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Opa! Festival provides a heady dose of Greek culture

The Greek Festival started as a fundraiser for Honolulu’s first Greek Orthodox church. Thirty-seven years later, the event is one of Hawaii’s largest ethnic celebrations. Read More

Finding comfort and surprises in Spain

As the July sun and 95-degree temperatures bore down on Seville, I had wondered where all the nontourists were. That evening, I found my answer in Triana, a working-class barrio, drinking tinto de verano (red wine mixed with lemon soda) amid a sea of revelers. I left at 2 a.m. and in famous, admirable Spanish fashion, most of the crowd had just started their nights. Traveling the world for the past seven months, I’ve often been aware of my outsider status. But in Spain, where I also visited the northern wine region of Ribera del Duero, I just felt like myself. Read More

New Las Vegas welcome sign expected to become an iconic photo op

A new welcome sign, featuring two 26-foot-tall showgirls and the words “City of Las Vegas,” was dedicated last week at its location at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Main Street, just north of the Stratosphere. Read More

A farm on Maui enlightens visitors about the tropical palm’s seed

The coconut palm might be a Hawaiian icon, but, in truth, we kamaaina take it for granted. After all, it’s so common, so familiar, so … well … ordinary. Read More

Go around the world in these 5 Chicago neighborhoods

Travel around the world as you visit these five Windy City neighborhoods. Read More

5 places where you can learn about Native American culture

Here are five places where your family will learn about Native American and First Nation ancient traditions and modern adaptations. Read More
 

How to plan your next trip around a ‘walk-cation’

Here are a few tips for planning your next walk-cation. Read More

Signs of Hawaiian Life, August 12

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

See the vanishing glaciers and carry bear spray in Montana

Glacier Park’s glaciers are melting so fast, the National Park Service predicts they’ll be gone in 12 years. Read More
 

Frequent-flier seats growing easier to book

Airlines are making it easier for frequent flyers to redeem their travel rewards, as major carriers work harder to keep their most loyal customers happy, according to a seat-availability survey released last week. Read More

Signs of Hawaiian Life, August 5

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

Maui Calls promises a memorable evening in celebration of hula

When Maui Calls, 800 people answer. That’s the number of attendees at this annual gala, which has raised more than $3.5 million to support the nonprofit Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Read More

Voyage to the Society Islands of French Polynesia

Time flies when you’re having fun on a voyage to the Society Islands of French Polynesia. Read More

Five ideas for experiencing a Babymoon

Expecting a bundle of joy? Then take time now to enjoy being a twosome. Here are five ideas for experiencing a Babymoon. Read More

Monument-filled, tourist-empty Extremadura is a Spanish gem

Caceres is a highlight of Extremadura, a Spanish region of vast sun-parched landscapes and untouched historical jewels exactly halfway between the ever-more­-­crowded capitals of Madrid and Lisbon, Portugal. Read More

Ancient churches and origins of wine in Republic of Georgia

Want to learn about the origins of winemaking? You’ll have to go about 2,000 miles east of Bordeaux, France, to the Republic of Georgia, in the Caucasus Mountains. Read More

Sassy Sally returning to Las Vegas

While details about the new downtown casino that will be built on the site of the former Las Vegas Club continue to be kept mostly quiet, it’s been disclosed that the iconic Sassy Sally cowgirl marquee will be incorporated into the outside design. Read More

Do the research to find the right tour guide

For many travelers, hiring a private tour guide is a luxury. But with an informed approach, it’s an expense that’s often worth the cost. Read More

Signs of Hawaiian Life, July 29

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

5 must-see, must-shop stops in Marseille

In the Noailles district, some of France’s oldest specialty stores have been joined by a crop of independent shops, turning the neighborhood into one of the port city’s most enthralling places to explore. Read More

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