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Once the kitsch capital of the Pacific, Honolulu has grown into an urban paradise with a singular style-- a mélange of East, West, and Polynesia that is loosely defined as "local." But local need not be provincial. The city's restaurants are on th...
Andaz Parent: Hyatt Back Story: Hyatt threw out the reception desk when it invented Andaz in 2007, so guests can feel like the hotel is their private pied-à-terre. Where You’ll Find Them: Hollywood, New York, and London, among other cities. Resor...
Day 1 Morning Hike: Honolulu is a city of early risers, so join predawn joggers and bikers on the two-mile coastal path that skirts Diamond Head Crater, where you’ll pass sleepy-eyed surfers scoping out the water conditions below. For Oahu’s best...
Top 10 Hotels: Overall 1. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia 100.002. Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, Cedar Mountains, South Africa 99.173. The Goring, London 98.684. Giraffe Manor, Nairobi, Kenya 98.614. Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserv...
Life’s a beach for Mariam Ahmadi, 19, a Los Angeles resident of Venice Beach, who enjoys nothing more than easy access to the ocean. "I love living here! I’m a surfer. I can wake up, go surfing, work, and then surf again. It’s heaven." Hers is th...
“You have to keep moving or it dies,” explains Ian Schrager, the infamously obsessive hotelier who, with late business partner Steve Rubell, invented the boutique hotel in 1984 with Morgans, on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. It was then a completely...
The stereotype of the surly Parisian maître d’ may be losing currency nowadays, but for the determined efforts of one man: Philippe Pinoteau, owner of Le Baratin, a bar à vin/bistro in the 20th Arrondissement. A skilled sommelier and manager, Pin...
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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 fashion fanatic Victoria “Posh” Beckham is often spotted leaving extravagantly high-end shops or...
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kohala Coast, Big Island When I was growing up in Los Angeles, my parents would regularly decamp, sans kids, to the Mauna Kea. It was the first place they’d saved pennies to stay at as newlyweds, and it hosted them for anni...
The koa wood and bronze columns of Hawaiian Hall, centerpiece of the Bishop Museum, has been restored to dazzling splendor by Ralph Appelbaum Associates (known for the Holocaust Museum and the Newseum in Washington, D.C.). The three-story space ...
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 clinging to a rope, adventurers step, jump, or fall off the platform and let gravity take over, dr...
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’s cities?The sad truth is that green travel in the U.S. pales when compared to Europe, so more...
They call it Dudamania: Gustavo Dudamel, the 27-year-old Venezuelan conductor, shaggy-headed and exuberant, is leading performances that lift not only the audience but his musicians from their seats (go to YouTube to see “Mambo” with his Simón Bol...
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 goes there. Although not one of the largest cities in the United States, Honolulu is beset with...