaks to my heart, this is kind of what you expect, if I were to come here, this is one of the restaurants I would bring people here.
CARMEN:  Well you know this is a real Mexico, I mean you can see the colors, the lights, the dishes, everything is Mexico, the music. And the most important is you guys are coming to our country and you find out really good things like this is.
JON: We love coming to your country. We keep talking about how safe it is, and how much fun it is.
CARMEN: It is!
JON: And the Mexican people have such a wonderful spirit.
CARMEN: Yes.
JON: I love how much fun you guys, you laugh with us, you get our jokes, or at least my jokes.
CARMEN: Thank you, you know Mexicans we are friendly and we as you say, we try to be happy every single day. And well, it’s nice to have our friends and tourists here, and welcome everybody.
JON: One of your main businesses here, and very important to the economy is sport fishing.
CARMEN: Yes it is.
JON: Fishing is very important to Cabo.
CARMEN: You are right. Fishing is a sport in Los Cabo that started like, more than 30 years ago. In Los Cabos we have a big tournament, a business tournament that is one of the biggest in the world, and it is a lot of fish to catch, I mean the big marlins, you know, for the fans of fishing it is paradise.
16:2117:04  JON: Your restaurant is awesome.
RUDY: Thank you very much.
JON: This feels like this in Mexico, kind of like the Cheers of Los Cabos.
RUDY: A lot of cute ladies
JON: I didn’t notice!
RUDY: You know how much is sober here.
JON: Let’s talk about what is going on behind us here.
RUDY: Oh yeah, we have tequilas. You can not say no because for sure you are never going to see it again.
JON: Then I definitely can’t say no.
RUDY: A little bit.
JON: So tequila honestly is another beautiful form of Mexican art.
RUDY: It is.
JON: It’s an art form.
RUDY: It is, it’s one, besides mariachi, it is one of our most representative.
JON: Yeah, and your food too..
RUDY: Our signature, and our food too.
JON: Salud.
RUDY: Salud.
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17:26-17:31 JON: when Next Stop returns, we will mix it up with some of Cabo’s well documented night life. Viva Los Cabos!
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17:36-17:51 JON: It’s a Friday night in Cabo San Lucas which means its time to party. Cabo Wabo is one of the most famous bars in the world, we’ll end our bar tour here with some live music. We are going kick it off at a few of the other local venues. I’ve invited some of my friends from earlier in the show, it’s time to play.
17:56-18:34 JON: I’m liking where this bar hopping started out. I’m supposed the meet Lilzy at Passion and I’ve never been here before but this place looks pretty cool and I am greeted by this…Hola Lilzy.
LILZY: Hi Jon, great to see you, welcome to Passion Club.
JON: This a pretty cool place.
LILZY: Yeah, it is a pretty cool place to start the party of Cabo. So they have this special shot, it’’s called bubble gum shot.
JON: I’ve never seen a shot like this, ever.
LILZY: And are you ready to start a party, yeah.
18:37-19:20 JON: Tell us about Passion.
MAN: Passion? passion is all about good cocktails, have fun, house music, the best.
JON: The streets of Cabo are jumping tonight, I’m here to meet my new friend Angel or Angel I think at Mandala. Let’s check this place out. Angel, what’s up my friend?
ANGEL: Hey what’s up? How are you doing?
JON: Lilzy told me you had something very special planned for me.
ANGEL: Definitely. This is the actually the house drink for all Mandalas. There is a mandala here, in Cancun, PVR and other places and the house drink actually came up from some people who came from Russia and showed igt to us.
18:33-20:19 JON: Cabo San Lucas has the great reputation for being kind of, a party capitol of Mexico. Do you think that fair?
JORGE: Um, the party Capitol of Mexico?
JON: I kind of hear that.
JORGE: I may say-YES!
JON: Let’s talk about this, because this is the drink.
JORGE: This is the Cabo Wabo tequila you know. This is aged over two years.
JON: So Jorge, what do you tell people who maybe have  never been to Cabo, especially to Cabo Wabo, why should they come here?
JORGE: We have a great, great place. We have great music, use of the place, it bounce on the lighting the sound system, everything is perfect and people enjoy to come here and have a good time.
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21:21-21:24 BAND: Gracias, Muchos Gracias.
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21:27- 21:53 JON: Gracias for joining us on Next Stop from Los Cabo’s, one of the friendliest, safest and most fun destinations of the year. Mucho, mucho, gracias  to Veronica and your wonderful staff, from top to bottom you guys helped put together another amazing trip. We’ll miss you guys, hope to see you soon. As always, big thanks to our title sponsors and good friends, Alaska Airlines and the Alaska Airlines VISA Signature card. Next Stop, where will we take you next? Make good memories everybody,