Tips and Articles for Hawaii

Joe Schmelzer

What's black on the bottom, green on top, and sunny all over? The Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii, extending from Keahole Airport (built on... Read More

once-in-a-lifetime trips for a once-in-a-lifetime moment ... Read More

See our slideshow of Shoulder Season Travel Secrets. ... Read More

In December, we asked for your opinions on romance and travel. Here's what turns you on: ... Read More

ALEXANDRA PENNEY, author of How to Make Love to a Man and Sexiest Sex of AllPlanning a trip for my fiancé's 50th birthday (at the time he was just my... Read More

Groucho Marx once said, "I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member." Frankly, I’m with Groucho—with a possible exception for... Read More

Forget the frumpy, olive-drab tents of your childhood. A new breed of oversized tents is being pitched at ecotourism sites and luxury resorts around... Read More

Swedish massages and basic facials can be found on nearly every spa menu, but they're no longer enough to entice savvy spa-goers. The 10 exotic... Read More

"We've explored only three or four percent of our oceans," muses Oklahoma-based hotel developer Joseph Cala. "We know more about outer space." For four... Read More

Bed and breakfast. An elementary formula, right?It's amazing how wide a detour this concept has taken since farmwives started renting out the spare room... Read More

The Moorings Village Islamorada, Fla.; 305/664-4708; www.themooringsvillage.com; doubles from $185, two-night minimum. Halfway between Miami and Key... Read More

On certain warm nights, the last place we want to be is inside. Give us a good breeze and a view of the stars. Of course, we'll take the comfort of a... Read More

I never fantasized about visiting Hawaii with my sister. The land of molten lava, fiery sunsets, and evening luaus has always, in my mind, been reserved... Read More

Call it the Cinema Paradiso of the Pacific. On Saturdays and Sundays, the city of Honolulu erects a 30-foot movie screen for an evening of alfresco... Read More

Tobacco heiress Doris Duke's estate, Shangri La, was built on five seaside acres in Honolulu's exclusive Black Point between 1936 and 1939. Though its... Read More

By the time I show up, at 4:30 a.m., about 30,000 very wide-awake runners have gathered on the green at Honolulu's Ala Moana Beach Park, where a pre... Read More

Five young surfers eating from takeout containers on a bench outside Honolulu's Ward Farmers Market tipped us off. We were in the warehouse district... Read More

Halekulani, Honolulu's top beach hotel, means "house befitting heaven" in Hawaiian, and its just-opened Polynesian spa evokes a tropical Elysium. Kapa... Read More

Hawaii's next culinary generation knows there's more than just mahimahi in the sea, and this young brigade of Pac-Rim masters is serving specimens you... Read More

Hawaii has had a love-hate relationship with big ships ever since Captain James Cook stumbled upon the Sandwich Islands in 1778. ... Read More

In Hawaii, it used to be that you could tell a haole (foreigner) from a kamaaina (local) by the kind of car he drove—or so says my friend Ken. He grew... Read More

I was on the Big Island for a special concert. We played in a palm grove on the beach at night for the 100 people who won a contest through my TV show.... Read More

I'm considering a summer trip to Peru, including some trekking. How crowded is it on the Inca Trail?—D.B., Windsor, Ont. ... Read More

Behold—markandeya!—this is the realm of art. It is the atrium of heaven," reads the inscription on the window of the Robyn Buntin of Honolulu shop, the... Read More

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