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Summer travelers begin to embrace services of new sharing economy

Travelers are much more familiar with sharing economy services than they were two years ago, and the result is an increased willingness to utilize platforms such as Lyft, Uber and Airbnb for summer travel. Read More

Station Casinos headed for more renovations

Station Casinos has announced a second round of upgrades for Palace Station, a favorite casino of local residents located on Sahara Avenue a mile west of the Strip. Read More

Balmy weather inside and out

Updated on  August 12, 2017 at 6:19 pm
Palolo residents Drew Matsumoto and Sidney Lynch found Kona Kai while walking in southwestern London on an unseasonably warm day in late January. Read More

Become one with the river at Big Sur resort

Nestled on the banks of a meandering river, the historic Big Sur River Inn has welcomed visitors since 1934. The 20-room inn has long been famous as “the place with the chairs in the river.” Read More

Golfing vacations help families link up

Updated on  August 12, 2017 at 6:06 pm
Take to the links with your kids during National Golf Month in August. Read More

Color coded

Ariel de Alba Chu’s purple dress was a perfect complement to a brightly painted store called Aloha across from her family’s hotel during a visit in June to Leon, Nicaragua. Read More

Downtown Grand will add an 8-story tower, 495 rooms

Updated on  August 6, 2017 at 1:12 am
The Downtown Grand has been given approval to build an eight-story hotel tower on the east side of the property where the valet is currently located. The DG’s third tower will add 495 rooms, nearly doubling the resort’s current count for a total of 1,124. Read More

Rakuten Card Lounge opens in Waikiki

Rakuten, one of the biggest credit card issuers in Japan, with 90 million card holders, has opened Rakuten Card Lounge at T Galleria by DFS in Waikiki. Read More

Hilton, Marriott alter cancellation policy

Updated on  August 6, 2017 at 1:07 am
Two of the world’s biggest hotel companies are cracking down on travelers prone to last-minute cancellations. Read More

Artist Herb Kane’s former home turned into luxury B&B

Updated on  August 6, 2017 at 1:06 am
Serendipity can change lives. In April 2011 David Cox was visiting South Kona, searching for a property that he and his life partner, Michael Corbitt, could buy and call home. Read More

Gasp-worthy Gaspesie

This was going to be a story about lighthouses … until I met a peony named Elsie. And the world’s ugliest fish. And winkles in garlic butter sauce. Read More

The White Cliffs of Dover beckon

Updated on  July 29, 2017 at 7:27 pm
Much pleasure in life can be derived from the simple act of discovery: finding a good band, an exciting restaurant or a secluded park. Read More

Palace exhibit marks 20 years since Diana’s death

Updated on  July 30, 2017 at 7:05 pm
London’s Buckingham Palace has unveiled an intimate tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, marking the 20th anniversary of her death. Read More

New Jersey pro is the new World Series of Poker champ

Updated on  July 30, 2017 at 7:04 pm
Scott Blumstein, a professional poker player from New Jersey, emerged from a starting field of 7,221 to become the new World Series of Poker Main Event champion and take down a first prize of $8.15 million. Read More

Helsinki hop

Updated on  July 29, 2017 at 7:59 pm
Tom Espe of Honolulu posed outside Pupu restaurant in Helsinki during a trip to Finland in May. Read More

Converting yard for conservation a life changer

Updated on  July 29, 2017 at 7:42 pm
‘Xeriscape” was in the back of Val Yoshikane’s mind for years, but it wasn’t until 2012 that it became the focal point of a project that transformed her life and front yard. Read More