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Signs of Hawaiian Life, Feb. 4

Email “Signs of Hawaiian Life” photos to dkaneshiro@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Read More

Soothe your Seoul: a mix of modern amenities and cultural attractions

Whether it’s an interest in Korean culture, arts, cuisine or business that brings one to Seoul, it’s a vibrant, energy-driven city full of historical sights, museums and art galleries. Read More

Your Pyeongchang 2018 travel guide


Updated on  February 2, 2018 at 7:47 pm
The 2018 Winter Olympics will take place from Friday to Feb. 25 in Gangwon province, a resort region clustered in the Taebak Mountains northeast of Seoul, South Korea. Read More

Las Vegas Hard Rock may be sold to Virgin

Nothing is final, but it’s being reported that a deal is in the works to sell the Hard Rock to a buyer group that includes Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels. Read More
 

How to dress in layers for winter, from a Minnesota expert

Dressing right for winter is a useful thing to know, whether you’re a football fan attending a tailgate party in Super Bowl host city Minneapolis today, or just looking to enjoy outdoor activities in any other cold-weather destination. Read More

San Francisco’s Chinatown: Night scenes from Grant Avenue

Grant Avenue is a bustling street during the day, often filled with tourists in search of souvenirs or locals shopping for food. But at night the street is quiet, allowing for leisurely strolling and new discoveries. Read More

Another Wynn resort planned in Las Vegas


Updated on  January 29, 2018 at 4:54 pm
Although it was generally expected that the Wynn Las Vegas would sit and hold the land from its recent center-Strip purchase, Steve Wynn says he’s forming immediate plans to build a 2,000- to 3,000-room hotel tower on the property. Read More
 

Waimea’s cherry blossom festival welcomes the arrival of spring


Updated on  January 27, 2018 at 6:49 pm
The Japanese have perpetuated hanami (literally, “flower viewing”) for over a thousand years. Associated specifically with sakura, this tradition inspired the Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival, one of Hawaii island’s biggest annual celebrations. Read More

Getting your fill with an EAT vacation

One of the hottest trends in travel is EAT vacations. We’re not talking about tours with celebrity chefs. Rather, families are looking for trips that provide memorable Experiences, real Adventure and Transformative moments. Here are five ideas that may fit the bill. Read More

The pleasures of Patagonia


Updated on  January 29, 2018 at 5:02 pm
The city at South America’s southern tip calls with majestic glaciers, museums and more. Read More

How to make sure you travel with medication legally

Travelers often pack medications when they go abroad, but some popular prescription and over-the-counter ones Americans use for things like pain relief, better sleep, allergies and even the common cold are illegal in some countries. Read More

Signs of Hawaiian Life, Jan. 28

Email “Signs of Hawaiian Life” photos to dkaneshiro@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. 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

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