Tips and Articles for Hawaii

Joe Schmelzer

Who just kissed me?It wasn't the air-kiss of a summer cocktail party. It wasn't a peck. Nor was it the red stamp of the favorite aunt who squeezed the... Read More

The TripWithin the Hawaiian-island family, Maui is the celebrity sibling: radiantly beautiful, a bit rebellious, and with glamour to spare. The island... Read More

The TripIt may be the most dramatic vista anywhere in Hawaii: from the bluffs above the eastern tip of Hanalei Bay, on the North Shore of Kauai, you... Read More

The TripThe Big Island of Hawaii is a little bit country and a whole lot of lava rock and roll—especially whenever Kilauea is pouring hot magma into the... Read More

Cross-cultural pollination means that both the croissant and the bagel have traveled far from home, and the “continental breakfast” still reigns supreme... Read More

In the fifties, when I was a girl at the Punahou School, the population of the capital, Honolulu, was 300,000 people. There were not a great number of... Read More

AndazParent: HyattBack Story: Hyatt threw out the reception desk when it invented Andaz in 2007, so guests can feel like the hotel is their private pied... Read More

Here are 12 hot spots and cool getaways— from Fez to Whistler, B.C.—that are easy to get to and chockablock with activities. So go ahead, and make it a... Read More

Day 1Morning Hike: Honolulu is a city of early risers, so join predawn joggers and bikers on the two-mile coastal path that skirts Diamond Head Crater,... Read More

Looking Back on BodrumPeter Jon Lindberg’s “Touring Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula” was most interesting to me, but the glamorous beach resort he describes... Read More

I eagerly read Peter Jon Lindberg’s article about his quest for the best oysters. My husband and I share his passion and have tasted these fruits of the... Read More

With the economy still in flux, hotels are continuing to reduce their rates—in some cities by as much as 30 percent. Hotwire.com publishes a monthly... Read More

Life’s a beach for Mariam Ahmadi, 19, a Los Angeles resident of Venice Beach, who enjoys nothing more than easy access to the ocean. "I love living here... Read More

See our list of 20 Great American Beaches.It’s no surprise that this summertime, American travelers are planning to stick close to home. But that’s no... Read More

See our slideshow of the 10 Best U.S. Shelling Beaches.Glass-bodied lamps filled with bleached scallop shells and sand dollars; a pink-lipped conch... Read More

Los Angeles(%) Hotel Price Drop: -7.7%($) Average Room Rate: $112.34Anaheim–Santa Ana(%) Hotel Price Drop: -11.4%($) Average Room Rate: $102.38San Diego... Read More

“You have to keep moving or it dies,” explains Ian Schrager, the infamously obsessive hotelier who, with late business partner Steve Rubell, invented... Read More

“I thought you’d like to sit out here, so you can watch the traffic go by,” Auntie Rose suggests, offering me a chair.“Thanks, Auntie. But do you mind... Read More

U.S. + CanadaThe Caribbean + BermudaMexicoCentral + South AmericaEuropeAsiaAfrica + the Middle EastTop Cruise Lines for FamiliesU.S. + Canada1. Inn at... Read More

For 10 years I lived on the Hawaiian island of Maui. I had a complex relationship with paradise.When I stood in my backyard and looked off across... Read More

The stereotype of the surly Parisian maître d’ may be losing currency nowadays, but for the determined efforts of one man: Philippe Pinoteau, owner of... Read More

Angela HunsingerAssistant director of recreation, the Inn at Palmetto Bluff, South CarolinaYears on the Job: 4The Comforts of Home: I love to create... Read More

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Hotels: Hawaii1. Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui 88.5 2. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea 87.4 3. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Big Island 87.3 4. The... Read More

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