Hawaii

Tips and Articles in Hawaii

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. BAD, BAD THING: The first time I came here was years ago, to shoot the "Wicked Game" video. Peo...
I'm considering a summer trip to Peru, including some trekking. How crowded is it on the Inca Trail?—D.B., Windsor, Ont. Solitude is unlikely during the May-to-September dry season. The number of hikers on the trail, an ancient 20-mile highway th...
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 premier Asian antiques gallery on Oahu. It's my first day in Hawaii, and unlike those travelers...
It’s the tropical American dream. The Bostocks—Tim (Dad), Melanie (Mom), and kids Jasmine (Jazzy), 16, Kai, 14, Leilani, 10, and Grace, 4—live on Oahu, the most culturally abuzz and action-packed of the Hawaiian islands. In a nod to their mother’s...
Q. We want to drive Highway 1 from San Francisco to San Diego. Can you recommend accommodations around Big Sur? —L.M., Chattanooga, Tenn. A. Big Sur, about a third of the way down from San Francisco, is a good spot to overnight, with its redwood ...
More than anything else, the sea defines the Hawaiian experience. But nature can be inconvenient. Sand sticks to skin, jagged reefs can shred feet, waves can pound swimmers to jelly. To create a water world that's tempting but tame, some resorts h...
This month, three exhibitions display fashion as cultural artifact. "High Style and Hoop Skirts: 1850's Fashion," at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts (465 Huntington Ave.; 617/267-9300; www.mfa.org), demonstrates how 19th-century innovations (crinolin...
When I was a teenager in the 1960's, my father had a business in Hawaii. The stuff he manufactured sold the idea of a place that did not exist to people who did not seem to know the difference or care. The products had a Hawaiian theme that was la...
To toast the New Year—and with it, dreams of an improved you—we've come up with a few suggestions, at home and on the road. —Lauren David Peden 1 LOSE WEIGHT Put down that eggnog and kick-start your fitness routine with a state-of-the-art spa ...
Great Places to Go for Family Reunions
Whether you're aiming to hole up with siblings for a low-key retreat into childhood reminiscence or to invite every cousin thrice removed to a tightly scheduled celebration of shared ancestry, organizing family reunions isn't as daunting as it so...
I was in the Kauai airport ladies' room when my adventure began. In the first 90 seconds of my overly anticipated (and partly dreaded) vacation alone in Hawaii, I heard on the loudspeaker, "Would Martha McCully please come to the security desk imm...
If the Kohala Coast, on Hawaii's Big Island, is not the best collection of seaside public golf courses in the U.S., what is?The other Hawaiian islands?Isolated great venues, no more. The Monterey Peninsula?Four (terrific, yes) public courses. The ...
Check-In Say good-bye to the front desk. At the first location of Hyatt’s new spin-off brand, Andaz Liverpool Street, in London’s East End, a host will meet you at the door and check you in with a tablet PC on the way to the room. Phones ...
Dodge dim sum. Hold the raves on risotto. Here's the lowdown on Stars and Stripes for the taste buds. Sure, you might have to drive out of the comfort zone, yell your order, or share a table with strangers. It doesn't faze you at all. You crave th...
Art Europe London “From Russia: French and Russian Master Paintings, 1870–1925, from Moscow and St. Petersburg,” at the Royal Academy of Arts (through April 18; royalacademy.org.uk). This exhibition, highlighting one international love affair b...