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Cranes returning to Las Vegas skyline

The presence of construction cranes in Las Vegas has always been a sign of prosperous times. Now, after several lean years, the cranes are becoming visible again. Read More

Botanist’s legacy preserved for century at Lyon Arboretum

The Harold L. Lyon Arboretum celebrates its 100th anniversary on Saturday — a momentous occasion for the 193.5-acre oasis deep in Manoa Valley that some kamaaina don’t even know exists. Read More

Puna offers much to do beyond viewing Kilauea eruption

Unfounded volcano fears are keeping many tourists away from the Big Island, so any dollars you drop along the way will be helping locally owned businesses hit hard by the disaster. Read More

Pursue a passion or explore a new hobby

Family vacations provide time to pursue a passion or explore a new hobby. Here are five ideas to consider. Read More

5 ways to go beyond sightseeing and expand awareness

Travel offers the prospect of a sensory feast. On your next trip, whether it be close to home or across the pond, encourage family members to do more than just see the sites. Read More

Idaho: Huckleberry beer, Craters of the Moon and Sun Valley

Huckleberry beer, Craters of the Moon park and Sun Valley: It was a trio of unique Idaho experiences. Read More
 

Illinois man crowned poker world champion

John Cyn, a 33-year-old professional poker player from Illinois, emerged from a starting field of 7,874 to become the new World Series of Poker Main Event champion, taking down a prize of $8.8 million. Read More

Adventurers are mesmerized as they tour the Ecuadorian Amazon and its exotic ecosystem

In our travels, we seek those places and events that change us and leave a lasting spell, and my four unforgettable days at the Siona Lodge in the mystic heart of the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve did just that. Read More

It’s a beautiful day in Pennsylvania on Mister Rogers’ trail

It’s a beautiful day in Mister Rogers’ neighborhood! But if you want to visit, you’ll have to head to Pennsylvania. Read More
 

Trolls amid the trees at Morton Arboretum

The troll dubbed Joe peers out over the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway and the suburban sprawl beyond, one hand shielding his brow as he scans the horizon, the other holding a giant spear. Read More

Going to the hotel pool? Look out for these parasites

With summer comes family vacations, but the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning travelers about risks associated with hotel pools or hot tubs. Read More

Signs of Hawaiian Life, July 22

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

Reach for the stars at Hokulani Imaginarium

Fly over Pluto, cruise through Saturn’s rings, walk on Mars. It’s all possible at Windward Community College’s Hokulani Imaginarium. Read More

Signs of Hawaiian Life, July 15

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

Colliders, sundials and wonder: When science is your destination

Arguably the world’s most famous science facility, CERN is such a popular travel destination that free tours are often snapped up within seconds of being released. Read More

‘Wedding’ follies, food and fun in Las Vegas

From the drunken priest to the pregnant bride, this music-filled experience is well worth the money for a frolicking night of fun. Read More

World Series of Poker winds down at Rio

The 49th World Series of Poker, held again this year at the Rio in Las Vegas, is entering its final days, set to conclude on Tuesday. Read More

The naked truth about Japanese bathhouses

Japan is proud of its bathing traditions. For many Westerners, though, the fact that these traditions involve being naked with strangers is awkward at best, even though men and women bathe separately. Read More

Remember that time on vacation when a bear broke into our van?

As we checked in and got directions to our mountain cabin, we were told we might encounter bears on the property. Don’t feed them, we were warned. OK, we said. Got it. Read More

Keiki dancers shine at annual hula festival

The annual Queen Lili‘uokalani hula festival is back in town. Read More

New airline seating proposal a stand-up idea

For those in the economy section of an airplane, flying is already an experience that falls somewhere between tolerable and miserable on the comfort spectrum. And that experience is not likely to get much more comfortable if Aviointeriors Group has its way. Read More

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