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COURTESY TEXTURE
                                Texture is an all-access pass to more than 200 magazines.

Texture packs along a lot of magazines

COURTESY TEXTURE
                                Texture is an all-access pass to more than 200 magazines.

Updated on  March 18, 2017 at 1:02 am
Do you love reading magazines while you travel? Here’s a way to keep the cost — and the clutter — to a minimum. Read More
COURTESY GERRY MOONEY 
                                A display of items for the live auction at a past Ho‘omau event. Unique live-auction items have included a 2,000-pound cow.

Event celebrates schools’ perpetuation of language

COURTESY GERRY MOONEY 
                                A display of items for the live auction at a past Ho‘omau event. Unique live-auction items have included a 2,000-pound cow.

Updated on  March 18, 2017 at 1:12 am
If a group of Hawaiian educators hadn’t met in 1982 to develop the immersion concept of Punana Leo , Kili Na-mau‘u is certain the Hawaiian language would have been lost. Read More
A group of Hawaii visitors to New Zealand spotted the Aloha Seaview Resort Motel sign in the waterfront town of Paihia in the Bay of Islands, North Island, last month on Valentine’s Day. David Mougin, seated in front, said the couples found many similarities between the Maori and Hawaiian cultures and languages. In back are Colleen Vanrisseghem, left, and Rich Stone of Waikiki; in front with David Mougin is Jojee Mougin, left, of Aiea. A Canadian tourist snapped their photo.

Right at home in North Island

A group of Hawaii visitors to New Zealand spotted the Aloha Seaview Resort Motel sign in the waterfront town of Paihia in the Bay of Islands, North Island, last month on Valentine’s Day. David Mougin, seated in front, said the couples found many similarities between the Maori and Hawaiian cultures and languages. In back are Colleen Vanrisseghem, left, and Rich Stone of Waikiki; in front with David Mougin is Jojee Mougin, left, of Aiea. A Canadian tourist snapped their photo.

Updated on  March 18, 2017 at 1:08 am
A group of Hawaii visitors to New Zealand spotted the Aloha Seaview Resort Motel sign in the waterfront town of Paihia in the Bay of Islands, North Island. Read More
COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Make sure to wash your hands to avoid getting sick on your trip.

Stay healthy while traveling

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Make sure to wash your hands to avoid getting sick on your trip.

Updated on  March 18, 2017 at 1:05 am
You’ve waited a long time for your trip, so the last thing you want is to get sick. Unfortunately, it can happen. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The Grove in Tallahassee, Fla., was built in about 1830 by one of Florida’s early territorial governors using slave labor and was later home to Gov. LeRoy Collins in the civil rights era.

Historic mansion opens to public after $6M revival

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The Grove in Tallahassee, Fla., was built in about 1830 by one of Florida’s early territorial governors using slave labor and was later home to Gov. LeRoy Collins in the civil rights era.

Updated on  March 18, 2017 at 12:59 am
Calling it a reflection of the “larger American experience,” a home that has been witness to slavery, the Civil War and the civil rights era has been opened to the public in Tallahassee. Read More
 
COURTESY DISNEY
                                While everyone and everything has its price, sometimes you also need luck or a fairy godmother to help you prioritize at Walt Disney World.

Find time for Disney park attractions

COURTESY DISNEY
                                While everyone and everything has its price, sometimes you also need luck or a fairy godmother to help you prioritize at Walt Disney World.

Updated on  March 11, 2017 at 7:34 pm
It may be possible to do everything at Walt Disney World, but who has the time? You must prioritize. Read More
TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
                                Sunset at the end of the Canyon Overlook Trail. It’s a favorite spot for photographers and a must for first-time visitors to Zion. Trailhead to the left just after the east tunnel entrance on Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

There’s room to roam in the winter at Zion

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
                                Sunset at the end of the Canyon Overlook Trail. It’s a favorite spot for photographers and a must for first-time visitors to Zion. Trailhead to the left just after the east tunnel entrance on Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

Updated on  March 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm
“This is a great time to come.” One hears that a lot from the locals when visiting Zion National Park in winter. Fewer people, easy parking, available hotel rooms, much less crowded trails, beautiful snow-covered vistas, no oppressive heat. What’s not to like? Read More
 
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Church Creek, Md., is about 90 miles from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

New Maryland facility celebrates Harriet Tubman

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Church Creek, Md., is about 90 miles from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
A new visitor center honoring Harriet Tubman opened this weekend in Maryland, where Tubman was born a slave and later became a leading figure on the Underground Railroad. Read More
COURTESY VOLCANO ART CENTER
                                Thursday Night at the Center programs are held at the Volcano Art Center’s campus in Volcano Village.

Plovers take spotlight in book and at talk

COURTESY VOLCANO ART CENTER
                                Thursday Night at the Center programs are held at the Volcano Art Center’s campus in Volcano Village.

Updated on  March 11, 2017 at 7:32 pm
Kolea is the Hawaiian name for Pacific golden plovers like Julie, who come to the balmy islands in August and head back to Alaska the last week of April to mate and raise their chicks. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The board overseeing the proposed Las Vegas NFL stadium was set to meet Thursday for the first time since the Oakland Raiders told the league that they have found a new partner to finance the facility. The meeting of the stadium authority board comes the same week the team presented to the NFL the new proposal with financing backed by Bank of America.

Bank loans $650 million to construct Strip stadium

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                The board overseeing the proposed Las Vegas NFL stadium was set to meet Thursday for the first time since the Oakland Raiders told the league that they have found a new partner to finance the facility. The meeting of the stadium authority board comes the same week the team presented to the NFL the new proposal with financing backed by Bank of America.
Bank of America has stepped in as the funding source for the proposed Strip stadium, pledging to provide the $650 million that was originally expected to come from LV Sands. Read More
COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Enjoying meals that emphasize local ingredients means fewer fossil fuels are involved because they didn’t travel far to reach your plate, according to Costas Christ, director of sustainability for luxury travel network Virtuoso.

How to have a green vacation

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Enjoying meals that emphasize local ingredients means fewer fossil fuels are involved because they didn’t travel far to reach your plate, according to Costas Christ, director of sustainability for luxury travel network Virtuoso.
With the United Nations designating 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, there has never been a better time to be more environmentally conscious when traveling. Read More
COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Planning your activities ahead of the trip through your travel agent can minimize unexpected in-destination expenses, says Mark Noennig, executive vice president at the Mark Travel Corp.

Ways to cut back expenses for your next trip

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Planning your activities ahead of the trip through your travel agent can minimize unexpected in-destination expenses, says Mark Noennig, executive vice president at the Mark Travel Corp.

Updated on  March 4, 2017 at 6:55 pm
Traveling costs money, but there are ways that you can cut back on your expenses and leave more cash for your next trip. Read More
COURTESY PIXABAY
                                The Earth Awaits website helps you get a picture of how much money it takes to live abroad. You can see a gallery of destinations, save favorites, view ratings and check a general cost breakdown.

Budgeting tips for living abroad

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                The Earth Awaits website helps you get a picture of how much money it takes to live abroad. You can see a gallery of destinations, save favorites, view ratings and check a general cost breakdown.

Updated on  March 4, 2017 at 6:53 pm
Dreaming about living in another country is easy, but creating a budget to make it happen is hard. Here’s help. Read More
COURTESY HIKE MAUI
                                The five-hour East Maui Waterfalls & Rainforest Hike goes through 40 acres of spectacular, privately owned wilderness in Hoolawa Valley.

Hike Maui trek provides splendid rainforest views

COURTESY HIKE MAUI
                                The five-hour East Maui Waterfalls & Rainforest Hike goes through 40 acres of spectacular, privately owned wilderness in Hoolawa Valley.

Updated on  March 4, 2017 at 6:56 pm
The five-hour East Maui Waterfalls & Rainforest Hike goes through 40 acres of spectacular, privately owned wilderness in Hoolawa Valley. Read More
COURTESY CAESARS PALACE
                                Caesars Entertainment is one of the hotels that have announced resort-fee increases that will take effect this month. Caesars casinos (Caesars Palace, Paris, Rio) raised fees by $1 to $3 at all of its hotels. The new rates, including tax, range from $34.01 to $39.68 per night.

Casinos raise resort fees along Strip

COURTESY CAESARS PALACE
                                Caesars Entertainment is one of the hotels that have announced resort-fee increases that will take effect this month. Caesars casinos (Caesars Palace, Paris, Rio) raised fees by $1 to $3 at all of its hotels. The new rates, including tax, range from $34.01 to $39.68 per night.
Both Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International have announced resort-fee increases that will take effect this month. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                People are packed in tightly as they take in the sights of the historic Bur Dubai and Deira districts along Dubai Creek in a motorized “abra.”

Dubai a good place for a long layover

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                People are packed in tightly as they take in the sights of the historic Bur Dubai and Deira districts along Dubai Creek in a motorized “abra.”
If you can arrange it, Dubai is a great place for long layovers between long-haul flights. Read More
TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
                                On a clear day in Portland, Mount Hood’s snow-covered peak is visible in the distance.

Best to go native when visiting Oregon

TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
                                On a clear day in Portland, Mount Hood’s snow-covered peak is visible in the distance.

Updated on  March 4, 2017 at 7:01 pm
Here’s the thing about this laid-back seaport city nestled in the shadow of Oregon’s majestic Mount Hood. To really enjoy it, it’s best to go native. Read More

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