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                                The village of Viviers by night from atop the town walls with St. Vincent’s bell tower in the background.

Cruising the Rhone River

Cruising the Rhone River

Hawaii's Backyard

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                                Kukui‘ula Makai Pools, above.

Activities and amenities set a gentle tone for Kukui‘ula

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                                Kukui‘ula Makai Pools, above.
Kukui‘ula combines a comfortable home-away-from-home vacation experience with the sophistication and style of a world-class resort. Read More

Signs of Hawaiian Life

FRANCIS WONG / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Joy Graham of Kapahulu found the Aloha Coiffure hair salon in Biarritz, France. The shop’s owner has never been to Hawaii, but told Graham’s traveling companion, Francis Wong of Kahala, he “dreams” of the islands. The tikis displayed in the window help provide the desired atmosphere.
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Making his dreams come true

FRANCIS WONG / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Joy Graham of Kapahulu found the Aloha Coiffure hair salon in Biarritz, France. The shop’s owner has never been to Hawaii, but told Graham’s traveling companion, Francis Wong of Kahala, he “dreams” of the islands. The tikis displayed in the window help provide the desired atmosphere.
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                                Email Signs of Hawaiian Life photos to mpoole@staradvertiser.com or mail to Signs of Hawaiian Life, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813. Include the full names of those in the photo, where they live in Hawaii, when and where the picture was taken and the name of the photographer. We apologize but mailed photos cannot be returned.
Joy Graham of Kapahulu found the Aloha Coiffure hair salon in Biarritz, France. Read More

Briefs

What’s in your suitcase?

More travelers may be asking this question in the near future if this newest wrinkle in the sharing economy catches on. Read More

Globe Trotting

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                                People look down on the city from Los Angeles’ famed Griffith Observatory.

Movie’s settings make for a fun L.A. trip

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                                People look down on the city from Los Angeles’ famed Griffith Observatory.
Whether you’re swooning over Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling or marveling over just how great Los Angeles looks on the silver screen, there’s little doubt that the movie “La La Land” has put L.A. in the romantic spotlight. Read More

Las Vegas Advisor

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                                Las Vegas set a record for annual visitation despite no major casino openings in 2016. The New York-New York Hotel & Casino, left, is seen from the Monte Carlo parking garage west of the Strip.

Las Vegas enjoyed 1.4% more visitors during 2016

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                                Las Vegas set a record for annual visitation despite no major casino openings in 2016. The New York-New York Hotel & Casino, left, is seen from the Monte Carlo parking garage west of the Strip.
The counting isn’t complete, but Las Vegas set another record for annual visitation in 2016. Roughly 42.9 million visitors came to town last year, up 1.4% from 2015’s 42.3 million. Read More

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.

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