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Hawaii's Backyard

COURTESY LENNY KAHOLO
                                Colin Hazama, executive chef of The Royal Hawaiian, displays an onaga (long-tail pink snapper).

‘Fanta-Sea’ event connects diners to farms, producers

COURTESY LENNY KAHOLO
                                Colin Hazama, executive chef of The Royal Hawaiian, displays an onaga (long-tail pink snapper).
Show Colin Hazama photos of local fish and he’ll be able to rattle off the species, their behavioral and physical characteristics, where they’re likely to be found and the best ways to cook them. Read More

Signs of Hawaiian Life

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Updated on  February 7, 2016 at 2:38 am

Signs of Hawaiian Life: New Zealand

COURTESY HEIDI HONG

Updated on  February 7, 2016 at 2:38 am
Heidi Hong of Honolulu had stopped to look at fur seals sleeping on a rocky coast in New Zealand last month when she spotted an RV emblazoned with a sign of Hawaiian life. Read More

Briefs

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                                Deborah White sat on the steps of a Snowcoach while searching through her backpack Jan. 14, during her first Snowcoach tour of Yellowstone National Park. Randy Roberson, a former auto mechanic who now owns Yellowstone Vacations in West Yellowstone, believes his testing of fat-tired Snowcoaches could be the new wave of winter travel.

Exhibit features Japanese architect

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                                Deborah White sat on the steps of a Snowcoach while searching through her backpack Jan. 14, during her first Snowcoach tour of Yellowstone National Park. Randy Roberson, a former auto mechanic who now owns Yellowstone Vacations in West Yellowstone, believes his testing of fat-tired Snowcoaches could be the new wave of winter travel.
A monthlong exhibition at the Center for Architecture in Portland, Ore., looks at the work of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Read More

Globe Trotting

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                                Motuba, a Western lowland gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo, opened a present the staff put out for him to celebrate his 31st birthday Thursday. His actual birthday was Jan. 23, but the celebration was postponed due to the blizzard.

Updated on  January 31, 2016 at 1:40 am

Bourbon draws tourists

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                                Motuba, a Western lowland gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo, opened a present the staff put out for him to celebrate his 31st birthday Thursday. His actual birthday was Jan. 23, but the celebration was postponed due to the blizzard.

Updated on  January 31, 2016 at 1:40 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. >> Bourbon tourism is on a record-setting pace in Kentucky as more people visit the state’s distilleries. Read More

Las Vegas Advisor

$1.2B stadium is proposed at UNLV to draw NFL team

With the new T-Mobile Arena only a few months away from opening, another, much bigger sports venue may be in the works. Read More

Airfare Rates

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Updated on  February 7, 2016 at 2:32 am

Airfare Rates

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Updated on  February 7, 2016 at 2:32 am

Hawaii Highlights

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COMCrew member Darrin Whittaker secures the shark cage to the side of the vessel Kainani during a shark viewing expedition with Hawaii Shark Encounters on July 16 off Haleiwa.

Updated on  January 30, 2016 at 5:39 pm

Go beneath the surface with Hawaii Shark Encounters

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COMCrew member Darrin Whittaker secures the shark cage to the side of the vessel Kainani during a shark viewing expedition with Hawaii Shark Encounters on July 16 off Haleiwa.

Updated on  January 30, 2016 at 5:39 pm
As the vessel Kainani throttled into neutral, 3 miles off Haleiwa, torpedo-shaped shadows began to emerge from the cobalt blue abyss. Read More