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COURTESY OAHU RESOURCE CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
                                Some stops on this year’s North Shore Specials tour include Sweet Land Farm, an 86-acre dairy in Waialua which offers cheese and other products made from milk produced by the farm’s goat herd.

Tours forge links between farms and consumers

COURTESY OAHU RESOURCE CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
                                Some stops on this year’s North Shore Specials tour include Sweet Land Farm, an 86-acre dairy in Waialua which offers cheese and other products made from milk produced by the farm’s goat herd.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 7:48 pm
Dairies, cornfields and orchards surround Hagerstown, Md., which sits in a valley of the Appalachian Mountains. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The April 9 United Airlines incident, left, started an international conversation about airline passenger rights and volunteer bumping, which if done right, could yield a bounty in travel perks.

Volunteering to get off a flight doesn’t have to be a drag

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The April 9 United Airlines incident, left, started an international conversation about airline passenger rights and volunteer bumping, which if done right, could yield a bounty in travel perks.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 10:20 pm
Amid the turmoil over the involuntary removal of a United passenger, many are wondering why nobody on that flight was willing to take the compensation offered and voluntarily give up their seats. Read More
COURTESY HARRY NAKAMOTO
                                Helene Nakamoto, left, of Manoa and Allen Teshima of Waialae took a break at Honolulu Coffee in a shopping mall in Odaiba, Tokyo, on April 8. The travelers posed while Nakamoto’s husband, Harry, snapped the photo.

Refreshing memories of home

COURTESY HARRY NAKAMOTO
                                Helene Nakamoto, left, of Manoa and Allen Teshima of Waialae took a break at Honolulu Coffee in a shopping mall in Odaiba, Tokyo, on April 8. The travelers posed while Nakamoto’s husband, Harry, snapped the photo.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 10:22 pm
Helene Nakamoto, left, of Manoa and Allen Teshima of Waialae took a break at Honolulu Coffee in a shopping mall in Odaiba, Tokyo. Read More
DISNEY / AP
                                A new land is opening May 27 at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Called Pandora — The World of Avatar, it is inspired by the lush world of Pandora depicted in the movie “Avatar.”

Disney parks offer bold new attractions

DISNEY / AP
                                A new land is opening May 27 at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Called Pandora — The World of Avatar, it is inspired by the lush world of Pandora depicted in the movie “Avatar.”
Disney theme parks have a big summer ahead of them with major new attractions opening May 27 based on two movies. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER FILE
                                Grand Wailea Resort.

Resort fun for everyone

STAR-ADVERTISER FILE
                                Grand Wailea Resort.
Finding a resort where both grown-ups and kids feel welcome can be tricky. Here are a few that fit the bill. Read More
 
SUMMERWOOD / TNS
                                The Grand Room at the SummerWood Winery & Inn, located along Highway 101, has a cozy, refined decor and bright, airy feel from dramatic skylights.

Rest easy along the California coast

SUMMERWOOD / TNS
                                The Grand Room at the SummerWood Winery & Inn, located along Highway 101, has a cozy, refined decor and bright, airy feel from dramatic skylights.
The stretch of Highway 101 from San Francisco to Santa Barbara, Calif., offers a vast array of lodging options, from chain motels to boutique inns. Read More
 
TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
                                Peter Lenk’s statue of the courtesan Imperia, a symbol of 15th-century debauchery, presides over Constance, Germany.

Biking Bodensee entails blood, sweat and nudity

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
                                Peter Lenk’s statue of the courtesan Imperia, a symbol of 15th-century debauchery, presides over Constance, Germany.
The halfway point of our five-day, three-country trip on two wheels around Lake Constance — known as the Bodensee in German — had been long, hot and a little bloody, as I’d taken a tumble off my bike. Read More
COURTESY THE WESTIN PRINCEVILLE OCEAN RESORT VILLAS
                                Stacy Sproat-Beck explains the parts of the kalo (taro) plant.

Waipa nurtures stewardship and love of the land

COURTESY THE WESTIN PRINCEVILLE OCEAN RESORT VILLAS
                                Stacy Sproat-Beck explains the parts of the kalo (taro) plant.

Updated on  April 17, 2017 at 4:54 pm
Waipa’s story is about courage, vision, perseverance and a strong commitment to malama aina (care for the land). Read More
COURTESY FRESHOFFTHEGRID.COM
                                Fresh Off The Grid combines one couple’s love of cooking and their life outdoors and on the road. Discover recipes, campfire cooking gear, how-to guides and captivating photos of Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, New York, Oregon, Utah and West Virginia.

Cooking resource for outdoor enthusiasts

COURTESY FRESHOFFTHEGRID.COM
                                Fresh Off The Grid combines one couple’s love of cooking and their life outdoors and on the road. Discover recipes, campfire cooking gear, how-to guides and captivating photos of Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, New York, Oregon, Utah and West Virginia.

Updated on  April 15, 2017 at 9:11 pm
If there was a “Top Chef” challenge in the outdoors, this duo would dominate. Read More
COURTESY PIXABAY
                                April is National Poetry Month.

Celebrate National Poetry Month

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                April is National Poetry Month.

Updated on  April 15, 2017 at 9:08 pm
In April, join the world’s largest literary celebration, National Poetry Month, in honoring the wonder of words. Here are five ideas to consider: Read More
COURTESY KAREN BOW
                                Laurie Ibaraki of Honolulu braved the snow to find a sign of Hawaii in chilly Fairbanks, Alaska, last month. She and her sister, Karen Bow of Kaneohe, who took this picture, spotted Aloha B.B.Q. Grill while visiting Alaska to see the aurora borealis and the start of the Iditarod sled race.

Cool reminder of home

COURTESY KAREN BOW
                                Laurie Ibaraki of Honolulu braved the snow to find a sign of Hawaii in chilly Fairbanks, Alaska, last month. She and her sister, Karen Bow of Kaneohe, who took this picture, spotted Aloha B.B.Q. Grill while visiting Alaska to see the aurora borealis and the start of the Iditarod sled race.

Updated on  April 15, 2017 at 9:13 pm
Laurie Ibaraki of Honolulu braved the snow to find a sign of Hawaii in chilly Fairbanks, Alaska, last month. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                A mural honoring the late Prince adorns a building in the Uptown area of Minneapolis.

Prince pilgrimage in Minnesota

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                A mural honoring the late Prince adorns a building in the Uptown area of Minneapolis.

Updated on  April 15, 2017 at 9:20 pm
Prince’s hometown of Minneapolis offers many places where fans can pay homage on the anniversary of his death, from his favorite record store to the humble house used in his Oscar-winning “Purple Rain” film. Read More
COURTESY MOB MUSEUM
                                The Mob Museum attracted more than 350,000 visitors last year, bringing the total to 1.3 million to date.

Mob Museum expands turf, adds distillery

COURTESY MOB MUSEUM
                                The Mob Museum attracted more than 350,000 visitors last year, bringing the total to 1.3 million to date.

Updated on  April 15, 2017 at 9:04 pm
Downtown’s Mob Museum has announced plans for a $6.5 million expansion that will add several new exhibits. Read More
COURTESY THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA
                                Kapa (tapa) making is among the cultural demonstrations.

Sacred site and legacy endure at Maui resort

COURTESY THE RITZ-CARLTON, KAPALUA
                                Kapa (tapa) making is among the cultural demonstrations.

Updated on  April 8, 2017 at 9:10 pm
Whenever Clifford Naeole visits the Honokahua Preservation Site on the grounds of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, he is filled with gratitude. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS 
                                A visitor leaves the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Mo.

Red blossoms, death machines tell the story at World War I Museum

ASSOCIATED PRESS 
                                A visitor leaves the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Mo.

Updated on  April 9, 2017 at 3:32 pm
The museum, which is housed under a tower that rises 217 feet into the Kansas City skyline and is topped by a giant flame, was the site of a remembrance Thursday to mark the 100th anniversary of the United States entering the war. Read More

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