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World’s Best Trip: Big Island, Hawaii

How to take a World’s Best trip to the Big Island, Hawaii.

Letters | August 2012

Steeped in Tradition Thank you for talking tea. As a clinical and corporate psychologist, I often use the beverage as a metaphor for living. Stopping...

World's Strangest Beaches

Supersize dunes, hot mineral pools, purple sand: These beaches are as strange as they are beautiful.

True Hawaii

Searching for the Hawaii that his parents knew, Guy Trebay finds his ideal on the Big Island, where there's sea and sky for everyone and...

Hidden Hawaii

For island native Susanna Moore, the best places in the archipelago are those that have remained the same, despite the influx of tourists and the...

Ask T+L: Paris Apps, Advice for Solo Travelers, and More

Q: I’m traveling to Paris, and I need a good map of the city. Any thoughts? —Janet Tucker, Winchester, Mass. A: The City of Paris...

Scale a Volcano

Sometimes the ultimate trip is about pushing yourself to the edge. In Hawaii, Henry Alford discovers that, where there's smoke, there is indeed fire

Golfing Hawaii

Prize-winning novelist Chang-rae Lee finds higher meaning in Hawaii

Leave Winter Behind

Sunny skies and an open road are our prescription for cabin fever this season. Here are five great warm-weather drives to get your motor running.
HOTELS

Shipman House

Built in 1899 during the monarchy era, the Shipman House bed and breakfast is surrounded by five acres of bamboo, ferns, palms, and fruit trees on Reed's Island in Hilo. The white Victorian is trimmed... more ›


RESTAURANTS

Hilo Bay Café

Found in the unlikely spot of the Waiakea Center strip mall between Walmart and Office Max is Hilo Bay Cafe, which offers American Nouveau cuisine. The curved marble bar and black tables are offset by... more ›


ACTIVITIES

Hana Hou

Located in downtown Hilo, Hana Hou offers vintage and modern Hawaiian and Oceania handcrafted art and accessories. Purses, place mats, and papale lauhala (hats) of lauhala weaving can be found here as... more ›


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