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Brit sensation Matt Goss takes on Sin City

Updated on  January 19, 2018 at 9:00 pm
The British-born singing sensation has a sleek style, and the crooner engages the audience as he gets up close and personal with them. Read More

Las Vegas hotels bet on technology to attract, dazzle guests

It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice and lime wedges, no need for the modern hassle of placing a phone call. Read More

Las Vegas visitation drops 1.7 percent in 2017

After three years of increases, preliminary figures from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority show the total number of Las Vegas visitors in 2017 declined from the previous year. Read More

Tips for car rentals

Choosing a rental car (or not) can be an important part of the family vacation planning process. Here are five ideas to consider. Read More

Is trip insurance really worth it?

I’m booking a Europe trip with my family. The tour operator is pushing me to buy a travel insurance policy. Do I really need this? Read More

Signs of Hawaiian Life, Jan. 21

Updated on  January 19, 2018 at 8:50 pm
Email “Signs of Hawaiian Life” photos to or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Read More

Phu Quoc: Vietnam’s paradise island getaway on a budget

Updated on  January 13, 2018 at 6:03 pm
Azure-hued water. Soft, white-sand beaches. Palm trees swaying in the ocean breeze. Deliciously fresh seafood. For most Westerners who’ve never been to the island of Phu Quoc, these aren’t exactly images we would typically equate with Vietnam. Read More

State Capitol shares lessons in art, culture, history and aloha

Updated on  January 15, 2018 at 7:29 pm
After nearly a decade of planning, Hawaii’s territorial and state legislatures moved from Iolani Palace, where they had convened for some 70 years, to the state Capitol building. Gov. John A. Burns wanted the structure of the Capitol to represent Hawaii’s people, history, culture and aloha. Read More

How to score a free car rental — with an interesting catch

Updated on  January 13, 2018 at 11:13 pm
Do you want a free rental car for three days? You even get a free tank of gas. But at the end of those three days you have to give up the car and find your own way home. Read More

Lucky Dragon casino closes

In what’s being called a “temporary closing for repositioning,” the Lucky Dragon resort has shut down its casino and all restaurants except the Cha Garden tea house. The hotel and gift shop also remain open. Read More

Tips on solo trips with kids

Traveling solo with kids? Here are five ways to ensure that good times are had by all. Read More

Hotels that help you say hola or bonjour (and more)

Updated on  January 13, 2018 at 6:46 pm
Travelers can immerse themselves in the dialect of their destination in fun and engaging ways. Read More

Signs of Hawaiian Life, Jan. 14

Updated on  January 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Email “Signs of Hawaiian Life” photos to or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Read More

Wish You Were Here, Jan. 14

Updated on  January 13, 2018 at 11:12 pm
Here is the winner of this month’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser Travel Photo Contest. Read More

Family travel five: Strategies for teen travelers

Traveling with teens? Plan ahead for memory-making good times. Here are five ideas to consider. Read More

6 ways to see Europe with kids for less

Updated on  January 6, 2018 at 7:01 pm
If you’re aiming for a family trip to Europe and want to save on the many expenses you’ll face, here are six tips that can help. Read More

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