Hawaii

Tips and Articles in Hawaii

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 the darkness of the Big Island of Hawaii. Stepping from the stale cabin was like being taken off...
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 the brand (www.waialuasodaworks.com; from $2). The tropically flavored beverages are genuinely ...
1 Eco Go 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 and rock formations inspired Mark Twain to call it the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. For a mo...
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 setting for a romantic oceanfront picnic. Kauai Polihale Beach Fifteen miles of easy-to-reach ...
Honolulu Diamond Head Market & Grill What This informal joint in a residential neighborhood east of Waikiki is a takeout favorite. Who Kelvin Ro used to cook at the governor’s mansion; now he serves dishes that pay homage to Hawaiian plate lun...
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 ROUND OF GOLF $150 BARGAIN A bag of the Original Maui Kitch'n Cook'd Potato Chips ($....
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 Country Club. The understated club is surrounded by ranchland and tucked into the shadow of the Kona...
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 the island. Home to California escapees and an international mix of year-round beach bums, Paia ...
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 a family of four from $39,860), in Kenya, brake for big game and hot-air balloon rides. With M...
India Like the luxury house’s 2008 fashion collections, the new Hermès fragrance, Un Jardin Après la Mousson, takes its cues from the subcontinent, with a spicy-smelling blend of pepper, vetiver, coriander, and ginger. Japan Traditional incense ce...
1. ORLANDO The all-suite Caribe Royale Resort Suites & Villas (800/823-8300; www.cariberoyale.com), near Walt Disney World, has nightly rates starting at $129 for two-room units with a pair of queen-size beds, a pullout sofa, a refrigerator and m...
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 Favorite City. Round #2 of travelandleisure.com’s interactive bracket game is complete. And Cinder...
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 or by taking up the kind offers made by Internet services eager to improve the quality of my...
See our slideshow of Perfect Hotels for the Presidential Candidates. Who would have guessed that this year’s U.S. presidential election would so prominently feature Hilton hotels and the Hilton family’s famous partier, Paris?In late July, Senator...
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 felt myself begin to relax, two naked men opened the glass door and stood staring at me, seeming...