A Return to Paradise

Hamana Kalili was there to greet me, his right hand extended in the gentle shaka wave of welcome.

Two cool Southern California getaways

The Palm Springs Desert resorts and San Diego have long been vacation destinations for Arizonans.

Norway’s Fjords

I am frequently asked by our readers, what is on my own bucket list.

Market Mystique

I expect Seattle’s Pike Market to be colorful, crowded and caffeinated, as befits the city that birthed Starbucks, but I don’t expect flying salmon.

A look back at Alyeska—The Great Land

People just want more. The Alaska cruise continues to be the second-most popular cruise in the world, with many of its visitors repeat passengers.

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Tahiti and her islands: A romantic destination

The first thing you notice is the fragrance. The intoxicating perfume of the tiare flower tells your senses that you are in a magical place, overflowing with tropical vegetation and soothing trade winds.

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Celebrate the autumn in ‘Hidden Ireland’

What is “Hidden Ireland,” one may ask?

Beyond the gumbo

An offbeat food adventure in New Orleans

Walk in the footsteps of Dylan Thomas

Wales loves its artists. That’s easy to say with the likes of actors Richard Burton, Anthony Hopkins and Michael Sheen all hailing from the southwest coast of Wales, near Swansea. No artist, however, commands a deeper place in a Welshman’s heart than poet and writer, Dylan Thomas.

Paradise found on the north shore of Oahu

The drums pounded and so did my heart. Five Maori warriors moved in unison to the pulsating beat of the Haka war dance as their vessel glided down the tropical river.