Tips and Articles for Hawaii

Joe Schmelzer

ShoppingU.S. + Canada1. GREAT VALUE San Francisco The Four Seasons makes luxury shopping in nearby Union Square even more enticing. Their partnership... Read More

Are you familiar with the emotional cocktail that is composed of equal parts fascination and terror?That's how I feel about volcanoes. My schizophrenia... Read More

But for the distant torches flickering on what I took to be coastline, I would have thought our plane was descending into a black hole, so intense was... Read More

In the early 20th century, Waialua Soda Works helped quench the thirst of laborers in the sugarcane fields of Oahu. Now, a local couple has relaunched... Read More

1 EcoGo on a guided hike through Kokee State Park (808/335-9975; kokee.org), which borders 3,587-foot-deep Waimea Canyon, and see why its twisting dales... Read More

Big Island Pololu Beach This gorgeous strand on the rocky northern Kohala Coast may not be ideal for swimming or sunbathing, but it's the perfect... Read More

HonoluluDiamond Head Market & GrillWhat This informal joint in a residential neighborhood east of Waikiki is a takeout favorite.Who Kelvin Ro used to... Read More

DESTINATION Maui HIGH SEASON Mid-December through early April, July through August AVERAGE 5-STAR ROOM RATE $415 (high), $385 (low) AVERAGE COST OF A... Read More

High above the Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii, not far from spectacular oceanfront resorts such as Mauna Kea and Mauna Lani, sits Waimea... Read More

Vibrant and unpolished, this one-stoplight town on Maui’s breezy north shore has willfully remained in a time warp from the days when King Sugar ruled... Read More

Just in time for the winter holidays, top outfitters are debuting sure-bet trips. On Micato’s first family safari (800/642-2861; micato.com; 15 days for... Read More

IndiaLike the luxury house’s 2008 fashion collections, the new Hermès fragrance, Un Jardin Après la Mousson, takes its cues from the subcontinent, with... Read More

Virgin Gorda Rooms and cottages at Fischer’s Cove Beach Hotel & Reef Restaurant are modest, but you can’t beat the affordable rate—or the... Read More

1. ORLANDO The all-suite Caribe Royale Resort Suites & Villas (800/823-8300; www.cariberoyale.com), near Walt Disney World, has nightly rates... Read More

See the results and vote for your favorite city!And then there were six.Six cities. Six contenders. And only one can grab the title of America’s... Read More

Often when I am deskbound at the office I do what millions of others routinely do: Google my escape. I do this not by scanning for more books I won’t... Read More

See our slideshow of Perfect Hotels for the Presidential Candidates.Who would have guessed that this year’s U.S. presidential election would so... Read More

It seemed simple: beat the bitter March temperatures—and my jet lag—by visiting the Finnish sauna at the luxurious Hotel Kamp in Helsinki. Just when I... Read More

HawaiiSpaAhu Pohaku Hoomawluhia Hawi, Big Island; 808/889-6336; hawaii-island-retreat.com; treatments from $100The SceneRemote retreat on the North... Read More

When Denver aerospace engineer Doug Laczkowski and his family were planning a trip to Hawaii in 2007, he was hoping to keep costs down. Underwhelmed by... Read More

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