Hawaii

Tips and Articles in Hawaii

How to pave the way to Brady Bunch bliss?More and more parents finding love the second time around are turning their honeymoon into a "familymoon." Resorts have responded with packages for blended clans. Squaw Peak and Tapatio...
Hawaii's North Shore is floating CinemaScope, Beach Blanket Bingo crossed with The Truman Show, an eerie landscape where everyone is living out a curious life movie. For haole—vintage slang for visitors from the mainland—it's one big Surf Land dud...
Poi, pineapples, and spit-roasted pigs finally have an authentically Hawaiian chaser. Bottling company Koyo USA recently began packaging desalinated ocean water from 2,000 feet below the waves and selling it as MaHaLo Deep Sea Water (www.hawaiidee...
QUEBEC CITY WHY Old Quebec, with its cobblestoned streets and 17th-century slate-roofed buildings, looks like a fairy-tale village, one with a French accent. No need for a car; this town is made for walking—and skating, skiing, and sledding. WHE...
The reasons not to visit Honolulu are pretty close to the ones that make it irresistible. Nobody (well, just 70 percent of all visitors to Hawaii) ever goes there. Although not one of the largest cities in the United States, Honolulu is beset with...
To bring you the ultimate in American dining today, we turned to restaurant critics in 15 cities across the country. We asked them to recommend something old (a tried-and-true gem for celebrating a birthday or anniversary), something new (a dazzli...
Saturday To: wtorkells@hotmail.com From: etorkells@yahoo.com Dear Dad, A quick note from the airport—before the Xanax kicks in—to say I'm sorry you couldn't come with Mom and me. But you did just have that 60th-birthday fishing trip to Montana, ...
OLINDA COUNTRY COTTAGES & INN, MAUI Forget the beaches, swaying palms, and sprawling resorts 4,000 feet below; this is Maui's eucalyptus-scented Upcountry, where cows and horses—not tourists—roam the sloping meadows. High on the western flank of M...
In 1901, after numerous pleas from his wife, Mary, Big Island rancher W. H. "Willie" Shipman purchased this graceful, secluded Victorian high above Hilo Bay for the grand sum of $13,000. Hospitality has ruled ever since. During a 1907 tour of the ...
Molokai is an island of superlatives— Hawaii's longest beach, the world's highest sea cliffs, site of Hawaii's bloodiest royal battles, ancient home to the most powerful priests. Consequently, the simplest things take on a larger significance. A s...
After two days at Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa in Desert Hot Springs, California, you feel as if you've had 10 days' vacation. This luxurious, sensual spa serves fabulous food, and no children are allowed.Harriet CohenVoorhees, N.J. I E-ma...
Next time you breeze through a great hotel lobby, check out the gift shop. You might notice a change. Packs of chewing gum: gone. Logo T-shirts: not there. Plastic lighters: zippo. In their place, you're likely to spot regional crafts, chic place ...
Let's face it: most of us hit the sand on our tropical vacations and never budge. By the time we've packed up everything, flown God knows how far, unpacked everything, and organized the family for a week of fun and relaxation, we deserve to dig ou...
q. What's the next Costa Rica?--C.L., Seattle, Wash.a. There's no question it's Panama -- with more rain forest than Costa Rica, deserted beaches along the Caribbean, and more species of mammals and amphibians than any other country in Centr...
On Maui, bliss comes naturally: the coastline is stunning, the water warm, the breeze cooling, and the sand thick and velvety. Resorts put necessities -- such as pools with faux-stone tunnels and slides -- at arm's reach. The food and drink, fruit...