Hawaii


Kauai, Hawaii, poke bowl
Poke bowl/Anne Roderique-Jones

One didn’t always jet set to the Hawaiian islands for the incredible cuisine. A lot of the food was often imported–and therefore expensive. But this is changing, and there are fantastic dining options, especially on Kauai, known as the Garden Island. The food is fresh, often healthy, but can... Read More

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Now may be the very best time to book a cruise. October is “Plan a Cruise Month” — and along with it come some great deals and added perks. Here are the nine best deals offered by cruise lines this month: Norwegian Cruise Line The discount: The line’s signature Free at... Read More

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Waikiki, Hawaii, The Modern Honolulu
The Modern Honolulu

It’s no secret that there are lots of resorts to choose from on Oahu, Hawaii’s most-touristed island. But there’s a new wave of hotels that feels fresher, smarter, and more modern than ever. This new batch of boutique hotels puts art, design, and style in the forefront. The city’s... Read More

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Flight over Paris/iStock

Though we’re squarely in the dog days of summer, it’s the ideal time to start thinking about your next trip — in particular, how to save on it. While airfares tend to rise during the summer months in the U.S. — largely to account for an uptick in leisure... Read More

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Key West/iStock

Ready to book your summer beach getaway? We’ve assembled all of our best tips and advice for finding the most beautiful, least touristy, and affordable spots across America. From the green cliffs of Kauai to the boardwalk in arty, resurgent Asbury Park, here’s how to make the most of... Read More

Kauai Shores in Hawaii
Kauai Shores, an Aqua Hotel

Kauai may be known for its adventurous vibe, outdoor scenery, rural landscape, and gushing waterfalls, but it doesn’t slack off when the day is done. From service-oriented luxury resorts to kicked-back cottages, the island has a variety of options that offer different experiences for different types of travelers. Here... Read More

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Kauai is nicknamed the Garden Island for its lush, fertile land; but you might be surprised to learn that at least ninety percent of the food consumed here — and in the state of Hawaii — is imported. The reason: As the plantation era came to a close in the mid-twentieth century, land that had been devoted to large-scale... Read More

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Na Pali Coast Kauai/flickr/n4rwhals

Between the tropical rainforest and scenic hiking trails, the hidden beaches and dramatic coastline, Kauai’s landscape offers endless opportunities for adventure. Here are our top ten picks to experience the best of Hawaii’s Garden Island. 1. Sunbathe at Polihale State Park While most folks flock to Kauai’s North Shore for the beach, Polihale State Park on the west side... Read More

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Pearl Harbor/flickr/Laurens Doesborgh

On December 7, 1941 — about eighteen years before Hawaii became a U.S. state — the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the United States military stationed at Pearl Harbor. It began at 7:55 a.m. and took only one hour and fifteen minutes. Nearly half of the 2,403 causalities occurred when... Read More

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Sunset on the Big Island of Hawaii
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The island of Hawaii (nicknamed the Big Island) has so much to offer visitors with its diverse geographies and landscapes. From stand-up paddle boarding to fluming (more on that later!), here are our top 10 activities that are a must-see on the Big Island. 1. Lava Hike The island of Hawaii is volcanic... Read More

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The Pig and the Lady/Facebook/@rick_poon

If Hawaii has one perceived flaw, it’s the price tag. Visitors often marvel at the high cost of living in the main tourism district of Waikiki, telling jokes about a $6 gallon of milk or a $15 margarita. But sitting in the shadows of the fancy hotels and high-end... Read More

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Guestroom at The Belamar in California
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The beach is a huge draw for a late-summer vacation or a quiet retreat after school’s back in session. Fortunately, deals are in abundance for August and September escapes, given that the summer rush is over. From Hawaii to Tobago — and many spots in between — here are six places... Read More

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Flickr/Andrew K. Smith

The National Park Service isn’t alone in celebrating a centennial in 2016 — three national parks turn 100 this year, too. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Haleakala National Park, and Bandelier National Monument all gained protected status in the months leading up to the creation of the park service on... Read More

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A view of the stars from Elqui Domos in Pisco Elqui, Chile
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There’s nothing quite like looking up and setting your sights on the stars. The weeks ahead and spring are prime viewing times, too, thanks to celestial events like a super-bright full moon on February 22; close encounters with planets (Jupiter on March 8 and Mercury on April 18); and... Read More

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Holualoa Inn, Hawaii Island
Holualoa Inn

Everyone usually ends up on Hawaii Island at least once in their lifetime, whether for the beaches or the water or the volcanoes. And chances are, big resorts are what first come to mind when it’s time to look for lodging — but this list might just change that.... Read More