Tips and Articles for Hawaii

Joe Schmelzer

Hotels/Resorts Cities Islands Spas Tour Operators Cruise Lines Airlines Car-Rentals Main Page Top Islands: MauiNATURAL ATTRACTIONSBeaches, beaches,... Read More

Q: My husband and I want to spend a weekend in Manhattan. Where are the best new places to stay and eat? —Alison Carter, San Jose, Calif.A: “I’d base... Read More

See our slideshow of the World’s Best Hotels for Celeb-Spotting.Try as she might to hide behind her signature oversize sunglasses, globe-trotter and... Read More

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kohala Coast, Big IslandWhen I was growing up in Los Angeles, my parents would regularly decamp, sans kids, to the Mauna Kea. It... Read More

Take a deep breath. Chances are, the air filling your lungs is far from pure. Even if you live in a clean, ecologically conscious area, you may be... Read More

Book a stay at the New Mexico Skies inn, high in the Sacramento Mountains, and you’ll encounter some unusual rules. You’ll need to check in before... Read More

"What were they thinking?"That’s what Paco Underhill, author of the books Why We Buy and Call of the Mall, says he wondered when friends presented him... Read More

The koa wood and bronze columns of Hawaiian Hall, centerpiece of the Bishop Museum, has beenrestored to dazzling splendor by Ralph Appelbaum Associates ... Read More

Reader's FindIn the tiny village of Chassigny, my wife and I found the perfect place from which to explore the region's châteaux and gardens.... Read More

See our slideshow of Do-It-Yourself “Amazing Race” Adventures.One step off a platform and it’s 200 feet straight down. Strapped into a harness and... Read More

Being a restless spirit does not mean I sleep poorly in a strange bed. On the contrary. I’ve slept well everywhere—whether a dirt-floored safari tent in... Read More

When you travel into nature, finding an eco-lodge or eco-friendly resort is becoming easier and easier. But what happens when you travel through America... Read More

In the brief months since President Obama was elected, his daughters, Malia and Sasha, have visited the Eiffel Tower and the Kremlin, strolled the... Read More

They call it Dudamania: Gustavo Dudamel, the 27-year-old Venezuelan conductor, shaggy-headed and exuberant, is leading performances that lift not only... Read More

I saw photos of our new president teeing it up in his native Hawaii. Should I play where he did on my next trip?Before his inauguration, Barack Obama... Read More

Only on the web: More Responses to Our Parents' Poll QuestionTony Hawk CHAMPION SKATEBOARDER My three boys [Riley, 12, Spencer, 5, and Keegan, 2] and... Read More

FLORIDA Marco Island Marriott Resort Sizzle (800/438-4373; www.marriottse.com/mrkfl ). WHAT'S INCLUDED Daily breakfast for four and a $100 food... Read More

Kailua is the country cousin of Oahu's glossy but overbuilt Diamond Head-Waikiki Gold Coast. It's what the whole island was like 40 years ago, when... Read More

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 ... Read More

Hawaii's North Shore is floating CinemaScope, Beach Blanket Bingo crossed with The Truman Show, an eerie landscape where everyone is living out a... Read More

Poi, pineapples, and spit-roasted pigs finally have an authentically Hawaiian chaser. Bottling company Koyo USA recently began packaging desalinated... Read More

QUEBEC CITYWHYOld Quebec, with its cobblestoned streets and 17th-century slate-roofed buildings, looks like a fairy-tale village, one with a French... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Saturday To: wtorkells@hotmail.com From: etorkells@yahoo.comDear Dad,A quick note from the airport—before the Xanax kicks in—to say I'm sorry you couldn... Read More

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